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Darin Chamberlin



Landscape Design, Consulting

and Project Management





Eastern Iowa


Architecture & Planning

Darin Chamberlin Has Over 30 years Experience in Landscape Design Build Experience on jobs ranging from $1000-$500,000.00

Successful Design, Sales and Implementation of over 20 Million in Commercial and Residential Landscaping Projects as well as Athletic Court Installations.

I have worked for many Professional Atheletes, Resorts and Designed/Built 5 Different ABC Television "Extreme Makeover Home Edition" Episodes, as well as a Project for the Today Show in Times Square..

I work well with my clients and build the business one client at a time and by word of mouth. I believe in Sustainable Design as the Future In Landscaping and Strive to solve Landscaping Problems while being creative and designing for my clients budget and tastes.

My goals for the future will be to excel in 3D and CAD Design as well as increase my Knowledge and experience in Rooftop and  Sustainable Landscapes as well as Natural Swimming Pools.

I firmly believe I can go "head to head" on design, creativity and problem solving and hitting a final budget with just about any Landscape Architect around.

Specialties:Natural Landscape Design, Hardscape and Softscape Installation, Favoring Large Scale and Complex Projects,Trouble Shooting, Problem Solving, Backyard , Commercial and Indoor Athletic Courts Design and Implementation


Honors & Awards


Iowa Certified Nursery Professional Since 1988

Award from Iowa Governor Terry Branstad for Volunteer and Equipment contributions made during the INLA construction of the Oklahoma City Memorial Grove

Numerous Cedar Rapids Ia and Iowa City Ia Parade of Homes Curb Appeal Winners

Several Outstanding Performance Awards Earl May Seed and Nursery LP




Dynascape Inc


Dynascape CAD Training Toronto Ontario 1996



Kirkwood Community College


AAS Degree, Horticulture

1984 – 1986




300 Hrs Continuing Education Seminars
Iowa Nursery and Landscape Association, Des Moines
Mid Am-Chicago IL
60 Hrs CAD Training


City High School 

Diploma, General Studies

1982 – 1984



JPJ Technologies


Faux Rock Tecnology Course Phoenix Arizona 2000















February 1995 – Present (18 years 10 months)Iowa City, Iowa Area

Full Service Landscape Design, Bid Services and Project Management. Residential or Commercial



Landscape Designer/Sales


Midwest Lawn and Landscape

March 2010 – September 2013 (3 years 7 months)



Landscape Designer-Sales


Earl May Seed and Nursery LLP

1992 – 1995 (3 years)

Recruited By The Cedar Rapids Manager to Transfer to his store to help increase sales from 600k annually to 1.2mil for the new retail store. There was virtually no landscaping being done from the store other than lawn border and plants or mulch. Sales goals met and a great experience again! Left this position to start my own Business...



Landscape Designer-Manager Trainee



Earl May Seed and Nursery LLP

1990 – 1992 (2 years)

Recruited by the Store Manager to become a Manager Trainee as well as supplemental income working as a commissioned Landscape Designer. The University Ave Store did over 2mil sales annually and was another huge stepping stone in my career especially in customer service and design.


Landscape Designer- Foreman


Des Moines Seed and Nursery

1988 – 1990 (2 years)

Recruited to Move to Des Moines From Iowa City by a former employee and the Manager of the Grand Ave location. I was the Landscape Designer at the Hickman Road Location in Clive. This is where I learned working with large jobs, stone, skidloaders, excavators and every kind of motorized equipment. Familiarized myself with Irrigation installation and large seasonal crews. Was a tremendous experience for me.


Retail Associate


Earl May Seed And Nursery LLP


1984 – 1988 (4 years)

Began my Career in Horticulture as entry level employee in the Iowa City Earl May Store....mostly after school and summers in High School and College, prepared my first designs at this location and simple installations as well as helping customers with their needs.





Volunteer Experience & Causes




5 Time Designer, Supervisor, Supplier

Extreme Makeover Home Edition

January 2005 – November 2012 (7 years 11 months)Disaster and Humanitarian Relief

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