Lake Forest, California 92609
Artistic was started in 1952 by Morton W. Herrmann in his backyard in Covina. In 1968 he merged his landscape company with Clyde Drakes grading company forming a much larger company that eventually became known as Landscape Specialists, Inc. Over the years we have operated in 7 states across the country; owned and operated a wholesale nursery (HerrmannJensen Nurseries), a construction company (Pacific States Landscaping), equipment leasing company (Viejo Leasing), a green waste operation (Pacific Mulch Products), and a landscape architecture company (Drayton). Mort invented UV protected plastic pipe and started Brownline Pipe, an irrigation pipe manufacturing company. As time wore on, and Mort neared retirement he eventually sold off or closed all of the companies except Artistic Maintenance. In 1995 he agreed to sell the company to his son Dirk and Tom, which is how it currently stands.