of New Vistas Landscaping
New Vistas Landscaping
began as a custom design business with its first client in 1980.
The owner, Judy De Pue often refers to the business as her third
child. Her two daughters were born in 1976 and 1978, and the business
By 1982, New
Vistas began locating and selling plants to design customers and
by the fall of 1983, New Vistas began to subcontract out installation
work. With more commercial and residential work coming along by
the fall of 1984, Judy hired her own part time crew. This offered
Judy better control over the quality of the installation and the
responsiveness of the installers to her directions.
In the spring
of 1985, the first full time crew began work under New Vistas Landscaping.
1986 was the year things really started to grow and in the summer
of 1987 New Vistas moved to a site on Wilden Avenue. Now for the
first time, the Design office, the plant sales yard and the installation
crew storage were all in the same place. The late 80’s were
good years to grow a business and New Vistas’ reputation for
unique, creative designs and careful installations grew as well.
By 1990, Judy
purchased the land and buildings on Wilden and began to set up example
fences and paths to help clients see choices first hand. Trees that
came to New Vistas in a 1-2” caliper (trunk diameter 1 foot
off the ground) could now be planted in the ground and grown on.
Since 2004 the back tree lot at New Vistas contains trees that range
from 3” to 8” in caliper.
In the fall
of 1991, New Vistas exhibited their first Remodelers Showcase project
after extensive landscaping at Judy’s home including decks,
gazebo, paver patio, and water run with pond, fully planted and
illuminated with landscape lighting. This same project was also
entered in the Remodelers Showcase in the fall of 2007 as the front
of the home underwent extensive re-landscaping of the 30 year old
Over the years,
the vehicles and equipment have changed, and employees have come
and gone. Current employees on the New Vistas staff have been with
the company for an extended period of time (mostly six to ten years).
See their info under "staff".
New Vistas Landscaping
continues to participate in the Association of Professional Landscape
Designers, the Indiana Nursery and Landscape Association, the Builder’s
Association of Elkhart County, and the Goshen Chamber of Commerce.
The number of projects
in Elkhart County as well as surrounding counties has grown and
grown. New Vista’s ownership and staff have tried to maintain
the creativity and quality of work and yet change the approach as
needed for changing times. Landscape services for “do-it-yourselfer”
clients as well as full installation customers continue as well
as our unique set up for what New Vistas calls share-install. We
do the work you would rather not tackle, and you do the part you
Our mission, “Bringing
New Life to Your World”, and our motto, “Small Enough
to Get to Know You, but Big Enough to Serve Your Needs”, still