Dogwood Hills Tree Farm was established in the mid 1990s by Todd & Cindy Lederman. After a few years of growth, they began selling trees at local tree auctions, and realized the potential for a retail tree nursery operation serving the local community. In 1998, Todd & Cindy Lederman sold their existing excavation business of 14 years and dedicated more time to the nurture, growth, and community awareness of Dogwood Hills Tree Farm. In April of 2017, a new chapter began as Curtis Bontrager (long-time employee) & his wife Melody, purchased the business! They have carried forth the commitment to quality products & services while also bringing new ideas & energy. It’s a pleasure serving our growing community. Bring a friend and come visit us!
ISA Certified Arborist IN-3641A
Jordan started working for Dogwood Hills in 2016. He has a degree in physics and recently received his ISA certification. He spends most of his time working with customers through on site consults, sales at the farm, or answering phones. He also will take a break from office work and run his own crew as needed.
Farm Manager<br />
Delmar started working at Dogwood Hills in 2021. He works hard to keep all of our farms under control by mowing, trimming, and spraying for weeds and insects. He has quickly adapted to his role and is a vital part of our operation.
Grant started working with Dogwood Hills in 2012. Having grown up in the business, he learned all the trades and has become our best tree trimmer. Although he prefers to work on the removal side of things he is equally as talented at installing trees.
Tim started working at Dogwood Hills in 2012. He has a degree from Purdue University in Science and Forestry. A lot of his time is spent helping customers around the farm but he can also be seen leading a crew from time to time.
Crew Member/ Shop Mechanic
Daniel has been with Dogwood Hills since 2014. Like Curtis, he started out pulling weeds and has become a very important member of the team. His ability to accomplish seemingly impossible tasks has earned him the nickname “the human skid loader” He helps out on the various crews and also keeps the equipment going for us.
Ryan started working for Dogwood Hills in 2020 and quickly leared the trade. He has a degree in Environmental Science from Grace College and previously worked for the DNR. Ryan can found both leading and helping out on various crews!
Cris Flores Sr.
Cris began working for Dogwood Hills in 2016. He predominately works around the farm but will help out the planting crews as needed. He has become a very valuable member of our team. Cris also works at Alliance RV Company.
Josh started working for Dogwood Hills in 2021. He keeps everybody laughing with his light hearted personality. Josh spends most of his days helping out on the various crews.
Melody started with Dogwood Hills in 2017 when she and her husband (Curtis) purchased the business. She spends most of her time managing Interior Gardens (A sister company of Dogwood Hills) but also fills in as needed in the office.
Curtis began working for Dogwood Hills in 2004. He started out pulling weeds and moved up quickly. He was a crew leader for several years, and in 2017 he and his wife purchased the farm from his long time boss and mentors, Todd and Cindy Lederman.
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I am very pleased with the work that Jordan and his crew did for us in planting 10 mature arborvitae. The communication, scheduling, staging, and planting went perfectly. They did a great job cleaning up and leaving the yard and planting area looking great! Jordan left us with printed watering instructions so that we know just how much water the trees need to get established. I would definitely contact Dogwood Hills Tree Farm for any future tree planting we might want to do. Many thanks!!
53899 County Road 39 Middlebury, IN 46540