About Us

Franz Witte at Nampa location

51 Years In the Making

In the summer 1971, Franz Witte (yes, the man himself) started a Boise landscaping company. No nursery, no maintenance department, just a young man and his aspirations to build and install awesome landscapes. What started as a summer job turned into one of Idaho’s most successful landscape, maintenance, and garden center companies.

Why Flamingos?

In 1985, Franz Witte’s wife, Vicki, placed an order for 100 pink plastic lawn flamingos. Alas the flamingos showed up and to everyone’s surprise they arrived in pairs… 200 lawn flamingos later, Seneca Hull, President of Franz Witte decided the flamingo would make a perfect logo and that’s why we call it our mascot today!

Historical Timeline

1971
When It All Began
Photo of Franz Witte circa 1971
When It All Began

The company was founded by Franz Witte and a college friend

1978
State Street Location
State Street Location

Purchased in 1978 by Franz Witte and his friend.

1982
Retail Nursery
Retail Nursery

Retail nursery added—offering a unique selection of trees, shrubs, annuals, and perennials

1985
The Flamingos
Franz Witte State Street location in 1978
The Flamingos

The flamingos showed up and became our official mascot

1997
Incorporated
Seneca standing by trees at State Street
Incorporated

Company was incorporated as Franz Witte Landscape Contracting, Inc.

2006
McCall Location
Flamingos at dusk
McCall Location

McCall location was established

2007
President of Franz Witte
Seneca Hull, President of Franz Witte Landscape Contracting, Inc.
President of Franz Witte

 Seneca Hull became president and partner

2014
Partners
Glade Burlingame and Danny Turner
Partners

Glade Burlingame and Danny Turner became partners

2016
Partners
Joe Gruber and Dave Jedry
Partners

Joe Gruber and Dave Jedry became partners

2019
Nampa Property Purchased
Naugle Ranch 2019
Nampa Property Purchased

Nampa property was purchased and Cory Whiney became a partner (McCall)

2020
Groundbreaking
Arial shot of Nampa location in progress
Groundbreaking

New location groundbreaking and construction begins

2021
New Location Opens
New Location Opens

State Street closed and Nampa headquarters and garden center opened

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9 AM – 6 PM

Sunday
10 AM – 5 PM

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