Meet The Team

Although we are proud of our projects, products, and service, nothing matches the pride we have in our staff. We are not only in the business of building landscapes, we are building relationships. For that reason, we put great emphasis on employing only the most qualified individuals to serve on our team. Every person on our staff, from President down to crew members, are committed to providing the highest quality work in order to ensure you enjoy your outdoor space for years to come.


 

 Faltz has been an active member of the Anchorage community since the 1980’s.

Awards & Accomplishments:

  • Celebration of Anchorage- 15 Year Maintenance Award
  • Celebration of Anchorage- 10 Year Maintenance Award – BP Building
  • Celebration of Anchorage- City of Flowers Mayor’s Award
  • Celebration of Anchorage- TREEmendous Mayor’s Award – BP Building
  • Best of Alaska – Landscape Architect Gold Award 2016
  • Best of Alaska – Landscape Architect Gold Award 2017
  • Better Business Bureau- Honor Roll since inception
  • Alaskans for Litter Prevention & Recycling (ALPAR) – Outstanding Supporter
  • Lawn & Landscape Magazine feature – National distribution
  • Alaska Magazine features

 


 

“Creating different landscapes comes from a desire within to be the best. Anybody can landscape; we take pride in being the best.”

James A. (Jamie) Faltz, President & Owner

In 1981 Jamie came to Alaska as a 3rd generation landscaper with a rich family history of nurserymen and landscaping professionals. His grandfather was a charter member of the Florida Nurserymen and Growers Association starting in the 1950’s and was instrumental in establishing standards for nursery plants in Florida that remain in effect today. In Alaska, Jamie worked with the best landscaping leaders of the region until he decided it was time to continue his family legacy and establish himself as the standard for the highest quality of work available. Through hard work and the desire to provide the finest landscape installations, Jamie’s work resulted in a reputation that reflected his dedication. His love for plants and a goal to offer the best plants to the people of Anchorage lead him to open a retail plant nursery. The nursery has grown into the largest nursery in Alaska open to the public and it continues to provide the best plants for everyone from home gardeners to large commercial and governmental projects.
Jamie is involved in every aspect of the nursery and landscaping divisions. His drive is solely to provide integrity and creativity that meet his high personal standards for his clients and customers. Landscaping is more than just plants, it involves looking at the big picture and making sure that all parts form a pleasing, satisfying whole that suit your particular needs. Jamie always looks at the broader perspective in order to enhance outdoor living spaces through natural stone features, like patios, and well-placed garden beds.

Hobbies & Interests: Travel, boating & Fishing

Favorite Landscape Material: Natural stone

Contact info: jfaltz@faltzland.com


 

“The same passion I have in my real estate career I have for this business and its clients.”

 

Anvy Faltz, Human Resources

Anvy came to Alaska to spend a summer and never left. She has been with Faltz ever since and utilizes her hard work ethic to help with our seasonal color installations. When she isn’t planting flowers, she handles the company’s human relations and helps with everything from office support to nursery operations. She wears many hats all the while managing a successful real estate career.
Her honesty and integrity really set Anvy apart and is only surpassed by her passion to do a project with the dedication that it deserves.

 

Hobbies & Interests: Planting pretty flowers!

Favorite Landscape Material: Annuals

Contact info: anvy@faltzland.com

 


 

“It is important to build relationships with each customer through honesty and transparency.”

 

James S. (Storm) Faltz, Supervisor & Estimator

Storm was born in Anchorage, Alaska, and raised in an industry that allowed him to grow up playing in plant nurseries, digging in the dirt, and riding on construction equipment. As the 4th-generation Faltz landscaper, he developed a love for landscaping and became passionate about providing families an environment that they can enjoy when they are in their home. His knowledge of hardscape materials and methods coupled with his skills in plant palettes and design helps customers make their dream landscapes come true.
In addition, Storm has the following accreditations:

• Certified Erosion & Sediment Control Lead (CESCL)
• OSHA General Industry training

Storm’s attention to detail and passion for the landscaping environment gives the
projects he manages a real edge that families love and expect from Faltz Landscaping.

 

Hobbies & Interests: Spending time outdoors with family

Favorite Landscape Material: Flagstone

Contact info: jsfaltz@faltzland.com


 

“Taking a landscape space and turning it into a place that is desired and craves habitation is my sole objective with every project.”

Benjamin Brown, PLA

Landscape Architect

Trying to make money in college, Ben and a friend decided to mow lawns. Through his small business, he found himself re-connecting to a wonderful time when he crawled on his hands and knees planting bulbs beside his mother, an avid gardener, and lover of all things green and fragrant. Fast forward a couple of dozen years, Ben is now a licensed landscape architect, still connecting with the brown earth he unconsciously fell in love with as a child next to his mother’s trowel and gardening gloves. For Ben, the opportunity to design landscapes with the people who actually live on and love their land is more of an honor than an occupation.

 

Along with his love for landscaping, Ben has the following accreditations, education, and accomplishments.

• Master of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning, Architecture Emphasis, Texas A&M University
• Bachelor of Science, Engineering Technology, Design Emphasis, University of Alaska Anchorage
• American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) member
• CLARB Certified Landscape Architect, licensed in the states of Alaska and Texas
• Gene Schrickel Jr. ’50 Endowed Scholarship in Landscape Architecture recipient
• Certified Erosion & Sediment Control Lead
• Best Landscape Architect- Gold Winner (2 years)- ADN Readers Vote

 

Through collective design thoughts and ideas, Ben works with each client to find the unique, personalized landscape their space is destined to be.

 

Hobbies & Interests: Nature photography, hiking & camping with family

Favorite Landscape Material: Blank canvas

Contact info: bbrown@faltzland.com

 


 

“Working with plants is more than a job to me, it’s a passion. Whether it’s my garden or yours, I want to create a beautiful and welcoming space.”

 

Kara Hastings, Executive Assistant/Nursery Supervisor

Kara was born and raised on the east coast where her parents’ ran a 40-acre tree farm with a retail garden center. Plants are in her blood! After growing up in the nursery industry, she left for college where she studied Environmental Science but after spending long hours in the lab, she decided to go back and work with plants as her career. She loves to try new varieties in her garden and is always on the lookout for the next best thing. She loves conifers and is constantly working on her collection of specimen plants!

 

Kara works daily to find the newest, hardy trees and shrubs for Alaska. She is always looking to bring in new varieties and colors to expand the selection in Anchorage.

 

Kara truly loves landscaping and wants you to be happy and confident in your selections from the nursery. Whether you are looking to branch out and try something different or stick with hardy and low-maintenance, Kara will help you pick the best plants for your needs.

 

 

Hobbies & Interests: Hiking, riding horses & all forms of Nordic skiing with her dog ‘Penny’; all things Alaskana

Favorite Landscape Material: Conifers

Contact info: karahastings@faltzland.com