What We Do

Site preparation and clearing, steel fabrication, decking, planting, irrigation, rough grading, concrete, masonry, structures and lighting. We have licensed irrigators on staff and can install or update any automated system. We work on both large scale commercial and high-end residential projects. We also provide property maintenance services for a variety of project types. Please see 'Services' for a more detailed description of what Strata can provide for your project.

Our Team

Strata Landscape maintains a highly qualified group of industry professionals with decades of experience. Our employees create the framework for successful project implementation and industry collaboration. Our in-house operation includes licensed irrigators, irrigation technicians, licensed chemical applicators, pest management professionals, masons, fabricators, planting specialists, concrete professionals, commercial drivers (licensed CDLs), and equipment operators with thousands of combined hours of experience.

Fleet and Equipment

The company owns and operates a broad array of excavators, skid steers, dozers, dump trucks, trenchers, rock saws, and compaction equipment. We have multiple welding rigs, mobile generators, impact equipment, and hundreds of power tools. We run a large fleet of late model heavy duty pickups, dump trucks, and a variety of trailers to move equipment and materials efficiently and quickly. We employ CDL drivers and have licensed equipment operators. We take pride in providing our own branded equipment on all of our projects and look forward to growing our fleet further over time.

Environmental Responsibility

Strata Landscape is committed to doing our part for the local, state, and global environment. We recycle steel and wire at our yard and we compost organic waste. 100% of any remaining waste material (wood, concrete, and construction refuse) is sorted and recycled off site by a third-party vendor. We also donate financial resources and services to local non-profits such as the Austin Parks Foundation, Hill Country Conservancy, and The Trail Foundation.


Tyler Zickert

Owner & Managing Principal - Tyler has worked in the design and construction industry for the last 20 years providing clients with a broad background in landscape architecture and construction know-how. His current responsibilities include business development, design documentation, project financing, construction management and contract negotiation. He is also a member of the City of Austin Waterfront Planning Advisory Board, Onion Creek Park District and involved with several other non-profits including Austin Parks Foundation, Downtown Austin Alliance and Hill Country Conservancy.

Fabian Gutierrez

Owner & Operations Manager - With 15 plus years of experience in landscape maintenance and complex landscape installs, Fabian brings a wealth of fundamental build knowledge to every project. His focus on detail and quality consistently exceeds expectations on even the most daunting of project challenges. Responsibilities include construction management, personnel coordination, client services and maintenance operations. He has managed several notable Texas projects including The Perot Museum of Nature and Science, The Austonian, The W Hotel Austin, and several high end residential installations.

David Solmes

Principal & Senior Estimator - With twenty years of experience in the field of landscape architecture and construction, David strives to provide a first-rate pre-construction service experience. A detail-oriented professional with a strong background in design, procurement and estimating. David is a high level industry analyst with the ability to sort through data, protecting the company's interests and ultimately ensuring a seamless installation process. Core position tenets include procurement of materials, project estimation, contract negotiation, budget management and subcontractor coordination.

Tanya Stanley

Estimating Assistant - Tanya is responsible for managing data, organizing bids, and providing ITB communication updates. As an estimating assistant, she also manages day-to-day procedures and plays an active role in quantifying takeoff information and project data. These efforts provide senior estimators the necessary tools to complete and submit final proposals and estimates. Tanya has worked in both the fields of architecture and landscape architecture which provides a strong set of fundamental skills needed to effectively coordinate a variety of pre-construction tasks.

Amber Bissell

Office Manager - Amber has worked in construction related fields for the past 10 years managing operations and work flow for a broad range of companies. She has experience in human resources, accounts payable & receivable, vendor management, purchasing, team building, inventory control and takes pride in delivering outstanding customer service. She holds multiple certifications including but not limited to UH Effective Leadership, UH Communication Strategies and UH ​Agile Project Management. Amber manages a variety of tasks for Strata such as payroll, AR/AP, project bonding submittals, pay applications and contract management.

Vanessa Romano

Office Assistant - Vanessa has worked as an office administrator for the last several years in both construction and associated industries. She assists multiple personnel at Strata in administration, construction, and design. Vanessa helps manage schedules and crews, assists our office manager with payroll, writing training manual updates and company processes. She also provide assistance with maintaining project budgets.

Mary Velasquez

Office Assistant - Mary has worked in the administrative and office support fields for the last several years. She has a strong commitment to customer service and a diligent work ethic. Mary's primary responsibilities include vendor management, financial data collection and organization, and digital archiving.

Mark Mobley

Construction Manager - Mark has worked in the landscape and pool industries for several years and brings a high level of competency to Strata. He's always eager to work with designers, fabricators and construction professionals that enjoy the details and that aren't afraid to push the boundaries of aesthetic norms. Mark has a strong background in carpentry, fabrication and landscape implementation. He also has a well-developed grasp of design methodology that will serve our clients needs well.

John Rule

Construction Manager - John joins us from Central Texas. He has worked in landscape construction and general contracting for the last 5 years. He has experience across multiple disciplines including large-scale landscape enhancements, concrete, fabrication, irrigation, and other basic utilities. He has a sense of positivity that's hard to match, is eager to tackle challenging projects, and puts customer service front and center on every job.

Mark McIlwain

Maintenance Supervisor - Mark oversees our maintenance accounts and is committed to helping our clients continually improve the appearance and functional quality of their commercial properties and private residences. Landscape maintenance provides the first impression for any project and Mark is dedicated to offering the highest level of service to ensure properties look their best. He is also responsible for managing our enhancements team, irrigation audits and maintenance related updates. Irrigation License LI0025847.

Paul Herisset

Maintenance Manager - Paul joins us from Michigan and has worked within the industry for the last decade in multiple roles. He has a strong background in landscape enhancements, maintenance, estimating, and business development. Paul will be addressing both project enhancements and the day to day management of our maintenance crews.

Jill Zimmerman

Design Manager - Jill provides Strata with a broad background in landscape design and residential installation know how. She's a critical thinker that takes the full gambit of environmental factors into considerations when designing projects. Jill has a strong set of plan design and 3D rendering capabilities to help better tell the design story on any residential or commercial project.

Terry Buenrostro

Fleet Manager - Terry provides the company with a far-ranging skill set and in addition to managing our fleet operates our Class 8 trucks along with several other CDL drivers. He's a logistics specialists in the transportation industry. His secondary responsibilities include purchasing and maintaining vehicles for deliveries, registering and licensing vehicles and finding creative ways to maximize profits.


Oscar Robles

Juan Fernando

Marcos Alverez

Rigoberto Velasquez

Rolando Gutierrez

Saul Guzman

55+ additional crew members

Fleet and Equipment List

  • (01) International 5900i (18 CY capacity)
  • (03) Ford F650s (7 CY capacity)
  • (02) Isuzu Proscape Box Trucks
  • (05) Ford F350s
  • (22) Ford F250s
  • (06) Ford F150s
  • (02) Ford Rangers
  • (01) Bobcat MT-100 mini skid steer
  • (01) Bobcat S570 - skid steer
  • (02) Bobcat S590 - skid steer
  • (01) Bobcat T590 - skid steer
  • (02) Bobcat S650 - skid steer
  • (01) Bobcat T650 - skid steer
  • (01) Bobcat T770 - skid steer
  • (01) CAT 259D - skid steer
  • (02) CAT 303e - excavator
  • (02) CAT 305e - excavator
  • (01) CAT 416F - backhoe
  • (02) Ditch Witch SK 850 - mini skid steer
  • (01) Ditch Witch RT 40 - ride on trencher
  • (01) Ditch Witch RT 45 - ride on rock saw
  • (02) 16' Continental Enclosed Trailers
  • (12) 16' PJ Equipment Trailers
  • (01) 10' Water Trailer (1,500 gallons)
  • (02) 18' PJ Dump Trailers
  • (01) 25' PJ Flatbed Trailer
  • (02) Miller BC 225 Welder & Generator
  • (03) Miller Multimatic 220 Welders
  • (01) Wacker Neuson 36" double roller
  • (01) Wacker Neuson - tamp compactor
  • (02) Wacker Neuson - plate compactor
  • (01) Vermeer BC625 - wood chipper
  • (02) Multiquip MC94SE concrete mixer
  • Laser Levels
  • Multiple Generators
  • Multiple Concrete Saws
  • Multiple Pressure Washers
  • Multiple Demolition Hammers
  • Hundreds of Assorted Power Tools