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.

Fleet and Equipment

We own and operate a wide variety of excavators, skid steers, dozers, dump trucks, trenchers, rock saws and compaction equipment. We have several welding rigs, demo hammers, generators, pressure washers and a variety of other power tools. We run a large fleet of late model heavy duty pickup trucks and a variety of trailers to move equipment and materials efficiently and quickly. We take pride in providing our own equipment for the vast majority of projects that we are on and look forward to growing our fleet further over time. See below for a detailed equipment list.

Environmental Responsibility

Strata Landscape is committed to doing our part for the local, state and global environment. We recycle at our yard and on the job site, compost organic waste and reuse onsite material as often as possible. 100% of our waste material (steel, wood, concrete and trash) is sorted and recycled off site by a third party vendor. We take care when employing the use of chemicals for landscape management. We also donate financial resources and services to local non-profits such as the Nature Conservancy and the Austin Parks Foundation.

Management

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.

Michael Alvarado

Estimating Assistant - Mike is responsible for managing data, organizing bids, and providing ITB communication updates. As an estimating assistant, he 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.

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.

Inga Kalatschan

Office Assistant - Inga has worked as an office administrator for the last 10 years. She assists multiple personnel at Strata in administration, construction, and design. Inga helps manage schedules and crews, assists our office manager with payroll, writing training manual updates and company processes. Inga is also responsible for the procurement of materials for construction projects and maintaining purchase budgets.

Agnar Kofoed-Hansen

Construction Manager - Agnar joins us from the Northwestern US where he honed his construction skills with a large scale landscape company and GC. He has worked in the landscape industry for the last 15 years. He has experience across multiple disciplines including irrigation, landscaping, dirt work, basic utilities, electrical installations and concrete. He's quick on his feet, eager to tackle challenging projects and puts customer service front and center on every job.

Kurt Hanley

Construction Manager - Kurt is a Colorado native but has called Central Texas home for the last decade. 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. Kurt has a strong background in carpentry, fabrication and landscape implementation. He also has a well-developed grasp of design methodology, digital graphics, and computer-aided design.

Mark McIlwain

Maintenance Manager - 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 for our customers to ensure properties look their best. He is also responsible for managing our enhancements team as well as irrigation audits and maintenance related updates.

John Farrer

Design Manager - John provides Strata with a broad background in landscape design and industrial design. He's a critical thinker that takes a multitude of environmental conditions and qualities into considerations when designing landscapes, hardscapes and associated elements. John also has a top notch 3D rendering capability to help better tell the design story on a 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.

Operations

Lalo Cervantes

Juan Fernando

Oscar Robles

Marcos Alverez

Rigoberto Velasquez

Rolando Gutierrez

Saul Guzman

55+ additional crew members

Truck and Equipment List

  • (01) International PSR 5900i (18-yard capacity)
  • (02) Isuzu Proscape Box Trucks
  • (02) Ford F650s (7-yard capacity)
  • (05) Ford F350s
  • (15) Ford F250s
  • (06) Ford F150s
  • (02) Ford Rangers
  • (01) Bobcat S570 - skid steer
  • (02) Bobcat S590 - skid steer
  • (01) Bobcat T590 - skid steer
  • (02) Bobcat S650 - skid steer
  • (01) Bobcat T770 - skid steer
  • (02) CAT 302e - excavator
  • (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
  • (03) Miller Multimatic 220 Welders
  • (01) Wacker Neuson - tamp compactor
  • (02) Wacker Neuson - plate compactor
  • (01) Vermeer BC625 - wood chipper
  • Laser Levels
  • Multiple Generators
  • Multiple Concrete Saws
  • Multiple Pressure Washers
  • Multiple Demolition Hammers
  • Hundreds of Assorted Power Tools