Phil Glaser – General Manager

Phil is the original founder of Capital Landscaping, he started his career in Landscaping at Des Moines Seed and Nursery when he was in high school.  After 8 years in the army and several years working in the corporate settings he went back to his first love of landscaping. While stationed in Berlin, Phil met his future wife Katharina. Phil’s hobbies now include brewing his own beer and spending time in nature.

Katharina Glaser – Office Manager

Katharina grew up in Berlin, and moved to the United States in 1987 after meeting Phil while he was stationed there with the U.S. Army. She has been involved in the office of the company from the start. Katharina takes care of billing, calls to the office, employment applications, and number of other office functions. She loves animals and has 6 cats counting Zero and Bones, the office cats.


Rene Ibarra – Operations Manager

Rene has been with Capital since 2007. He handles all construction services ranging from concrete to pergolas, decks, and fireplaces. He is married with 4 kids and in his free time enjoys salsa dancing.

Mike Weis – Customer Relations Manager/Sales

Mike Weis has been with Capital Landscaping since 2012. Mike started out as fertilizer applicator and had taken on the additional role of Turf Manager. He has transitioned into leading the sales for our turf division and taking care of customer relations.

Zak Ayres – Irrigation

Zak has been a member of the Capital team since the Spring of 2018. Zak started in the turf department and took over the irrigation 2 years ago.                      Outside of work, Zak enjoys fishing, watching sports, and most of all spending time with his 3 daughters.

Scott Evans – Operations

Scott has been a member of the Capital Landscaping team since 2023.  Scott handles business operations and client relations.  Scott has a Property Management background and holds degrees in Management and Design.  In his free time, Scott enjoys architecture, genealogy, and spending time with family and friends.

Zero and Bones – the Shop Cats

Zero came to the shop in 2015. His owner was moving and couldn’t take him to his new location. He’s been living at the office ever since. He enjoys chasing the occasional mouse, smelling flowers, and lounging around the office in his favorite places.

Bones joined us a year later when he was getting kicked out of his apartment.

They are best buddies living their best life