Staff

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 is an active member in several parishes here in Des Moines as well as a supporter of various youth sporting events.

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.

Steven Seefeld – Landscape Architect

Steve graduated from Iowa State University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and a Business Minor. With a background rooted in design and business, he believes that any design problem big or small is an opportunity to create inspiring landscapes. Landscape designs that set a high standard of aesthetics, are economical, lower maintenance, and multi-functional. He has contributed in all phases of the design process from concept, idea formation, presentation, implementation, and project management. His skills in drafting, google earth, and design software applications make it simple to communicate ideas effectively to others. He enjoys a challenge and working one on one with clients.

Rene Ibarra – Construction Supervisor

Rene has been with Capital for 10 years. 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

Mike Weis – Turf Manager

Mike Weis has been with Capital Landscaping for over 5 years. He is enthusiastic about turf care and management from fertilizer treatments to mowing the perfect cut.

Jerry Conway – Handyman Services

Jerry is the project manager for home remodel and handyman service side of capital. He was born and raised on a farm in southern Iowa near the town of Melrose (Iowa’s “Little Ireland”). He has lived in the Des Moines area since 1973 and has two grown sons. His eldest son lives in Colorado with his wife, his youngest son is works here at Capital. Jerry also has two cats living with him that just magically showed up.


Zero and Bones – the Shop Cats

Zero showed up at the shop in 2015. After checking in with the animal shelter and getting him checked out, 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.