Our Approach

A high retention rate for both clients and employees is a point of pride for Big Sky Landscaping. Big Sky Landscaping was built one project at a time through passion and elbow grease.
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Big Sky Landscaping works to create harmony between the natural world and the spaces in which we live and work. We love skiing, hiking, fishing, biking, boating, and spending time in nature as much as our clients do, and feel a responsibility to integrate smart, effective, sustainable approaches to landscaping and conservation into our work.

Giving back to the community is one of the ways we show our thanks for the chance to work and live in Big Sky, Montana. Over the past few years, Big Sky Landscaping has completed large community-based projects including the Morningstar Learning Center, Lone Peak High School, and Town Center Music Pavilion and Park landscape. For these and other community-based projects, we provide the resources of Big Sky Landscaping at a discounted price, to help accomplish what would otherwise go uncompleted.

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Back in 2003, Big Sky local Alan McClain started Big Sky Landscaping with just a few hand tools, a homemade trailer, and a 1982 Dodge truck. He quickly gained a reputation for high-quality work and great customer service, and over the years the company has grown. Big Sky Landscaping now offers a full range of commercial and residential landscaping services, a retail garden center, and a professional team of more than 50 employees.

Leadership + Team

Big Sky Landscaping owner and manager Alan McClain has created a supportive, hardworking team environment. More than half of our employees are returning team members, and most of those employees have worked for the company for longer than four years. Speaking with Grace on the phone, or meeting with Nick or Mason in the field, clients experience firsthand our company culture of collaboration, mutual respect, and love for good work.

As Alan puts it, the best parts of the work are “the creative aspects… chances to collaborate with homeowners around an idea they have and then bringing things to the next level through aesthetic features and knowledge of the environment, fitting all the pieces together to create something cool, an outdoor space that makes a difference in daily life.

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Big Sky’s Future

Over the past 15 years, we’ve seen and played a role in the changing landscape in and around Big Sky, Montana. With sustainable landscaping practices such as xeriscaping and the reintroduction of native species, we help our clients conserve and protect the beautiful wild landscapes in which we live, explore, and play. And we utilize all our knowledge and experience in designing and maintaining outdoor spaces for homes, offices, and public spaces that make a positive impact on the quality of life of Big Sky residents and visitors.

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