Founder Michael DeWiese had a big dream when he first started Excel Lawns and Landscape: to offer the community above-standard integrated property maintenance and design services at the most affordable prices provided by trustworthy experienced technicians. He achieved these goals pretty soon, and since 2010 we are one of the most reliable and appraised green companies in our area.

We are fully vested in the community, and we became sponsors of the Des Moines Police Department’s annual bacon ball tournament and the D League Hockey All-Star game. But more than being an active part of our community’s everyday life, we stand as a pillar of professionalism and expertise in lawn care and landscaping.

We strived to build a company offering a complete range of services to meet and exceed our client’s expectations and we are proud to have achieved this. Today we rank in the top 18% of all contractors in the state of Iowa according to BuildZoom. We are also affiliated with the Better Business Bureau of Greater Iowa and currently hold an A+ rating. Our customers are happy to work with us because we have proved time and again that we implement exquisite projects.


Unlike other bigger companies, Excel has a carefully selected team of skilled individuals that will work hard to save you money and exceed expectations. This is what you should know about us:

  • Receptive to your ideas, goals, budget, and project schedule. We can quickly assess the scenario and help you to make the best decision.
  • Proven expertise, technical skills, education, and training provide a combination of skills and experience that makes us stand out from the crowd and deliver exceptional results.
  • We are passionate about this industry, perfectionists, detail-oriented, and driven.
  • We hold ourselves to consistent moral and ethical standards. Integrity is the utter most important trait we have. The only time we’ll cut corners is when you have a round patio!
  • We are licensed in pesticide and chemical applications; hold a state of Iowa dealer nursery license, and a current landscape contractor in the state of Iowa.

This is just the tip of the iceberg however – our company understands the structural engineering requirements, has the expertise to use the correct equipment, and we are able to efficiently remove, install, and dispose of old/damaged materials. And that’s not all! We also make sure that everything and everybody is safe while we work on your property: we have a strong insurance policy with Farm Bureau Property and Casualty Insurance Company. Moreover, we also guarantee that our work stands next to anyone in the country.

If you want to benefit from our above-standards services all you have to do is give us a call right now and ask for a free estimate! Our work is risk-free and you don’t have to take our word for it – just try us out!

Award Of Excellence 2018
Award Of Excellence Peoples Choice 2017
Award Of Excellence Best Hardscape Design 2017
Award Of Excellence Best Use Of Lighting 2017