Your Trees Need Attention Too
The countdown to Spring is on and the growing season will soon be upon us. At Balanced Environments Inc., we would again like to thank you for choosing us for your maintenance needs, and look forward to providing you with a great experience.

One of our company objectives for 2018 is to enhance our Tree Division by offering a larger variety of services and increase our quality and response time. 

We are very pleased to announce that our new Tree Division Manager Leo Mendoza, was hired to carry out this objective. Leo has over 15 years of experience as a grounds man, plant health care technician, arborist climber, production manager, and sales. His certifications include ISA Arborist, ISA Certified Tree Specialist, ISA Utility Specialist, TCIA Tree Care Safety Professional, and Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED Trainer. 

He has a great deal of experience, but what excites us most is his enthusiasm to improve the foundation of services we already offer, and to add more that would allow us to better serve our clients.  

Tree Division Manager

  • ISA Certified Arborist IL-4893A
  • ISA Certified Tree Worker/Climber Specialist IL-4893AT
  • ISA Certified Utility Specialist IL-4893AUT
  • TCIA Certified Treecare Safety Professional #561
Immediately we took a look at our current Arboricultural Services, and we chose to add to our repertoire... the Tree Division has added the new services of Tree Inventories, Air-Spade/Root Crown Excavations, and Support Cables and Rods.

The Plant Health Care Division has already doubled the services we offered in 2017; beginning with Dormant Oil applications which start in early March, and ending in the late fall with Deep Root Fertilizations. 

If your trees appear stressed or have declined to the point of removal, call your Account Manager today and ask him/her about all of our new services. We can help you set up an effective Integrated Pest Management program, and take a more proactive approach on your landscape.  

We are all getting anxious for the spring to arrive but unfortunately we still have 4-6 weeks before our crews begin your spring cleanup visits. With the snow mostly melted, your property may be in need of some winter cleanup. Fallen branches, errant trash, papers and debris may have accumulated to a point where you need a little TLC. Our crews are available for winter policing at a very affordable price. At your request, your Account Manager will visit your property if needed to estimate and propose a cleanup visit. Don’t hesitate, call now.
Contact your Account Manager today to set up
an appointment to meet.

We can help you plan and prepare now to get a
jump on your tree care and plant health care needs for 2018.

For more information, email us at

... NEWSBITE ...
Bruce Church - Person of the Year
By Patrice Peltier, ILCA Contributing Author
Bruce Church, ILCA’s Person of the Year, thinks—and acts--outside the box.

Early in his career, he transformed Church Landscape, the company his father built, into a national player. In the process, he gave the green industry a new business model for strategic alliances. Recently, he and his family created a $100,000 scholarship fund to foster new green industry leaders who may also think outside the box.

Today, Church is president of Hard Surface Solutions Inc. and Balanced Environments Inc., companies with combined annual revenue of more than $25 million generated by more than 200 employees working out of five branch offices in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. It’s a business he learned—literally—from the ground up.

Bruce’s father Denny, an active participant in ILCA from its early days and president from 1971-75, started Church Landscape in 1963. Bruce recalls Denny’s vision was “to do a common thing uncommonly well.” He succeeded in the business and in instilling that vision in his son.

Juan Gomez, who joined Church Landscape in 1980, was a foreman when Bruce worked with the crews each summer. He remembers Denny telling him to treat Bruce like any other employee, and so he did. Today the roles are reversed. Gomez works for Bruce managing the fleet, facilities and security for both companies.

“He turned out real good,” Gomez says with affection. He fondly remembers Bruce and Denny sharing an office as father mentored son. He also remembers Bruce attending Gomez’s daughter’s Sweet 16 party, and appreciates the way Bruce socializes with employees. “He’s a great guy besides being a great boss .... READ MORE


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17950 W IL Route 173
Old Mill Creek, IL 60083
Phone: (847) 395-7120
Fax: (847) 838-6750