Bob Drost’s passion for landscaping began early. At the age of 14, he started as a caddy at Belvedere Golf Club in Charlevoix, Michigan, and worked his way up until he was given a chance to work on the course’s maintenance. He loved caring for the course, and when he watched a company come in with a tree spade to plant some new trees, he was smitten. He knew that this–landscaping–was what he wanted to do for the rest of his life.
By 1991, Bob Drost had solidified his path, having worked with a landscape contractor and studying at Michigan State University. He knew it was time to make his mark on the landscapes of northern Michigan. Drost Landscape had humble beginnings, taking shape in a pole barn off Howard Road with a dirt floor and a team of five.
In a couple years, Drost Landscape moved to its current location on Cedar Valley Road, but it’s seen many changes over the years as the team continues to grow and its services evolve. Drost’s reputation for superior craftsmanship and unique designs grew quickly through partnerships with contractors such as Town and Country Cedar Homes, Poineau Woodworking, and Glennwood Builders, and while many things have changed over the years, our passion for excellence remains the same.