Design & Build – Patio – Retaining Wall – Pergola – Deck – Planting – Water & Fire Features – Lighting – Grading


Why The Ground Crafter? Because 90% of Our Business is Referral Based!

The Ground Crafter is a full-service landscape architecture and construction firm specializing in unique outdoor living solutions. Clients can expect thorough and exciting design development, collaborative project management and custom workmanship by several of the best landscape crews in the business. Industry experts recognizing excellence in our field have confirmed our award-winning qualifications and clients have spread the word: “These guys know what they’re doing!”

“We have received some very nice comments on our pool deck and kitchen, Tom, you and the guys did an amazing job! We absolutely love it!” FJ and Kimi – Fontana

“Thanks for a great job! Really appreciate the attention to detail! Have a great Summer!” Carrie and Joe – Union Grove

“Thanks Tom! We feel like setting up a chair on the curb across the street just to enjoy all the new beauty. We truly love it I am so grateful to your amazing staff, the hardest working, most dedicated to doing a great job, staff imaginable!” John and Judy – Wauwatosa


About Our President & Founder

Graduating with honors from Purdue University’s Landscape Architecture Program, Tom Auer, ASLA, has excelled in the design and creation of unique outdoor environments for over 25 years. Over the course of his career Tom has collaborated with home and business owners on projects ranging from small garden plots to multi-million dollar master plans. He has been able to combine his love of nature and the outdoors with his career path and truly enjoys helping people create spaces that enrich their lives. Tom looks forward to personally collaborating with all of his clients, from the initial site visit throughout the project, and maintaining post-construction contact to ensure client peace of mind.

The Ground Crafter mission is to create healthy and beautiful environments that enhance the quality of life.

Our goal is to provide client satisfaction through strong communication, serious commitment and full attention to meeting needs and expectations. 3-Dimensional animation and idea renderings along with clearly drafted construction documents allow us to achieve thorough and immersive design presentations. Clients enjoy our one-on-one, detail-oriented approach and we take great pride in the number of referrals generated through past projects. Give us a call now and we promise to make it an exciting and rewarding experience!

“Everyone loved the house! We really do enjoy the patio, pergola and yard so much! Thank you, Tom…”

John & Judy, Wauwatosa

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Call Us To Discuss Your Project. Meeting is Fun, Easy, and Free!

(262) 325-6868

Thank you for the opportunity to create with you!


The Ground Crafter is fully insured and considers safety, integrity, and respect for our environment top priorities.