OUR Staff

Gordon Schalow


Gordon began working for the family business, pulling weeds in the fields, when he was just eight years old. Over the course of many years, Gordy gained more responsibility and experience within the company. After working hard on the landscaping crews, he eventually saved up enough money to buy the business from his parents, Dave and Carole. While working on the crews, Gordy also attended MATC, earning a degree in Horticulture and Landscape Design. He became the owner and president of Schalow’s Nursery in 1991. In 1995 he became a certified Landscape Architect by the State of Wisconsin.

Gordy enjoys taking an ordinary space or yard and turning it into an extraordinarily beautiful landscape. One of the most valuable aspects of Gordy’s job is creating and maintaining relationships with members of the community he grew up in.

Mark Schalow

Plant Inventory Manager

Mark has been a part of the Schalow's Nursery team for 33 years, and specializes in Irrigation Design and Installation. Mark works year-round at Schalow's Nursery. His winter months are spent bidding on residential and commercial projects, reviewing the previous year's company performance and removing snow for active accounts. The spring and summer months are spent implementing project designs. He has continued to learn as the job has evolved from designing on pencil and paper, to the use of computers and software that are available today.

Mark enjoys the entire process of watching each job develop from the planning stages to the final customer reactions, as well as being able to be actively involved in each job. Schalow's customers are sure to receive the best care because of the experience of the Schalow's team. Mark believes experience and longevity are key in the problem solving necessity in the industry. 

Mike Kupfer

Operations Manager

Mike has been a part of the landscape and horticulture business for 30 years. He joined the Schalow's Nursery team full-time in 1991, after graduating from college. He has held several positions on the Schalow's Nursery team, including crew member, foreman, and supervisor.

Mike enjoys his work because it is always changing. He is constantly facing new challenges with the weather, the various scopes of projects, and the materials used on projects. He enjoys being able to solve problems on the job, working outdoors and working with customers to help overcome obstacles.

Nick Peter

Garden Center Manager

Born and raised in Athens, WI Nick is a 2016 graduate of the University of Wisconsin River Falls. Nick pursued a Bachelors of Science Degree in Horticulture with an emphasis on Landscape Design. Since interning with Schalow's Nursery for two seasons, Nick found his passion working with and interacting with our loyal customers in our retail garden center. Along with interacting along side our customers, Nick enjoys working with new plant material and expanding his knowledge about plants and how they grow. Nick and his knowledgeable staff are waiting to assist you with your landscape and garden needs!