About us


In 1989 Dave Kaknes made the decision to start Kaknes Landscape Supply in Naperville, IL.  His passion has led the company to become one of the more successful wholesalers in the market.  Continually working to get better, the company has succeeded with excellent staff that treat each other as family. Trees and Shrubs were the base at the beginning expanding over the years to offer perennials and hardgoods as well. 

Our Values

KLS always has the pre-dug trees, shrubs, evergreens and landscaping supplies you need most right now. At KLS we have earned our reputation for unbeatable service and unmatched quality in wholesale landscape supplies.

The best landscape professionals look to us for their supplies. Our friendly staff of experts will be glad to show you our acres of pre-dug trees, shrubs, evergreens and supplies, always ready for your job site.

Our pledge to you is that we will work harder and longer, with more attention to detail than our competition. I will personally do whatever I can to earn and keep your valued business.

It is our sincere belief that our industry is best served by a firm that is truly dedicated to customer service. We believe our company can provide the attention to detail, the flexibility and rapid response to your needs that are sometimes unavailable in larger organizations.

Visit our nursery center. You will find our beautiful facility stocked with an excellent assortment of quality northern grown nursery stock.

our team

Dave Kaknes

Senior Advisor

Kevin McGowen

General Manager - Acquisition

Hernan Cortez

Assistant Branch Manager

Elfego Machuca

Dept Mgr - Nursery I

Jennifer Wilson

Accounts Payable Manager