We believe our dedication to excellence is what sets us apart from our competition. Our goal is to develop long lasting relationships with our clients, to become their source to knowledge, understanding, and recommendations in all things outdoors. Our values, integrity, and attention to detail are the driving force to our success in life and business.
David Forster, President - A 3rd generation green thumb, David grew up on a farm in Northeast Kansas, and knows the true meaning of work ethic. He began his journey in the Green Industry, at the age of 10, by taking on the garden maintenance for his neighbor, who was not able to spend time on her feet outside, due to diabetes. He began his professional career in 1998, served under one of the midwest's best stone masons, and studied Landscape Management at Kansas State University. David moved to the KC area in 2006, where his journey continued as owner and founder of Abel Lawn & Landscape. A family focused leader, David stepped out of his ownership role for a season to solidify his family's foundation, and returned with greater passion when founding Monumental Outdoor in 2013. David continues to pursue excellence in serving our clients and team at Monumental Outdoor.
Michael Rothgeb, Construction / Enhancement Technician - Michael hales from the state of Pennsylvania, and has carried his love for stone to KC. His passion for excellence is seen and felt in every job he puts his hands to. His servant leadership has won the loyalty of our team, and the future is bright for all who have the opportunity to meet Michael.
Hope - Head of Sales & Marketing (Cute Factor = 10) - Hope is our most successful sales associate. She wins over every heart she meets. Whether a vendor, employee, or client, every member of the Monumental family adores her spirit.
Security - TJ (Camo) & Ralph (Blue Collar) - These highly trained security dogs keep our office safe and comfortable. They are certified ninjas, trained in covert ops, and are obviously capable of disengaging any offenders on the spot.
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We are committed to a teamwork-based culture where shared goals and values are synergized with our unique skills, experience, and education to produce extraordinary results for our clients and partners.
We are committed to excellence at every level of our organization. This requires consistent personal and corporate growth and a willingness to learn from successes and challenges.
We are committed to developing and implementing systems that cut waste, increase efficiency, and reduce our time to completion, resulting in greater client satisfaction.
Delivering on our commitments is the center of our business ethic and forms the foundation of everything we do.
We are proud to be members of the following organizations:
- National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP)
- STARS Safety Committed Business
- Missouri Landscape & Nursery Association (MLNA)
- Kansas Nursery & Landscape Association (KNLA)
- Home Builders Association of Greater KC