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


Why The Ground Crafter? The Ground Crafter has been designing and constructing beautiful outdoor landscapes for over 25 years. We have been recognized within our industry for our creative designs, as we are celebrating 8 consecutive award-winning seasons. The Ground Crafter has earned four Gold Awards from the WLCA with our proven construction methods by our highly-skilled professional installers. Industry experts recognizing excellence in Wisconsin landscape design-build have confirmed our commitment to our clients and our passion.

Who We Are

The Ground Crafter is a full service landscape design-build firm specializing in unique outdoor living solutions. Clients can expect thorough and exciting design development, collaborative project management and custom workmanship throughout the project. We have a proven skill level that is necessary for advanced projects, many of which have been honored in award-winning reviews. Our staff members are “design thinkers”. Our crew leaders are talented, solution-oriented and true craftsmen. The Ground Crafter mission is to create healthy and beautiful environments that enhance the quality of life.

“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 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

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


Who’s In Charge

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.

Why Choose Us?

The Ground Crafter is a multidisciplinary landscape design-build firm recognized for exceptional architecture and seamless project installation. 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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(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.