• Chicagoland Landscape Architects and Contractor
  • Offices in: Chicago, Orlando, Miami,Atlanta, Denver, Birmingham, Wilmington, Clearwater, Naples, Palm Beach Tampa
  • Minneapolis, Biloxi, Newark, Atlantic City, Cherry Hill, Philadelphia, Myrtle Beach, Memphis, Dallas, Hampton Roads 
  • Residential & Commercial / Exterior & Interior Landscape Services

About Us

Foliage Design Systems of Chicago Inc. was started in 1984 by Kenneth Gallt. Gallt is a licensed Landscape Architect with a degree in Landscape Architecture and Horticulture from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York., and a Master's degree in Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Before starting Foliage Design Systems, Gallt worked for 10 years as the chief landscape architect and construction manager of Church Landscape, building landscapes in Oak Brook and Schaumburg, Illinois, and for the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Gallt served the landscape industry for 16 years, becoming President of the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association in 1989 and was honored by the Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce and Industry as "The Small Business Person of the Year."

Sue Catalano is a partner in the firm. With over 20 years of horticultural experience, Catalano handles the company's operations.

Foliage Design Systems of Chicago Inc. (FDS of Chicago) has grown over the years to provide a wide range of exterior, interior, and rooftop custom landscape services. Operation out of a centralized Lombard, Illinois, location, the company services Chicago and surrounding suburbs. Throughout FDS of Chicago's short history, the company has been honored with numerous awards from local, state, and national associations. Whether it is Chicago's newest skyscraper, a cancer garden, or a rooftop garden, FDS of Chicago provides the years of experience and knowledge to provide its clients with award-winning designs.

In addition to the design and installation, FDS of Chicago provides ongoing horticultural services, landscape architectural services, garden design, artificial foliage, and roofscapes. FDS of Chicago works with many professionals in the landscape industry providing specialty design and horticultural services.

Award-Winning Landscapes by Foliage Design Systems of Chicago
Walter Payton Residence—South Barrington, IL
Mid-America Plaza—Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Presidential Towers—Chicago, IL
Hyatt Center—Chicago, IL
Wrigley Global Innovation Center—Chicago, IL br /> One Imperial Place—Lombard, IL
Oakbrook Terrace Corporate Center—Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Good Samaritan Hospital—Downers Grove, IL
Lucent Technologies—Lisle and Naperville, IL
Maravilla—Vernon Hills, IL
St. Patrick's High School—Chicago, IL
Schaumburg Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center—Schaumburg, IL

For more information, please contact us at:

Foliage Design Systems
324 Eisenhower Ln. N.         
Lombard, IL 60148                               
Phone: 630-953-2683         
Fax: 630-953-2765               
Email: chicagofds@aol.com