40 Under 40, Class of 2015

Jim Melka

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Jim Melka Landscaping & Garden Center, Mokena, Illinois

Job Title

Co-Owner, Landscape Designer, Garden Center Manager


Earned a master’s degree in landscape architecture from The Ohio State University. Works with local homeowners associations, municipalities and consumers to incorporate new and unique designs and products into their landscape projects.


He’s a Shredder: Jim is an avid snowboarder and once jumped out of a helicopter in the Swiss Alps.

Fun Facts

Tune In: Jim’s iPod is never far away, and attending live music concerts is one of his favorite hobbies.

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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.

75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345

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