Our Story

Escapes Landscape and Design was founded in 2008. Owner and President, Nick Reiter, graduated from Iowa State University with his B.S. in Horticulture with an emphasis on Landscape Installation and Design in May 2008. After a year designing and installing for a company in Ames, he decided to venture out. He moved back to the Waterloo area, where he was raised, and has been growing the business since. Escapes became incorporated in 2014. We primarily serve Eastern Iowa, although we do travel throughout the state and beyond.

Escapes has exciting plans for the future. A retail greenhouse, materials yard, and country store are all on the horizon. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates.


  • Past

    • Escapes, founded by owner Nick Reiter, offers 8 years of experience and expertise in the landscape business.

  • Present

    • Escapes has completed 300+ projects and have many returning clients that have utilized our services year after year. Escapes also has its own full service retail nursery and greenhouse operation.

  • Future

    • Escapes plans to open a country store with garden art and local goods.

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