Mark LaBarge

Mark is a principal of Native Landscape Solutions, Inc. and serves as Director of Operations.  He has been instrumental in numerous client projects, both in planning and implementation.

In addition to his role with Native Landscape Solutions, Inc. Mark serves as President of SFP Landscaping, Inc., a full service traditional landscape business, which Mark founded in 1985.  Mark has significant experience in organizational and strategic planning, finance, business development, and operational execution.  Mark has served on the Board of Directors of a Saint Louis bank for many years and has served on many regional and national advisory boards in the landscape industry.

Mark has been in the landscape and nursery industry for over 30 years.  He has operated SFP Landscaping, Inc. ( for 32 years as a high quality design/build and maintenance contractor for discriminating commercial and residential clients.  Mark served as President of Mangelsdorf Seed Company for 15 years, as one of the area’s leading suppliers of lawn and garden products and specializing in seed blending and distribution, including warm season native grass seed and conservation seed.  Mark has a business degree from Loyola University and has taken substantial advanced coursework to further his business education and background.

Missouri Landscape and Nursery Association

Missouri Landscape and Nursery Association
Landscape and Nursery Association of Greater St Louis
Horticulture Co-op of Metro St Louis
Grow Native!
Home Builders Association
American Horticultural Society
Perennial Plant Association