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Landscapes Unlimited promotes Judd Chatelain senior construction estimator

(LINCOLN, Neb.) – Landscapes Unlimited, the leading golf course developer and construction company, has promoted Judd Chatelain to Senior Construction Estimator.

A 22-year Landscapes Unlimited veteran, Chatelain is widely regarded as one of the golf industry’s most experienced and respected project estimators.  In working closely with golf course architects, vendors, property owners and Landscapes Unlimited field managers, he constructs budgets and workflows for high-quality builds and renovations of golf courses, country clubs, resorts and communities as well as sports fields.

Scheduling the economics of projects from $20,000 to $20M, under public and private ownership, Chatelain weighs in on myriad aspects of Landscapes’ project management framework including activity and resource planning, organizing and motivating project teams, monitoring time management and progress, cost estimating and budget development, analyzing and managing project risk, and ultimately realizing client satisfaction.

“Without detailed roadmaps, budget development and project look-ins by our estimating core, our field teams would have to rely on gut-feel during the execution phase, which would’ve been arduous given weather volatility and supply chain challenges nowadays” says Chatelain.  “The involvement of our estimating team from project inception through close-out lends stability and reliability to precise execution and Landscapes Unlimited’s ecosystem as a whole.

“What also makes me proud are the relationships cultivated with our Construction Superintendents and suppliers which help to manage costs, increase efficiencies and overall quality – all key to exceeding client expectations.”

“Internal collaboration between our estimators and regional field teams builds tight-knit relationships and breeds outstanding execution,” says Jake Riekstins, Chief Development Officer of Landscapes.  “And in a business where impeccable communication helps us manage within tight margins of error, Judd’s leadership and involvement shine time and again.”

Much of Chatelain’s immersion is on the west coast where he is integral to the success of projects at Rancho Santa Fe Country Club (CA), San Luis Obispo County Club (CA), The Reserve Club (CA), The Vintage Club (CA) and Red Rocks Country Club (CO).  He also played a key forecasting and facilitation role in Landscapes Unlimited’s work for the City of San Diego around its Torey Pines South Course for the 2021 U.S. Open.

Testament to Landscapes’ Unlimited’s “culture-first” mantra, Chatelain is community minded.  He is heavily involved in civic projects and coaches youth sports teams in the Lincoln, Neb. area.

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About Landscapes Unlimited
Forty-five years young and family owned-and-operated, Landscapes Unlimited is the recognized leader in golf course development, construction and renovation.  This claim is backed by its regionalized experts implementing modern-day best practices and technological advancements though trained expertise, fiscal prudency and a culture promoting unwavering success. Completed projects number in the thousands and include famous golf courses that host major tournament and PGA Tour events as well as revered local layouts of various shapes, sizes and budgets.  Landscapes Unlimited’s involvement with four First Tee chapters demonstrates a strong commitment to grow the game and business of golf.  It also excels at building sports fields for professional teams, colleges and municipalities. Sister company Landscapes Golf Management is one of America’s largest and most trusted operator of golf courses and country clubs across 20 states.

More information:, 402.423.6653.

Rich Katz