Michael Dusil joined Smith Massman in Spring 2011 and brings 14 years of hardscape experience. He honed his landscape skills with companies in Dubuque, Ames, Kirksville, and Cedar Rapids before starting a specialty landscape company of his own. Dusil Land Designs Inc., a design / build company, focused on landscape construction using natural materials for walls, staircases and patios.
Michael has been an admirer of Smith Massman projects for some time and looks forward to adding his solid hardscape expertise to their installation crew.
Some of Michael's work requires the skill of a stone mason. A source of his inspiration is architectural design in the Cedar Rapids area from artists like Grant Wood. Mother Nature also has a constant presence on the scene. Much can be drawn from elements like trees, stones, and water in their natural setting.
Michael believes that "A successful landscape values the relationship between human engineering and the harmony of nature. We are all part of a bigger community. The work we do should leave a respectable footprint."
Michael and his wife Erin moved to Cedar Rapids in 1998 and they have a young son named Oliver. As a family, they love to cook meals, play with Play-Doh, and be creative. Spending time outdoors is also important to the family. Michael spent five months with his backpack hiking the Appalachian Trail in 1997. He enjoys all outdoor activities with a focus on X-country skiing and hiking.