Special Thanks to the Blackert Family

We’d like to say thank you to the family of Bill Blackert, especially his widow, Elizabeth Blackert. Bill started Countryside Landscaping in Glenwood, Maryland in the early 1970s and operated the successful enterprise until his untimely death in 2011.

After several unsuccessful attempts over the last few years to locate the owner of the “countrysidelandscaping.com” domain name, we finally made contact with Mrs. Blackert and offered to purchase the domain. To our surprise, Mrs. Blackert refused to sell it, but instead explained that she’d like to give it to us, in hopes that the Countryside legacy would live on here in Northern Illinois.

Thank you, Blackert family, for your gracious generosity. We respect Bill’s fairness, hard work, and honesty and look forward to continuing his legacy in some small way through our continued commitment to those qualities in and around Lake Carroll.