About Us

Woodchuck Stumps is a licensed and insured landscaping company with a history of hard work and a “can-do” attitude.

Our Story

How much wood could a woodchuck chuck? Honestly, we’re not even sure!  Woodchuck Stumps, LLC was founded in 2013 by owner Mark Elliott to fill a niche needed by homeowners, and to escape from the corporate “Rat Race”.  We have since helped many wonderful clients reclaim their land from Mother Nature’s Chaotic advance, or at least tame her some.

How it Started 

A friend had about 40 or so pine trees cut down and the trees were left behind, helter-skelter on the property leaving it unusable.  The amounts that were being quoted to cut the trees and stack them by the big tree companies was astronomical.  I offered to do it for half the price as a friendly gesture, and my offer was immediately accepted.  We did the work and haven’t looked back since.

Humble beginnings 

Growing up in farm country, we never hired people to do our work, we did it all ourselves, that’s what farmers do.  Get on a machine or piece of equipment, saw it, dig it, trench it, fence it, build it, grade it, and do “it” correctly once so that you don’t have to spend time and money doing “it” again. That’s how I grew up, learning from the experienced farmers, and of course my father who was a carpenter himself. 

Back then a handshake was all you needed and you were off to work. Today we still believe in the value of the handshake and the honesty, and integrity that are implied with it, but we will give you a contract as well, it’s just the world we live in.  

We specialize in doing the small, nimble jobs some of our bigger competitors can no longer afford to do cheaply or quickly, however, we will take on an acreage just as easily, giving you a cost effective option. Cutting out the red tape and high overhead gives our valued customers lower prices and greater flexibility in landscaping plans. Tell us your dreams and aspirations and we’ll partner with you to make them come true. Landscaping plans are nothing if not collaborative.

Light Commercial and Pre-Construction Work

We also subcontract for builders in our area. If you’re looking for quality landscaping services from a hard working crew, contact us by phone or email so we can discuss the project at hand. We have experience working with contractors and builders to do light prep like lot clearing and construction entrances, which helps keep jobs on schedule and trucks rolling. Similarly, we are able to work with landscape design firms to provide additional capacity to keep jobs moving smoothly. Contact us today to explore a partnership and see if we could be a good fit. 

“Do it right the first time so you don’t have to do it again”

Mark Elliott – Owner

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Contact Us

4716 Fillmore St., Norwalk, IA 50211


Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday: Closed