2010 - 2017


Nicholas Tipler, Owner of The Sod Squad an Outdoor Improvements, LLC company, started in the Landscape Industry in 2010. He began with lawn maintenance and expanded into a full service landscape design + build firm until 2019 when he made the decision to focus on a full service sodding company to better service his clients. In his spare time, he enjoys hikes in Taylors Falls with his dog, Molly. He also enjoys going "Up North" to spend time with family and friends.



In 2019 we hired on a full time operations manager/Estimator Scott Wade to help better our field experience. We are excited to have Nick be a part of our team.

We also hired a full time office manager Sheila Weigle. Sheila has worked for us in the past and we excited to have her back on the team.



Nick has also started a firewood business called Custom Firewood a division of Outdoor Improvements, LLC and We will be offering kiln dried firewood by 2020 to residential and commercial customers.

Visit the new website www.customfirewood.com


Nicholas Tipler

Owner + Operations

Sheila W

Office Manager + Human Resources

John John

Driver + Operator + Laborer


Operator + Laborer