About Outdoor Living Spaces

Your local design and build landscaping firm since 1998.

We Focus Where It Matters Most

At Outdoor Living Spaces, we are committed to providing the kind of quality and efficiency that can be hard to come by in the professional landscaping industry. We know first-hand the common pitfalls home and business owners fall into when hiring landscaping firms that overextend themselves, give over-bloated estimates, or budgets that get spent before the project is even completed. All of these drawbacks come together to reduce quality, creativity, and the overall satisfaction of creating something beautiful and intimate for home and business owners. 

Outdoor Living is passionate about keeping our focus where it should be—on designing a place that you and your family can create memories in. This is why we allocate one coordinator for your entire project needs to ensure our quality-driven values remain at the forefront of whatever we create. 

With our extensive product knowledge and experience in the industry, we can eliminate the guesswork in budgeting and timelines and can quickly recommend the products needed to bring your vision to life. We also approach each stage of development meticulously, which enhances our problem-solving skills and keeps delays and disruptions to a minimum. 

In addition to the quality and integrity of our work, we go to great lengths to make sure our clients are comfortable, feel involved, and stay informed throughout the process. After experiencing the professionalism and beautifully designed sanctuaries that Outdoor Living Spaces creates, you won’t go anywhere else for your landscaping project needs.

Quality is Key

Outdoor Living Spaces has been designing and building custom outdoor landscapes for homes and businesses in Minnesota and western Wisconsin area since 1998. 

While many outdoor construction firms only specialize in design, project management, or construction, and handoff other parts to sub-contractors, Outdoor Living manages your master plan. Our comprehensive approach to creating breathtaking functional outdoor living spaces makes for a seamless process that allows our clients to rest easy. With a company owner on-site, you can expect to stay well informed and get a personalized design that satisfies your tastes and needs. 

Great Qualities. Strong Values.

At Outdoor Livings Spaces, we are:
  • Quality-Driven
  • Experienced
  • Meticulous
  • Honest
  • Timely
  • Creative
  • Excellent Problem-Solvers

Experienced Crews. Outstanding Leadership

Founder – Peter Friend

Peter’s passion for creating stunning landscapes has led him to a lifelong career in the landscape industry. He graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Business Management, and an understudy in landscape design, construction, and horticulture. After 20+ years in the business, he has accumulated extensive hands-on experience with all facets of the design and construction process. His commitment to customer satisfaction goes well beyond expectation, and you will quickly feel comfortable trusting him for your outdoor living space.  

Partner – Corey Truebenbach

Corey grew up working with plants starting at his father’s garden center.  At the age of 11, he was loading cars and caring for plant material.  His plant knowledge started with a game that his Dad used to play with him. Every time he touched a plant, he needed to say something about it, whether it was height, flower color, fall color, growing needs, and so on. This formed the basis of his love for plants.  Since being a teen, Corey has owned his own lawn care, landscape, and snow removal companies at different points as well as worked in many other segments of the industry.  In later years, he managed a 125-acre production nursery growing trees and shrubs, owned his own nursery growing perennials, and managed a large commercial landscape division. His knowledge was also utilized to identify landscape improvements for commercial properties, manage commercial snow removal operations, as well as installing residential landscapes. Over the years, Corey has acquired a vast knowledge of all aspects of a landscape project.  When that kind of in-depth product and plant material knowledge is coupled with industry-standard best practices and applied to your overall project, you can expect an incredible oasis that you and your family will enjoy again and again.

Ready to start your design journey?

Contact Outdoor Living Spaces today to schedule your on-site consultation. If you are in Minnesota, please call or text us at 651-447-4637 for customers in Wisconsin, call 715-718-4418 or contact us online to get started on your outdoor transformation!


Any great construction project starts with a great design. At Outdoor Living Spaces, we are passionate about working collectively with our clients to bring their visions to life.


We manage your entire landscaping project from the initial design to completed construction. You can rest easy knowing the job is in qualified hands.


We are committed to giving our clients a worry-free experience from start to finish and a beautiful landscape to enjoy for years to come.