Michael Given is President and Founder of Michael Given Environments LLC; a Land & Waterscape Construction firm headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas. We do Landscape, Hardscape, and Swimming Pool construction throughout the KC metro area and beyond depending on the scope of the projects.
Michael received a Bachelors of Science degree in Landscape Design from Kansas State University in 2000. He completed the Genesis 3 Design Group curriculum in 2010 for the Society of Watershape Designers, a group focused on elevating the standard of swimming pool design and construction. On top of taking over 175 credit hours of pool specific design classes, Michael has also taught classes on landscape and swimming pool design.
Michael has always been drawn to water and how it relates to the surrounding landscape, whether it’s a natural or man made wonder. Designing and installing extensive landscape and swimming pool projects for over 15 years Michael realized there was a better way to design, construct, and manage the entire project, which led to the creation of Michael Given Environments LLC in 2010.
Assisting Michael in the management of our environments and signature Land & Waterscapes is Sherman Walley, our construction manager. Sherman has over 15 years experience installing swimming pools, and over 25 years experience in home building and remodeling. Nicole Given manages hand picking our plant materials at the nurseries as well as creating the gorgeous seasonal flower displays that put the finishing touch on our environments.
The remainder of our team are skilled craftsmen that work in harmony to create our hardscape environments and our signature Land & Waterscapes. We are driven by Michael’s vision of delivering a higher standard of Landscape and Waterscape design & construction for our clients outdoor living environments.