Meet Our Staff

Hi my name is Tom Ball and I am the President and Owner of Ground Affects Landscaping, Inc. I having been working in the landscape industry since 1990 and obtained a degree in Landscape Horticulture from MATC Mequon in 1993.


I started the business in 1996 with a  few simple goals, to provide quality custom landscapes and complete customer satisfaction.  I have joined numerous organizations throughout the Landscape Industry.  I am President of the Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association – Metro Milwaukee Chapter and also on the WLCA State Board of Directors, member of the Wisconsin Green Industry Federation, member of the National Federation of Independent Business, Accredited Better Business Bureau, Metropolitan Builders Association, Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, Sullivan Chamber of Commerce and recently the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.


When I am not working I enjoy spending time coaching my son's baseball team and assisting with my daughter's softball team.

Hello, my name is Tanya Ball.  I am the co-owner of Ground Affects and often the first one you talk to when you call us. I graduated with a bachelors degree in Marketing from Whitewater University in 1997.  I have been the office manager for Ground Affects for over 20 years. We truly pride ourselves on customer relations.  I think that is what makes us stand out from other companies.  As Damon Richards said..."your customer doesn't care how much you know, until they know how much you care".


When I'm not working I enjoy spending time with my family. I have a son and daughter  who keep me busy with their baseball, softball,  basketball, and piano schedules.

My name is Bryan Clark, Landscape Designer and Project Coordinator here at Ground Affects Landscaping.  I have been working within the "Green Industry" most my life;   from mowing lawns at 6 years old to designing award-winning landscapes today!  I received my bachelors degree in Environmental Science from Carroll College  in 1996.


My goal is to listen to each client; forming a partnership with them.  Through this partnership, we're able to navigate through each challenge that arises to create a landscape that is functional, aesthetic and fulfilling to both.  The old adage, "A Customer for Life" is a key principle here at Ground Affects!


When not working, I enjoy spending time with my daughter and Labrador Retriever.  I also try to squeeze in time for an adventure West to the mountains in search of new places to shoot my bow!






Over 135 years of combined experience installing Award Winning landscapes.