Vande Hey Company Story

Vande Hey Company History in Appleton, WI

In 1950, Len Vande Hey founded Vande Hey’s Landscaping in Little Chute, Wisconsin. Vande Hey’s early business model focused primarily on installing lawns.

After Len’s son Gerald returned from the army, he took over the family business. In 1975, Gerald relocated the company to Appleton, Wisconsin. The Appleton location, where we still are today, was expanded to include our design center, outdoor living center, and operation facilities. Gerald expanded the business to incorporate landscaping, structures, patios, and decks.

In 2002 Gerald’s son Andy took over the role of president, a position he holds today. Andy helped expand the business by incorporating landscape lighting, sunrooms, athletics, and eventually pools. In 2012 Vande Hey Company expanded its services to encompass custom-tailored outdoor living spaces and focused on design-driven sales with outstanding personalized customer service.

In spring of 2023, Vande Hey Company opened it’s Pop Up Showroom and Garden Center on the Fox River Mall campus, where guests can experience and learn about the wide range of outdoor living solutions the company has to offer.

After over 70 years and three generations of business, Vande Hey Company remains a family-based company.