Who We Are

Studio Z is a full service landscape consulting group led by owner/designer/LEED AP, Derek Zimmerman, specializing in customized landscape solutions that respond to our clients' changing economic, social, and environmental conditions. While we may be a new name to the area, Derek has been designing and overseeing the implementation of his designs in Bloomington for several years.

What We Do

Simply put, we create awesome spaces. Whether it’s a small water feature, an intimate patio tucked into a tree line, or a grand entertaining space with a pool, cabana, and outdoor kitchen, we have the creativity and resources to bring your dream to reality.

Why We're Different

We offer all of the same services you might find at other landscaping companies; we're happy to take care of your mulching, spring cleanup, pruning or installation of plant material. However, our passion is out of the box landscape design: creating outdoor rooms, outdoor kitchens, or major entertaining spaces that compliment the home or lifestyle of the homeowners. This often means the best design for the space cannot be implemented by a single contractor.


Project Management/Consulting

"I've seen so many clients compromise on aspects of their project because their landscape contractor could not build what they had in mind, but the client hired them anyway due to their reputation for great plant material and the fact they didn't want to deal with multiple contractors. And that’s a shame. There's so many talented individuals with their niche in the community. I want to create a company that promotes collaboration between these people and provides the client with an amazing outdoor space; without the headache of juggling multiple contractors or worrying if they've selected the right ones. I can do all of that for them. I've worked with all of these companies. I know who does what, well." - Derek Zimmerman
We're about creating awesome spaces, and sometimes that means bringing in elements that we've seen other companies excel at, or that we know can be built more efficiently by an outside party.  Derek's years of experience with local home builders and pool, landscape, and masonry contractors have provided him with a network of professionals who can bring anything you imagine into reality and he will facilitate all of the details from concept design to bid process to completion of the install.



Open Positions

We're always looking for talented individuals to join the team.  We are currently searching for reliable landscape crew members with experience installing landscapes in Indiana. Experience installing plant material, hardscape, and driving machinery strongly preferred. A valid driver's license is required.


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