Our story starts with a couple of dreamers from different walks of life–dreamers who merged two companies to create Sun Valley Landscaping.
Paul Fraynd spent most of his life in Omaha after moving here with his family from Montana in 1989. His father Darrell had retired from the Army and went on to work at Kiewit for 25 years. Paul attended Creighton where he studied business. One day, Paul and his college roommate went out and purchased a $50 garage sale mower and started up a business. In 2002, Paul went on his own to start Omaha Friendly Services, where he provided landscape maintenance services to his friends, family, and his Creighton network of people. His homegrown lawn mowing business quickly grew, moving him from his home garage to a small shop in Papillion, Nebraska.
Hugh Morton spent most of his childhood as a military brat, traveling all over the world. When his father retired from the military, he decided to settle right here in Omaha at Kiewit. Hugh attended Utah State University where he studied engineering and accounting until he found his true passion in landscape architecture. After college, in 1995, Hugh partnered with Don Shrack who was selling rocks out of his semi-trailer on 56th and Harrison Street. They bought a truckload of plants, and by 2000 Hugh started up the design + build portion of the company. That same year, they were running three installation crews with Hugh doing all of the design work.
As industry veterans, Paul and Hugh saw the demand for a quality company that could take care of all outdoor needs with one phone call. In 2012 they created Sun Valley Landscaping, a company built on basic fundamentals and values: people come first, everyone is an owner, we do it right (the right way), it’s all about the experience, we take care in the craftsmanship.