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Maverick Landscaping is a locally owned, family oriented, full-service landscape design and construction company located in Stilwell, Kan., that specializes in traditional flagstone patios, masonry outdoor fireplaces and kitchens, swimming pools, brick pizza ovens, stone smokers, cedar pergolas, decks, screened porches, pavilions, stone water fountains, planting bed layout, edging, trees, shrubs, perennials and outdoor lighting. From the first drawing to final landscaping touches, owner Maverick Pickering is on-hand every step of the way to make sure that each outdoor space is tailored to the client’s lifestyle.

An artisan with natural stone and landscape design, Maverick revels in learning about each client’s lifestyle, designing an outdoor space that appropriately functions for the family, selecting specific materials that express their tastes and personalities. As an outdoor cooking enthusiast, he also offers a unique level of culinary expertise to help design the best fire features for patio living.


After obtaining a biology degree from UMKC, owner Maverick Pickering sold medical capital equipment, but soon realized that wasn’t his life’s passion. He found himself watching a lot of gardening and landscape construction television shows at night and decided happiness was more important than money, so he turned toward a career in landscaping. In 1999, Maverick Landscaping Inc. was born.

Taking it one job at a time, he built a good, solid reputation in the local community, one satisfied client at a time, until he was able to structure the company into what it is today, specializing in traditional hand-laid flagstone patios and family entertainment outdoor living areas centered around cooking in the great outdoors.

To be able to do what you love on a daily basis is a gift. Maverick has true, consuming passion for his work and can be found with his crew on every jobsite. To carefully customize each project to fit the personality and lifestyle of the client, Maverick gets to know each family member, their likes and dislikes, and way of life, helping them make decisions that will lead to a unique, artistic space, an investment that their family can enjoy for years. 

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