De Pue is the owner of New Vistas Landscaping and has
been designing landscapes around Elkhart County and the surrounding
area for 32 years. She meets with clients and tries to listen to
their wants and needs while planning a landscape that will survive
well in the future. Designing landscapes and working in her own
yard are her hobbies along with reading and volunteering at Creekside
Church of the Brethren, especially in the public Prayer Garden on
site. Judy and her husband try to be encouraging to their adult
daughters as they pursue volunteer work overseas and a nursing career
and really love being grandparents to 2 little boys. Before Judy
started New Vistas Landscaping, she used her design training to
teach art in the Goshen Community Schools, the parks department,
and part time at Goshen College. Her listening ear, creativity,
and God’s guidance, have helped New Vistas Landscaping persevere
and become what it is today.
Conder originally worked at New Vistas for 7 years in
the 1990's, taking the crew foreman position for 6 of those years.
After 8 years in another career, this is Keith's 9th year working
with installations at New Vistas again, the last 2 years as crew
foreman again. In his spare time Keith’s love of music involves
him in not only playing the guitar, but making guitars. He has participated
in Christian rock bands, and Christian worship teams as well as
composing songs. He and his wife are kept busy working and raising
two children. Keith came to New Vistas with landscaping experience
at Black Squirrel Golf Course, working on the crew that built the
course. Keith contributes his skills to the installation projects
with a spirit of energy and enthusiasm that helps bring the jobs
to completion in good time.
Burkholder is working on his 12th season at New Vistas.
The first 6 years John worked on the crew and also did tree and
shrub spraying for our clients. The last 6 years John has specialized
in doing the spray treatments for our customers. John works in his
garden in his free time concentrating on perennial flowers and bee-keeping.
He also visits his daughters and grandchildren in Alabama whenever
he gets an opportunity. Before John came to New Vistas, his job
experience in landscaping included working as a grounds keeper at
an apartment complex. John loves plants and cats, about equally,
and is ready and willing to tackle just about anything we need to