About / Meet the Crew
Serving all your landscaping needs for over 28 years!
Windwood Enterprises is a family-owned and operated company, specializing in residential, commercial, and industrial landscape installation since 1991. What started as a small, family business, has become a booming landscaping operation, with clients throughout Washington state. We know the trade inside and out: from the tried and true backyard design of years past to the hottest trends of today; if you can dream it, we can create it. And when it comes to large and small-scale commercial and industrial projects, we’re the team you can trust.
Our success is built on you — our customer. We work hard to listen to your ideas and your needs, and pride ourselves on installing a landscape that is perfect for your home or business. We also strive to provide the best possible customer service to our customers, both before and after the sale. If we design it, install it, and maintain it, we guarantee it!
Founder and Principal
DuWayne Palmblad started Windwood Landscape back in 1991, with a one-ton and a tractor from his farm. Self-employed since 1978, before Windwood he owned and operated a family dairy farm in Whatcom County. In the beginning, the company’s main focus was landscaping, but, thanks in part to DuWayne’s construction experience, the company continued expanding, eventually becoming the multi-faceted operation it is today. Now Duwayne, along with his son Curt, work in Windwood’s day-to-day operations and are supported by a great team. They’re both looking forward to many more years in business, all while providing for the local community.
In his free time, DuWayne enjoys spending time with his family and dogs, taking day trips and traveling.
Fleet & Dispatch Manager
Gildardo Pallares started working as Windwood Enterprise’s Trucking Manager three years ago. When he’s not making deliveries himself, Gildardo connects with the other drivers to get them set up with job information, and makes and takes calls for future trucking projects. His favorite part of his job is meeting different people and providing Windwood’s excellent service. When Gildardo isn’t at work, he likes to spend time with his wife and three kids, fishing, camping, and hiking.
Special Projects Manager
Brian Gresham has been a Special Projects Manager with Windwood Enterprises for three years, but he’s been associated with Windwood for more than a decade. Primarily he works as a salesman and an estimator, but plays a role in technical systems design, estimation, bidding, and construction processes as well. The most intriguing thing about Brian’s work at Windwood is that his days are almost always different; one day he might be designing or drafting something, and the next day he might be estimating on a sales lead or offering technical support on a project.
When he’s not at work, Brian can be found hiking, rock and mountain climbing, practicing yoga, reading, or spending time with his wife. His daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren live in Puyallup, and spending time with them is also a priority.
Founder and Principal
Curt Palmblad grew up on his family’s farm and in the family business. When he graduated from Meridian High School in 2001, Curt tried a couple of college programs but nothing seemed to fit. He started working for Windwood, doing mainly commercial and residential work, but over the years the jobs grew as the company expanded.
Now Windwood’s project manager, the last ten years have been very exciting for Curt. He learned how to survive a recession, by diversifying what the company does and by expanding their market share. Recently, Curt has led Windwood into a period of growth by hiring more office staff and a sales team, helping the business become a thriving company.
In his free time, Curt enjoys time with his family and working around the house. He also likes to go camping, fishing, and hunting on the east side of the mountains.
Kelly Oakes has been working with Windwood for fourteen years. As the Project Manager for landscape installation projects, his typical day consists of organizing crews, onsite management, and being a part of the install crew. Kelly enjoys constantly trying and learning new things on the job, because it keeps the work very interesting.
When he’s not at work, he’s typically at home spending time with his wife and three kids. As a family, they spend most of their time outdoors, working around the house, fishing, hunting and going on camping trips.
Shaylene Henken just started working as the Office Manager at Windwood Enterprises. Her typical work day includes payroll, billing, email correspondence, and managing accounts receivable and accounts payable. Shaylene really enjoys the work environment and the people at Windwood. When she’s not at work, she and her husband care for their small hobby farm with horses, goats, and a crazy mini mule. The farm has become a labor of love, and the two of them are constantly working on renovations and remodels.