Harold and Lawrence "Larry" Wittkopf started Wittkopf Trucking (now Wittkopf Landscape Supply) in 1942. They had two trucks, that were purchased as military surplus after World War II. The trucks arrived in crates, Harold and Larry assembled them, and they were in business! At first they hauled mostly lumber and chord wood, but the business soon evolved. They hauled everything from potatoes, to clay and they hauled the first bark to be used in Spokane. Wittkopf Trucking (as it was called in those days) soon became a fixture in the community.
equipement. The boys began helping out more and more, riding along on the long hot clay run from Mica to Spokane during the summers. Before long Larry had his own truck and was hauling right along with his Dad.
Larry took over the business from his Dad and became partners with Harold in the mid seventies, and began molding it into what it is today. Julies's son Josh became like a shadow to Larry and Harold, always observing and learning. He eventually learned how to operate equipment, and became a pretty good mechanic at a young age. Today he is the best diesel mechanic around!
As the 1980's came around, Larry met and married Kristy, and their children were soon on the way. Wittkopf Trucking became Wittkopf Landscape Supply the fleet was expanded and the landscape supply yard was born. Wittkopf's soon had multiple locations and their trucks were seen all across town. In 1990 the last of three girls was born, Delayne. The 90's also brought big changes to the business. Spokane was growing, and along with it the Landscape Industry. The fleet of trucks was expanded and new jobs were created to accommodate the increase in business. The office staff was expanded and the two eldest girls, Miranda and Emily were soon helping out with small odd jobs.
Today Wittkopf Landscape Supply is the industry leader in landscape material in Spokane. Larry and Kristy still run the business, along with their eldest daughter Miranda and her husband Chris. Emily runs the valley location, and Delayne runs the front counter at the north side location. Josh runs the shop and keeps the trucks on the road. The family's philosophy is to provide top quality materials, with the best service in town. And because their name is literally on the line, you can be assured they will do everything in their power to make sure your experience is the best it can be. "Wittkopf Landscape Supplies, everything else is just dirt!"