As landscaping professionals, we know our task and treat all customers and team members respectfully. That respect extends to showing respect for others’ time by responding promptly to all communications.
We will never sacrifice quality or settle for second-best. We adhere to industry standards and best practices and continue to challenge ourselves to find a better way.
A Culture of Caring
The concept is simple: keep our team members happy, and they will, in turn, keep our customers happy. We treat all team members as equals. We invest in employees and their surroundings. We empower each designer to make independent decisions. We celebrate the little things and have fun along the way. We care about the natural environment and commit to acting responsibly to protect it.
"LIFELONG PERSONAL ATTRIBUTE THAT SERVES OTHERS"
Over a decade ago, I entered the landscape industry as an individual who was looking for nothing more than a summer job. It didn’t take long before realizing that this “summer job” was going to turn into far more than that. As a person who can get hung up on the smallest detail, which may be seemingly insignificant to others, I realized how this lifelong personal attribute could serve others.
When the idea of SCAPES first came about, there was no doubt that this was something I wanted to pursue. I knew from the earliest conversations that I would be able to apply my personal attributes and passion for the landscape industry to help others achieve what they always dreamed of. From providing a homeowner a dream backyard, to helping a designer excel in their career, SCAPES allows me to do all of that… and far more!
Now that I have told you a little about myself, please contact us today to tell us a little more about yourself!
"PURSUIT OF INDIVIDUAL HAPPINESS WITH A CONTRIBUTION TO THE GREATER GOOD"
This is my formula for a meaningful life. Is it accurate? Well...maybe not, but it is entertaining to start a conversation around how to define the meaning of life. At this stage in my own life, with the experience I have gained and skills I have developed, SCAPES has assumed the role of contributing to the greater good - it is the best way I know how.
We understand landscaping is not an essential part of sustaining life on planet earth. As landscapers, we don't save lives, but we do try to make life more pleasurable. Small niceties can go a long way to making an individual happy. And, if we can contribute to making many individuals happy, then maybe we have in turn made a small contribution to the greater good.
The idea for SCAPES has been brewing for a number of years....mostly out of frustration for how certain aspects of the landscape industry function. We have only just begun on this adventure, but we hope to not only create functional spaces with high aesthetic value, but ease some of the frustrations recognized by both contractors and homeowners alike.
We hope that if you have made it this far on our website, then you have found at least a small amount of value in what we do and what we have to offer. We thank you for the time you have already invested in SCAPES, and we hope we have the opportunity to cultivate a relationship with you (if we haven't already). If you have any feedback or recommendations to share, we would sincerely appreciate hearing from you. We are so serious about this that I have included my direct contact info above - hope to hear from you soon!
"IT'S IMPORTANT TO REALIZE THE THINGS THAT MAKE YOU HAPPY"
Transforming someone's home has always been a passion of mine. There’s something about improving the place where people spend most of their life, that makes me happy.
With a world full of so many issues and distractions, it's important to realize the things that make you happy. People make me happy. Helping people, learning from people. Close friends and family have always been most important.
I first started landscaping back as a middle school kid and haven't stopped since. I have no doubt that Landscaping is what I'm meant to do. When I'm not working outside, you can usually find me at a concert somewhere. Everything is better with live music.
Once SCAPES went from an idea between friends to reality so smoothly, I knew we were on to something. We get to do what we love, while improving your life along the way, and we couldn’t be happier to do it.
At SCAPES we are fortunate to have a team full of really great people, and our number 1 priority is you. So please let us know whatever we can do to help.
“A LITTLE TLC GOES A LONG WAY”
When I graduated college, I jumped into the workforce as a sales rep for an alcoholic beverage company... cool first job, right? What I learned there is that people are constantly changing.
Hard seltzers flopped on their first roll out years ago, but suddenly, there are now over 200 brands in the market. Customers can't get enough, the product meets all their needs, and it makes them happy. At SCAPES, we know efficient, well-crafted designs are the next hard seltzer of the landscape industry, and we're ready to help you crack open the can.
Since my retirement from serving up booze, I spend my free time volunteering at a local animal shelter. Here's a little something I've picked up along the way: rescue animals can teach us a whole lot about life and business. It can take some time to build trust, but a little TLC goes a long way. I'm thrilled to be part of the SCAPES team to earn your trust, give you that extra TLC, and build an awesome relationship to last.
Let us know how we can help!
Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question about our landscape design services? Browse through this collection of questions that we respond to most frequently to see if there is a quick answer available. If you don’t see your particular question listed, drop us a line and we will show you exactly what we mean by our delightfully personal service approach!
How long does it take to have a design prepared?
Our typical turn-around time to get a design in your hands is two weeks after our initial consultation. Small scale designs can be turned around in less time, and large-scale projects may require additional time. After the preliminary design is presented, any requested changes are made within three business days and resubmitted for your review.
Can we make changes to the design if we don’t like it?
Absolutely! We have developed a detailed design process that is intended to capture your vision as best as we can the first time around, but revisions are commonplace and welcome. Our intent is to leave you with a plan that you will love for years to come, so don’t be afraid to ask to see what the design would look like with changes! Other organizations typically charge for revisions at a point in the process, but we do not feel this is appropriate and stand behind our work with a satisfaction guarantee that includes UNLIMITED REVISIONS.1
1 – To qualify for unlimited revisions all action items requested by SCAPES must be fulfilled.
How will the design be submitted to me?
Design images and any additional documents are shared via a Google Drive folder. This helps expedite the delivery process and ensures you retain access to the design documents for the foreseeable future. Hard copies of the designs may be available upon request – just let us know how we can help and we will do our best to accommodate!
Can we see what the design will look like at night?
Yes! Landscape lighting is a powerful tool to add increased aesthetic, function, and safety to outdoor living spaces and our design programs have the capability to show lighting incorporated into a design. Most of our design packages have the option to include lighting as a project add-on. Feel free to reach out if you would like to see what designs with lighting look like or questions on how to add it to your project.
Do the actual plants and materials look as they appear in the design?
The software programs we use to create your design are industry-specific and industry leading. There are a lot of software programs on the market, and they are not all equal or specific to the landscape industry. The programs we implement were selected for their quality of graphics, accuracy of material and measurements, and efficiency of use (to help keep costs down for you). With that being said, we attempt to clearly communicate during the design presentation that the images are “visual representations” of the proposed landscape investment, and some variation in appearance may occur from what you see in the images.
How do I know how large the plants are going to be when fully grown?
One of the advantages of using landscape specific design software is the feature of being able to size plants. Shrubs and perennials, which are relatively “quick” growers, are shown in the design at their full, mature size. For trees, we typically illustrate their size in the ten-to-fifteen-year range as they may take fifty or more years to fully mature – an unrealistic timeframe to show for most landscape designs. This provides an accurate representation of what you can expect your landscape to look like in the years to come. In addition to this, our designers are highly skilled in plant selection. Wrong plant in the wrong place is one of the most commons mistakes in landscape design and leads to unnecessary levels of maintenance. To combat this, we strategically select plants that will work well with each other at their mature size.
Flexible, Affordable Landscape Designs
Get ready to fall in love with your beautiful new outdoor living space! We’re so confident you’ll love our work (based on your ideas, of course) that we guarantee it by offering unlimited revisions to your design.