We found Derek through a friend of a friend referral. With how well he and his crew executed for us, I wanted to continue to get the word out. Derek was responsive and professional. He promptly came over, took measurements, asked my wife and I what we were looking for, if we had any requirements and budget. A week later had a beautiful design that, although within my budget, looked beyond our expectations. If we had any required changes, he wouldn't have objected, but we were impressed and trusted his style and professionalism to manage the entire project. He worked with our schedule, kept us up to date with timing (because we were hit with rain) and for projects which he out-sourced (concrete & electrical) the crews he recommended were awesome. I'll be leaving them their own outstanding reviews as well.
Back to Derek, Ben & Chris. These guys worked tirelessly and it was amazing to see the progress of our backyard in the short amount of time. From design to leveling out the yard, adding proper drainage, piping for electrical, drip, sprinklers, to picking out great plants and trees that not only look beautiful in his plans, but will do well with our soil and climate.
I created a google photos album to show friends and family and everyone is impressed. Even picking an image for this review, photos don't do this backyard justice!! I live in a new neighborhood and I've already had 3 other neighbors asking for Derek's information. A true testament that his level of design creativity, knowledge, attention to detail and outcome will not leave him without work. He's a trust-worthy guy and I'd gladly recommend him to friends, neighbors and anyone else reading this review.
This is a backyard my family and I will enjoy for many years to come! Thanks Derek, Ben & Chris!!!