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What Our Clients are Saying

Testimonials 2017-02-06T15:30:52+00:00
Artists Retreat, glen ellen, drought tolerant plants, water wise gardens
“The Land Collaborative is truly about quality and service, delivered with TLC. Working with Brett, Brian and the entire team was and experience beyond my expectations. The beautiful drawing Brett prepared on site, convinced me he was technically capable. The many creative ideas, materials and plant selections, he Brian and developed, were terrific. Then, the winter day the boulders were being placed, Brett was in his mud boots making sure every one of them was perfectly placed. I am picky and require a lot of attention and that is exactly what I received.” Thanks Guys, you’re Great!”
B.B.
“Brett and Brian are true professionals! We did a huge remodel on a mid century modern home, including tearing out the entire yard. The house is a flat roof long rancher with an awesome view of Sonoma Valley. The landscape needed to be really clean and modern. They exceeded our expectations of what was possible. Their vision and execution brought the whole house to another level. It could not have turned out any better.”
M.M. & V.M. , Sonoma, CA
pools, hot tubs, landscape lighting, low voltage lighting, led lighting, landscape design, landscape architecture, landscape architect, design-build, pool landscaping
wood retaining walls, concrete steppers, drought tolerant plants
“The Land Collaborative’s unique approach of combining design, planning, and full implementation allowed our project to move from concept to completion, efficiently and with the exact outcome we hoped for. Brian and Brett were creative, listened well, and had great ideas to control cost and deliver a high quality outcome. The outcome of our project was exactly what we wanted, will last through time due to the high quality work, and added value to our home.”
P.W., Mill Valley, CA
“Brett McPherson and Brian Klein incorporated all aspects of landscaping, including drainage, irrigation, and very beautiful plantings. They were always available to discuss any changes we wanted to make. Once we decided on a budget, their billing process was very clear, and there were no hidden costs. They were very professional and courteous. Their crew, who has been with them for many years, was always on time, worked hard, and was respectful to the homeowners.”
L.H. & D.H., Corte Madera, CA
“Our firm has been employed by The Land Collaborative on several landscape projects over the past few years. Brian and Brett are true professionals. Their drawings are easy to use for construction layouts. The clients are always briefed on the details which makes our job easier. If you are a homeowner searching for a well qualified design and construction company, The Land Collaborative should be on your list. There will be no surprises, other than how happy you’ll be seeing your old yard transformed from average to amazing.”
TVM, Van Midde Concrete
“Our ancient pool needed an upgrade, so we used the opportunity to redesign our back yard. Brett and Brian, of The Land Collaborative, took us through the project from beginning to end. We instantly knew that The Land Collaborative was the right company for the job, because Brett and Brian really listened to our ideas, our needs, and our budget. At every stage in the project, Brett and Brian kept us informed about what was going on, listened to and immediately acted upon our concerns, and kept to their timetable. The subcontractors who worked with them were some of the best I’ve seen: they were reliable, hard working, and meticulous.

Now that the garden is done, it’s as if we’ve suddenly added three new rooms to our house, all of them incredibly beautiful. All of us are out in the garden constantly and, every time we are, we feel compelled to comment about how beautiful it is.”

A.W., Corte Madera, CA
Corte Madera Pool Renovation, gravel, crushed rock, drought tolerant plants, outdoor furniture
trellis, arbor, paving, outdoor furniture, landscape design, landscape architecture
“I have worked with The Land Collaborative several times and look forward to continuing our relationship. The designs are innovative, creative and easily implemented. Both Brett and Brian have an attention to detail and are open to ideas and discussion. I did work with TLC on a project in San Francisco and Brett’s foresight and leadership brought the project in on time and on budget.”
A.J., Inscapes Landscaping
“Extensive front and back yard installation, including new driveway and lighting. Entire process, from first visit to last work day, top notch. Excellent communications, always prompt, always responsive. Day to day work crew also very good, clean, obviously interested in leaving things done the right way.”
K.D., San Francisco, CA
Ingleside Terrace, san francisco, stone retaining walls, masonry, concrete, steps, landscape lighting
“I’ve spent many years in the construction industry and come across a lot of different architects, engineers, builders, subcontractors etc. Working with TLC has always been great. Brett and Brian are very professional and personable. They are clear communicators with others that they work with including their own crew. They’ve recently completed multiple jobs with us and performed well. We plan on continuing to use TLC into the future.”
L.A.
“The Land Collaborative expertly designs and handcrafts every project we have seen them accomplish over the years as our customers. They are professional and courteous and we look forward to doing business with Brett and Brian for years to come.”
W.J., W. Johnson Ornamental Stone
“Since TLC had previously completed landscape design and installation in our back yard successfully, it was an easy decision for us to select TLC as the general contractor and designer for our pool resurfacing and backyard patio replacement. TLC began the project by consulting closely with us and presenting detailed designs and cost estimates for our approval before work was done. Demolition of the slab patio revealed that the 1960’s drainage system had collapsed. This required TLC to engineer and install a new drainage system. We look forward to using it when the drought comes to an end. TLC subcontracted and supervised the pool resurfacing and cement work. This was a valuable service that we very much appreciated as we only needed to communicate with Brett McPherson while he selected and managed the pool resurfacing and the patio cement work. The TLC crew performed the demolition work, installed the drainage system and installed retaining walls facing our kitchen window, creating terraces which are now planted and irrigated by an automatic drip system that TLC also installed. Conduits for drip system and exterior lighting in back yard planting beds were installed before concrete was poured. Overall, this was a large project that was completed in a timely fashion. Costs were as estimated, with the exception of the new drainage system which had not been anticipated. We are very happy with our newly rejuvenated pool and patio and did enjoy many pool parties during last summer. We have recommended TLC to neighbors and friends without hesitation. We would encourage anyone to consult with TLC if a new or remodeled landscaping is in the plans.”
C.S.
exposed aggregate, concrete, paving
“Very professional and bright inspiring ideas every step of the way. Brett has years of experience and it shows. The project moved along smoothly and we were very happy with the finished project. Exactly what we envisioned!”
R.B.
“TLC was excellent to work with. Their approach was flexible and adaptive to our requirements and the strength is in the final product; very high quality workmanship and attention to detail.”
M.H.
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