I’m Terry Morrill, the owner of Pacific Outdoor Living. We’re a complete design-build company. You’re probably here because you’re interested in creating your dream backyard and you don’t know where to begin, or you know want you want and you’re just looking for a contractor.
Everyone has heard at least one horror story about hiring a contractor. Either they don’t show up, don’t complete the job, or they don’t understand what you really want and you end up unhappy and having to start over again.
We began doing landscape designs because we found ourselves consistently correcting the plans of landscape designers and architects. Customers would come to us with designs that either couldn’t be built or were designed way out of the customer’s budget. This is due to the fact that designers generally don’t have building experience.
Typically, a designer creates a design without a budget, sends it out to bid, and then weeks later returns with a price that’s much higher than you wanted to spend. We get the budget first, so that you and your designer can work as a team to create the perfect landscape design that can be built at or under your budget.
This approach is not for everyone. Sometimes customers are unwilling to discuss their budget because of a fear that they will be taken advantage of. The truth is, I can design a $40,000 project or a $100,000 project, both for the same backyard.
If you’re still worried that you might be taken advantage of, feel free to take our design to other contractors to get a cost comparison. If this system of designing within your budget sounds good to you, give us a call at 818-244-4000, or fill out the form on our website, and we’ll be happy to come out for a free consultation.