California Smartscape did a great job designing and constructing our yard just the way we wanted it. I met with and obtained quotes from four contractors. Although California Smartscape didn't provide the lowest quote (they were second-lowest), I saw the great work they did for my neighbor and I liked the people I first met with - Jay, the owner, and Jesse, the project designer - so we decided to hire them. I'm confident we made the right choice in selecting California Smartscape. My wife and I are both demanding, but I think fair, clients - we know what we like and we like to get what we bargained for. Jesse did the design for our yard. He listened to what we wanted, drew up the plans, and discussed with us. We tweaked the design several times, both before and after we hired them, and Jesse was always willing to do what we wanted to ensure we would be happy with the end product. Once construction started, the work crew led by Brett kept the project moving and on track. The worksite was cleaned up at end of every day. If I noticed something that I wanted done differently or that I thought needed more attention, I raised it with Brett and he took care of it. Jay kept in touch with me throughout the two-month work period to make sure I was happy with the work. Jay got more involved onsite toward the end of construction. At that time, Eliel was also brought in to put finishing touches on the project. At all times, I was in contact with Bridget, their office manager, and she was my main point of contact for various items, including scheduling and billing/payment. The majority of the work was completed a couple months ago and Jay and Jesse have been great about addressing final "punch list" items that need attention/touch-up. I've worked with other contractors in the past whose approach to customer service changed after the client signed on the dotted line. That is definitely not the case with California Smartscape. All of the staff, from Jay to Jesse to Brett to Eliel to Bridget, are great to work with and put the customer first. I definitely recommend California Smartscape to help make your outside space a place you and your family can enjoy for years to come.