John Williams Design

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1629 Amherst Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90025

Description

The services of John Williams Design include landscape and architectural designs that integrate and maximize the benefits of indoor and outdoor living in Los Angeles. My work covers concepts for all exterior and garden features, including designing driveways, walkways, terraces, decks, fountains and swimming pools. From the concepts a project moves forward with the assistance of engineers and skilled contractors who fulfill the visions to enhance the beauty and function of your home. My extensive plant and materials knowledge contribute to the overall beauty of each project. ***I use licensed sub contractors for all required work.***...

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06/03/2019

Our experience with John Williams Design was outstanding in every way. Our initial project was centered around adding flowers and ground cover to the hillside behind our house, along with additional landscaping. With a number of in-person meetings as well ideas sent back and forth by e-mail, we were able to develop a detailed plan for the landscaping of the hillside, along with several other areas...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Landscaping for hillside and other areas

CATEGORY landscaper,irrigation systems,outdoor lighting

COST $37,000

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 05/01/2019

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02/27/2017

John completely re-designed the layout of the backyard, advised on removing trees and other old vegetation, as well as demolishing cement and replacing it with new flagstone. He helped find the contractors to completely renovate the swimming pool with new plumbing, new equipment and to tear down an old fence and replace it with a new redwood fence. He also helped us select the flagstone and tile f...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Renovate swimming pool, replace decking, landscape back yard surrounding pool, put in new soil, plant trees and other plants, put in new irrigation system and new lighting system.

CATEGORY decks,landscaper,irrigation systems,hardscaping,outdoor lighting

COST $95,000

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 02/27/2017

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11/23/2016

John came to our home, spent time discussing our project, and gave us an estimate for the design portion of our project, after which he would oversee the installation of the plants. Ultimately, we decided to go with a local landscaper for whom we had references from friends. But I was impressed with John and his professionalism, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to others.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
My wife and I needed to redo our front patio w/new landscaping. We decided to get a few estimates, and we had John come to our home to provide one.

CATEGORY landscaper

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 11/09/2016

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10/27/2016

We haven't started with the actual landscaping yet but at every juncture of the process so far, John has been terrific. As someone else said, if I could give him an A+ rating, I would. He's pragmatic and creative.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Although it's a small project on a tiny lot in Santa Monica, John has treated this job as if it were a mansion in Beverly Hills. He is so accommodating, listens really well and then responds with ideas that are in tune with what we were wanting. We know that the end result is going to add value to the property.

CATEGORY decks,landscaper

COST $2,500

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 10/27/2016

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07/18/2016

I wish A++ was an option. I said to my husband, if more companies and humans operated like John did, the world would be a much happier place. John and Carlos not only showed up on time, they showed up 5 minutes early. They worked on the promised days, demonstrated tremendous care in all they did, and we ended up with an absolutely beautiful yard. It's extremely rare that we trust someone so comple...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Landscape overhaul including plants and irrigation.

CATEGORY landscaper,outdoor lighting

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 07/18/2016

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07/18/2016

I wish A++ was an option. I said to my husband, if more companies and humans operated like John did, the world would be a much happier place. John and Carlos not only showed up on time, they showed up 5 minutes early. They worked on the promised days, demonstrated tremendous care in all they did, and we ended up with an absolutely beautiful yard. It's extremely rare that we trust someone so comple...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
plant overhaul, irrigation, lighting

CATEGORY landscaper,outdoor lighting

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 07/08/2016

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07/12/2016

John is a pleasure to work with! He made our backyard come to life (which absolutely helped its resale value) and he xeriscaped the front yard of our new house. We will probably use him again (for the 3rd time) this fall to fix a difficult shady spot in the back. The best things about John are his creativity and willingness to incorporate our ideas. He is easy to talk to and get answers from. Our ...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
landscaping and hardscaping

CATEGORY decks,landscaper

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 07/07/2016

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03/13/2016

Ioriginally contracted John to design a landscape for both my front and back yards - which he did beautifully. Before installation, I decided to build a pool/hot-tub in my backyard. John was very patient while we took the next 6 months to build the pool. John was always available and happy to help guide me along the way regarding pool design and decking decisions. When the pool was finally complet...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Landscape design including hardscape, pool design including decking, fountain design, terrace design, Window recommendation and referral, and exterior house renovation design.

CATEGORY decks,landscaper,hardscaping

COST $3,000

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 03/01/2016

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03/11/2016

We love our new yard. We feel the design, especially in front where there is more room, is really beautiful. We have seen lots of xeriscaping projects lately, and many of them look skimpy to us, with seas of decomposed granite interspersed with a few succulents. Our yard is generously planted. One aspect of the design that we really like is that John put in 2 good sized (maybe 10 years old?) olive...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
For a 50 x 100 ft lot, provided design and installation for a complete landscaping with drought tolerant plants. Removed and hauled away grass, the bulk of existing plants, a large pergola structure, a large dying tree, and some paved concrete areas. Installed drip/soaker irrigation. Installed stone pavers in front and back. Installed decomposed granite areas and paths in front and back. Trimmed remaining trees. Installed 2 custom-fabricated gates and a handrail. Selected and installed lots and lots of trees and plants.

CATEGORY landscaper,irrigation systems,hardscaping

COST $27,000

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 06/30/2015

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08/12/2015

John took a dull landscape of lawn and neglected borders, and transformed it into a gorgeous paradise.  At our first meeting, he gave us his ideas to improve the flow of our outdoor space, using landscaping and hardscaping elements.  Although we had only been thinking of replacing the plants, we were excited by his suggestions, and we hired him right away to create the design.  The plan was ambiti...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
John completely re-did our front and backyards.  He created a design that included drought-tolerant landscaping, hardscaping and a garage conversion.  He removed most of the old plants (conserving and reusing some), installed water-wise irrigation, put in a path, created a dry creek bed, built a little wall, added a seating area, chose and installed all new plants and trees.

CATEGORY landscaper,irrigation systems,hardscaping

COST $45,000

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 06/01/2015

Services Offered

Architectural design, hardscape design, swimming pool design, landscaping design & home remodeling design.

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