Design/Build Firms 101

Dear Expert: What is a landscape design/build firm?

A: The term landscape design/build gets thrown around a lot in the landscape industry, yet many people don’t fully understand the meaning. Landscape design/build refers to the landscape contractor’s ability to do both the designing and installation of a project within the same company. That way, instead of coordinating project logistics between multiple outside sources, a design/build firm can provide you with a one-stop shopping experience.

What are the benefits of hiring a landscape design/build firm?

A: One of the biggest advantages to working with a landscape design/build firm is that the entire team is working together to complete the project at the highest level of quality in a timely manner. With the same team working on your project, you are less likely to have a communication breakdown, resulting in a more positive experience.

—David Kopfmann and Clayton Johnson
Yardscapes, Inc.