What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I visit with you at your home, walk the property and find out what you like and don't like, and make suggestions as we go. If you choose to have a drawing, I take photos and measurements.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a landscape designer certification from Harper College, have taken numerous professional classes at Chicago Botanic Garden. I have passed the test for Illinois Certified Nursery Professional (ILCN).
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Generally a home consultation is 125.00. Please call me for prices on designs.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Took a design class for homeowners in the early 90's and fell in love with the whole process.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Residential and some commercial. I've worked in all areas of the northwest suburbs.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Work with someone with experience and who you trust to make your vision a reality.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
What looks do I like in landscaping?
How much time will I spend on maintenance? What do I want from my outdoor space (privacy, views, room to play, color, etc.)?