MH3 Design Group
Our company is a one-stop, full service landscape and pool design/build company. We help you through the design process and then will manage and install the design. We will handle all the subcontractors necessary to complete the project. With over 75 years of combined knowledge, expertise and management, we will make building your dream yard a reality.
Clients who work with us value the design and thought process that comes with creating truly unique and beautiful spaces. They are looking for different ideas and unique materials to bring to life a one of a kind landscape and pool retreat in their yard. They understand the complexity of large scale project and the management that is envolved, and required, to handle multiple subcontractors to get their vision realized.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
One of our MH3 Designers will set up a free design consultation and meet with you at your house. We will listen to you describe your vision for your landscape and/or pool concept. Our designer can then help guide you with a direction for your new project right there. We will put together a Design Contract and once approved, we can begin to put your new dream on paper! It generally takes 2-4 weeks from this initial design consultation to present you with your new design, along with a quote for all the work needed to bring your new landscape and/or pool to life. A revision or change may need to be done and a follow up meeting scheduled. Once we agree upon the scope of work and sign a contract, we can schedule your installation portion (usually within 4-6 weeks after signing a contract, weather permitting). We will manage the project all the way through and changes and adjustments can always be made. Once the project is done, we do a walk through with the you and go over any questions you may have. Then you can just enjoy your new outdoor retreat!
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Our team has over 60 years of combined skills and knowledge in the landscaping industry. As 'The Creative Genius' and Principal Designer of MH3 Design Group, I have been in the landscaping field for 34 years, starting out as a laborer with Yardmasters Landscapes. I obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Horticulture with a Theory of Design minor from UW-River Falls. I began my career as an Independant Landscape Designer in 1995 after I graduated and have done it ever since. I founded MH3 Design Group in 2012 to work with clients who wanted to work with a fun, enthusiastic team to design and build their unique outdoor entertaining spaces along with pools or custom water features. Our focus has always been on being creative and unique and providing our customers with a very high level of skills and professionalism.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.
There is no standard pricing due to the different materials we can incorporate based on each individual project. Design Fees generally range from $800-$2500 based on the scope of work. Our projects generally range from $35,000- $400,000. We have both a fixed cost and cost plus pricing model depending on the project and scope of work. We are a one-stop shop and handle all your landscaping and pool desires.
How did you get started in this business?
I started the summer before my freshman year at Hill Murray working on a crew. Every since that summer in 1987, I have been working in the landscaping field as either a laborer, foreman, project manager, designer, and/or sales rep. I truely have worked from the ground up!
What types of customers have you worked with?
My customers all vary. But, the common point of all my customers is they are looking for a team of professionals that can provide them with beautiful solutions to their issues while creating their amazing landscape. We are generally brought in to solve major engineering issues for pool installs or soil corrections. Our group focuses on working with clients on larger projects, generally involving a whole yard and pool area. Our discerning clientele usually likes to be shown materials that are different then just the everyday material seen around the Twin Cities areas. They are in need of creative designs and high end installers. That is what we bring to the table for them.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?
In the landscaping and pool industry, you get what you pay for. So if you buy cheap, you will be buying twice. We charge for our design and installation services because our years of experience and expertise. Other companies may offer design services free, but that is not what our clientele is looking for. If you are looking for a creative design/build firm for your new luxury landscape and pool oasis, please do not hesitate to call us! We look forward to speaking with you.
What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?
Customers should make a list of what they are looking for and meet with a couple different companies. If you have a large project, generally speaking, the fall or winter is the best time to contact a designer like myself so we can work through the design and material selection prior to work begining in the spring and summer. Understand that great design talks quite a bit of thought and time so the more you schedule for this to happen, the better your project will turn out. Once you meet with MH3 you'll see what we can bring to your new outdoor space! Give us a call.