Pendleton Design Management

Pendleton Design Management

5.0
Best of 2020
6 employees
35 years in business

About this pro

We are a landscape design/build company and there are many benefits to this combination. Our designers manage your projects from the beginning right down to the planting of the last flower. This results in achieving great continuity in the final product.

Our ideal client is the home owner with a desire to expand their living space to the outdoors and embrace the beauty and tranquility that nature provides as part of their everyday life. For over 30 years we've drawn inspiration from the splendor of Utah’s mountain landscape. We employ a palette of art-quality trees, indigenous stone and distinct water features to create the most natural and stunning space for you and your family to enjoy for years to come. 

Our ideal client is the home owner with a desire to expand their living space to the outdoors and embrace the beauty and tranquility that nature provides as part of their everyday life. For over 30 years we've drawn inspiration from the splendor of Utah’s mountain landscape. We employ a palette of art-quality trees, indigenous stone and distinct water features to create the most natural and stunning space for you and your family to enjoy for years to come. 

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Sandy, UT 84070
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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

Our creative process combines a client’s taste and perspective with our experience and vision.  We begin by discussing your goals and exploring your property’s natural attributes. Then our talented designers incorporate our signature elements, such as specimen trees, distinctive water features, and complementary hardscapes, which distinctively set us apart from other landscape designers.

Our designers can manage your project right from the beginning. The result is achieving great continuity in the final product.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Steve Pendleton began his journey to being one of the leading landscape designers in the nation in 1972 at Engh Floral where he was the Assistant Manager of the Nursery and Garden Center. He eventually worked as an Interior Plant Designer, Sales and Greenhouse Manager with Engh Floral, and was considered the go-to guy for technical information. He furthered his career at Native Plants Inc. from 1978 to 1985 as the General Manager. In 1983 Steve founded Specimen Trees Inc. and then Bear Canyon Enterprises in 1985. In 1988, Bear Canyon Enterprises became Distinctive Design and offered full landscape design and building services.

Although his sons had worked for Distinctive Design for many years, Steve wanted to acknowledge their indispensable contribution to the company and decided to change the name to Pendleton Design Management in 2011 to recognize that he couldn’t run the business without them.  Steve’s greatest joy comes from knowing that he gets to work with his sons every day; that the company provides a close bond for the entire family, and that the Pendleton name has left its unique signature on Utah landscaping


Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

We ask for a design retainer that varies depending on the scope and size of your project. This design retainer is refunded against the final billing of your project. 


How did you get started in this business?

Steve Pendleton began his journey to being one of the leading landscape designers in the nation in 1972 at Engh Floral where he was the Assistant Manager of the Nursery and Garden Center. He eventually worked as an Interior Plant Designer, Sales and Greenhouse Manager with Engh Floral, and was considered the go-to guy for technical information. He furthered his career at Native Plants Inc. from 1978 to 1985 as the General Manager. In 1983 Steve founded Specimen Trees Inc. and then Bear Canyon Enterprises in 1985. In 1988, Bear Canyon Enterprises became Distinctive Design and offered full landscape design and building services.


What types of customers have you worked with?

It is really hard to put my emotions into words. The things that Pendleton Design Management has done for us—for this yard which I dearly love, has been nothing short of magical to me. You bring such joy to so many people. Honestly, the world is just a better—and prettier—place because of Pendleton Design.— John and Amy Garff

Thank you for all your efforts in designing and implementing landscaping for our home. Traci and I are literally blown away with the results. The quality of work provided by Pendleton Design Management is superior. How cool is it that a dad and his sons work together and create great work!— Derek and Traci Roberts

We have treasured our continued relationship with Pendleton Design Management and recommend them for your magnificent landscape. PDM was able to listen to our ideas and translate them into an outdoor living space that incorporates an exquisite tree and plant palette, in concert with a beautiful water feature, and a lovely pond that our grandchildren can play in and canoe. We have taken pleasure in entertaining family and friends for weddings and other events and are regularly complimented on the beautiful landscape that is both natural and enchanting. If you are considering having a Pendleton Designed landscape, move forward—don’t hesitate!— Brent and Jill Bishop

Dear Steve, It is with great pleasure that I write this letter of recommendation and endorsement for Pendleton Design Management. Some years ago you and I visited a 34 acre piece of property 1000 feet above and overlooking Salt Lake City and the Salt lake Valley that my wife and I had just acquired. As we walked the property and talked about what could be done to the place the home in a buildable area, keeping in mind the sensitive nature of the site. Your vision was to make sure that the finished product was a beautiful natural setting that literally looked like the landscaping had been there for a hundred years and the home had just magically been placed in the middle of the property. You and your team accomplished that and then some. We worked hand in hand with you, the building architect, construction manager and your team of professionals to accomplish our dream with a greater degree of success than I could have ever imagined. When completed, we had a beautiful trail head, historical site, and entry to our property that has become a treasure, not only for us, but for the public who utilize this area daily. Our 800 foot entry is enhanced by the placement of groves of trees, natural rock with pockets of native wildflower, grasses and areas of strategically placed Kentucky bluegrass for contrast. As we approached the front of the home which was North facing and close to a hill requiring terracing, your team placed a combination of Bigtooth Maples, White Fir, and native wildflowers that enhanced and beautified the area, keeping in tune with the environment, but also providing a refined look which met both our requirements and the community desire to maintain a natural look. Along with the terraces, two incredibly beautiful and functional waterfalls and a river were integrated into the landscape accented with pockets of White Fir, Japanese Maples, and an endless variety of indigenous plants including wildflowers and grasses. The water meanders throughout the upper property with natural stone bridges and massive rocks which appear to have been placed there for centuries. If anyone wants a piece of heaven on earth, they should contact Pendleton Design Management. We have continued with this process by contracting with Pendleton Design Management for the continued maintenance of our property in order to keep the same attention to detail year in and year out. Two other notable events was that our home was chosen by The Discovery Channel for airing on EPIC TV and the producer and crew indicated that they had never seen a home placed in such a beautiful environment. This was also echoed by the Editor of Utah Style and Design as they published two articles on our home. Thank you so very much, Steve, Jeremy, Joshua, Torbin and the rest of the team for a job not only well done, but inspiring.”— Kurt and Dawn Larsen


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

One of Steve’s passions has been new tree and plant design and development. In cooperation with others, they have several patents pending on new tree varieties. In addition, he has introduced many new plant and tree varieties to the Intermountain area. In 1988 he pioneered the use of large stone slab patios, which are now an industry standard. As a much sought after design and tree technical expert, Steve is often asked to consult with other landscaping professionals across the country and Canada.


What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

We are a landscape design/build company and there are many benefits to this combination. Our designers manage your projects from the beginning right down to the planting of the last flower. This results in achieving great continuity in the final product.


What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

We are a landscape design/build company and there are many benefits to this combination. Our designers manage your projects from the beginning right down to the planting of the last flower. This results in achieving great continuity in the final product.