SONY DSCPageen and I would like to thank you for the outstanding job you did on our landscaping. Every day when I come home for work, I have a spring in my step as I walk up the walkway, past the Spanish mission style gardens to my right and left with grasses and palms and the olive tree, framed by the lawn, to the Saltillo tile steps and into our home.

Most nights, Pageen and I take a glass of wine and go to the back corner of our back yard, where we can see the sprawling tiled back porch, the flagstone pathways, the gentle rise in the intentionally not quite circular spread of lawn, the beautifully stained back fence, the fern garden, the red star palm, the elephant ear and the jasmine by the porch and the bougainvillea climbing the casita right by the English box plants. Sometimes we walk out to the driveway, where the tiles you embedded into our driveway add color and interest.

From beginning to end, you worked with us with one goal in mind: to make us happy. Multiple times, you allowed us to make last-minute changes or to correct the inevitable small problems with a hassle-free approach. You were accommodating at every step. But you also gave us the benefit of your wisdom, sometimes disagreeing with us (in an agreeable way) when you felt it was necessary to convey the fruit of your experience.

At every stage you were responsive, fair, friendly, and helpful. Your team was professional and efficient at every step as well. Dan in particular is a star. Please feel free to share our strongest recommendation to anyone. We couldn’t be more positive about our experience with your firm.

— Tom and Pageen M., The Rose Garden, San Jose, CA

I am a strong fan of this team. We used them starting in spring 2010, trying to get rare plant material, and to install a sideyard patio. They came through with the right plants where many others failed to do so, and followed that with a sophisticated patio design and installation.

Then we had a landscape architect do some very ambitious plans for our front garden, that on balance seemed very difficult to accomplish on the ground. Jeff’s team rose to the occasion, and over a four-month period—on time and on budget—they performed major league work. Among other things, this involved moving 100,000 pounds of very large boulders into place (15 rocks total), and building a bluestone entry with eight steps and a thousand square feet.

The last thing we tackled was a very problematic driveway replacement, and their solution was artful, skillful, and on balance remarkable. We have had them back periodically to do minor tuning (e.g., irrigation patterns), and to admire the result.

I will say that this team is expensive by comparison to every other bidder, but we came away convinced that for the quality and the degree of difficulty that the work required, there was no other choice. We still feel that way.

— Chuck H., Menlo Park, CA

We hired Confidence to implement landscape and hardscape plans another designer had previously drawn up, and we couldn’t be happier. Jeff and his team were great to work with. They communicated well, were responsive to our concerns, were very attentive to detail, stuck to a timeline as well as a budget,  and did a beautiful job.

Jeff is creative and talented designer. When we needed to make changes to our original plan, I was able to totally trust Jeff’s eye and judgement. When we are ready to do the next phase of our yard, we will ask Jeff to do the design and installation for sure.

— Amy M., Morgan Hill, CA

Love these guys. We did a major landscaping project in our front yard. They had great ideas, implemented them professionally, and finished ahead of schedule and on-budget. They are a pleasure to deal with—great customer service and they encourage clients to invest in the right places. Finally, they specialize in tough slopes and in California native low-water plants!! Best of the best.

— Roy G., Los Altos Hills, CA