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Our Intergrated Design-Build Process 

Our process is designed to keep you informed of the project as well as saving time and optimizing your projects start to finish

Helping Virginia residents build their dream backyard for 20+ years

Initial Phone Call

The first step of working together is to reach out to us. Through a series of phone calls, we will go over the general scope of your project to see if we are a good fit. We’ll talk about the timeline and budget. If we are a good fit, we will then schedule a visit to your home.

Site Visit

We come out to your location to meet you and see your space. We’ll also talk more in-depth about what your vision is. This will help us to have a better understanding of your project and make sure we are on the same page so that we can move on to the next step – the agreements.

Design Agreement

Depending on the project we will start with a 3D design which costs $299. The design fee is deducted from the cost of the project if you decide to hire us.

So whether you use our design partners or yours, we start here to begin detailing the direction of your project.


Many of our clients prefer to enter into a comprehensive agreement with us, where we take you all the way through design, to pre-construction, to execution. This helps our clients to simplify the process by working with one contractor and their established group of subcontractors, which eliminates frustrations and empowers one main point person to be responsible for getting it done.

Construction Agreement

Our construction agreement is a very detailed and specific document to make sure we are all clear on the expectations of your project. We would never expect you to sign something that you didn’t wholly agree with and understand.


That’s why we make it a priority to completely lay out the specifics of the Construction Phase in the Construction Agreement. We sign it when all parties are thoroughly confident in the designated framework of their investment, including estimated costs, all design details, and a full understanding of what to expect during the Construction Phase.

Construction Phase

Then it’s time for us to get to work! As we start to build out your space, we’ll do everything we can to accommodate you to make the Construction Phase easy in your daily life. We can’t wait for you to have your updated home just as much as you can’t wait to live in it! Once this is over… get ready to invite your friends over to see your brand new space!

Lets Get Started



Erin Holguin

Ruben and his team installed a patio with firepit along with a lighted fieldstone staircase into our backyard hillside and finished it off with landscaping. He had to remove a couple of trees to accommodate the project as well as mitigate drainage issues and in all regards he and his team were professional, skilled, courteous, communicated well and had vision. This was a big project for us and his quote for the job was reasonable and fair. Highly recommend and would have full confidence in any service his company provides.

Jarvis Jackson

I requested estimates from four different landscaping companies to fix a landscape drainage problem. Ruben Garcia provided the most reasonable price by providing a different approach from the others. Because of his decades of experience in the landscaping business, he was able to look at (what I thought was) a very flat yard and suggest a path that took advantage of the terrain to naturally drain from the low lying spots to the driest. He was quickly available for an estimate, and his crew was on the job in a couple of days. They were fast, efficient, and carefully avoided disturbing the existing vegetation (except for some weeds that they removed). The Garcia family keeps a careful eye on the work that the crew performs and is very responsive to any questions the customer might have. I highly recommend this business.

Cassandra Cooke

Ruben was fantasy to work with from start to finish. The initial consultation and estimate let us know exactly what to expect, his crew was professional and prompt, and the final landscape and hardscape is beautiful. Could not recommend this team more highly; they are great to work with and the quality of their work is top notch. Five stars.

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