Find Service Vendors
Are you ready to hire someone to help you implement rainwater-capturing practices at your home or business?
TreePeople cannot make specific recommendations about service vendors. We provide no warranties to the quality of their work or their suitability for any particular job.
However, the following list may help in your search.
Specializing in residential landscape design/build and maintenance. Focus on projects that are looking for a full-service company to provide an environmentally sensitive landscape design that addresses low-water/low-flow irrigation, permeable hardscapes for outdoor living spaces, grading and drainage to reduce and/or eliminate runoff, structures and other elements utilizing reusable or recycled materials, and California native or drought-tolerant, climate-friendly plant material.
Comfort Zones Garden Design, a Los Angeles-based garden design firm, creates residential gardens that work in harmony with the environment. By installing systems that mimic natural cycles, Comfort Zones gardens not only beautify but actively reduce problems like urban runoff, excessive use of potable water, flooding and the heat-island effect. Through the use of pervious materials, cisterns, infiltration pits, drought-tolerant plant palettes and organic maintenance routines, Comfort Zones gardens celebrate the return of nature while encouraging human interaction and respect.
Owen Dell & Associates in Santa Barbara offers all-in-one landscape architecture and construction, working to the highest standards of sustainability. Watershed-friendly services include pervious pavements, dry streambeds, percolation basins and soak zones, vegetated bioswales, and native plantings, in addition to complete landscaping services for residential, commercial and public projects of any scale. Construction services are limited to the greater Santa Barbara area but the firm can engage in design work anywhere.
FLOWER to the PEOPLE, Inc.
Pamela Berstler, Principal
Alex Stevens, Principal
Phone: (310) 312-5076
11409 Charnock Road
Los Angeles, CA 90066
FLOWER to the PEOPLE is a sustainable exterior design and outdoor lifestyles firm dedicated to using the Zero-runoff principles, water reclamation and conservation practices, organic site preparation, and native habitat design that create sublime outdoor living environments.
"HeyTanksLA!" designs and installs both active and passive rainwater harvesting systems of all sizes, as well as greywater re-use systems for new and existing residences. Accommodating all budgets, "HeyTanksLA!" strives to follow strict principles of ecological design, while adhering to acceptable safety and quality standards.
"HeyTanksLA!" seeks to raise awareness of rainwater harvesting through education, and by making quality, environmentally friendly rainwater harvesting products available to communities. We are available for talks, presentations, and consultations. We offer complimentary consultations on student designed projects (public school k-12).
Mia Lehrer + Associates is a recognized leader in the field of sustainable design and has been responsible for site design on LEED certified projects at all levels. We approach landscape design as a tool to achieve higher and healthier levels of integration with natural systems. We incorporate sustainable strategies into our designs such as using native and water-conserving plantings, highly efficient irrigation systems, and infiltration and retention techniques to achieve ground water recharge and stormwater quality improvements. We believe that all projects, whether large parks or residential courtyards, deserve innovative design matched by intelligent, sustainable practices.
Pandro Sokolow Construction, Inc.
Phone: (310) 664-1477
Fax: (310) 399-9074
11664 National Blvd. #326
Los Angeles CA 90064
Specializes in residential construction, and some commercial construction. Many projects include installing drywells or creating depressions in landscaped areas to help retain water and avoid stormwater runoff.
Picture This Land
300 Brockmont Dr.
Glendale, CA 91202
Phone: (818) 507-8969
Picture This Land is committed to providing a higher quality of life through designs in harmony with the environment and the client's individual needs. They work closely with clients, who include single-family and commercial property owners. Through a series of meetings and presentations, they develop concepts on paper and work closely with landscape contractors throughout the installation process. They give careful consideration to the surrounding architecture, the location, and the orientation of the site to maximize all natural resources. They promote sustainable ecology, and encourage the use of recycled materials, native plants, and water conservation technologies such as rain harvesting, retention basins, and naturalized swales. Picture This Land creates long-lasting gardens, and offers a bi-annual maintenance program.
Stephanie Wilson Blanc
Phone: (310) 459-3131
1000 El Medio Ave.
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Designs residential gardens using sustainable practices and rainwater harvesting techniques (including swales and percolation pits). Particular emphasis on native plants and habitat restoration.
Stivers & Associates Inc.
Phone: (714) 839-9811
160 Centennial Way Ste 3
Guy Stivers is a landscape architect with more than thirty years experience in the practical application of landscape development and management. Guy works on design and build, and has been instrumental in formulating creative solutions for landscape design in residential, commercial, retail, industrial, and environmental mitigation. Guy specializes in water conservation planning and design, including the following: water reuse (greywater and recycled); water harvesting and containment; cistern water for drip irrigation; "California Friendly" and native plant landscaping; irrigation and planting design for sustainability; low impact design; and comprehensive landscape construction plans and specifications.
As part of SWA's commitment to sustainable design, the firm has provided design services for the creation of best management practices. These services have resulted in hydrology systems that help to optimize natural systems, reduce stormwater runoff, and promote groundwater infiltration. The designs have harmonized human activity with natural amenities and have aided clients in achieving LEED certification. Projects have included civic facilities, corporate headquarters, office buildings, planned communities, and hospitality venues throughout the US and internationally.
Swamp Pink Landscape Design focuses on working with each client to strategize about water-conserving best management practices for their site. Swamp Pink works to educate clients and communities on sustainable design solutions such as swales, drywells, drip-irrigation systems and weather-based irrigation controllers. Their specialty is designing landscapes with drought-tolerant and native plants.
Phone: (323) 580-7033
5057 Glen Iris Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Landscape design/build firm specializing in sustainable design and installation of edible, native and drought-tolerant landscapes.
Wilson Environmental Landscape Design, Inc
Daniel Wilson, MESM
Phone: (805) 957-4729
P.O. Box 1342
Santa Barbara, CA 93102
Wilson Environmental Landscape Design designs both small and large systems, installs smaller systems, and works with building partners on large below-ground systems. Most of their work is on the individual homeowner level, though some is on multi-family properties or small compounds/campuses. They also engage in a combination of earthworks (micro topography, swales, etc.), to above- and below-ground capture/storage systems. They are based in Santa Barbara, but work throughout Southern California, particularly on designs.
TreePeople has hired contractors to perform various services on our demonstration projects. However, given the scale and scope of our demonstration projects, they may not be applicable to work needed in a home. For information on these vendors, see TreePeople's Rainwater as a Resource report.
For other tips, see the following links:
The website of the L.A. Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects contains a products and services directory list.
The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works has a "yellow pages" on its website.