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. 

C&K Landscape Design
Phone: (818) 353-7030
P.O. Box 441
Tujunga, CA 91043
cklands@earthlink.net
http://www.candklandscapedesign.com

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
Marilee Kuhlmann
Phone: (310) 398-0406
3782 Redwood Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90066
www.ComfortZones-GardenDesign.com
MarileeGardens@ComfortZones-GD.com

 

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
Owen E. Dell
Phone: (805) 962-3253
Fax: (805) 962-6603
P.O. Box 30433
Santa Barbara, CA 93130-0433
odell@silcom.com
http://www.owendell.com

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
design@flowertothepeople.com
http://www.flowertothepeople.com

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
Scott Mathers
Phone: (877) 64 TANKS
sales@HeyTanksLA.com
http://www.HeyTanksLA.com

"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
Phone: (213) 384-3844
Fax: (213) 384-3833
3780 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, California 90010
office@mlagreen.com
http://www.mlagreen.com

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
pandro@verizon.net

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
Guillaume Lemoine
300 Brockmont Dr.
Glendale, CA 91202
Phone: (818) 507-8969
http://picturethisland.com/

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
blanc.garden@verizon.net

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.
Guy Stivers
Phone: (714) 839-9811
160 Centennial Way Ste 3
Tustin, CA
gstivers@speed.net

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.

 

SWA
Patrick Curran
811 West 7th Street, Suite 430
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: (213) 236-9090 x 244
Fax: (213) 236-9091
pcurran@swagroup.com
http://www.swagroup.com

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
Gabrielle Newmark
Phone: (323) 394-9693
125 North Orange Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90036
gjnewmark@sbcglobal.net
http://www.swamppink.com/

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.

 

Urban Organics
Nick Tan
Phone: (323) 580-7033
5057 Glen Iris Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90041
http://www.urbanorganicsdesign.com/

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
www.WELDesign.net

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.

 

Additional resources

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.