Is Free... Free?
Brubeck Design Studio will provide you with the best possible landscape design at the best overall price. How is this possible when a garden center or landscaper offered you a free plan? Even when someone tells you their plan is free, the time and expense spent to prepare the design is most certainly built into the total project cost—nothing worthwhile is free. And since that free plan is not competitively bid by other contractors, you have no way of knowing what a truly competitive market price would be for the cost of that installation. As a result, you will substantially overpay for the installation, in exchange for a poorly designed free plan.
Are Landscape Architects too expensive?
We feel it is far less expensive to hire a Landscape Architect in the first place, to design any landscape simply because: Competitive bidding of a landscape plan will often result in savings in excess of the design and supervision fees. And since we know who the best landscape contractors are and who offers the best prices, the contractors we use often start out 10-20% less than other landscape contractors. And when they know we are involved with the supervision and coordination of a project, their pricing is generally even more competitive, since they know the job will run smoothly. We feel this discount pays for our services alone.
Why hire a Landscape Architect?
First and foremost, it is about creativity.
Generally, it is not the plants that make a garden beautiful, it is how they are arranged, just like it is not the paint that makes the a work of art, but rather how the artist applies it. All designers have different levels of creativity and those ideas are expressed through the arrangement of spaces, creation of landforms, placement of site amenities, choice of construction materials and selection of plants. These design elements are the pallet that Landscape Architects use similar to a sculptor using clay to create a sculpture or an artist using paints to add color and texture to a painting. We view Landscape Architecture and Garden Design as an art form.
You will also find that designers have different approaches to the design process itself. Some are willing to listen to you and your thoughts, and some feel you should listen to them and their thoughts. We listen to you—as well as to the site—and develop the most creative landscapes in the area…landscapes that will grow in value and exceed your expectations.
Value Added Service
Landscape Architects are professionals trained to provide creative and sustainable design solutions that result in outdoor environments to improve your quality of life. A Landscape Architect will analyze your site; they will listen to your needs and develop a plan that meets your individual goals and objectives.
So, what we mean by Value Added Service is the fact that we offer more than just the most creative design services in the area—we can design your landscape and have it installed at a lower overall cost than anyone. Hiring Brubeck Design Studio to design your landscape will certainly and without a doubt be the best money you will spend on your landscape project.
Site Inventory and Analysis
Project Estimating / Bidding
Project Management and Contract Administration