As the above quote indicates we put a lot of
importance on the landscape plan. After all, the plan is the synthesis
of the clients' desires and our years of design/build experience
into a design best suited to the property.
The plan begins during your first meeting with
Strecker and Son, when we walk the site with you and put together
a list of needs, wants and desires. We then start the 'on paper'
design process. Through a series of conceptual designs, we arrive
at the preliminary design. A design we feel is the best for your
project. This plan, designed specifically for your property, is
generally hardlined and in color. This rendered plan allows
you to more easily understand what we have designed. The preliminary
plan is almost a work of art, but it is also a tool that is to be
used and changed as needed in preparation for the next phase in
the design process.
Your second meeting with Strecker and Son involves
the review of the preliminary design. Several copies of the plan
are provided to allow for comments on particular portions of the
plan and for "sketching" proposed changes. Budget, and
changes discussed and sketched at that meeting are incorporated
into the revised plan. This plan will have plant material named
and hardscape material indicated. A project estimate, along with
logical phases (as per budget or need) will be prepared. Multiple
copies of this 'final' plan and estimate will be provided at the
next client meeting.
At the next meeting, the 'final' plan is reviewed;
contracts, and deposit and payment schedules are discussed. After
the contracts are signed, the project is scheduled. Plant material
is selected, hardscape materials are located, all waiting for delivery
to the site. Proper scheduling allows for a timely and orderly progression
of the work.
Will any changes to the job occur? Absolutely.
When Strecker and Son notices something that needs to be changed
due to site conditions, we will let the client know. If the client
has something they want to change, add or delete, they should let
us know as soon as possible. Any changes at this point will be handled
with a change order signed by both the client and Strecker and Son.
We will work closely with a client to insure that they are satisfied
with the complete landscape.
During the 1st year following the landscape installation,
Strecker and Son will periodically stop by to check out the conditions
of the plant material and the maintenance they are receiving. If
something seems to be a problem we will let the client know
propose a solution. We ask the client to contact us if they see
anything that doesn't look right. After all, they see the landscape
every day and will probably notice something before we do. We want
our clients to be happy.
At Strecker and Son, Landscape and Design, our
work speaks for itself and our clients speak for us. Nearly all
our new clients come from referral. Some of our clients have used
Strecker and Son on each of their properties, through a succession
of moves or for second homes. Others have continued to hire us as
they expand their gardens or change gardens through additions or
renovations to their homes. Almost all of our clients have been
more than satisfied and some have become good friends. At Strecker
and Son, Landscape and Design we know we will count on you among
the former, we hope to count on you among the latter.