I am most happy with the patio and grounds project that Environment West completed for me. The work was done promptly and efficiently. I especially appreciated the great cleanup of the area upon completion. All the people on the project were a joy to work with. The agents listened to me and treated the job just as they would on a large, costly one. I have recommended your firm to other friends. Last summer you did a similar project for my friend who also liked the way you do business. I use Angie's List and have graded you with A's. Thank you for your fair, honest and careful work.
December 29, 2014
The crew at Environment West transformed the pile of basalt that surrounded our new home into a beautiful outdoor space. Our landscape architect worked wonders with a challenging site. He had a vision of what our yard could look like that we never would have seen ourselves. He created a design that used the some of the rock and incorporated lots of native plants that are low maintenance but that will provide lots of texture and color year round. He was very receptive to our ideas and always available to meet or to talk as the plan evolved through the installation process. Environment West got the job completed on time and within the budget. We would work with them again on any future project and highly recommend them!
December 15, 2014
My wife and I have worked with Environment West for 3 years. We first met with them to put in our back yard in our new home. Environment west was responsive, sat with us several times with modified plans of what our vision was for the backyard landscape project. They offered suggestions, advised us on what would fit the area, and what would work best in the Spokane climate. During the day while we were at work, Environment west would call to confirm specifics of what we wanted as they moved forward with the project. We were so pleased with the outcome, we hired them the following year to help develop an intricate and large water feature to run through the back yard. We were looking for a Japanese garden type theme. After meeting with the landscape architect, we were very impressed with the plans and scope of work. We couldn't be happier, with the service and expertise provided by Environment West. We spend every moment we can in the back yard, and have plans to do further landscaping. We will not seek out other landscape contractors to do the work. We know and rely on the quality, and customer service that Environment West provides. I would recommend anyone to make Environment West the first phone call when a decision is made to involve a landscape organization in the modification or development of any landscape project.
January 19, 2013
Our experiences with Environment West have been very good......and we've used them twice for new homes. Most impressive were the plans, and how well they came together as we partnered to get the best look. And the end result was always what we wanted.
January 05, 2013
Jason & Jessica F.
My wife and I were so excited to move into our new home that we failed to recognize the disastrous back yard we were inheriting. We had no ideas as to what we wanted in a back yard nor what it should look like from a design perspective. Our architect designed a plan that was practical in what our yard physically needed as well as appealing for our family to enjoy. Throughout the entire process every employee my wife and I dealt with demonstrated exceptional professionalism and the customer service was top notch. The landscaping crew arrived bright and early every day until the project was complete. They were all polite and courteous and everyone worked like they wanted to be there, like they really enjoyed their work and to me that was refreshing. Anytime my wife or I had question we felt very comfortable in approaching any member of the team and asking them our questions and if that individual did not know the answer he would find someone that did. Our project was small yet it made our small street very crowded however the crew was so persistent at cleaning up at the end of the day one would never suspect there was anything happening during the day. After the project was complete we had the sprinkler technician complete a walk through demonstration on the operation of the sprinkler system and how to maintain the system. Environment West is a fantastic company with great employees, I highly recommend them to anyone contemplating having landscape work done or searching for landscaping ideas. They are great asset to have in the Spokane Community.
November 21, 2012
After the completion of our "Dream" home we knew we had to contact Environment West to complete the dream. We met with Owner, Steve Smart, and his design team and they went to work to create the finishing touches to our Home. From the intial meeting to the final stages of planting we couldn't be happier. The Hardscape crew placed the rocks and worked diligently to make sure we got what we wanted. The shrubs and trees were of great quality and we could not be happier with the final product. Thank you to Environment West, Steve Smart and the whole team for a wonderful Landscape job!
November 05, 2012
We moved into a new development and our yard was boring. We really didn't know what we wanted when we contacted Environment West Landscape Services. Their staff designed and installed a wonderful retreat. Our plain, small concrete patio was raised, expanded and pavers were used to make it beautiful and functional. They reshaped our lawn areas and planted various perennials and annuals to brighten up the area around our entire home. We would recommend EW to anyone with a small or large project.
October 25, 2012
The team from Environment West took an old front and back yard that had been initially installed in 1980 and made it a world class environment. Their total involvement in the renewal of our yards made it something that one neighbor requested "Please leave an opening in your fence so we can see it-it looks like a park".
The renewal was comprehensive; design, demolition/tree removal, grading, sprinklers, fencing, concrete/payer installation, garden boxes, leveling, exterior lighting and planting of numerous varieties of plants selected with our location in mind. Ken made numerous trips to work with us to get it the way we wanted it. It all was expertly coordinated with Ken coordinating and overseeing every step. Ken was responsive and collaborative as we designed and refined the plan. The final plan exceeded our best expectations. We knew and approved the respective expense of the various options before any work was commenced. The crews that worked on our project were professional, friendly and competent. Not one uncomfortable situation occurred during the whole duration.
Ken and his team were excellent communicators as to the schedule and progress of the project. We always knew what was going to happen and when. This one asset made Environment West worth their selection as so many other contractors expect you to guess when something is going to happen.
The final price was as agreed upon and wherever a saving could be found, it was applied to the project.
Finally, the follow up has been unbelievable. Numerous corrections, adjustments and replacements have been applied with no additional cost.
In summary, we could not be happier with what could have been a miserable project. The team from Environment West went so far above that the norm that our yards will be source of pride and enjoyment for years to come.
Environment West - thanks so much for being so good.
October 15, 2012
OUTSTANDING!! From creation, planning and then completion of our total landscaping remodel, the team at Environment West exceeded every expectation that we had. Their crew was punctual and professional and believe-it-or-not at the end of each workday you couldn't even tell that they had been there because there was no mess! Our job was completed ahead of schedule and under budget. Since then we have had Environment West tackle other projects for us and they have never failed to impress us at each turn. They are easily the best contractor services that we have ever used.
January 15, 2011
I would highly recommend Jon Fergen and his crew with Environment West Landscaping Service. Their professionalism, expertise, and superb customer service by far exceeded our expectations. They always arrived early or on time for projects, wore booties over their boots if they walked inside our house, and were always helpful in answering any of our questions. The quality of their work is excellent as well. I would highly recommend Environment West for your landscaping needs.
January 14, 2011
We had our entire backyard and much of our front yard landscaped by Environment West. Our experience was great from start to finish. EW is a full service landscape contractor and guided us through the design process in a way that made us feel in charge and yet gave us all the help we needed in making key decisions about elements of our plan. The construction phase that followed was efficient and skillful. We are very pleased with the outcome and with the entire experience. Shortly after our project was completed, our neighbors contracted with EW to do a project on their property. I highly recommend the team at Environment West.
January 08, 2011
Environment West Landscape Service is the best! The team at EWLS is professional from conceptualization to final project completion. Steve Smart has done several commercial projects for me over the years and always came in on budget. Additional y EWLS tackled a major residential lake home project that was very complex requiring several shoreline permits, extensive water drainage engineering, and a multitude of other issues evolved in a lake front home project. Needless to say the landscaping made the home the premier home of the lake. Thanks again for all your great work
January 07, 2011
I am a custom home builder in the Spokane area. When my clients ask for a landscaping company, I always recommend Steve Smart of Environment West Landscape Services. My experience, as well as my clients, has been nothing but positive. Their landscape projects were completed with a high degree of professionalism and quality. They are a team player and their landscape design and work truly put the icing on the cake of a custom built home. I highly recommend Environment West Landscape Services.
January 05, 2011
Environment West has provided us with a beautiful home landscape. Starting with our designer, Jon Fergen, we met first at the office to discuss our general ideas on what we wanted on our property, then Jon created a well-laid out plan, with suggested plants and trees. Again, we met at his office and he professionally went through the plan with us, showing us pictures of the plants he suggested, and we discussed locations, watering, animal resistance, etc. After we had arrived at an agreement on the plan, Environment West's expert crew came to the house, did all of the ground preparations, laid in the sprinkler system and planted all of the vegetation in 3 days. The result is spectacular to us. I would highly recommend Environment West to anyone looking for an outstanding landscape service.
December 21, 2010
We have 10 acres and fabulous views, and EVW listened, planned and constructed our magnificent landscaping project. From flagstone pathways, beautiful pond and waterfall, fire pit, garden area, grass areas, spa pad, driveway, pavers, and rockeries, and our sprinkler system and keep fill for the pond, everything was done with professionalism and attention to detail. If something isn’t right, they keep their word and replace faulty materials, repair damaged equipment and are always available for maintenance issues. We will call EVW for all of our Landscaping needs!
December 16, 2010
My husband and I have been very pleased with our experience with Environment West from the beginning to the end. Our landscape architect was very conscientious, and he remained extremely patient with our requests for numerous revisions. The billing process seemed straightforward with no hidden fees. The workers were timely and professional, and they even worked on our backyard without much of a hitch when we were out of town. We have been very happy with the end product.
May 25, 2010
We contracted with Ken Laxton, the landscape architect with Environment West. My wife and I are very pleased with the results in our front yard. Even when small problems popped up like they inevitably do during construction projects, they were handled quickly and personally by Ken. I would hire Environment West again given the choice.
February 28, 2010
Garry and Leslie M.
Environment West Landscape and landscape architect Ken Laxton designed and constructed a front yard that is everything we had asked for and more than we could have imagined. After living in our home for over twenty years we were in desperate need of an update. Ken's creative plan and professional supervision gave us the driveway, front entry, seating area and low maintenance landscaping we were looking for. He did an awesome job of listening to our concerns, answering our questions and modifying our ideas to fit our budget. The crews that put in the sprinkler system, pavers, concrete, electrical outlets, plants and sod were both knowledgeable and efficient. We are now the envy of our neighbors and complete strangers tell us how great our front yard looks. This company is a clients’ dream come true.
September 29, 2009
We moved into a house with an unfinished back yard and had plans drawn to finish the yard and put in a pool. The architect was creative but failed to listen to our interests and came up with, in our opinion, a ridiculously expensive plan. We then contracted Environment West and worked extensively with Ken Laxton who first listened to us and then modified the plans(at no expense) to something better than either of us had thought was possible at a price within our budget. The execution of the plan including significant excavation, pool installation, grass, plants, irrigation, a fire pit, lighting and concrete work all went well and on schedule. Ken was always available and his staff was all very professional. I would recommend Environment West to anyone without reservation...in fact they just finished a yard for a friend.
September 24, 2009
Jean and Dan M.
Last summer we contracted with Environment West to redesign and re-landscape our backyard. Our project was extensive, and included adding trees, replacing sod and shrubs, placing rocks, a new sprinkler system, building a larger deck to accommodate a hot tub, replacing our wood fence and re-contouring a portion of the yard to provide exercise space for our two vigorous border collies. We feel extremely fortunate to have had Ken Laxton as our project manager. He was very creative in providing solutions for us and from the drawing of the plans to the planting of the last shrub, he was professional, resourceful, pleasant, a great listener and patient with our endless questions throughout. He was also sensitive to our budget. He did a remarkable job of scheduling all the crews’ earth movers, carpenters, electricians, fence installers, sod and shrub planting crew, etc. He is well respected and has solid working relationships with many related companies in Spokane, such as our hot tub vendor, which made it worry free for us. Everything was handled efficiently and professionally by both Ken and those he brought in to perform each function. And best of all, we love the results!!
May 14, 2009