Jack worked with me on redoing our front yard as well as backyard beds and adding a gorgeous rock patio. I had a dim vision in my head of what I wanted but had no idea how to execute any of it. I knew I wanted a beautiful, low maintenance yard that in the front could withstand heat and in the back lots of shade. Jack met with us and listened to our "wish" list, walked the space and gave us a detailed description of what he felt would best suit our needs. He gave us fantastic ideas we would have never thought of and it turned out better than we could ever have imagined. It was done professionally, quickly and UNDER budget!
Jacks crew was in and out of my yard flawlessly and in half the time I thought it would take. I was extremely impressed with the entire process. From my first call and visit with Jack and our layout of what we wanted to accomplish to the day his crew came in and perfectly executed the job. It looked gorgeous and when the day was done Jacks guys had cleaned up so well that you couldn't even tell they were there. I woke up that morning with a backyard I didn't like and 8 hours later I was sipping a drink on the patio staring at an oasis.
Thanks for the great job Jack.
I have hired Jack and his crew 2 times because he is the nicest, calmest, easy going, intelligent,most professional contractor that I have worked with. How many contractors do you ever want to hire twice? He has my loyalty. Excellent teamwork, No promises broken, no missed appointments. Can do attitude. Bravo to jack Williams. He personally takes care of his business.
Jack's creative talent, plus his pleasant and efficient crew, transformed our yard into something beautiful that fit the surroundings naturally, without overstatement. Our small corner lot is now enjoyed by family, neighbors, and . . . colorful butterflies.
Susan and Renea H.
I have used Jack William's crew on several projects and the outcome has always exceeded my expectations. Jack really takes pride in his work and I love the outdoor spaces that his has created. His creativity and attention to detail is worth every penny and I would definitely recommend Austin Living Landscapes.
Asking the Why
By Jack Williams // April 27, 2016
There are several landscape companies in Austin. A lot. These range from uber high-end specialty landscape firms to a guy in a truck and a shovel. It’s a lot to choose from which could make your head spin from when trying to select a good landscape company in Austin.
In Austin, by and large, there are:
5 nurseries where EVERYONE buys their plants
4 places where EVERYONE gets their sprinkler parts
3 places where EVERYONE buys their soil
2 rock yards for EVERYONE
only 1 choice for YOU, the homeowner.
How do you make the choice? If EVERYONE is buying from the SAME supply yards, then how do you, as a homeowner, choose the right landscape company for you? It’s a tough question.
You choose by whomever makes you feel most comfortable. A trusted advisor for you during the design process. Who’s going to really listen to your needs and provide you with a landscape solution that’s right for you? Which company has the most experience and will stand behind their work?
All companies say they’re the best and provide great service. Some might. Some don’t.
I’ve heard my fair share of stories:
“I’m so frustrated…these guys started a project half way and never came back.”
“I’m so upset that I spent thousands of dollars on my yard—half of the plants died and the other half were eaten by deer. This company doesn't know what they’re doing!!! PLEASE, HELP ME!”
“Agh, this is disappointing because I’ve called three companies, only one returned my call, and I’m still waiting over a month for a simple quote.”
Yep, this is disappointing. For one, it throws a big bad reputation blanket on the bed of GOOD LANDSCAPE COMPANIES in Austin (yes, there’s some out there). It’s also upsetting because you want your home to look nice—you work hard for your money and want to trust that your project will be taken care of in 1) a timely manner, 2) professional manner and 3) beautifully done.
It is satisfying for me to work with clients in Austin to make their landscape creations. I look at is as a collaboration. Like I tell people, “I will guide you and provide my best ideas for a design, but want your feedback because after all, you’re living there long after I leave.”
It’s a company that likes finding solutions, we like working with people and make beautiful environments. It just so happens that we do landscaping. Whether it’s working with your custom home builder on new construction or a remodel or creating a beautiful back yard patio in Austin—it’s satisfying to find something that works.
It’s what I do. I’ve been providing landscape design and installation services in Austin for 15 years—been in the green industry for over 20 years and graduated from one of the preeminent Landscape Architecture programs in America. I’ve worked through the droughts, recessions and deer and built my company and reputation through referrals and trust.
I’m here to serve. If you’re just looking for a quote or a low bid, please peruse another website—I’m probably not the landscape company for you. However, if you’re looking for someone that listens, asks the right questions and design a landscape that fits YOUR NEEDS AND BUDGET, then let’s talk.
You see, I’ve created a system that is specifically designed for you—the homeowner. Check out this video about our process. It walks you through the steps of how we create a beautiful landscape for you. Give me a call on my personal cell to talk about your landscaping project. I look forward to helping you.