Testimonials


What motivates us?

Your satisfaction.
Sometimes we blush, just a little, from the more than 25 years of encouraging feedback we've received from our family of customers and friends. But it is our inherent goal and internal passion that gets us out of bed early everyday, as we truly get just as excited creating your private paradise, as perhaps you do experiencing the end result. Here are just a few of our more recent motivating customer comments...

 


 

They were professional. Cleaned up area every day. Always showed up when said they would. Design is perfect. 2 other friends used them and were happy so we went with tem too. Photos are on houzz small yard, fireplace.

Lisa

 


 

Kevin B and the team at Big Sky are great to work with and always get back to you quickly. Regardless if you need to speak with them for a quote, mid-project or as a follow up down the road. We have had Big Sky complete two projects for us over the past several years and I wouldn't recommend anyone else. Our last project was completed in March of 2014.

Our overall landscape plan was prepared by an independent landscape architect. We did this to ensure our interests as the homeowners were kept front of mind. Our plans were rather elaborate and detailed to say the least. In the end we went with a phased approach and modified our plan to accommodate some last minute changes.

After having contacted five companies in the local Portland\Beaverton area for bids and receiving only a total of four bids due to one company not following up. Big Sky was not the least expensive. However over the course of several weeks of going back and forth to finalize the bids. The team at Big Sky was always the most consist in getting back to me promptly. The others would take a day or two or a week to get back to me, one of them ended up taking a month.

Our first project in 2013 consisted of leveling our backyard. This required a retaining wall to be built and then backfilled. Once the backyard was leveled we added grass, planting beds and a cedar chip area for our children's play structure.

Our second project was the addition of hardscape, outdoor lighting, plantings and yard clean up. Big Sky used Belgard products for the hardscape area. Having had installed Belgard products in the past Kevin B mentioned purchasing their product via a vendor who carried Belgard stones from their California production plant. This was done due to coloration issues from Belard's NW product plant.

The hardscape work took a total of seven days to complete. During this time the crew onsite prepared the area, removed an existing concrete landing for our staircase, added the correct material to support the hardscape then completed the product installation. Moi and his team are artists and very professional. Watching the Big Sky team freehand cut each perimeter stone using an electric cutting wheel was a bit nerve racking. However the end product came out perfectly, well almost perfectly.

About a week after the installation was completed I noticed a variation in the stone's color. It was limited to what appeared to be the last batch of stones used in the installation. I called Kevin B with my concerns and as always he got back to me within a few hours of calling him. After coming out and looking they attempted to wash the stones with a solution to remove the fluoresces. Another week went by and it still didn't look right.

Instead of fighting with me as other companies may have done. Big Sky contacted their vendor and had another batch of stones delivered from the correct Belgard plant and installed them. There was no additional costs to me and Big Sky simply took care of it. This is the kind of customer service you are paying for when working with Big Sky.

As a consumer in the Portland\Beaverton area I found working with landscape companies to be nerve racking. Some no show you, others lack the needed team members to carry out all of the work professionally and others have their own products in mind when working with homeowners. Big Sky has struck the correct balance as a landscaping organization. Offer great customer service with their own team who can backup all of the work.

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"We are so pleased with it (our backyard), honestly the whole project exceeded our expectations. We started out with very little back here, and very unusable space for us. We never came out here. Now this whole summer, we are out here every night, it's a sancturary for us. "
Inger and Steve Honeberger

Featured on KPTV Home and Garden

 


 

"I am excited to write and thank you for the work of art you created in our backyard. To think the first day we met, I had you come out to talk with me about installing a hot tub and fixing some of the plantings around our back yard. Thankfully, working directly with Kevin, he was able to listen to what we wanted, and transpose that into so much more than what we thought possible. He heard what we were trying to design ourselves and put his experience and expertise to work to create a backyard oasis that will last generations.

We continually get comment after comment from guests and friends regarding your work. Those that are over for the first time just love the way it looks and those that saw it before are amazed at what you were able to do with the existing terrain. Of course what they don't know is how many times we met and all the obstacles Big Sky overcame to land on that final design. Kevin and his team were able to transform a piece of unused land into a whole other area for entertaining during parties or for just the four of us to enjoy while roasting marshmallows at the fire pit. Big Sky was able to match our design to incorporate the existing beauty of our land.

We chose Big Sky, because we trusted your work and trusted you personally. It was helpful to be able to meet at your other projects to see the quality and care you took with your work. In fact, you may not know this, but we trusted you so much after those first few meetings that we did not even talk with other landscapers. There was no need to shop and bid landscapers against each other. We knew we were getting a quality job at a fair price and there was no need to waste our time with other landscapers who would cut corners to give us a cheaper product. We also felt good knowing that you could take care of the project from A to Z and coordinate all the sub contractors that were needed to complete our entire job (from the hot tub, natural gas installation, electric and black top for our basketball court).

We look forward to working with you on future projects as we redesign our landscape. "
Dan and Jenny Schwenke

 


 

"We interviewed many landscaping companies and chose Big Sky because the owner, Kevin Roberts, had a vision for our yard that had not been presented by anyone. Rather than reinvent the wheel, he took the strengths of our existing yard and with extremely creative ideas for hardscape and landscape came up with a plan to enhance the existing site threefold. Our secondary reason for choosng Big Sky was due to the fact that we had the pleasure of observing his company work on our neighbor's yard. During construction, workers arrived and departed in a timely manner and displayed a superb work ethic and knowledge of their craft. The construction site was as well maintained as possible to ensure the least disruption to anyone's lives.

Kevin visited our site on a daily basis to keep us informed of the progress being made and to make changes when necessary. Because this project was so well supervised, our concerns were addressed immediately and kept to a minimum. Every person associated with Big Sky acted in a professional and courteous manner. This continued even after the landscape project was completed and paid for as minor adjustments were needed.

In conclusion, we are very pleased with our finished landscape as is anyone who visits our property. We would highly recommend Big Sky Landscaping. From the beginning to the end, all phases of construction will be enjoyed by anyone who uses this service.

Sincerely,
The Bradley's of Lake Oswego"

 


 

"We wanted to tell you that we are pleased with the job your company did for us. Also, that we appreciated the input you provided when designing our landscape project.

After consulting with several other landscape contractors, to no avail, we found a Big Sky exhibit at the Portland Home and Garden Show. Upon contacting you and after having a prompt response, we found it extremely easy and pleasant to work with you and all of your people. Our landscape site is a very steep and difficult one. Big Sky did a good job in providing us with an eye appealing, terraced, and easily maintainable area.

Good job guys,
The Goecks of Lake Oswego"

 


 

"As summer fades away, the boat goes into storage and the flowers die off, we look back with great pleasure at the fun we had with the wonderful garden, patio, fire pit and water front that Big Sky created for us. We've spent many hours on the back deck "soaking up" the finished product and we want you to know how much we appriciate all of your efforts.

Our compliments to your most professional work crews who understand the terms on time, commitment and quality. We could have not been more pleased with the entire process working with everyone at Big Sky and feel like you have created a work of art!

Bob"

 


 

"We hired Big Sky to work with us to improve our backyard landscape and install a water feature. In the end, Kevin Roberts and his team helped us re make our backyard into a park-like, peaceful sanctuary that we enjoy as much or more than any of our favorite rooms in the house.

Kevin initially came out and listened closely to our thoughts about a new water feature. You could tell from the very beginning that he was a professional, knew landscaping design and took a personal interest in the end product. Once he heard our thoughts, he recommended a number of things in the design that improved on what we had originally proposed. He designed a different position for the water feature in the landscape, one that could be viewed much better from inside the house and the patio. He then looked at the entire yard, and recommended some things that transformed our backyard into something really special.

We had thought about keeping an existing wood deck in our backyard, but he recommended changing this out to a more permanent, larger and lower maintenance stone patio. In addition, while we had a nice, private, border of mature trees and plants around the exterior of the property, he thought we could really upgrade the interior of the landscape and provide more of a focal point to the water feature. He recommended adding exterior lighting, a stone pathway to a distant garden and arbors that added uniqueness to the yard. Kevin personally selected most of the plants and large boulders that he also personally located throughout the yard. He gave a lot of consideration to lighting, view angles from the house and patio, and plant material. Everything was done in the timeframe, budget and completeness that was originally proposed. The crew was outstanding and took a special interest in the quality and cleanliness of the work site, throughout the process. What we really appreciated was Kevin's attention to detail and his desire to insure everything was perfect and done to our personal satisfaction.

In the end, we were extremely happy with the finished product! Our experience with the entire Big Sky team was fabulous from start to finish. We would highly recommend Big Sky to anyone that is interested in transforming their yard into a private sancuary!"

EH of NW Portland

 


 

"We are very happy to provide a positive endorsement for the landscaping Big Sky did at our home.

We were impressed with the company and the owner personally when we met at the Portland Home and Garden Show. We were interested in "something different", we preferred a contractor who would design a plan as well as implement it, and we wanted someone on the east side. Your display attracted us, and we enjoyed talking with you. You came out promptly to evaluate our project and the ideas you had just off the top of your head immediately caught our attention. We liked both the way you presented your thoughts and listened to ours.

While we knew right away we wanted to work with you, we were a little slower in figuring out what we wanted. You provided many ideas and were patient as we all came to a design decision. We appriciated our cordial working relationship and how you responded promptly to our questions and concerns. You began our work exactly when you said you would and your crew was extremely polite and took great pains to keep the work site picked up. We were probably a bit of a challenge because we had to be away so much during the job, and we appreciated how you kept the work going and got all the plants in at a perfect time of the year.

This might sound a little dry and matter-of-fact. I think what we would like to stress is how pleasant it was to work with you, how hard you worked to make sure we were happy, and how conscientious you were about keeping costs in line. We like to have a good relationship with our contractors at the end of a project as we do in the beginning, and I think we all achieved that. Our yard is beautiful and well-done and we are completely satisfied with Big Sky's workmanship.

Sincerely,
The Kimball's of Boring, Oregon"

 


 

"Dear Kevin,

Well, another Terribly Dreary Day, but a nice day to catch up with everything on my desk. I just thought Id take a moment to let you know were appreciating being on your weekly maintenance program. We tried hard, but just could not keep up with everything that needed to be done. It is such a pleasure to hear your truck pull up and know the yard will be spic and span again in a very short time.

You employ good people. We enjoyed you, personally, from the start, your office people are always friendly and polite, and the men who come out to do the yard work are Always friendly, efficient, hard-working, and polite. Its been nice to have Wayne as the go to person: he is very easy to communicate with, very personable, professional, and Prompt! I like knowing that I can call him with small and large concerns and he will attend to my concerns quickly and efficiently. When we decided to pursue the maintenance contract, he explained it well, and we also appreciate the annual schedule he provided.

Weve had many compliments on our landscaping and we are always happy to give the credit to you and your company. Thank you for your continuing good service.

Sincerely,
Mary Kay Kimball"

 


 

"As this summer season has come to a close, I wanted to share with you my experience of the services you provided for us.

The flower boxes and planters were exceptional in color and appearance. Throughout the summer, I recieved numerous compliments about our flowers. The plantings were different from last year and seemed to be the highlight of my yard. I sincerely appreciate your artistic creations with the flowers!

Overall, my yard was kept in excellent condition. The maintenance crew was always very pleasant, and attended to any special needs that may have been apparent. Your estimator always presented himself in the best professional manner. I respect your opinion as to my yard, what it needed, etc., and enjoyed the opportunity to visit with him on several occasions when I had concerns. He was always available. I appreciate the sincerity and pride that he brings to his work.

I look forward to continuing with you folks in the coming years.

Sincerely,
DM of Happy Valley"

 


 

"To our friends at Big Sky Landscaping:

I love my yard!! Thank you so, so much for your time, efforts and tremendous patience in putting up with me. I know I was a pain but it's truly such a wonderful space to be in. I could not have asked for more. I just can't wait to be home to enjoy it!! Please feel free to come by and eat your lunch on the deck anytime. You need to enjoy the fruits of your labor every once and a while. Thank you as well for the driveway referrals and keeping an eye on things while I've been gone. It's a pleasure working with you.

Sincerely,
M. Mize"
Portland, OR

 


 

"Our company (Weston Pontiac Buick GMC) has used Big Sky for landscape repair and maintenance for several years. We have been very pleased with their performance and attention to our needs.

My wife and I recently built a new home with a very large yard to landscape. From the initial consultation and design process throughout all phases of construction, the Big Sky crew did an outstanding job for us. Their work easily meets or exceeds the quality and appearance of the best landscapes out there!

Thanks again to Big Sky for their outstanding work!

Sincerely,
J. Weston of Gresham"

 


 

"The team at Big Sky is unequalled when it comes to looking at a project and envisioning a great-end result. Then they have the track record to get the job done.

Big Sky can look at a piece of dirt and envision a fabulous end result. Then they go out and make it happen. They are unparalleled in their ability.

There are lots of landscaping companies out there. However, Big Sky stands alone in it's ability to envision, plan and execute a great landscape project.

Brian Bellairs"
Top-Selling Realtor

 


 

"We challenged Big Sky with an "extreme" landscape remodel in an environmentally sensitive area with limited access, and we required a natural flow from our newly remodeled home out from the master suite and living room to the large patio with fireplace. We wanted an attractive "connection" with the lawn and lakefront.

The layout enhanced our private retreat on Lake Oswego while not interferring with our neighbor's views. We loved seeing existing landscape materials re-deployed into the new design. At night with the beautiful lighting, the outdoor living space feels like an extension of our indoor rooms.

Everything was designed for automatic irrigation (even the large patio planter pots) and the runoff was carefully managed to ensure no rapid flow into the lake. We couldn't be more pleased with the results and with the way Big Sky managed the project. We encourage anyone who wants a high quality result to work with Big Sky Landscaping."

D.E. of Lake Oswego

 


 

"Big Sky was a pleasure to work with. The quality of work was excellent and both management and employees were professional throughout the process. I look forward to working with them again.

Thanks,
AF"
Aurora, Oregon

 


 

"To Whom It May Concern:

Re: Wayne Felton 
I would like to express my sincere appreciation of Wayne for the wonderful job he has done for me on our backyard project. He has been very thorough and considerate of our project that started out as a project to hide the backyard view of a green and yellow sport court to a full presentation of a working landscape plan. He has offered many great suggestions and ideas to fit into our needs and budget. Once phase one was decided on, I was very pleased at how quickly the job was implemented. The crew came in and did an excellent job and cleaned up so well I did not even notice they were there except for the new plantings. Wayne is a very dedicated employee with great integrity for Big Sky Landscaping. I will recommend him and Big Sky to anyone interested in landscaping/maintenance services. I have enjoyed working with Wayne and look forward to our next phases of the project.

Sincerely, 
Mrs. Joni Fischer-Jones" 

 


 

"Thank you for all your help designing and installing our back yard. You helped change our land from a soggy mess to a beautiful retreat. You were honest about costs and the timeline, which we really appreciated, and you completed all the work just when you said you would. It's been a year and a half since our yard was finished, and it's maturing nicely. Good luck with your future projects.

Sincerely,
The Forrester's"
Portland, OR

 


 

 

"I wanted to send you a note at the end of our fourth week of landscaping our backyard with your company to let you know what a fine job I think you are doing. Your crew is extremely hard-working and they are doing a great job so far.

I have been particularly pleased with the crew cleaning up the site at the end of every day and their special attention to hosing down and/or pressure washing the driveway, sidewalk and street on Friday's at the end of each work week. I have been particularly impressed to see people here on-site, working everyday since the project started. In the past when I have had contract work completed on my property, I have noticed that days will pass without anybody showing up for work. So far, that hasn't been the case with Big Sky.

Furthermore, when your crew is here working, they work non-stop except for lunch. As a result, they have accomplished a great deal of work in four weeks. So far, I have been very pleased with Big Sky and the conduct of your workers and I wanted you to know it.

Sincerely,
S.H."
Tigard, Oregon

 


 

"Wow!!! Where do we begin? We originally met Kevin about 4 years ago and have since had Big Sky complete two big jobs for us. We were impressed about the vision and the ideas that Kevin had for our outdoor living space. The location, how to position everything and the overall setup on the layout. The outcome was fantastic! We get so many compliments from people who come and visit and especially from the people we entertain. We spend many nights in the summer enjoying our new fireplace and the awesome outdoor lighting.

The second job we had was a simple walkway from the front of the house leading to our new spectacular outdoor living area. Again, our vision was small, but Kevin's was much more grand. Our finished product is so welcoming and inviting. I can't wait for everything to bloom in the spring. This project was featured in the Oregonian Home and Garden article last summer.

We appreciate Kevin and his staff for all of the hard work, efforts, ideas, professionalism and always being on time. We continue to use Big Sky for yearly maintenance, cleaning and pruning of our landscape. We highly recommend Big Sky to anyone considering an outdoor transformation whether it be big or small.

We will use Big Sky again.

Sincerely,
The Schwindts"
Oregon City

 


 

"I am very pleased with the results of the landscaping work done for me by Big Sky and recommend them most highly.

My Big Sky designed project consisted of completely gutting and rebuilding the landscaping on a 1/2 acre yard. This included trimming the major trees, reshaping the entire yard, building two slate patios and a walkway, rebuilding two retaining walls and extending one, installing a parameter fence, a trellis, many boulders and two water features. Lighting, water and irrigation were installed throughout the yard as well as planting lawn, trees, shrubs and flowers. This was all going on while one end of the house had been torn apart and major remodeling was done.

The things that pleased me the most were:

  • The landscape design reflected my input and incorporated my must haves while creating an overall unified look and feel.
  • A number of different kinds of expertise were required for the project all of which were done well.
  • Big Sky was flexible about changes that I wanted as I saw the process unfold.
  • All of the people doing the work were great to deal with.
  • The materials from wood to rocks to plants were excellent quality.

Go with Big Sky!
K. Hirschfeld"
Portland, OR

 


 

"I have already recommended you to several friends and hope they contact you to do work for them. We have been tremendously pleased with the result of your fine work. Our backyard is like a park as so many friends (and strangers) tell us. The outdoor living space is where we spend the majority of our time in nice weather as well as bad. We almost prefer the inclement weather so we can have a roaring fire.

The crew, while they were here working on our project; nearly 6 months, were all polite, hard-working, good humored and just a pleasure to have around. They all knew what they were doing and it amazed me that when no supervisors were around, the crew worked just as hard and fast. One of your crew members is a pro at planting and transplanting and has a great sense of humor. The supervisor was wonderful, clearly respected and liked by his crew. The mason crew are master craftsmen with the stonework. Be assured that each one of your employees is someone I would be proud to employ. I very much appreciated the way each day everything was tidied up so we could enjoy our backyard in the evenings and week ends as things progressed.

We are so pleased to have your maintenance crew keeping everything in tip top shape each week. This crew is just as polite and industrious as your installation crews.

Again, thank you for fine work and I wish you much success in the future.

Sincerely, The Schwalge's of NW Portland, Oregon (2005)"

 

This same client also wrote the following:

"We cannot begin to tell you how pleased we are with our new backyard. The outdoor structure has become our favorite "room". We sit out there all the time and enjoy the beauty of our new landscaping, warmed by a roaring fire. And I mean roaring; my husband loves a big fire!  Everyone that comes over oohs and aahs and I proudly take them on a tour trying to impress them by remembering the names of all the plants.

The project was a long one with the "demolition" of the old deck and gazebo, amending of the soil, moving and adding many trees, and the installation of huge rocks and the may varied plants. All the while we were so impressed with the crew. They were all so polite and cheerful and respectful of one another; clearly a happy bunch of hard working men.  The process of building the outdoor structure and fireplace and laying the stone patio was a messy job but at the end of each day the crew swept up and put their tools out of the way so we could go out and admire the progress and even sit out and enjoy the setting sun.

Now we are please to have your landscape "management" crew keeping everything in tip top shape. Again, they are all professional, knowledgeable, and responsive.

Big Sky Landscaping is truly a five star company. Thank you so very much.

Sincerely,
The Schwalge's"
NW Portland, Oregon

 


 

"Big Sky Landscaping worked with us redesigning a sloping backyard with steps, hardscaping, and plant material. The design provided safer movement around the yard and has a pleasing flow to the arrangement of the various stairways. He was able to redo mistakes made by a previous landscaper to provide a durable walkway, good drainage, and level staircases.

We also rebuilt a front walkway with stone set in cement at Kevin's suggestion and that has proved to be easy maintenance and good looking.

Kevin is a good communicator, honest, and holds high standards of workmanship. He wrote clear estimates and did what was promised in a timely manner. The crew worked well with him and had great cleanup afterwards. We would recommend Kevin and Big Sky highly.

The Drew's"
Portland, OR

 


 

"My lot is small, a corner and I had absolutly no idea of what to do or any plans of my own. Big Sky did the design and I love it! What an incredible little spot of heaven my small lot will be this summer to enjoy.

Thank you,
D.S."
Vancouver, Washington

 


 

"Big Sky is the best! You transformed our yard (front and back) into a park. From the initial assessment to the final results, you guys were great to work with. You kept your time frames accurate and you did all and more than you promised. I have enjoyed working with you and many of my friends have liked your work so well they have come to you and been pleased as well. The best part is the many hours we have spent in our backyard enjoying every bit of it! The bar-b-q's and friend/family gatherings will make memories for years to come and you guys were all part of that.

Now, a great big thank you to you for giving our yard a spring clean up as a thank you gift for the referrals. The yard looks alive again! Keep up the good work.

Thanks again,
The Crain's"
Gresham, OR

 


 

"A couple months ago you finished our landscaping at our new home. I'm writing this to let you know how much we're enjoying everything that was done, especially now that the shrubs are flowering, the ground cover is blooming and the hostas and irises are coming up. The project came out beautifully.

We especially appreciate working with the landscape designer on you staff, and how he kept in contact with us throughout the project, talking about plant selection and placement, and incorporating our preferences and ideas into the design. You also made some great suggestions that we wouldn't have thought about (the Acer Palmatum is gorgeous!) You were very attentive, and on the site every day, making sure that the plants went in the right places and moving them when needed.

Thanks for the great landscaping job and for the terrific people who worked on it.

Sincerely,
The Coleman's"
Portland, OR

 


 

"We were very pleased with you and your crew at Big Sky Landscaping. The work was started on time and there were no delays once the work began. The work crews were pleasant and very hard workers.

Most important, the results far exceeded our expectations.

E. Fuchs"
Portland, OR

 


 

"In response to your letter, I am writing to let you know about our experience with your company. We had a side hill landscaped with a cascading water feature and a slate patio placed next to it. The job was completed within two weeks and done beautifully.

The entire crew was friendly, polite, on-time and neat. I was impressed by everyone that came to our house. The water feature is beautiful and even when we had a little "pump" problem; you came and fixed it promptly. Everyone is enjoying our yard, family, friends, neighbors and birds and frogs too!

S. Parker"
Portland, OR

 


 

"We are so pleased with the landscaping Big Sky did for us. Everything is alive and well. We love the backyard lighting as well. We look forward to working with you again. You did a great job selling your company without being pushy.

Sincerely,
The Dickinson's"
Portland, OR

 


 

"Last April I called your company for an estimate on the cost of replacing our existing lawn. Your response was prompt and friendly and we were given an excellent description of to what we could expect during the procedure. Since you were a member of a National, State and local landscaping organizations and the Better Business Bureau approved you, we had no doubt as to your expertise and we were satisfied with the estimate.

When work began I observed with satisfaction that the crew foreman was hard working, efficient and knowledgeable within all aspects of the operation. There were few delays and the crew worked well as a team and were always polite and courteous. At the end of each day the clean up was thorough.

During removal of the old sod it was determined that our 40 year old sprinkler system was beyond repair so we contracted to have it completely replaced at a fair price. Following completion we received many compliments from neighbors and strangers as well and we were justifiably proud. Since my wife and I are in our late 70's new procedures and installations are often confusing, but were patiently explained.

RK"
Portland, OR

 


 

"Over the past four years, my wife and I have had the pleasure of contracting with Big Sky Landscaping on three major projects. Our experience has always been very positive, which is why we have continued to utilize your professional services. You personally have become involved in our projects and enthusiastically brought our hopes to fruitarian.

There are many reasons why we are willing to write this testimonial, however, the following few represent the high opinion we have for Big Sky Landscaping:

  • The projects were always completed on time and within proposed budgets.
  • The work site was always clean and when finished, left immaculate.
  • You worked well with our ideas and always broadened the artistic scope of the project.
  • Your staff was friendly and became personally involved with excellent follow-up.
  • Projects bids and timetables were received and met in a professional manner.
  • You guaranteed your work and plants and immediately fixed or replaced anything that did not meet your high standards.

My wife and I would be happy to act as a reference for all the professionals associated with Big Sky Landscaping. We wish you continued success.

Best Regards,
F. Hunsaker"
Boring, OR

 


 

"We have a steep drop off in our backyard and soil was eroding from it every year. Because of this, we asked your company to come out and install a retaining wall for us. Not only was your staff knowledgeable, they seemed genuinely caring, offering helpful suggestions and answering all our questions with patience. When the wall was completed, we couldn't have been more satisfied. Excellent Work!

The Siu Family"
Portland, OR

 


 

"We appreciate this opportunity to provide you written feedback on the work you did for us. Your team totally re-landscaped our one-acre lot. It was a pleasant experience to deal with a contractor who did what he said he would do, when he said he would do it. You took a personal interest and pride in our landscaping plan and we are now enjoying the results. We highly recommend Big Sky.

Sincerely,
The Duncans"
Beaverton, OR

 


 

"We have had Big Sky landscape two of our yards in two of our houses. They have done a great job and are very creative. In our present house, which they came in and without any ideas of what we wanted it to look like, they created a masterpiece! I have people all the time stop and stare at our yard and ask me who did the landscaping and what a beautiful job they did. Others that have used Big Sky are extremely happy and thank me all the time for telling them about Big Sky. They are always on time and very friendly.

Sincerely,
The Spencers"
Happy Valley, OR

 


 

"The final landscaping project looks better that we had ever imagined. Big Sky was very patient with us as we flubbed our way through decision-making, changes in plant and the different phases of the landscaping. Every time the Big Sky crew came out to do work, they left the place looking impeccably tidy. All debris picked up and gone, no mud piles, they even hosed down the driveway, decks and pathways.

The Steinbergs"
Portland, OR

 


 

"To Whom It May Concern:
Last summer I contacted Big Sky to give me a bid and design to re-do our front yard. They came as promised, the bid and design were wonderful. We were thrilled when it was completed. Many cars stopped day after day to see the results. Our neighbors I think were a little nervous, but pleased. Thank you Big Sky.

M.R."
Tigard, OR

 


 

"Dear Kevin and Crew:

Many thanks for the beautiful job on our yard. The Koi pond and waterfall have been the source of many relaxing hours. The great rock work walls and paths leave friends and neighbors in awe. Our yard is called everything from "Parklike" to "Spectacular". Thanks for your great work!

D. and P. M."
Portland, OR

 


 

"Dear Kevin Roberts:

Congratulations on winning the award for No Lost-Time Accidents at the 2000 Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA) awards banquet in Indianapolis in November. This distinctive award proves that your hard work throughout the year has not gone unnoticed. With the challenges you face day in and day out, your peers have recognized you on your accomplishments.

The Toro Landscape Contractor Business team again congratulates you on your award and we wish you a very happy holiday and all the best in the 2001 season.

Sincerely,
The Landscape Contractor Business Team"
(The Toro Company)

 


 

"Our experience with Big Sky:

We had used a professional landscape architect to redesign our landscape following the disastrous windstorm of December 12, 1996. Big Sky came recommended by the professional. Big Sky executed the plan expertly, including on-spot adjustments from the original plan to meet specific unexpected situations. The work was completed post-haste and on budget, and in an amazingly short time we had a yard far better than the one the storm had cost us. It continues to receive compliments from the neighborhood.

We found Big Sky's follow-up support well done, and the personal and professional relationship with this firm has extended far beyond normal expectations.

M.E.Jr."
Portland, OR

 


 

"Big Sky Landscaping designed and built our landscaping. They were truly excellent about taking our original ideas and improving upon them. During all phases of the construction process, every expectation was exceeded. We have and will continue to refer them to friends, neighbors and business associates.

The Sinclairs"
Portland, OR

 


 

"Dear Kevin:

Just a note to tell you how happy we were with the job you did for us with the landscaping at our house on Terra Linda. As you know, I am pretty "picky" and wanted the job to be just right. I really appreciated the way you listened to me and took my ideas and made them better. We were especially concerned with the water feature in the backyard. It had to be placed where it could be seen from the kitchen window and the dining room window and still be able to hear the trickling water. You accomplished that just perfectly. From the many different shrubs, flowers and trees to the rock wall along the side, the job was beautiful and functional. The sprinkler system was also very easy to work and the coverage was perfect.

We have received many compliments on the landscaping and we were very happy with the entire job. The only thing that I wish you would have done, was plant grass that did not grow, so that I didn't have to mow it. Maybe you could do that next time??? Thanks again for a great job. We highly recommend your company to anyone who is contemplating a professional landscaping job. Merry Christmas to all of you and have a safe and healthy New Year.

R. and S. P."
Vancouver, WA

 


 

"To Whom It May Concern:

We challenged Big Sky Landscaping with the task of landscaping approximately 1-1/4 acres surrounding our home in the country. We wanted to make sure the natural beauty of the land was preserved. It was very important that the landscaping not obstruct the view from inside the house. In addition, we asked that as many native plants as possible be used especially those that fed and or attracted birds, butterflies, tree frogs, honey bees, etc. Further, we asked Big Sky to construct a large 10,000 gallon cascading waterfall among 80 ft. Oak trees. Our concern regarding the protection of old growth trees near the house was also top priority for Big Sky.

Kevin Roberts and his team worked diligently in the design and construction of the project to make sure our needs and concerns were met. Kevin's special ability to visualize and communicate in terms we could understand aided in our understanding of the design direction. We have found Big Sky Landscaping to be especially creative and helpful during all phases of our projects. In the design phase, Kevin's listening and creative skills were evident in the plans and well as the choice of plants and building materials. In the development and construction phase, Big Sky's solid skills resulted in a strong foundation for walls, ponds and waterfalls. In the planting phase, the Big Sky crew worked quickly yet carefully to make sure the integrity of the design was upheld.

In summary, we highly recommend Big Sky Landscaping and Kevin Roberts and his team. We recommend that you listen to Kevin's breakthrough ideas, they are often well worth listening to and considering. We also use Big Sky Landscaping to maintain the landscaping and recommend the maintenance crew as well.

Sincerely,
B. and P. H."
Beaverton, OR

 


 

"Dear Kevin,

I'm writing you this letter as a way of thanking you for the outstanding job you did on my landscaping and more importantly for the tremendous service you have provided after the work was completed. Big Sky has landscaped both my front and back yards with the backyard just recently being completed.

I appreciated the fact that Kevin was absolutely willing to work with me in terms of budget, design and my timeframe. In my case, I roughly knew what I wanted and Kevin did the rest. Kevin came back to me with a plan that showed how the yard would look when completed based on my rough ideas. This is great for someone like me who is not necessarily the most creative especially in landscape design. I'm glad that I gave Kevin the latitude and at least a partially "blank canvas" to work with. What I ended up with is truly beautiful and very fitting given my style of house.

I would also highly recommend using Big Sky's maintenance service once the initial landscaping has been completed. In the course of six months I cycled through three different landscape maintenance companies and found the quality of work and overall customer service inadequate. Finding a reliable quality landscape service is extremely difficult. Kevin's folks do an outstanding job. Thanks for the tremendous work and ongoing service.

Sincerely,
D.S."
Portland, OR

 


 

"To Whom It May Concern:

Big Sky Landscaping designed and installed our landscaping project in 1998. We told Kevin that one of the things that we missed most about the house that we moved from was our backyard. We had moved from an older house with mature park like landscaping and water features. Our new location, other than the house, was a level barren lot with one single tree.

The very first thing Kevin and his architect did was ask us what we were looking for. What impressed us most with Big Sky is they took the time to listen and work with my wife and I. He used his knowledge and skill to design an end product that we were trying to achieve. The other thing that impressed us was that Kevin was a 'hands on' designer. It was very common to see him up here many times prior to construction as he studied how the sun hit the property during different times of the day. We later discovered that he personally picked out the many mossy covered boulders used to give texture to the water feature and koi pond. All of the many specimen trees and shrubs were also hand picked by Kevin.By sculpting the perimeter of the property, Big Sky was able to give us the seclusion from the surrounding homes, yet not losing the view of the mountains.

The final results were a project that met our needs and also has netted many honors to Big Sky from the Oregon Landscape Contractor's Association. Overall, besides the beauty of the project, we have been very pleased with any service issues that always occur on a project of this size. I recommend that you consider Big Sky for your next project.

Sincerely,
M.S."
Happy Valley, OR

 


 

"Big Sky Landscaping completed a landscaping project the spring of 1999 for us. Kevin and his workers, from design to replacement of plants, were excellent in every aspect of our landscaping desires. The ideas that Kevin shared with us were positive and right on track. He broke down each major piece of our request, allowing us the opportunity to determine which items could and or would fit into our budget. We have had nothing but compliments about our landscaping. We would consider no other landscaping company but Big Sky to do any future work around our home. We look forward to working with Kevin and Big Sky Landscaping in the future.

Thanks,
B.M."
Portland, OR

 


 

(From a builder):

"I have been doing business with Kevin Roberts of Big Sky Landscaping for a few years now. Kevin and his team of workers are always very courteous to customers and do an exceptional job. The thing I like most about Big Sky is the way they are able to help design any project, large or small and get it done in the time estimated and the cost estimated. For anyone looking for a high quality landscape package from start to finish, I would highly recommend Big Sky Landscaping.

Sincerely,
John Phillips of J P Construction"

 


 

I had a patio, walkway, irrigation system and landscaping installed. My lot is small, a corner, and I had absolutely no idea of what to do or any plans of my own. Big Sky did the design and I love it. What an incredible little spot of heaven my small lot will be this summer to enjoy. Thanks Kevin!

D.S. of Battleground, WA

What motivates us?

Your satisfaction.
Sometimes we blush, just a little, from more than 25 years of encouraging feedback we've received from our family of customers and friends. But it is our inherent goal and internal passion that gets us out of bed early everyday, as we truly get just as excited creating your private paradise, as perhaps you do experiencing the end result. Here are just a few of our more recent motivating customer comments...

 

 


 

 

They were professional. Cleaned up area every day. Always showed up when said they would. Design is perfect. 2 other friends used them and were happy so we went with tem too. Photos are on houzz small yard, fireplace.

Lisa

 

 


 

 

Kevin B and the team at Big Sky are great to work with and always get back to you quickly. Regardless if you need to speak with them for a quote, mid-project or as a follow up down the road. We have had Big Sky complete two projects for us over the past several years and I wouldn't recommend anyone else. Our last project was completed in March of 2014.

Our overall landscape plan was prepared by an independent landscape architect. We did this to ensure our interests as the homeowners were kept front of mind. Our plans were rather elaborate and detailed to say the least. In the end we went with a phased approach and modified our plan to accommodate some last minute changes.

After having contacted five companies in the local Portland\Beaverton area for bids and receiving only a total of four bids due to one company not following up. Big Sky was not the least expensive. However over the course of several weeks of going back and forth to finalize the bids. The team at Big Sky was always the most consist in getting back to me promptly. The others would take a day or two or a week to get back to me, one of them ended up taking a month.

Our first project in 2013 consisted of leveling our backyard. This required a retaining wall to be built and then backfilled. Once the backyard was leveled we added grass, planting beds and a cedar chip area for our children's play structure.

Our second project was the addition of hardscape, outdoor lighting, plantings and yard clean up. Big Sky used Belgard products for the hardscape area. Having had installed Belgard products in the past Kevin B mentioned purchasing their product via a vendor who carried Belgard stones from their California production plant. This was done due to coloration issues from Belard's NW product plant.

The hardscape work took a total of seven days to complete. During this time the crew onsite prepared the area, removed an existing concrete landing for our staircase, added the correct material to support the hardscape then completed the product installation. Moi and his team are artists and very professional. Watching the Big Sky team freehand cut each perimeter stone using an electric cutting wheel was a bit nerve racking. However the end product came out perfectly, well almost perfectly.

About a week after the installation was completed I noticed a variation in the stone's color. It was limited to what appeared to be the last batch of stones used in the installation. I called Kevin B with my concerns and as always he got back to me within a few hours of calling him. After coming out and looking they attempted to wash the stones with a solution to remove the fluoresces. Another week went by and it still didn't look right.

Instead of fighting with me as other companies may have done. Big Sky contacted their vendor and had another batch of stones delivered from the correct Belgard plant and installed them. There was no additional costs to me and Big Sky simply took care of it. This is the kind of customer service you are paying for when working with Big Sky.

As a consumer in the Portland\Beaverton area I found working with landscape companies to be nerve racking. Some no show you, others lack the needed team members to carry out all of the work professionally and others have their own products in mind when working with homeowners. Big Sky has struck the correct balance as a landscaping organization. Offer great customer service with their own team who can backup all of the work.

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"We are so pleased with it (our backyard), honestly the whole project exceeded our expectations. We started out with very little back here, and very unusable space for us. We never came out here. Now this whole summer, we are out here every night, it's a sancturary for us. "
Inger and Steve Honeberger

Featured on KPTV Home and Garden

 

 


 

 

"I am excited to write and thank you for the work of art you created in our backyard. To think the first day we met, I had you come out to talk with me about installing a hot tub and fixing some of the plantings around our back yard. Thankfully, working directly with Kevin, he was able to listen to what we wanted, and transpose that into so much more than what we thought possible. He heard what we were trying to design ourselves and put his experience and expertise to work to create a backyard oasis that will last generations.

We continually get comment after comment from guests and friends regarding your work. Those that are over for the first time just love the way it looks and those that saw it before are amazed at what you were able to do with the existing terrain. Of course what they don't know is how many times we met and all the obstacles Big Sky overcame to land on that final design. Kevin and his team were able to transform a piece of unused land into a whole other area for entertaining during parties or for just the four of us to enjoy while roasting marshmallows at the fire pit. Big Sky was able to match our design to incorporate the existing beauty of our land.

We chose Big Sky, because we trusted your work and trusted you personally. It was helpful to be able to meet at your other projects to see the quality and care you took with your work. In fact, you may not know this, but we trusted you so much after those first few meetings that we did not even talk with other landscapers. There was no need to shop and bid landscapers against each other. We knew we were getting a quality job at a fair price and there was no need to waste our time with other landscapers who would cut corners to give us a cheaper product. We also felt good knowing that you could take care of the project from A to Z and coordinate all the sub contractors that were needed to complete our entire job (from the hot tub, natural gas installation, electric and black top for our basketball court).

We look forward to working with you on future projects as we redesign our landscape. "
Dan and Jenny Schwenke

 

 


 

 

"We interviewed many landscaping companies and chose Big Sky because the owner, Kevin Roberts, had a vision for our yard that had not been presented by anyone. Rather than reinvent the wheel, he took the strengths of our existing yard and with extremely creative ideas for hardscape and landscape came up with a plan to enhance the existing site threefold. Our secondary reason for choosng Big Sky was due to the fact that we had the pleasure of observing his company work on our neighbor's yard. During construction, workers arrived and departed in a timely manner and displayed a superb work ethic and knowledge of their craft. The construction site was as well maintained as possible to ensure the least disruption to anyone's lives.

Kevin visited our site on a daily basis to keep us informed of the progress being made and to make changes when necessary. Because this project was so well supervised, our concerns were addressed immediately and kept to a minimum. Every person associated with Big Sky acted in a professional and courteous manner. This continued even after the landscape project was completed and paid for as minor adjustments were needed.

In conclusion, we are very pleased with our finished landscape as is anyone who visits our property. We would highly recommend Big Sky Landscaping. From the beginning to the end, all phases of construction will be enjoyed by anyone who uses this service.

Sincerely,
The Bradley's of Lake Oswego"

 

 


 

 

"We wanted to tell you that we are pleased with the job your company did for us. Also, that we appreciated the input you provided when designing our landscape project.

After consulting with several other landscape contractors, to no avail, we found a Big Sky exhibit at the Portland Home and Garden Show. Upon contacting you and after having a prompt response, we found it extremely easy and pleasant to work with you and all of your people. Our landscape site is a very steep and difficult one. Big Sky did a good job in providing us with an eye appealing, terraced, and easily maintainable area.

Good job guys,
The Goecks of Lake Oswego"

 

 


 

 

"As summer fades away, the boat goes into storage and the flowers die off, we look back with great pleasure at the fun we had with the wonderful garden, patio, fire pit and water front that Big Sky created for us. We've spent many hours on the back deck "soaking up" the finished product and we want you to know how much we appriciate all of your efforts.

Our compliments to your most professional work crews who understand the terms on time, commitment and quality. We could have not been more pleased with the entire process working with everyone at Big Sky and feel like you have created a work of art!

Bob"

 

 


 

 

"We hired Big Sky to work with us to improve our backyard landscape and install a water feature. In the end, Kevin Roberts and his team helped us re make our backyard into a park-like, peaceful sanctuary that we enjoy as much or more than any of our favorite rooms in the house.

Kevin initially came out and listened closely to our thoughts about a new water feature. You could tell from the very beginning that he was a professional, knew landscaping design and took a personal interest in the end product. Once he heard our thoughts, he recommended a number of things in the design that improved on what we had originally proposed. He designed a different position for the water feature in the landscape, one that could be viewed much better from inside the house and the patio. He then looked at the entire yard, and recommended some things that transformed our backyard into something really special.

We had thought about keeping an existing wood deck in our backyard, but he recommended changing this out to a more permanent, larger and lower maintenance stone patio. In addition, while we had a nice, private, border of mature trees and plants around the exterior of the property, he thought we could really upgrade the interior of the landscape and provide more of a focal point to the water feature. He recommended adding exterior lighting, a stone pathway to a distant garden and arbors that added uniqueness to the yard. Kevin personally selected most of the plants and large boulders that he also personally located throughout the yard. He gave a lot of consideration to lighting, view angles from the house and patio, and plant material. Everything was done in the timeframe, budget and completeness that was originally proposed. The crew was outstanding and took a special interest in the quality and cleanliness of the work site, throughout the process. What we really appreciated was Kevin's attention to detail and his desire to insure everything was perfect and done to our personal satisfaction.

In the end, we were extremely happy with the finished product! Our experience with the entire Big Sky team was fabulous from start to finish. We would highly recommend Big Sky to anyone that is interested in transforming their yard into a private sancuary!"

EH of NW Portland

 

 


 

 

"We are very happy to provide a positive endorsement for the landscaping Big Sky did at our home.

We were impressed with the company and the owner personally when we met at the Portland Home and Garden Show. We were interested in "something different", we preferred a contractor who would design a plan as well as implement it, and we wanted someone on the east side. Your display attracted us, and we enjoyed talking with you. You came out promptly to evaluate our project and the ideas you had just off the top of your head immediately caught our attention. We liked both the way you presented your thoughts and listened to ours.

While we knew right away we wanted to work with you, we were a little slower in figuring out what we wanted. You provided many ideas and were patient as we all came to a design decision. We appriciated our cordial working relationship and how you responded promptly to our questions and concerns. You began our work exactly when you said you would and your crew was extremely polite and took great pains to keep the work site picked up. We were probably a bit of a challenge because we had to be away so much during the job, and we appreciated how you kept the work going and got all the plants in at a perfect time of the year.

This might sound a little dry and matter-of-fact. I think what we would like to stress is how pleasant it was to work with you, how hard you worked to make sure we were happy, and how conscientious you were about keeping costs in line. We like to have a good relationship with our contractors at the end of a project as we do in the beginning, and I think we all achieved that. Our yard is beautiful and well-done and we are completely satisfied with Big Sky's workmanship.

Sincerely,
The Kimball's of Boring, Oregon"

 

 


 

 

"Dear Kevin,

Well, another Terribly Dreary Day, but a nice day to catch up with everything on my desk. I just thought Id take a moment to let you know were appreciating being on your weekly maintenance program. We tried hard, but just could not keep up with everything that needed to be done. It is such a pleasure to hear your truck pull up and know the yard will be spic and span again in a very short time.

You employ good people. We enjoyed you, personally, from the start, your office people are always friendly and polite, and the men who come out to do the yard work are Always friendly, efficient, hard-working, and polite. Its been nice to have Wayne as the go to person: he is very easy to communicate with, very personable, professional, and Prompt! I like knowing that I can call him with small and large concerns and he will attend to my concerns quickly and efficiently. When we decided to pursue the maintenance contract, he explained it well, and we also appreciate the annual schedule he provided.

Weve had many compliments on our landscaping and we are always happy to give the credit to you and your company. Thank you for your continuing good service.

Sincerely,
Mary Kay Kimball"

 

 


 

 

"As this summer season has come to a close, I wanted to share with you my experience of the services you provided for us.

The flower boxes and planters were exceptional in color and appearance. Throughout the summer, I recieved numerous compliments about our flowers. The plantings were different from last year and seemed to be the highlight of my yard. I sincerely appreciate your artistic creations with the flowers!

Overall, my yard was kept in excellent condition. The maintenance crew was always very pleasant, and attended to any special needs that may have been apparent. Your estimator always presented himself in the best professional manner. I respect your opinion as to my yard, what it needed, etc., and enjoyed the opportunity to visit with him on several occasions when I had concerns. He was always available. I appreciate the sincerity and pride that he brings to his work.

I look forward to continuing with you folks in the coming years.

Sincerely,
DM of Happy Valley"

 

 


 

 

"To our friends at Big Sky Landscaping:

I love my yard!! Thank you so, so much for your time, efforts and tremendous patience in putting up with me. I know I was a pain but it's truly such a wonderful space to be in. I could not have asked for more. I just can't wait to be home to enjoy it!! Please feel free to come by and eat your lunch on the deck anytime. You need to enjoy the fruits of your labor every once and a while. Thank you as well for the driveway referrals and keeping an eye on things while I've been gone. It's a pleasure working with you.

Sincerely,
M. Mize"
Portland, OR

 

 


 

 

"Our company (Weston Pontiac Buick GMC) has used Big Sky for landscape repair and maintenance for several years. We have been very pleased with their performance and attention to our needs.

My wife and I recently built a new home with a very large yard to landscape. From the initial consultation and design process throughout all phases of construction, the Big Sky crew did an outstanding job for us. Their work easily meets or exceeds the quality and appearance of the best landscapes out there!

Thanks again to Big Sky for their outstanding work!

Sincerely,
J. Weston of Gresham"

 

 


 

 

"The team at Big Sky is unequalled when it comes to looking at a project and envisioning a great-end result. Then they have the track record to get the job done.

Big Sky can look at a piece of dirt and envision a fabulous end result. Then they go out and make it happen. They are unparalleled in their ability.

There are lots of landscaping companies out there. However, Big Sky stands alone in it's ability to envision, plan and execute a great landscape project.

Brian Bellairs"
Top-Selling Realtor

 

 


 

 

"We challenged Big Sky with an "extreme" landscape remodel in an environmentally sensitive area with limited access, and we required a natural flow from our newly remodeled home out from the master suite and living room to the large patio with fireplace. We wanted an attractive "connection" with the lawn and lakefront.

The layout enhanced our private retreat on Lake Oswego while not interferring with our neighbor's views. We loved seeing existing landscape materials re-deployed into the new design. At night with the beautiful lighting, the outdoor living space feels like an extension of our indoor rooms.

Everything was designed for automatic irrigation (even the large patio planter pots) and the runoff was carefully managed to ensure no rapid flow into the lake. We couldn't be more pleased with the results and with the way Big Sky managed the project. We encourage anyone who wants a high quality result to work with Big Sky Landscaping."

D.E. of Lake Oswego

 

 


 

 

"Big Sky was a pleasure to work with. The quality of work was excellent and both management and employees were professional throughout the process. I look forward to working with them again.

Thanks,
AF"
Aurora, Oregon

 

 


 

 

"To Whom It May Concern:

Re: Wayne Felton 
I would like to express my sincere appreciation of Wayne for the wonderful job he has done for me on our backyard project. He has been very thorough and considerate of our project that started out as a project to hide the backyard view of a green and yellow sport court to a full presentation of a working landscape plan. He has offered many great suggestions and ideas to fit into our needs and budget. Once phase one was decided on, I was very pleased at how quickly the job was implemented. The crew came in and did an excellent job and cleaned up so well I did not even notice they were there except for the new plantings. Wayne is a very dedicated employee with great integrity for Big Sky Landscaping. I will recommend him and Big Sky to anyone interested in landscaping/maintenance services. I have enjoyed working with Wayne and look forward to our next phases of the project.

Sincerely, 
Mrs. Joni Fischer-Jones" 

 

 


 

 

"Thank you for all your help designing and installing our back yard. You helped change our land from a soggy mess to a beautiful retreat. You were honest about costs and the timeline, which we really appreciated, and you completed all the work just when you said you would. It's been a year and a half since our yard was finished, and it's maturing nicely. Good luck with your future projects.

Sincerely,
The Forrester's"
Portland, OR

 


 

 

"I wanted to send you a note at the end of our fourth week of landscaping our backyard with your company to let you know what a fine job I think you are doing. Your crew is extremely hard-working and they are doing a great job so far.

I have been particularly pleased with the crew cleaning up the site at the end of every day and their special attention to hosing down and/or pressure washing the driveway, sidewalk and street on Friday's at the end of each work week. I have been particularly impressed to see people here on-site, working everyday since the project started. In the past when I have had contract work completed on my property, I have noticed that days will pass without anybody showing up for work. So far, that hasn't been the case with Big Sky.

Furthermore, when your crew is here working, they work non-stop except for lunch. As a result, they have accomplished a great deal of work in four weeks. So far, I have been very pleased with Big Sky and the conduct of your workers and I wanted you to know it.

Sincerely,
S.H."
Tigard, Oregon

 

 


 

 

"Wow!!! Where do we begin? We originally met Kevin about 4 years ago and have since had Big Sky complete two big jobs for us. We were impressed about the vision and the ideas that Kevin had for our outdoor living space. The location, how to position everything and the overall setup on the layout. The outcome was fantastic! We get so many compliments from people who come and visit and especially from the people we entertain. We spend many nights in the summer enjoying our new fireplace and the awesome outdoor lighting.

The second job we had was a simple walkway from the front of the house leading to our new spectacular outdoor living area. Again, our vision was small, but Kevin's was much more grand. Our finished product is so welcoming and inviting. I can't wait for everything to bloom in the spring. This project was featured in the Oregonian Home and Garden article last summer.

We appreciate Kevin and his staff for all of the hard work, efforts, ideas, professionalism and always being on time. We continue to use Big Sky for yearly maintenance, cleaning and pruning of our landscape. We highly recommend Big Sky to anyone considering an outdoor transformation whether it be big or small.

We will use Big Sky again.

Sincerely,
The Schwindts"
Oregon City

 

 


 

 

"I am very pleased with the results of the landscaping work done for me by Big Sky and recommend them most highly.

My Big Sky designed project consisted of completely gutting and rebuilding the landscaping on a 1/2 acre yard. This included trimming the major trees, reshaping the entire yard, building two slate patios and a walkway, rebuilding two retaining walls and extending one, installing a parameter fence, a trellis, many boulders and two water features. Lighting, water and irrigation were installed throughout the yard as well as planting lawn, trees, shrubs and flowers. This was all going on while one end of the house had been torn apart and major remodeling was done.

The things that pleased me the most were:

  • The landscape design reflected my input and incorporated my must haves while creating an overall unified look and feel.
  • A number of different kinds of expertise were required for the project all of which were done well.
  • Big Sky was flexible about changes that I wanted as I saw the process unfold.
  • All of the people doing the work were great to deal with.
  • The materials from wood to rocks to plants were excellent quality.

Go with Big Sky!
K. Hirschfeld"
Portland, OR

 

 


 

 

"I have already recommended you to several friends and hope they contact you to do work for them. We have been tremendously pleased with the result of your fine work. Our backyard is like a park as so many friends (and strangers) tell us. The outdoor living space is where we spend the majority of our time in nice weather as well as bad. We almost prefer the inclement weather so we can have a roaring fire.

The crew, while they were here working on our project; nearly 6 months, were all polite, hard-working, good humored and just a pleasure to have around. They all knew what they were doing and it amazed me that when no supervisors were around, the crew worked just as hard and fast. One of your crew members is a pro at planting and transplanting and has a great sense of humor. The supervisor was wonderful, clearly respected and liked by his crew. The mason crew are master craftsmen with the stonework. Be assured that each one of your employees is someone I would be proud to employ. I very much appreciated the way each day everything was tidied up so we could enjoy our backyard in the evenings and week ends as things progressed.

We are so pleased to have your maintenance crew keeping everything in tip top shape each week. This crew is just as polite and industrious as your installation crews.

Again, thank you for fine work and I wish you much success in the future.

Sincerely, The Schwalge's of NW Portland, Oregon (2005)"

 

This same client also wrote the following:

"We cannot begin to tell you how pleased we are with our new backyard. The outdoor structure has become our favorite "room". We sit out there all the time and enjoy the beauty of our new landscaping, warmed by a roaring fire. And I mean roaring; my husband loves a big fire!  Everyone that comes over oohs and aahs and I proudly take them on a tour trying to impress them by remembering the names of all the plants.

The project was a long one with the "demolition" of the old deck and gazebo, amending of the soil, moving and adding many trees, and the installation of huge rocks and the may varied plants. All the while we were so impressed with the crew. They were all so polite and cheerful and respectful of one another; clearly a happy bunch of hard working men.  The process of building the outdoor structure and fireplace and laying the stone patio was a messy job but at the end of each day the crew swept up and put their tools out of the way so we could go out and admire the progress and even sit out and enjoy the setting sun.

Now we are please to have your landscape "management" crew keeping everything in tip top shape. Again, they are all professional, knowledgeable, and responsive.

Big Sky Landscaping is truly a five star company. Thank you so very much.

Sincerely,
The Schwalge's"
NW Portland, Oregon

 

 


 

 

"Big Sky Landscaping worked with us redesigning a sloping backyard with steps, hardscaping, and plant material. The design provided safer movement around the yard and has a pleasing flow to the arrangement of the various stairways. He was able to redo mistakes made by a previous landscaper to provide a durable walkway, good drainage, and level staircases.

We also rebuilt a front walkway with stone set in cement at Kevin's suggestion and that has proved to be easy maintenance and good looking.

Kevin is a good communicator, honest, and holds high standards of workmanship. He wrote clear estimates and did what was promised in a timely manner. The crew worked well with him and had great cleanup afterwards. We would recommend Kevin and Big Sky highly.

The Drew's"
Portland, OR

 

 


 

 

"My lot is small, a corner and I had absolutly no idea of what to do or any plans of my own. Big Sky did the design and I love it! What an incredible little spot of heaven my small lot will be this summer to enjoy.

Thank you,
D.S."
Vancouver, Washington

 

 


 

 

"Big Sky is the best! You transformed our yard (front and back) into a park. From the initial assessment to the final results, you guys were great to work with. You kept your time frames accurate and you did all and more than you promised. I have enjoyed working with you and many of my friends have liked your work so well they have come to you and been pleased as well. The best part is the many hours we have spent in our backyard enjoying every bit of it! The bar-b-q's and friend/family gatherings will make memories for years to come and you guys were all part of that.

Now, a great big thank you to you for giving our yard a spring clean up as a thank you gift for the referrals. The yard looks alive again! Keep up the good work.

Thanks again,
The Crain's"
Gresham, OR

 

 


 

 

"A couple months ago you finished our landscaping at our new home. I'm writing this to let you know how much we're enjoying everything that was done, especially now that the shrubs are flowering, the ground cover is blooming and the hostas and irises are coming up. The project came out beautifully.

We especially appreciate working with the landscape designer on you staff, and how he kept in contact with us throughout the project, talking about plant selection and placement, and incorporating our preferences and ideas into the design. You also made some great suggestions that we wouldn't have thought about (the Acer Palmatum is gorgeous!) You were very attentive, and on the site every day, making sure that the plants went in the right places and moving them when needed.

Thanks for the great landscaping job and for the terrific people who worked on it.

Sincerely,
The Coleman's"
Portland, OR

 

 


 

 

"We were very pleased with you and your crew at Big Sky Landscaping. The work was started on time and there were no delays once the work began. The work crews were pleasant and very hard workers.

Most important, the results far exceeded our expectations.

E. Fuchs"
Portland, OR

 

 


 

 

"In response to your letter, I am writing to let you know about our experience with your company. We had a side hill landscaped with a cascading water feature and a slate patio placed next to it. The job was completed within two weeks and done beautifully.

The entire crew was friendly, polite, on-time and neat. I was impressed by everyone that came to our house. The water feature is beautiful and even when we had a little "pump" problem; you came and fixed it promptly. Everyone is enjoying our yard, family, friends, neighbors and birds and frogs too!

S. Parker"
Portland, OR

 

 


 

 

"We are so pleased with the landscaping Big Sky did for us. Everything is alive and well. We love the backyard lighting as well. We look forward to working with you again. You did a great job selling your company without being pushy.

Sincerely,
The Dickinson's"
Portland, OR

 

 


 

 

"Last April I called your company for an estimate on the cost of replacing our existing lawn. Your response was prompt and friendly and we were given an excellent description of to what we could expect during the procedure. Since you were a member of a National, State and local landscaping organizations and the Better Business Bureau approved you, we had no doubt as to your expertise and we were satisfied with the estimate.

When work began I observed with satisfaction that the crew foreman was hard working, efficient and knowledgeable within all aspects of the operation. There were few delays and the crew worked well as a team and were always polite and courteous. At the end of each day the clean up was thorough.

During removal of the old sod it was determined that our 40 year old sprinkler system was beyond repair so we contracted to have it completely replaced at a fair price. Following completion we received many compliments from neighbors and strangers as well and we were justifiably proud. Since my wife and I are in our late 70's new procedures and installations are often confusing, but were patiently explained.

RK"
Portland, OR

 

 


 

 

"Over the past four years, my wife and I have had the pleasure of contracting with Big Sky Landscaping on three major projects. Our experience has always been very positive, which is why we have continued to utilize your professional services. You personally have become involved in our projects and enthusiastically brought our hopes to fruitarian.

There are many reasons why we are willing to write this testimonial, however, the following few represent the high opinion we have for Big Sky Landscaping:

  • The projects were always completed on time and within proposed budgets.
  • The work site was always clean and when finished, left immaculate.
  • You worked well with our ideas and always broadened the artistic scope of the project.
  • Your staff was friendly and became personally involved with excellent follow-up.
  • Projects bids and timetables were received and met in a professional manner.
  • You guaranteed your work and plants and immediately fixed or replaced anything that did not meet your high standards.

My wife and I would be happy to act as a reference for all the professionals associated with Big Sky Landscaping. We wish you continued success.

Best Regards,
F. Hunsaker"
Boring, OR

 

 


 

 

"We have a steep drop off in our backyard and soil was eroding from it every year. Because of this, we asked your company to come out and install a retaining wall for us. Not only was your staff knowledgeable, they seemed genuinely caring, offering helpful suggestions and answering all our questions with patience. When the wall was completed, we couldn't have been more satisfied. Excellent Work!

The Siu Family"
Portland, OR

 

 


 

 

"We appreciate this opportunity to provide you written feedback on the work you did for us. Your team totally re-landscaped our one-acre lot. It was a pleasant experience to deal with a contractor who did what he said he would do, when he said he would do it. You took a personal interest and pride in our landscaping plan and we are now enjoying the results. We highly recommend Big Sky.

Sincerely,
The Duncans"
Beaverton, OR

 

 


 

 

"We have had Big Sky landscape two of our yards in two of our houses. They have done a great job and are very creative. In our present house, which they came in and without any ideas of what we wanted it to look like, they created a masterpiece! I have people all the time stop and stare at our yard and ask me who did the landscaping and what a beautiful job they did. Others that have used Big Sky are extremely happy and thank me all the time for telling them about Big Sky. They are always on time and very friendly.

Sincerely,
The Spencers"
Happy Valley, OR

 

 


 

 

"The final landscaping project looks better that we had ever imagined. Big Sky was very patient with us as we flubbed our way through decision-making, changes in plant and the different phases of the landscaping. Every time the Big Sky crew came out to do work, they left the place looking impeccably tidy. All debris picked up and gone, no mud piles, they even hosed down the driveway, decks and pathways.

The Steinbergs"
Portland, OR

 

 


 

 

"To Whom It May Concern:
Last summer I contacted Big Sky to give me a bid and design to re-do our front yard. They came as promised, the bid and design were wonderful. We were thrilled when it was completed. Many cars stopped day after day to see the results. Our neighbors I think were a little nervous, but pleased. Thank you Big Sky.

M.R."
Tigard, OR

 

 


 

 

"Dear Kevin and Crew:

Many thanks for the beautiful job on our yard. The Koi pond and waterfall have been the source of many relaxing hours. The great rock work walls and paths leave friends and neighbors in awe. Our yard is called everything from "Parklike" to "Spectacular". Thanks for your great work!

D. and P. M."
Portland, OR

 

 


 

 

"Dear Kevin Roberts:

Congratulations on winning the award for No Lost-Time Accidents at the 2000 Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA) awards banquet in Indianapolis in November. This distinctive award proves that your hard work throughout the year has not gone unnoticed. With the challenges you face day in and day out, your peers have recognized you on your accomplishments.

The Toro Landscape Contractor Business team again congratulates you on your award and we wish you a very happy holiday and all the best in the 2001 season.

Sincerely,
The Landscape Contractor Business Team"
(The Toro Company)

 

 


 

 

"Our experience with Big Sky:

We had used a professional landscape architect to redesign our landscape following the disastrous windstorm of December 12, 1996. Big Sky came recommended by the professional. Big Sky executed the plan expertly, including on-spot adjustments from the original plan to meet specific unexpected situations. The work was completed post-haste and on budget, and in an amazingly short time we had a yard far better than the one the storm had cost us. It continues to receive compliments from the neighborhood.

We found Big Sky's follow-up support well done, and the personal and professional relationship with this firm has extended far beyond normal expectations.

M.E.Jr."
Portland, OR

 

 


 

 

"Big Sky Landscaping designed and built our landscaping. They were truly excellent about taking our original ideas and improving upon them. During all phases of the construction process, every expectation was exceeded. We have and will continue to refer them to friends, neighbors and business associates.

The Sinclairs"
Portland, OR

 

 


 

 

"Dear Kevin:

Just a note to tell you how happy we were with the job you did for us with the landscaping at our house on Terra Linda. As you know, I am pretty "picky" and wanted the job to be just right. I really appreciated the way you listened to me and took my ideas and made them better. We were especially concerned with the water feature in the backyard. It had to be placed where it could be seen from the kitchen window and the dining room window and still be able to hear the trickling water. You accomplished that just perfectly. From the many different shrubs, flowers and trees to the rock wall along the side, the job was beautiful and functional. The sprinkler system was also very easy to work and the coverage was perfect.

We have received many compliments on the landscaping and we were very happy with the entire job. The only thing that I wish you would have done, was plant grass that did not grow, so that I didn't have to mow it. Maybe you could do that next time??? Thanks again for a great job. We highly recommend your company to anyone who is contemplating a professional landscaping job. Merry Christmas to all of you and have a safe and healthy New Year.

R. and S. P."
Vancouver, WA

 

 


 

 

"To Whom It May Concern:

We challenged Big Sky Landscaping with the task of landscaping approximately 1-1/4 acres surrounding our home in the country. We wanted to make sure the natural beauty of the land was preserved. It was very important that the landscaping not obstruct the view from inside the house. In addition, we asked that as many native plants as possible be used especially those that fed and or attracted birds, butterflies, tree frogs, honey bees, etc. Further, we asked Big Sky to construct a large 10,000 gallon cascading waterfall among 80 ft. Oak trees. Our concern regarding the protection of old growth trees near the house was also top priority for Big Sky.

Kevin Roberts and his team worked diligently in the design and construction of the project to make sure our needs and concerns were met. Kevin's special ability to visualize and communicate in terms we could understand aided in our understanding of the design direction. We have found Big Sky Landscaping to be especially creative and helpful during all phases of our projects. In the design phase, Kevin's listening and creative skills were evident in the plans and well as the choice of plants and building materials. In the development and construction phase, Big Sky's solid skills resulted in a strong foundation for walls, ponds and waterfalls. In the planting phase, the Big Sky crew worked quickly yet carefully to make sure the integrity of the design was upheld.

In summary, we highly recommend Big Sky Landscaping and Kevin Roberts and his team. We recommend that you listen to Kevin's breakthrough ideas, they are often well worth listening to and considering. We also use Big Sky Landscaping to maintain the landscaping and recommend the maintenance crew as well.

Sincerely,
B. and P. H."
Beaverton, OR

 

 


 

 

"Dear Kevin,

I'm writing you this letter as a way of thanking you for the outstanding job you did on my landscaping and more importantly for the tremendous service you have provided after the work was completed. Big Sky has landscaped both my front and back yards with the backyard just recently being completed.

I appreciated the fact that Kevin was absolutely willing to work with me in terms of budget, design and my timeframe. In my case, I roughly knew what I wanted and Kevin did the rest. Kevin came back to me with a plan that showed how the yard would look when completed based on my rough ideas. This is great for someone like me who is not necessarily the most creative especially in landscape design. I'm glad that I gave Kevin the latitude and at least a partially "blank canvas" to work with. What I ended up with is truly beautiful and very fitting given my style of house.

I would also highly recommend using Big Sky's maintenance service once the initial landscaping has been completed. In the course of six months I cycled through three different landscape maintenance companies and found the quality of work and overall customer service inadequate. Finding a reliable quality landscape service is extremely difficult. Kevin's folks do an outstanding job. Thanks for the tremendous work and ongoing service.

Sincerely,
D.S."
Portland, OR

 

 


 

 

"To Whom It May Concern:

Big Sky Landscaping designed and installed our landscaping project in 1998. We told Kevin that one of the things that we missed most about the house that we moved from was our backyard. We had moved from an older house with mature park like landscaping and water features. Our new location, other than the house, was a level barren lot with one single tree.

The very first thing Kevin and his architect did was ask us what we were looking for. What impressed us most with Big Sky is they took the time to listen and work with my wife and I. He used his knowledge and skill to design an end product that we were trying to achieve. The other thing that impressed us was that Kevin was a 'hands on' designer. It was very common to see him up here many times prior to construction as he studied how the sun hit the property during different times of the day. We later discovered that he personally picked out the many mossy covered boulders used to give texture to the water feature and koi pond. All of the many specimen trees and shrubs were also hand picked by Kevin.By sculpting the perimeter of the property, Big Sky was able to give us the seclusion from the surrounding homes, yet not losing the view of the mountains.

The final results were a project that met our needs and also has netted many honors to Big Sky from the Oregon Landscape Contractor's Association. Overall, besides the beauty of the project, we have been very pleased with any service issues that always occur on a project of this size. I recommend that you consider Big Sky for your next project.

Sincerely,
M.S."
Happy Valley, OR

 

 


 

 

"Big Sky Landscaping completed a landscaping project the spring of 1999 for us. Kevin and his workers, from design to replacement of plants, were excellent in every aspect of our landscaping desires. The ideas that Kevin shared with us were positive and right on track. He broke down each major piece of our request, allowing us the opportunity to determine which items could and or would fit into our budget. We have had nothing but compliments about our landscaping. We would consider no other landscaping company but Big Sky to do any future work around our home. We look forward to working with Kevin and Big Sky Landscaping in the future.

Thanks,
B.M."
Portland, OR

 

 


 

 

(From a builder):

"I have been doing business with Kevin Roberts of Big Sky Landscaping for a few years now. Kevin and his team of workers are always very courteous to customers and do an exceptional job. The thing I like most about Big Sky is the way they are able to help design any project, large or small and get it done in the time estimated and the cost estimated. For anyone looking for a high quality landscape package from start to finish, I would highly recommend Big Sky Landscaping.

Sincerely,
John Phillips of J P Construction"

 

 


 

 

I had a patio, walkway, irrigation system and landscaping installed. My lot is small, a corner, and I had absolutely no idea of what to do or any plans of my own. Big Sky did the design and I love it. What an incredible little spot of heaven my small lot will be this summer to enjoy. Thanks Kevin!

D.S. of Battleground, WA

 

 

 

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