Landscape Architecture Solutions
for Exceptional Outdoor Living in West Chester, PA and Nearby Communities
Complex Projects Completed In-House by an Experienced Design Build Team
Now that it's time to update your outdoor space, you're not holding back. You want to ensure your family has everything they need to enjoy cool autumn evenings, warm summer days, and everything in between outside in their own private backyard paradise. Maybe that includes a sparkling swimming pool, complete with jumping rocks and a patio for lounging and lemonade breaks. Maybe it's an outdoor kitchen and all the built-in seating you need to entertain guests. Maybe you prefer an ecosystem pond, which not only creates a beautiful lakeside vibe for your daily relaxation, it's also a low-maintenance alternative to grass and gardens. You also need to address the slopes in your backyard and introduce drainage and erosion control solutions to protect your home and all your new landscaping features.
Complex outdoor projects seem to call for a landscape architecture firm, but that's not always the best route to take. Landscape architects typically design large-scale projects, then direct the contractors who bring the design to life. A design-build firm starts with a deep 'Hands-on' appreciation for the practical issues of each site, which are tremendously important in the success, and long term quality and enjoyment of outdoor living projects. We collaborate with trusted Landscape architects, and civil engineers to ensure designs meet codes for structural integrity, stormwater, and similar issues.
At Turpin Landscape Design Build, we offer all the advantages of a landscape architecture firm—industry certifications, years of local experience, and a highly-skilled team of designers and craftspeople—with the added benefit of being able to take a landscape from start to finish with our in-house team. We offer transparent pricing and accurate estimates, and we keep you informed throughout the course of your project with video updates and rapid responses to your questions and concerns. It's a personalized approach to multi-faceted landscaping challenges, and it's what we've been doing in West Chester, Pennsylvania, for more than 20 years.
Make better use of your outdoor space by customizing it to suit your lifestyle. Fill out our contact form to learn more about how we can meet your landscape architecture needs in the West Chester area.
A History of High-Quality Landscaping and Happy Clients
Over the years, we've had the privilege to work on many unique backyard spaces in the West Chester area, and we're happy to know how much our clients love them. This is what they have to say about our craftsmanship and what it's like to work with us:
The Advantages of Working with a Design Build Company Instead of a Landscape Architecture Firm
Landscape architecture professionals are typically called in for large-scale commercial projects. Though you can work with them for complex residential outdoor spaces, there are a number of advantages to sticking with a local design build company like Turpin Landscape Design Build:
- We can complete your entire project in-house, from landscape design to installation. Having one point of contact throughout your project makes it easier for you to enjoy a seamless experience.
- We take a proactive approach to the landscaping challenges that are common in West Chester: steep slopes, erosion control, drainage, stormwater management, and the freeze-thaw cycle. Attention to these concerns is part of every project we do, because we want you to enjoy your fine landscaping for years to come.
- With more than 20 years of experience in the West Chester area, we have an in-depth understanding of the local soil, climate, and building and permitting regulations.
- Our team is highly trained and experienced, and we maintain a number of industry certifications and affiliations to demonstrate our commitment to client care, quality assurance, and landscaping excellence.
- Over the years, we've designed and installed numerous concrete and fiberglass pools, natural pools and swimming ponds, fountains, pondless waterfalls, natural stone patios and walkways, outdoor kitchens, built-in seating, retaining walls, plants, landscape lighting, and more. We create intimate outdoor spaces that bring families together and encourage you to spend more time in nature.
- You'll enjoy our online portal, where you can see our schedule, pay invoices, and receive video updates about your project. We respond to your messages within one business day.
- Our Craftsmanship Promise includes warranties for your peace of mind, including 90 days on plants, five years on most hardscapes, and more.
Fill out our contact form and get started on your custom outdoor space.
A Closer Look at Our Work
As you browse our portfolio, you'll notice how each pool and landscape is designed with that home and its family in mind. Even though each project is different, they have a few things in common: a natural, comforting experience, high-quality craftsmanship, and attention to the details that truly set a landscape apart.
How We Complete Projects Efficiently, Safely, and In Alignment With Your Vision
Creating a great customer experience is as important to us as building beautiful landscapes. Over the years, we've streamlined our process to ensure a simple, hassle-free experience for you. View each step in our process below to learn more.
1. Get In Touch
This is where it all begins! Fill out the contact form on our website and give us some information about your project. You'll hear from us within one business day requesting any additional information that may be needed or to move forward with the next step in our process.
2. Initial Consultation
This is an opportunity for both of us to get to know each other better either on the phone or virtually. You'll go into detail about your needs and wants, to ensure we've got a good understanding of what you're looking for in your space so that we can present you with a ballpark price for your project.
3. Onsite Consultation
The Project Manager or Landscape Designer will be there, and we ask that all decision-makers be present. We’ll collect your consultation fee, which will be credited toward the design and/or construction. During this consultation we’ll take measurements, photos, and share material samples with you to help you get a better sense of what's possible. Throughout it all, we're here to guide you with expert advice and recommendations.
From there, we'll draw up your agreement and collect your deposit or design fee to secure your place on our schedule. For some projects, we'll start our design process right there on the spot!
4. Design & Materials
For larger projects and pools there is a more extensive design phase. There's a $1,500-5,000 design charge, depending upon the scope of the project and whether you'd like a 2D or 3D design. We'll have a virtual meeting to present your design plan which includes material samples. Design and material adjustments are made according to your feedback. We offer revisions, because we want to make sure the design is exactly what you're envisioning for your space. We’ll finalize your plans and draft your construction agreement. When you sign off on it and pay your construction deposit, we’ll secure your place on our calendar.
5. Project Kick-Off Meeting
You'll meet in person with the Project Manager and your crew leader, where we'll revisit the scope of your work and the fine details of your project. We'll mark everything out on the ground so you can get a sense of the layout in your space, and you'll have the opportunity to ask questions. This meeting usually occurs 2-4 weeks before construction.
Your Project Manager remains your point of contact throughout the construction phase. Our crew works hard to stick to the agreed upon schedule and budget, pending any change requests or weather conditions and other circumstances out of our control. We'll provide weekly updates on the status of the project and communicate proactively whenever something needs your attention.
7. Final Walkthrough
You'll take a final look at your new landscape with your Project Manager, and we'll show you how to properly care for and maintain your outdoor features. This is also when we'll collect your final payment.
Meeting Your Landscape Architecture Needs in West Chester, PA and the Surrounding Area
We design and build pools and landscapes for clients throughout Chester County and beyond, including these communities:
Comprehensive Design Build Services for All Your Outdoor Dreams
We're more than a pool company: we offer a range of landscape design build services to ensure we can complete your entire project, no matter your vision. Everything we do is backed by years of local experience, industry certifications and affiliations, ongoing training, top-of-the-line tools and equipment, and a commitment to landscaping excellence.
Pool Design, Installation, and Landscaping
A customized pool can completely transform your backyard the way you spend your time there. Our design, installation, and pool landscaping services address your lifestyle and why you want a pool (recreation, exercise, or relaxation), and we install it to merge seamlessly with the rest of your space. Visit our Pools page to learn more
We focus on creating eco-friendly ponds, as well as maintaining them to ensure you can enjoy this peaceful water feature without any disruption or hassle. Visit our Ponds page to learn more.
To ensure your pond stays healthy, clean, and beautiful, regular pond maintenance is essential. We offer comprehensive pond maintenance services so you can enjoy all the beauty and benefits of a pond without any of the work.
Water offers a soothing sight and sound in any garden. Our team designs and installs fountains, pondless waterfalls, and more to create a visual focal point in your space with a gentle background noise that helps protect your privacy and reduce noise pollution from the street or neighboring backyards. Visit our Water Features page to learn more.
Detailed plans for larger landscaping projects ensure we capture your vision and stay on schedule. As a full-service design build company, we can bring landscaping dreams of all shapes and sizes to life for you. Visit our Landscape Architecture page to learn more.
The best landscapes start with a detailed design. At Turpin Landscape Design Build, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with our designers to ensure all your needs and preferences are addressed. Visit our Landscape Design page to learn more.
With a detailed plan in hand, our installation crew works safely and efficiently and offers regular progress updates. Our commitment to fine craftsmanship and attention to detail shines through in every finished project. Visit our Landscape Installation page to learn more.
The best outdoor living spaces are the ones that reflect the owner's personality and lifestyle. Our custom approach ensures you get to enjoy all the features you love, from fountains and stone patios to outdoor kitchens, built-in seating, a fire pit, and more. Visit our Outdoor Living page to learn more.
No landscape is complete without the practical considerations that help determine the longevity of your pool, patio, and other features. We'll address stormwater, slopes, drainage, and more to help prevent soil erosion, protect the environment, and create durable landscaping features. Visit our Drainage page to learn more.