I’m Matthew Doerr. My educational background is based on design. I took Architecture and Art classes all through my years in school. I attended Drexel University for Interior Design.
I have had hundreds of clients over the past 31 years of business. Many of those people are still friends.
As a landscape design contractor, I always offer a free one-hour consultation to new clients. It’s my belief that the first hour we spend together is very important to determine how we will work together in the future.
In designing your backyard landscaping, that first hour is very important. I interview my clients as much as they interview me. I like to spend time both inside and outside of a home to learn about my clients and to see how they live. This helps me understand their personal style, likes, and dislikes. This process helps me to design a space that utilizes some of the styles of their current environment and put that into their new space.
Once an agreement has been made that we will work together, and I do stress together, I will do a proposal for the cost to draw up an initial drawing as well as a cost analysis.
Today I consider myself a Landscape Designer producing some of the best backyard landscape designs.
My company’s services are based on design. The design goal is to create a natural landscape design that will transition from the exterior of a home and bring the interior and exterior together to make the outside just as exciting as the indoors.
I have been asked many times at a first meeting what is the cost of the project. The cost is determined by the scope of the project and the cost of the plants and hardscape materials the client selects, so determining an exact project cost is a challenge in an initial meeting.
When it comes to the cost of a project I prefer that a client tells me how much of a budget they have and I will give a very honest opinion on whether I think we can achieve their goals at that price.
Often my clients would like to do some of the work themselves and in that case, I can provide the design and assistance with the selection of materials and plants. This has worked well for my clients in the past that have the desire to be involved but need a plan and guidance in the process.