“Eco Minded Solutions, Co-Owner Barry Thau designed an unbelievable landscape for us which included a multi-tier boulder waterfall, BBQ Island, custom stone clad fireplace, natural stone retaining walls & entry pilasters, French chiseled pattern travertine entry, multi terrace patios and view decks and low voltage lighting to illuminate our beautiful outdoor living space in the evenings. Barry also used a beautiful and diverse native California plant palate to add a variety of color, textures and height variation within the landscape. He was very thorough during every design review with Pat and me and made sure that we understood every element that was incorporated in the plans.
“He was very thorough during every design review with Pat and me and made sure that we understood every element that was incorporated in the plans.”
Eco Minded Solutions construction crews did a flawless installation. They provided us with an unprecedented level of service which included frequent detailed updates and best of all they finished our project right on schedule and within budget.
We really appreciate your company working hard to get the job done right for us; it has definitely been a positive experience. We will refer Eco Minded Solutions to our friends, family and neighbors.”
“In 2009 my wife and I chose Eco Minded Solutions, Inc. to fully renovate our landscape with the intention of creating a more expansive & functional outdoor living space, decrease water consumption and increase our landscape’s beauty. We evaluated many Design-Build companies, but none of them could match Barry Thau’s extraordinary vision for our landscape. Barry’s design was both innovative and creative. I also appreciated his ability to incorporate our ideas in the plans and his attention to detail.
“We evaluated many Design-Build companies, but none of them could match Barry Thau’s extraordinary vision for our landscape.”
I also have to compliment their installation crew. I am a stickler to detail but I can’t complain about any of their work. The workers were always on time, worked hard and they always left the property clean at the end of the day. I have absolutely no reservations about recommending Eco Minded Solutions to our friends and neighbors.”
“Working with Eco Minded is an absolute delight. We loved that they offered an end-to-end solution from design through ongoing maintenance. Their project managers care about details and manage all the subcontractors very effectively. We are extremely pleased with the process and the results!”
“We loved that they offered an end-to-end solution from design through ongoing maintenance.”
“After meeting with various other landscape designers, we made the right decision in choosing Eco Minded to design our front and back yards. Barry and Chris listened to what we wanted for our yard, provided excellent ideas and worked within our budget. They took time to explain every aspect of the design and made sure we were happy with it. The installation crew was professional, clean, and respectful. Tim (the construction manager) provided detailed status updates and was very knowledgable about the plants. Upon completion, we decided to hire Eco Minded for yard maintenance. I like that they know our yard and have an interest in keeping it healthy.
“They took time to explain every aspect of the design and made sure we were happy with it.”
Eco Minded took our ideas for a low maintenance, relaxing outdoor space and turned it into our dream yard – complete with a putting green, BBQ island, shade structure, new patio, a fountain and beautiful native plants. From design, to installation, to yard maintenance… Eco Minded does it all! I couldn’t be happier with their service and I highly recommend Eco Minded to my friends and neighbors.”
“Eco Minded Solutions recently completed work on our backyard and my husband and I are very happy with the end result. We found them at the Del Mar Home Show and were drawn to their unique designs. Every other vendor seemed to offer the same thing and their designs often looked like something we could come up with ourselves. The yard design plan they created was really thoughtful and took into consideration everything we asked for. This was pretty good considering our yard is pretty small. I really appreciated the attention to detail in the design.
“The yard design plan they created was really thoughtful and took into consideration everything we asked for.”
Before starting work we got 3 other bids. We first felt Eco’s bid was high (which it was) but after getting other bids it wasn’t by a huge margin. Ultimately for us the decision came down to the quality of the work. The other people we spoke to did come in cheaper but we were not confident they would execute the plans properly. The beginning to end process was very easy and it was great working with them. We always knew what was going on and when to expect certain things. Everything was explained to us really well and the crews working on the yard were professional.
What surprised me the most is the follow up appointments after the job is completed. They will be coming back to check on the yard for the next few weeks to make sure the yard is still doing well. I wasn’t really expecting that so it was a nice surprise.”
“We chose to work with Eco Minded Solutions at the recommendation of a friend who had used them to re-landscape their yard. After meeting with Josh and Barry I was immediately comfortable with their approach, so much so that I did not even go out and obtain other bids (not my usual behavior). Working with Barry on the plans was a real pleasure- he had great ideas and was more than willing to incorporate our own ideas into his plans. Throughout the extensive demolition, construction and planting phases (what started out to be a smaller project of course blossomed into a grand re-landscape of our entire front and back yards) we felt that we were always kept informed and the resulting product met our every expectation. We would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone
“…the resulting product met our every expectation. We would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone…”
looking to do anything from a small project to a major re-landscaping as we ended up with (replaced all our hard surfaces including concrete and travertine tile, built an incredible outdoor room and fire pit and replaced all plants with low maintenance, eco-friendly ones).”