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Our Process


Plans by Koch & Associates – Landscape Designers

Koch & Associates creates unique outdoor living spaces, handling all the details from concept through implementation. The process begins with a collaboration with our landscape designer and ends with installation by our diverse set of craftsmen.

Our 7-part process includes:

Discovery   During this initial meeting, our landscape designer will seek to understand your vision, goals and budget. How do you envision using this outdoor living space? As a private oasis, or a space for entertaining.

Assess   To ensure an accurate proposal, we measure, photograph and analyze your property. These site-specific observations such as sun/shade requirements, drainage, and views to preserve, will be implemented into the base plan and design.

Propose   We submit a preliminary landscape plan that’s drawn to scale and balances the client’s vision while addressing the site’s natural requirements. This proposal includes an itemized list of all the associated construction costs, including optional elements that can be added or subtracted from the overall design. As a landscape construction firm, we are responsible for submitting budgets, permits and goals that are based on a realistic vision of what’s possible.

Review   The client reviews the proposal and selects which options will work best within their budget and timeline. Upon sign-off, the project will officially begin.

Translate   The landscape designer incorporates your design plans into construction documents. We’ll also establish a clear schedule of the various time-lines, including payment, construction, and permits.

Facilitate   Koch & Associates gets your construction documents through the city agencies. In addition to obtaining any permits, we are also 100% responsible for installing the project on time and on budget.

Install   Our professional craftsmen carefully adhere to the design blueprints and install a quality project that reflects the client’s initial vision.


For over 40 years, we’ve been the Bay Area’s trusted landscape designers and contractors.