Meet your team:

JON HATCH

BIO:
California Polytechnic University 1971

Jon Hatch has a degree in Park Administration and a background in
Landscape Design, with over 40 years of landscape construction experience.

Areas of Expertise:

Pre-opening and operational phases of landscape projects.

Evaluating existing landscape conditions.

Irrigation audits and solutions

Interior plant design

Plant Procurement

Horticulturalist * Zoological Society and The San Diego Wild Animal Park

La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club * Director of Landscape

Springtime Growers * Wholesale Nursery Representative

Brookhills Estates * Landscape Supervisor for Development

Aviara Resort * Landscape Superintendent

LegoLand – Carlsbad, CA and Gunsberg, Germany * Landscape

Superintendent

Grand Del Mar Resort * Landscape Superindendent

Green Horizons * Landscape Design and Consultant
       

  •  pre-opening and operational phases of landscape projects.        

  •   Evaluate existing landscape conditions with on-site visits and make recommendations for long term improvements.        

  •   Work with Botanical gardens and Zoos in planning, designing and developing exhibits. Provide consulting during all phases of construction.        

  • Provide irrigation audits and recommend solutions to lower water usage in existing landscapes.        

  • Provide interior plant design, including plant and container procurement and installation.        

  •   Provide plant material procurement and on-site tagging of tree specimens  for all landscape projects.        

  •      Evaluate proposed and existing landscape maintenance programs, and provide recommendations for all equipment procurement.        

  •     Provide tree surveys and make recommendations on improving tree health, trimming schedules, tree removals and replacements.        

  • Develop annual color program for scheduled replacement, including plant types, and soil preparation.     

Steve George

BIO:
Stephen George has been involved with the Landscape Industry since 1966 starting with Walter Andersen Nursery.
With a background in Landscape Design at Mesa Jr. College and Cal Poly, Steve received his C-27 Landscape Contractors license in 1980, and has over 40 years of landscape construction experience.  


Since then, he has specialized in design/build construction in all phases of exterior landscaping, including irrigation, drainage, hardscape, water features and lighting.

Since the first San Diego Wildfires in 2003, Steve has provided Cost of Cure services to residential and commercial clients.

Industry Expert for C-27 Landscape Construction * State of California
San Diego County, California & the Western States

Areas of Expertise:
HOA Landscape Site Review Services
Industry Standards for Landscape Construction & Maintenance
Landscape & Arboriculture Expert Witness Services
Drainage & Irrigation Water Damage
Landscape & Exterior Property Loss – Fire & Casualty – Cost of Cure

Providing Homeowner’s and HOA’s a detailed site review report, with photos, aerial photos and waypoints for existing maintenance systems.
Providing additional site review report of Irrigation systems, and current irrigation condition.
Industry Standards – consulting, design, and installation for residential and commercial exterior landscape construction and maintenance.       
    
Landscape – site review and report of installation and maintenance systems.

Irrigation – site review and report of design, selection of materials, site layout and maintenance of irrigation systems.

Drainage – site review and report of drainage system design, selection of materials, and installation and maintenance of basic site drainage to pump collection systems.

Hardscape/Paving – site review and report of hardscape design, selection of materials, and installation and maintenance of hardscape paving from simple concrete to complex paver systems, natural and manufactured stone.

Hardscape/Outdoor Entertainment Areas – site review and report of outdoor entertainment area design, selection of materials, and installation of outdoor entertainment systems.

Hardscape/Walls – site review and report of wall design, selection of materials, site layout and installation of simple freestanding to complex retaining walls.  Review of wall materials includes standard CMU block with different stucco finishes, to segmented retaining walls requiring a pervious concrete backfill instead of a geogrid system.
Stephen has been certified by the Concrete Masonry Association for segmented wall installations.

Water Features & Pools – site review and report of water feature to pool layout design, selection of materials incorporated within the installation and maintenance of water systems.

Construction Defect & Personal Injury Services - Providing litigation and consulting services for attorneys, including:
Inspection and cost of repair and replacement
Photography – forensic imaging for maintenance and construction documentation
Arboriculture analysis
Landscape construction defects and system failures
Personal injury causes and failures within the landscape and hardscape systems.


Wildfire Landscape Evaluations – providing complete landscape loss evaluations for homeowners and insurance companies for the 2003 and 2007 San Diego County Wildfires.  This includes:
Landscape & Irrigation
Concrete, Stone, & Pavers
Walls & Embankment Reconstruction
Lighting
Wood Construction
Water Features & Pools
     
Work Experience:
    1966-1969    Walter Andersen Nursery * Nursery & Landscape
    1969-1972    Presidio Nursery * Landscape Design
    1972-1978    Environmental Design & Dev.  * Landscape Design
    1978-1980    So. Calif. Landscape Designs * Owner-Landscape Des.
    1980-current Landscapes West* Owner-Design & Build Contractor


Licenses:
C-27 Landscape Construction * #389976 & #961442    


MICHAEL SMITH

BIO:
California Polytechnic University 1981, Studied in Nursery Management, and Ag. Business

Michael Smith has a degree in Ornamental Horticulture with an emphasis in Agricultural Business and a background in Landscape Design and Construction on developments, and residential estates, with over 40 years of nursery and landscape construction experience.

Areas of Expertise:

Horticulturist with applied knowledge in Soils, Fertilization, and Plant
Pathology.

Field Specialist in: 

Horticultural Recommendations

Nursery Stock Location

Soil, Improvements, and Fertility

Specimen tree and crane projects

Landscape problem solving

Irrigation; controllers, overhead and drip.

Landscape Construction Superintendent

Baldwin Builders :

North City West Development, Responsibilities included off-site grading. Model home development. Common area landscape. Open space development and preservation. Community Parks. Street scape, Medians, Multi and Single family dwellings. Responsibilities included supervision of contracts for hardscape circulation, water features, drainage, irrigation, landscape lighting, planting selections and installations.

North City West* Carmel Del Mar


Brehm Communities:

San Diego County & East Lake. North City West Development, Responsibilities included off-site grading. Model home development. Common area landscape. Open space development and preservation. Community Parks. Street scape, Medians, Multi and Single family dwellings. Responsibilities included supervision of contracts for hardscape circulation, water features, drainage, irrigation, landscape lighting, planting selections and installations.

Mulvey Custom Builders:

Fairbanks Ranch, Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas, Solona Beach,Del Mar, La Jolla, Point Loma.

Locations include:
Estates Throughout San Diego County:

Tierra Santa*Pacific Beach
Rancho Santa Fe * Santa Luz
Point Loma * Fallbrook* La Jolla

San Luis Obispo*Santa Cruz*Big Bear*Thousand Oaks

Hawaii* Texas* Virginia

Landscape superintendent: 1983 - 2014
Nursery Owner of San Pasqual Growers Inc., 1992 – 2007
30 acre Greenhouse and Specimen Tree Grower
Herbaceous and woody ornamental's



Wild Fire Evaluations

2007 Guejito Wild Fire Arboriculture Evaluation

2007 Witch Creek Wild Fire Arboriculture Evaluation

2007 Rice Canyon Wild FireArboriculture Evaluation