"John and his crew were a pleasure to work with.
And our yard looks amazing."

Barbara & Rick Schwartz
Oak Park
"I was concerned about water conservation and wanted to maintain a beautiful yard. John did a fantastic job doing both."

Amy Merryfield
"We hired John to redesign our front and back yard. John will consult, design, and construct your landscaping dreams into reality. Not only did he honor our budget, he came in below budget with an awesome design.
He was also true to his word and came back to fix anything that needed it.
My husband and I often sit outside at night just to enjoy the beautiful and peaceful garden that John created.
I would highly recommend Design Studio without hesitation."

Joan in Old Agoura
"John consistently came in on time and on budget and the results were exactly as we discussed. He has a great eye for design and is able to create beautiful surroundings using both plants and hardscape,"

Libby Russ
"It is rare for any contractor to not only honor the budget but to perform all work within the time frame that was proposed. John Montgomery did just that. On top of that John created the best design for our home and we simply love it.
A recommendation goes without saying!"

Beverly & Steven Shapiro
Agoura Hills
"John redesigned our front and back yards in January 2014. From the moment we met him we could tell he was the right person for the job. He was punctual, had great ideas for best utilization of space and is very well-versed in horticulture. He prepared a detailed plan and cost breakdown in one week, started the project soon after, and finished the work on schedule.

John has a great team working for him. They showed up on time, worked hard all day and cleaned up before they went home. Their work was high quality and if John saw something that wasn't right he had it redone. He's a perfectionist who doesn't settle for anything but the best.

We've received nothing but compliments about our yard. Without hesitation we would gladly recommend John to anyone seeking the services of a Landscape Architect and contractor."

Bruce & Ruth Martin
Westlake Village
"John was wonderful to work with! He took a small space with little functionality and transformed it into a beautiful setting for family and friends, which we enjoy every day.

In every aspect of the project-- an insightful/ingenious  design with detailed plans, construction of complicated features, choice of beautiful yet drought tolerant plants-- he and his crew were excellent and easy to communicate with.

And we were extremely impressed by his ability to get the project completed on time and on budget. Our project was finished in September 2013 and we are still in love with it; we feel like we're on vacation in our own backyard!"

Susan & Tom Mix
Thousand Oaks
"John was a pleasure to work with. He completely remodeled my back yard and made it into a beautiful resort. He stayed within my budget and delivered everything I asked for. His crew was always on time, finishing the job sooner than I was told. I can't recommend him enough; he was the best contractor that I have ever worked with in my 20 years of remodeling my home.

Thank you John for a job well done."

Jacky C.
Woodland Hills
"We had a big project involving different levels for entertainment, swimming pool, bbq, fierpit, etc. Also our home's exterior needed updating. We chose John over other designers because he had the most experience, the best design ideas, and we liked that he was on the job every day running the crews. They were always punctual, worked hard, did quality work, and always friendly.

We love how our property turned out. The house looks new with the stone veneer, new light fixtures and paint. And our outdoor space is fantastic!"

Matt & Jodi Reeder
Santa Paula

"We interviewed several contractors to redo the entire exterior of our home. John was the only one who presented us with a true vision to meet our needs, and he created a design to fit our budget. He's an experienced design and construction professional with meticulous attention to detail. His entire crew was a pleasure to work with. There were no negative surprises along the way. John and his team exceeded our expectations; we couldn't be happier with the entire process and the incredible end result."

Marc and Nicole
Agoura Hills
"We contracted in early April 2017 with John Montgomery to design and create a comprehensive re-landscape, and redesign of our backyard. This design included a new firepit, new built in BBQ center, pool re-plaster, hardscape, and drip irrigation.  John and his Team have performed flawlessly on this project.  He delivered on-time and on budget a magnificent product.  John was on site daily, his Team was prepared and courteous which made the entire experience a great joy. I highly recommend John and his Team for your next Landscape Design project."

SH westlake
"Our backyard was severely damaged in last year's Calabasas fire.  John worked with us on budget, insurance claims and timing.  The outcome was a complete backyard remodel. His creativity and vision not only enlarged the usable space of our yard, but made it look like a Mediterranean Villa with his eye for details - in tile, flower choices, trees, pots, lighting and more.  
He is the only contractor we've ever worked with to come in on budget and on time.  In fact, he would have come in early had our HOA not delayed us by 2 weeks.  His crews are professional, polite and accomplished. They arrive on time and leave on time and truly care about the quality of their work.  We couldn't be happier with John's work and have happily referred him to several friends.  Everyone who has seen our new yard always asks for the name of our designer."

Jessica N. Calabasas
"My experience in November 2016 with John Montgomery Design Studio was everything I hoped it would be.  John was able to keep plants that I indicated I would like to keep and integrate them with new planting and hardscape in both front and back yards.  He and his crew finished the installation on  time and within the agreed to budget.
John has particular talent for design and I was very pleased with the quality and variety of plants and other features he used.  While the work was in progress, my property was left clean and organized at the end of each day. I would definitely give John Montgomery Design Studio a five star rating and a strong positive recommendation."

 Lucy M   thousand oaks
"We had not updated our landscape in over 16 years and it was looking worn and tired.  No matter how much we "replanted" it just never looked good.  Additionally, our water bills were continuing to soar and our front and rear yards still looked bad.  Enter, John Montgomery and team.  Through John's design and guidance we replaced our entire rear and front landscaping including water saving drip systems and drought tolerant plants that do no look like the desert.  Our landscaping is lush and beautiful and we have cut our water bill in half.  Additionally, we refreshed our 16 year old dated hardscape with stacked stone that is beautiful!  Our home now looks like a model home with minimal up-keep.  John helped us every step of the way from paint colors, design and even helped us pick out a new garage door that tied the entire project together. His team were professional, on-time and always left the job site clean and organized at the end of the day.  Even despite the rain; we finished on time and on budget."

 KD newbury park

"We live on a large lot that is hilly. Over the years we had remodeled much of the interior but had paid little or no attention to the yards, in part because it presented some real challenges. It was in terrible shape. We had ideas for what to do in certain areas of our property but wanted a coherent design. John Montgomery provided a great solution. He switched everything from sprinklers to drip, suggested solutions for the challenges (e.g. water features to help address road noise; pavers to replace concrete that was causing problems with the pool), incorporated our comments, and when we arrived at a final design had his guys do the work in a timely fashion. What an improvement! Previously I avoided the back yard. Now I can enjoy it.
When he finished the job, John told me to call him if we had any problems. I thought, "Sure. Where have I heard that before..." Several weeks after the job was done a couple plants had expired. I called John and he replaced them. Then a month or more after the job was completed, I was away on a business trip and my wife called to say there was a leak in the front yard. I texted John and he sent someone right over, within fifteen minutes according to my wife. They fixed the problem without charge. I wish everyone I contract with was that responsive."

 lyle S, westlake