Serving San Joaquin Valley and the East Bay Area

About Us

Design West Landscaping has been in operation since 1991. Today we are proud to be among the premiere providers of professional, full-service design/build landscaping services in the region offering an outstanding level of quality workmanship and customer service which is second to none.

The Design West Difference

Customer Service

Design West Landscaping has always taken pride in our outstanding and comprehensive customer service. From the initial contact throughout the conclusion of the project, we work closely with the client and respond quickly to their needs. Customer service and satisfaction is a number one priority of our company.


From the start, we work with our clients to design a truly unique landscape suited to their lifestyle and needs. We can design and implement landscape projects all at once or in phases as each client’s budget allows.

No Subcontractors

Because we do everything in-house we are able to provide a higher level of service and a seamless integration of design and implementation that leaves nothing to chance. We are a turn-key contractor able to take projects from start to finish saving our clients time and hassle by not having to deal with multiple contractors and schedules.


Your outdoor living space should be a stylish extension of your home. Whether your style leans toward casual outdoor entertaining, a kids’ play yard, or the formal elegance of a French garden, we can handle it all. We work with your ideas to achieve the landscape that fits your individual style and needs.


Meet Brian Goehring

Brian developed practical experience with horticulture early in life while growing up with the walnuts, cherries and wine grapes on a farm in the Central Valley. Always an artistic person, Brian combined his love of horticulture and design in 1991 when he started his own landscape business. Brian’s landscape business performed maintenance work for both residential and commercial clients and he learned first-hand the importance of utilizing high quality irrigation systems and well thought-out planting installations.

In 1995, due to an increasing demand for custom landscape installations, Brian obtained his C-27 landscape contractor’s license. Then in 1997, with the demand for custom landscaping continuing to grow, Brian sold off his maintenance division to focus on custom residential and commercial landscape installations and construction.

Meet Mike Lear

Mike started his own residential and commercial landscape maintenance business in 1986. He quickly learned the importance of continuity in plantings, irrigation and drainage systems as he built a loyal client-base and his business grew.

In 1990, Mike’s reputation drew the attention of a large commercial landscaping company and he was hired as the head of its maintenance division. Then, in 1994, an East Bay area landscape construction firm recruited Mike to be their head of custom residential landscape installations. Under his direction, the company grew to be one of the premier landscaping contractors in the Bay Area with over 200 employees.

Design West Landscape is Born

In 2005 Brian Goehring and Mike Lear partnered to form Design West Landscaping. Combined, Mike and Brian have more than 40 years of experience in all aspects of landscape construction and maintenance. Their vision for Design West was to provide a truly custom landscape design option in the San Joaquin Valley and the East Bay area.

Brian and Mike bring their experienced and artistic use of concrete, carpentry, masonry, and landscaping, to all aspects of outdoor living and entertainment design.

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As always, the main focus of our company is quality workmanship with outstanding customer service. The foundations of our success are the solid business principles of honesty, integrity, top-quality workmanship and customer service.

California Landscape Contractor

Design West Landscaping is a member of the California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) and we are licensed by the California State Contractors Board (#710679). We are fully insured.

Our Service Area

Design West Landscaping serves clients throughout the Northern San Joaquin Valley and East Bay
area, including the following communities and all areas in between:

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