"Couldn't recommend San Francisco Green Spaces more highly! We hired them to do a complete redo of our backyard, which ultimately included a new redwood fence, rehab of our deck, substantial new plantings including an awesome living wall, installation of an irrigation system and lighting, and even painting of the back of our house. The process started with Brad helping us formulating a plan that would work well for everyone in our family - adults, kids and dog...no easy feat. Brad is clearly very experienced and provided a perfect balance of offering advice and direction while being extremely open to our ideas - and flexible when they would regularly change. His knowledge of what plants work well with minimal water and maintenance in the Bay Area was particularly helpful, and his genuine effort to save us costs throughout the process was much appreciated.
Once we settled on a plan, Brad and his team got to work. Their work ethic and craftmanship were exceptional and Brad clearly is very selective in who he chooses for his team. You expect these type of projects to drag out and take weeks or months longer than initial projections - but we were thrilled with how quickly and diligently Brad and his team pursued the job. That is despite the project growing in scale as we went along and decided to add certain elements. As one anecdote to highlight Brad's approach, one day I got home and asked him how he got rid of the wood from the part of our deck we decided to remove. He said they'd used it to put together the planter boxes that were part of the new design. This was not part of the plan and saved us serious money - in terms of both parts and labor. We also felt great about recycling this wood and the look of the "old" wood was perfect for the aesthetic we were going for.
Their work was more than enough to set them apart - but it was their attitude that really put them over the top. If you want to deal with friendly, patient and enthusiastic folks then Brad and his team are the way to go. For example, my kids got to know Brad and his team and couldn't wait for them to arrive every morning. They not only put up with the kids (and dog) getting in the way all the time and pestering them with questions but were genuinely kind to them and encouraging of their interest in the project. Their kindness extended to our neighbor with whom we had to negotiate a shared fence. She mentioned on multiple occasions how much she enjoyed talking with Brad (she is home most days) and how kind and considerate he and his team were throughout. (She is also one of multiple neighbors who have commented on how fantastic our new backyard looks.) I can't imagine the combination of outstanding work and downright terrific people would be easy to find elsewhere. We would highly, highly recommend SF Green Spaces and happily serve as a reference."
Bill and Molly
Marina District, SF
"We hired Brad Goya and his SF Green Spaces team to transform our tiered backyard in our Parnassus Heights home in the City. He took a cold, mossy, unsafe space that we never used and transformed it into a gorgeous, sunny outdoor living space. We knew we had made the right choice with Brad from the moment we first met him. He's passionate, professional and has great creative vision. He knew we had a young child at the time we hired him and adjusted his schedule to accommodate us. We discussed what we thought we wanted and, with Brad's input, decided on a plan for our outdoor space.
Brad's execution was impeccable. He was always on time, respectful and his team was a pleasure to work with. The project took far less time than we anticipated and Brad's team cleaned up at the end of each day. As the work progressed, Brad wanted to make some adjustments to improve the project (including several new retaining walls) but did so without needless additional expense. Our outdoor space has developed beautifully since Brad finished. He took an unusable space and transformed it into our favorite place to spend time together as a family. What more can you ask for? We recommend SF Green Spaces enthusiastically and without reservation."
Ramzi + Sarah
Cole Valley, SF
"We would recommend SF Greenspaces to anyone considering a garden project.
Owner, Brad Goya, took our general ideas and turned them into a garden design that was better then we thought possible for our Richmond District backyard. We now have a real outdoor space that we enjoy and use all the time. He retained certain mature trees and incorporated them into a new woodland garden that suits our house and style. He and his crew built two new beautiful stone patios, installed new planting beds and trees and a delightful lighting system, but also attended to the little details such as building two new steps for the existing deck and fine tuning the grading of our sloping backyard. The project also included a new trellis over our garage which Brad and his crew custom-built. The finished product is beautiful and looks like it has always been part of our house."
Sara and Don
Inner Richmond, SF
"My husband and I got quotes from three landscapers when we decided to update our backyard last year. SF Green Spaces won by a landslide. When I talked to Brad Goya, it was clear that he had extensive knowledge of landscape design and serious passion for his work. He did a thorough assessment of the space that took into consideration how we wanted to use it, how to maximize the available sunlight, what level of maintenance we could live with going forward, and finally our budget. The entire project was completed within budget in just three weeks. We've been enjoying our new year for nearly a year. I'm pleased to say that maintenance is minimal and it still looks amazing."
Inner Richmond, SF
"We recently used San Francisco Green Spaces to update our tired front yard from a neglected overgrown patch of grass and weeds to a neat and tidy selection of drought tolerant California native plants. The project also included a total redo of the driveway, front walkway, accent lighting, boulders and a drip/watering system.
Brad Goya the owner /founder of SF Green Spaces is a personable individual who is obviously committed and dedicated to his work. He exudes enthusiasm, excitement and really made sure that as customers, we were satisfied with his work. Our front yard now looks great and we look forward to the evolution and display of our native garden. Needless to say we are extremely happy with the outcome of the project and highly recommend San Francisco Green Spaces for your landscaping needs."
Roger and Phyllis E.
St. Francis Woods, SF
"The house is exactly what we wanted and more. I especially appreciate how you stuck with the project and worked with me to create a design that was what we envisioned and worked within our budget. Your team of guys are great and a pleasure to be around as well. Everyone's talent and professionalism was awesome! Thru and thru - we are grateful to be a client!"
Inner Richmond, SF
"Excellent customer service, superior plant knowledge, and quality work make SF Green Spaces super enjoyable to work with!
A friend recommended Brad to us. Brad had just started his business, San Francisco Green Spaces. He met with us about 10 times over the course of two months and we planned and designed every detail of our new garden together. It was important to brad, and us, to design a garden that would require low watering and low maintenance. We selected all native plants, that were both environmentally friendly and fit our aesthetic of having a clean modern looking backyard. We wanted a yard that would be super friendly to our dogs, and also be a great spot for hanging out with friends. We could not have been more happy with the final design for our new yard. It was exactly what we had dreamed of.
We were also thrilled with the installation of our yard. Brad custom built forms for raised concrete beds, as well as a concrete gas fire pit. Our yard is everything we hoped it would be. It is great for our dogs, fantastic for hanging out in, and super low maintenance.
Brad could not have been more professional or more enjoyable to work with.
We are happy to have met him and we are so excited for him to start working on our front yard soon!"
Outer Sunset, SF