J. Loper & Co. offers professional and friendly landscape service to our Clients, regardless of project size or complexity. We want you to feel comfortable and to understand how your project will develop. We strive to create projects that are beautiful, inviting and unique, but also functional and maintainable. Our goal is to build landscapes that will provide years of value and enjoyment within your budget. We draw on more than 30 years of experience to ensure your project will be installed properly. You will be working with me — the company's owner and landscape architect — as your project is designed and installed. Our company's small size allows us to maintain the highest standards. We look forward to hearing from you.

Jim Loper



  • This begins with the initial contact
  • A meeting is scheduled at your convenience to discuss your project

Landscape Architectural Design:

  • Sketches - to scale plans - details as necessary
  • Design fees are hours based and an estimate of the time required is given at the initial meeting
  • Itemized cost estimates are prepared by area and elements, front yard, rear yard, etc.


  • Documentation of buried utilities, irrigation and water lines, drains, etc.
  • Pre project construction progress and finished landscape

Hardscape Elements:

  • Patios, Walks, Drives, Terraces, Decks, Paths
  • Shade Arbors, Gazebos, Porches
  • Retaining Walls, Sitting Walls, Fences and Screens
  • Outdoor Kitchens and Fireplaces
  • Water Features, Pools, Fountains, Swimming Pools
  • Irrigation Systems and Outdoor Lighting
  • Grading and Drainage Correction
  • Demolition and Tree Removal

Plant Material:

  • Trees, Shrubs, Ground-cover and Sod
  • Many clients like to meet at a local nursery to look at plant selections and be informed about growth habit, hardiness, ease of maintenance and other concerns
  • Proper selection of plant material for size, color hardiness and ease of maintenance

Our Process

  • Initial contact
  • Schedule an on-site meeting
  • Discuss the wishes of clients
  • Offer insight into desired plan of development
  • Quick sketches to clarify initial meeting concepts
  • Determine hours-based design fee if a detailed plan is required
  • Determine an approximate project budget
  • Prepare a site analysis and base plan of existing conditions
  • Locate above ground and underground utilities
  • Create a plan of development
  • Project implementation can be phased many times
  • Offer guidance on proper timing of phased work
  • Prepare an itemized cost estimate with options as appropriate
  • Agree on plan of development and associated costs
  • Project installation
  • J Loper & Co. is properly licensed and insured