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About Us

Our Origin Story
…and why we do what we do for you

Opulands Landscape Design and Construction was formed to help Bay Area residents transform their vision for their front and backyards into reality.

But even more than that, the mission here at Opulands is not to create just any landscape, but a breathtaking one that entices our clients to experience the splendor of the outdoors in the space that surrounds their homes and that also meets the requirements of their lifestyles and the geography of the land.

That outcome can only be realized because Opulands takes all the time necessary to listen to you, understand what you want to achieve, and then find the most creative, environmentally appropriate, and cost-effective approach to bring your vision to life.

And it is all achievable because we provide a complete solution that includes:

 We also have the credentials and the reviews to demonstrate our ability to deliver. Read on. 

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More About Opulands

Our Team Approach

The Opulands team consists of designers, horticulturists, and demolition and construction experts who have broad and deep knowledge in softscape and hardscape.
When you work with Opulands, the team will:
  • Spend time on planning and design in order to execute efficiently and tweak where necessary to deliver a product that fulfills and exceeds your wants and needs
  • Render expert advice on material selection and craftsmanship options as well as architectural formats and designs that are aligned with your family’s needs and the style of your home
  • Guide you through the entire process of design, material selection, demolition, and installation
  • Deliver on time and on budget
  • Provide best-in-class work that is not only of value on its own merits but also is the best value in the marketplace
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Choose a Bay Area landscaper you can trust

And achieve a project outcome that will last for years to come

A major outdoor space renovation that’s done to perfection will last you for years to come. If you’re like most homeowners, you’re undertaking a project of this magnitude likely only once in your life. There’s no better reason, then, to meticulously choose the right company to complete both the design and construction – a company you can trust. 

In addition to knowledge and skill, credentials matter – licensing, accreditation, certifications, and a formalized design education. We have what’s required to ensure the best outcome for your front or backyard remodel.

Our Credentials

HomeAdvisorApproved | Opulands Landscape Design & Construction

HomeAdvisor uses an extensive screening process for businesses:

Criminal Background Check

License & Identity Verification

State Business Filings

Buildzoom Building contractor approved
Buildzoom Building contractor approved

Opulands has earned “Top 5” placement within BuildZoom’s Landscape Contractors in Palo Alto!

View BuildZoom Top 10

Opulands is very proud to have earned the “Best of Houzz” award!

What does it take to win?

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BBB Accredited Business – The longstanding Better Business Bureau is trusted by many consumers, and Opulands holds an “A” Rating within their system.
California Landscape Contractors Association
California Landscape Contractors Association – The CLCA is qualified, trusted, and recognized. As stated by the CLCA, a company with this badge shows “validation of landscape skills, professionalism and commitment to safety.”
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Belgard Contractor – To become a Belgard Contractor, a company must have their projects inspected by a Belgard representative for quality of workmanship. Seeing this badge is a guarantee that their craftsmanship has met or exceeded Belgard’s quality standards.
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APLD is a certification program based on built projects that provides professional recognition to those designers who can pass a rigorous peer review program.
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ICPI certification and designations are the industry’s recognized credentials that show your professionalism and dedication to continuing your education to be on the forefront of the hardscape industry.

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Bay Friendly Qualified Professional – Companies with this qualification have completed thorough training on water conservation, best practices for weed & pest management, greenhouse gas reduction, and more.
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Steven van Dongen, company founder

Some Vitals About the Opulands Founder & CEO

  • Born and raised in the Netherlands
  • Holds a BSC in Business Administration, Inholland University, Delft
  • Earned Certificates of Achievement in Horticulture and Landscape Design, Foothill College, Los Altos, Merritt College, Oakland 
  • Held leadership position in leading Bay Area landscape and paver companies
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Are you ready to experience

aesthetic beauty,
the lushness of nature
and the
relaxation and entertainment
that only your own outdoor space can afford you?

Fill out our form below to schedule your consultation today.
Get Started
Schedule your project and design consultation and get an estimate today.

If you’re looking for modern, sensibly designed, and enviable front or backyard outdoor landscaping but are overwhelmed with what you need, what’s available, and what will work in your yard, then an Opulands discovery consultation is perfect for you. 

Get your nagging questions answered and a plan forward by requesting a consultation today!  This is how all beautiful yards begin. 

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