About Us


Caleb D. Nelson
Owner/Principle Designer – 2010In addition to Caleb’s nearly life-long love of landscaping and 20 years of experience in the industry, he earned a B.S. in Landscape and Urban Horticulture, with a focus on Landscape Design, from Brigham Young University, which consistently ranks as one of the top three landscape schools in the nation. In 2010, Caleb was certified as a Therapeutic and Healing Gardens Designer by the University of Washington—one of few such designers in the nation.When Caleb is not outside working in a client’s garden, you’re still likely to find him—outside! He lives on a small, sustainable farm in the Snoqualmie Valley where he and his wife are raising two awesome kids. He loves camping, backpacking, exploring and travel, as well as independent music, art and classic cars.

“My desire in creating outdoor spaces is to enhance the human experience by getting people outside.”

Jacob E. Rohde
Associate Designer – 2015
Jacob found his true passion as a Landscape Architect when his parents handed him the plans for their new backyard and the checkbook. They had him interview, hire and manage the project. What he saw and how it happened inspired him to enroll into college earning a B.S. in Landscape Architecture from Washington State University.Creativity, vision, pragmatism, and a can-do attitude are what makes Jacob a good designer.Jacob works diligently on mapping, designing or managing projects. But when the boss sets him free he can be found at baseball, basketball, hockey, taekwondo or violin lessons rooting on his two boys alongside his wife. If he gets a free chance, he still likes to get in a round of golf, or in the water with a fly rod.

Francisco A.

Installation Mgr/Crew Lead – 2011

Francisco has been in the landscape construction business for 21 years. His specialties include walls, patios and water features. He brings a superior level of professionalism to every job and a strong commitment to the highest quality work.

“My enjoyment comes from constructing a landscape that is not only beautiful, but very well built. It’s good to know my work will endure a long time.”

Hector O.
Crew Member – 2013
He might be the youngest and shortest (for which we love him like a little brother!) Hector might be the hardest worker of the bunch. He is an honest man. A quick learner, he is quickly moving towards becoming a Crew Lead.
Blas B.
Crew Lead – 2013
Blas has seen many aspects of that landscape industry in his 15 years of experience. 
A good leader and a hard worker, Blas leads by example. He often takes the harder tasks, leaving the crew to watch and learn!

“I find great satisfaction in seeing a project through all the way through from conception to finished construction. I like to see projects done, and done well.”

Mario P.
Crew Member – 2016
Cool, calm, and collected Mario keeps his head down and works hard, all with a great smile! With a natural aptitude for landscape construction, a hard day’s work is done smartly and happily. He’s a great member of the Grounded team.