Environmental Construction Inc. - Our Landscape Company

Call our landscaping company (425-803-9881) for an onsite consultation, CAD landscape design, excavation and bobcat work, quality woodworking and hardscapes, information about our complete garden stewardship/maintenance program, and ecological services. We deliver bark/mulch, stone, and other landscape products as well.

Environmental Construction Inc., landscape company located in Kirkland, WA, began designing and building unique landscape designs in 1990. Since then, our company has been improving landscapes and outdoor living spaces of homeowners and businesses using eco-friendly and reusable materials whenever possible. We are a full-service landscape company helping people reconnect with the outdoors and enjoy the benefits that come from relaxing in their own garden oasis.

Service Area

Environmental Construction Inc. services all of Seattle and surrounding communities. This map shows our service area. If you live in King County, South Snohomish County, or Puget Sound and desire quality landscape design, installation or maintenance, request a consultation and we will contact you.

View some of the landscape projects we have completed in and around the Seattle area:

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Environmental Construction Inc. services commercial business, residential homes, large estates, condominiums and complexes, municipal properties, and new construction.


WALP - Grand Environmental Award

Environmental Construction Inc. was recognized as the 2012 Grand & Distinction Award Winner for our work on a home located in Redmond, WA. We won an award for design and another for construction.

In 2015, we were also privileged to receive a Grand Environmental Award from WALP (Washington Association of Landscape Professionals) for the construction of a North-Seattle Outdoor Kitchen. This project by our landscaping company included a workroom built below the fully-loaded and modern outdoor kitchen. You can read about this project starting on the blog titled Outdoor Kitchen Construction in North Seattle


Association of Professional Landscape Designers Environmental Construction, Inc. is affiliated with the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD), American Society of Landscape Architects (WASLA), Associated Builders And Contractors, Associated General Contractors of America, and Washington Association of Landscape Professionals (WALP).

Seattle RainWise Contractor We are also a certified contractor in the RainWise Program. This means, Environmental Construction landscapers are fully trained in rain garden and cistern design and installation specifications, which qualifies eligible customers for a RainWise rebate.

Better Business Bureau Environmental Construction Inc. has been an accredited business of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since July 1997.

Featured In...

We have been featured in the following landscaping and home construction resources:

Seattle Homes and Lifestyles Magazine and Builder/Architect Magazine. Read Environmental Construction, Inc.--Achieving Unique and Sustainable Landscape Designs
by Kendall Hopwood

Meet The Staff

As a team of experienced landscapers, we open the door for each customer to enjoy their home from the outside.

Our entire ECI staff of landscape contractors agrees that there is nothing more satisfying than working with people in an environmentally responsible manner to enhance their leisure experience while staying within the comfort of their own private space. We are passionate about green landscaping -- providing quality construction and eco-friendly Northwest gardens. Our goal is to help design and develop fresh and unique landscapes that reflect each client's sense of individuality. We are committed to fine quality and excellent design.

Tom Barrett, President Tom Barrett, President of Environmental Construction Inc., graduated from Ohio State University in 1979 with a BS degree in Landscape Horticulture. Tom's unique abilities at site assessment & development, eco-friendly landscaping, and personal skills have kept him busy as a landscape contractor. He has been creating gardens and improving outdoor spaces in Northwest Washington for almost three decades.

Lori Beehner, Logistic Manager Lori Beehner, General Business and Garden Stewardship Manager, Designer and Estimator. Business Partner: Lori is a 1994 graduate of St. Cloud State University of Minnesota. After honing her management skills for seven years with a large retail store, Lori recognized her urge toward creativity and changed her career path. She started to install gardens with ECI in 2004. After taking additional design classes from South Seattle Community College, Lori has become a green industry force to be reckoned with. Her sense of creativity, quality control, and organizational skills has cemented her role as an integral part of our landscape design and customer service team. In 2010, Lori offered to Champion our Garden Stewardship group of specialty gardeners which has grown steadily ever since. In 2017 she accepted the opportunity to become a shareholder with Environmental Construction, Inc. helping to assure ECI's continued growth into the future. We are a far better company thanks to her years of service and continued interest.

Jonathan Daughtry, Landscape Foreman Jon Daughtry, Landscape Construction Supervisor, Logistics Manager, Lead Estimator. Business Partner: Jon has been with Environmental Construction, Inc. since August 2007. He is amazing. There is no job too big or too small for Jon to tackle, and he always has a positive attitude and a smile on his face. He is a person who is also able to spread that positive energy to his co-workers as he leads them through each day's challenges. As of this writing, Jon handles the day to day coordination of our construction crews, and in 2017 he accepted the opportunity to become a shareholder with Environmental Construction, Inc. helping to assure ECI's continued growth into the future. We are a far better company thanks to his years of service and continued interest.

Travis Bergner, Landscape Technician Travis Bergner, Landscape Construction Foreman, has been with Environmental Construction, Inc. since April of 2010. Travis is generally cool, calm, and collected as he faces and works through the challenging jobs that we ask him to tackle. His capacity to understand and master complex carpentry challenges makes him ideally suited for our outdoor kitchens, decks, pergolas, and other carpentry projects. Travis has also become a skilled mason.

Travis' list of things most folks do not know about him includes a love of puff pastries, his Spectize Bass Guitar, and his penchant for living on the edge. When asked, he said he works for Environmental Construction to satisfy his lifelong obsession for playing in the dirt.

Craig Holland, Landscape Construction Foreman Craig Holland, Landscape Construction Foreman. After growing up on Whidbey Island, Washington, Craig enlisted in the US Army for 3-1/2 years. While learning the skill of clearing IED's from the roadway ahead of our troop movements, he also learned the importance of keeping a cool head under enormous pressure and working with a team. These are both skills that we have found useful in this company and apply well as he has become one of our first "certified flaggers". Craig moved back to Seattle and joined our team in July 2017, and now represents the tying run between employees from Ohio and those from Whidbey Island, WA. We enjoy three of each. When asked what personal qualities he wanted people to know about him, he replied, "Single and ready to mingle". Hmmm...I wonder how long that will last?

Craig is as solid as they come and honest as the day is long. We continue to count our good fortune for the opportunity to work with him and the rest of our staff. Regardless of our individual politics Craig, we thank you for your service to this country.

Zach Brown, Garden Steward Zach Brown, Garden Steward. In addition to Tom Barrett, Zach represent the third Environmental Construction Inc. team member from NE Ohio. He studied Forestry at Hocking College in SE Ohio where he learned to appreciate the environmental wonders of our planet earth. He moved to Seattle in 2015 because our state offered him the unique combination of city life surrounded by forests, mountains and ocean that we all know and love. Zach enjoys reading true life stories of survival and loves working with plants and being able to make a living operating outside the four walls that many call their office.

Masha Mallahan-Garden Steward Masha Mallahan, Garden Steward. Masha was born in Russia and grew up in Chicago and Seattle. She has a Certificate of Proficiency in Environmental Horticulture from Lake Washington Institute of Technology.Masha fell in love with plants after taking a horticulture class in high school. She joined ECI in April 2021. Masha brings a lot of experience working on beautiful estate gardens throughout the Puget Sound, no job is too big or small. She has even subbed in on the construction team when needed. She has enjoyed learning new skills and teaming up with the ECI crew. In her spare time, Masha loves to play soccer and travel. One of her favorite trips was to Costa Rica, where she got to sleep in the jungle in a 3 sided hut.

Edgar Florez Sanches, Garden Steward Edgar Florez Sanches, Garden Steward. We were happy to welcome Edgar who started working for ECI in February, 2018. Edgar always brings a great attitude and is a fabulous team player. His skill set has been growing quickly as he has added carpentry, paver construction, irrigation, and various equipment operation to his existing concrete construction skills. In his off time, Edgar likes to go out to dinner and enjoys a game of bowling as well as hiking during the summer and watching movies in the winter with his wife Sarah.

Miguel Diaz - Landscape Construction Staff Miguel Diaz, Landscape Construction Staff. Welcome Miguel! Miguel is from Mexico, where he met his wife 18 years ago. He started working with ECI in May 2020. With a passion to learn about landscaping, Miguel came to us after being laid off from his chef job at End O Line Joes in West Seattle due to covid-19. From planting a tree, to placing a rock, he gives his full effort. No task is too big for him. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, playing the guitar, and spending time with family. He is thankful for all his blessings including being on this great team and we are happy to have him.

Pamela Shepodd, Office Manager Pamela Shepodd, Office Manager, has been living in the great northwest for decades. She has been on the Environmental Construction team since 2012. Her extensive background in small business management has been a true benefit to our company.

Billie Knisley, Garden Steward Office Administrative Support Billie Knisley, Garden Steward Office Administrative Support. Billie has come to us after a layoff from her long time position with a recycling company based out of Mill Creek. While working there, she did a variety of office and accounting duties from Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, HR and Payroll. Before moving to the PNW, she lived in Kansas and worked in the marketing department for a private college in the greater Wichita, Ks metropolitan area, Friend University. She also attended Friends University and studied General Business and IT networking. She enjoys photography, working with technology, camping, reading and spending time with family and friends. She is excited to bring her expertise to the table and to be part of the team at Environmental Construction!

Barbara Stock-Barrett – Consultant Barbara Stock-Barrett – Consultant. Barbara Stock-Barrett is a well-known landscape design builder in her own right. When she met and married our business President Tom Barrett back in 1995 she already had a successful business called Stock and Hill Landscapes, Inc. with her partner Staci Hill. As she and Tom went about the “business” of combining their lives and family back in the day, it just seemed simpler to keep their individual businesses separated. And that is exactly what they did for the next 25 years until the day came when Barbara retired from Stock and Hill Landscapes’ Inc. in the fall of 2020.

Now she is happy to spend a little of her free time sharing her wealth of knowledge with our younger garden stewards by helping on a part time basis.

Fair to say that we are happy to have the opportunity to collaborate with Barbara on a limited basis as her interests are piqued and time allows.

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You can view our Google+ profile or LinkedIn profiles and get to know us better, or find us at Fixr, under Landscape Specialists.

We would like to thank those of you who voted for us on King5 Best of Western Washington. Keep telling others about us -- we appreciate and benefit from your kindness.

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Our Reviews

Here is what our clients are saying about our service.

"Hi Lori, Thanks for making the trip to Kent so we could meet you! Your crew are amazing! We loved having them here, they are so good, and accomplished so much! I really like that they know so much about plants and do what it takes to make the plants and the garden happy! It made us happy, too!. Thanks again, we look forward to the next visit."-Diane K from Kent

"My garden is looking wonderful. Zach does an awesome job. He sees things that need doing and takes care of them. He does more in one day than anyone I have ever had do work for me. Thanks to all of you!"-M.B.

"I just came in from wandering through the garden and thinking how blessed I am to have you two taking such good care of it for me. I truly appreciate all the work you do. You two are my garden gurus. Many thanks"-Marj

"I think of you every time we are sitting outside under our beautiful addition that the fine company, Environmental Construction, built for us!!!! Well, not every time-but most of them."-Gary N.

"I am very pleased and incredibly happy with the new side yard and backyard space. As always, it is a pleasure to work with you and your team. And especially appreciate the opportunity to collaborate on planting layout, creative interaction, and your general tolerance of my thoughts and ideas. It's great energy and great fun to work with knowledgable professional people. Thank you."-Carol

"Thank you all for the nice work done. I've received many nice comments on my yard which I pass on to you all from my neighbors! Thank you so much."-E. Strandness

"We just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate and enjoy our new front yard and the new deck. We continue to get compliments from people driving by. The rock roses have a new spurt of growth and the daylilies are beautiful."-Linda

"So, pretty much you rock my landscaping world! I can't tell you how much I appreciate all the time and attention you put into our yard, which I know was a small project for you, but you treated it like gold, just the same. We're watering like crazy and it looks beautiful!"-S. Weaver

"Tom, I really like how the backyard looks, especially as the greenery is returning. Your crew did a great job!"-Kate

"We're delighted with our new patio. Nick and Nick did a great job. Were very pleased with the plants, now if only they would hurry up and mature. Were looking forward to spending lots of time there this summer. Thank you."-Audrey

"Thank you for your very noble efforts at initially retaining me as a client. I am deeply satisfied with the outcome."-Trish

"It's nice to come home and to sit on my beautiful deck and reflect. Please say "Hi" to everyone and thanks, too."-Nancy

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Join Our Team

Quality landscaping is built from the ground up starting with a team of individuals who are skilled and passionate about their craft, working together in a positive environment. At Environmental Construction Inc., we have developed such a team. As our company continues to grow, we are always looking to hire individuals to join our staff. If you have skills that we could use and share this same passion for quality landscaping design and environmental management, please consider applying. We provide a variety of employment opportunities for those with experience in design, masonry, woodworking, horticulture, heavy equipment, office work, etc.

Please download an application. Employment Application.pdf or Employment Application.docx
Send the completed application to info@envconst.com, or print and mail to:
Environmental Construction Inc.
2038 9th St W Kirkland, WA, 98033

Environmental Construction, Inc.

It's not simply about designing and building beautiful garden spaces, it's about providing a landscape oasis where you can relax from the daily grind and recharge. Let us create an outdoor space that will enhance your home and quality of life.

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