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We Will Show You the Potential Hidden in Your Property.

About Stout Creek Landscapes

We care for Your Landscape with Service that is Always in Season!

If You’re Ready to Update Your Landscaping with a:
New Patio, Walkway, New Plants, Fire Pit or Even a Water Feature

Doug Byl has Over 30 Years of Experience in Landscaping and he has
Designed More than 600 Landscape Projects

Doug Byl started Stout Creek Landscapes in 1987. We want you to feel comfortable that when you hire our company you will have a very positive result.

We realize that most people have never had a landscape project installed before. We also realize that it is a challenge for most people to visualize what their project will really look like. Our designs will help you see all of the potential that is hidden in your property.

If you are thinking about a new paver patio or walkway, outdoor living spaces, new landscape lighting, walls or adding additional plants, we would like to show you how our company does something unique in the landscape industry in Grand Rapids.

It is possible for your landscape project to be installed on time and you don’t have to put up with the headaches, delays and unexpected charges that frustrate most homeowners.

Please take some time to carefully review all of the information on our website so you can make the best decision in choosing a landscape contractor.

Experience, Longevity and Recognition for Excellence

Doug graduated from Michigan State with a 4-year degree in Horticulture. One of our supervisors has a 2-year degree from Michigan State in landscape management.

Doug has designed over 600 landscape projects in his career. The diversity of his experience is something that most of his competitors will never achieve.

Many landscape contractors design 10 to 15 projects a year – at that rate they would need 40 years of experience to reach the level of expertise Doug already has and will employ in your design.

It may surprise you to learn that in a 2011 survey by a consulting company that specializes in the landscape industry, 33% of the companies in the survey had failed in the previous 5 years. We are proud to say that our company has been in business continuously since 1987.

Winning awards is special and it is truly a team effort. We are humbled to be recognized in 2011 as the Best Landscaping Company by the Readers of Grand Rapids Magazine.

Doug understands that to achieve consistent quality, you have to have systems and people in place and you have to continually monitor how you are doing. Success is not an accident.

Written Installation Processes that are Setting a New Standard:

Over the years Doug and his team have developed detailed preparation and installation procedures for each major type of landscape project that we design and install. The experience we have gained from installing hundreds of projects has allowed us to create processes that minimize the typical challenges found in most landscape projects.

Our processes are based on industry best practices from nationally recognized suppliers for our industry and by organizations like the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) and the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA).

We will provide you with our step-by-step processes upon request.

The major advantage for our clients and prospective clients is that they can quickly understand the investment required to install their landscape project and they will be able to easily compare our proposal with another proposal.

We realize that most homeowners are not aware of the number of steps required to complete a quality landscape project and our processes will help you understand all of the steps that it takes to create a project that looks good and lasts.

Unfortunately, there are some landscape contractors who won’t provide you with their written processes since they don’t want to be held to such a consistent standard.

Avoiding those contractors is a smart move

Our Crews

We encourage you to use the questions on our references page to check out our experience, reputation, quality and crews.

Many Landscape Companies FAIL in their FIRST 5 Years…
Stout Creek Landscapes has been in Business Continuously
In Grand Rapids since 1987 Serving:

Greater Grand Rapids, Ada, Cascade, Rockford, Belmont,
East Grand Rapids, Forest Hills, North Muskegon, Sparta,
Cannonsburg, Grand Haven, Holland, Comstock Park,
Kentwood, Walker and Surrounding Communities.