LandArt is a design-build firm, specializing in residential landscape construction. We believe in properties that get better with age.
We are artists. We are craftsmen. Our mission is to shape and build the outdoor spaces of our clients' homes so that they can enjoy their entire property, not just this year, but for many years to come.
Quality workmanship is the standard set for all of our work. We see landscapes looking as great in the future as the day they were built.
Christine Wynia, CPA, CMA
Nick te Bokkel, RSE
Stone Masonry Foreman
Stone Masonry Apprentice
Landscape Lead Hand
Landscape Lead Hand
LandArt services the Niagara, Greater Hamilton and Burlington areas.
LandArt was started as the fulfillment of a dream. This dream was sparked when Richard Wynia worked for a small local landscape business throughout high school. Following this, the love and knowledge of landscaping grew as he worked for other companies in the industry.
These companies provided training in a certain area of interest for Richard; natural stone masonry. When Richard decided to embark on the journey of starting his own business, he started the landscape business with a focus on natural stone masonry. A year later Richard gained a business partner by marrying his wife, Christine. She brought a business degree and accounting experience to LandArt.
Since this beginning there has been no looking back. The company has grown over the years by equipping itself with an excellent team who also share this same passion for outstanding landscape projects. In recognition of these high standards, Richard has been accredited to train apprentices for the Landscaping and Stone Masonry Red Seal programs under the Ontario College of Trades.
The company has been established on Christian principles which continues to challenge LandArt to display such Biblical virtues as honesty and integrity in all of its business practices.
LandArt continues to strive for excellence by providing top quality landscape projects and an enjoyable project experience for their clientele. We look forward to working with you in the future!
What our customers are saying…
Landart is a professional firm that has maintained its' personalized service. Their designs are created to work with the space and the way you use it. They have a high attention to detail and ensure everything is done with quality. This is a company that keeps its promises and is on budget. The staff are all professional, personable and knowledgable. Richard, the owner, is hands on with the project and ensures the client is happy. When our project was complete, it was so well done it looked like it was a perfect and natural fit for our space. We could not be happier with the result, design and budget management.
We highly recommend LandArt for your landscape project. Concerns and questions were answered and resolved. Emails and call backs were done in a timely manner. Work crew were always courteous and work quality was spot on. If you are looking for a company that listens then Rich and his crew from LandArt are the people to hire-professional and knowledgeable.
Richard and the team at LandArt were professional and provided high-quality work throughout the whole process. We called them in for a quote based on an extremely positive verbal review from a neighbour, who had work done the summer previous. On the neighbours' job we noticed the trucks and the team arrived every day at the same time on our way to work, and were cleaning up every night on our way home.
When we emailed to request a quote for landscape design work, we got a phone call to make arrangements for a visit shortly after, then an email confirmation. Richard arrived on time (a few minutes early) and we did a walkaround. He quoted a design fee and walked us through some other interesting projects they'd worked on. We decided to go ahead with LandArt for the design.
The design itself was really great, it incorporated everything we were hoping for and more; we requested a few changes and they were made without reservation; the final design included a detailed quote for building out the design.
LandArt is not the cheapest landscape contractor in town; they know this and can explain why. We've done a few renovation projects with outside contractors lately and we were happy to pay a slight premium for a team that a) does real project planning (timing and budget), b) does really great work from a technical and artistic perspective, and c) has a strong work ethic and has a culture that takes good care of their employees and clients.
Our yard and driveway now look amazing. We love the choice of materials they proposed and the textures and colours of the natural and manmade stones creates an effect we didn't dream of. We're not done yet (we will be building some decks next summer) and maybe then it would be worth sharing some photos. The design and workmanship that LandArt brought to our home is incredible and will be appreciated for many years to come.
LandArt took our property from overgrown weedy mess to an absolute retreat. This was a massive project and their level of professionalism from start to finish was exceptional. There were a couple of things that were damaged during the de-construction phase but LandArt pointed them out before we could notice and replaced a section of our eaves trough as well as a board on our deck. Mistakes are bound to occur and are expected but it was their reaction and action that spoke volumes about the ownership this company prides itself on. I have recommended LandArt to family who are going through the design phase right now and will continue to recommend them. People slow down and stop to look at our property as it is so unique and captures everything we wanted. They truly live up to their name: Land Art. The picture attached is just one area in the back of our house that we had completed. A flagstone patio with sunken fire pit and pizza oven with armourstone barrier wall, flagstone steps to the forest, lighting, etc. The entire front was also landscaped and is absolutely beautiful!
The crew were simply amazing to work with. They showed attention to detail at every single step of the project. Each day they showed up clean and professionally dressed with smiles on their faces at 7am and some evenings not leaving the property until 6:30pm- still professionally dressed albeit much, much dirtier displaying the hard work they completed that day but with those same smiles on their faces.
So impressed. Thank you to everyone at LandArt in creating our oasis.
We used LandArt for a major landscaping project in our backyard. This included a pool installation, sports pad, outdoor kitchen, fence, plants - the whole shabang for a relatively large area. We have dealt with many contractors, since we did a gut-out renovation inside of our home. Even with highly established HGTV contractors, the entire renovation process for inside of our home was extremely stressful and problematic. I was hesitant to start such a huge project again since my assumption was that using a contractor for any job will result in ongoing confrontations and difficulties.
So, let me stress as much as possible that LandArt, Richard (owner) and the entire team ABSOLUTELY BLEW ME OUT OF THE WATER. There was absolutely no stress about how they would deal with any of our concerns. Richard, and every single member of his team (as well as anyone working from an outside company) were consistently kind, patient, professional, and simply outstanding. And our project was not without some huge challenges. We designed our entire yard around a huge beautiful maple tree in the middle of the yard, which came crashing down mid construction in the middle of a windstorm. Richard came to our house at 7 am the next day, to assess the situation and came up with a solution within A DAY that I am so happy with. A potentially very difficult situation was handled in such a seamless way, and I say this as someone who was extremely upset about losing this beautiful tree.
Our project is at the tail end stage and not everything is complete. We would never dream about posting one of our reviews until a job was complete, but we know everything will be completed to a T with this company. If you need a backyard renovation done, CHOOSE LANDART. We say this as people who have dealt with so many cocky, difficult, and money-hungry contractors, and as people who have lost a lot of sleep as a result. This company will produce gorgeous, high quality results in a respectful, reliable and and kind manner.
From the very beginning, working with Rich and LandArt was an absolute pleasure. Having done our due diligence with researching and talking to other companies, the level of care and attention to detail LandArt has for their clients and projects quite simply, is impressive. Rich and the crew were kind, respectful, talented and hardworking. They were readily available to answer and address any questions or concerns. We felt very much a part of the process and yet experienced no stress, as it never felt disruptive. Our neighbours were equally impressed. When slight adjustments needed to be made they were completed in a timely manner. It is evident the pride LandArt takes in their work, as the results are high quality and beautiful.
Rich, Thank you for turning our irregular and awkward backyard into a useable and safe space, and for the kindness and consideration you and the crew showed our young children as they explored and watched in awe, the work that was being done. We look forward to working with you on other project phases in the future. Sherry & James
LandArt is a very professional company to work with and I would highly recommend them. Rich has wonderful ideas and does exactly what he says he will do in a very organized and timely fashion. The follow up is excellent. The people that work with Rich are extremely pleasant, hard working, courteous and very respectful. The whole project was a pleasure from beginning to end. They will not disappoint!
Rich and his team are simply amazing at what they do! The quality workmanship is clearly evident in all aspects of the project. The stone work that was completed on the front and rear covered porch areas were done to a level of craftsmanship that could not be matched. His team was on track and on budget. Rich was willing to design a landscape plan specific to my family's needs and wants, which Rich delivered on with precision and expertise. We love everything about the finished product that LandArt provided and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them. I know we will be using them again in the future when the time arises! Thanks again for the fantastic job!!
We were more than pleased with the work that LandArt has done for us after our new home build. Richard and his crew completely transformed are backyard into a beautiful place where our family can enjoy to spend time together. Attention to detail and meticulous work are but a few of this company's standards when applying their trade. We would highly recommend LandArt with no reservations.
We are thrilled with our landscaping experience with LandArt. Richard and Debbi listened and patiently worked closely with us to create the perfect design for our side English garden.They considered and stayed right on the budget we had given, and completed the project in the timeframe set. They and the landscaping team were professional as well as personable. What a delight to see the work ethic of this team! I must say, that during the refurbishing of our home, this was the best service experience we have ever had. We highly recommend LandArt. Outstanding!
Rich and his team were outstanding to work with, from the initial inception and project design - he showed tremendous patience and support as we made changes along the way - to reaching a final project design and plan. His team's execution of the design was second to none. Rich is very creative and has some fantastic ideas. Our backyard is an oasis and has added a lot of value to the property. Rich is the first person I would call for any other landscape project and would not hesitate to be a reference to anyone doing research and considering LandArt for their project. Some photos of our project are on his site.
We hired LandArt to update and bring life back into our backyard and we are so glad that we did. Our backyard space has been completely transformed into the yard of our dreams. Rich took the time to understand our vision and make it a reality. Not only does it look gorgeous but with the addition of a beautiful covered patio we have increased our outdoor living space and are using it even on cold winter days! Rich and his crew were a pleasure to work with - they arrived on time and worked hard and steady every day. The quality and care that they put into their work is impressive. We couldn't be happier!
We had a very complicated landscaping challenge in our backyard. Landart helped us with the design and then made it real.
For the good part of a year we poured over every little detail of what was to become a very stylish, functional, and private backyard. Rich and his team were extremely patient and understanding. They brought us their vast experience all the while listening to our multitude of questions and worries.
In the end, they executed the plan flawlessly never losing sight of ultimate goal; their client’s complete satisfaction. Every single person on Landart’s crew was hard working, respectful and a consummate professional. Even the neighbours were amazed by how clean the street was at the end of each day.
The project was completed on time and on budget and they even came back to do some extra work because it just had to be perfect. We will not hesitate to use their services again and in recommending Rich and Landart to anyone looking for the very best work in landscaping.
LandArt is a very professional company! We felt that our vision for our landscape was heard and the finished product exceeded our expectations! We highly recommend LandArt and look forward to working with them again over the years as we continue to work on our landscape!
Our project was a full landscape including the front yard, backyard, side yards, fencing and driveway on a new build. We are very pleased with the job that LandArt completed for us. Rich was a very easy person to work with and his crew were polite, hard working, timely and clean. They did a great job meeting our expectations and requirements and blended our landscaping into the existing landscape of the neighbourhood so our home truly looks like it belongs there despite being a new build in an older neighbourhood. We would highly recommend LandArt to anyone requiring landscape services.
We had our entire backyard taken from nothing to a dream oasis. Richard and his positive, respectful crew, worked with us until every detail we envisioned was a reality. They began by setting the grades for the entire project including the work to be done by our pool contractor. After that, they created natural retaining for our very sloped yard, constructed a concrete sports pad, laid flag stone, built a natural stone BBQ, fireplace, water fall, and pool house. Their attention to every detail is exactly what my wife and I were looking for. The crew finished by creating beautiful beds and plantings to suit our vision. Some of the things outside of their landscape skill set that we truly appreciated was their daily clean up, their respectful nature to our children and their constant willingness to listen to our thoughts. We would highly recommend Richard and the LandArt crew.
We have worked with Rich from LandArt on a few projects. Rich made the projects relatively stress free. He and his crew were professional and showed up on time. Rich is honest, reliable and has a great amount of integrity. He was dedicated to achieving our vision. Any issues that came up were dealt with quickly as Rich takes ownership of his work. We have been so happy with LandArt that we have recommended them to our friends.
I hired Richard and his team to help me fix some brick work that was falling apart on our century old home. They did an amazing job that was on time, and at a very high standard. When the time comes I hope to use them on many more future projects.
It was a pleasure to deal with Rich and his LandArt team. Rich worked patiently with us to design our backyard project and made sure we got exactly what we wanted. We received quality workmanship and excellent customer service. Rich was very professional, focused and on time completing the project. A class act! We look forward to enjoying our new backyard!
Rich and the LandArt team literally took the vision we had for our backyard oasis, improved it and delivered it on time and on budget. We couldn't be happier with the professionalism and artistry the LandArt team brought to our project. I would definitely recommend them!
Rich and his team are the ultimate professionals. My family and I needed a privacy screen/pergola built in our backyard. We were referred to LandArt. Rich came and provided great ideas/recommendations. He provided and stayed on quote. The team showed up on time and completed the work quickly. The crew was knowledgeable and courteous. They cleaned up after themselves after each day. The product looks great. So much so that we are getting a second one installed soon. I look forward to future projects with this company.
When we decided to do our front walkway, steps and garden, we had a specific idea of what we wanted. We saw LandArt on the Houzz site and were immediately drawn to the style and design Rich and his LandArt team had created with other projects. When we met with Rich he was very open, he listened, and, shared his thoughts to help form a plan. When he presented the 3D DVD of what we discussed it was right on!
As the project got under way and the transformation took place we saw the dedicated work and care the crew took to create our vision. Each day, through some brutal heat and occasional rain, the work continued with great commitment. The communication we had with the landscapers and Rich along the way, allowed us to change a few things including the walkway stone and even the floating front entrance slab. Our neighbours, some of who we knew and some we had the wonderful pleasure to meet, were all interested in seeing the progress.
The project finished before Thanksgiving, as we had requested and it was superb! We were so pleased in it's shape, the plants and shrubbery layout and that the overall look wasn't ostentatious. It blended well with the large trees and slope of the lawn and gave new character to our home. Family and neighbours have complimented the overall look. And, to give it a final glow, all of this was done to our targeted budget.
We look forward to another project in the near future with Rich and the LandArt team. We highly recommend them!
From quote to completion Rich and his team were professional, true craftsmen with attention to design and detail. We met Rich back in November, 2013 after a reference from a friend/neighbour who knew we were looking for a much needed makeover for our backyard. Follow up appointments to finalize all details were always scheduled to accommodate my husband and I as well as constant communication throughout the entire project always made us feel comfortable and involved in the process.
We decided to start from scratch and removed our old and worn out deck, fencing and sod.
Rich suggested we start the first week in May and to his word, the LandArt team/work crew was extremely punctual (arrived at the same time each day) and worked through some difficult weather conditions to ensure the project was completed in time.
We are on a corner lot and the work site was always left organized and tidy.
When we ran into a minor issue, Rich and his team came up with another design plan that accommodated our spacing within a few hours.
Our backyard was transformed from mundane to exceptional. We now have a beautiful 18x26 stone deck, accent walls, remarkable garden spaces and flagstone stepping stones leading to our cedar shed along with a new fence.
I would not hesitate to recommend Rich and his LandArt team to anyone. They are true to their slogan - Beauty, Set in Stone!
Thanks again LandArt - Sandy and Jerry
LandArt Landscaping Company is very professional in all aspects of the process we encountered with them and the owner Richard Wynia. From the first visit we had with Richard way back in the winter until the project was complete he is the utmost professional at what he does. The time he spent with each and every step of the process was detailed and very informative. His communication about the project was over the top. This type of professionalism carried on to his crews and individual workers. I can't say enough of how informative they were by describing to us each and every step they did while on the job site. Even after the project was done we wanted some of the plants moved around and Richard sent a crew to get it done the same day. The cleanup of our sidewalks and adjacent street was so good our neighbours were impressed.
We are very pleased and confident with this company that they will be back next season (2015) for phase 2 of our project.
Thanks again to Richard Wynia and his company. It's so refreshing to deal with someone who delivers everything they said they would do.
Mike and Deb
At day's end, it's rewarding to know your money has been well-spent. Thank-you LandArt for giving us our money's worth - and more. We hired Rich because we trusted him, and in today's world that is significant. His hardworking crew was punctual, tidy and pleasant. The removal of old material and the arrival of new was orchestrated with military precision. Rich has good ideas, and we’re so happy to see them executed. From the stone selection to choice of trees...a thing of beauty was unveiled. Thanks to carpenters Tim and Greg for the beautiful Azek steps and cedar privacy screen. Our neighbours, without exception, appreciated the clean-up and respect. Looking forward to the spring and some finishing touches in the garden!
I consider myself very lucky to have hired LandArt to design and build my front and side yard. The team was very professional, courteous and efficient. Rich's advice and recommendations made the decision making very easy. The end result was beyond my expectation. I look forward to rehiring them for phase 2.
I contracted Richard to design and install a driveway on a small lot with drainage issues. Richard and his team delivered everything I expected and more. Detailed drawings, digital modeling and a concise point by point quotation were executed perfectly. The quality of work is second to none. I would recommend LandArt without reservation and look forward to working with them in the future. Thanks again Rich! Have a great holiday season!
The LandArt Team of Rich, Josh, Mike, Dennis, Ian, Nick and Alex completed our landscaping project. Rich's and Josh's vision made our dream a reality. The quality of the team's work and their excellent attention to details created a retirement outdoor paradise for us and added beauty to our home. We look forward to enjoying the outdoors with family and friends for many years. Thank you for a job well done!
We recently completed an extensive landscape project with LandArt Landscape Contractors. The work involved the complete re-design of the front and sides of the property including replacing walkways, steps and front entry, as well as new plant beds, plants, sod, an irrigation system and lighting.
Materials used included both mortared and free standing flagstone and mossy boulders. Plants include hydrangea, astilbe, grasses, coral bells, hosta and iris.
From the initial plans to completion of the project, we found all the members of the team a pleasure to work with. The owner/landscape designer was more than willing to take our requests and seamlessly incorporated the elements we wished to retain with those of the new design.
As a project of this size understandably involves a big mess, big equipment and a LOT of dirt, the team initiated the project by sending letters to our neighbours outlining the estimated time and requesting any concerns or questions to be forwarded to them. Although there were no issues, we heard over and over again how much this was appreciated.
The team members themselves were so pleasant and accommodating throughout the entire time, and daily would leave the property neat and tidy.
The work was completed within budget and the initial estimated time.
Now finished, the landscaping is beautiful, and far exceeds our original expectations. It is easy to maintain and has greatly improved the overall impression of the home. We still continue to receive compliments several months later.
We would have no reservations recommending LandArt to anyone contemplating a landscape project of any size.
Excellent people to work with! They arrived on time, did a great job fixing my backyard, and laying sod. Very professional, and responded promptly to any and all questions. I will use this company in the future if I need any more work done on my gardens and yard.
We could not have asked for a more beautiful backyard. It is our little piece of heaven just steps away from our back door. Rich and his crew are outstanding craftsmen, the attention to detail was impeccable.
Thanks Rich, you took our dream and gave us exactly what we wanted!!
Working with Rich and the team was an absolute pleasure. We recently moved into a home in Cabbagetown and wanted to completely re-design our backyard space for entertaining. Rich took our ideas and vision, and in an honest, fun and approachable way he helped bring them to life. We are thrilled with our backyard hardscaping and stonework, and will definitely be using the LandArt team again in the future.
My front walkway was in need of an update from 1990's stamped concrete, as well as repairing rotting concrete on the front porch pad. The dangerous slippery ski slope that we had needed to go! The "ramp" is gone, replaced by a mortared flagstone pad, a dry-laid flagstone path with guillotined steps, and dry-laid Wiarton Walls and Pillars. Our front walkway is now beautiful. Thanks to Rich, Dennis and team for braving the worst December ever to give us a grand beautiful entrance to our home!