We are a local, family-owned and operated landscaping company with more than 35 years of experience. The firm’s team of designers, skilled carpenters, masons and concrete finishers, and landscape installation professionals, take pride in our tradition of building beautiful, functional, and long-lasting gardens. Our firm is a long time member of both the California and American Landscape Contractors Associations.
CSLB License #638571
Our customers trust Creative Environments to provide quality that lasts. Each landscape installation is backed by a warranty that exceeds industry standards. Our professional experience ensures that your outdoor living spaces are both beautiful and built to provide you with decades of enjoyment.
Harry North founded Creative Environments in 1978, while earning his bachelors degree in biology from Humbolt State University. Born and raised in Marin County, he obtained much of his design sense as a young boy from many family backpacking trips into the rugged eastern Sierras. His early childhood memories are of working on bonsai with his mother. Harry’s favorite gardens still have an Asian theme.
Lindsey enjoys meeting and helping new clients put their ideas on paper, and then designing outdoor living spaces tailored to her client’s wishes. She has a love of plants and is managing the Gardening Division at Creative Environments. Lindsey’s interest in exploring new hardscape materials allows her to introduce clients to exciting design possibilities. She joined our team in 2014, after graduating from the University of California at Davis with a BA. She has an extensive arts background, including an AA in Fine Arts, and she has studied horticulture and design at Santa Rosa Junior College.
Operations and Office Manager
Patti Stiving is our operations and office manager, as well as bookkeeper. She is in charge of fleet management, tools, scheduling crews, as well as handling all aspects of the company’s accounting. She has worked in the construction industry for 10 years, five of those years in the concrete industry. Patti joined Creative Environments in April of 2010.
Noe Cornejo has been with us since 1998. He started out as a laborer and worked his way up to project foreman. Noe has taken on more responsibilities at the job sites and his skills in all areas of landscaping have grown vastly. He enjoys working in all aspects of the trade, including plant installation, masonry, woodworking, and excavation. Noe brings a smile with him where ever he goes.
Rogelio Medina has been with us since May of 1997. Due to his high level of conscientiousness and hard work, he has worked his way up the ranks to foreman. Before coming to Creative Environments, Rogelio worked in commercial landscape installation for six years. His favorite part of the job is building waterfalls. Rogelio and his crew have recently received several awards for outstanding installations, from the North Coast CLCA. In his free time, he enjoys playing and coaching soccer. Rogelio has started a band, where he plays keyboards.
Jorge Sanchez has been working for Creative Environments as a foreman for more than 14 years, having joined us in 1997. He and his crew have won many landscape installation awards from the North Coast CLCA over the past years. What he enjoys most about his job is being faced with new challenges, and the satisfaction of producing quality landscapes. In his free time, Jorge enjoys playing soccer.
Foreman with special skills in woodworking
Matt Foreman joined us 10 years ago, in October of 2002. He is a foreman with special skills in woodworking. Previously, Matt worked ten years in landscape installation and five years in home construction. He recently married Cyndi, a fire fighter. They enjoy many outdoor activities together, including golf, swimming, and roller blading. They also enjoy traveling in their RV with their two canine children, Rudy and Rosie.