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  JMLA of Alamo, CA Receives Best Of Houzz 2017 Award
Alamo, California, January 20, 2017John Montgomery Landscape Architects of Alamo has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The Landscape Architecture firm was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals. JMLA also received this award for the past three consecutive years in 2016, 2015, and 2014.
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Life in the Walnut Creek Garden Tour (May 2014)   Life in the Walnut Creek Garden Tour (May 2014)
Our fourth annual garden tour fundraiser was a wonderful day and a great success in raising funds for our participating charities. We raised almost $13,000 for the following charities: The Bounty Garden; The Quincy Lee Foundation; Urban Farmers, Lazarex Cancer Foundation; Alamo Rotary and Contra Costa County Guide Dog Raisers, Inc.

We would like to thank our gracious clients for opening their yards to everyone and to our sponsors for opening up our senses and bringing a new dimension to these wonderful gardens: Martini Sky of Danville, www.martinisky.com who provided us with fabulous food, members of the Danville Community Band who performed music for us to enjoy, Rick Kautch of Kautch Family Farms for the lively presentation on bee keeping; Pat Ryan of Ryan Business Solutions for handling the financial end of things and Guillermo Merino of Merino Landscaping and Maintenance for sprucing up our projects.
  JMLA of Alamo, CA Receives Best Of Houzz 2014 Award
John Montgomery Landscape Architects was recently featured in two ideabooks on the home improvement website, Houzz. Read what the online community has to say about our projects in "8 Ideas for Petite Pools" and "You Said It: ‘What’s Your Time Worth?" and More Houzz Quotables".
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Remodeling and Home Design
  JMLA of Alamo, CA Receives Best Of Houzz 2014 Award
Alamo CA, February 4, 2014 – John Montgomery Landscape Architects (JMLA) of Alamo, CA has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The 30 year old Landscape Architecture firm was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.
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  Life in the Walnut Creek Garden Tour (May 2012)
Our third annual Garden Tour Fundraiser was both a wonderful day and a success! We raised close to $10,000 which benefitted several local organizations: Hospice of the East Bay, The Quincy Lee Foundation, Contra Costa County Guide Dog Raisers, Inc., and The Urban Farmers. We would like to thank our wonderful clients for lending their gardens to us for the day and our sponsors for providing the fun “extras” which complete our Garden Tour experience: El Aguile Taqueria Restaurant of Pleasant Hill which provided us with a lovely sampling of their healthy spin on Mexican food, members of the Danville Community Band who performed music for us to enjoy, Siamack Sioshansi, executive director of the San Francisco-based nonprofit The Urban Farmer for his lively presentation, Rick Kautch of Kautch Family Farms for his education of our guests in the practice of bee keeping, Monumental, a Mariachi Band for helping us celebrate Cinco de Mayo and The band, Three Of… for helping us celebrate rock n roll! As always, special thanks to Pat Ryan of Ryan Business Solutions and Guillermo Merino of Merino Landscaping.
  Alamo, Danville & Lafayette Today Newspaper Columns (since 2002)
John’s monthly “Life in the Garden” articles for these community papers offer advice for every homeowner, from the beginning gardener to the experienced green thumb. Topics range from plant health to creating a resort-like atmosphere in your very own backyard.
  Guest Speaker for the Danville-Alamo Garden Club (January 2012)
John had the privilege of speaking to the members of the Danville-Alamo Garden Club about his signature “California Casual” style, with useful tips to help the gardeners improve their own outdoor environments.
  Diablo Valley College Horticulture Department Advisory Committee (since 2006)
As a professional Landscape Architect, John advises DVC’s Horticulture Department in ways to best prepare the program’s students for real world jobs in the green industry of horticulture, landscape construction and design.
  Simpson Strong-Tie - Home Projects Connectors Catalog (since 2005)
Our gorgeous deck project has been featured on the cover of this DIY catalog since 2005. Simpson Strong-Tie has been manufacturing structural products that aid in the building of safer, stronger structures for over 50 years. They are one of the largest suppliers of structural building products in the world.
  Life in the Lafayette Garden Tour (May 2011)
JMLA’s second Garden Tour proved to be an even bigger success than the first, with even more people experiencing the beauty of John’s creations. We raised over $16,000 benefitting Hospice of the East Bay, AAUW-OML’s Tech Trek Science & Math Summer Camp, The Gretta Foundation, The Urban Farmers, Contra Costa County Guide Dog Raisers, Inc., and The Diablo Valley Foundation for the Aging. JMLA would like to thank our enthusiastic homeowners as well as our generous volunteers, including A Loveable Feast, The Urban Farmers, and The Danville Community Band. Thank you once again to the sponsors of the tour: Ryan Business Solutions and Guillermo Merino of Merino Landscaping.
  Life in the Alamo Garden Tour (May 2010)
It all started close to home, with our inaugural “Life in the Alamo Garden Tour” kicking off this springtime tradition in 2010. We raised close to $10,000 for our local charities including Hospice of the East Bay, Valley Oak Respite Center, and Saint Timothy’s Episcopal Church Outreach. We would like to thank our gracious clients for opening up their yards to everyone and our sponsors for opening up our senses and bringing a new dimension to these wonderful gardens: award-winning Bay Area Chef Joseph Warzeniak, who provided us with fabulous food, members of The Danville Community Band who performed music for us to enjoy, Pat Ryan of Ryan Business Solutions for handling the financial particulars, and Guillermo Merino of Merino Landscape for priming each project.
  Small Firms Great Projects (2008)
We were honored to be asked to participate in this periodical sponsored by the American Institute of Architects San Francisco Chapter.
  Sunset Patio & Decks (2005)
Several of our projects were photographed and used for this handbook designed to inspire and instruct homeowners when creating their ideal gardens.
  Sunset Decks (1996)
Our project was featured as the front cover photo of this handbook for designing and building decks and other structures.
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