We Design, Build & Maintain
Beautiful Gardens in the Heart of
The Sonoma & Napa Wine Country
About Gardens of the Wine Country
Alan Kostelnik, Owner
In 1974, Alan Kostelnik founded Pacific Environments a commercial landscape company. Over the next 25 years, Alan managed and developed Pacific Environments into one of the largest, most successful and diverse landscape companies in the San Francisco North Bay. In 1999, Alan sold Pacific Environments to a large national landscape service provider, TRUGREEN LandCare (a subsidiary of the ServiceMaster Corporation on the NYSE).
Since selling my previous company, I have become more sensitive to what attracted me to this business in the first place. First and foremost is the love of being outdoors in nature, helping things grow while realizing an artistic vision.
I have also become sensitive to many people's frustration when dealing with many of the landscape contractors out there. Too often I hear things like, "They never communicate with me...", "They come and go so quickly I can't get them to do things that need doing...", "The job just seems to drag on forever...", "They don't see half of what really needs doing."
In 2001, I started Gardens of the Wine Country to fill a niche in the marketplace where people are sensitive to their outdoor environment, appreciate personal service and the attention to detail. I love living in the wine country and feel blessed that we are all in a special place with special people who consider their surroundings and space an important part of themselves.
In this video, founder Alan Kostelnik discusses his philosophies and very personal approach to serving his clients in the residential landscape industry. After over 40 years of commercial and residential expertise in all aspects of the the business, Alan Kostelnik is proud to be a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor.
Please call 707-538-5120 to set up a consultation.
Awards & Associations
The founder of Gardens of the Wine Country has more than 40 years of experience in the landscape industry. He is the recipient of over 35 local, state and national awards, including awards from the following organizations:
American Landscape Contractors Association
California Landscape Contractors Association
American Nursery Association
Sonoma County Board of Supervisors
North Coast Builders Exchange
City of Rohnert Park
City of Sebastopol
City of St. Helena
City of Santa Rosa
Sonoma Business Magazine
As of November 2003, Gardens of the Wine Country earned the prestigious Diamond Certified™ award. The Diamond Certified award is presented only to landscape contractors and other local service companies that rate 'highest in quality' in a detailed customer satisfaction study of their customers served during the previous four-year period. Each qualifying company must also pass a license, insurance, complaint status, legal and credit rating (for contractors). To maintain Diamond Certification, on-going American Ratings Corporation customer surveys must be passed on a quarterly basis.
As a Diamond Certified company, Gardens of the Wine Country is proud to be recognized for exceptional customer satisfaction and professionalism. View our Diamond Certified Capabilities Profile at www.diamondcertified.org.
California State Contractors License #315413
State Pesticide License Q.A.L 37705
Bonded and Insured
Professional Associations and Leadership Positions
North Coast Builders Exchange (ncbe.santarosa.com)
President - 1 year
Executive Committee - 3 years
Board Member - 7 years
Landscape Design and Architecture
I met with Alan on the day agreed. He was timely, courteous, informative and recommended what he thought would be best for my needs and repair. The job was completed on the day agreed. Alan communicated by e-mail what was done and why (with photos) as well. The charges were reasonable for the work done. I will use him again for any other projects!
- Jerry G., Sebastopol
I like the employees. They explain different procedures and listen to my needs.
- George L., Sonoma
I found them to be knowledgable and dependable; they did a beautiful job of installing new sod in our front yard. I would definitely recommend them to friends and co-workers.