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    The Jovak team did not disappoint.

    We just want to say that from start to finish the Jovak team did not disappoint. We wanted to have our front yard landscaped after our first year in our new home. Thankfully our neighbours were on board and decided to do the same not only to their front yard but their back yard as well. The end result was superb!! We started with a design provided by an independent designer and due to developer constraints we had to make some big changes but Jovak happily took on the task of adapting and putting their expertise to work and constructing a beautiful maintenance free solution. All of the on sight team were focused on the job at hand and put up with not ideal weather conditions for a fair number of days. We can’t thank them enough for creating a real piece of natural art that we enjoy each day. If you are looking for solid workmanship, accent on detail, and capability to see your concepts thru to high quality reality then this company is for you.

    ~ Chris & Dave H.

    Thanks again for your work.

    Thanks again for your work, we appreciate it. Someone else does too, as we have been awarded 3rd place for Front Yard category in the PoCo Pride Garden awards!

    ~ Lisa & Lock


    J and your crew, you did an excellent job, exceeded our expectations and came under budget.  Brilliant!  Your company stands behind the work done for customers.  Well done guys – a company that works hard, cares about the outcome & customer satisfaction!  Oh and very creative!  Love the front steps!  I’d highly recommend Jovak.

    ~ Dianne

    We simply love the new home we have.

    It has been a few weeks since we have gotten back to life after reno.  We simply love the new home we have – one that you have made possible.

    We thank you and your team for standing behind your work.  We are lucky to have engaged a team like yours that prides its trade.

    ~ S & A

    A beautiful space.

    John, the garden is beautiful and I want to commend your workers.  They are an amazing group of young men.  Each one acted in a professional manner and worked very hard.  Everything about the project was done so professionally and we were very please with the out come.  I had many comments on how impressed people were with the workers.  One man said, “They are a great team and that’s the sign of a good contractor.”  Once again John, thank you for giving us a beautiful space and we look forward to phases 2 and 3 being completed.

    ~ Barbara

    The envy of the neighbourhood!

    Thanks so much for the great service you and the boys provided in transforming our ugly backyard space into the envy of the neighbourhood!

    ~ Margaret & Laval

    Looks great!

    The Patio Looks Great! Thanks very much!

    ~ Sue B.

    Professional and friendly manner.

    Thanks for your quick response to installing our front pathway.  I appreciated the professional and friendly manner in which our small project was handled – see you when we get to the back!

    ~ Sarah

    Vision, creativity, flexibility and hard work.

    We love our new BBQ island and gorgeous new garden.  We’ve achieved the ‘WOW’ factor we had hoped for.  Thank you so much for your vision, creativity, flexibility and hard work.  We truly appreciate it and will think of you often when we enjoy our BBQ.

    ~ Steve & Joanne

    A good job for a fair price.

    Thank you so much for your good work; we feel that you have done a good job for us for a fair price.

    ~ Carol

    A superb job!

    Your team has been great fun to visit with – they’re three quality guys – and we appreciate their diligent efforts and excellence with which they’re doing this project.  They reflect well upon you and really do make Jovak Landscape & Design look GOOD!  Congratulations on finding and keeping such a good team.  Everyone has done a superb job!

    ~ Irene

    Very pleased.

    Thanks again, you did a great job!  We are very pleased with everything.

    ~ Maureen

    An excellent knowledge of landscaping.

    Jovak successfully responded to our request for quotation and during all phases of the work I found John to be honest, respectful, prompt, reliable and showed an excellent knowledge of landscaping.

    ~ Andrew


    Our garden was an awesome place to spend time in this past summer.  What you and your crew built for us was fabulous!

    ~ Irene & Erik

    The crew were polite, efficient and super friendly.

    Jovak Landscaping has done an Amazing job with our backyard – what was previously an overgrown unusable space is now a beautiful sanctuary. The crew were polite, efficient and super friendly – we were stunned by how quickly the space was transformed. Our neighbours also complimented the crew on how tidy and respectful of any possible disruption (of which there was none!). I would recommend Jovak to anyone looking for any landscape service, truly amazing job and team – thank you so much for our new backyard!

    ~Xanthe B.

    The staff were totally dedicated rain or shine.

    From the initial consultation with John, through the construction stages and on to completion the project was a pleasure. The staff were totally dedicated rain or shine especially considering the weather and the access were not ideal. It was truly apparent that pleasing the customer was paramount as any changes or redesign was met with the utmost support. Any concerns raised during and following completion were handled proficiently and without pushback. I look forward to enjoying my new oasis with many Thanks to the Jovak Landscaping folks…

    ~ West Coast Canuck

    They were a pleasure to work with.

    We first became aware of Jovak Landscape & Design from a neighbour’s recommendation. We were interested in a simple low-maintenance design for our front and rear yards, and after a few iterations with John van Kammen (Jovak), we had a plan.

    The assigned 3-man crew, Greg (lead), Noah and Chris started work 3 weeks after our plan was finalized. They were professional, courteous, hard-working, offered excellent suggestions and successfully converted the initial design into reality. They were a pleasure to work with, and all were very courteous and respectful of our neighbours throughout the project. Very importantly, they were always diligent regarding cleanup at the end of each work day. They did an excellent job and we are very happy with the end result – thanks guys!

    We would definitely use Jovak Landscape again and would, recommend to others.

    ~ Mark A.

    If I had another yard, I would call them again.

    They fit me into a window that had opened up and made short work of transforming my front yard into a lawn-free paradise (and added a much needed third parking spot in the process). The privacy screen they built to hide the garbage and recycling area looks just as good as I had hoped it would. If I had another yard (they’ve already done the back yard) I would call them again.

    ~ Darrell B.

    Their attention to detail was absolute perfection!

    From start to finish Jovak Landscape was amazing! The crew was professional and went above and beyond to give me everything, and more, than what was originally quoted. Their attention to detail was absolute perfection! All in all it was such a pleasurable experience. I will definitely be calling on them again for future projects. It is nice to see that there are still companies out there that care about quality workmanship and customer service. Well done!

    ~ Donna S.

    100% satisfied customer.

    John and his crew redid my entire front yard in less than 3 days. They also did some pavers and a small set of stairs. His team was skillful, detail oriented, professional, courteous and super efficient. I even had a couple of neighbours comment on how tidy they were and ask me for their contact info. I couldn’t be happier with the work they did and I would not hesitate to recommend John and his team to anyone who is looking for any landscaping work. I knew John was my guy from day one because I could tell he was very experienced and his estimate and well drawn out plans and designs sold me. 100% satisfied customer.

    ~ Raymond L.

    We love the work Jovak has done in our backyard!

    We love the work Jovak has done in our backyard! John, Andrew, Tyson, Chandler and the rest of the team did a great job cleaning up our backyard and transforming the space to suit our families needs! They offered excellent advice & made great design suggestions along the way! The install team headed by Tyson & Chandler worked real hard to ensure a wonderful experience and a beautiful yard! Would highly recommend!

    ~ Jayden K.

    Jovak did an amazing job!

    Jovak did an amazing job! We were impressed by the great service and the quality of the project. What was once an unattractive yard, is now a beautiful, inviting space!

    ~ Jackie T.

    Very professionally done!

    Wonderful Job! Just beautiful! Fantastic crew, energetic, efficient, happy group. Very professionally done!

    Thank you!

    ~ Marlene W.

    Everything looks beautiful.

    Jovak helped design our entire backyard layout with fantastic results. Everything looks beautiful. Thanks John, Andrew and team!

    ~ Peter V.

    Very professional.

    These guys are great to work with. Very professional.

    ~ Hank H.

    They stand behind their work.

    My wife and we’re looking to redo our backyard . It was plain and lacked character . We highly recommend Jovak Landscaping. They handled everything , from the initial design drawings through to completion . They stand behind their work. Even after the job was complete , they followed up with us to ensure we were satisfied. We’re extremely happy with the quality of the work and the Jovak crew are a great bunch of guys. Special thanks to Dylan ,who was the on-site lead, for your professionalism and making this entire process enjoyable .

    ~ Mal and Debbie K.

    Polite and professional.

    I had a weed pit in front of my mobile and neighbours were threatening to have me evicted for lack of up-keep. I thought I could do it myself, but had to admit that I had no green thumb – it had turned black. I needed to call in the pros. I found Jovak Landscape; their website looked promising so I gave them a call. Their quote was way lower than I’d anticipated, well below budget. In just a few short hours, Ryan Bysterveld transformed my embarrassing weed pit into a magnificent tranquil garden that’s the envy of the neighbourhood! Polite, professional, he knows his stuff. After speaking with me, he realized I knew nothing about plants. So I was pleasantly surprised that he chose plants which were super easy to care for. Now, instead of hiding behind closed blinds, I can proudly sit in my new garden and absorb the tranquility.

    ~ Erika P.

    Exactly what we were after.

    John and his crew were excellent to work with. Ours was a small project and we were originally told it would be into August before it could be done, sooner perhaps, if we were agreeable to short notice when they had time between larger projects. John gave us the most cost effective solution to our project, as well as more costly options if we chose. Within a week or two of our meeting with John, he called to say the work could be done the following week, July 7th. In three days it was complete and we are thrilled with our new concrete patio, which was scored to look like large pavers. In the end it was exactly what we were after.

    ~ Linda and Bill F.

    We would recommend them highly.

    They did a great job. Worked very hard, worked late to be finished in one day. Gave a quote and stuck to it . Very nice people to deal with. We would recommend them highly.

    ~ Ralph and Shirley G.

    No hesitation in recommending Jovak.

    John and his Jovak Landscape Design team were a pleasure to work with for the redesign of our new home’s landscape, including the building and design of a private backyard oasis. From design consultations with John to the work crew bringing the plan to reality, they were professional, hard working, pleasant and considerate. Each day the work crew consulted and shared the progress being made, were open to small changes we asked for and tidied up the yard and equipment. We are very pleased with the attractive and pleasing curb appeal the landscape gives our home, the end result being exactly what we hoped for. Since completion we have been receiving many positive comments from neighbors and passersby, with one neighbor so impressed that they too have started working with Jovak’s for work on their landscape redesign. I have no hesitation in recommending Jovak’s as a business that delivers beautiful and professional work. Thank you John and team!

    ~ Neil and Emily H.

    Jovak didn’t disappoint.

    Jovak Landscape and Design came highly recommended to us by a mutual business associate. Given the high recommendation our expectations were also high and Jovak didn’t disappoint. From the initial meeting with John who assisted us in bringing clarity to our thoughts, to working with his operations crew, the whole experience was professional every step of the way. The crew took pride in their work, addressed any questions we had immediately and the space was nicely cleaned up each day. The finished product is beautiful, was on budget and we are completely satisfied with their work. We are looking forward to the spring/summer so we can enjoy!

    ~ Nikki and Lane B.

    They were very efficient.

    I recently used Jovak Landscape & Design Ltd to make my backyard a place that I would enjoy spending time in. They were very efficient, did beautiful work and I am so happy with the final outcome. Looking forward to spending more time out in my oasis.

    ~ Colette E.

    It is exactly what we were hoping for.

    John helped us to clarify our vision for our backyard and, with his designer and crew, completely transformed our space. It is exactly what we were hoping for. The crew was professional, efficient, hardworking and great about cleaning up. We really appreciate the high quality of their work and their attention to detail. We definitely recommend Jovak Landscaping & Design!

    ~ David and Jessica Gray

    We highly recommend Jovak.

    We employed the services of JOVAK Landscaping for the design and construction of our home landscaping. John and his entire team worked tirelessly throughout the project to ensure that it was completed to our satisfaction. The follow up, post completion, was also outstanding ensuring that we remain completely happy with the product. We highly recommend JOVAK for all of your landscaping needs.

    ~ Kevin and Diane

    We couldn’t be happier with our landscaping.

    We couldn’t be happier with our landscaping by Jovak. We had already had a design done up by a landscape architect and then with the help of John, Ryan and their team we tweaked the design as they went along. The team was always on time, very pleasant and respectful not only us but the neighbourhood as far as keeping things as neat and out of the way as possible. They were happy to make changes as we went along and they stayed within the initial quote. We would highly recommend Jovak to any of our friends and family.

    ~ David and Christine H.

    We would definitely use Jovak again.

    We are very pleased with the work that Jovak performed in our front and back yard. Creating a putting green in a small space amongst stone pathways, steps, retaining wall and gardens. All staff were very professional and courteous arrived on time from start to finish, job was completed on time and on budget. We would definitely use Jovak again.

    ~ Cindy M.

    Wasted zero time getting the job done.

    The design and landscaping work performed by the Team at Jovak was very well done. The work crew at Jovak came to work to work and wasted zero time getting the job done. I would highly recommend them and will use them for other projects in the future.

    ~ Erik J.

    Exceeded our expectations.

    Jovak did a fantastic job on our backyard and we are very pleased with the end result of our pleasant oasis. We are thoroughly enjoying it! . All our dealings with John, Andrew and the work crew were very professional. Their workmanship exceeded our expectations, right from our first contact to discuss our plans, to the layout of the design to completion. They were always courteous and willing to discuss any questions or ideas we had before and during the project to ensure the best landscape design suitable for our yard. They are very knowledgeable and had amazing ideas. We would highly recommend them!

    ~ Chuck and Ada M.

    A big improvement.

    We are very happy with the services of Jovak Landscape & Design. We had our front yard and back yard redone totally. John, the owner, first came to our place to discuss and went through what needed to be done . He then provided us with a design specification and cost estimate for our approval. After agreeing with the work that we would like to have done, a contract was drawn and soon thereafter work commenced and was completed to our satisfaction. John and his team are professional, responsible and helpful. The completed yards are a big improvement to the yards we had before and garnered lots of compliments.

    ~ Benny W.

    We are very happy.

    John was very professional and attentive to our needs. At our first meeting the process was clearly outlined and subsequently followed. Design changes were allowed and accepted. The work crew was friendly and industrious, and the project was completed in a timely manner. We are very happy with, and are enjoying the lovely hardscape back yard. It is a small space, but appears spacious. We’ve received many compliments.

    ~ Berni S.

    I love our new back yard!

    I love our new back yard! The crew was hard working, polite and best of all, very artistic. John was easy to work with and made sure all my budget concerns were met.

    ~ Susan D.

    If you want a professional company, pick Jovak.

    We are very happy with the project that John and his team completed for us. The crew was very professional and always communicated what the next steps of the project were. They show up on time and with all of the equipment required for the job. If there are any questions or revisions required you are kept in the loop. if you want a professional company, pick Jovak.

    ~ Terry R.

    We can’t thank Jovak enough.

    We are so happy with the job that John and his crew did on our backyard renovation. Given the fact that our yard is very small, we were looking for some really creative ideas to make better use of the space and John delivered! For the first time in five years of owning our home we were able to sit out in our backyard and enjoy the space. We can’t thank Jovak enough. And we want to give a special shout out to Mike and Dylan who did a fantastic job on the installation.

    ~ Brian C.

    They removed any stress.

    Jovak did a fantastic job on our backyard. Not only was their work outstanding, they were always professional and courteous. They communicated well and the job was done on time. They removed any stress. Any problems were always dealt with immediately. Thank you! We love our new backyard!

    ~ Shelley B.

    Jovak did an amazing job of our back yard!!

    Jovak did an amazing job of our back yard!! We have been enjoying it for a few years now!! Our friends and family love to watch the sunset by the fire or sitting in the hot tub!! Thanks so much for everything!!

    ~ Cheryl B.

    We are extremely pleased.

    We are extremely pleased with the work that Jovak did in our backyard makeover. John was great at helping to develop a design that checked all the boxes in terms of what our family was looking for. The team had to work in some terrible conditions this winter. They were friendly, professional and cleaned up each day after they were done. We are really happy with the quality of the job.

    ~ Alan C.

    Helped us realize a long-overdue vision.

    From the moment we met John at the BC Home and Garden show, we knew he was the right person to help us realize a long-overdue vision for our back yard.

    ~ Darin Y.

    We are very happy with Jovak’s work.

    Jovak did an excellent job of transforming our backyard into a more functional and beautiful outdoor space. Our requirements included low maintenance, working around an existing water feature, a putting green, areas for a fire pit and a shed, several planting areas and a new deck. After a few revisions, John presented a design that met all our needs. During construction, the crew worked meticulously and always consulted us when adaptations needed to be made to the design. When a few minor issues occurred, John and the crew had no hesitation to take the necessary corrective action and ensured that everything was done to our satisfaction. Overall, we are very happy with Jovak’s work and have no hesitation to provide a strong recommendation.

    ~ Perry Q.

    Always on time, always professional.

    The service and the quality we received was great from start to finish. Always on time, always professional, kept us up to date with their progress and we highly recommend them.

    ~ Sylvia N.

    I would absolutely recommend this company!

    Our overall experience with Jovak was excellent. We were thrilled with the final product. Along the way the Jovak team worked with us to make our ideas come to fruition – even when we weren’t sure what we wanted!! All of the employees were respectful but approachable and patient. Each day they cleaned up our property and any adjacent areas. The project was started and finished in an efficient manner. I would absolutely recommend this company!

    ~ Brenda D.

    We love our back yard now.

    Jovak did a comprehensive custom landscape design and construction for us, including covered outdoor kitchen, multilevel patio, drainage, and lawn and garden. They were knowledgeable and professional during all stages of the design and construction, and they always made sure things were being done right. They helped us with functional and aesthetic design, and material and plant selection. They stand behind their work and will always make sure it is done correctly and to the highest quality levels. We are very happy with their work, and would definitely hire them again. You can see some photos of our job in Jovak’s profile. We love our back yard now. We are always out in the back yard now, whereas before Jovak did our landscaping, we were hardly out there. We entertain a lot more now, and it is much easier to do!

    ~ Kevin C.

    Their work speaks for itself.

    We met John at the Home Show last year and we liked his friendly and professional approach right away. He came to our home and sat down with us to go over what we wanted to get done. To work within our budget, he came up with a 2-phase plan to first address our backyard needs and then our front yard at a later time. John worked closely with us to address all our questions from design stage to the final product. John and his professional, hard-working and talented crew transformed our backyard from a blank canvas to a beautifully designed paradise. We were so impressed and pleased with their work, we did not hesitate to have them back to work their magic on our front yard this year. John and his crew are highly skilled and knowledgeable in their field and whatever unforeseen obstacles that surfaced, they were taken care of with reasonable solutions. We had a lot of work done by Jovak and we can honestly say that they are indeed a one-stop landscaping expert that have extensive knowledge and skill, and are well connected with other trades. We found John to be very honest, easy to deal with and his pricing reasonable. The beautiful landscapes that he and his awesome crew created for us have definitely exceeded our expectations. We love everything that they did and have nothing but praise to say about them. Their work speaks for itself. We received many compliments from neighbours and passersby. Jovak is an excellent choice for any landscape and design needs. We highly recommend them!

    ~ B & Y K.

    The best company to work with.

    We renovated our backyard this summer with Jovak Landscape & Design Ltd. They were professional, friendly and through in every detail. They finished our project on schedule and cleaned up every day that minimized our inconvenience. We are very satisfied with their work both technically and artistically. John and his crews were what we expected to be the best company work with.

    ~ Donghun K.

    Our backyard is now our “happy place”.

    Working with John and his crew was a wonderful and seamless experience! From the moment we met John at the Vancouver Home and Garden show we knew this was the company we wanted to work with. We had a personal deadline and John did everything to meet it. He is honest, very knowledgeable and worked with us to create a plan that fit our personality. Can’t say enough about his crew, they were hard working, respectful, cleaned up at the end of each day and always kept the communication going. Our backyard is now our “happy place”. We love the look on faces and comments when friends step out the garden doors for the first time. We would not hesitate to recommend using this company. Thank you and sorry for the delay at adding this comment…we have been busy relaxing in the yard! Hope to add photos to this post of the before and after.

    ~ Laurie S.

    A very professional and easy to work with group.

    The crew from Jovak Landscape was a very professional and easy to work with group. Right from the original concept, to the quote and project completion. The landscaping we initially installed around our home was approaching 20 years. Everything was overgrown and looked untidy. The crew installed a block and cap edge with river rock, plants/shrubs and trees. We also added irrigation and lighting. The results were exactly what we had envisioned. We have more ideas in mind for our home landscaping in the future and will definitely be contacting John for a quote. If you have any projects in mind I would highly recommend giving John at Jovak Landscape and Design a call.

    ~ Tim and Kim J.

    We are constantly receiving compliments on our yard.

    We recently hired Jovak to do landscaping projects in both our back and front yards. In both cases we weren’t sure what we wanted to do but, with his deep knowledge, John was able to take some vague ideas and turn them into actual plans/estimates that both my wife and I could agree on (which wasn’t easy to do :)). In both projects they did quality work and produced an amazing finished product that we and all our neighbors love. We are constantly receiving compliments on our yard. One of the things a really appreciated was when they found problems with the property that were outside the scope of their project, they brought it to our attention and with a solution to address it. I am happy to recommend Jovak Landscape & Design Ltd for any landscaping work.

    ~ Darren H.

    Stunning, high-quality finished product.

    My wife and I recently moved into an older home in a neighbourhood we love. The biggest issue we faced was the incredibly overgrown and poorly maintained landscaping and yard. We hired Jovak to design and build our landscaping for our home. From the first day, we were impressed with the courteousness and professionalism. From ensuring site cleanliness, to taking the time to deal with curious neighbours, the Jovak team was great. The last day was perhaps the most impressive. The entire team showed up to sweep, clean up debris, pressure wash, and ensure that the yard was immaculate. This was a great, professional touch. At the end, we have an absolutely stunning, high quality finished product that was done on time, on budget. I would highly recommend them.

    ~ Jake K.

    Pleased with the outcome.

    We met John Van Kammen from Jovak Landscape & Design back in the fall of 2013 when we asked him to give us a design for our back yard. Our back consisted of a small concrete patio and a large lawn. John came and walked around our yard with us and then spent some tine with us to find out what we liked and what we were looking for. He came back with detailed drawing of his plan. We spent quite a bit of time fine tuning the plan and he was very patient with our endless questions and changes. When we had the perfect plan we were given a detailed quote and decided that to achieve our dream back yard it was going to take 2 phases to fit our budget. John came up with a plan to spread the job over 2 phases. In 2013 he created a lovely landscape and then last year they came back to build a covered deck, grill area and stone patio. The finished product draws us into our back yard on a daily basis year round. The covered deck has heaters so it really added another room to our house. We could not be happier! John and his crew were punctual, courteous and extremely hard working. They started and completed as per the schedule we were given and cleaned at the end of each day they were here. Jovak started with a complete blank canvas and turned our yard into the most stunning transformation. This spring they are coming back to give our front yard an overhaul and I know we will be pleased with the outcome.

    ~ Lexi L.

    Honest, creative and extremely hard working.

    John and his crew are simply the best. Honest, creative and extremely hard working, the guys at Jovak have worked with me on a number of projects from simple yard clean-ups to extremely high end, technically and logistically challenging projects and always with success. John is a dedicated professional who puts his all into creating smart and beautiful outdoor spaces. I highly recommend Jovak Landscape & Design for any of your outdoor improvements big or small.

    ~ Showcase Interiors Ltd.

    Very knowledgable.

    We recently had a pergola built, and stamped concrete and landscaping installed, by Jovak and we are very pleased with the end result! After we talked with John about how we would like to improve the functionality and privacy of our back yard, while tying it in with our existing landscaping, John presented us with a great design. He was very knowledgable about the products he would use, and presented an estimate of cost that seemed reasonable. His employees were efficient and respectful, and the work was done in a timely fashion. They accommodated a few changes and additions we made along the way, and even after the job was done. John went through an inspection with us prior to final payment. The finished product exceeded our expectations, yet stayed within the budget. We would recommend, and have recommended, Jovak Landscape & Design without hesitation to anyone who is looking for an honest, reliable and talented landscaper.

    ~ John M.