EarthCare was founded in Cupertino in 1994 by Ryan Marlinghaus. Since its inception EarthCare has been dedicated to preserving the environment including people & their pets. See our Award & Certifications acknowledging our efforts.
We are a small company, currently employing 12 full time dedicated landscapers, go to EarthCare Team to learn more about our management as individuals. We have had our share of ups & downs, but have always stood behind our word on the rare occasions when things didn't work out right. We feel this approach is a major contributor to our large, continual base of loyal customers. We deeply appreciate all the relationships that have happened over the years and the trust & respect our clients have shown us.
We endeavor to treat our employees with the same respect afforded us by our clients, which is probably why our employees tend to stick around. The average length of employment for an EarthCare employee is over 6 years. Most of our employees already came to us with landscaping experience as well, so combined we have an awesome amount of landscape know-how. We pay our employees livable wages and share the profits of EarthCare with them as well.
We have primarily done residential remodel work, but we are interested in doing more commercial scale pervious concrete work. Our installation jobs vary in scope considerably, between $1000 & $150,000 in cost, with $30,000 being about the average these days. As a rough rule of thumb one should expect to spend from $11 to $16 per square foot of landscaped area. For more detailed pricing go to Costs. If full service landscaping costs are out of your budget, please visit NaturalFrontYards for an affordable, low maintenance, sustainable yard installed professionally.
We have gained a reputation for providing very thorough & detailed bids, go to Sample Install Bid to see why. We charge $100 to help offset some of our cost for this service. We do not negotiate on our bids, only on the scope of the work. It doesn't matter where you live, your age, gender, ethnicity, etc., we charge fixed costs that vary only due to site conditions & materials chosen. For more details, please view our Bid Fee Policy.
In spite of our commitment to sustainability and its sometimes more labor-intensive approach, we are able to keep our prices very competitive. On average this extra labor burden only adds 3% to the total cost of a project. We strive in all aspects of our business to keep our overhead down and our operations running efficiently so that our costs to you are minimized. It is a thin margin business. We hope to make 10% net profits for the year and when that is achieved, half of it is shared with EarthCare's employees.