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If you have questions about our design, build, or maintenance processes, or the other services our company offers, there’s a good chance you’ll find an answer here.

If you still have further inquiries, please contact us.

What services do you offer?

We are a full service design, build and maintenance company. We specialize in high end residential landscaping, including pools, patios, pergolas, planting, and outdoor lighting solutions. See our work.

How much does a design cost?

Designs are charged on an hourly basis. Our design fee covers everything from our meetings and review sessions, to permitting, and material selection. Our design fee varies depending on the size and complexity of the individual project. Contact us for more information.

How long is the design process?

The design process takes on average 3-6 months, but can vary greatly depending on the scope and different elements of the project.

I have a design from another company. Can you install it?

If you have designs from another company we’d be happy to set up a time to discuss what it might look like for Currin to take on the building process.

How do we pay for the design / build / or maintenance proposals?

1. Design proposals are flat fees, paid up front. Once paid we start the design process!

2. Typical build projects are paid as a 35% initial deposit, at which time materials are ordered and a start date is scheduled. On the first day of the build project another 30% is requested and then 30% is requested upon 75% completion and 5% is due on the final day.

3. Maintenance projects are based on a yearly contract. We bill on the first day of the month, preceding that month’s service. This service can also be paid in full for the year, in which we offer a 3% discount!

Do you handle permits / HOA docs?

We do! With our design process we will handle submitting for permits and HOA.

1. Permits will include additional fees that are assessed once approval is received. We send a bill to the client upon approval for the permits.

2. HOA paperwork should be sent to us at the beginning of a project, this will ensure our team is aware of any potential issues or regulations your HOA may have.

Do you build pools?

The physical pool, concrete shell and equipment, is built by another company.  We have a great network of pool builders that we prefer to work with and we will coordinate the entire design build with the pool builder for you. We do charge a 10% management fee on the pool proposal, which includes our time to manage schedules, expectations, ensure that the pool is being built per our design, and to be the only point of contact for the project. A separate invoice will be sent from our pool builder.

What is your schedule looking like to get my project built?

For more straightforward planting or grading jobs we are typically 30-45 days out from signed contracts. For a typical design / build project, the designs can take 2-5 months on the short side and once we have a signed contract for the install portion we are at least 60-90 days out.

What types of patios do you build?

We love installing dry laid patios! This means we install a compacted base either permeable or non permeable using the dry lay method (we discuss the differences during design meetings) and then we can install either a concrete paver (techo-bloc) or a natural stone paver (marble, travertine, and limestone from marmiro stones).

How much does a project cost?

1. Pool Projects typically start around $300,000
Includes: Pool, Patio, Landscaping, Seat walls, Fire Pit, Kitchen, and Lighting

2. Complete Outdoor living spaces start around $75,000-$90,000
Includes: Patio, Kitchen, Fire pit, Seat walls, Planting, and Lighting

3. Landscaping projects can range from $5,000-$100,000+
We have done simple front yard planting installs and we have done full estate landscape remodels.

Do you design in areas other than Raleigh, NC?

We are able to design all over the world. Our design fees typically range from $2,000 for planting plans, $4,000-7,000 for a complete backyard renovation, to $7-15,000 for a pool backyard.  Our design process is very in depth and there’s a lot of time spent with you (the client) to get it right. Check out our design process.

Who is your ideal design/build client?

We love working with clients who are open minded about unique ideas. Our style leans contemporary with clean line designs. We prefer to design and build spaces that have a purpose and match the surrounding context. The ideal client trusts us as they give us control over the process, has a realistic budget, has a sense of humor, enjoys being outside, and wants a unique landscape!

Career Title

As the Softscape Field Manager your responsibilities will include; Reading and execution of contracted scope of installation projects. Installation of softscape (plantings, lawns, irrigation, and hardscapes) digging, tilling, planting, raking, watering and clean-up of landscapes. Load and unload heavy equipment and planting materials from trucks including bagged and bulk material. Handling schedule and monitor daily work loads of employees. Truck and Trailer standardization with cleanliness, Communicate daily with Production Manager on progress and planning with technology use. Daily start up and shut down procedures. Safe driving of company-owned vehicles (with or without trailers), Crew Enforcement of: Positive Attitude, Solid Work Ethic, Punctuality, Dependability, Safety Policy, Maintain on site relations and communications with clients, contractors and subcontractors, Safe operation and maintenance of equipment, May be asked to help in other divisions

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