Litchfield County’s Best Landscaper?

Who’s the best landscaper in Litchfield County this year? Well, it appears we are! I recently found out that we were voted the best landscaper in Litchfield County by Litchfield Magazine. I was blown away, honored and super excited to be voted by the residents of Litchfield County. My previous opinions of these ‘Best of’ survey’s are that they are not geared towards the little guy. In the past, I have felt like the winners are the companies that make a concerted effort with their extensive client lists to be voted the ‘best’. This is what makes this news all the more unbelievable to me. I’m amazed how a micro-sized company that wasn’t aware that this survey was a thing, could be chosen. Since the results, three clients have come forward, sent their congratulations and mentioned they voted. If you voted, thank you!

The fact is, I’ve never wanted to be the largest company. It’s just not my thing. I do try to give our clients the best landscape possible every day. That’s something I’ve strived for, for decades. Every time I have hired a large company to perform a service at my house, I’ve been disappointed. I prefer to work with smaller, owner, operated service providers. In my mind, that’s where the best service occurs. Yes, you might have to wait longer and the project might take longer but I’m okay with that. As long as I get a great product. I like to hire companies where the owner is involved through the entire process. I want to deal with the owner and talk to the owner directly. I don’t want to talk to a technician or an apprentice, who calls the manager who asks the owner how to handle the situation. Worse, I don’t want to call, only to get a gatekeeper.

I guess there are a lot of past and present clients that feel the same way or just a lot of people who have seen our work and are drawn to it enough to give us a vote of confidence. All I know is I am honored.

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Richard Schipul
Richard Schipul

For the last 30 years, I have owned the landscape company Designing Eden LLC based in New Milford, CT. We offer landscape designs, landscape installations and garden maintenance services in Fairfield and Litchfield County Connecticut. I am currently the only Nationally Certified Landscape Designer in Litchfield County and sit on the board of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers and Mad Gardeners.


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