San Francisco Landscape Design

Tamate Landscaping’s Design History & Approach

A native of the Bay Area, Paul Tamate has been designing garden landscapes here since 1987. He began learning the art of Japanese landscaping at the age of 10, helping his father on landscaping projects before starting his own company 25 years ago.

His interest in Asian landscaping design—and water features in particular—has been shaped by numerous trips to Japan and extensive study of Asian landscape architecture and design. He has tailored Asian aesthetics to the realities of the Bay Area, using his knowledge of native plants, stone and wood to develop his own approach to garden design.

Because he believes strongly in continuity from design to completion, Paul doesn’t use subcontractors, preferring to stay hands on with every project, meeting with clients, designing the solution, hand-picking materials and leading small crews in the building stage. He especially likes to work with wood, rock and water, designing spectacular water features as the centerpiece of gardens that serve as retreats from modern life. In addition to a landscape contractors license, Paul maintains a general builders license. This has enabled him to execute many projects building complex decks, retaining walls, concrete and steel re-inforcement work while working with San Francisco building inspectors, architects and engineers. As more than a 100 satisfied clients will testify, Paul knows his craft from the ground up.

Licensed Since December 1988. To verify contractor’s license & bond, workman’s compensation insurance click here

• Contractor State License #551694
• Landscape C27
• General B
• Sheet Metal C43

Paul Tamate's Landscape Design & Construction Crew

Paul and his Crew,
San Francisco 2003

Paul and his Crew, San Francisco 2016

Paul and his Crew,
San Francisco 2016

Satisfied Clients

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