Independently Rated Highest in Quality
F o u r t e e n t h
Consecutive Year
Originally Earned:
February 2004
We declare that Manzanita Landscape Construction, Inc. HAS QUALIFIED for and continues to meet the Ongoing Research and Rating Requirements for Diamond Certified® status.
Certificate #363
(707) 602-7947

President James Guay, and Vice President Linda Gottuso-Guay

Manzanita Landscape Construction, Inc. is a design-build company that takes its clients’ projects from start to finish and beyond. The company designs, installs and maintains landscapes for residential clients throughout Sonoma County. The company handles everything from installing pavers, decks, fences, concrete and water features to building custom stonework and retaining walls. As a general contractor, it also offers a variety of related construction services, including custom framing, finish carpentry, kitchen and bathroom renovations, and more.

President James Guay says he takes great pride in tackling the structural challenges that landscaping presents. “Landscaping is an art—the beauty of creation, design and innovative construction can transform a residence into an artistic masterpiece. We’ve built a reputation for our originality and unlimited imagination, and we aim to uphold that on every project.”

Manzanita Landscape Construction’s crew members bring unique talents to the landscaping process and use their knowledge of color, contrast and texture to create one-of-a-kind outdoor environments. When the structures are completed, Vice President Linda Gottuso-Guay adds her creative flair, selecting complementary trees, shrubs and flowers. “Everyone who works here takes great pride in their work and gets excited about doing a good job,” says Mr. Guay. 

Company Philosophy

“Our approach to providing excellent customer service is simple: We do whatever it takes to make our clients happy. It naturally comes through in our work and our relationships with people—we have a real love for our trade, and there’s nothing we enjoy more than putting a smile on the face of every customer.”

Serving all of Sonoma County including Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Windsor, Santa Rosa, Healdsburg, Cloverdale, Sebastopol, Cotati and Guerneville

Design, Installation and Maintenance
Decks, Fences, Patios and Arbors
Drama Lighting
Irrigation and Drainage
Paver Installation
Stonework
Water Features

Comparative Summary

Few landscape contractors earn the prestigious Diamond Certified award, which means they’ve been independently rated Highest in Quality. Even fewer can also claim more than 40 years of industry experience and hands-on owners who personally supervise every landscaping project, but that’s exactly the case for Manzanita Landscape Construction, Inc. “My husband [President James Guay...

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Once you start my job, will you keep working until it’s finished?
A: "Absolutely. We never leave our customers with unfinished work. We’ll get in and out as quickly as possible so you can have your yard back."
Q: Do you provide landscape design services?
A: "Yes. Our Vice President, Linda Gottuso-Guay, is a skilled designer who can provide realistic scaled drawings during the bidding process. That way, our customers can see how their projects will look before any work begins."
Q: Do you provide landscape maintenance services?
A: "Yes. After the initial installation is complete, we send another crew to take care of follow-up maintenance. They’ve been working with us for years, so we trust them to perform excellent work."

Industry Info

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Customer Satisfaction

Survey Question: On a scale of 1 to 10 how satisfied were you with the quality you received?
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Company Credentials

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Customer Loyalty

Survey Question: If you needed this product or service in the future, would you use this company again?
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93%
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Diamond Certified Qualification

Based on 171 customer surveys, we declare
Manzanita Landscape Construction, Inc.
has passed all rating steps and has earned
The Diamond Certified Award
No. 363
Continuously qualified since February 2004.
David Pak
Director of Ratings Research
American Ratings Corporation

Verbatim Survey Responses From Only Verified Customers

David K. Verified Customer Name
"They do a fine job. I don't know what else to say."
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Company Capabilities Table

Manzanita Landscape Construction, Inc.
(707) 602-7947
DCID7075753775

Mon – Fri: 8am – 5pm

Serving all of Sonoma County including Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Windsor, Santa Rosa, Healdsburg, Cloverdale, Sebastopol, Cotati and Guerneville

James Guay, President; Linda Gottuso-Guay, Vice President
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790228
Liability Insurance, Workers' Compensation
Better Business Bureau, California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA), Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce
James Guay, President; Lind Gottuso-Guay, Vice President
1971
Design, Installation and Maintenance, Decks, Fences, Patios and Arbors, Drama Lighting, Irrigation and Drainage, Paver Installation, Stonework, Water Features
100
Commercial, Residential
90-Day Guarantee, Warranties Vary Depending on Project

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Survey Responses For

Manzanita Landscape Construction, Inc.

Manzanita Landscape Construction, Inc.: Average 8.7 out of 10 based on 171 unique customer surveys of customer satisfaction.
David K. Verified Manzanita Landscape Construction, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They do a good job, they are on time, and they do exactly what they say they are going to do."

"They do a fine job. I don't know what else to say."

Deborah C. Verified Manzanita Landscape Construction, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They listen very well to your wants and needs. They execute the landscaping very well. They clean up after themselves. It's just beautiful. Everything is very professional."

"They are very knowledgeable about plants and designs. They can answer most questions very quickly. They really listen."

John J. Verified Manzanita Landscape Construction, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They do quality work, and they are highly professional."

"I like working with all of the employees who work for their company."

Scott L. Verified Manzanita Landscape Construction, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"The workers are very friendly and helpful."

"Every time that I have asked for help, they have been able to take care of it. They are great. They never seem to run into any hassles."

Terry M. Verified Manzanita Landscape Construction, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They really listen to what you want and take that into consideration when doing the work. "

"They were easy to work and to communicate with. They worked through our plans proficiently. "

Laura J. Verified Manzanita Landscape Construction, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They know exactly what you want when you explain things to them. They deliver, they're excellent in design and installation, they were great to work with, and they have a wonderful crew. "

"My gardens that I got"

Christina T. Verified Manzanita Landscape Construction, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They're very good, but they're a little expensive."

"They're punctual."

Carolyn S. Verified Manzanita Landscape Construction, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They're reliable and excellent."

"I liked that they came in, got the work done quickly, and they left."

Ann W. Verified Manzanita Landscape Construction, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They're very reliable and helpful, they listen to what you need and what you want, and they work accordingly with you. They came up with some very good ideas and we were very glad to have them."

"The people, they were very helpful."

Alan H. Verified Manzanita Landscape Construction, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They were very genuine, very good, and very customer-friendly. I would use them again. Their landscaping is architecturally good and very beautiful."

"They are honest and dependable."

Carol D. Verified Manzanita Landscape Construction, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They listen to what you have in mind for your project."

"They listened to me and they got the project done on time."

Martin S. Verified Manzanita Landscape Construction, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"Responsive"

"They respond to inquiries. I have used them for about a year."

Vicki C. Verified Manzanita Landscape Construction, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"High quality and very dependable"

"Very professional, and you get exactly what you expect."

Nancy G. Verified Manzanita Landscape Construction, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They are on time, neat, they get the job done, they are not overly expensive, and they are very friendly."

"Basically, they do what they say they are going to do in a timely manner."

Alan H. Verified Manzanita Landscape Construction, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They were very genuine, very good, and very customer-friendly. I would use them again. Their landscaping is architecturally good and very beautiful."

"They are honest and dependable."

Carol D. Verified Manzanita Landscape Construction, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They listen to what you have in mind for your project."

"They listened to me and they got the project done on time."

Martin S. Verified Manzanita Landscape Construction, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"Responsive"

"They respond to inquiries. I have used them for about a year."

Vicki C. Verified Manzanita Landscape Construction, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"High quality and very dependable"

"Very professional, and you get exactly what you expect."

Nancy G. Verified Manzanita Landscape Construction, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They are on time, neat, they get the job done, they are not overly expensive, and they are very friendly."

"Basically, they do what they say they are going to do in a timely manner."

Lois S. Verified Manzanita Landscape Construction, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:"They had good creativity. They were here when they said they would be and the work quality was pretty good. They have been very accessible for questions even after the installation."