Independently Rated Highest in Quality
E l e v e n t h
Consecutive Year
Originally Earned:
February 2007
We declare that Samscaping, Inc. HAS QUALIFIED for and continues to meet the Ongoing Research and Rating Requirements for Diamond Certified® status.
Certificate #1049
(408) 874-6950
(650) 376-0870

Samscaping, Inc. is a full-service landscaping company that serves homeowners from Los Gatos to Atherton. The firm distributes work amongst several divisions to handle every phase of landscaping projects: its design division provides clients with personalized consultations and unique landscape plans; its masonry division offers complete concrete, brick, flagstone, stucco and paving stone installations; its landscape division provides full-scale irrigation, drainage, soil  preparation, planting, lighting, water features and woodworking; and its maintenance division offers continued upkeep to new and existing clients.

Owner/President Sam Whitney is a 32-year veteran of the landscaping industry who holds a degree in horticulture and a California Nurseryman certification. Since establishing Samscaping, Mr. Whitney has seen his company grow to include more than 25 full-time employees, each with their own unique set of skills. One of those is lead designer and project manager  Dawn Engel, who holds a B.S. in Art and an A.S. in Environmental Horticulture & Design. “With 16 years of experience in the landscape industry, Dawn brings a wealth of knowledge, expertise and creativity to every project,” says Mr. Whitney.

Company Philosophy

“The landscapes we create are living testimonials to the quality of our work, and we take great pride in their beauty and longevity. We work equally hard to keep our customer relationships flourishing. Although we have the ability to manage entire projects, we encourage our clients to communicate their ideas and become personally involved in the design process.”

Serving the Greater Silicon Valley Area

Residential Landscaping Services
Design & Installation

Comparative Summary

Few landscaping companies earn the prestigious Diamond Certified award, which means they’ve been independently rated Highest in Quality. Even fewer can also claim more than 30 years of industry experience, but that’s exactly the case for Samscaping, Inc. “A lot of people choose to hire us because of our experience,” says owner Sam Whitney. “We consistently provide a...

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How soon can you start working on my landscaping project?
A: "It depends on the design and the contract negotiation—those are iterative processes, so we can’t say how long it will take until you’re happy with both. Once we decide on a design and the contract terms, we can usually star...
Q: How long will it take to complete my project?
A: "It depends on the scope and size of the project, but once we start, we keep working every day until it’s done. "
Q: Do you guarantee your work?
A: "We guarantee plants, materials and workmanship for one year. The only exception is for plants—we don’t warranty things that are out of our control, like freezing weather or a pet that digs up your garden. "

Industry Info

When it comes to landscaping projects, what happens under the soil is the most important factor to consider.
Essentially, every landscaper performs the same work in terms of planting flowers and foliage, but it’s how they handle irrigation, drainage and soil preparation that ultimately makes the difference. For one thing, the soil in the Bay Area...
Findings based on statistically reliable research from 102 surveys

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

Workers Compensation
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Current Complaint File

Customer Loyalty

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

Based on 102 customer surveys, we declare
Samscaping, Inc.
has passed all rating steps and has earned
The Diamond Certified Award
No. 1049
Continuously qualified since February 2007.
David Pak
Director of Ratings Research
American Ratings Corporation

Verbatim Survey Responses From Only Verified Customers

Pate S. Verified Customer Name
"Attention to detail"
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Company Capabilities Table

Samscaping, Inc.
(408) 874-6950
(650) 376-0870
(650) 965-9160 fax
DCID6509659150

Mon – Fri: 7am – 3:30pm

Serving the Greater Silicon Valley Area

Sam Whitney, Owner
30
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654593
Liability Insurance, Workers' Compensation
Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD), California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA)
2012 Achievement Award Large Residential Design/Build, 2013 CLCA First Place Residential Landscaping Project Under $150k
1983
Residential Landscaping Services, Design & Installation
95
Residential
1 Year on Workmanship, Materials and Plants (Except for Damages Due to Freezing and Weather and other External Factors)

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Survey Responses For

Samscaping, Inc.

Samscaping, Inc.: Average 9.1 out of 10 based on 102 unique customer surveys of customer satisfaction.
Pate S. Verified Samscaping, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"Very thorough, very precise, and higher-end product"

"Attention to detail"

Liz M. Verified Samscaping, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"He is all about customer service and he will go over and beyond."

"His crew, they are all talented and professional."

Curtis N. Verified Samscaping, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"My relationship with Sam has been excellent. He is quick to try to solve any issue I might have. He called me before the frost last year, concerned about plants that might need to be covered. He is very attentive and very caring. He is a great human being, and I like Frank, his foreman, as well."

"The selection of plants was excellent, and my backyard is beautiful. The execution was very professional."

Cheryl G. Verified Samscaping, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They were great and very approachable. Sam was always here on the job checking on everything. They're just great."

"Even after the job was done, my husband and I would go to their office and ask questions. They're so helpful even after the job is done. They're willing to answer our questions. The whole process was great from start to finish."

Owen W. Verified Samscaping, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They are so meticulous, and the attention to detail is impressive. They're more expensive than other companies, but it's well worth getting quality when you're making a long term investment."

"The attention to detail, they worked Monday through Thursday from 8 to 5, and they never missed a day. That impressed us."

Jeff M. Verified Samscaping, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"I think they are competent, honest, and dedicated."

"I think they worked hard to stay within our budget and still give us what we wanted. They were able to make it happen."

Marcey W. Verified Samscaping, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"I think they are very professional. They really do nice and very high quality work."

"Once we got the landscaping started, it only took about two weeks. Sam was out here every day, and they cleaned up every day. They were very supportive. Sam even brought plants out so we could live with them and decide on them. I was very impressed. They did a beautiful job."

Will C. Verified Samscaping, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"He is very professional and stays within the budget."

"Sam is very honest. The best quality is that he cares about his work. He went above and beyond what I contracted. He was always out here checking to make sure everything was perfect."

Carolyn F. Verified Samscaping, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:"We had some work done and weren't satisfied. He came out, told me it was no problem, and took the whole thing out and re-did it. Weeds were pulled that we didn't every ask for. The yard looks immaculate. It was an amazing experience."

Janine R. Verified Samscaping, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:"They were very forthcoming. They were willing to really work with us and willing to help us get something that was within our budget and met our needs. They delivered everything in a timely manner. Johnna was here regularly to check on the project and to make adjustments when needed. We were really happy with the experience."

Jennifer S. Verified Samscaping, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:"He listened to what I needed and was able to get the plants I wanted."

Peter M. Verified Samscaping, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:"I liked everything. They were great. First off, the founder, Sam, was top notch. He was the best. They were very good at listening and working with people. They were thorough, professional, courteous, and a pleasure to work with. They were just great."

Eric C. Verified Samscaping, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:"They were willing to come out and kept working until everything was just right. They didn't just put it in. They went out of their way to perfect it and made sure we liked it. "

Brad K. Verified Samscaping, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:"They were professional."

Chris G. Verified Samscaping, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:"They do a very good job. They do it in a timely fashion and they come in on budget. I've used them several times. "

Jeanette G. Verified Samscaping, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:"Their design, customer service, responsiveness, and they were fun. They did a fantastic job all around."

Lonnie P. Verified Samscaping, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:"He was so good at explaining everything to us. He was great to work with. The workers were great and they cleaned up after themselves. We were able to reach him easily by email, and he also gave us his cell phone. No job was too small for them. Ours was a small job, but he treated us just as if it were a big job, with the same attention and concern. It was a very pleasant experience. "

Leticia B. Verified Samscaping, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:"They were very prompt. When I had issues, they were very responsive. I had a couple of plants that died. They came right out and they checked on them. They were very responsive. Their customer service was excellent."

Lucille B. Verified Samscaping, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:"I liked the look of the entire project. I was happy with the completed project."

Shirley S. Verified Samscaping, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:"He was reliable and he did good work. They seemed to have good experience."