What Our Customers Are Saying

At Inside Out, we value the partnership with our customers. We focus on the details to make your outdoor space
truly unique to your vision.

“When we purchased our Outer Sunset home, one of the most striking features was the expansive backyard typical of the neighborhood. After living exclusively in apartments, a yard was a total luxury and a life-long dream fulfilled–especially one with so much potential. We screened several potential design and build firms, and knew we wanted to work with Inside-Out immediately: David listened carefully to what our goals were, had a true vision for what was possible, and elevated the plans we arrived with. It was important to us to work with a team with strong intuitions and design experience, and Inside-Out struck the perfect balance. Within days of launching work, our backyard was transformed: the demo work was expedient and progress came in stages as planned. Every member of the team was highly skilled, friendly, professional, and committed to precision. Communication was clear and notably frequent–this was something we deeply appreciated. David is an exceedingly talented leader, craftsman and designer, which is evidenced by the final product: everyone who’s visited our home since project completion has expressed an enthusiastic, “Wow.” We feel the same.”

-Kristin K.

“David and his team completely redesigned our backyard this past summer. I chose David because of his modern, clean design approach. He has a great eye and iterated with us on several versions of the design. He was collaborative and patient. His workers were professional and trust-worthy and also exceptional tradesmen. I had a vision of a sophisticated hotel look that would be good for entertaining as well as kid-friendly. I couldn’t be happier. See before and after pictures.”

-Erica R.

“We moved to the Outer Sunset to have a little more space for our son to run around. The backyard of our place was full of pea gravel and the typical concrete slab that you see in typical Outer Sunset backyards. We looked through multiple designers, contractors, etc., and decided to go with David and Inside Out.

Our overall goal was to maximize the backyard space for play, add bike storage, benches for seating, tropical plants, and a grill space. We went through a couple of design iterations with David. He had great recommendations on plants, great thoughts on design, and was flexible on the fly.

We originally were trying to save some existing plants moving them to another location but I am glad we cleared everything out and started with a clean slate. We were also thinking about a raised garden but decided to go with storage benches, another decision I am glad we made.

His team took out all the pea gravel, jackhammered and removed the concrete slab, removed sand/dirt accordingly, removed all existing plants/trees.

His team was very professional, they arrived/left at the same time every day.

We added two benches with storage which was a great hit during many play dates having multiple places for adults and kids to seat/play. We also store various toys, gym equipment (weights for me), bbq items in plastic containers so they do not get wet with the morning dew or rain. The bike storage unit is practically waterproof. Everything stays cool and dry even when it pours in the winter. The turf is still flat, with no crazy gopher mounds like you get elsewhere in the Outer Sunset (they installed gopher wire below the turf).

Our plants:

King Palms
Queen Palms
Fern trees
Podocarpus Elongatus (ice tree)
Giant Birds of Paradise
Other plants

Inside Out also does maintenance and guarantees the plants for the 1st year. We have them come out monthly and have had them replace some of the smaller plants as some did not last. All of the large plants and trees are doing great along with the Giant Birds of Paradise.

We also had Inside Out build us a trash bin area out front after they finished the backyard.

Everything looks great! Many of our neighbors and friends have commented on how great our backyard looks. We even got a nice note from a neighbor we did not know saying how he enjoys waking up with the view of palm trees out of his bedroom window.

We cannot be happier with the job David and his team has done. We highly recommend Inside Out!”

-Will F.

“Amazing experience with David and his team. We did a full backyard renovation, including a new fence and hardscaping with built-in seating. David came up with the design and worked through our feedback without issue. Even with a few hiccups from other work we had going on in parallel, David and his team were able to get things done quickly with a fantastic level of detail. Extremely professional and great with communication. Would absolutely recommend and work with again in the future!

-David C.

“David and his team at Inside Out did a fantastic job designing and planting a new back yard landscape for us in Pacifica. His knowledge of which plants will thrive in local microclimates and will look good together in a cohesive design resulted in a finished landscape that my wife and I are both really happy with. The team also installed a drip irrigation system that has worked really well so far.

We wanted the job done fairly quickly due to an event we were hosting at our house, and I was nervous about the work not being finished in time. David reassured me that it was no problem, and he and his crew went from signed contract to demolition to irrigation to finished work in about 3-4 weeks. They were professional, responsive, and flexible throughout the work, including dealing with our irregular schedule and adjusting their schedule to accommodate us.

All the plants are doing well so far, and we’ve hired Inside Out for regular maintenance to keep everything healthy and neat. While Inside Out is not the cheapest company, they work with you to stay within your target budget, and for the price you get a high level of expertise from David and his team. While perhaps we could have gotten some kind of landscaping done for a lower cost, I don’t think we could have gotten such high-quality design and execution for any less. Thanks, David and team!”

-Andrew F.