About Charter Oak

Get to know a little about us, our services, processes, staff, and clients.

Our Story.

Charter Oak Landscape Development is a unique design-build firm operated by husband and wife team, Joel and Devon Brown. Each graduated from Cal Poly’s landscape architecture program with a special interest in creating livable green spaces that uphold the architectural quality of a space and honor a sustainable plant pallet.

Our Services.

Whether you are in need of installation, design, or both, we take pride in making beautiful outdoor spaces.

Design.

Each project is uniquely designed to meet the client’s wish list to create something beautiful and classic. You will receive a set of plans for full installation. You can choose to implement the design yourself, or give us the opportunity to install the project for you.

 

Build.

Aesthetics and craftsmanship are highly valued by our team. Our company is led by two trained designers who work to ensure that every strep, from bid preparation through installation, are addressed. Each project is completed with integrity.

Our Design Process.

Conceputal Plan

The first phase of the design process is creating a conceptual plan to creatively bring together space usage, planting areas, and focal points. Here we make important decisions affecting the overall flow of the space.

Starting at $450

Construction Documents

Successful implementation of a design is found in the details. The next phase of the design process is creating construction documents based on your conceptual plan. These include hardscape layout, dimension, planting, irrigation, and lighting design.

Starting at $600

*Design is billed out at $75/hour

Our Installation Process.

1. Bid

2. Book

3. Prep

4. Install

5. Enjoy

Charter Oak Landscape Development is a unique design-build firm operated by husband and wife team, Joel and Devon Brown. Each graduated from Cal Poly’s landscape architecture program with a special interest in creating livable green spaces that uphold the architectural quality of a space and honor a sustainable plant pallet.

Our Staff.

Devon Brown

Devon Brown took an interest in contemporary design styles and native plant pallets while attending Cal Poly’s landscape architecture program. After studying abroad in Italy she began incorporating Mediterranean design styles into her projects. When moving back to the valley these ideals were easily incorporated in drought-tolerant landscape designs. She enjoys creating beautiful landscapes that are a reflection of the architecture and interior design of her client’s homes.

Joel Brown

Joel Brown was born and raised in Tulare. He graduated from Cal Poly’s landscape architecture program in 2008 and soon returned to the valley to bring a passion and skillset that would be a positive impact on the place he called home. His attention to detail and craftsmanship has allowed his projects to be distinguished from any other. He emphasizes quality and design aesthetics on every job.

 

Get inspired, view some of our past work.​

DESIGN + BUILD

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