TAG: Designs by Sundown

Hardscape Solutions: Self-improvement

November 22, 2019By
Photo: David Winger

Company: Designs by Sundown Location: Littleton, Colo. The office space at Designs by Sundown — a $25 million landscaping company that ranked at No. 82 on the 2019 LM150 list — is designed to show potential and future clients the type of outdoor rooms and amenities the company is able to design. It’s also functional for employees and provides the... read more

Profit Power: The true value of competition

January 22, 2019By

Last week I spent some time with Michael Hommel, president of Designs by Sundown (Denver). He spoke at my third annual “Power of Collaborative Leadership” conference in Atlanta. What gets Michael angry and disappointed? It’s when he visits a competitor’s job site, and sees that they are doing work just as good as his work, or perhaps better than his... read more

Big Picture: Water Wise at Heritage Hills

February 22, 2018By
Photo: David Winger

Location: Lone Tree, Colo. Company: Designs by Sundown Heritage Hills is a gated community of luxury homes located south of Denver. In 2013, the community’s Metro District began a renovation project to reduce overall water use. Designs by Sundown sought to educate residents that water-wise and sustainable landscapes didn’t mean that lush, green streetscapes, medians and monuments were being replaced... read more

Big Picture: Designs by Sundown merges tech elements with nature

July 31, 2017By
Photo: Designs by Sundown

Location: Evergreen, Colo. Company: Designs by Sundown, Littleton, Colo. Photo: Designs by Sundown The initial plan for this historic ranch, secluded in the Colorado Rockies, consisted of softening an existing outdoor patio to create definition and more usable outdoor rooms. But the finished installation also conceals all-new technology—from lighting to irrigation, including the safety features on the fire elements. Dimmable,... read more

PLANET AEF welcomes 4 new ambassadors

March 31, 2015By

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) named the newest ambassadors of the PLANET Academic Excellence Foundation (PLANET AEF). The ambassadors reached such a status by pledging $25,000 to the foundation, which awards scholarships to students enrolled in landscape contracting and/or horticulture programs at two-year or four-year colleges and universities. They include: •           Mike Hommel, Designs by Sundown, Englewood, Colo.; •           Tom Fochtman,... read more