Client Testimonials

What Our Clients Are Saying

TeamG7 remodeled my entire backyard.  The project included a complete renovation of the pool, BBQ area, landscaping, and retaining wall.  5-star job across the board.  I have contracted many home and yard projects over the years and I have to say my overall experience with Philip and TeamG7 and the quality of the work has been the absolute best.
Mike K


Whether embarking on a new or refreshed landscape endeavor, TeamG7 cultivates seeds of creativity that germinate through a collaborative client exchange – transforming ideas into living color
Lynne H

Rancho Santa Fe

My wife and I are thrilled with our landscaping and hardscaping results. Philip came recommended by a friend and realtor in the Rancho Santa Fe/Carmel Valley area, and he distinguished himself during several meetings with us with his professionalism (he was always on time), his commitment to getting to know our likes and dislikes, his design ideas, and his willingness to work within our budget. We were also impressed by the families who had used TeamG7 and the praise they shared. After we went under contract, Philip continued to be “hands-on” throughout the entire job. His entire team, including subcontractors, also impressed us. Our job was done on time, and on budget, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome. We didn’t know Philip before this process started and now view him not just as an extraordinary landscaper, but as a friend. 
Steve S

Carmel Valley

Our new house had not had any landscaping done in years.  We met with Philip of TeamG7 to talk about ideas for improving what landscaping existed and were so impressed with his knowledge and vision that we decided to do a complete overhaul of both the front and back yards.  From start to finish Philip and his crew were a pleasure to work with.  Philip’s crew completely replaced the patio in the backyard with concrete and travertine tile. Also in the back yard, a new overhead shade structure was added.  They also replaced the back fence and added new fencing along our property line in the front yard.  A new walkway was added to the front and side yards and the driveway was replaced and widened.  Then the plants were replaced in both the front and back yards.  3 months out the plants are absolutely thriving.  The final touch was landscape lighting in both yards.Philip handled all of our permitting requirements and supervised the work flawlessly. This has been our best experience with a contractor ever.

Neil R


TeamG7 provides a premium service. You can probably get less expensive providers to do exactly what you tell them to do — the problem is that we didn’t know what we should ask for. Many neighbors simply don’t care about creative design and that’s OK — it’s just not what we wanted. We have seen examples where homeowners have clearly spent a lot of money on expensive materials, but the overall result was underwhelming. For us, the cost of a landscape project is not about material costs as the design. Using an art analogy — you can’t judge the value of a painting by the cost of the paint. It’s not the paint — it’s the skill of the artist applying the paint. TeamG7’s landscape project will increase the value of our house while we enjoy using it for years to come.
Bill & Suzanne F


We asked our real estate agent for some recommended Landscape Architecture/Design companies to do a complete overhaul on our new home.  She introduced us to Philip Lizarraga/TeamG7, and the rest is history. Philip led us through the entire process and helped us hone and craft our desired outdoor living space. Like most homeowners, our ideas and preferences evolved as the project evolved, and Philip was always ready to roll with the punches and provide new insight and guidance.  He also wasn’t afraid to kindly tell me when something wasn’t ideal, and give me other options/input, and I knew it was wise to listen to him! Philip [and team] exhibited true professionalism throughout the process, they were amazingly clean, and I honestly enjoyed having the crew on our property for all of those weeks/months.  They were friendly folks who knew what they were doing and they were a joy to chat with.  They also taught me a thing or two about how to care for things in the yard 🙂  Having gone beyond the call of duty on more than one occasion, we are truly grateful to know TeamG7, as they helped us in a moment when we really needed them for something well beyond landscaping.  A strong communicator, and an eye for detail, we look forward to a long-lasting partnership with Philip and TeamG7!

Breanne L

Santa Luz

We had an amazing experience with TeamG7. During the initial consultation and design, Phillip was skilled at working with us to understand our vision for the property and the first draft of the design was very close to where we ended up. As we moved forward into the construction phase, we continued to come up with new ideas and changes to the design and Philip and Gary were always accommodating of these ideas. The quality of their work was outstanding, the crews were respectful and the site was always kept clean. As happens with these types of projects, sometimes the finished product doesn’t match the vision, and in these cases (which were rare) Phillip and Gary worked with us to make sure we were happy. We highly recommend G7 and if we ever have the need again we will definitely choose them again!  
Zena H


TeamG7 remodeled my entire property into the sanctuary I hoped for in my new home four years ago. The space from front to back was tight, and they made it spacious. The whole property feels far larger than it is. I had a vision. They listened and delivered above and beyond.  The professionalism and attention to every detail I experienced during the process were outstanding!   Years have passed since the completion of our project, and the property still looks like a million bucks. The customer follow-up and outreach I receive to this day are incredible. TeamG7 takes great pride in their work from start to finish, and it shows. In all my years of being a homeowner, TeamG7 remains the greatest contractor I have ever worked with.

Tara M


My husband and I have had the pleasure of having TeamG7 design the landscape for two of our homes. The first time we met Philip, the owner, was 20 years ago when he landscaped our 1/2 acre lot in Escondido.  It was a tropical paradise that we thoroughly enjoyed.  My husband and I moved to Encinitas three years ago and connected with Philip again to design our landscaping. The property is absolutely gorgeous. It is totally different from our Escondido landscape and is equally, if not more, beautiful.  The reason why we chose to go with the same company is the high-quality workmanship and their high standard of customer care.  TeamG7 believes that their customers are their partners in the project as they consistently keep you informed every step of the way on the project!  It’s been three years now since our project was completed and we are still extremely happy with the outcome of our landscape design!  
Lori H


We hired TeamG7 to completely overhaul our backyard – swimming pool and spa, BBQ island, fire pit, new patio structure, softscape and hardscape. We could not be happier or more impressed with the outcome! Philip has a tremendous work ethic, does things right, and the communication was exceptional. It was truly a collaboration. We knew what was happening every day, and the project was completed ahead of schedule even during COVID times. I think what impressed us the most was that from the outset, Philip was most interested in understanding what type of experience we were looking for in our backyard, not an inventory of what we wanted to build. His initial designs were beautiful and captured exactly what we wanted. The construction process was smooth, well-planned, and consistent, and though there were minor bumps as the job progressed, as there always are with construction, they were addressed and resolved. This company does not cut corners … the quality and craftsmanship are top notch and we would not hesitate to recommend TeamG7! 

Lynne H


We did a major backyard remodel with TeamG7, are very happy with the results, and recommend them. In previous remodel experiences, with other companies, we found communication was poor and response times slow and there were weeks when no one came to the house. Not so with TeamG7; Philip is in constant communication and is a call or text away, pretty much whenever you need him. He and his team are excellent at design as well as execution and we found them to be very good listeners and collaborators. To have them customize our project with as much input as we wanted while coaching us on what would be best (and within our budget) was invaluable.  The key is Philip and his team really care about the customer, the project, and their reputation. We enjoy our new backyard every day and are extremely grateful to Philip and the team every single time we walk out into our new backyard.  

Carmel Valley

 We are so happy that we met with and chose Philip and TeamG7 for our backyard project.  Philip guided us through each step of the design process with his many years of experience and in-depth knowledge. He was genuinely interested in creating a space that we wanted and was extremely insightful.  Never once did we wonder if Philip or his team would show up on time; they were always punctual and proactive. TeamG7 created a versatile, beautiful space for us to enjoy. It was a great experience from start to finish. We couldn’t be happier! 

Mark R