Testimonials


  • “Graham was a delight to work with and combines knowledge of his field with the ability to hear and incorporate his client’s tastes and desires into the landscape design. I’d like to have more gardens so we could do it again.!”
    Sue Priester, President, Cliffwood Enterprises
  • Not only is Graham an incredible landscape designer, but he has a great deal of integrity!  Graham provides a high level of personal attention. His family and mine have become friends through the process of working together over the last 5 years.”
    Chad and Kelly Odom
  • “ I often have people stop and admire our home’s landscape design. They always ask us who designed it and I always find myself saying ‘a good friend of ours, Graham Kimak.’ Graham is not only an unbelievably talented and knowledgeable landscape designer, but he is an incredible person as well. And now, after working with him, he and his family are also our personal friends. He is extremely professional and takes the time to really listen to the client’s needs and then provides a plan based on what is best suited for that particular client. Graham’s landscape design for us has just been outstanding! We wanted a yard that was conducive to our growing family as well as to entertaining adults and he helped create what many call ‘a magical setting.’ He worked with us during a challenging renovation and we have been so pleased with innovative ideas, especially in regards to the drainage issues on our sloping lot. His coordination with other contractors was excellent. It was so nice to not have to coordinate and concern ourselves with implementing our landscape/hardscape design. His plant selections have matured very well over the last seven years and every season I have the cutting flowers I so love. The front yard has been low maintenance, as requested, and the backyard is the learning garden and play area we always desired for our children.  We highly recommend Graham Kimak as your landscape designer based not only on his knowledge and skill, but also on his ethical, honest and personal approach to the job.”
    Dottie and Breeden Hollis 
  • “From landscape design, through installation, to annual maintenance program Graham’s suggestions proved to be outstanding. His people skills, engineering talents, attention to detail, dependable and efficient subcontractors made our working relationship so simple and enjoyable. I only wish you could see the before to truly appreciate the after. Come by anytime to view his excellent work.”
    Debbie Cisle
  • “Graham worked with us about a year and a half ago redesigning some areas in our front yard. He was very easy to work with and informal yet efficient. We were pleased with just about all he suggested and know that the next time we decide to do some more landscaping work to our home, it will be Graham that we call on.”
    Diane and Marshall Collins
  • “Working with Graham was a wonderful experience. His plan for our landscape exceeded our expectations. He was a pleasure to work with and turned our yard into the yard of our dreams.”
    Kim and Lee Parrish 
  • “Graham Kimak was extremely professional and creative in his design of our yard. He had to coordinate the many different sub contractors it takes to complete such a large job in just a few months. ”
    Loraine and Marc Smith
  • “Graham produces a personalized, detailed, lovely landscape design for my home’s backyard. It incorporates my rose garden, a perennial cottage garden, a fountain, and brick and pea gravel walkways. Graham listened to me and respected my ideas. He combined his vast landscape design knowledge with lots of creativity and verve to give me my ‘dream garden.”
    Jane Pilzer
  • “During the extensive renovation of our home and yard, Graham’s efforts were unparalleled amongst the many people and businesses we encountered. He took the time to listen to our objectives, designed a plan in accordance with those goals, and handled all of the essential details from the beginning to the end of the project. Graham was a consummate professional in every aspect of our landscaping project.”
    Stephanie and Rob Morgan
  • “Graham Kimak designed an absolutely beautiful “working” landscape for me and my family. He was able to determine our family needs with areas for our children to play and imagine, a manageable perennial garden for a working mother (myself), and a maturing landscape that is enjoyed year round. As my yard matures I am marveled by how the plan design handles the maturing of the plants. He is a pleasure to work with on the site and listens to your thoughts about how you personally use your yard, plants that you appreciate, and your expectations of your landscape. He is an excellent resource with his knowledge of plants, design, ground flow and how a yard functions with a family.”
    Martha Schemm
  • “April and I wanted to thank for the nice work that you did on the master plan for our home in Landrum. We were very pleased with the final result and found it to be very thorough.”
    Mike Branz, President, Garfield Signs and Graphics
  • “Graham has designed landscape plans for two houses for us.  Both times, he was extremely easy to work with and always accommodating to our needs and wishes.  The most lasting impression of his work, is how well the yards have grown over time.  The mature yards look as clean and nice as when they were first planned and planted.”:)
    Meredith Glenn 
  • “Stephen and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Graham Kimak. He did a great job of listening to our wishes for a low maintenance, child friendly yard. He was thoroughly involved in the implementation of the landscape plan, which was finished in a timely manner. Now, our previously extremely overgrown yard looks well established. Our entire family enjoys being outside in all four seasons of the year.”
    Mary and Stephen Ridgeway
  • “We have a cottage style home and Graham’s design kept the landscape and home architecture working together. We continue to get compliments on our garden 4 years later.”
    Phil and Kathy Falls
  •  “We absolutely love the landscape designs that Graham created for us! We have worked with him for several years and love his creativity and patience. He was able to blend my desires with my husband’s to create a beautiful and timeless design that blends seamlessly with our over 100 year old home. We have a new pool, retaining pond, patios and terraces that look like they have been there for years. Our yard has now become our favorite room of the house!”

    Cynthia Masters

Testimonials from Contractors/Professionals

  • “We at Landscape Perceptions have maintained an excellent working relationship with Graham Kimak for ten years. Graham is one of the most talented landscape designers in the upstate of South Carolina. His designs, complemented by our installation, provide a quality job second to none. Should you choose Graham Kimak Landscape Designs for your landscape design, you can be assured of attention to detail and excellent client communication.”
    Lucas Durham, President, Landscape Perceptions
  • “We have been very pleased with the working relationship we have with Graham. He is very knowledgeable, his work is very creative, and his follow up is excellent.”
    Gus Rubio, President, Gabriel Builders, Inc.
  • “I have had the pleasure of working with Graham and taking part in the construction process of his designs for the past 10 years. We have developed a great working relationship, and I enjoy taking part in the construction of Graham’s projects. I have always felt that through Graham’s wonderful and unique designs, and the help of the contractors he uses, we all are taking our part in beautifying the upstate, one yard at a time.”
    Tim Shook, President, TS Stoneworks, Inc.
  • “My working relationship with Graham goes back to 1991 when he was part time, still in college at another design firm. In 1994 he became full time and we have worked together ever since. I am a woodworker that builds his arbors, gates, custom garden fences etc. I think if you work with someone that long (18 years) that is the ultimate testimonial. I do not hesitate to recommend Graham to anyone for his design and his thoroughness in completing his projects.”
    Dale Gosnell, President, Gosnell Woodworking
  • “Graham has been working with me and my company for many years. He has a commitment to quality, an eye for distinction and the creative talent to design unique plans that not only make the customer shine, but me (the contractor) as well! The pleasure to work with Graham over the forthcoming years will be mine.”
    Craig SikkeleePresident, Signature Pools and Patio

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