Here's What Our Clients Say About the Green Scene...
“Ok these guys are absolutely the best Landscaping team in the San Fernando Valley and beyond. You’d be lucky to have them in Bell Air or the Bird Streets, or anywhere in 90210 for that matter.
- They do what they say they are going to do.
- They show up on time
- Their work is extraordinarily good
- Scott actually has ideas and can design not only on a blank piece of paper but in a 3d file that will allow you to see your yard and make choices while in the space virtually.
I can’t say enough about them. Everyone we recommend to them uses Scott at Green Scene after bidding everybody in town. That says a lot.
Thank you Green Scene we love the yard.”
“I have worked with Green Scene Landscaping on many architectural projects involving strict HOA guidelines and restrictions and I have to say this company is amazing! The plans they come up with look like works of art, they are responsive and kind. I can’t say enough about Scott, Tyler, Stephanie, Kinsey, Jose, Everyone! I highly recommend them for any major landscaping and pool projects you are planning on doing!”
“We decided to go with Scott at Green Scene because we really needed a creative eye to help us design our pool and landscape our backyard. Scott has an amazing ability for redesigning even the most challenging yards. The quality of the work and the end result was unparalleled. Demolition was quick and not intrusive. Green Scene turned our basic backyard into a beautiful, family-oriented oasis. Our project foreman, Eric Sharon, was incredible and always accessible to answer our questions and concerns.”
“Scott and his team are awesome! Took a very challenging hillside and turned it into an incredible outdoor kitchen, an additional lower deck with fireplace and a custom stainless steel spa. Scott really solved the problems with his creativity and vision. The whole Green Scene team does quality work. I highly recommend them!”
“Green Scene Landscaping has done two major projects for us through the years, both were beautifully designed and executed. The front yard was our first project. Scott’s design made our home look much more expansive with a curved flower bed, inviting entry patio, peaceful water feature, beautiful plant choices and perfectly placed landscape lighting that made it as pretty at night as it is during the day. Later we hired Green Scene to design and execute our back yard. Scott incorporated a lovely raised entertaining area with a wisteria covered pergola, a gas fire pit, beautiful landscaping and hardscaping along with a lighted fountain. Every time we go into the back yard a sense of peace comes over us. Our friends feel that same emotion when they visit. It truly is our sanctuary. Green Scene does great work at a fair price and made two major projects go very smoothly for us. We love the results and they have enhanced our quality of life.”
“I can’t say enough about the positive experience I had with Green Scene Landscaping. From start to finish the experience was nothing but pleasant. Scott came to our house and looked at what we were working with. To me it was a dirt lot being used to store weeds and garbage. To Scott it was a canvas he could paint a dream on, and the portrait he painted was way beyond my expectations. They show you the design in Virtual 3D before you decide to proceed. And it’s not some generic pool laid over some generic house. It’s Scott’s vision brought to life from your suggestions and his creativity right in a model of your house in full color that you get to walk around in with the virtual reality goggles! During the whole process you’ll go to their office a few times to pick out colors, coping, pavers, plaster and other things I can’t remember. All of which is in their show room for you to see and touch. It’s fantastic. If you don’t want to drive all over the place looking at pieces of your puzzle, then this is your company. I could go on and on about the whole experience but I’ll just touch on some very key points and let the before and after pictures speak for themselves.
Scott himself: The President of the company comes to your house every couple of weeks to check up on you and your progress. If you’re not happy with a choice you’ve made he’ll have suggestions for something else. If you want to add something, he’ll be ready to go over the merits of your idea and the placement of it. It’s the kind of personal touch that makes you feel good about your decision to use Green Scene.
His crews: Professional, courteous, neat and quiet. With the exception of equipment that is, by nature noisy, I heard no raised voices or loud music. Both things I’ve experienced in the past with contractors.
His office team: Responsive, courteous and helpful. E-mails I sent were answered in a timely manner. Phone calls I made were picked up. Texts I sent were responded to. What more can you ask for?
Inevitable problems that will almost certainly crop up: I had another company come and install fencing and gates. (Green Scene doesn’t do fencing and gates, unfortunately) They did a great job but there was a problem. The latching systems they used were not up to code and we couldn’t pass inspection until it was rectified. Frank, the foreman on my job, did everything in his power including being the go-between and assisting an entirely different company to get them changed out. It wasn’t even his work and he still went out of his way for me. This is the kind of unexpected service that gets your company a positive review from me.
I couldn’t be happier with my choice of Green Scene to make my pool a reality. It’s something I’ve wanted since childhood and the reality is even better than the dream and I have Scott and his team at Green Scene to thank for it.”
“They did an excellent job in the back yard and pool. Couldn’t be happier! Scott and his staff are awesome.”
“Green Scene is the real deal. I’ve seen them around the area for years and now I know why. Scott Cohen and his team are professional, on schedule, visionary, and most of all, talented. They handle everything from design, permits, HOA fiascos, to the choosing of appropriate plantings for, in my case, a micro climate in a canyon. I had a very specific idea for my hardscape -nearly impossible- and Scott made it happen. They turned my 1+ acres of 1980’s original blah into a 2018 oasis to be enjoyed for decades. Seriously, my backyard looks like hotel grounds. We love our new yard, we use it, and we cannot recommend Scott and his team highly enough.”
“We hired Green Scene/Scott Cohen because of his extroidinary vision and 3D design for this project. The scope of work included pool, spa, patios, bbq, fire pit, hardscape and landscape for both front and backyards. We were impressed from start to finish. His GC Eric Sharon and his entire team are the most hard working, honest stand-up guys in the industry. We absolutely LOVED Eric and would choose to work with him over again if given the opportunity. Any issues were addressed and solved within a reasonable time frame and the work done was exactly what was contracted. We are excited to enjoy our beautiful new yard and we are thankful to Green Scene, Scott Cohen, Eric Sharon, Wilfredo and his entire crew for the tremendous amount of hard work they have put into making our new house a home now. We are also confident in the future that if we come across any problems Green Scene will be there to make sure they continue to take care of us as they stand behind their work. We definitely recommend Green Scene!”
“We used Green Scene for a total backyard redo — redesigning an existing pool, adding a Baja Shelf, fire pit and lounge area, all new app-controlled equipment, new landscaping, BBQ and bar area, patio covers, landscape lighting, etc. Their team is cohesive, creative and attentive. They worked with the city and local Homeowners Association to obtain all permits and kept us well-informed of their scheduling plans. Having done any number of activities over the years, we have learned that no major construction like this is ever completed without some bumps in the road and scheduling issues. Yet our main goal was to have everything done for this summer’s swim season and they achieved that. In summary, Green Scene is a class act…not inexpensive by any means…but you get what you pay for…first rate design and execution!”
“We engaged The Green Scene for a landscaping project including a large swimming pool, spa and koi pond. It took about a year from start to finish. We are pleased with the outcome and highly recommend Scott if you are looking for an award-winning, awe-inspiring outdoor living space.
Scott is a gifted landscape architect who strives for delighting his customers with his creativity and imagination. He had incredible abilities to draw insight from our conversations and translated it into design concepts. Scott was keen on reflecting the Spanish style of our house in the design while incorporating several eclectic elements with a masterful touch, creating a perfect aesthetic balance and stunning visual and sound effect. The project has transformed our backyard into a resort-worthy total experience of entertainment and relaxation.
Scott understands the process of co-creation that goes beyond the design phase. He involved us throughout the project from planning to material selection and construction. Scott set a high standard on craftsmanship and demanded great attention to details. His team was dedicated, hardworking and experienced. The crews, supervised by Frank, were open to feedback and willing to make necessary modifications to achieve perfection. The overall quality was sound. Rey’s masonary work was exceptionally superb.
Scope, Budget, Schedule
The project scope was not insignificant, nor was the cost. Opportunities existed to ensure the alignment of the details in the contract and the drawing to avoid any misunderstanding. The schedule was one of the most challenging aspects of our project. The construction commenced in the fall. As the rainy season started, the project ground to a halt, and we ended up with a ginormous mud hole in the backyard for a few depressing months. After a year-long anxious anticipation, the architectural rendering was finally turned into a beautiful reality. Despite the protracted timeline, the bliss of our newfound paradise is absolutely worth waiting!
“Excellent experience with Scott, Lisa, and the entire team. We had a complex project to landscape, hardscape, and light our front and back yards. From the moment they began on the project to its completion my husband and I were impressed by the entire team. Scott takes the time to listen to your project goals, and he works promptly to give you a beautiful plan. The execution of the plan and attention to detail are really what sets The Green Scene apart from other landscaping companies. The finished product was better than expected. We did not experience any hiccups. If there were any questions the Green Scene was prompt at answering questions.
I would highly recommend The Green Scene to anyone that is looking for a landscape design or construction project.”
- Excellent customer service
- Attention to detail
- Innovative and personalized designs
- High quality craftsmanship/workmanship
- Always goes the extra mile to help
“In choosing a company to completely renovate our back and front yards, our objectives were clear – find a well-respected and reputable company capable of handling every element of the project from designing, building, and all steps in between to best fulfill our wish of being an absolutely fantastic space for entertaining our family with 2 young children and extended gatherings of sometimes 100+ people. We issued our challenge, wanting clear features of our yard to try to squeeze the most out of it possible – to make it… awesome.
After discovering that Green Scene had done a number of projects in our neighborhood, all of which turned our great, we decided to give them a call. Scott Cohen (owner) came out and gave his info session/learning our wants/sales pitch. He may have come on a little strong, but, as we would soon find out, Scott was able to back-up his lofty pitch with a clear demonstration of expertise, know how, and, most importantly, being able to blend his clients desires and imagination with his years of experience to create something magnificent.
Once construction began, it was clear to us that we made the right choice in company. The workers showed up promptly each day, worked hard, were always extremely professional, and all extremely skilled. Green Scene used a combination of their own employees and some specialty trade subcontractors. They all seemed to work well together and were all very well managed from the Green Scene office. Overall, we were extremely impressed by the workers who worked tirelessly to make our yard as amazing as it turned out. These guys were fantastic!
The timeline was fairly close to the schedule that was initially presented to us – despite all the rain toward the end of the project which they worked their best around. Sure, during the project we had our occasional frustrations, but, what’s a project without that? The Green Scene folks are busy and sometimes, a few reminders are in order. Fortunately, any issue was minor and was always quickly resolved. There were a few unexpected discoveries that increased the initial quote – cracks discovered in the pool and needing a larger gas line. We believe Green Scene charged fairly for these unknown items and did not see it as an opportunity to price gouge. During the course of the project, we added a few things here and there which affected the overall budget, but, that was our decision. All in all, everything was kept clean and transparent with very little that was not already taken into account at the beginning. Even after I paid in full, the small fix-it items were done promptly without any frustrations. The project went about as smooth as these projects can ever go.
Once the dust settled, the equipment left the site, and the workers went home, we were left with the yard of our dreams. Every wish was fulfilled, we cannot be happier with the outcome. As for the investment we made, it will pay dividends. No, we do not plan to ever sell our home, but, this is a yard that our family will cherish for years. This magnificent new yard brings us all outside to enjoy the quality family time to spend together. In this day in age, anything to pull the kids to get outside, to explore and to play, to use their imagination, to laugh and to live makes this entire project completely worth-while. Sure, we could have selected a company that quoted less or promised to do it faster, but, in the end, this is not a time to cut corners. Simply put, Green Scene works with a higher level of skill and experience than anyone else we were able to find. Every time they start a project, it is clear that they are putting their entire lofty reputation on the line and they will work around the clock to ensure that they don’t disappoint. Without hesitation and with the upmost confidence, we highly recommend Green Scene to transform your outdoor living space into one beyond what you can ever imagine. We are so proud to now be part of the Green Scene family.
“Scott’s design hit the mark. He listened. He is responsive and accessible. He accepts accountability when things don’t go just right.
We just chose the pavers today and it was a big deal to me. I have very specific tastes in color, texture and richness, and we walked away feeling good today. I’ll keep you posted. It’s a four month job. Pool, back yard redesign, BBQ, pergula, fire pit seating area, heaters, and dining area. Great so far!
I really enjoyed working with Scott and his team and we loved our designs and look forward to building someday soon.
“Pool construction is a luxury business to begin with and as a pool subcontractor I’ve seen a lot of companies come and go with the economic waves. Few companies are run as diligently and organized as Scott Cohen’s Green Scene. His vision and design team are able to create extraordinary upper echelon water features, backyards and landscapes. From the construction management, to the inner workings of the office every project runs extremely efficiently. I have no doubt that they are among the elite pool builders of the state, country and world. It is a pleasure to work with professional builders and people who care about a beautifully finished product compared to just a profit. I highly recommend The Green Scene to anyone looking to build an above the average pool with the perfect balance of taste and style.”
“We were hesitant to spend the money, but we’re glad we did. They left our house immaculate before they left each day…. The owner was so helpful. He really took time to explain all the pros and cons of things we were choosing. We would definitely recommend this company. They were honest, fair, trustworthy and just nice people to work with. The job was also done on time. Wow!“
“We are very delighted with our new back yard. For 16 years our family lived with just dirt and weeds in our backyard. We interviewed many architects and pool companies. Thank you, Scott and The Green Scene team, for a job well done. We highly recommend the Green Scene.“
Douglas and Stephanie Hubbard
“We wanted to … express our family’s gratitude for the incredible job that The Green Scene has done to change our property into a fantastic resort… We met with Scott and immediately knew that his ideas and passion for creating a resort backyard was what we wanted. Little did we know that, when completed, our project we would be so far beyond anything we ever could have imagined. It is a masterpiece. From the outset, Scott’s attention to detail and the sense of how the property should flow was impeccable…The Green Scene’s crew is professional, respectful, cordial, and do great work. … If you want to change your property into something special, something that will stir your emotions, then look no further than Scott Cohen and The Green Scene … They can create what your mind can only imagine.”
The Kiker Family
“I would like to express our sincere thanks for the beautiful back and front yard you have created for our family. It has been a pleasure having you understand our vision and make it a reality. We look forward to enjoying it for many years to come.”
Najeeb and Aiesha Gauri
“Dear Scott, Mike and I would just like to thank all of the employees at The Green Scene for making our pool remodel go so smoothly. The crew went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure things were just as we wanted them. Being an accountant, I was also happy that we finished slightly under budget and the invoices matched well with the contract. I am hoping I can use The Green Scene again when we do future landscaping work and I would recommend them to anyone who was looking for a great landscape and swimming pool design and build firm. Thanks again.”
Marlo M. Aragon
“To say Scott Cohen is an artist diminishes his ability to execute a precise objective, as an honest and morally sound contractor, to say he is a great contractor diminishes his artistic creative ability to seamlessly bridge form and function. He is a great visionary and has put together a top level crew to facilitate the implementation and execution of his vision. He is a renaissance man in the purest and most concrete definition, his knowledge of pools, materials, plantings, gardening, and construction are second to none. He finds creative ways to seamless blend his pool designs into the environment and into the lifestyle of the homeowners.
In the crowded space of pool builders and contractors, he is in a class all by himself.
“We met Scott Cohen recently when looking to remodel our backyard, build a BBQ station and renovate our 25 year old pool/spa. He provided a magical video illustrating how our completed project would look. We were awed by the design and decided to engage Green Scene. The work was performed flawlessly under the direction of supervisor Frank within the schedule projected and cost estimated. The sub-contractors and Scott’s crew worked cleanly, courteously and professionally. We could not have dreamed or anticipated the magnitude this transformation could create. When friends and relatives see this new outdoor environment our pride intensifies. This is the first time that I have publicly verbalized my experience, but Green Scene highly deserves our praise and appreciation. I highly recommend Green Scene.”
Peter and Alicia
“Talk about mind blowing results. We asked for a one-of -a-kind pool and boy did we get one. Scott Cohen is a creative genius. He listened to all of our concerns, wishes and ideas and put together an environment which exceeded all of our expectations.
We originally hired Green Scene to design and construct a pool and later added a patio, sun deck, landscape and lighting. They were 100% professional and lived up to all of their project management timetables impeccably. The crew was kind, professional, knowledgeable, courteous and most of all…. NEAT.
What impressed me was how the whole project came together like poetry.
Natural Tuscan Pool & Spa – Scott Cohen is a true artist and a skilled consultant. He is fun to work with and makes sure that he hears what you want. In the process, they provide lots of samples and ideas so even when you are not sure exactly the look or the material…you find it together. The teams that build the pool are professional, neat, concerned about getting it right and wonderfully pleasant. If you are looking for a pool designer and builder, look no farther; they are the best!! Thanks Green Scene for the redesign of our backyard. I love it!!“
Marc and Janel Holland
“I want to thank you, Scott, for listening and addressing all of my concerns. Once we met I knew Green Scene was the right choice.
I am so impressed with your crew and apologize if I forget anybody. Their work was professional and very meticulous. They really took pride in their endeavor. What a marvelous group of people! It was always very pleasant to call the office and speak to any one of your staff. They were courteous, extremely professional, and on top of all permits, orders, and schedules. Your billing was detailed and easy to understand. I always felt at ease calling your office for assistance. I looked forward to our onsite meetings where you would enthusiastically display new materials and ideas. All together, The Green Scene is exceptional. Thank you for the stunning pool and spa, the spectacular copper fire bowls with water cascades, the exceptional outdoor fireplace with television, the fountain, and the great choice of pavers, tiles, and landscaping. In my wildest dreams I had never pictured such an extraordinary piece of art. Scott, you turned my backyard into a gorgeous, tranquil, resort-style private oasis. I am amazed at your imagination and execution. We love it!”
The D’Elia family
“Dear Scott, We are thrilled with the backyard you and your team created for us. When we first met, you asked questions to get a feeling of who we are, what we like, and what we wanted for our backyard. Your drawing surprised us with how you had taken that conversation and drawn it into a plan that was so much better than our original vision. Your vision put all our ideas together in an artistic, flowing, and inviting way. We loved it at first sight! The crew that worked on our yard was amazing. We were very impressed! A team of friendly, hard working, professional, courteous workers who were always anxious to please. They took pride in their work and worked to insure that our yard matched the plan. Our completed backyard is an amazing oasis for our senses. The hot tub with its wonderful bar is always inviting. The artistic layout of the landscape and selection of plants treat our eyes. The various fragrances fill our sense of smell. The fire pit entices us to roast hot dogs or marshmallows. And the waterfalls bring that soothing sound that only flowing water can give. Our yard calls to us to come out, relax, and enjoy. Thank you, Scott. It is fantastic and just what we wanted. We are enjoying it every day. You took your plan and made it happen. We couldn’t be happier.
PS: Our neighbors think we have the best yard around and like to show it off to their friends.”
Darrell and Carol Weyrens