Native Concepts
About Us

NATIVE CONCEPTS LANDSCAPE & DESIGN specializes in the design and installation of residential landscapes throughout Southern California. Each unique project is custom designed to enhance the surroundings and lifestyle of the individual client.

Steve Shea established Native Concepts in 1985 after graduating from UC Berkeley. Steve’s love of the outdoors inspires him to create inviting gardens and outdoor living environments suited to the Southern California climate. In 1988, Steve obtained a general contractor’s license in order to allow Native Concepts to expand its services to include all facets of landscape construction.

Juan Elejalde joined Native Concepts in 2006. After earning a degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Cal Poly Pomona, Juan held management positions with several prominent landscape firms in California. Juan’s experience in landscape management ranges from commercial properties to residential and estate landscapes. His extensive knowledge of horticulture, arboriculture, and irrigation science is an invaluable asset to Native Concepts.

In addition, master craftsman Dennis Martinez collaborates with Native Concepts on numerous projects, including two recently featured on Home and Garden Television’s “Landscaper’s Challenge.” Dennis is a licensed general contractor and a graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara. His creative vision and attention to detail bring a unique artistic perspective to each project he participates in.

Native Concepts Landscape & Design is a full service landscape company. This affords our clients the advantage of working with one team from design through construction.

Featured on HGTV's "Landscaper's Challenge"
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