Fine Earth Landscape was founded more than 40 years ago and today employs 60 year-round staff members. “All three of our senior designers chose the landscape-design profession because we were inspired by our love of plants and our desire to help our clients enjoy their own ‘great outdoors,’ ” says founder Bernie Mihm. Company president Joel Hafner adds, “We all know that we have achieved clients’ design goals when they are absolutely thrilled with the results.”

The senior designers at Fine Earth are Joel Hafner, who has mastered the ability to design and manage large, complicated hardscape projects; Judith Petersen, who combines a garden-design background developed in England with more than 40 years of experience; and Bernie Mihm, LA, who has catered to thousands of clients with a wide range of tastes and budgets over the past 40 years. Mihm reflects, “We all believe that our biggest strengths are our dependability and our commitment to customer service.”

Fine Earth Landscape has been the recipient of four National Grand Awards. These were added to the more than 150 awards the company has received over the past 40 years.