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Natural Vibrations Inc
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(650) 284-4041, (805) 234-1636
200 Pilarcitos Avenue #3
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
State Contractor's License #884117 (C27, B)
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Areas Served: San Mateo County incl. Half Moon Bay CA, Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, Broadmoor ...
Services: landscape contractors, landscape designers, landscape consultants, hardscaping
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Natural Vibrations Inc Company Profile

The bigger landscape firms are often driven by profits, racing through projects to get to the next one, shaving labor time, and cutting their costs by using cheap materials. Consumers report advantages to hiring a modest sized company instead, such as better quality control, more personalized service, a true passion for their craft, more care taken doing the installation, and greater responsiveness to customer questions and concerns.

We found such a company with the San Mateo County firm Natural Vibrations Inc in Half Moon Bay CA and we interviewed Kris Keeler, owner and degree holder in Landscape Architecture from prestigious Cal-Poly, who together with his business partner perform all facets of landcaping including design, installation, decks, pergolas and arbors, masonry, and more.

Natural Vibrations Inc in San Mateo County for Real Value
Natural Vibrations Inc is a full service landscape firm, from design through installation, and owner Kris Keeler oversees a small crew with an attention to quality that delivers value to his clients rather than rushing through jobs like larger, profit-driven companies. Kris says, "If jobs are done too fast you should watch out. A job that takes a bigger crew five months, might take us six, but there's no comparison. We exercise much more quality control and are responsive to customer feedback during the project."

And that means more value for clients, as Kris explains. "Your bang for your buck is definitely better with us because we do things right the first time, and use quality materials which gives you better results. It can be as simple as us giving you healthier plants that last you 15 years instead of only 2 years, or using hot-dipped galvanized structural material even through the code doesn't require us to."

Other contractors often start your project but then disappear for days or weeks at a time while they juggle other projects, leaving you hanging and your property a mess. Unlike those companies, Natural Vibrations Inc stays on your job until it's done. Kris Keeler shares, "We do one project at a time and devote all of our attention to it, and we work on it until you're satisfied with the quality of work."

Expertise From Natural Vibrations Inc in Half Moon Bay CA & Kris Keeler
Many contractors will be happy to promise design in order to get your job, but that doesn't mean they're truly qualified for it. Kris Keeler and his business partner Aaron Mayers are educated in design, as both hold degrees from California Polytechnic for Landscape Architecture.  In fact, they proved themselves so accomplished that they were picked to install the landscape at the mansion of the university President.

"The design and use of materials met all of our expectations and enhanced the property aesthetically," said Warren Baker, President of Cal Poly. "I have been impressed with [their] integrity, responsiveness, strong work ethic, cost management and more over [their] creativity."

And they have a particular expertise in stone and other masonry elements. Kris explains, "Aaron is a fourth-generation mason and he does walls that nobody else in the business can even get close to. And we like using stone for our clients because when you do it right, it will last them forever."

While Natural Vibrations Inc delivers the advantages of working with a smaller owner-operated company, they still have the necessary in-house expertise to get the job done without needing to hire out to sub-contractors like so many other companies do. Kris Keeler tells us, "Our clients like that we don't have to sub-contract at all. It's all in-house construction. We design the project and then we build it, so we avoid the mistakes that come from having more than one party involved."

Kris Keeler has been involved in landscaping since he was 15 years old, when he would help build swimming pools with his contractor father, and he went on to do it for a living as he supported himself through college. Today Kris Keeler lives in La Honda CA where he's started his own nursery where he can grow the "latest and greatest plants" for clients and their properties. The natural beauty of coastal San Mateo County provides Kris Keeler with lots of creative inspiration and he often takes pictures while he's hiking the area as ideas for beautiful designs for clients.  Family and friends say he is energetic, adaptive and good at overcoming challenges. Clients know him as hard-working, reliable and honest, often inviting him to BBQs and other family events after the project is over—further proof of their continued satisfaction of the results after the project is over.

So rather than larger companies more interested in profit, who rush through your project and cut corners on work and materials, there's Natural Vibrations Inc in San Mateo County, a modest sized firm run by educated designers that give you quality materials, run by hands-on owners for greater quality control, and especially, who have a passion for creating beautiful spaces that last. In the words of owner Kris Keeler, "Landscaping is what I look forward to doing when I wake up in the morning."