“Everything worked seamlessly and now that the design process is complete, I can’t think of anything they missed.”

“John and team are one of the best in the San Francisco Bay Area.”

“Their deep insight, knowledge, and empathy will be an immensely helpful source of strategic guidance.”

Pergola-covered stone dining patio with rustic table and rattan chairs and chandeliers

“John and team are one of the best in the San Francisco Bay Area. We recommend them to everyone who asks. In fact, since completing our project and home two months ago, over a 100 people walking by the house have asked for the names of our designers and contractors hoping to replicate our beautiful home and landscape. J. Montgomery designs and plans are exceptional. Every detail you can imagine has been thought through. We have a 9,200 sq ft lot and their design turned our front and backyards into an amazing retreat.”

BHAVIN- decking, dining area, structures

White picket fence and curved gate leading to vegetable garden

“I was skeptical about designing remotely. It didn’t seem possible to create a design that both my wife and I would love and felt was personal to our property. We made the right choice! I completely underestimated their efficiency & effectiveness. Their systems & communication are impressive: video journaling our property, detailed site specifications, door & window locations, etc. Everything worked seamlessly and now that the design process is complete, I can’t think of anything they missed. Glad we ended up going with this firm.”

PATRICK- veggie garden, stone terraces, pathways and patio

Warmly lit outdoor lounge with dark contemporary ceiling and outdoor kitchen with stone details

“We ended up hiring them for all three of their services: concept design, construction drawings, and assistance during the build. They assisted us in the HOA approval process, regular follow-ups with our contractor, and were detail oriented, proactive, and professional every step of the way. Our project is finally done and we LOVE it. I can’t recommend them highly enough!”

RANDALL- outdoor kitchen, pergola, fire & water features, feng shui design

Contemporary pool in concrete patio with low wall and accent lighting, covered pergola and lush lawn

“Simply put, fantastic to work with. Their team took time to understand our project, design aesthetic, budget and walked us through the process concisely and professionally. The design they came up with was stunning. Presented to us without ego or bias and open to our genuine feedback because they care so deeply about delivering on what would make us the happiest. I would highly recommend using their services and we have more projects down the line where we will be! To the whole J Montgomery team – THANK YOU!”

MATT – entertaining area, outdoor kitchen & dining, intertwining existing landscape & hardscape with new design

Unique wood deck with hexagonal overlook on a steeply sloped site

“We found J. Montgomery Designs online and worked with them to complete a Conceptual Plan for our backyard. We found the entire process to be easy and fun, which was a nice surprise since we did everything virtually. Our virtual design meetings were effective and actually turned out to be quite convenient.”

JENNIFER – pool, pavilion, outdoor kitchen, garden

B Walker Ranch a Non Profit Day Program for Adults with Autism – harvesting a sense of purpose

“We are B Walker Ranch, a nonprofit visionary program designed around a working ranch environment for adults with autism. Individuals with autism grow up and need what everyone else needs – a place to belong. J. Montgomery Designs graciously donated their talent to help us formulate our vision for the ranch. We can’t express higher praise for their architectural foresight and talent.”

JEANIE- educational zones, veggie gardens, barn location, pathways & fencing

Front yard with stone paver driveway and traditional entry with hedges

“J. Montgomery’s team has helped us completely transform our backyard into a contemporary outdoor living and entertainment space. Their master design captured our desire for a modern materials like bluestone, ipe and corten steel retaining walls with an execution that balances with our 70s ranch house (which is not modern!) The team is friendly, and approachable. I would not hesitate to recommend J. Montgomery to work on your project too.”

DANA – contemporary decks, terracing, screening, dog area

Outdoor covered heated patio with large stone fireplace and wood storage with rattan furniture

“They truly care for their clients and go above and beyond when working to meet their needs. My husband and I found it surprising how carefully they listen. Things mentioned as a passing comment were even noticed. When the final plan came, we could see how carefully they valued what we had shared. Their communication is clear and concise; we were never left in question about any step of the process. In addition, we truly appreciated their honesty and transparency.”

MAGGIE – entrance, maximizing a small space, spa, front yard play zone


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