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"With every project, there are inherent problems that restrict our goals and experiences within the landscape. With effective planning, design and imagination, we can envision a better living environment, shape our experiences, and define our homes and outdoor living spaces. We design to affect positive change in our surroundings and contribute toward a better life. Design is exciting and fun and allows us the freedom to dream, predict and define our lives."

- Shawn Gingrich




"Our experience working with Shawn was exceptional. He is an outstanding professional who guided us on our landscape design journey with patience and understanding from start to finish. He genuinely cared about delivering to us a Master Plan that captured what was most important to us. Shawn's attention to detail, caring nature and strong communication skills leave you with peace of mind. We're strong advocates of Shawn as a person and as a landscape designer. Don't think twice. Let Shawn help you design your masterpiece."
- Tina & John Svalina


"Shawn was recommended as a designer for our backyard project a few years ago. We were immediately impressed by his professionalism, attention to detail, and really listened to what we were envisioning. He took our "wants" in the project and added his own ingenious ideas and created a design that exceeded our expectations. Our backyard turned out beautiful. A few months ago, we invited him back to design our front yard flower garden and entrance way. Once again he took the time to understand what we wanted. He designed a few different options to chose from and we were able to mix and match these concepts. This led to one beautiful final design that captured all of our ideas. We would recommend Shawn to anyone who is interested in creating an outdoor space fit for a magazine. Thanks again Shawn."

- Erin & Sean Monahan

“Shawn was able to take our vague descriptions of what we were looking for and over the course of a few meetings build an integrated landscape design – including a deck, gazebo and water front area that blends areas for the family to relax and play together, with a much more naturalized landscape that will benefit the lake. He was professional, courteous and always made time to respond to any after-the-fact ad-hoc requests. We would recommend Shawn highly and we can’t wait until we can turn his design into reality."

- Helen Francis & Heiko Leers

"My wife and I were fortunate to deal with Shawn for the design of our backyard oasis. With many landscape challenges Shawn was able to tie together many different features that our family will enjoy for years to come. His pleasant and down to earth approach made the creation phase very easy. We would highly recommend him."

- Nicole & David Munch

"My wife and I contracted Shawn to develop a long term plan for our lakefront home landscaping. Shawn listened carefully to our thoughts and ideas, brought a number of very innovative ideas to the table, and executed his design with the utmost in professionalism and competency. We would highly recommend Shawn for any landscaping project."

- Steve Matusch, P.Eng, MBA



"Working with Shawn is always a pleasure. The quality of his work is exceptional. He is an old-fashioned style gentleman who follows through on his commitments. A professionally designed and installed landscape is a multi-faceted investment. It appreciates the dollar value of the property and increases the enjoyment your home will bring you. The years of training and experience Shawn brings to the table produces remarkable results. I recommend Draftroots Design to anyone who is serious about getting the most value out of their landscaping project."

- Aaron Vehkala from Maple Leaf Masonry Supply Ltd.



"If you are anything like me, you know exactly what you don’t want and when it comes to knowing what you do want it's more like “I’ll know it when I see it”. What’s funny about people like us is that we have very strong feelings about what we like, even though we don’t know exactly what it is. If you are anything like me I would strongly recommend that you work with Shawn. From beginning to end, Shawn was excellent to work with, listening to my thoughts and transforming them using his talents into a workable solution for my backyard. The end result, remarkably… was exactly what I wanted. Shawn was accessible, knowledgeable, and professional at all times, and worked within my schedule which in itself is remarkable. In my opinion undergoing this type of process at the beginning is invaluable, a small investment to ensure that the big investment to come results in exactly what you want and expect."

- Helen Florentis


"Shawn was very professional and accommodating with regards to the design and layout of the landscaping project. He listened to what we wanted for the property from the stonework and outbuildings to advice for plants throughout our gardens. He was prompt, courteous and very gracious with his design plan. He gave us extensive drawings, from 3D to 2D drawings with the suggested plants and layouts that allowed us to grasp the conceptual direction that he was proposing and which was easily used by our landscaper (Acer Land Developments). This facilitated our comfort with the design as well as the future layout of all the landscaping. It has been a pleasure working with him and I have advised all those looking for a landscape designer to look him up."

- Dr. Jason Ashley

Draftroots Design: Landscape Design in Sudbury Ontario

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