A family-run brand intent on combining a responsive and knowledgeable staff with the highest quality materials and best craftsmanship. From our family to yours!
Working at Designs By Sundown is a rich experience where I am surrounded by educated and experienced professionals from diverse backgrounds. Our multidisciplinary team is our best resource!Lily Herberger
- Founded 1985
- Projects Located Colorado
- Firm Size We have over 200 professional landscape architects, planners, urban designers, graphic designers, and administrative support staff.
Designs By Sundown has been involved with landscape projects to improve our community dating back to the founding days of the company. The owner, Michael Hommel, believes in giving back to…
35 Designs By Sundown employees, family and friends (plus a few dogs) joined together on October 1st for the Light the Night Walk at Wash Park to raise funds for LLS…
Conserving water through innovative design and water-wise installation is standard on all projects.
Our commitment is show through our use of drought tolerant plants, efficient irrigation components and soil amendment practices that exceed industry guidelines.
We all win by being good stewards of our environment and preserving it for future generations.
Winning over 100 awards has been an honor and a privilege unlike any other.
But the recognition given to the company for their ethical business practices mean the most to us.
The South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce named Designs By Sundown their 2008 Small Business of the Year, a recognition of the company’s perseverance, innovation, and community.
Designs by Sundown also has won the Colorado Ethics in Business Award (CEBA) presented by The University of Denver Daniels College of Business, in conjunction with ColoradoBiz magazine and the Samaritan Institute.
Finally, the company has received the Better Business Bureau Longevity Award, given to a BBB Accredited Business consistently rated as “A+” for 20+ years.
Designs By Sundown has earned 60 Excellence in Landscape awards from the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado (ALCC), more than any other landscape company in the state over the past decade.
The company also has competed against the leading national landscape firms to win 31 Awards of Excellence.
26 Grand Awards including the Judges Award from the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP).
Voted By The People
Parade of Homes winner for four consecutive years, 1998-2001, presented by the Home Builders Association (HBA).
Voted “Best Landscape Design Team” in 2008 by the readers of Colorado Homes & Lifestyles.
Voted “Readers Choice, Best of the Best” in 2002 and 2005 by Colorado Community Newspapers.
Additional Industry Recognition
Winner of two Colorado Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ALSA) awards.
Two CARE (Colorado Award for Remodeling Excellence) awards in 2005 presented by the Home Builders Association.
One of only eight contractors in the nation invited to participate on Rain Bird Corporation’s Select Contractors’ Advisory Board.
As Featured In the Media
Voted “Top of the Rocky” best landscape company in 2006 by the Rocky Mountain News.
Won the popular HGTV reality series, “Landscapers’ Challenge,” beating out two prominent Denver landscape firms; consulted on HGTV programs, “What You Get for the Money” and “How Much is My House Worth?”
Properties featured in local and national magazines such as: Sunset, Housetrends, Better Homes and Gardens, American Nurseryman, Architecture & Design of the West, Builder+Architect, Distinctive Landscape Journal, luxe, and Home By Design.
Craftsmanship: The meaning of life
A burning desire to produce a superior product/service because we see it as a reflection of ourselves.