About Us


Landscape Design | Build | Maintain

Serving Orange County since 1990.

paradise, n. a place of ideal beauty, peace, delight, bliss

Paradise Designs is a full-service Landscape Design, Construction and Maintenance Company.

Long time employees Don Kansteiner, Jeff Leonard and Nikki Thurman have assumed leadership of the company originally inspired by the beauty of the natural surroundings in the local communities of San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano and Dana Point.

Jeff, Nikki and Don

Paradise Designs Leadership Team

Founded in a Dana Point garage by brothers Tom and Jeff Garton, Paradise Designs centered family life and building beautiful landscapes where their clients could make shared memories with their own families and friends.

Since those humble beginnings, Paradise Designs has built a team of creative landscape designers, experienced supervisors, project coordinators, detail-oriented crews and courteous customer service personnel.

“Our goal is to simplify the process for our clients with our Design-Build approach. By having the capabilities to communicate directly with our in-house crews, we provide a seamless and effective process by which we achieve customer satisfaction.”

We listen, DESIGN, bid, communicate, BUILD, adhere to budgets, show up on time, finish on time, have conversations, answer phones, take messages, return phone calls, coordinate, stand behind our work, count on your satisfaction and offer MAINTENANCE services to sustain the look and life of your landscapes.

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We pride ourselves in listening to our clients and developing quality relationships, built on trust and personalized service.



Don Kansteiner


Jeff Leonard


Nikki Thurman



Paradise Designs Inc is a landscape design company

founded in San Clemente, California.


Our professionally detailed plans translate the concept of your project into hardline reality incorporating all the elements of your project.


From design inception to project completion, we take a proactive approach in the day to day progress of your project.


We offer complete quality maintenance (total landscape management) services to residential home, large estates, and commercial properties.

Have an idea? We’re here to help you realize your paradise.