Client Experiences

Carol S.            Solera Diamond Valley                      4/22/16

“Kris creates extraordinary landscapes. Using his considerable knowledge and expertise, his designs fully take into account the climate, the site and architecture of the home. Yes, he is attentive, reliable and trustworthy. Yes, he is informative, reasonable and supportive. And just when you think he can’t outdo himself he does. Yet, it is the fact that his exceptional work throughout my community has made it a far lovelier and beautiful place to live that alone would make me recommend him. But, really, it is just that when I step out my door his work takes my breathe away!”


Shirley Ferruzzi  –    Solera Diamod Valley -Hemet                                       Feruzzi in front

“I bought a brand new house in Hemet with a minimum front yard landscaping and an empty back yard. I have always wanted a ZEN garden. Kris drew up a plan that suits all my needs. The front yard ended up with an amazing STILL RIVER rock garden with lovely plants, shrubs
and ornamental flowers. The arizona rocks made a nice bed and special effects of the lighting
is awesome.

The backyard is simply gorgeous. The plants ,flowers,trees and shrubs are all strategically
planted to flow along the ZEN garden. The most awesome feature and highlight of the back yard is the waterfalls. The sound of the  water is very calming and peaceful. The mighty rocks
flow  naturally along the falls. The pergola makes a perfect shade on a sunny day….
My neighbors are fascinated with the beauty and elegance of this project.

Kris is a licensed contractor and very professional . He is easy to deal with, listens and suggests on how to create a perfect yard. He designs to fit your budget and is hassle free.He is a real expert in his field,very detailed  and adjusts to your satisfaction.

His staff is punctual and hardworking and made sure they clean up at the end of the day.
I highly recommend Van’s Landscaping. Overall rating 5 stars….

I can sit here most of the day and be PEACEFUL and HAPPY…… Thanks KRIS. Good job…”



3/27/2015          Jerry M. – Solera Diamond Valley- Hemet

Having recently purchased a new home in Southwest Hemet, I wanted a rear yard that was low maintenance, drought tolerant and ascetically pleasing. Kris came to our home, listened to our needs and concerns, and then came up with a detailed design that addressed 100% of our needs at an affordable price. The end product was completed in a reasonable amount of time and is both beautiful and functional. I couldn’t be more pleased.

Hi Kris,

Just wanted to express our happiness with the project. It is everything that we hoped it would be.
I also wanted to take some time to share with you something you probably already know. I’m the type of person that likes to learn by observing and in watching your crew going about their tasks one thing stood out. In every situation where many people would say “good enough”, your crew continued to work the task until it was “right”. They did this without being asked or directed to do so and were clearly working to their own personal standard. This is so refreshing in this day and age and I’d like to express my thanks to all of the guys for everything that they did!
Bill and Barbara Shoop
5037 Paseo Famosa
Hemet Ca   11/6/2014


Van’s came highly recommended to us from friends in our development.
After viewing a number of their previous jobs, we knew we had picked the right landscape contractor!!
Kris listened to our ideas and drew a plan for our backyard. He took our input and combined it 
with his expertise to make us feel totally comfortable with our decision!
He started and finished the job meeting each deadline. They completed each portion of work, including
grading, drains, concrete, plants and irrigation with extreme precision. 
The crew made sure everything was cleaned up and working properly when they left. 
We were so impressed with the work Van’s did that approximately 6 months later we decided to have them
re-do our front yard with a “Mediterranean” theme.
Again, Kris came up with the PERFECT design which we admire every time we pull up to our house.

               Thanks again, Kris and crew!!! 
We have recommended Kris over and over again with total confidence.

Call Van's today.....Chuck and Laurie Williams
                      1607 Via Rojas
                      Hemet Ca. 9/10/2014


We would like to thank you and your crew for the outstanding landscaping job you did on our front and back yards.We were very surprised at how you were able to take our ideas and transform them into a very unique and different design concept specifically for our lot and elevation. The outstanding work crews were here everyday before start time, worked non stop with the exception of lunch, cleaned up at the end of the day, stored all tools neatly and out of the way, were courteous and answered any questions. The courtyard in the front yard has been a real traffic stopper with neighbors and visitors stopping to ask who did the beautiful and unique landscaping. Many neighbors have asked to see the backyard after seeing how beautiful the front turned out and they have been so impressed with how a small backyard can accommodate a nice size patio, lush planting beds, and even a lawn area for our small dog.

Thank you again Van’s and we look forward to using your services for any future landscaping needs we might have.

The Jim & Melody Miner Family 6/20/14 on Via Rojas Solera Diamond Valley Hemet

To: Vans Landscape Construction

Denise and I wanted to express our sincere gratitude for the fantastic landscape work that Vans Landscape Construction did in our backyard. If there were Six stars to give (on a scale of one to five) that’s how we would rate the design and quality of work that was performed. We originally handed Kris a design picture that a friend of ours gave us and expressed to him our desire to have our backyard look somewhat like the picture. Kris came back with a design that full-filled our expectation and beyond. During the design process, Kris even took the time to show us around the neighborhood where he had completed some other projects. This gave us the confidence to move ahead with Vans Landscape Construction. At the risk of sounding redundant, the completed project went well beyond our imagination. Cost and project timing also met expectation.            
To Kris, Denise and the crew, thank you again for a fantastic job.

Bill and Denise Norton
Solera Diamond Valley – Del Webb
February 2014 


Dr. Matt Zerebeny  7/11/13
Kris and Denise, who own Vans, are awesome!!! They are the standard when it comes to landscape construction and design. They are family owned business and treat you like their own family. Kris has fantastic ideas from his 35+ his years doing landscape design and construction,and that kind of expertise is priceless. Their prices are GREAT and their quality is SECOND TO NONE!  If you want the best of the best You Need to Have Vans as Your Landscaping Experts! We love the stamped colored concrete, pool deck,huge palm trees and other wonderful elements he did for us.
Their work is like something you’d see in La Jolla or Palm Dessert!Call them today you will be glad you did…..just like us!

It is with great pleasure that we recommend Van’s Landscape construction.Kris Vanderschuit, owner of Van’s did a beautiful job of landscaping our front and back yard. His many years of experience in the industry were just one of the considerations we used to help us choose his company. Another consideration was Van’s was able to perform all aspects of the project.  We did not have to call other contractors, Kris handles everything! From rain gutters to Concrete and design, Kris was able to do all phases of our project. He also was able to show us many of his completed projects and we could clearly see the quality of his workmanship.   He took careful consideration of our design ideas and combined them with his artistic flair and created an amazing outdoor environment, complete with an amazing custom waterfall!   He communicated with us each step of the way and made us very comfortable and confident. He completed the project on time ,even though we added to the scope of the project.  We are VERY satisfied and pleased with the work Van’s did for us and we would be happy to have potential customers come by and see our lovely, quality landscape his company provided.

Dave and Betty Niehbarger

Solera Diamond Valley Hemet Ca. 2/12/12


‘Great job and completed within the time constraints with a week to spare. Bill and I happily recommend Kris and crew to anyone looking for a touch of class. The prices are right. We watched Kris and crew complete our next door neighbor’s yard and were delighted with the results and the care and quality of their work. We got Kris on board and have not had a sorry minute. We recently recommended him to another neighbor and they came on board too. Van’s landscaping work speaks for itself. We are two very satisfied customers!’
-Bill and Joan Nicholson, 4 Seasons, 2007

‘It is with great pleasure that we recommend Van’s Landscape Construction. Kris Vanderschuit, owner of Van’s did a beautiful job of landscaping our backyard. His many years of experience in the landscaping business were just one of the considerations we used in choosing his company. Another consideration was that his company was able to perform all the different phases of the job. He also gave us references of other jobs that he had done in the neighborhood, so we were able to see for ourselves the quality of his work. We are very satisfied and pleased with the work Van’s Landscape Construction did for us and we would be very happy to have potential customer come by and see the quality work that his company provides.’
-Steve & Linda Lambeth, 4 Seasons, 2007

‘Jim & I just wanted you to know how much we appreciate your workers and the terrific job they did on our backyard. It is a real show place and everything we hoped it would be. Not only are they great at their jobs, they never left any trash, everything was cleaned up, walks washed down, fences cleaned and they were polite and determined to do the very best job possible. We will continue to refer your company and the work you do to everyone!’
-Jim & Ruth Mckee, Del Webb Solera, 2006

‘Now that we have had time to live with the landscape that you recently completed for us, we appreciate even more the quality of the work! You have an excellent team, and we enjoyed watching the men do their job. We are very glad that we chose Van’s for our landscaping and will continue to show off your work and recommend you with out hesitation. Thanks again for a great job!!’
-Fred Cartwood, Sun Lakes, 2003

‘We inspected your finished work in the area and we were impressed with the quality of the work. We elected to have you do the design and landscape. Your unit cost was the most competitive in the area. During the construction, your employees were cooperative, neat and professional. You were on the site often and always for the major construction. We were truly satisfied with the finished job. We felt the hardscape and plants were equal in perfection. Comments by our neighbors were positive. Our home will be open for any future clients for their inspection. ‘
-Hoy & Elva Mitchell, Banning, 2002

‘We found Kris and his employees to be courteous, hard working and always on time. We are very satisfied with his work from start to finish. Our job was considered to be extremely large and was started and finished on schedule. We have recommended Kris for many jobs and would not hesitate to hire him again.’
-Jack D. Thomas, Sun Lakes, Banning, 2002

‘We had 3 landscapers come to give us estimates, but when we met Kris it didn’t take long for us to make the decision that he was the one we wanted to use. It just seemed to us that Kris would be very easy to work with and that we would have the finished product that we wanted when he got through. The workers were very nice and also easy to work with. We are very happy with the finished landscaping and are very happy that we made the decision that we did to use Van’s Landscaping. We would recommend them to anyone.’
-Roe and Kolleen Smith, Sun Lakes, Banning, 2001

‘Just have to write you a note to say how pleased I am with your work and selection for our yard. I didn’t even see one rock that looked out of place. You really have the heart and the hand of an artist and don’t ever forget it. Few are thus gifted. As a grandma, my advise would be to stay as honest and as willing as you are to work, and surely you will be rewarded!’
-Marie Ash, Sun Lakes, 1987

‘I want to express my appreciation for your contributions to the landscaping of my home. The design and the quality of the work produced an effect that is pleasing to us and one that has drawn compliments from our neighbors and from people passing by. During this project, I was very aware of your hard work, expertise and conscientiousness–qualities that are too infrequently found today. If you should ever want to use me as a reference, I would be most happy to give you a positive recommendation and to commend your character and the professional quality of your work.’
-Harry E. Caulkins, Hemet, 1984

‘We both thank you for your careful work on the entire job, and for working with us on the cost we could afford, and still producing a beautiful completion of the project. And we appreciated your sincerity in dealing with us; likewise your honesty. We gladly recommend you to anyone needing landscaping done.’
-Mr. & Mrs. John Heim, Hemet, 1983

‘Kris and his crew have just completed our landscaping. We wanted something that would fit in with the neighborhood. Something distinctive, yet simple and easy to maintain and afford. We’re new in the tract and it sure has been nice having strangers introduce themselves and tell us how nice they think our landscaping is! We found Kris and his crew a pleasure to deal with. Kris is imaginative, cooperative and honest. We highly recommend him for any style landscaping you might have in mind.’
-Yours truly Kenneth & Virginia St. Hill, Hemet, 1982

‘We would like to express our appreciation for the fine job in landscaping in Hemet West. We are very pleased with the quality of work and the expeditious manner the work was performed! We would be more than happy to recommend your business to others. Thank you for a job well done!’
-Ted & Claudia Warneche, Hemet, 1981