Bear Creek Landscaping:
Meeting All Your Needs
Bear Creek Landscaping offers a complete range of landscaping services to commercial and residential property owners in the greater Seattle and Bellevue areas. Led by the artistic sensitivities and old-school work ethic of general manager Mike Clifford, who has been in the business for nearly four decades. Our company boasts the wealth of knowledge and experience needed to create what we regard as the secret to the ideal modern landscape: a harmonious union between the natural and built-up components of our surroundings.
Having completed thousands of projects over the years, we’ve seen it all. We’ve created man-made lakes on multi-acre estates, designed landscapes for large ranches and tackled many projects with unique challenges, such as the renovation of an historically valuable property that required 50,000 hand-made bricks. We’ve been a regular exhibitor at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show and our designs have won awards and other accolades, including participation in the Street of Dreams luxury home showcase event. Our work has attracted clients from afar afield as California, Arizona and Mexico.
Despite such accomplishments, we still adhere to the philosophy that no job is too small. As a result, part of our business is straightforward maintenance, driven by a belief that attention to detail is as important to landscaping as great design. And we thrive on small projects, whether it’s revitalizing an overgrown backyard, staging a home for resale or installing single landscape elements such as decks and patios, retaining walls, fountains, driveways, irrigation systems or outdoor kitchens. It all comes down to one motivating factor: a desire to unlock a landscape’s potential.
The foundations of Bear Creek Landscaping were laid back in the 1970s when a young Mike Clifford began earning money mowing lawns and raking leaves as a middle school student living in Seattle’s Green Lake district. A love of nature and the outdoors eventually led him to the study of horticulture and later the pursuit of a degree in architectural design. One of Mike’s early goals was to be able to apply to smaller-scale residential environments the same principles of landscape architecture normally reserved for larger commercial projects like golf courses and shopping malls.
Today a strong work ethic remains one of the fundamental tenets underlying our approach to business. The goal is to work hard and efficiently in order to reduce both a project’s cost and its impact on our client’s lives. Of course, to do this you need to know exactly what you’re doing. In that regard, our real strength is a deep knowledge and experience when it comes to designing and building most projects traditionally associated with external environments.
Founder, Mercer Island Group
Mike and his team have been an extraordinary find for me! Amazing work (beautiful, well designed and constructed, on time) and a great value. Mike is personally involved and ensures that every meets his clients' expectations. He is the best landscaper I have ever worked with - by far. You simply can't go wrong with Mike Clifford and Bear Creek Landscapes.
This is a personal recommendation for Mike Clifford and Bear Creek Landscapes, LLC. If you are looking for expert landscape design by a professional who will listen and incorporate your ideas and at the same time, leverage his in depth experience, Mike is the one. He is very thorough and takes great pride in his work. 100% reliable. You won't be disappointed.
Barry Rose, J.D.
Mike is a pleasure to work with. He is very creative, knowledgeable and dependable. We have a whole new view and attitude toward our home since Mike did such a fabulous job with the landscaping. I personally recommend Mike and would be pleased to answer any questions you may have.
Mike and his team have provided landscaping design and maintenance services for our home since 2001. He possess a great ability to envision how to transform your property and paint the picture for you. He personally manages the projects to insure a high-quality deliverable, and a satisfied customer. I'm very comfortable recommending Mike.