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-   ABOUT US  -

Nishimori Landscape and Design, Inc. is a full service landscape contracting firm established in Santa Maria in 1994.  We provide landscape design, installation and maintenance services.


Our specialty is landscape design for residential properties, which takes a landscape from concept to completion.  This may entail planting and irrigation, grading and drainage, erosion control, segmental retaining walls and interlocking pavers, and wood arbors and trellises. The goal is to integrate all of the landscape elements desired by our clients into a beautiful environment that they can enjoy for years.  We provide design and installation services from San Luis Obispo to Santa Ynez.


Upon completion of a new landscape, often times our clients will want us to perform regular maintenance of their yard.  We currently provide full landscape maintenance services to more than 250 residential and commercial properties in the Santa Maria Valley.

-   OUR TEAM  -

Jim Nishimori

Jim is founder and owner of Nishimori Landscape and Design, Inc. Landscape planting and irrigation plans are designed by Jim. Jim supervises the landscape construction division of the business, including direct contact with the project owner(s) and site visits to oversee installation of the design and construction. Jim graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a degree in Landscape Architecture in 1990. He has been a licensed Landscape Contractor (C-27 #610659) since 1991.

Frank Sousa

Frank supervises the landscape maintenance division of Nishimori Landscape & Design, Inc. Frank has been with the firm since 2000. He has been a licensed pest control applicator (Maintenance Gardener #03980) since 1996. He has direct contact with property owners and managers.

Jill Sims

Jill is a partner and Director of Operations for Nishimori Landscape and Design, Inc. Jill has a degree in finance from the University of Southern California (1983). Along with Jim Nishimori, Jill is responsible for landscape construction estimating. Jill has been with Nishimori Landscape & Design, Inc. since 1994.

Jim Branch

Jim is responsible for preparation of CAD landscape drawings for Nishimori Landscape & Design, Inc. He is responsible for taking site measurements and photos, and preparing base plans and other detailed drawings. Jim studied architecture at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and has been with Nishimori Landscape & Design, Inc. since 1998.

Joel Perez, Pascual Chavez, and Jose Ramirez

Joel, Pascual, and Jose are our landscape construction foremen. They are experienced in all phases of landscape construction. All three have been with the Company for more than 15 years.

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Affiliations & Accredidations

  • State of California C-27 Landscape Contractor’s License

  • State of California, Dept. of Pesticide, qualified Applications License

  • Member of California Landscape Contractor’s Association

  • Member of Santa Maria Valley Contractor’s Association

  • Member of Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce

Best of Santa Maria Award

  • 2007 Winner

  • 2008 Winner

  • 2009 Winner

  • 2010 Winner

  • 2011 Winner

  • 2012 Winner

  • 2013 Winner

  • 2014 Winner

  • 2015 Winner

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