Dear Vince,

There was a miracle in Level Cross, NC last week! In my 35 years of involvement in the green Industry, I have never witnessed an event impressive or as admirable as the waterfall construction at Victory Junction Gang Camp. In four days a spectacular waterfall that looks like it’s been there for a thousand years, sprang out of a plain grassy slope and will now fascinate countless numbers of children for many years to come. If it wasn’t for you, that waterfall would not be complete today nor would it look as spectacular as it does. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, on the behalf of STI, and especially on behalf of everyone involved with the Victory Junction Gang Camp.

Smith Turf and Irrigation  Charlotte NC

Dear Vince,

Congratulations again on winning “Best of Show” at this years Southern Ideal Home Show. The workmanship put into your space was obvious, and the result outstanding.

I would like to invite you to expand your presence by giving your company one of the feature gardens at next years show. As the show gets closer, I’ll touch base to find your interest and explain what is involved.

Thanks again for being part of the show. Enclosed are a few photographs I took of your exhibit. We look forward to working with you again next year.


David Zimmerman, President

“We have used Creative Garden Spaces for several projects at our new home, including a water feature, stone walkways, outdoor lighting, and appropriate landscaping. They are very professional in their handling of our projects and we enjoy working with them. We are always impressed with their willingness to listen to our ideas and budget, then use their creativity to design and create a beautiful solution to fit our needs.

We recommend Creative Garden Spaces to any new or current homeowner who wants a finished result that not only compliments the environment of their home, but also stands out to those who visit it!”

— Charlie and Terri Chappell, Summerfield, NC

“The pond installed by Creative Garden Spaces remains the best feature of our garden and the friendship we built with you is the greatest legacy of the entire process!”

Dale McElhaney

“When people come to visit for the first time the thing they notice is our water feature. As they approach our home they are captivated by the stream and pools that wrap around the entire front contour of our house. Invariably people say, ‘is that real?’ It is so beautiful in its setting that it’s hard to believe that it’s not naturally occurring.

Working with Vince was a pleasure. He’s an artist, an engineer, and a problem solver and he stays until all the details are completed. Today, ten years later, Paula and I remain close friends with Vince and I’m quite certain that it will be one of those lasting friendships. I can’t say enough good things about him and if we ever build another water feature I can’t imagine having anyone but Vince to design and construct it.”

Ted and Paula Fishman

“Thanks for your enthusiasm; your efforts will be appreciated for years to come. I feel lucky to have you working on my job.”

-- Michael Bissell

Dear Vince,

I’m writing to thank you for the excellent work you and your team did in the design and installation of our water feature. As you know, when we decided to install a water garden, we began interviewing several local landscaping companies. We met with representatives from several companies, talked to clients and actually went to see some of the water features. Many of them looked nice, but appeared unnatural because the ponds were too symmetric and the stones and rocks were all of similar size. When I spoke to the customers of Creative Garden Spaces, I recognized a clear difference. All the customers I spoke to were overwhelmingly pleased with natural appearance of their gardens and found them to be very low maintenance. We decided to use your company.

The day you said you were “bringing in the boulders” was an accurate statement! I could tell right away that my pond would be natural and beautiful. During the installation, while we were vacationing out of the country, we appreciated that you photographed the job and e-mailed us the pictures to us to keep us informed of the progress. You were always available to discuss changes to the plan and answer our questions. We also found your team to be knowledgeable and polite with attention to detail. You stayed within the price range you quoted even though the project took more rocks than what was originally estimated. We’ve received so many compliments on our water garden and everyone comments on how natural it looks…and the sound is spectacular!

Thanks again for your creativity in the design and installation of our water garden. We look forward to enjoying it for years to come.


Medge D. Owen, M.D. Winston-Salem, North Carolina

“We always give you a glowing recommendation when people call about your work.” - Dale and Jean McElhaney