New Advertiser Rodda And Sons Creates Beautiful Outdoor Living Spaces
Can you imagine having a job where you work with plants? Where you view a yard as a useable space to create something beautiful, functional and livable?Â Â New B-Town Blog Advertiser Rodda and Sons Landscapes has done just that for thousands of yards around the Seattle area.
Owned by Barry and Jan Rodda, Rodda and Sons Landscapes, Inc. is a second generation, family-owned, design/build construction company, landscaping in the King County area since 1937. Barry’s dad,Â Stewart Rodda,Â theÂ company founder, even did the initial landscaping at the Frederick and Nelson in Bellevue back in the 50s.
Since its inception, Rodda and Sons has specialized as a landscape contractor in the design and installation of residential and small commercial landscapes, both for new construction and the renovation of existing landscapes and gardens.
Barry tells BTB, “Our designers enjoy creating beautiful outdoor living spaces and gardens that reflect your lifestyle, from formal to informal and low maintenance to active gardening. They are also knowledgeable in designing native and drought tolerant landscapes with habitat to encourage birds, butterflies, bees, and other small wildlife.”
Barry and JanÂ agree that their designer, Janell Frazier-Day, with severalÂ years of garden design experience,Â is anÂ “excellent, excellent designer.”
Rodda’s landscape foremen are experienced in installing all phases ofÂ a landscape project and many jobs involve a single element of the landscape, e.g. a patio, a retaining wall, or a sprinkler system. Sprinkler systems in Seattle, Barry? “You know we have two months of drought in the Seattle area every summer,” said Barry. We’ll take that as a ‘Yes’ on the sprinklers!
RoddaÂ and Sons’Â three designers have a total of 65 years’ experienceÂ and three foremen have a combined total of 55 years’ experience. These people love the landscape business, and they’re good at it too!
As for Barry and Jan Rodda? Well, Barry grew up in the business. Jan tells BTB that on road tripsÂ as a kid, Barry and his family played “Name that Plant” instead of theÂ “License Plate Game” that those of us of a certain age will remember. BarryÂ went off to WSU to get a degree in Bio-Chemistry, volunteered for Vietnam, and married his college sweetheart, Jan, before he left. She went on to teach second grade in theÂ HighlineÂ area.
Timing being everything, Barry’s dad retired andÂ became a design consultant for the firm.Â Barry took his Bio-Chemistry degree and joined his brother, Foster,Â in the familyÂ landscape design and contracting business. That was 1973. Jan joined them as the bookkeeper shortly thereafter. They had always run the business from their home, but a buy-out for the third runway allowed them to move to a new home in the Normandy Park/Burien area and move theirÂ landscape contracting business to a commercial site right where SeaTac, Burien and Des Moines converge. Barry and Jan are assisted in the business by their nine-year old Golden Retriever, Savanna, who comes to work with Barry every day.
We need to warn you though â€“ Rodda and Sons is not the type of landscape business that stuffs fliers in your mailbox to mow the grass, trim trees or move plants around. They are a full-service landscape contractor whose projects include:
- Grading, drainage, and soil preparation
- DesignÂ and consulting
- Lawns and plantings
- Sprinkler systems
- Retaining walls
- Patios and walkways
- Decks, railings, and stairs
- Fences and screens
- Customized arbors
- Water falls, ponds, and fountains
Barry tells BTBÂ that a well-designed outdoor living space can add 10-15% to the value of a home. If you’re in the market for a new,Â well-designed outdoor living space, or if you need a new deck or patio, why not give Rodda and Sons a call at 206-242-6063. And please check out their website (www.RoddaAndSons.com) for samples of their very excellent work.
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