The Design | Build process with Stephens Landscaping Professionals (SLP) is the ideal way for you to work with a single entity to deliver your project from planning to completion.  SLP is a local, reputable landscape contractor with knowledge of the Lakes Region, including Lake Winnipesaukee and the Squam Lakes.

Benefits of the SLP Design | Build Process

  • Includes in-house Landscape Architect and design team.
  • Permitting and design by in-house SLP staff.
  • Smooth transition from the design to construction phase with a dedicated Project Manager.
  • Easy communication between all project participants.
  • A single source for quality, cost and schedule management.
  • Our own local Garden Center to source plants for your project.
  • Clear and obvious accountability.

Learn more about our process below

Our Process


For new clients, the process begins with a conversation with our Landscape Architect and design team. The purpose of this initial meeting is to establish a relationship, determine the scope of the project, elaborate on our process, and share design ideas back and forth.

Collaborate & Design

Depending on the scope of the project, we tailor our design process to fit your needs and desires, as well as the functional requirements of the property. We may recommend a master plan or a spatial design catered to a specific area or project type. The initial design presentation provides a path forward into the permitting and construction processes.


Most waterfront projects require a permit with the N.H. Department of Environmental Services. Our designs take this into account and consider both state and local regulations to ensure a seamless approval process.


Your Project Manager will work closely with Production Supervisors and Crew Foreman to make sure your design is executed. Our skilled masons, irrigation technicians, and softscape crews will bring your landscape to life. Your Project Manager will keep you updated throughout the project with consistent, timely, and informative communication.


Upon completion of your landscape project you will be introduced to your Account Manager. Your Account Manager will become your point of contact with SLP and will work closely with you and our maintenance crews to make sure that your property is properly maintained.

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62 Moultonborough Neck Road
Moultonborough, NH 03254
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63 Whittier Highway
Moultonborough, NH 03254