The Design & Build process with Stephens Landscaping Professionals is the ideal way for you to work with a single entity to deliver your project from the planning phase 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 owner John Stephens and other important team members.
  • Permitting and design by in-house SLP staff which eliminates unnecessary, expensive construction drawing and redesigns.
  • Smoother transition from the design to construction phase.
  • Easier 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 a new client, the process begins with a conversation with members of our design team. The purpose of this initial meeting is to establish a relationship, share ideas and determine if we are the best company to meet your needs.

Collaborate & Design

Once your vision for your property is understood by our design team and expectations are set, you and the team will begin working through the process of generating a design for your landscape. This is a collaborative process between you and SLP and usually requires several revisions. Once you have determined a design that works best for you and your property, you will have a tangible, printed design from which your project can be permitted if necessary.


Most waterfront projects require a permit with the N.H. Department of Environmental Services.  Using your design, our permitting specialist will make sure that your project design is compliant with both local and state regulations.


Your project manager will work closely with production supervisors and crew foreman to make sure your vision and your design are executed through the installation. 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 emails, phone calls and video messages.


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