Sterling Design & Landscape Resources
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Sterling Design & Landscape Resources has received 5 out of 5 stars (A-rating) based on 68 customer surveys conducted by Best Pick Reports.
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"Sterling Design works with you to discover the best plants to fit your lifestyle and architectural style. With high-quality service where communication and personal attentiveness is of the utmost importance, we can help you shape your corner of the world with creative ideas for an outdoor living experience you will enjoy for years to come."

Frank Mahy | Owner
Company Information
Services Offered
Sterling Design offers residential landscape design and consultation services. These services include sprinkler installation and repair, drainage solutions, outdoor lighting, hardscape design, walkways, patios, shade structures, organic gardening, and water features. The company also offers seasonal services such as maintenance, pruning, amending soils, mulching, and color-plant changeout.
After the planting date, shrubs are warrantied for six months and trees for one year.
Company History
Sterling Design was founded in 2006 by Texas Master Certified Nurseryman Frank Mahy, who has nearly 40 years of industry experience.
Sterling Design has been a member of the Texas Nursery & Landscape Association since 2007.
Areas Served
Cypress, Katy, Bellaire, Houston, Missouri City, Richmond, Stafford, Sugar Land

“I've worked with previous contractors that don't communicate things, basic things like when they're going to show up, what they're going to do. I just found Sterling's communication level to be fantastic. There was a good understanding of the scope of work. We knew when they were going to be there. They did what they said they were going to do. It was just really great. They stand by their products. They've checked on us a couple of times post-work to make sure that we're happy and things are going OK. I'll give them an A+, for sure. Everything's good.”

“They ripped out all of our existing landscape, replaced it, and changed the size of some of the beds. They were open to our ideas, he had plenty of his own ideas, and he was easy to work with, friendly, and helpful. They were great. All the people he had come in and work for us were really, really nice and very helpful. They're A+.”

“They were just very honest and did a great job. I'd rate the experience A+.”

“They put in some azaleas across the front and did some work in the pool house. They were reliable. I would hire them again. I would probably give them the best grade—A+. I had no problems with them. They cleaned up everything, took everything away, didn't leave a mess. They were here when they should've been here. I would recommend them, and I would hire them again.”

“They did everything. They came in on budget. The subcontractors were great that they used. I'd give them an A overall.”


“Easy to work with, professional, and they address any concerns that we had. With service companies, sometimes you don't get really great service, but we got good service from them, really great service. They get an A. I'd recommend them.”

“They did all kinds of replacements, refurbishing, and just general maintenance. They're responsive to needs and offer a good product. They're certainly open to discussion of any issues, whatever. They're an A.”

“They redid my flower beds in the front. They listened to my needs and my suggestions on color and were pretty good about working in my time frame as well. Polite, courteous, and friendly. I'd give them an A.”

“It was always positive with them. They just do good work, all the way around. They get an A. I would definitely recommend them.”

“They did landscaping for me. They were accommodating. They kept their word and the crew that was sent to do the work was very cooperative. I'd give them an A.”

“I had no complaints with them, and I sure would recommend them.”

“Sterling Design is an excellent company. We have a yard with koi ponds and swimming pools, and we want all the plants to add to the beauty of the backyard. They've done an amazing job. I would grade them as an A+.”

“We had an excellent experience with Sterling Design, and we were absolutely delighted. The yard is just beautiful; we are thoroughly enjoying everything that was done. I have already recommended them, and I would give them an A+.”

“I've used them for five years. Their work is very high quality, and they're very responsive. They've done design services and implementation. They take the time to make sure you understand what you're getting. I'd give them an A rating.”

“Their design was great, and they were very personable. They did a good job all the way around. It was a good experience.”

“They are excellent. I liked his professionalism and his ideas. He certainly knew the neighborhood and the plants well. I would rate them as an A. He only did a drawing; he didn't install anything.”

“I liked that they were able to work with me as a remote homeowner and that they sent very qualified people. They did a very good job. They earned an A+.”

“Frank has come out a couple of times in a couple of years. They offer very complete service. I would grade them as an A+.”

“They always get here when they are supposed to, and everything is fine. In fact, I'm waiting on them to come in another week or two to work on some things. I would rate them as an A+. They've always done great work for me and got here when they were supposed to.”

“Organized is probably what I would say, and they were timely—A+.”

“I would rate them as an A.”

“I got a plan for my yard, and they helped me get most of it done at the time. I can get the rest done in the future. I would give them an A grade.”

“They did what they said they would do. I would give them an A.”

“I have nothing negative to say whatsoever; it was well executed. I would grade them as an A.”

“They took the time to sit down, really listen to our needs and what we are looking for, and translate those into a plan. They came out to do a landscape design and then an install. I would give them an A.”

“They did a good job. They were pleasant, the workmen came when they were supposed to, and they completed the job. They just did one landscaping job. I will grade them as an A.”

“They were very thorough, and the designer did a very good job giving it a great deal of thought for location, what plants were getting what sun, and what goes where—just very well thought out. It was just this one project, but they did come back and do the maintenance. I would give Sterling Design an A.”

“They were very professional, they were proficient, and they finished the job when they said they would—and I'm a very harsh judge. It was a rather small area, but they did follow up, and when I had some concerns later, I called them, and they came back and investigated. They eliminated the problem, which was not attributed to them; it was my fault. They said they would replace the plant—no problem. And I said, 'No, you will not. It's not your responsibility.' I would give them an A grade.”

“I liked their professional service, their planting, and the way they completed the work on time. They've done a couple of projects. I would give them an A.”

“Sterling Design is very efficient, and they tried to please me in every way. They did a very good job, and they had good plants. I've had them for several years now, and I enjoy them very much. I would grade them as an A; I was very pleased. I would recommend them.”

“They did a good job and went over everything. We got everything that we wanted.”

“After they planted something, I didn't like the way they did it, and they pulled it up immediately and fixed it. I said, 'Oh no, they're not even,' and they said, 'No problem,' and they fixed it. I would rate them as an A.”

“We are very happy with them and the way they do everything; I like that. I would give Sterling Design an A. Everything I tell Frank to do he does promptly and efficiently.”

“Everything was fine; all they did was install grass.”

“They gave us everything we asked for. They did landscaping for the whole backyard. I'd say they're an A.”

“They've done a good job for us. No complaints at all.”

“They were very responsive, and he listened to what I wanted. They deserve an A.”

“I felt like Susan took a lot of time to understand what I wanted the result to be. She selected the material very carefully, and I was very happy with it. I would rate it as an A. We had some negotiation there for punctuality, but it wasn't her fault; the weather was just not that great. I'm very likely to recommend them.”

“I liked all the plants that Sterling Design picked out. I let her do it all, and she made good selections with lots of color that are still lasting. It was just that one project. I would give them an A-.”

“They did some work for me, but it's been a while. I'd grade them as an A-; they were good.”

“I've been using Sterling Design for years. Frank does the design for us and recommends the planting for summer and fall. They do what they say.”

“It just went fine. It was just putting fertilizer in on the lawn. I would recommend them.”

“They were very good—excellent. They were very efficient and very thorough, and everything was done on time and according to agreements. I would grade them as an A. I would highly recommend them.”

“They did a great job. They did our backyard and front yard. I really like the way the landscape architect came out and spent about an hour looking at our property each time and then came up with a suggestion after talking with us about what we wanted. We had to tweak the backyard a couple of times, but he was more than willing to do that. The crew that he had coming in was just fabulous. They were good, they cleaned things up, and it was very nice. We got so many compliments on our landscaping by the people in the neighborhood. In fact, I think it's one of the prettiest lots in our subdivision. I would give Sterling Design an A+.”

“They were reliable and did beautiful work. They were honest and followed through with what we talked about. I would rate them as an A+.”

“The guy who owns it, Frank, is very nice guy. I liked them a lot. They did a wonderful job. I would give them an A+ grade.”

“They're excellent designers, and they have great ideas. They were very easy to work with. I liked what they did very much. They did landscaping. I'd give them an A+. I' recommend them.”

“Sterling Design was A+. They did a real good job, and the look of it is nice.”

“They paid attention to detail, got the job done on time, and were willing to work with me on changes. They were, overall, pleasant to work with. I would give Sterling Design an A+. They were always there when I needed them.”

“Sterling Design was thorough and did what I wanted. I would give them an A+.”

“They did some work for us a few years back, and they did a good job. Overall, they did lots of new plants and landscape. I would grade them as an A.”

“Sterling Design listened to what I was interested in. They were fast, and they cleaned up after themselves. I would rate them as an A.”