About Us – Who we are and what we do

About Us – Who we are and what we do

Vancouver Island’s number one creative option

Creative By Design has strong roots and a passion for working outdoors. With one of our modern front yard plans your home will give you a beautiful garden for years.

Once you use our company, you won’t want anyone else…

Outdoor home improvements are an easy way to increase the value of your property. Serene vistas and vibrant grounds compliment any home or business. When it comes time to choose someone, choose one with an excellent track record. We have been making beautiful homes and our team are celebrated for their creative minds, custom outdoor installations, and fair prices. We believe that every home is different. We look forward to creating a beautiful and functional outdoor space especially for you and offer a variety of services, through out Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Duncan, Mill Bay, Shawnigan Lake and Vancouver Island.

Our Guarantee

We guarantee the quality of our work and know that you’ll be thrilled with the results. Our entire company is committed to customer care. and strive to exceed your expectations with every interaction.

What does this include?

Outdoor Design

We take your ideas and put them into a working drawing. Our commitment to you is to make you the envy of the neighborhood. we want you to have a yard that stands out as well as stands the test of time.

Custom Options

We thrive on being as unique and original as possible, whilst also keeping in mind the functionality of your garden. With knowledge of maintenance, we are able to see what will be best for you after we have finished building your beautiful creation. We have a long history in this business, and thrive on giving you the best results


We pride ourselves on working with homeowners and their budgets all over the island. We have also been told by many of them, that our prices are reasonable and often cheaper than other companies, whilst also having more original creative styles and results.

Whatever your desires, we can come up with a solution

A lot of people struggle to find a professional installer who gets their vision and can deliver exceptional results at a great value. Our company offers a full range of options—from custom outdoor installations to maintenance solutions—that are safe for kids, pets, and the planet. Beautiful and functional outdoor spaces can help you to relax and enjoy the view whether you’re inside or outside.

There are so many elements that make our homes unique, and while the interior is very important, we must not ignore our gardens. For some, a green and lush grass is the epitome of an beautiful and functional outdoor space, but for others they prefer patio’s and pathways.



For both residential and commercial customers. We will work with you to create the custom outdoor installations for your property and install it quickly and efficiently.


We like to make sure the exterior face you present to the world looks great day after day, all year round.

Planting concepts: 

The most beautiful elements of a perfect garden often come in the form of flowers and plants. We have access to several local nurseries, that have wide selection of flora with healthy roots and are disease-free. With our knowledge on how to install it, we are able to make your home come alive.

Tree Planting and Removal: 

Do you have a tree in your front or backyard is not only unattractive, but also potentially dangerous. Maybe the tree roots affecting your foundation. We have the means to get rid of trees with minimal effect on the rest of your property. We can also add new trees to beautify your environment. We are happy to organize services like stump grinding and perform tree or hedge trimming.

Lighting, Irrigation, Snow Removal and More: 

If there’s a service you need, just call us up and ask — we can almost certainly accommodate you.


Commercial/Residential Construction

Yard Maintenance

Planting plans


Irrigation Sprinklers

2D or 3D drawings and renders

Hedges & Screens

Tree planting

Removal of Stumps, trees & roots

Beautiful and functional outdoor spaces

Snow Removal

Paths and walkways

Retaining walls

Pergolas and Arbors

Driveways and seating areas

Plants and flower beds


Local Fencing

“I can’t say enough positive things about “Creative by Design”. The result was custom and artistic. Quotes were fair and stuck to. As well as a hard worker and reliable, his communication skills were excellent so you knew exactly what was happening. The project involved removing a few trees, stumps and roots, adding beds, brickwork along with plants and shrubs. Halfway through the project I had hired him to do the irrigation around my home as well. No problem!
I would and have already recommended this company to anyone.
Thanks Phil for a job well done.”

B. Brown

We hired these guys to redevelop our backyard in late Spring of 2017. We needed to fix drainage issues, tear out a rotting patio and manage multiple levels of a very sloped yard. When we met Phil for the initial consultation we were impressed with his attention to detail and quality and how much he cared about doing a quality job that looks great. It was clear he took a lot of pride in his work. Phil took our vision and made it into reality including stonework, curved planting beds, space for a vegetable garden, irrigation and lighting. He guided us toward practical decisions and was always transparent about cost. It was easy to work with Phil throughout the project – he was very respectful of our yard and space, communicated openly and was patient with our many questions. The finished results are excellent and looks outstanding around our home. I am in awe of the attention to detail that they gave our project. I would hire them again in an instant and will recommend them to anyone who asks.

K. Noriega