Welcome to Changing Landscapes

Changing Landscapes, Inc. offers a complete cycle of services, from conception and design, working with your landscape architect, or utilizing the skills of our own on-staff designers and consultants.

We begin with the hardscape phase of grading and contouring the soil,
construction of patios, walks and walls, rock gardens and sculptures. We can
set a large variety of stones and boulders, from 1 to 15 tons, creating an
artistic interpretation or a natural look.

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"I know when I work with Paul Hartman and Changing Landscapes on a job site that the end result will be a beautifully detailed and healthy landscape representing a return to the skilled craftsmanship of the past."

John Thomas, Owner
Thomas Construction


“I’ve been using Changing Landscapes since 1997. It is always pleasant and rewarding to work with Paul on our projects. He is knowledgeable of plants and site work and has the ability to contribute good ideas to help improve landscape design. As a contractor, I always look for people who know what they’re doing, can be trusted, respect a budget, are responsive and don’t require a lot of hand-holding. That is why I continue to use Paul. He delivers on his promises, and I would recommend him highly.”

Richard Sands, President
Hammerwell Incorporated


“We’ve had the good fortune to work with Changing Landscapes on several jobs. On each project, their excellent landscape work has greatly enhanced the homes we’ve built. I’m very happy with their artistic hard and softscapes, all delivered on time and within budget. And, they’ve stood behind their work, rapidly responding to our service requests. Changing Landscapes has definitely earned a spot on our list of dependable sub-contractors.”

John Ringoen
Principal, Logan Hill LLC


"I’ve worked with Paul on several projects both large and small over the past 12 years. His work is amazing and his service is exceptional."

Rob Luckett, Owner
Rob Luckett Builders


     Changing Landscapes has done three projects for me during the last seven years. Owner, Paul Hartman, has made a success with each of these jobs because he understands scheduling, timing and most importantly--quality.
     Once the job is started there is no down time until it is completed. The entire crew takes pride and ownership in their work, and it is reflected in the finish product.

Brian Pulte


Dear Paul,
     We want to express our appreciation to you and to congratulate your team on a quick, excellent job with our landscaping changes. Everyone loves the flagstone steps and patio and the stone wall. The Flowers and shrubs look great too.
     When we had a slight miscommunication, you resolved the problem in our favor without complaint or extra charges. Your punctuality and professionalism were a refreshing change from our past experience with others in the home services industry.
     You are welcome to use this letter as a reference for future customers if you would like, as we know they will be as pleased as we are.

Pam and Jim Hill


Dear Paul,
     I just wanted to thank you and compliment you on the absolutely incredible garden, patio, stream and waterfall you created at our home. It is truly a work of art and we enjoy it daily. I have to say that if all the subs on our project were as timely as you the project would have been finished on schedule. Your punctuality was amazing. Finally, I also totally respect and admire your willingness to repair and replace the plants or mechanical issues that occurred during the first year break period. The results once again were spectacular.      Please feel free to use me or Laura for a reference to any party that is unsure of your quality of work or willingness to honor your warranty. Best of luck, I am sure when we are going to finish the front yard, you will be involved.

Budd & Laura Zuckerman

We have enjoyed working with Paul and the Changing Landscape crew on several projects. They installed the landscaping at our new build Observatory Park seven years ago, our town home in Vail and a rental property in Englewood. All have stood the test of time, having matured beautifully and retained structural integrity. Our garden has attracted quite a bit of attention and was recently featured in both a national and local magazine.

Across the board he and crew have been industrious, provided a high level of craftsmanship in hardscaping, lighting and water features. The plantings have stood the test of time, and if there has ever been a problem, Paul and crew have been quick to remedy the situation. He is honest, fair and professional and having just sold our home, we will likely look to Paul again for our next project.

Julie A.

Changing Landscapes did a major landscaping project in my quite challenging, steeply sloped and rocky backyard. I was introduced to them by the landscape architect Tom Altgelt who often does projects with Changing Landscapes. I went for several reference visits where this team had worked together and made a decision to go forward based on the work they did and the experiences of the homeowners to whom I spoke.

The end result was quite amazing overall which included a multi-tier water feature that had a 30ft elevation change. Paul Hartman and his crew were very responsive through the entire process and are still available after a year to help me with questions about my system. I could reach Paul on the phone pretty much any time and he would promptly return my call if I didn't reach him directly. We also emailed regularly on details about the project which suits my working style.

The Changing Landscape crew is especially skilled in stone work. I had many dry-stack, moss-rock walls constructed to for planter beds, waterfalls, and benches. We put in a lot of curved walls capped with flagstone that had to follow the curved contours. The work was quite impressive and blended in with large boulders that were placed all around. Like most projects, things don't go exactly as planned and you learn things as you go and perhaps made some aesthetic adjustments as you see the project on paper materialize. I could work with Paul and his lead crewman Hernan and make adjustments as we went. I was extremely impressed with Hernan from his stone working skills, water feature experience, and knowing how to chain up big boulders in the optimal way.

The entire crew was hardworking and courteous. I felt a bit bad about the hard labor on my project. The crew literally was hanging on ropes at times to jack hammer through sandstone. That didn't seem to curb their enthusiasm for the project and I could tell they were pretty proud of the result.

The job was pretty hairy at times because massive boulders had to be placed. One was 14K labs. The 50 ton crane parked in my driveway had to swing its boom over my house! These guys are definitely professionals. They used the right equipment up to heavy machinery and were skilled in operating them.

The only thing that I think could have been improved was sometimes communication between the landscape architect and the crew. Because I personally get involved in a lot of the details I could get everyone on the same page if I saw anything drifting.

The end result exceeded my expectations I would strongly recommend Changing Landscapes to anyone. I plan to hire them again when I'm ready to transform the front yard.

Rob L.

I hired Changing Landscapes and Paul Hartman to install our Landscaping design by Tom Altget from Boulder. We live in Louisville. I can't say enough great things about Changing Landscapes. They were professional, timely and did a beautiful job on the execution of Tom's vision. The most impressive thing to me was that Paul actually placed each giant rock for our water feature himself driving the backhoe. You know anymore many "owners" come out and sell the job, then their team of guys that might not speak English arrive to do the work. I was thrilled to have Paul on the job and taking pride in seeing that the job was done right! I've also had to call Paul or his brother Dan a couple of times about small things after the fact and they continue to be responsive and service their clients. I love that!

Pamala S.

Changing Landscapes just completed a multi-month, large landscape project for us and I am thrilled with the result. Our project included a driveway, walkways, a stone patio, lawn and multiple garden areas. Changing Landscapes was on budget and on time. The work crew were hardworking craftsmen who worked beautifully and consistently to complete the project on time. They finished the project by cleaning the site and leaving us with a beautiful new yard! They are wonderful to work with and I would, and will, recommend them whole heartedly, without reservation.

Fran M.

Changing Landscapes installed a beautiful pavestone patio complete with new trees, shrubs, flowers and irrigation. All work was completed on-time with the utmost care. Contractor was very easy to work with. We are delighted with the finished design.

Elinor V.