Jared has grown up in the construction industry. He gained much of his knowledge starting at a young age working with his father who is a custom design / build general contractor in the Lake Tahoe area.
While attending college at Cal Poly, Jared worked for various contractors learning all facets of general construction. After earning his bachelor’s degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, he began working for a construction company focused on outdoor living and landscaping. While there he found his passion for working on design build projects focusing on creating spaces that spoke to their natural environments.
Since then Jared has developed Native Landscape Creations. He strives to maintain a company setting where he can be working alongside his crew developing beautiful spaces. This has allowed him to create a company that offers great quality and customer service.
Jason Tufts - Shade Design Studio
Owner Jason Tufts is an alumni of Cal Poly- San Luis Obispo, where he graduated with a Bachelor's of Landscape Architecture in 2007.
He spent the next 3 years on the central coast as a designer for a local design-build company, where he gained knowledge of a wide variety of plants and materials and had close contact with projects from design to completion. There he met Jared where they worked together on many design/ build projects.
Later, he moved to Bend, OR, where he was a designer and estimator for another design-build company. He learned to adapt designs to a different climate and plant pallet, while also aiding in layout and planting of some commercial projects.
In 2011, Jason returned to the central coast of California to work in Atascadero, CA. He offered his skills as a laborer, foreman, estimator, and designer for a local company. He gained experience bidding projects for construction, and learned from a talented and friendly team. Though appreciative of the bidding and construction processes, he felt design was his true passion, and set out on his own.
Jason and Jared now work together on may design build projects throughout the central coast.
Native Landscape Creations Awards:
2015 "Best of North County" Atascadero / Paso Robles Press
2016 "Best of North County" Atascadero / Paso Robles Press
2017 "Best of North County" Atascadero/ Paso Robles Press
2018 "Best of North County" Atascadero/ Paso Robles Press
Featured projects in the Atascadero Mutual Water Company Autumn Fall Garden Tour 2015
1st and 2nd Place in the 17th Annual Water-Conserving Landscape Awards
2015 Water Conservation Awards for the Robins, Cappel and Adams Residences
1st Place in the 16th Annual Water-Conserving Landscape Awards