Dennis Porter
"Tonnesen's pricing structure is systematic and represents good value to our company and clients. We have known and worked with Bill and Luis for 20 plus years and recommend them without reservation.”

DENNIS PORTER

PRESIDENT. PORTER BROTHERS INC.
Andy Byrnes
"Bill Tonnesen and his staff are an invaluable part of our team. Please do not hesitate to call and discuss Tonnesen in greater detail.”

ANDY BYRNES, AIA

PRESIDENT, THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE
John Whiteman
“As a finished architectual project, the Empire remodel has exceeded our expecations. It does not surpirse me that it has won both the Valley Forward Crescordia and Kemper Goodwin AIA award.”

JOHN WHITEMAN

PHILANTHROPY (FORMER CHAIRMAN AND CEO, EMPIRE SOUTHWEST)
Maurice Bosc
"We’ve been working with Bill on one project or another for what I suppose is most of my professional life. He and Pilar are close friends and Maddie and I encourage you to call them if you need a landscape architect or want to play tennis."

MAURICE BOSC
RETIRED PRESIDENT, DESIERTO VERDE

Peter Koliopoulos
"Bill and his team are truly committed to excellent planning and design work. The team takes great pride it getting things done right. We look forward to future collaborations."

PETER KOLIOPOULOS, AIA
PRESIDENT, CIRCLE WEST ARCHITECTS

"They (the cows) are wonderful, a picture of perfection. I am German, very particular (a perfectionist), and always worried. They (Tonnesen) are the only company that always surpasses my expectations.”

KARL KOPP
OWNER, AZ-88, BAR 89, ELSA’S, HANNY’S AND KOPP'S
Eddie Jones
" …we are grateful to reflect on a consultant as simply “really good”. Bill Tonnesen, on the other hand, is the Best! He will take an excellent project and make it better; better with his ideas, better with his relentless energy and better because he honors a commitment. Bill Tonnesen “gets things done”, and I have the utmost respect for his ethics.”

EDWARD M. JONES , RA
PRINCIPAL, JONES STUDIO
Kent and Vicki Logan
"It's amazing how they were able to reproduce the indigenous desert around our home. We’re very pleased with everything. We went with Andy Byrnes’ and Eddie Jones’ recommendation on landscaping and we’re glad we did."

KENT AND VICKI LOGAN

ART COLLECTION AND PHILANTHROPY

Alison King
"Bill's design brought an unprecedented level of peace and order to our backyard. His openness to collaboration and willingness to let us be involved as much as practical was really appreciated."

ALISON KING

FOUNDER, MODERNPHOENIX.NET
Matthew King
"Bill understands our long term values for our property and has addded to our lifestyle in ways we are still discovering. Working with Bill was a totally fun experience."

MATTHEW KING
CO-FOUNDER, MODERNPHOENIX.NET

Bob Wilkinson
"Every now and then I think I see a cloud in the sky that resembles Bill Tonnesen’s face. Then I realize it is Bill Tonnesen wearing a white shirt. I once saw Bill at an art museum. As soon as he walked through the door everyone wept, even the men. After that he made them all mop the floor so no one would slip on their tears and ruin the art even though none if it was as good as his."

BOB WILKINSON
FOUNDER, WORKSITE INCORPORATED
Richard Doria
"I can always count on Bill Tonnesen and his crew to perform above and beyond my expectations.
Frequently the design process doesn't end with the finished plans, much of the resolution and refinement of the design occurs in the field during construction, Bill's crew understands this critical concept and always makes my projects better with their involvement."

RICHARD DORIA, RA

PRINCIPAL, DORIA ARCHITECTURE

Jeffrey Andelora
"Regardless of the budget or scope of the project, Bill will transform the most mundane space into art. His work is commanding, subtle, and beautiful, and I couldn’t be happier with what he has done with our home. Every time I step out in the morning or pull in after a long day, I’m rejuvenated by his vision and craftsmanship.”

JEFFREY T. ANDELORA, PHD
HOMEOWNER
Shari Zimmerman
"Bill Tonnesen’s quality of workmanship, attention to detail, artistic and design sensibilities, and willingness to share ideas – as well as his quirky and fun sense of humor – all make him an invaluable team member who will definitely contribute to an excellent final design product.

SHARI ZIMMERMAN, RLA
PRINCIPAL, GBTWO LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

Glen Washburn
"I have worked with Bill for 20 plus years on both residential and commercial projects. With Bill’s creativity and Luis managing the crews they are an awesome team.”

GLEN WASHBURN
CONSTRUCTION MANAGER, PORTER BROTHERS INC.
Ross Smith
"I wouldn't develop a property without them"

ROSS SMITH

PRESIDENT, ROSS ALAN SMITH PLC

Rab Paquette
"We’re a service centered business. When I call I get action: straight answers on the consulting side and a quick response in the field.”

RAB PAQUETTE
PARTNER, ZONE SERVICES LLC
Amit Upadhye
“Bill has intense creative energy and profound understanding of the Sonoran Desert. He’s a wonderful landscape architect to work with”

AMIT UPADHYE
PRINCIPAL, AU DESIGN STUDIO


DJ Fernandes
"Working with Bill on a multitude of projects has been a pleasure. Our creative collaboration produces amazing results time and time again.”

DJ FERNANDES, AIA
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER,
THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE
Gary MannistoRoss Smith
"Their professionalism, creativity, and capabilities, in my mind, place them
at the pinnacle of all Landscape Design/Build Companies I have encountered."

GARY MANNISTO

PRESIDENT, G.B. MANNISTO INC.

Divan Shongov
"It is always a pleasure working with Bill Tonnesen. His highly artistic and philosophical approach to the design and production of built environment brings a level of sophistication and mystery. The experience through the design
process is similar to the experience of inhabiting the built space – one of continuous discovery.”

IVAN SHONGOV, AIA
PRINCIPAL, ARCHITEKSHON, INC.
Jeremy Smith
"Bill’s great but when I need to get the job done I call Luis.”

(Luis has been with Tonnesen for 20+ years)

JEREMY SMITH

SUPERINTENDENT, THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE
Wesley James
“It’s been a pleasure to work and collaborate with Bill on many projects both large and small. I respect his commitment to the design process and the craftsmanship of the built work. They find solutions despite budget constraints.”

WESLEY JAMES
SUPERINTENDANT, THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE
John and Inette Brown
"Thanks to all the care and attention our house looks fabulous. Your artistry, passion, and understanding combined to produce wonderful results."

JOHN AND INETTE BROWN
REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT

Jim Saunders
"…an attention to detail and an uncompromising standard of excellence. The result is a living environment more than just a plan."

JIM SAUNDERS

PRINCIPAL, TRANSCHEM ENVIRONMENTAL
PRESIDENT, MLJ PROPERTIES

Chad Roethe

"Bill lives an artful, art-filled, and an art-committed life that feels rich, authentic and unique... an amazing friend."

CHAD ROETHE
PRINCIPAL, LIGHTFORM LIGHTING


Robert Orsello
"He brought big picture reality and architectural integration to our Sun Dial™ RE Power Plant project. Bill has moved it from industry to community."

ROBERT ORSELLO

CEO, FLUX ENERGY

Matt Muller

"I think Lipton is probably the biggest home either of us has ever worked on. Bill and his guys are always my first choice for sitework/landscaping."

MATT MULLER
SUPERINTENDENT, THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE

Jim Coffman
“Working with Bill’s team was great. Very creative, very professional and fun to work with.”

JIM COFFMAN, RLA, ASLA

PRINCIPAL, COFFMAN STUDIO
Patrick Mayers
“Often a journey through creative madness but never a doubt it will culminate with an intriguing art-scape.”

PATRICK MAYERS
SUPERINTENDENT, THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE
Patrick and Mickey Rice
"Mickey and I are thrilled with the outcome of the job and have thoroughly enjoyed the process. We appreciate you helping us get far more completed than we thought we could given our stretched budget. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.”

PATRICK AND MICKEY RICE


"I can’t tell you how many of our neighbors have stopped by to compliment us on our new landscape. Your team was the most professional, quality-orientated group who has ever worked on our home. You delivered what you promised. Thank you for turning our yard into the showplace of the neighborhood."

TOM AND MARY WEINMAN
VICE PRESIDENT, BAR-S FOODS

Joe Zazzera
"Bill's mind is suspended in a natural state of creativity."

JOE ZAZZERA, LEED AP, GRP
PRESIDENT/CEO, PLANT SOLUTIONS INC

 


CONSULTANTS

Structural Engineering
Starling Madison Lofquist, Inc
Contact: Ron Starling
www.smleng.com

Lighting
Light Form Lighting
Contact: Chad Rothe
www.lightformlighting.com

Interior Plants
Plant Solutions
Contact: Joe Zazzera
(480) 585-8501
www.plantsolutions.com

Tencil Fabrics
TSM Systems
Contact: Fred Woodward
(602) 944-9504

Civil Engineering
Rosendahl, Millett, and Associates
Contact: Wayne Rosendahl
www.rosendahlaz.com

SUBCONTRACTORS

Architectural Metal
Metal Works
Contact: Doug Vance
(602) 323-0560

Specialty Concrete
CZ Work
Contact: Ron Congdon
(602) 697-9309
www.theconstructionzoneltd.com

Property Management
Zone Services
Contact: Rab Paquette
(602) 695-1761
www.zoneservicesllc.com

Electrical
Saguaro State Electric
Contact: Lou DenDulk
(623) 572-7200

Trucking
WS Trucking
Contact: Bill Bolick
(623) 939-4384

Hydraulic Cranes
Surelift Crane and Rigging
Contact: Elmo Calfa
(480) 833-9925
www.sureliftcrane.com

 

SUPPLIERS

Plant Material

Desierto Verde (wholesale)
Contact: Susan Chase
(480) 423-0202
www.desverde.com

Mountain States (wholesale)
(623) 247-8509
www.mswn.com

Western Tree (wholesale)
www.westerntree.com

Dream with Colors  (wholesale)
(602) 266-1814
www.dreamwithcolors.com


The Plant Stand (wholesale)
www.plantstandaz.com

Mazatzal (wholesale)
(602) 569-6595

Dry Goods

Granite Express
(480) 354-6809
www.graniteexpress.com


A & A Materials
(480) 990-0557
www.aamaterialsinc.com


Rockworks Stone
(602) 569-3000
www.rwstone.com

Horizon
(480) 964-8888
www.horizononline.com 

Sprinkler World
(602) 954-9022
www.sprinklerworld.com


Ewing Irrigation
www.ewing1.com


Reliance Metal
(602)-275-4471

Discount Steel
(602)-268-2715

Industrial Metal
www.industrialmetalsupply.com