About Backyard by design

A passion for excellence

Since it’s inception in 2001, Backyard by Design has valued quality craftsmanship and customer focus. Every step of our unique process involves sharing knowledge and fostering an ongoing relationship.

How we take your backyard to the next level

Customer focus

We walk through every aspect of the design with you so you fully understand the value and options available.

Award-winning design

Custom drafted to fit the needs and dreams of your family, landscape, and lifestyle.

Experienced teams

Years of experience helps you avoid costly mistakes as our highly qualified experts handles any situation with ease.

Nation-wide recognition

See us on Yard Crashers

Check out season 17 of Yard Crashers where Backyard by Design assists host Matt Blashaw with a ‘Kansas City English Garden’ transformation. Starting as a soggy, sloping yard to the ultimate outdoor space, it becomes the homeowner’s dream come true.

A broad community

Areas we create

Based in Overland Park, KS, we cover a variety of locations in the greater Kansas City and several across the country. Don’t see your location? Contact us to ask about your area.

Olathe, KS

Overland Park, KS

Leawood, KS

Prairie Village, KS

Lenexa, KS

Shawnee, KS

Liberty, MO

Parkville, MO

Kansas City, MO

Blue Springs, MO

Lee’s Summit, MO

Gladstone, MO


Meet our expert team

Seasoned experts who work with you to custom build the backyard of your dreams.

Todd Higgins


Karl Hying

Production Manager

David Fox

Senior Landscape Designer

Lara Borges

Interior Designer, Materials Specialist,
Custom Outdoor Furniture Consultant

Cameron Sharp

Production Manager

Lora Higgins


Experts you can rely on

Award-winning quality

Our work has won awards from numerous prestigious outdoor and pool experts and partnerships and affiliations keeps us accountable and up to date on the latest products and trends in the market.

“Each project is made up of micro projects—the cabanas, the outdoor kitchens—where we excel is bringing it together in a meaningful way.”

Awards & recognition

Greater Kansas City Home Show Logo
Kansas City Homes & Style Magazine Logo

Certifications & partnerships

icpi certified installer

Explore our award-winning backyards

It’s more than landscaping and backyard design. It’s transforming your home into a paradise.