Don started his landscape design and build company in 1992. Since that time he’s turned the business into a leading design studio, working with clients from the Eastern Shores of Maryland, Montauk, Nantucket, and his home base in Central New Jersey.
During high school and college breaks, Don worked and learned from Makrancy’s Floral and Garden Center, a well known establishment in the Trenton area, surrounded by plant material and talented creative people he seemed to find a yearning for the industry.
Probably one of his most influential experiences was watching the creation of Grounds for Sculpture in Trenton, NJ. Growing up near the site, Don watched as this barren deserted piece of ground was transformed into a beautiful, amazing landscape and sculptural garden. Inspired by the creativity and his love of the outdoors, he enjoyed sketching ideas on paper that would eventually play a part in future projects.
Don had visions of someday having his own business in the field of landscaping. After graduating from High Point University, NC, Don continued his education at Rutgers Cook College with certifications in ornamental horticulture and landscape design. Don has also been a speaker, judge and presenter at the NJ Flower Show and has done inspirational presentations at local garden design centers.
After years of design and build he made a decision to lean toward the design side and with projects getting more involved and the need for greater involvement with clients he opened Don Huggins Designs. Since then he has focused on establishing a design studio for homeowners and other landscape companies.
The goal of his company has always been to understand the clients wants and needs and to transform them into spaces of beauty and functionality. With the overwhelming options clients have today the outdoor living areas have become not only an extension of the home but able to be enjoyed as a four season living space. It is important to get involved early in the design stage whether you are putting in a pool, doing an addition or building a home from the ground up he can’t stress how import it is to have a plan beginning with the end in mind. No matter if you do the whole project or in phases we guide you in the proper steps to save you time and money in the long run, by not making mistakes or doing things twice.
Collaborating with some of the top landscape build companies and architects he has created some stunning projects that not only has pleased him, but the clients as well.
DON HUGGINS DESIGNS
Robbinsville, NJ 08691