Our Services

Design This process can be a lot of fun. We look forward to identifying the needs of a new client and proposing solutions to any challenges that their project may present. 

Owner, Eric Schaefer, prides himself on spending time with each client in order to gain an understanding of their ideas and preferences. Some projects may require nothing more than a simple “sketch”. Others may evolve into multipage plans complete with mockups and planting schedules. We are capable of providing you with any and all of these landscape design services. 


Installation A single source for design and installation is the most efficient and hassle-free way to ensure your new landscape is built the way it was designed. Eric personally oversees every project from start to finish. We always take great care to ensure that the highest quality materials are used throughout the process. Everything from boulders, to soil, to native plant material and irrigation system components must be carefully selected.

Eric believes that a well designed and constructed hardscape provides the canvas upon which a quality landscape can then be painted. Well-built hardscapes also offer the benefit of creatively solving drainage and erosion issues that are often present in our local terrain.

Maintenance A quality landscape increases its beauty throughout a lifetime. We strive to pay attention to the details that need care to maximize a landscape’s full potential. Eric and his crew respond quickly to any landscaping questions or concerns.

Our Team

Eric & Ingrid Schaefer


Owner Eric Schaefer, a native of Tahoe, took the reins of Tahoe Landscaping in 1998 after graduating from UC Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He has worked with hundreds of satisfied clients to create custom landscapes in the Greater North Lake Tahoe and Truckee areas. He brings his knowledge of native plants, sustainability and a keen sense of design to every project.

His wife, Ingrid Schaefer, met Eric while also getting her Biology degree from UCSB. Together they forged a lasting relationship within which she provides administrative support and finances for the business. They are proud parents of two kids ages 12 and 15.

Evan & Karen Rehkop

Evan-Foreman; Karen-Project Manager

Evan Rehkop was born and raised in Truckee and has been operating heavy equipment for 25 years. He prides himself on his ability to effortlessly navigate through difficult terrain that many operators would not attempt- No slope is too steep and no rock is too large for him! He is an expert at transforming unusable outdoor spaces into functional living areas, and is known for his expertly crafted rock walls and natural stone staircases. Evan is truly a master of his craft and there is nobody else out there like him!
Karen Rehkop is also a Truckee native and has been happily married to Evan for 11 years. She studied Landscape Architecture at UC Davis and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry from the University of Nevada Reno. She is an outdoor enthusiast, and loves to combine her knowledge of design and horticulture to create both beautiful and functional landscapes.


We have an AMAZING crew! Most of our team members have worked with us for numerous seasons- with a few of them having been with us for more than 20 years! This incredible group of knowledgeable, hard-working individuals form the backbone of Tahoe Landscaping and we couldn't do it without them.



Eric and his team installed a beautiful landscape plan that solved all the logistical issues our site presented.  The entire process from initial meeting, follow-up discussions, bid, timing, implementation, and clean-up was easy, hassle-free, professional, and exceeded expectations.  We couldn’t be happier. Money well invested and we will enjoy the outdoor space year-round.

Mary Zimmerman

Eric Schaefer and his Tahoe Landscaping crew put together a personalized landscaping plan for us.  He and his team transformed our previously lifeless backyard into our favorite part of our home. We couldn’t be more pleased with the final result.  I would highly recommend Eric and Tahoe Landscaping for their professional work and personal touch.

Paul Krause

Eric Schaefer and one of his crews from Tahoe Landscaping completed a very nice landscaping project at our home. The crew was conscientious, friendly, made some very helpful suggestions for improvements, and did what they said they would do and when they said they would complete it. I couldn’t be more pleased with the quality, timeliness, and cost of the project.

Geoffrey G

Eric and all his crew at Tahoe Landscaping are top notch and we recommend them highly. Unlike the other two companies we spoke to who showed up having barely looked at our rough plans, Eric had visited our property the week prior and came to the initial consultation with opinions and ideas that went well beyond what we had initially considered. We don’t for a moment regret making the investment we did when it comes to our landscaping.

We have continued to use Tahoe Landscaping for our maintenance. His crew has always been friendly and will always go the extra mile to implement any of our requests. We feel as though Eric and his crew take pride in keeping our property healthy and well looked after.”

Michael Koeppel

I was so fortunate to have Tahoe Landscaping and Eric Schaefer to create a beautiful outdoors landscaping scheme at our home in Martis Camp.  It’s rare to find a landscaping company that is professional, responsive, courteous, and has incredible artistic vision; Tahoe Landscaping far exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend them for design, install, and maintenance to those who are particular and want outstanding service.

Sashi Deb

We can’t say enough positive comments about our landscaping project with Tahoe Landscaping. Beautiful four-season interest! Project included terracing a slope with stonework, hardwood trees, evergreens and A LOT of perennials. We couldn’t be happier with the result. Thank you for your vision and hard work.

Mary Lou Seedorff

I have heard nothing but raving reviews about your home and the landscaping. I think you guys won first prize for that! It looked beautiful.

Heather Morgan, Martis Camp Marketing Manager

You and your crew always do a wonderful, thorough job. I get lots of compliments every time I’m up there. So, Eric, job well done!”

West Shore Lakefront Owner

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Employment Opportunities

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