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the Cochran family of Orangevale California. Landscape Contractors


Landscapes by Cochran History

It all started in 2009 when the economy took a down turn and Aaron Cochran, who was working for a landscape restoration company, was let go. At the age of 24, Aaron decided it was time to follow his dream of going into business for himself. He went to his father (Ron Cochran), told him he was going to start a business and asked to borrow a lawn mower and some basic hand tools. Aaron immediately got to work maintaining lawns for people he knew, friends, family, and family of friends. Slowly he started doing small repair and installation projects gaining knowledge with each success and failure along the way. Aaron eventually had enough business that he started looking for larger projects that would require a license. The rest is history! Aaron applied for his contractor’s license and soon after Landscapes by Cochran Inc. was born! 

Inspired by everything his clients told him about the frustrations with the industry, Aaron wanted to create a landscape business like no other – one that would offer the best finished product and customer service ever. He began to develop a business culture that would correct them all. Communication, punctuality, quality and integrity would be his business motto. His key factors to success include:

· Listening to the client

· Being on time

· Delivering a quality product that will gets the next referral. 

· Conducting business with integrity. If you do not have a name people can trust, then you have nothing.  

· Taking care of the client -- always. Not all profit is money. Treating someone fairly and honestly will reward you far more with time. 

Through loyalty to clients, employees and vendors, Landscapes by Cochran is what it is today – an award-winning, highly-rated, multi-service landscape business. 

“We strive to create a place where you can't afford to do business anywhere else. We create an environment where our employees do not want to work anywhere else. We offer product and services to our clients, our family and our community that we can all be proud of. We want to hear about your next landscape project.” Call us!

The Cochran girls goofing around on the deck

The Cochran girls goofing around on the deck

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Helpful Contractor Terms and Definitions

  • Deposit
    • The Initial payment made to establish the contract. This payment can not exceed 10% or $1000 whichever is less. Typically this is non refundable after 3 days in California. 
  • Progress Payment
    • A payment that helps the contractor keep cash flow moving as well as your project. These are usually made after project milestones. Milestones could include, Demolition, Materials arrive at job site, and Hardscape completion.
  • Change Order
    • This is a written and signed addendum to the scope of work originally outlined in the first contract. This can be created by either the property owner or the contractor, but will require both signatures to be valid.
  • Contract
    • The original outlined written agreement between the property owner and contractor. This should include scope of work, drawings in applicable, payment schedules, site address and any other factors you would like clearly outlined about your project prior to starting the project. 
  • Stop Work Order
    • This is a form than can be submitted to the contractor or homeowner pausing the project completely until an issue is resolved. 
  • Final Payment
    • Should only be made at the completion of the contract once all line items have been satisfied.
  • Mechanics Lien
    • This is a lien that can be placed on your property due to non payment. Your property can also be leveraged by a contractors vendors if materials for your project do not get paid for by the contractor. 
  • Licensed Contractor
    • This is a professional in their designated trade certified by the state. They have completed a background check, a trade test and a law test. It is required to be a licensed contractor in order to conduct work in the amount of $500 or more at one job site. 
  • CSLB
    • Contractors State Licensing Board. The regulatory board that controls all licensing for contractors in the state.
  • Bond
    • This is an insurance policy required by the state to protect the property owner. If a contractor does work incorrec or abandons a job you as a property owner can request their bond be used to complete your project. This info can be found on the CSLB website by searching your contractors license number. 
  • Workers Comp
    • This is an insurance policy that is required if the contractor is employing individuals other than themself. This is to protect the employee against a loss caused by a work related injury on your property.
  • General Liability
    • This insurance policy, also known as GL insurance, is in place to protect your property. For example a contractor hits a gas line and blows up your garage, this insurance policy will cover the damages. Or if an irrigation line was to fail and flood your basement, again the generial liability insurance would cover the damages. 

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