Our Company

Hands-On Landscape Design

Steve Haizlip established New Leaf Creations in the year 2000, while finishing his undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture in the College of Art and Architecture at the University of Idaho. Steve spent time working for both large and small landscape architecture & planning firms in the San Francisco Bay Area before moving back home to the Pacific Northwest. He has combined his love for design, his deep knowledge of plant materials, and his experience in site planning to create a client-focused, full-service landscape design and build company—New Leaf Creations.

Steve spends most of his week meeting directly with clients, drafting landscape designs, and hand-selecting plants, shrubs, flowers and trees for placement and installation. He truly is hands on with all steps of the landscape design and installation process.

Steve also serves the local community as a high school varsity basketball coach and youth sports program director. He lives on Bainbridge Island with his wife Kristen; their three sons Milo, Cole, and Owen; and their three dogs Snoop, Seri, and Ken.

Keeping it in the Family

Dave Haizlip joined New Leaf Creations in 2014, following eight years as a project engineer with a large Pacific Northwest construction firm. Dave graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management and a minor in Business Administration. Dave is LEED accredited and ecoPro certified, dedicated to green construction and sustainable landscape practices. Dave serves as the King County Chapter Director of the Washington Association of Landscape Professionals.

Dave also volunteers as a therapy animal team, visiting hospice patients at Evergreen Health. He and his wife Kellee live in Kirkland with their son, Luckee.

Our Crew

Our crew is the backbone of our company. Their dedication to projects and respect for our clients is the reason we have built such a solid reputation within the communities we serve. Most members of our team have been working with us for more than 10 years, so we know the quality is always up to the high standard we set for ourselves.

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Meet Steve and Dave! Brothers With a Passion for Landscape Transformations