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 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.
"Steve listened to all of our thoughts and desires and his amazing crew executed everything with the highest degree of professionalism. Every aspect starting with the design, every plant placement, Dave taking care that the irrigation was perfect, all the way to post installation follow up could not have been more customer oriented and professional. We would highly recommend New Leaf Creations to anyone considering landscape plans."
Tom & Melissa
"We had New Leaf install a HUGE newly cleared area on our property, and it turned out absolutely perfect. They worked with us closely and were able to get what we wanted done. Huge Job! Grass, Rocks, plantings, sprinkler….and a in ground trampoline. Such a fun family area now!"
Tim & Stacy
"With little to go on other than “make it nice and low maintenance”, Steve (New Leaf Creations) came in and completely transformed it into a bright and welcoming home. We love the boulders, exterior lighting, flagstone pathways and patios, it’s a breath of fresh air to be able to use every inch of our yard now! We continually get compliments on our outdoor space. Hiring New Leaf Creations is easily worth the investment."
Neil & Lisa
Bainbridge Island, WA
“You should see your magnificent deck containers…they’re stunning. It’s like the whole deck is alive. Actually it is, with all the hummingbirds and bees. You did a great job.”