In the fourth grade, I won a school art contest and was selected to attend art classes at the Carnegie museum. I will never forget my elementary school art teacher - thank you Mr. B!
My love for art began there, as a child, where I spent Saturday mornings at this amazing museum in Pittsburgh, re-drawing and re-painting world famous works of art. Very early on, I knew I wanted to use my mind and my hands to create art and beauty in life.
I worked as a landscape laborer as a teenager throughout high school in the late 1980’s. I also took four years of technical drawing and drafting classes in high school. My drafting teacher, Mr. Marasti, was very influential in my college decision. I originally planned to study Architecture and then discovered a program called Landscape Architecture. This is when I found my destiny. I pursued a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture from the world renowned, Penn State University.
After graduating in 1995, I went to work professionally for a Pittsburgh area landscape design-build firm as lead landscape designer and project manager. In ten years, I was an instrumental part in taking a small $350,000 company and turning it into a $1.2 million dollar firm.
With many years of professional experience, and with a strong desire to take all of my skills and knowledge to a higher level, I took the biggest plunge one can ever make in life. In 2005, K Morris Landscape Design, Inc. was established. Since 2005, I have assembled a team of very talented and experienced craftsman. Today, with over 20 years of professional design and construction experience, my team and I are committed to excellence in the design and construction of creative home landscapes and awesome outdoor living areas.
As an award winning designer, I thoroughly enjoy taking an idea, putting it down on paper, and seeing it into reality through hands-on construction. I am very excited about the opportunity to assist you with your outdoor dreams!
"It is my goal to achieve and maintain a high level of excellence in
home and garden design and construction that will exceed my clients expectations."
We are a successful, small, family owned and operated Pittsburgh area business. We provide complete landscape design and build services that includes landscaping, patio design, retaining walls, decks, pergolas, patio roofs, outdoor fireplaces, outdoor kitchens, landscape lighting, waterfalls, ponds, backyard landscaping, and backyard swimming pool areas. We also provide top notch project management on all of our landscaping and construction projects.
I am extremely confident that my innovative ideas, hard work ethic, and professional manner will overwhelm you. Thank you for spending some time to learn about me and my company! I look forward to meeting you to discuss your dream home landscaping and ultimate outdoor living area ideas. "It's a beautiful day to be outdoors!"
Awards and Honors:
2016 R.I. Lampus Co. Hardscape Catalog
features three K Morris design-build projects!
In 2009, one of K Morris' landscape design projects was featured on the cover of Pittsburgh's New Home magazine.
In 2010, K Morris was one of six semi-finalists in a nation-wide landscape design and build competition sponsored by New Holland Construction and Lawn and Landscape magazine.
In 2011, we were named Oakdale's Best Landscape Design Company by the US Commerce Association - in recognition of services provided throughout our local community.
In 2013, a terraced vegetable garden with a rustic Italian theme, that we designed and created won an award in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Great Gardens" contest. Read the full article here:
In the Summer of 2014, an outdoor kitchen that we designed and constructed was featured in Pittsburgh Magazine. As one of the premier outdoor kitchen design-build firms in the Pittsburgh area, we were interviewed about this growing trend. Read the full article here:
Keith – I just wanted to take a moment to say that after a long 2 yrs of having construction improvements made to our home – and having approximately 30 men involving 6 different companies – you and your employees are THE BEST I have ever encountered. Your attentiveness, promptness, courtesy, workmanship and dependability far exceed any one else who has been in our home.
You run an outstanding business and I commend you. Thanks for everything you have done and continue to do for us. Have a great day!
(Complete Home Landscape Design and Outdoor Living Area; Cranberry Twp.)