“My husband and I had the good fortune to be introduced to Peter Atkins and his company, Summit Services through our pool contractor who was renovating our pool and spa.  We needed someone to make our deck equal to the beauty of the new pool.

Mr. Atkins and his men excelled in every phase of the construction. The design plan was superb, and the execution even better. From the first demolition efforts through to completion, we were kept informed and updated on every phase of the work, which was difficult because we live in two states, and we spent most of our time in Texas, not California.

Every aspect of the project was handled by men who took great pride in their work. They arrived every day punctually and worked energetically, with consummate skill and diligence. The crew was respectful and extremely fastidious, so our yard, though torn apart, never resembled a disaster area. We highly recommend Summit Services and we hope for the opportunity to use Peter and his men again.”


Ginny LaSala

August 2012

“This letter is to express our thanks and appreciation to you and your staff on the excellent job that your people have done for my house.  We are very happy whenever we look at our landscape that you and your staff had put an extra effort to make it that beautiful.

You have a super skill in designing the plan that fit our limited land and meet our need.  You also performed a professional job in making sure every detail of your job was done and met our satisfaction.  Your staff was very courteous, friendly and did their job with care and cleanliness.

It would be my pleasure and confidence to recommend Summit Services for their honesty and professionalism to everyone.


Michael & Huyen Nguyen
Carmel Valley

“In my initial meeting with Pete Atkins, the principle of Summit Services, I was impressed with hiscompetent and eager demeanor. Our site had entirely devastated by the Witch Creek Fire in Oct 2007. All three acres had been burned to the ground. Pete considered all aspects of this, most importantly by listening to us as owners.His assignment was to completely redesign the property, from equestrian to use to parkland. The prior design incorporated a tennis court which was not used, so Pete conceived a way to remove large geometric pieces of the court to create large planting areas. This became the centerpiece of the design whileretaining portions for utilitarian purposes.His crew were tireless in many various trades, including masonry, which was a large part of the re-design.

The superintendent on-site was a veteran of every conceivable landscape element and always had a patient and inventive way of solving challenges. The design team did a terrific job of taking into account the slopes and elevations involved which effected plant selection, irrigation, frost tolerance. The after-installation follow-up and maintenance services were equally first- rate. The crew planted hundreds of shrubs, and trees, and many more hundreds of flats of ground cover and created an environment that has given us much pride and endless enjoyment. The layout and the robust growth afterwards are an evolving miracle of nature, and have given me many hours of enjoyment and pride. Every day there’s something new and beautiful on our property. I am very pleased with the outcome of our wonderful landscaping, and with the professional demeanor of every person at Summit Services.”

Jack Powell
Rancho Santa Fe

“We wanted to thank you and you crew so much for our beautiful front yard.  It turned out even better than we expected!  You did an outstanding job!  Thanks too for fixing our sprinklers and replacing plants as needed in the backyard.  Your patience is greatly appreciated.  We will enjoy our yard for many years to come.


Dick and Debbie Cooke
El Cajon

“Pete and his team were terrific and we could not be more pleased with the results.  The job was completed in a timely manner, with his team at all times being courteous, polite and extremely reliable.  Based upon our experience, you should feel comfortable recommending Pete and Summit to your future clients.

Thank you very much for providing us with such a great pool design and construction experience.  We look forward to referring as many of our friends and family to your company.

Warmest Regards,

Heidi and Russell Silberstein

“Pete and Summit Landscaping created a great setting that makes our home feel like a resort where we can relax and enjoy our time together.  We were very pleased with our experience with Summit Landscaping compared to many landscaping experiences we have had in the past.   From start to finish, the team at Summit worked with us to create the plan for our landscaping and helped us every step of the way to make sure that it turned out exactly the way we envisioned.   From our perspective, it was a complex project with many steps and numerous choices along the way.   It could have been overwhelming, but Pete worked closely with us throughout the process to ensure we achieved the look that we desired.  The entire team was extremely professional and knowledgeable.  The work was completed on schedule and we are now enjoying our beautiful and functional environment.  Based on our experience, we highly recommend Pete and Summit Landscaping.”

Chuck Baum
Carmel Valley

“Overall, Laura and I are extremely pleased with the final product.  All our neighbors are envious!  Don’t hesitate to use us as a reference.  Thanks for the totally professional service and results.  Keep in touch.

Best Regards,

Steve Sakumoto
Scripps Ranch

“Pete- Many thanks to you and your crew for a wonderful job on our home.  We are so glad we picked you for the job!  It is great to look back on your original color drawing and see it in place today!  Thanks again for listening to us and understanding our needs!

Jeff and Caroline Lepore

“We love our gnarled trunk Olive tree.  It’s perfect on the bank as a replacement for our poor old black pine.  Thanks for locating it for us.  We’re anxious to have you give us detailed instructions on care for the olive tree as well as suggestions on finishing off the area around the tree.  Hopefully you will still be coming by for a final walk thru with the Martins and can stop by Wed., appreciate it.  Enrique ordered our glass tubes for our path lights.  If they have arrived please let us know. 

Many thanks, The new bark sure looks nice in the yard.

Dick and Debbie Cooke

“Last summer we contracted with Summit Services to perform a refresh on our front yard. Ten years ago, they put in our backyard. When it was time to consider the front yard, we knew that Summit was the only game in town for us. Lets just put it this way, they really know their stuff. From designing the landscape, to picking out plants, Summit does it right!”

Debbie S. Goellnitz
Scripps Ranch

“When we interviewed companies to design and build our new pool and spa, we wanted to make sure that the landscaping company we selected was one of equal quality and capability, since the two projects blend together.

Bob Laverty recommended Peter Atkins at Summit Services, Inc., and that referral played a major role in our final decision to select Mission Pools for the project. Peter and his team worked with Bob to ensure that the landscape and pool design flowed together and complimented each other. His bid was highly detailed and knowledgeable. He gave us a feeling of confidence knowing we would be in the hands of two highly respected, established companies.

With the project now complete, we couldn’t be happier! Peter and the Summit Services crews were of the same high caliber as those of Mission Pools. And the final result is exactly what we wanted.

I know that when you refer another company in business you sometimes risk your own reputation. I just want you to know that as long as you continue to recommend Summit Services, you’ll have nothing to worry about. Please feel free to drop by our new home anytime to see what a great job Summit and Mission did working together! We know you’ll be pleased!”

Yours truly,

Randy & Penny Grimm