Rafael Lopez is a seasoned landscaping professional with a background rooted in Mexico. Over 30 years ago, he made the bold decision to bring his expertise to the United States, where he continued honing his skills within his brother-in-law’s landscaping company. It was during this time that Rafael discovered his profound love and passion for cultivating plants, tending to flowers, and transforming outdoor spaces through landscaping.


Driven by this passion, Rafael took a leap of faith and established his own venture – Rafael’s Landscaping and Maintenance. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, he has steadily expanded his services and knowledge base over the years. Today, Rafael offers a comprehensive range of landscaping, hardscape, irrigation, and maintenance solutions, drawing on more than 25 years of hands-on experience in the field.

A testament to his dedication, Rafael is a licensed C27 contractor and maintains full insurance coverage, ensuring peace of mind for his clients. His journey of growth extends beyond professional achievements, as he and his wife of over 30 years have witnessed the blossoming of their own family. Residing in the vibrant East Bay, Rafael takes immense pride in the fact that his business is a true family affair.

Rafael’s four children, each with their unique passions, actively contribute to the success of Rafael’s Landscaping and Maintenance. Together, they play a pivotal role in creating and maintaining captivating landscapes in various Bay Area communities, including Danville, Blackhawk, Alamo, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Orinda, Moraga, Concord, Dublin, Pleasanton, Pleasant Hill, San Ramon, Alameda, Oakland, and Berkeley.

Harnessing our extensive horticultural insight and expertise, we ensure the health and vitality of your landscape is expertly managed. Recognizing the dynamic nature of plants, we tirelessly work year-round to achieve optimal results.

At the core of our philosophy is a commitment to meticulous attention to detail. We eschew quick fixes and shortcuts that may compromise the integrity of your landscape. Our approach involves selective pruning and consistent fertilization – no fast-food solutions here. We understand that the stunning spring colors and lush summer foliage you desire are the direct outcomes of meticulous fall preparation and attentive winter maintenance.

A New Family Partnership

Gaby, Rafael’s daughter, has seamlessly integrated her skills and passion into the family business, marking a new chapter of growth and innovation for Rafael’s Landscaping and Maintenance. Her strategic mindset and fresh perspective have played a pivotal role in optimizing internal processes, enhancing customer experience, and implementing sustainable practices.
Recognizing the importance of technology in the modern business landscape, Gaby has spearheaded the integration of cutting-edge tools and software to streamline project management and enhance communication with clients. This dynamic collaboration between Rafael and Gaby has not only improved the efficiency of the business but has also positioned it as a forward-thinking and client-centric landscaping service.

As a result, the father-daughter duo has not only preserved the legacy of Rafael’s decades-long commitment to landscaping excellence but has also ensured its evolution into a thriving and innovative business that can further serve its clients.


In addition to our dedication to landscape care, we place immense value on our client relationships. Our goal is to deliver reliable, worry-free services that cater to all your design, installation, and maintenance needs. With us, you can trust in a holistic approach that nurtures your landscape, ensuring it thrives throughout the seasons.

Emphasizing the importance of personalized service, Rafael offers free consultations to prospective clients. Feel free to call him today at 925-323-7807, and join the extended family at Rafael’s Landscaping and Maintenance. Witness your garden flourish under the care of a passionate team dedicated to creating beautiful outdoor spaces that stand the test of time.