Stonebridge Associates is a full service landscape design/build company specializing in pools and water features, landscape, masonry and landscape maintenance. We focus on creating unique outdoor living spaces, coordinating construction departments and subcontractors, and protecting the clients investment by providing full landscape maintenance services. We have been in business over 20 years in the Fairfield County CT area and are family owned and operated.
Small enough to care, Big enough to deliver.
After many years of working for other companies in the Landscape and Masonry construction industry, I decided that I wanted to put my Landscape Design degree, natural creativity and hands on experience together and started my own design/build company. Stonebridge Associates is a full service Landscape Design, Construction and Maintenance company that focuses on residential properties throughout Fairfield County, CT. We specialize in the integration of swimming pools with the surrounding masonry and landscaping. We then help our clients protect their investment by providing them with complete landscape maintenance services.
I always loved being outdoors when I was growing up. This led me to work at a local nursery handling plant material and learning what each plant was named and what conditions they liked. From there I began working for several landscape and masonry construction companies while going to college. I learned the construction process from the ground up, digging holes for trees, mixing cement, and installing drainage. As my interests became more defined and focused, I attended the University of Connecticut and obtained a degree in Landscape Design.
After finishing school, I went to work for a local construction company that installed swimming pools, landscapes and masonry. I spent 8 years there learning how to coordinate and manage the multiple trades and contractors involved in bringing these projects to life. This is where the idea of starting my own design build company came from.
Stonebridge Associates began with the idea of acting as a singular resource for homeowners wanting to unlock the hidden potential of their properties. A formal education in Landscape Design combined with many years of hands on field experience, allow me to be aesthetically creative yet practical at the same time. Guiding a project from the initial design concept through the various stages of construction is where my team at Stonebridge Associates really excels.
“Rob Hughes and his team are the perfect solution to transforming your yard. Rob listens to what you want and then creates a design that works within your budget. His team transforms your yard and are completely dedicated to quality and accountability. We highly recommend Stonebridge Associates”
“I often say "you never have a second chance to make a great first impression." Landscaping is often the first thing people will notice about your home. And in the backyard, you can give yourself a visual treat every day after a long day at work. Over past years, Stonebridge Associates has delivered for us landscape design and maintenance; tree, shrub, and bulb placement; pool and spa construction; sprinkler system installation and maintenance; landscape lighting; and patio construction. Rob and his team are "Big enough to deliver; Small enough to care."”
“I have used Stonbridge Associates for 12+ years for a variety of landscaping projects and they have never disappointed. Their work is impeccable and reasonably priced. Nice people to work with!”
“We recently bought a home in New Canaan and needed professional counselling on how to execute a phased-approach to landscaping: from essential clearing and maintenance; to targeted new plantings, to early considerations around a master plan for the back yard and pool area. This was made more complex since we were undertaking a home renovation project first, which meant we didn’t want to do too much or too little, and we were still living in Europe which meant trust and communication was critical. StoneBridge worked with us at the right pace and always with the right ideas. Transparency and frequency in communication; always good ideas ranging from simple to complex, and clear/proper cost estimates — always delivered upon — have impressed us. The execution, and the level of trust, couldn’t be better with StoneBridge.”
“You and your company are truly a "class act" -- professional, honest, reputable, hard-working and friendly folks. If Larry and I could ever assist you in obtaining new clients by including us on your list of references, please feel free to do so. We would be happy to speak to any potential client over the telephone or allow them to view our property/escorted by you -- if you like. We hope that anyone who is serious about "beautifying" their property hears about your company. You truly put your heart and soul into our project and for that we are very grateful.”
“We have been working with Stonebridge for the last several seasons and we have been very happy with our relationship and communication with the staff, and more importantly, with the end result. Our property looks beautiful! Thanks to Stonebridge, everything is healthy and well maintained. In addition to the maintenance and up keep of our property, Stonebridge has designed and executed many lovely additions to our property including most recently, the creation of a woodlands path and a floral cutting design.”
“Stonebridge Associates did a fantastic job planning out my back yard. Prior to my renovation, my back yard had a very steep slope that dropped precipitously to the bottom of the yard. The plan they drew up gave me a beautiful stone wall that now frames an upper terrace. From my kitchen window looking out, I have a beautiful view of the stone wall and my new garden. From the bottom of the yard looking back, the house is set off by the stone wall that blends easily into the hill. It looks like a different home. A big thank you to Rob Hughes and his workmen who were prompt and neat, and got the job done as scheduled. They even took the time to transplant some of my plants that otherwise would have ended up in the mulch pile.”
“I have worked with Stonebridge Associates for many years and they are superb! I can't say enough about how wonderful they are. Not only have they meticulously maintained my property, but they transformed it into an oasis. Each season brings new surprises, and I am constantly amazed at how much thought and care they put into my garden. They are reliable and knowledgeable. True professionals, with great personalities as well.”
“What a joy to entrust our home, our safe haven, and probably our best investment to the talented and the trustworthy! Our in ground pool is stunning, designed by Rob Hughes to directly mirror the architectural design of our home. That we love it, is no surprise. The surprise is in the follow-up care that has ensued over the past decade, and the sensational landscaping nurtured by Rob and his entire staff, including Mom! We were astonished to realize that the pool landscaping gives us as much joy as the pool itself. Who would have thought that inveterate city dwellers could revel so, in watching blossoms come and go with mathematical precision, from April to October, providing a never ending array of color and fragrance. Well done Stonebridge!! Unqualified raves all around. Can't wait until spring.”
“Rob Hughes has helped us with a number of major(and some minor) projects over the past 15 years. He has: designed and landscaped the front yard; designed and installed an in-ground gunite pool with blue stone terrace, walkways and a stone retaining wall supporting a sloping backyard; landscaped the pool area and entire backyard, including re-purposing shrubs to create a park like setting in downtown Ridgefield; repaired the pool for the effects of normal wear and tear; installed picket and pool fencing, as well as French drains; repaired fencing after windstorms, and most recently, re-landscaped the front yard to simplify maintenance. Rob has an easy-going disposition, and was able to help us meet in the middle when we had differing visions for the "look" of our property. We value his creative input, and have complete confidence in his ability to deliver a pleasing result. All work was performed professionally, on-time and on-budget. We highly recommend Rob and his team.”
“Stonebridge Associates are fantastic -- true artists who are also flexible and easy to work with. They designed and installed nearly all of our landscaping, from stonework to ornamentals, and we couldn't be more pleased. For any future work we undertake, we will definitely use Stonebridge. Their prices are reasonable, and their services can be individualized to fit the customer's specific needs. We loved working with them. Thanks!”
“Rob is wonderful person to work with very reliable great job!”
“The proposal followed a careful analysis of my needs and was well thought-out. The work done was excellent.”
“great service and good price! very responsive and very professional”
“Excellent. Provided good guidance, good work, and completed the project ontime and on budget.”
“They did excellent work their design is really excellent, attention to property is great. They have high integrity, kept everything clean, we did not have to do anything with the work.”
“What a fantastic company - they say what to do and do it well! I highly recommend them for landscape design!”
“Stonebridge Associates did a wonderful job landscaping our front yard -- elegant and low maintenance. Highly recommend her designs.”
“We love you guys...and our patio!”
“Just want you to know that the view I'm looking at from my office window is so beautiful - it's inspiring. Thanks!”
2 Long Ridge Road
West Redding, CT 06896