Black Pearl Management

Unique Results. Remarkable Service.
Landscaped Fireplace
Black Pearl Management strives to achieve unique results and remarkable service with each project.

Our goal is to construct beautiful outdoor living environments through enduring professional relationships and working seamlessly with industry associates. This is accomplished by truly working in a collaborative fashion.

We like to be different in a sea of sameness. Through our unique process, we partner with clients to provide an unparalleled level of transparency. Project management fees are crystal clear, allowing us to provide our services for a fair profit, at a fair price.

We meticulously select various sub-contractors to build your project based on several factors. This is done to cater our projects to meet your specific requirements.

Clear communication and setting the expectations with our clients early in our process enables us to create a positive client experience.

Services

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Landscape Construction
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Project Management
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Client Representation

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Servicing projects for outdoor living involving components such as pools, spas, patios, fireplaces, outdoor kitchens, walkways, retaining walls, driveways, plantings, decks, accessory structures, arbors, ponds, water features, landscape lighting, irrigation, drainage, and more.

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Landscaping Plans

Process

Black Pearl Management is a full-service landscape construction company that strictly focuses on residential projects. We are structured to tackle projects that require renovating existing landscapes, as well as creating new environments in conjunction with new home construction.

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We work with your professionals or can refer you to ours. Those professionals are landscape architects, builders, architects, interior designers, and other industry professionals.

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Have a landscape architect or landscape master plan already? No problem! We will work as a team to accomplish accurate pricing and execution of that plan.

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Are you looking for our assistance in assembling a dream team of designers to make your project transform from vision, to paper, to reality? We are able to make recommendations for industry associates based on the scope of work, location of the project, as well as your personal style preferences.

Project Scope and Feasibility Review

We meet with the client to carefully listen to their ideas for the project and determine the best plan of action moving forward.

An addition kitchen and living room

Project Scope and Feasibility Review

We meet with the client to carefully listen to their ideas for the project and determine the best plan of action moving forward.

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Budgeting and Project Program Definition

After the client has gone through the iterative stage of design with their landscape architect, our team assembles a line item budgeting worksheet with material options and pricing for each line item in the project program.

Contractual Presentation and Review

Firm pricing and final construction contract are reviewed with the client. Once the contract is executed, we then coordinate the acquisition of materials and timeline for sub-contractors.

An addition kitchen and living room

Contractual Presentation and Review

Firm pricing and final construction contract are reviewed with the client. Once the contract is executed, we then coordinate the acquisition of materials and timeline for sub-contractors.

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Project Execution

The construction project timeline is reviewed with the homeowners and all involved associates.

Post Project Inspections

We inspect all projects 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month, 3 months, and 1 full year after the date of completion. This allows us to identify and address any issues in a proactive manner.

An addition kitchen and living room

Post Project Inspections

We inspect all projects 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month, 3 months, and 1 full year after the date of completion. This allows us to identify and address any issues in a proactive manner.

Bio

A Washington D.C. native, Kohler Brafford has always had a passion for the outdoors and the landscape industry. He obtained a workers permit and spent two summers working with the grounds crew at the Norwood School, where he had been a student through 8th grade. During the third summer, he used his savings to purchase his own landscaping equipment and hired himself out for grounds maintenance at community pools in and around Potomac. Kohler earned degree in both horticulture and turfgrass management from the University of Georgia. His curriculum had a strong focus on the landscape contracting side of the industry. During summer break of his junior year, he spent a month traveling through western Europe studying the arts and gardens of the “Grand Tour”, where he was exposed to the various architectural styles of the cultural legacies of Europe.

Upon graduating from college, Kohler worked with a prestigious design/build landscape architecture and construction firm, focusing on client care and refining his knowledge of high-end residential projects.

Kohler started Black Pearl Management with one primary focus: take care of the client.

He currently lives in Leesburg, Virginia with his Boykin Spaniel, Ginkgo.

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Contact Us

703-994-8825

We serve the area from the Chesapeake Bay to the Shenandoah Valley.