My first meeting usually takes place at the potential job site, where I retrieve relevant information from the client and provide a free estimate for the design. Upon acceptance,  the client makes a down payment for one third of the fees, another third is due at the preliminary review, and the last third upon delivery of the final plan. After gathering dimensions, photographs, surveys, and other important information, I develop a preliminary plan for the site. The next meeting with the client is a review of the preliminary plan to ensure the client's complete satisfaction. The final stage is the production of a master plan, to scale, including all information necessary for successful implementation. French Accent Landscape Architecture only provides design services, but can also provide contacts with qualified contractors upon request.