San Juan Landscapes was created in 1999 by Erik Aura, Greg Deame, and Craig Prohaska. The three owners came to Colorado three years prior, drawn here by their shared love of the mountains, blue skies, and powder skiing. Craig and Greg ventured westward from Boston, while Erik made his way from the Seattle area.

Realizing they shared a desire to carve a niche for themselves in the Telluride community, the three friends sought to build a company together. Armed with Greg’s BS in landscape architecture from the University of Massachusetts and his extensive training in Aspen and San Francisco, Craig’s masonry and construction background, and Erik’s business expertise, San Juan Landscapes was born.


For the last 11 years, San Juan Landscapes has designed, installed, and maintained gardens in and around Telluride with a focus on beauty, quality, and durability. The team creates intimate outdoor spaces that are consistent with the architecture and design of the homes they surround, intended to draw you outside and invite you to participate fully in the stunning San Juan Mountains.

San Juan Landscapes is a small, independent company that is able to maintain unsurpassed quality and efficiency because its owners are committed to on-site involvement throughout the entire installation process. The company focuses on one project at a time, communicating clearly with homeowners and contractors from start to finish.

To contact Erik, Craig, or Greg, or to schedule an appointment for a consultation, click here.