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Meet Our Founder

Janice Nicol, YardKit's CEO, was having dinner with friends when one asked if she knew of anyone to help transform her new front yard. This wasn't the first time — in fact, she was asked this nearly every time she shared that she was a landscape architect. With the drought in California encouraging lower water use, and the home buying market picking up, many friends were looking to make a change.

Because she was designing big urban spaces like campuses and parks in San Francisco, Janice learned quickly how challenging it can be to navigate home renovations. Finding a designer is a difficult and time-consuming process, and you don’t always know who to trust in the world of contractors. 

Balancing design, usability, and ecologies in landscapes is complicated. Janice believes that the process to get there shouldn't be.