What is your landscape worth!


As we continue with the fire recovery efforts and claims adjustments are being issued, Firma Design Group has been instrumental in assisting fire survivors in the valuation to replace the damage caused to their landscapes.  Most people don’t know that their landscape is typically 5% to 10% of their home value, but adds about 15% to its overall worth.

In an effort to help homeowners recover some of these costs FDG has been engaged in providing replacement and code upgrade estimates that can be submitted to insurance companies for supplemental increases to their claims.  This requires the review of any existing plans, photographs and site visits to collect the data necessary for the estimate.  Our years of experience in providing statements of probable construction costs, enables us to provide accurate estimates to replace what they once had. In addition, we review when the landscape was originally installed and provide a code compliance estimate to bring the new landscape up to current State or local Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO) and CAL Green compliance.

As part of this community and survivors of the fires, Firma Design Group will be here to help assist in the recovery and rebuild efforts. We continue to look for ways to assist our community and provide valuable services to our clients. If you are in need of assistance or just need clarification of the rebuild process, we are here to support you.  We can be reached at (707) 792-1800.

Donald Fernandez


Firma Design Group is excited to introduce Donald Fernandez, our newest AutoCAD Technician.

Donald comes to FDG after interning and working with the City of Willits, Par Electric and with several Companies in Southern California.

Get to know Donald by reading his answers to a few questions, below.

Where did you get your education?

I received both my Associate’s Degree and Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Aided Drafting from ITT Technical Institute along with my Certificate as a Civil Engineer Technician from Santa Rosa Junior College.

Have you worked in this field prior to joining FDG?

I have interned with the City of Willits focusing on Utility Surveying.   While working with Par Electric, Southern California Edison, County of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Water District I was working on utility layouts and configurations.

What drew you to FDG?

I felt strongly that I could hone my knowledge and skills as a Civil Engineer Technician working for and with Firma Design.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I’m a fisherman at heart, bass fishing, mostly.  I enjoy target shooting and designing prototypes for fishing equipment, R/C cars and many other types of hobbies in which I can make or design prototypes.

Donald can be reached by calling (707) 792-1800, ext. 109 or by email – donald@firmadesigngroup.com.



We are excited to be an exhibitor at this year’s Expo, a FREE EVENT for North Bay Fire Communities.

Going green is beneficial for our Planet, County and all of us, come learn why.

Friday, February 23rd at the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building

1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa

10 a.m. – 7 p.m.   ~  60+ Exhibitors will be in attendance.

There will be morning seminars on why it’s best to go greenSeminars covering many topics which include  energy-efficient Zero Net Energy Residences, financing green buildings, adding granny units, fire-resistant construction and sustainable materials, rooftop solar systems, defensible, drought tolerant landscapes, and much more.

Come meet and ask the professionals for advice and check out all the exhibits.

Resilient, Affordable Rebuilding and Landscaping Options

To connect to the Expo’s website, click here.