About Us
Artistic Rock Creations Inc. has been in the Santa Ynez Valley since August 1998, and has found a niche in creating rockscapes and naturalistic water features in the Santa Barbara County area.

This design-build firm is owned and run by Jeff Snyder, a Cal Poly SLO graduate and registered Landscape Architect, who now has 20 years of experience designing and building rock formations, ponds, lakes, and streams. His experience includes 6 years with di Giacomo, Inc. in the Los Angeles area, where he participated in many projects throughout the world. Projects that include Kinojo Golf Club in Okayama Prefecture, Japan; San Diego Hospice Wall in San Diego, California; Hong Kong Convention Center in Hong Kong; and The Tom Petty Residence in Reseda, California. The remainder of his experience was spent in Maryland where he continued creating naturalistic water features. The most notable waterfalls and ponds were for the prestigious East Coast Landscape Architecture firm of Oehme, van Sweden & Associates, with one of the features in the Memorial Garden of The CIA Headquarters.

Since it’s inception, Artistic Rock Creations has never been hindered by the size of a project- from large 1.25 acre vineyard lakes to the intimate scaled patio fountain or pond. Rockwork styles can vary from a two to three boulder waterfall to a massive cliff-like outcropping over 12’ above a pool with a 24’ long slide slicing through.

Although Artistic Rock Creations Inc. are specialists in larger scaled artificial rock formations, their use of real rocks and boulders are also incorporated into many water features and landscape elements, as well as a variety of materials and finishes to provide a distinct and artistic approach to every solution. With his education background, Jeff Snyder’s experience and creativity allow him to assist the client in the early stages of the design process so that their ideas and concepts can be translated into detailed and quality results.