Redefining Landscape One Project at a Time


     We at Planted Earth Columbus want to change the landscape of landscaping. Our outside the box approach to design and capacity to build with unsurpassed quality and dedication leads to one of a kind patios, walkways and outdoor living areas. Always watching out for new technologies and advances in outdoor living- we aim to set the trends in our field, not follow them. While offering both full and partial estate design, an outdoor space by PEC can increase the value of your home and keep you satisfied for years to come.


Company Timeline


    Disenfranchised by the low standards that were all too common in the outdoor remodeling industry after working in the field for years, in 2004 Ben Leas set out to raise the bar for what is possible for a small contracting company to accomplish by founding Planted Earth Columbus. Fueled by his ambition, diligence and creative vision producing unique designs, PEC has continued to grow in size and scope every year since.

     After two years of hard work, the company became worthy of a partnership with Unilock, becoming an authorized contractor of their stones and other cutting edge products in 2006. In three more years, demand was steadily growing, and so was the overall strength of the business, becoming both an “A+” accredited business by the BBB and an official member of the BIA (Building Industry Association) in 2009.This led to our first ever showcase event in 2010, where our entry took home the ‘Gold Award’ from the 2010 BIA Showcase of Remodeled Homes. PEC has been a proud showcase contestant every year since, even earning ‘Best in Show’ in 2012. Then, in 2014, PEC left the BIA to join forces with the up and coming NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) of Central Ohio, winning ‘Best Outdoor Living’ in our first showcase with them in April 2015. However, such success has not bred complacency, PEC continues to strive daily to push the limits of what outdoor living can truly be.


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Showcase Awards

-NARI Spring 2015 Best Outdoor Living

-BIA 2014 Best Outdoor Living

-BIA 2013 Gold Award Recipient

-BIA 2012 Best in Show

-BIA 2011 Gold Award Recipient

-BIA 2010 Gold Award Recipient


We would like to enthusiastically pass along our appreciation to Planted Earth Columbus for the amazing outdoor living space that we now have to enjoy with our friends and family.Each time we step out into our backyard we experience the joy of a beautiful outdoor area that greatly compliments and enhances the rest of our home. Our sentiments towards Planted Earth centers around the personal commitment and engagement of owner Ben Leas.  Throughout the project, Ben demonstrated deep personal commitment to not only meet our expectations, but to also meet his high standards.  Simply stated, Ben did whatever was necessary to make everything perfect.  Every aspect of our hardscapes and landscapes reflect his personal touch.  This really impressed us. For anyone considering upgrading their outdoor environment, we pass along our unequivocal endorsement and recommendation to consider Ben Leas and Planted Earth Columbus.  Ben is a very honest guy and extremely hardworking.  He brings a personal energy and high level of care to his work.

We highly recommend Ben and his team.

Rating: 5
Bill and Chris Konstantacos.