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“We are the grower, designer and installer of tropical paradises.” Doug Coomes

Joanne and Doug Coomes, owners and designers, founded The Palm Company in 1980 in Encintas, California.

Doug, born into a progressive agricultural family in California’s Imperial Valley, from an early age had a love for growing and creating landscapes.  Later, Joanne and Doug owned property in the Hawaiian Islands where they discovered and fell in love with the tropical lifestyle.

Doug, an innovative palm lover, followed his university experience at UCSB with a stint with the NFL San Francisco 49ers in the early 1970’s. Since the 49ers Summer Camps were in Santa Barbara, Doug got his palm experience in the great estates of Montecito.

For more than 40 years, he has been a grower, designer and installer of palm trees and tropical landscaping. The Palm Company specializes in sun-grown Kentia palms and Canary Island date palms, using these two trees as the tropical foundation for exotic gardens.



kentia palms grown and installed by the palm company

Under the Coomes’ expert guidance, The Palm Company cultivates exotic, beautiful and rare specimens from around the world to create “ formal tropical look” landscaping and “ tropical outdoor rooms” that make your tropical lifestyle dream come alive . You feel like you’re living at a luxurious tropical resort – every day.

The Palm Company has more than 200,000 exotic tropical palm trees in continuous cultivation on our growing grounds in North San Diego County and the Imperial Valley. The forward-thinking company designs, installs and maintains one-of-a-kind creations for homes and residential retreats of all sizes, as well as resort hotels. To accomplish this, they grow kentia palms, Canary Island date palms and 15 other palm varieties and many tropicals on site, offering plants at wholesale or grower prices.

"If you are looking to make your landscaping dreams into reality, The Palm Company is your first contact. Naturally."


lap pool area landscaped by the palm company

Every effort is made to work within your budget or The Palm Company will help you set one.*  After you approve the custom design and budget, an experienced , professional crew can install even the largest of residential landscaping projects in just a few days to a few weeks, depending on hardscape and other elements.

Please visit the Services Page for complete information. From concept to design and installation, The Palm Company will change your property into a one-of-a-kind tropical dream.

Whether you simply need to refresh or remodel your current look, or desire an “original” all-new tropical landscaping design, The Palm Company is the natural "one-stop" partner.  You’ll see the difference working with the grower makes in quality, price and knowledge.  

*costs may change depending on requested alterations to your original plan

spa and pool landscaped by the palm company

•  LICENSED - California State License # C27-650724
•  CONTRACTS - Our contracts detail every aspect of your proposed work, the timetable, price and any penalties for cancellation of an ongoing service contract.
•  BUSINESS LICENSES - Issued by the cities in which we do business.
•  INSURANCE - Our Liability Insurance provides up to $3 million in coverage and Worker’s Compensation up to $1 million.

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