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Urban Appeal Landscaping is a landscape design and build company which was established in Kamloops, BC in 2006. What began as a two-man crew back then has grown into one of the busiest and most reputable companies in Kamloops today, UAL’s owner, Paul Johnson, plays an integral role in the entire landscaping process, from the beginning design phase to final completion of your project. Paul’s integrity, creativity, reliability and unique attention to detail will ensure that your vision is realized and will likely even exceed your expectations. With 10 years of experience providing landscape services within Kamloops and surrounding area, Urban Appeal Landscaping brings experience and expertise to each and every job. At Urban Appeal Landscaping we specialize in landscape installation such as paving stone driveways, pathways and patios and stone and block retaining walls. We also provide custom design service, softscaping, such as turf installation and planting, and we have experience with both large and small residential and commercial projects. Our services can take your landscaping project from start to finish.

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Our Team

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is the founder and owner of UAL and one of UAL’s three ‘Master Allan Block wall builders’.  Paul’s start in landscaping began in 199_  when he worked with a Landscape Maintenance and Tree Pruning company in London, Ontario, while he was studying Environmental Engineering at Fanshawe College. Initially, landscaping was a part-time job for Paul to simply help pay college expenses but it quickly turned into a passion. Paul’s love of trees, plants and landscape design continued to grow and he spent countless hours sculpting his own yard when he relocated to Kamloops in 2000. Neighbours and friends took notice of his talents and although he was working as an engineering technologist, the demand for his landscaping services was overwhelming. It soon became apparent that his passion could also be his full-time vocation and Urban Appeal Landscaping was born.  Paul’s wife, April, is a dentist and has practiced here in Kamloops since 2000 and she also helps with UAL administration. Paul and April have two children, Zachary and Kaija, and are grateful to be able to raise them in a community as wonderful as Kamloops.  You will often find Paul working alongside his crew, and as hard as his crew, ensuring that the high standards of UALandscaping are met.

Jon Yanko

Jon is a foreman with Urban Appeal Landscaping and is one of the ‘Master Allan Block Wall Builders’ employed by us. Jon has been with UALandscaping since 2007 and was one of Urban Appeal Landscaping’s first employees! Jon was born and raised here in Kamloops and his family still resides here. He excels at wall and paver pattern layout and design and Jon’s creativity and unique attention to detail is unparalleled. He demonstrates a superb ability to visualize what looks good and what doesn’t and takes great pride in ensuring that the work he does is quality work, that will stand the test of time, AND that it looks amazing! You will quickly see that Jon approaches every job he does with dedication and professionalism and that he is very respectful of both your time and property. Over the past 8 years, Jon has proven to be one of Urban Appeal’s most valued employees and we are very fortunate to have him working for us!

Why Choose Us


• We strive to exceed your expectations
• Our extensive design process ensures you get what you want
• We employ professional, dependable and creative installation experts
• We provide quality workmanship, materials and superior service
• We have years of experience with both residential and commercial clientelle

Mission Statement

The goal of Urban Appeal Landscaping is to design and build a space to meet your needs and wants and to do so within your budget, using the highest quality materials and the highest standards of workmanship.