Brad Lewis, Landscape Architect
Yosemite National Park
We used Natina Rock Solution to help visually mitigate some scarring on a small rock bench in the Yosemite National Park. I was very pleased with the results of the solution and found it to be appropriate and beneficial for this type of use.
Corey Muir, Project Manager
We constructed a project where Natina was added to the steel elements to help blend the infrastructure into the natural environment. The project turned out great, and we would definitely recommend using it for similar types of visual impact mitigation efforts in and around construction efforts in the future. We only use Natina weathering agent. There is no substitute.
Janet Waibel, Owner and Principal
Waibel & Associates
Natina is the perfect treatment for many landscape projects. When metalwork and concrete are a part of our exterior landscape designs, Natina offers an ideal way to create a natural look for introduced elements. Our office has specified Natina on metal, concrete, and even boulders to achieve the right color for natural landscapes. We’ve used Natina on items that need to function within the urban landscape as barriers and to direct pedestrian movement. The clients also like the no to low maintenance or need for sealers on the finished product. Natina reps are so helpful in ensuring that the details are addressed for the perfect end result!
Randy J. Merritt, District Construction, Basin Engineer
State of Wyoming
Natina is a great visual impact mitigation solution. It's long-lasting and helps blend construction and infrastructure elements back into the natural environment.
Brian Meier, PE, Senior Civil Engineer
Thurston County Public Works
Thurston County used Natina’s Reactive Color Treatment on our most recent installation of guardrail along Waddell Creek Road and Gate Road. Natina’s final finish provided an aesthetic shade of brown to blend into the beautiful surrounding environment. This natural look was a must-have along Thurston County’s Bountiful Byway.
Rockfall Mitigation Consultant
I have been using Natina on rock fall mesh for years in the Pacific Northwest. Their steel solution helps blend construction materials into the natural environment. It does not lose its color or chip away after exposure to the elements unlike many other steel treatments. The fact that it’s all natural and isn’t bad for the environment are really great features of Natina too. The reactive treatment works really well in scenic areas that we need to protect as well.
Darin Martens, ASLA, RLA, Statewide Liaison & Landscape Architect
U.S. Forest Service
For our project in the Shoshone National Forest, there is a significant color reaction between the Natina Concrete Solution and the shotcrete wall (along with soil-nailing). In just over 2 weeks, the color treatment progress was extremely successful in mitigating the brighter gray surface. In our opinion, it better blends into the slope than the adjacent monotone single color block retaining wall. Natina Solutions plus material costs and two USFS salary days was very cost-effective and saved us time and money.
Rob Loftis, Landscape Architect
MRWM Landscape Architects
We mostly use Natina for staining concrete, but it looks great on galvanized metals too. Natina has a wonderful brown hue spectrum for our concrete project’s desert palette. These solutions help to blend bland gray concrete, which is an eyesore, into our desert landscape for a more natural aesthetic. Natina is inexpensive compared to integral colored concrete, helps us get the perfect color we want every time, and we know it will save the project money. Natina treatment is easy to apply and low maintenance compared to other staining products where the color will fade and discolor over time. I was on site yesterday having Natina treatment applied for a reservation needing to be re-naturalized. Aesthetics are paramount, and the reservation wanted to mix in some brighter colors along with Natina. Our contractor praised Natina because of how easy it was for their crew to apply, compared to the more colorful aspects that have been a pain in his side to get right. Being environmentally friendly is another reason Natina Solutions are chosen over other products that are calked full of chemicals, VOC’s, and other environmentally unfriendly ingredients.
Troy Wurth, Principal Engineer
Kraemer Consulting Engineers, P.L.L.C.
While excavating a custom hillside, we unearthed a lot of large rocks. Rather than hauling away, we used these rocks to backfill retaining walls. The rock below grade was a stark white and needed to blend in better. So after backfilling, I hired Natina to treat the rock for a darker, natural brown finish. Now the lighter excavated rock matched the exposed rock. Using Natina helped the project save money and time by using the existing rock, plus it was eco-friendly since diesel trucks did not go back and forth hauling tons of rock. The rock is native to the mountain, so why haul it away and dump it somewhere else? We are pleased with how the project looks, and the agency loved it. The agency is having others specify Natina for their excavated rock projects and showing this project as an example. I highly recommend Natina for rock staining needs you might have.
Cyndi Adams, Estimator
I have worked with Natina for years on many guardrail projects throughout Colorado. My team and I have recommended their steel color because of its natural and lasting finish. Natina’s environmental stain is a wonderful color alternative to blend in with Colorado’s beautiful mountains. Natina is easy to work with and we have enjoyed our long relationship.
Barb Santner, Senior Landscape Architect
On our recent multi-modal improvement project in Northern Nevada, we wanted to ensure the metal features blended into the surrounding high desert landscape. Natina was an ideal color option to change the shiny metal pedestrian railings and guard rails into a natural, rustic brown. I recommend Natina Steel Solution for projects that need an aesthetic look or long-lasting color for galvanized metals.
Apex Rockfall Mitigation
For us Natina has been a key ingredient in many projects on various facets being installed on the rockfall materials/hardware—on the slopes and concrete products for a multitude of entities from FHWA (Federal Highway Administration), to DOT’s (Department of Transportation) and right down to backyards for private custom homes and subdivisions. Now working with Natina for 6 plus years, we enjoy the ease of install and the varied colors that can be achieved with the color solution, as do the customers. Being an installer and working directly with Natina, it's been a great relationship and we look forward to the years that come and the innovation of the solution to continue to be at the top of the Industry.
Tim Sherwood, Construction Services Manager
City of Prescott
The City of Prescott, Arizona has used Natina Concrete Solution for many years on several different projects, from retaining walls to water tanks. The City desires a look that provides a natural color that blends into the project surroundings. Since Natina is long-lasting and environmentally-friendly, it is a good fit for the City’s needs.
Jeremy Gonzales, President
Gonzales Construction Company, Inc.
As a guardrail installer, we see miles and miles of guardrail and have worked with various kinds of companies. Gonzales Construction has worked with Natina on many transportation projects over the years. Since Natina on guardrail requires no touch-ups, and the finish lasts, we recommend Natina Steel Solution to other clients over paint, weathering steel and powder coating. We have only had good experiences with them and top-notch customer service. We will continue to use Natina for all of our galvanized surface needs.
Joe Wilkes, Director of Operations
Phoenix Zoo, Arizona Center for Nature Conservation
Natina was exactly what we needed at the Phoenix Zoo. At our Visayan warty pig habitat, we were looking for a safe product for this species, plus one that would withstand the harsh climate in Arizona, as well as require little upkeep. Natina was approved by our zoo veterinarians for the enclosure and agreed upon by our operations team for the low maintenance factor. The brown finish blended in well for this exhibit and we are happy with the results.
Chris Jenkins, Senior Designer and Vice President
Natina met with our team and showcased their reactive color for galvanized steel. Our team then specified Natina for their rustic brown finish for fencing around our ballpark project. The chain-link now blends in with stadium landscaping providing a great experience for everyone who visits. We look forward to the next project with Natina.
Launa Spendlove, President
Instant Jungle Landscape
We have been using Natina for almost 10 years. They have an extraordinary team supporting us with any questions, orders and logistics. The Natina Rock Solution is environmentally-safe, long-lasting and works great on naturalizing and blending the color into its surroundings. The earthy browns created with Natina help us and our clients' projects look beautiful. We look forward to continuing our exceptional relationship with Natina!
Rusty Lewellen, COO
High Desert Communications
We have used Natina Steel Solutions on several of our cell tower sites to help blend them into the surrounding terrain. We are very impressed with the rustic, natural color. Our clients really appreciate the impact Natina has on the project aesthetics. Natina is a great company to work with, has always met all construction deadlines and is very prompt in getting back to us.
Jay Ervine, Director of Golf Grounds
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain
I first used Natina on some small areas to determine if Natina really worked as well as other options out there. Not only did Natina work just as well but it was more affordable than the alternatives. Natina was applied to our boulders around an irrigation lake on the golf course. Natina Rock Solution worked great! We will be using Natina for future jobs we have within our development.
Thomas R. Beaty, President
Beaty Pacific Development
We have been looking for a better product than what had been available previously. Then we found Natina and used it on our projects. It is a superior color that is the perfect solution for our landscape designs. Natina provides the natural colors that we have been trying to achieve on concrete surfaces, gray granite boulders and other stone features that we utilize in our developments. We look forward to a long relationship with Natina.
John Eric Holloway, ASLA, LEED Green Associate, LCI Senior Associate
I am a landscape architect and used more than a thousand split-face concrete retaining wall blocks to build terraced planting beds. To reduce the walls’ visual impact, I was going to use integral colored concrete block, but the samples looked too uniform, like they had been painted. On top of that, the available colors contrasted with the local soil and rock on the slope below the walls. I had used Natina successfully on flatwork in previous projects, so I experimented with it on sample blocks. I discovered that it changed the plain, gray concrete to a warm, brown finish with subtle textural variations due to the split-face surface variations. This was exactly the look I was after. The walls blended very well with the native landscape and soil color. The color has held up well and I am very happy with the results.
Palm Springs Modern Homes VI, LLC
After we had used the native boulders for our retaining walls and landscaping along the street frontage, we knew the raw granite look was harsh. It did not help our desire to mold our project into the surrounding mountains. After the application of Natina Rock Solution, the project looked much softer and natural blending. We have received many compliments and comments on how good our project looks now.
Bill Munson, Senior Vice President
DCC Desert Development, Inc.
We experimented with Natina and found it to be the perfect solution for our rock staining needs. The price is right and and we use it extensively for rock staining, landscaping and re-naturalization of areas scarred by grading.
Chris J. Chapman, LEED AP, Regional Manager
Developers, builders and municipalities continue to be impressed with Natina and workmanship. That cultural commitment by your organization makes us both successful. Gothic Landscape has been delivering projects in Southern Nevada since the late 80's. I have been part of the organization since 1995. I would not hesitate to recommend Natina to anyone and do appreciate your continued partnership and spirit for years ahead. On a side note, and not without notice, we thank you for your outstanding customer care over the years. Natina continues to deliver superb professionalism and proves to go above expectations for our clientele. We do not send out letters of commendation often, but when we do so, we stand behind it. Thank you for continued service and delivery.