Ted and his crew started the job on time in May, 2012 and we were very very pleased with the work that his company did for us.
Our existing stoop was beginning to fall apart and, when they removed the existing decorative flagstone from it, we discovered that the whole structure was rotting and the whole thing needed to be rebuilt. This was not something we could have known until the demolition was begun. This extra work was taken in stride by Ted despite the fact that it would take longer to finish. The wiarton square cut flagstone was expertly applied to the stoop and steps and looks very beautiful. He made the landing in front of the stoop much larger and installed a brussels block walkway from the driveway to the stoop. That too, is gorgeous. We previously had an uneven, diy path in its place and Ted's path is so straight and even that I am actually looking forward to shoveling snow from an even surface this winter!
His crew also built a new retaining wall right beside the stoop, running across the front of the house, to provide an elevated space for plantings. Landscaping lights were installed in that wall to illuminate the brussels block path below. Finally, new planting beds were installed in front of the stoop and path and also around a huge existing maple tree. New plants were installed as well as existing plants from my backyard were moved to the front and so far, these plants have appeared to survive the move very well. One of those plants was a Japanese Maple which are supposed to not like being moved, but so far, so good. His crew treated my plants with a great deal of care.
The crew that Ted provided to us for the whole process were lovely to work with. They were polite and cheerful and always cleaned up the site at the end of the day, as much as they could. They were skilled craftsmen and took pride in their work. I work from home so I was here most of the time that they were. I never heard any crude language, they didn't smoke and they didn't blast a boombox while working here. I really appreciated all of this. Basically - they were professionals!
Ted was also wonderful to work with. He is a very nice person and my husband and I were very comfortable dealing with him. I am sure we could have found someone cheaper to do the work, but I really do believe you get what you pay for. Ted knew that we were trying to keep to a budget and did his best to suggest alternatives that would be kinder to our pocket book. During the design process, I pretty much knew what I wanted, and Ted was able to take my ideas and present us with a design that was perfect for us and our property. He also made several suggestions that I had not thought of and which turned out to be great ideas.
I will not hesitate to call on Hobson Landscapes for further landscaping work and I heartily recommend his company.
- Company Response
Thanks very much for the kind words!! You were great to work with too.
I hope you have a nice holiday!