The short version: Rowan and his team at P2 are professional, detail-oriented, pleasant, honest, and skilled landscape craftsmen who understand design, quote reasonably, and deliver quality work on time and on budget.
The longer version: Throughout last winter (early 2013), I sought a quality landscape team to help redesign the driveway in front of our house in Leaside (Toronto). After false starts with a few landscape contractors who lacked professionalism, a friend of mine recommended I speak to Rowan at P2 Contracting.
Sites like HomeStars exist so that satisfied customers like me can spread the word about great service providers. Rowan and his crew exceeded expectations. My wife and I are very happy with how everything turned out.
Rowan's email and phone communications were great. He always responded promptly and he quickly arranged to visit my home to check out the existing situation. He helped me refine the design I had in mind and quoted a price that I was expecting and happy with. He provided a formal quote with a clear scope of work. Within days of authorizing the proposal, his crew was onsite and working hard.
The work took two days as promised. At the end of the first day, P2's crew not only moved their machinery away so that I could park my car in the driveway where they were working (the job was to expand the width of my driveway to provide a proper unilock walkway), but at the end of the first day they broom swept the entire area so that it was presentable and safe. Even our neighbors commented on what a great crew I had hired. My wife was home on maternity, having just delivered my baby girl the week before, and the P2 team (I think there were 4 guys working) were kind, thoughtful, and totally professional. When she had to leave the house to take our baby for a walk, they helped without being asked and made her feel very comfortable with the fact that they were working right in front of the house with machinery. She was happy so I was happy. They were respectful and kind.
The job took the exact time Rowan promised. When I arrived home from work at the end of the second day I inspected the work and found it 98% complete and finished. I had already received an email from Rowan asking what I thought. When I advised that there was one small part of curb that I thought could be finished a bit better, he promised it would be taken care of the next day. When I got home from work the next day, it was finished as promised.
I enjoyed working with Rowan. He is a pro. He knew exactly what I wanted, helped me with the design without trying to up-sell, quoted reasonably, and then delivered with excellent craftsmanship using a professional team of respectable, hardworking men who knew their craft well. It is now 6 months later and the improvements to our driveway are holding up very well.
I hope to hire P2 to help us with our next project, the renovation of our backyard with the addition of a deck. I gladly recommend P2 Contracting.