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Now for the details... I interviewed multiple Angie's List top rated companies for about 1.5 years before finally choosing Bill. Given this was going to be a very large, time-consuming project I wanted to make sure I chose someone that I felt had the experience, interest and creativity needed to make our backyard special. Having worked with Bill over 2 months of this project, he and his team met all the qualities I was looking for. Bill and his team can basically do everything and they have the certifications/licenses to back that up. What differentiated Bill from most landscape professionals I interviewed was that he was working with his crew, onsite everyday. He isn't going to show up to your house in a pristine embroidered
On to the project... This was a big job as I mentioned earlier. Bill and team had to excavate out an old, very large brick patio, remove old timber retaining walls and grade everything to provide appropriate drainage around the back of our house. He installed a massive, concrete patio that has river stone embedded and sanded down flat. That is topped off with a slate border. It looks amazing and I haven't seen anyone else do this in town. Bill installed a pond with a small stream and waterfall. Admittedly I think this is one of the smallest ponds Bill has ever installed, but it looks amazing in our backyard. The water feature was something we were unsure of initially - but now that we have it and have lived with it, I wouldn't change a thing. Bill added (5) fairly large Koi as well, and we can change the flow rate of the waterfall with a wireless remote. If you have the room in your backyard, you really should consider doing this.
With 4 younger children at home, we also wanted to do something for them. Bill and team installed a ~30x30' basketball pad and stained it a light brownish color. I love the look because it doesn't have that bright new concrete harshness and fits into the backyard. Bill had this great idea to install a water spray ground into the basketball pad as well. Another great idea - we can simply flip a switch now and jets of water shoot up out of the pad. The kids loved this in the late summer - and I don't have to worry about any pooling of water as we installed a french drain to collect the run-off. My only regret was that we used a separate installer for the basketball goal (a ProDunks goal we ordered online). In the end, Bill and team could have handled this. Bill also added an outdoor electrical plug near the pad so that we can plug in lights, radios, cell phone chargers, etc. And finally, Bill helped construct an outdoor drinking fountain so that kids don't have to keep running into the house to get a drink. His solution was surprisingly cheap and works great.
Our 3/4 acre backyard also received full irrigation. Bill educated us on choosing a Smart controller that intelligently controls the amount of watering (and timing) needed for your yard. The goal being that you reduce water consumption but ensure your plants/lawn are irrigated optimally. We also had the City of
We also had the backyard landscaped with probably 100 or so plantings. Multiple beds created with mulch (I am not a fan of pine straw). Trees, bushes, perennials - many of which were used to provide near instantaneous privacy from our neighbors. Everything looks great and Bill has been back many times to make sure things are growing well. I also like the look of large boulders - so Bill installed 4-5 massive boulders around the patio that are nice to lean against, jump off of, etc.
We had some funds remaining to add some landscape lighting to the backyard. We chose to use advanced
We made a last minute decision to add a fire pit (in ground) with loose river rock around it. It looks great and fits in nicely to our new backyard.
In summary, this entire experience exceeded our expectations. It was a ton of money for us, but has been well worth it. I will continue to use Bill /
Over sold and under preformed. The installation of the spot light, the grey industrial PVC
I've personally installed two landscape lighting systems myself, I did a better job. The quality of fixtures didn't match, pathway lights vs. house lights, tree lights.
The installation of the new breaker both inside and outside was good.
I would have preferred someone who didn't try and "sell us" and advise. His smoking habit was not a problem until he decided to use my yard as an ashtray.
I don't know how Ivey Electric ended up at the top of your list, I'll never make the same mistake again.
Your recomendations aren't worth the paper written on.
Our last contact was supposed to be this past Friday afternoon, he confirmed with my wife...........still haven't seen, heard or smelled him.
Before meeting with began with his first question to us, which was "What do you want your backyard experience to be?" It was refreshing to hear someone ask us not just about what we wanted it to look like, but what we wanted to feel when we were in our backyard. We expressed to
As we started to work with
As for the craftmanship of the work, it is outstanding.
But, what do we like most about
We think we're the best, and we can prove it.
Try an annual plan and if you want to cancel in your first year, we'll refund you 110%
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