Hartford Lakefront Landscapers

in Hartford, CT

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Lakefront Landscaping reviews in Hartford

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Did not use this provider because he did not respond to my Angies List internal email inquiry for a quote.He did contact me after I gave him a bad rating for not responding, and explained that he did not know that there was an internal Angies List email inquiry system. I did not use him or get a quote after that, because I had already gone with another solution.
- Michael D.
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They scheduled a date, they arrived as scheduled, worked hard and long to complete the job ahead of schedule. Every technical question was addressed quickly and professionally. I would recommend them to others. I actually recommend them to a canal neighbor last week. The only issue I had was is with backfill that was placed without compaction which has resulted in holes in yard.
- dennis H.
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This is probably the worst experience I have ever had with a residential contractor!
Key points, according to
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Energy Lake Services' representative:
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has been removed from
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's list of approved contractors, because they do not adhere to
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's rules for construction on the lake. don't use them if your project is on Lake
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or other
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lake!
- The type of seawall
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builds - an "A" shaped wall of rip-rap with filter fabric and soil fill behind it - is not permitted by
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on their lakes.

Chronology:
The contract was signed and 50% deposit check was given on 03.25.14 - "to hold the price of the rock."
After several inquiries, on Saturday, 05.24.14 (week 8) I received a phone call out of the blue that a truck with the first load of rock would arrive in about 5 minutes. One or 2 truckloads per day of rock or dirt were delivered over a number of days..
On Tuesday, 06.04.14 (week 10) two men and a backhoe arrived (unannounced) to start the work. They worked half a day.
Work continued, 2 or 3 days a week typically for 2 to 4 hours a day, though 06.27.14 (week 13).
On Friday, 06.20.14, Mecklenburg Water Quality representatives arrived by boat and told
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' men to stop work because they did not have the required permits. On Monday, 06.23.14 (week 13), a Mecklenburg Water Quality representative came to my door to tell me that I could be required to do some $15,000 in remediation, since my shoreline was disturbed without permits.
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' men were working, even though they had been directed not to. Since they were here, I got them and the Water Quality man together and asked them to work out a solution that would not stop the work for a month or more (the time it takes to get the permits) and would not require the remediation. After an hour of phone calls back and forth, it was agreed that
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could finish their work, remediation would not be required, and
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would immediately apply for the permits.
On Monday, 06.23.14,
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said they would be finished on Friday 06.27.14 (week 13) and wanted the final check. I walked the job with the foreman on that Friday and pointed out several substantial areas that were not finished. On Saturday 06.28.14, I received a virulent, ranting voice message from
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, to which I replied with a text message correcting his stated "facts" and objecting to the unprofessional attitude of his voice message. On Tuesday, 07.01.14 (week 14)
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called in a much more sane frame of mind and said they would finish the work the next day. They came and did a little work. I again noted the areas that were incomplete, but they insisted they would do no more work.
The rock seawall itself appears to be well built, but there are substantial deficiencies that remain:
- The soil used to fill behind the seawall is full of chunks of rock, many as large as softballs, that would severely damage a lawnmower blade. I spent one very hot day raking the areas to try to remove the worst of the rocks before seeding, but more keep floating to the surface.
- The "finish" grading is irregular, with several areas that pond, etc. The "before" grading sloped gradually down to the seawall. Now it slopes down and then back up to the seawall.
- The soil used is of such poor quality that grass will not grow in it After 6 weeks, the grass I had planted is less than 1/2 inch high, even with daily watering. My budget is depleted for now, but I hope to be able to have a
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of topsoil spread over the area, graded to the proper slopes.
- The north end of the seawall terminates at a beach. The seawall termination was to match that of my neighbor, which
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built many years ago. It doesn't.
An overriding problem with
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is
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' refusal to communicate with his customers. He has serious anger management issues. He completely failed to keep this client informed of what was going on - trucks, workers and equipment came and went at random times, and didn't showup for days on end. They said they would be finished "tomorrow" and then didn't show up for days. The standard excuse was always the weather, which was usually bogus. The workers were easy to get along with and seemed to know what they were doing, but I don't believe
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has set foot on the property since we signed the contract. According to his reputation (and Angies' List reviews) he knows how to build seawalls, but I believe his motorsports business is his first priority. His slipshod management and unprofessional conduct make working with him frustratingly difficult.
On Thursday 08.21.14 (week 21), a representative of
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Energy Lake Services showed up at my door, saying he was reviewing "my" permit application and needed to see the project. He showed me the application, which I had not seen before, and I noted that my signature had been forged twice. He said the project would not have been approved if
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had applied for the permit before construction, but since it was now complete,
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would not require me to remove it. I told him that
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had refused to apply for the permit before starting, and now I knew why.
I am disappointed, to put it mildly, that this project turned out so badly in view of the all-A reviews on Angie's List. I note that the last review was almost 2 years ago, so I can only suppose that Mr.
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has run things into the ground over that time period.


- Michael W.
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Liberty was great. Very punctual both at the time of the estimate and service. I requested to have the wall in prior to August and
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made it happen. The wall came out great. Not only did he suggest to run a drainage pipe (which some other landscapers tried avoiding) but leveled off the rest of my patio so that the
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of the patio met the earth and reseeded all disturbed areas. I'll
be calling them in the spring for my front yard. I usually forget to leave feedback, but they did such a terrific job, I had to make sure I followed up with a positive one. Can't recommend enough.
- Anthony B.
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does a great job with cutting the lawn and weekly cleanup. They are professional, reliable and conscientious. They are however a bit expensive, but I file this under "you get what you pay for". We have had cheaper service providers with problems.
- Richard H.
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Their guy (
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) came out and was very nice and did a good job listening to what I wanted done, but their price was double what I received from other companies. The driveway was quoted at about $28,000 from Kings. I have a quote from a brick paver co for $15,000. Another quote from someone else was $13,900. They were all using unilock pavers. I sent an email and thanked
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for his time and told him his quote was almost double. He emailed back to say that was unusual but he couldn't do anything about the cost. I wouldn't use them again just because of their prices.
- Louis C.
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Set up an appointment date and kept it. Said that he would get back to us with an estimate in a couple days and he did just that. Very nice guy, professional, and answered all our questions. Even offered his opinions and advice on the project which were all great.
- Steve P.
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a&s lawncare

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Austin Ganim Landscape Design, LLC

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Bahler Brothers, Inc

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PO Box 80531
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Bill's Landscaping LLC

275 Brainard Rd.
Enfield, CT

BRYON FRYER LAWNCARE LLC

P.O. Box 3114
Waterbury, CT

BURHOE LANDSCAPING & LAWN SERVICE

150 NEW BRITAIN AVE
Unionville, CT

Cape Cod Roofing & Siding

111 Hathaway St
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clean cut llc

9 hawkstone terrace
Oxford, ct

COLLEGE BOUND HANDYMAN

441 TOLLGATE RD
South Glastonbury, CT

Collin Landscaping LLC

81 Limestone Dr.
Torrington, CT

Concrete & Masonry LLC

122 Campbell Ave
West Haven, CT

connecticutwindow

PO BOX 809
Somers, CT

Coria Maintenance

129 main st
New Haven, CT

Costello Landscaping, llc

143 Whiting Street P. O. 7072
Plainville, CT

Creative Designs LLC

159 John St
Newington, CT

CS Landscape Design & Construction Inc

815 Mountain Rd
Suffield, CT

ct roof pro

PO BOX 809
Somers, CT

Cutting Edge Landscaping & Lawncare LLC

445R Wallingford RD
Durham, CT

Designscapes

237 Main St
South Glastonbury, CT

Dirt and Stone Landscaping and Design

95 Foster Street
Newington, CT

E.S.P. ENTERPRISES

2 NORTH STREET
East Haven, CT

Earth Materials

PO BOX 987
Orange, CT

EAST SIDE TURF CARE LLC

30 LOWE AVE
Meriden, CT

FISCHER LANDSCAPE RESTORATION & DESIGN

36 WINTHROP BLVD
Cromwell, CT

George Mattingly Remodeling

8 Dara Ln
North Granby, CT

Goulets Greenscaping llc

14 emily lane
East Hampton, CT

GP Complete Lawn Care LLC

8 Ratlum Mtn Rd
Barkhamsted, CT

Green Acres Tree Service of Glastonbury.

43 Summer Sweet Dr
Glastonbury, CT

GUERRERA LANDSCAPING LLC

164 NUT PLAINS RD
Guilford, CT

HQ Landscaping

1 Saw Mill Lane
Plantsville, CT

L&M Landscaping

14 Rose St
Seymour, CT

Lawn and Gardens by Norm llc.

32 Northside dr
Torrington, CT

Mason Enterprises, LLC

Quarry Road
Granby, CT

MRL Construction

955 Killingworth Rd
Higganum, CT

Nature's Designs

Naugatuck, CT

Over the Headge landscaping llc

100 liberty street
Meriden, CT

Picture Perfect Landscape, LLC

P.O. Box 104
Hebron, CT

Pondview Landscaping

29 Rio Road
Burlington, CT

PRECISION LANDSCAPING LLC

280 WEST ST
Bolton, CT

Premier Lawn&Landscape LLC

PO Box 62
Granby, CT

Ralph Williams Landscape Design

104 Yellow Birch Lane
Lancaster, MA

SCHIAVI STUMP GRINDING LLC

1207 HIGHVIEW TER
Cheshire, CT

SDW Property Maintenance, LLC

50 Gillett Street
Hartford, CT

See It N 3D Design & Technical Illustrations

500 Los Faroles , Carr 861
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sima excavating & landscsping

6 spruce dr
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Stone Water Landscaping

PO Box 265
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T.L.G. Landscaping Co. LLC

243 Reservoir Rd
New Britain, CT

Tim's Landscaping

345 Old Gate Lane
Milford, CT

Total Tree Care Inc

280 Schoolhouse Rd
Cheshire, CT

Upton, Inc. Landscape & Construction

50 Industry Drive
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Whitestone Landscaping

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Winter Management Group

P.O. Box 2161
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