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I entered into a contract with
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in May. It took until August for him to begin my job. I had a previously installed
“architectural” colored patio done by another contractor in 2001. Within 6 months, a hairline crack running its
entire width developed which I filled, but over the next 13 years the patio settled/raised up on either side of the crack. People were tripping. I knew I had to hire someone with great reviews, a craftsman, and a person who understands the earth, its movement and contours. So I was willing to wait for
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. As it turns out the previously failed patio had site prep issues and was doomed to fail – some of the concrete was 8“deep, and other areas it was 4”, with a variety of thickness
in-between. It took 3 men 4 days and 2 jackhammers to get rid of it, and I must say
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and crew persevered in
what can only be called extremely trying circumstances, and hot August heat. He took extra care in assuring stability,
grade, height and run-off issues were addressed, used pavers of my choice, which blended well with my walkways, and worked hands-on while overseeing every detail. My new patio will last a lifetime and was well worth the wait. Highly recommend.


- Beverly B.
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A very pleasant experience all around.
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made the process easy and enjoyable from the initial first contact to the final follow up.
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worked with us on the initial design and made all the right recommendations. He knows what he’s doing and didn't try to oversell.
Schedule wise, they were actually early in starting the job and finished pretty much when they said they would.
We had
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’s crew for just over a week. A very nice bunch of guys.
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himself was a very nice guy who is also very knowledgeable and creative. He sculpted our paths into the landscaping and made them look appealing. No request from us was too big or too small.
The installation went without a hitch and the guys cleaned up every time they left for the day.
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stopped by each day as promised to see how things were going. Considering it was over 100F all week at our house
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’s guys kept working regardless. The finished paver product is of high quality. They finished off the boarders with topsoil and pea-gravel so at the end it looked fantastic!
We expected to get a series of pathways around the house and out to a Garden Shed. What we got was a beautifully and thoughtfully put together piece of landscaping. The final product is fantastic and we are very happy with the results.
If you’re looking for patios, pathways or pavers go to these guys. We plan to use them again on next year’s project. They are great!
- Steven F.
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and his crew did a fantastic job on our property. Due to incomplete work by a previous landscape firm, and a general mess created by a tree removal company, our outdoor areas were wrecked and we were happier ignoring them than dealing with them. I was confident
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could help us but thoroughly impressed by how much he was able to do with relatively small changes. Suddenly we have pride in our yard again and we're anxious to spend time outside enjoying the improvements.
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's suggestions and plant selections have been spot on and I just can't recommend him enough. The crew left our property so much better than they found it, and no sign they had been there... except the improvements!
- MIKE S.
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Perfectly!
I have a bit of a crush on
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. When I called him for the first appointment, he arrived in 30 minutes, fresh from his lunchtime bike ride. He is incredibly good looking!
He does not waste your time or his.
He is organized and punctual.
- elise M.
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The results are great!
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was great with communicating price and timeline. He was prompt in answering any questions we had. The outdoor space helps make our backyard a beautiful oasis. We love it!
- Carolina C.
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I contacted OBP through their website for an estimate to repair, clean and seal my paver driveway. Here is the response I received:
"In response of your request email for the driveway repair our company has a minimum repair of $1,200 to start without any paver material.i do not know if your repair will be large enough for that minimum. At the moment we are taking any additional wash & seal due to being so behind because of the last two months of rain. Please let us know if you like us to schedule someone to see the repair areas"
I seems very dismissive. My driveway is incredibly long, so I'm sure the repair would have exceeded $1200, but I'm not feeling great about this companies interest in my business. It's ironic since the last review response states that they do not treat small repairs any differently.
- Ian R.
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We spoke with numerous driveway/paver companies and received estimates. We have an enormous driveway and don't have such an enormous budget. We were lucky enough to have a monetary gift as a housewarming present from family to put in driveway pavers.
No one would be transparent about costs so that we could figure out a way to get an enormous driveway done at a reasonable price. Only
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.
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, measured, remeasured, chalked out example lines, and suggested some really clever ways to make sure we could have the driveway looking great within out budget. It was such an ideal experience.
- Amanda & James P.
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When we moved into our home 2 years ago, we already knew we needed to repair the front walkway and side walkway that had settled unevenly over the years. The side walkway would collect pools of water next to the house (causing potential harm to the foundation) and it was difficult to push our child's stroller to the garage because it was so uneven.
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was very responsive and professional since our first phone conversation. He was punctual for our initial meeting and didn't try to oversell us on the repair. He was able to get his crew out for the job in 2 weeks after this first meeting (whereas estimates from other companies were looking at about 4-6 weeks out). It took his crew two days to complete the job. The first day they removed the existing pavers (we were
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them, not purchasing new ones), re-leveled the walkways with gravel base and sand, and then began the process of re-installing the pavers. On the second day, they finished re-installing the pavers, making sure everything was level. They power-washed the pavers after everything was installed. Since we decided to power-wash the pavers last minute, they came back the next morning (technically day 3) and finished up the project with a polymeric sand
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on top. It was a complete transformation from what we originally had. We are definitely very happy with the finished project. The added bonus to working with this company is that
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provided us with a 5 year warranty even though this was just a repair job. The estimates I received from other companies did not provide this for a repair, only for a new installation. We would definitely use
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for any future paving needs and we would highly recommend them.
- Tom W.
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Testing was not done satisfactorily by the project team. The installers basically installed the walkway stones and left, having considered the job done. They had not tested for proper drainage. I needed to perform that test myself, after the team had left. Testing revealed water accumulation at the base of the house near the front entrance. I gave photos to the PM (project manager) that showed water accumulation. The team returned to fix the problem, and I performed a second test that showed some slight, but insufficient, improvement. They came back a third day and fixed the problem. Each time they returned, they removed several stones, made changes to the sand bed, and replaced the stones. Finally, a follow-up test was successful. Of course, the project team should have done all testing without my involvement. Their performance was inexcusable.

Problems with quality control included: 1. Some minor surface damage to the base of the stucco where it met newly installed walkway was not repaired without my reminding the PM more than once that I expected the team to make the repair. Once the PM agreed, he applied patching material, which took only about 15 minutes of time. 2. After the installers supposedly had finished their work, I identified two stones that were chipped and needed replacing. The team should have examined them and replaced the stones without my having to make the request.

Serious breakdowns of project communication occurred, exemplified by the following: 1. During my initial phone conversation with the PM I had made a special request, which he agreed to comply with. It was to adequately protect the front door, which was adjacent to the concrete walkway that was to be removed. I explained that the front door was new and I wanted to have very sturdy protection that would guard against chipped stone or concrete from coming in contact with the door, and that ordinary paper would not be sufficient protection. The PM agreed with this request and said he’d make sure my request would be carried out. Yet, shortly after the team arrived, I observed them beginning to cover the door with a roll of paper that painters use to
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their work. I stopped them and explained that this was unacceptable and that the PM and I had agreed that a much sturdier form of protection would be used. 2. During the preparation before placing the stones on the walkway, I had a discussion with the PM and the installation team about complying with the layout of the design consultant at the time of sale. The designer had recommended brown stone to be used on the walkway edges, and also to be used in the main walkway. The main portion of the walkway (i.e., excluding the border) was to have been 90% courtyard
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brown (CTB), with 10% brown. Instead, the installers explained they were going to install only the CTB in the main walkway, and use the brown only in the border. I spoke with the PM and explained the discrepancy between the installers’ plans and the design clearly specified on our contract. The PM offered his explanation which was not satisfactory, so I contacted the designer, who looked into it and gave me an explanation, to the effect that his design would not work because the size of the brown stones would not match up properly if integrated with the CTB stones and therefore would physically not allow the design he had specified in the contract. (The designer apologized for his design error and attributed the error to his not being completely aware of stone size compatibility information when he prepared the design.) Once the installers demonstrated for me the incompatibility of the sizes, I accepted the designer’s explanation and I gave the project team my OK to proceed. I felt the PM should have done a better job of dealing with this issue than he did and that I should not have had to place calls to the project designer to get the correct explanation. 3. The PM and I agreed to place a few stones on top of the driveway where the walkway met the driveway near the garage door. In order to illustrate his plan which I agreed with, the PM used a pencil to outline each of five stones that would be cemented on top of the driveway. Later, however, I observed a project team member holding a small saw. When I asked him what he was going to use the saw for, he indicated he was going to saw out a corner of the driveway so he could place the stones in place of the concrete he was going to remove. Of course I stopped him and advised the workers of the agreement I had made with the PM. Obviously the agreement I had made with the PM had not been conveyed to the persons doing the work.

The project duration (excluding sealing of stones) did not meet expectations. Originally the time estimated was two to three days and may be as long as a week. The actual duration was two weeks. The sealing of the stones was quoted (by the PM) as requiring two days—day 1 to apply sand, day 2 to apply sealer. Actual duration was 3 days—day 1 for the worker (sub-contractor) to start to apply sand and inform me that he didn’t feel good about applying sealer to stone that was as dirty as he felt it to be, in his “professional judgment.” He stopped his work and phoned to advise his boss of his recommendation to clean it before applying the sealer. Then the worker went home. He returned the next day (day 2) to clean the walkway, and the following day (day 3) to apply sealer. The PM was not present during the sealing. My communication during the sealing process was directly with the sub-contracting firm. I believe that the PM should have been more involved during the sealing phase of the project than he was.
- Tom B.
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with
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provided the initial consultation and quoted based on our project specifications. We had received comparison quotes from other companies, but decided to go with this COC because we felt the estimated price was reasonable. Additionally, we had received positive word-of-mouth reviews from a couple of our friends in the community, so that made us even more confident in our decision. There were two 'teams' that worked on our project, both under the supervision of
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. One team was responsible for the concrete work from start to finish. The other team was responsible for the arbor/wood work from start to finish. Both teams had a 'leader' - everyone in the company from the owners, to the team members were professional and friendly. Whenever I had a question, or wanted to check out the progress, I felt comfortable walking out and talking with them. Also,
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remained accessible via phone, text, and email throughout the duration of our project. The concrete was stamped, stained and sealed to look like high-gloss wood. It is stunning! When I walk out the back door, I literally feel like I'm stepping onto hard wood floors that extend into the backyard. The gloss sealer makes the concrete feel so smooth that I don't need to worry about my toddlers walking outside bare-foot. Also important with toddlers is the need for easy clean-up. we've already had one picnic on our new patio and it was SO easy to clean - all we had to do was hose it off! We are very happy customers indeed!
- Shannon W.
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Alabama Lawn Sprinklers

PO Box 382643
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All Trades Inc.

5885 snowville brent rd
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Alpha Remodeling & Construction

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ANCLA Construction

2721 Driving Range
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Andy's Creekside Nursery

3351 Morgan Dr
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ARCHADECK OF BIRMINGHAM

PO BOX 13216
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Authentic Durango Stone™ by World Wide Stone Corp

7946 E McClain Dr
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Blackjack Horticulture, Inc.

5536 Derby Dr
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Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north
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Campbell Paving Asphalt & Concrete LLC

7001 Treeline Ln
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Owner operated. no subs. cost determined by the job. no travel charges.

CAREFREE LANDSCAPE

4720 5TH AVE S
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Choice Landscapes

305 Lake Heather Reserve
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Classic Gardens & Landscape Inc

1855 Carson Rd
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Family owned business since 1990.

Construction & Management Solutions, LLC

1025 Montgomery HWY, Ste 207
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Creative Outdoors

P.O. Box 321724
Birmingham, AL
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Creekside Total Maintenance

17357 S 69th Ave
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D & D Stone Brokers

PO Box 2032
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Dempsey Designs

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DirectBuy of Indianapolis

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DirtScapes Landscape & Construction

P O Box 661
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GEOSTONE RETAINING WALL SYSTS

11321 HIGHWAY 280
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Golden Scapes LLC

327 8th Street SW
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HISTORICAL HOMECRAFTERS INC

932 Copena Dr
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John Russell Landscape Architect

664 Bluff Park RD
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Land Escapes

16437 Hwy 25
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NELSON TEAM

8408 FARLEY AVE
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311 County Road 1387
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PO BOX 1050
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123 Magnolia St
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StoneMark Construction

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Trimm Landscapes and Designs

20 Cedar St
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Dba: tr trimm inc. additional contact:

Triple B Construction

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5504 1st Avenue N
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2183 Parkway Lake Dr
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5657 Norris Mill Rd
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