Piedmont Lakefront Landscaping Articles

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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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I have an estimate for a full sea wall replacement with this company.
But I called them back to do some repairs in the meantime until I sell
real estate up north. He looked at job, we discussed, I gave the green
light. Never heard back. I've called them at least twice since and
they don't call back or show any interest in working on my seawall. I
have no idea if they do good work, but NO work is inexcusable. What's
up with that?
- ALLEN D.
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This is a copy of the letter I sent to
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Hi
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and
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We
thought about completing a new seawall and dock for a long time and want
to let you know how glad we are to have chosen
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.. There
were so many restrictions placed on construction of a seawall by the
County that at one point we worried we would not be able to put in a
seawall. The Rip-Rap wall that you put in not only looks great, is an
environmentally friendly way to protect against erosion, and I am happy
to say we no longer worry about seeing a gator under our bird feeders.
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, I knew that as soon as I reached you with any questions or
messages, I knew you would follow through. As far as the dock,
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you were great and so patient to work with as I kept adding more to the
project, like the extra step and the railing on two sides so
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would
have something to hold onto when we were out on the dock. Even the
County inspector who came out afterwards remarked on the quality of the
work and materials.
We are really happy with this investment we made to our
property. I would and do recommend you to anyone who is thinking of a
seawall or dock.
Sincerely,
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3058
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Palm Harbor, FL 24684
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- CAROL W.
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did an outstanding job, beings careful with the existing landscaping around the ponds. They removed the landscaping plants as necessary And replanted them when they finished.
They are so busy that it took them three months to get to me but it was well worth the wait.
They cleaned up after themselves and left the area looking like they hadn't been there.
I would highly recommend them to either build a new pond water feature and rebuild an existing one.
- Ronald K.
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The initial contact went well. we set up and appointment, meet with
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in early September and received an estimate. Decided to go with
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and sent in a deposit. A few weeks to a month passed and my husband contacted them to find out where we were in their schedule. Apparently the employee that received the deposit never told anybody and we slipped through the cracks, we were told that the employee had been let go. Okay, stuff happens but by the time they could fit us on the schedule it was
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and they were only able to do the basecoat of the asphalt, spread the dirt pile from our addition and install the compacted base for the patio. They said we could live with driveway basecoat over the winter and they would come back in the spring to complete the job. It would give us an opportunity to live with the driveway layout and we could make any adjustments in the spring. Sounded great to us. Spring arrived, I called
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and he came right out. We needed stairs for our back entrance and
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and I had an extensive conversation on how we needed to first determine the height and layout of the stairs as it would determine grading of the path to the patio and the rest of the landscape. He left saying he would make mock up of the stairs so we could see what would work and then move on from there with the rest of the landscape project. We also discussed a couple of changes to the driveway and finished look. We never heard another word. We were very disappointed at having the project stall out again.
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is a nIce guy, his people do decent work but lack customer service resulting in no follow-up or follow through. Would not recommend
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landscaping due to a lack of dependability.
- Sandra A.
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ABC Landscaping Inc

138 Ricardo Ave
Piedmont, CA

Accelerated Building Contractors

P.O. Box 15453
San Luis Obispo, CA

AJ's Landscaping

P.O. Box 1135
Brentwood, CA

ANDY'S CONSTRUCTION & GENERAL

3345 CLIFTON CT
Fremont, CA

AY Sustainable Landscape Design

562 kenwyn Road
Oakland, CA

Babylon Gardens Landscaping

2657 Donner Trail
Riverbank, CA

Bay Area Drainage Inc

86 Buckingham Dr
Moraga, CA

BB&B Builders Inc.

44 Indian Rock ct.
San Anselmo, CA

BETTER ROOFING WITH TRAVIS

220 Mar Vista
Watsonville, CA

BIO FRIENDLY GARDENS

1177 CRAGMONT AVE
Berkeley, CA

BLUHON CONSTRUCTION

1160 Brickyard Cove Rd. Suite 200
Richmond, CA

Bountiful Botanicals, Inc.

433 37th Street
Oakland, CA

Brickhouse Construction, Inc.

4500 Holland Tract Rd.
Brentwood, CA

Bright Eagles Construction

10381 Singleton Rd
San Jose, CA

Buhler Construction Company

3614 16th St. #1
San Francisco, CA

Caffrey Landscapes

108 Belle Ave
San Rafael, CA

Christopher Carlson Construction

730 w verano ave
Sonoma, CA

CK Water Systems & Landscape Development

356 Spruce St
San Francisco, CA

Colonial Life

1401 Willow Pass Road
Concord, CA

CROWN CONSTRUCTION

PO BOX 1394
Lafayette, CA

DAC LANDSCAPING

PO BOX 62061
Sunnyvale, CA

DBP Construction

1493 Highland Blvd
Hayward, CA

DeBernardi development, Inc

5776 Sonoma Dr. suite D
Pleasanton, Ca

DO Concrete

Roseville, CA

Duvall Family Landscape

2943 Edison Drive
San Jose, CA

Eagle Reflective Shield, Inc.

PO Box 38
Canyon, CA

EarthPro

799 Lincoln Ave
San Jose, CA

ECORE CONTRACT

21C ORINDA WAY
Orinda, CA

EF GOMEZ CEMENT CONTRACTOR

1350 UNDERWOOD AVE
San Francisco, CA

Elemental Landscape and Design

2837 Gazelle Dr
Campbell, CA

Enliven Nail & Spa

570 Masonic Way
Belmont, CA

Foo Bar

San Francisco, CA

French's Waterscapes

PO Box 4085
Walnut Creek, CA

Gazal Landscaping

903 E El Camino Real Ste#6-200
Mountain View, CA

Genesis Stoneworks

43128 Christy St
Fremont, CA

GLI Norcal Landscape Construction

125 Rich Street
Greenbrae, CA

Gold Standard Concrete

1271 Washington Ave
San Leandro, CA

Golden Palm Landscape

Brentwood, ca

GOOD EARTH LANDSCAPING

60 CYPRESS PLACE
Sausalito, CA

Guideline Builders

333 Hegenberger Road #315
Oakland, CA

HIGHLAND LANDSCAPE

10397 CULL CANYON RD
Castro Valley, CA

Home Healing Renovations

702 Harrison Street
Berkeley, CA

I Build Construction

2765 Hunter st.
East Palo Alto, CA

Kerri Landscape Services

1826 Buena Vista Ave
Livermore, CA

KRB Construction

707 Continental Circle
Mountain View,

LA RENAISSANCE BUILDERS INC

1061 BELL MARIN KEYS
Novato, CA

LAND CO ENVIRONMENTS, INC.

859 N MCDOWELL BLVD
Petaluma, CA

Le's Landscaping Services

PO Box 3776
San Rafael, CA

LEBEC Inc

8494 Lone Tree Way
Brentwood, CA

M ROSENBERG LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

878 VALENCIA SCHOOL RD
Aptos, CA

M&M Construction & Home Design

1647 Willow Pass Rd
Concord, CA

Magic Gardens Landscaping

6114 La Salle Ave #321
Oakland, CA

maintainance services

1271 eucalyptus drive
Vallejo, CA

Makoni Construction

PlO. Box 2445
Menlo Park, CA

Mario's Complete Landscaping & Masonry

2707 old Sonoma rd
Napa, CA

MB Landscaping

1177 Branham Ln. #409
San Jose, CA

Mr Green Turf.

1598 malesta rd
Pinole, ca

MW CONSTRUCTION

633 Coventry Rd
Berkeley, CA

NATURAL BRIDGES LANDSCAPING

15015 Los Gatos Blvd
Los Gatos, CA

No Nonsense Horticultural Svcs/NNHS Enterprises

2491 San Ramon Vly Blvd #1
San Ramon, CA

One Stop Plastering Inc.

309 Paloma
San Rafael, CA

One Way Landscape

1424 Sierra Road
Fremont, CA

Pacific Contracting

5430 Colusa Avenue
Richmond, CA

Planted Earth Design Build Co.

747 The Alameda
Berkeley, CA

Professional Landscaping

3209 Mustang Circle
Fairfield, CA

Redwood City Gardening

169 Duane St.
Redwood City, CA

RGS CONSTRUCTION

741 FOLGER AVE
Berkeley, CA

Robert Dietz Landscape Architecture

1925 Cherry Ave
San Jose, CA

SABRA MASONRY

630 N SAN PEDRO ST
San Jose, CA

SALINAS REMODELING AND HENDYMAN SERVICE

349 POPLAR AVE. #5
Redwood City, CA

See It N 3D Design & Technical Illustrations

500 Los Faroles , Carr 861
Miami, FL

SERENESCAPES

PO BOX 182
Canyon, CA

Shambhala Landscapes

643 Mangels Ave
San Francisco, CA

StarFive Design

Sonoma, CA

SUE ODA LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

PO BOX 2674
El Cerrito, CA

System Pavers

3750 S Susan St
Santa Ana, CA

Top Design Inc

16134 Hart St
Van Nuys, CA

Treeium Eco Home Remodeling

5352 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Valley Village, CA

TUTUILA LANDSCAPING

36643 CAPISTRANO DRIVE
Fremont, CA

V&H Landscaping

55 Pacifica Ave #148
Bay Point, CA

Vee Horticulture

1563 Solano Ave
Berkeley, CA

WatersideUSA

San Jose, CA

YourTurf, Inc.

31103 Rancho Viejo Rd
San Juan Capistrano, CA
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