Santa Ana 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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&
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3058
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Drive
Palm Harbor, FL 24684
727 772 1599
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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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24 Design Construction

5455 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

3D Landscape

P.O. 2123
Orange, CA

A+ Handy Man Service

12716 Snapping Turtle Road
Apple Valley, CA

A.H.INC.

4570 Alvarado Canyon Road
San Diego, CA

AGA Construction Inc

18375 Ventura Blvd
Tarzana, CA

All Stars Remodeling

19327 Ventura blvd
Tarzana, CA

American Heritage Pool Corporation

PO Box 11996
Palm Desert, CA

American Industrial Services

5626 Cherry Ave.
Long Beach, CA

Andre Landscape Service, Inc.

521 N VIRGINIA AVE
Azusa, CA

ANDY DEYOUNG, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT, INC.

201 W BIXBY RD
Long Beach, CA

Aqua Bella Pools-Spa & Masonry

31256 Quail Valley Rd
Castaic, CA

Aramexx Construction

500 East "E" St.
Ontario, CA

Art Construction

1301 W. Glenoaks Blvd
Glendale, CA

Artisan Light & Landscape

15261 Windjammer Way
Lake Elsinore, CA

B&J Landscaping & Concrete Inc.

1490 Rincon Street
Corona/Eastvale, CA

B2B Design / Build

6302 Whittier Ave.
Whittier, CA

Ballina Tree Service

1238 Cypress Ave
Santa Ana, ca

Botanicare Plant Services

11560 Gateway Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Brett Krueger's Property Investment Co

10955 Monte Vista
Montclair, CA

BRIDGECREEK LANDSCAPE

146 S. Main St.
Orange, CA

Bright Green Contracting

464 Larkstone Ln.
Brea, CA

Brown Dog Repairs

1727 Kent St
Los Angeles,

Builders Law Group

9767 Vía Roma
Burbank, CA

C & C Technical Solutions

Commonwealth ave
Alhambra, CA

California Coastal Construction

8226 Eastport Dr.
Huntington Beach,

California Construction Center

13659 Victory Blvd
Van Nuys, CA

Capital Construction Inc.

41558 Eastman Dr.
Murrieta, CA

Center Line Construction

1611 W San Bernardino Rd Ste A
Covina, CA

Clements Landscape and Pool Construction

8082 Surrey Ln
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

COASTAL DESIGN LANDSCAPE

611 Frankfort Ave
Huntington Beach, CA

Construction JM

10527 Cottonwood Ave
Hesperia, CA

Costa Verde Landscaping Inc

2560 S Orange Ave
Santa Ana, CA

Creation Builders Inc

22647 Ventura Blvd
Woodland Hills, CA

Creative Innovations Landscape & Design

5026 Passons Blvd.
Pico Rivera, CA

CS Creations

15215 Lakeside St
Sylmar, CA

David Brian Sanders Interior Architecture + Design

8222 Melrose Avenue suite 400
Los Angeles, CA

DC Landscape Design

700 Hillsboro
Fullerton, CA

DEL MAR LANDSCAPING

Long Beach, CA

Derk's Landscaping & Pools

19902 Grayland Ave
Cerritos, CA

Douglas A Hatfield

10001 Grunewald Rd
Yakima, WA

Eckenroth Construction

7858 Longs Peak Dr
Riverside, CA

EFREN'S DESIGN GARDENING

26307 9TH ST
Highland, CA

enpos construction

641 S Palm St
La Habra, CA

EXOTIC AQUATICS

31710 Dunlap Blvd
Yucaipa, CA

Exterior Images-Landscape Architect

72877 Dinah Shore Drive Suite 103191
Rancho Mirage, CA

Eye On Builders

438 w elm st
Ontario, CA

farmers insurance

325 N. Second ave suite L
Upland, CA

FasTrak Construction

2965 Tern Place
Perris, CA

Finest Home Remodeling

22287 Mulholland
Calabasas, CA

Fred's Quality Concrete

15514 Leffingwell Rd
Whittier, CA

Gordon Kurtis Associates Inc.

137 N.Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Green Renovation, Inc.

15024 Hesby Street
Sherman Oaks, CA

GREEN VALLEY LANDSCAPE

P O Box 1005
Fontana, CA

GreenArt Landscape Design Inc

8424 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA

Greenworks Landscaping

12421 Fern ave
Chino, ca

Gro-O

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

HARBOR LANDSCAPING

963 N. GAFFEY PL
San Pedro, CA

Hi-Tech Builders Inc

5435 Balboa Blvd
Encino, CA

High Class Builders & Remodeling Inc

17620 Sherman Way
Van Nuys, CA

home in style construction, inc.

22060 gilmore st
Woodland Hills, CA

Home Top Construction & Design Inc

6931 Van Nuys Blvd
Van Nuys, CA

HUNG LY CONSTRUCTION

Los Angeles, CA

HW General Contracting

1677 Fairway Drive
Corona, CA

Invisible Gardener

PO Box 4311
Malibu, CA

Jess Tree Service

9348 Friendship Ave
Pico Rivera, CA

JTC Estates

2326 N. Batavia
Orange, CA

KAN-DO PONDS & WATERFALLS

5182 Los Altos Drive
Yorba Linda, CA

KREIMER AIR CONDITIONING, HTG & CONSTRUCTION

18653 Ventura Blvd
Tarzana, CA

LAND TEC LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS

1333 S OLIVE ST
Santa Ana, CA

Landscape West

2020 Lomita Blvd.
Lomita, CA

Landworkshop Inc

6612 Cedarwood Dr.
Huntington Beach, CA

Lenkin Design Inc

1112 Lagunita Road
Pasadena, CA

Luxury Creations Pools and Landscape

28140 East Dr
Menifee, CA

M W LANDSCAPE

13362 DIAMOND HEAD DR
Tustin, CA

Maiocco Designs

9663 Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA

MARIE TRINGALI

0 Private Home Residence
Malden, MA

Mathew Gray Landscaping

602 Hauser Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

MEL & AL LANDSCAPING

13292 CEDAR ST
Westminster, CA

MGS Landscape

Valencia, CA

MonteVista Landscape

2318 S Ramona Dr
Santa Ana, CA

NCC Construction

7426 Cherry Avenue, Suite 210-429
Fontana, CA

NewCastle Landscaping

8646 Meadowbrook Ave.
Garden Grove, CA

Oceanscape design inc.

17 Alondra
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

OCLA construction group

26150 Laguna CT, #218
Aliso Viejo,

One Putt Greens and Lawns

4420 Carib Ct
San Diego, CA

Outdoor Creations

127 East Hawthorne Drive
Ontario, CA

Pacific Pavingstone

8309 Tujunga Ave
Sun Valley, CA

Paisano Creative Construction

27802 Paguera
Mission Viejo,

PARADISE DESIGNS INC

1395 CALLE AVANZADO
San Clemente, CA

PNI Construction, Inc.

6960 Aragon Cir. Ste. 6
Buena Park, CA

Pomona products

Pomona, ca

Pond Guardian

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Ponderiffic Adventures

39692 Baldi Ct
Beaumont, CA

Prodigy Construction, Inc.

5023 Parkway Calabasas
Calabasas, CA

QUAIL CAPITAL CORP

2310 W VICTORY BLVD
Burbank, CA

Rahn Contractor Associates

24646 Devonport Circle
Laguna Hills, CA

Rain Forest LA Inc

442 Alandele Ave
Los Angeles, CA

Ramos Landscaping Services

18761 Chase St
Northridge, CA

SC Blueprinting

6219 Atoll Ave
Van Nuys, CA

SC Contractors

19009 S Laurel Park Rd
Compton, CA

See It N 3D Design & Technical Illustrations

500 Los Faroles , Carr 861
Miami, FL

Signature Landscape inc

25862 Jamon Ln
Mission Viejo, CA

SKYLINE PONDS

26852 HIGHWAY 189
Blue Jay, CA

So.Cal Landscape & Pond

12881 Lemonwood Ln
Garden Grove, CA

Solid Rock Construction Group, Inc

943 Majella Ave
La Verne, C

Sterling Solution

3150 Forest Meadow Drive
Chino Hills, CA

Sunny Hills Landscape Inc.

33152 Paseo Pinto
San Juan Capistrano, CA

Supreme Remodeling Inc

14545 Victory Blvd
Van Nuys, CA

System Pavers

3750 S Susan St
Santa Ana, CA

The Cutting Edge

4662 Katella Ave
Los Alamitos, CA

Tommys Construction

Torrance, ca

Top Design Inc

16134 Hart St
Van Nuys, CA

Trademark Construction

2178 Ocana Ave
Long Beach, CA

TradeMax

20555 Devonshire St #260
Chatsworth, CA

TRANSFORMED CONSTRUCTION INC

14301 VENTURA BLVD
Sherman Oaks, CA

Treeium Eco Home Remodeling

5352 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Valley Village, CA

Turf Group LLC

28350 Roadside Drive
Agoura Hills, CA

Urban Landscape Design & Construction

895 Dove Street, Third Floor
Newport Beach, CA

Waterfall Painting and Remodeling

15 N San Mateo
Redlands, CA

West Coast Commercial Construction

13710 Bora Drive
Santa Fe Springs, CA

William Joyce Design

1404 Tyler Ave
San Diego, CA

Woltman Construction

Lake Forest, CA

Worman Construction

North Hollywood, CA

Y.O.R. Construction and Investment, Inc.

12135 Miranda St
Valley Village, CA

YourTurf, Inc.

31103 Rancho Viejo Rd
San Juan Capistrano, CA

Zion Construction & Design Inc

21307 Gault St
Canoga Park, CA
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