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Was quick to respond. Was upfront about scheduling issues with being busy but was courteous and willing to still give an estimate. I will keep this vendor on my future planning shortlist.
- Paul B.

Great! My landscape designer
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was professional, punctual, and communicated very well. Plus, she was very sweet and friendly! She adjusted the plans several times when I changed my mind and was very helpful in making suggestions that fit my style and budget.
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and his guys did a wonderful job in removing the old wall, building the new one, and removing a lot of sod so I could plant later on. They did the work over the course of several days in between the rain! They worked extremely hard in the heat and humidity. I am very pleased with the result and will definitely call
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when I'm ready to tackle the old rock wall in the back yard!
- Kathleen R.

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came out and gave us a bid. It seemed like a fair price for the amount of work we wanted done.
He was a very good listener about what we were wanting done, and came up with some design ideas also.
We have asked them to meet with us to pick out the color of river rock that we want to use to replace the lava rock, and also the type of pavers to use. Which they replied and said they would.
- Brian B.

The quote was mailed to me with labor only as I was to provide all fencing materials. The fencing I was looking at was not recommended by "The City" due to liability concerns but it did meet code. The other styles are not available to the public.
- Walt C.

When I bought my house in 2009 the landscaping was sad, to say the least. I got plans and estimates from several companies. I chose
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. They tore up all of the bushes and plants in my front flower beds and planted the shrubs and plants in the plan
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had presented. They put in edging and a heavy
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of mulch over the weed control fabric which had been the first thing applied. The next year they came out and replaced the couple of plants that had not thrived and weeded and mulched again. I just called to arrange to have it weeded, pruned and mulched again to keep it at its best.
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and their crew do excellent work.
- ROxanne K.

He did somewhat of a good job. But when it was done it was not all level, water will staid in two places. So the wife was not happy the way it turned out.

- Robert K.

Was honestly quite nervous when the guy at the hardware store gave me the card and said SHE does great work. I put my pride aside and called. She was half the cost and twice as dependable as any contractor we had used in the past. She actually seemed to give a dang about the quality of her work. Especially since I got no return phone calls from vendors I had found on web. We are getting our house ready for sale, and will definitely be using this company for any future work. I will never again doubt the skills of any woman with tools.
- Brandon F.

We hired
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with high
hopes. We asked for a complete remodeled bathroom (extremely small bathroom)
and we were having 1.5 closets removed to extend the bathroom slightly. She was
enthusiastic and agreed that she could do all that we were requested within our
budget and within our time frame. Original contract stated that she would be
fully gutting the bathroom (including all walls and ceiling), adding new
drywall, new sub floor, reinforce the flooring (there had been water damage
from a previous home owner), new bathtub, sink, and toilet. We were also
knocking out a small hall closet and half of anther room’s closet to extend the
bathroom a couple feet. The bathroom is incredibly tiny so this was a pretty
basic project. The contract didn’t reflect her verbal agreements on time and
cost but we figured things were still reasonable so we went with it. We
originally agreed 2 weeks, we would pay the labor costs to
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, and we
would buy all the materials (this was so we didn’t have to come up with as much
cash up front for materials). The job ended up taking 3.5 weeks and we finally
gave up with an incomplete bathroom. We ended up having to pay separate for a
plumber which was not noted to us prior to starting the project. Some of the
many problems we had: (1) They did not put up plastic or put down sheets when
they were painting, sanding, ripping out walls. Our whole house was covered in
dust, our floors had paint and plaster all over them, there was paint dripped
on one of our tvs, there was stain on our basement floor and on our front porch.
She scratched up our wood floors and blamed our animals. There was paint and
plaster on walls and doorways throughout the whole house (hallways, kitchen,
basement stairs, ect.). To make matters worse
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wrote on our basement
stares and then was chewing on sunflower seeds the whole time and leaving the
shells all over the house including a mass of them in our bathtub without
cleaning it up. We had to ask them to clean up and even then our house was
still left a mess. We have spent many hours trying to clean things up. I ended
up putting some sheets up but it was really too late and they were pulled down
as they worked. (2)
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did not rip out all the walls as agreed upon. She
struggled with the lath and plaster removal (she was notified it was lath and
plaster underneath before starting). She took many shortcuts and this left us
with a half new/half old bathroom. (3) There
was leveling cement in the floor and we originally agreed to take it out, once
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got to that point she said she was not taking it out because it was too
hard to do. This unfortunately caused problems with the leveling of the floor
and they ended up having to take it. In taking it out they dropped it into the
basement breaking a light and breaking some of the plumbing the plumber had
already installed. They did end up fixing the light they broke but the plumber
had to come fix the plumbing. She did a poor job reinforcing the floor and we
had to have her fix it. Even then she put two random posts in our basement and
drilled into our cement floor so we cannot move them. (4) Tiling was poorly
done and inconsistent.
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bragged about how good she was at tiling the
whole project and unfortunately we are very disappointed in her work. The tiles
are not level (some sticking out about .25 inches) or and definitely not evenly
spaced. We had them redo some of the tiles but there are so many more problems.
There are gaps of grout .5 inch wide in spots. When standing in the shower it
looks like some of the ones at the top are falling in. The grout looks like it
was too dry when put in and is cracking. The caulking that was done is smeared
about .5 inch wide. Broken tiles were put into place instead of cutting new
ones, we had plenty left over. She put in miss-cut tiles in several places. There
are areas that are not grouted or caulked that we have to go back and do. (5) The
drywall they did put up was done poorly. She made the comment that “nobody is
good at dry walling”. The sanding was done poorly and there are several areas
we will have to re do. As mentioned above, there were walls and the ceiling
that were not redone as originally agreed upon. The walls they did do appear to
be curved so we have had to put in filler between the walls and the base board because
there were gaps. (6) The paint job done was poor. The walls were two toned
because they did not do two layers all the way around. For example all around
the edges, ceiling, and above the shower there are sections that no second coat
was put so it is lighter. It looks like a dirty or wet brush was used in
places. Also as mentioned above, paint was splattered everywhere. I have had to
scrape paint off our new tub, sink. and toilet, off floors throughout the
house, and we will have to repaint several walls because paint was on them. They
left the walls in the hallway and the second room where the closets were
removed unpainted so that is something we will have to do on our own. (7) The trim
they put in in the hall and second room was poorly done and didn’t match was
what was already there. Instead of replacing a whole piece they did patch work
which looks awful (there was plenty of trim that they could have replaced a
whole piece). Like mentioned above there were gaps between the trim and the
walls. (8) We had ordered a dumpster for all of the old materials and the
garbage. We notified
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that the company was coming to take the dumpster
and everything had to be in it. A lot of materials were left on our front porch
and in our back yard.
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told my husband that I wanted them???? Why would
I want old used construction materials? We told her that she needed to haul the
materials away and instead she put them in our garage and in our garbage can
which the city does not allow. (9) Poor communication.
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often told me
different things than my husband. She would not respond to my husband’s calls
and he had to become firm with her at times. She failed to tell us when there
were problems or they broke something (happened several times). She had poor
communication with the plumber. The plumber needed certain things done before
he could finish his work and she kept putting things off saying that the plumber
needed to do his stuff first. My husband had to finally step in and sort it all
out. She gave us a different quote than what the plumber actually wanted and
then said she would pay the difference which she did not after talking to the plumber.
He sucked up the difference. She struggled with some aspects of the project and
did not tell us. Throughout the process she complained about other customers,
swore, spoke inappropriately, etc. (10)
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was sick for several of the
days and did not show up, we were still charged full price for her helper to
show up and do minimal tasks. She moved slow, did not put in 8 hour days, and
took a lot of time not actually doing work (there were some days I was home
that I monitored her work and found it to be minimal). I can understand being sick but
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me for that time. (11) After 3.5 weeks
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called and said she was
finished. I got home to a bathroom with no ceiling vent, caulking and grouting unfinished,
house a mess, no door on the bathroom(!!!!), no switch plate covers, unpainted
and poorly painted walls, poor tiling job, etc. My husband called her and
complained. She did say she would come back (not for free) but we were not
going to pay her any more money and needed our house back. She did take some
money off the final bill (she required a partial payment every week so we were
already out a lot of money) but it is not enough money to pay someone to come
and fix all the problems and mistakes. Over all the job costs us 33% more than
the original estimate (just in labor costs and after the reduction) and the
bathroom was incomplete and poorly done. One minor thing I did notice that I
didn’t feel comfortable with is that she altered one of the checks I wrote so
that the money went into her personal account and not the business account. It
didn’t make me feel good about her when I saw it. There are so many more little
issues but those are the big ones. I have pictures if anyone is interested.
Unfortunately this project turned out to be incredibly disappointing for us. We
are having a baby soon and the money that we will have to use to fix all the
problems should be going to fixing a nursery up. I feel
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took advantage
of us and am disappointed in the job that was done.
- Carrie B.

Up-front discussion and meeting were helpful, communication between initial meeting and work was prompt, and the work was done quickly and cleanly.
- Lyle E.

Quoted and finished work as expected. Yard looked good--gave me instructions for sod to get it going. Had issue with one plant color being wrong--called them and they came out and replaced it with the correct color. No complaints whatsoever on their work.
- Dawn G.
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All Landscapers in Des Moines, IA

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88 Designs

4400 Westbrook Dr. Apt. 22
Ames, IA

A Little Bit of Everything

1209 Lewis Ave
Des Moines, IA

A+ Lawn & Landscape

PO Box 379
Ankeny, IA

A-1 Handyman

833 C Ave
Nevada, IA


P.O. BOX 9324
Denver, CO

AAA Lawn Service

305 Nw Abilene Rd
Ankeny, Ia


Van Meter, IA

All In One Services

2814 E Clinton Ave
Des Moines, IA

Allen Lawn Care and Landscaping

3618 Vandalia Rd
Des Moines, IA

Amazed Design & Construction

PO Box 48
Saint Marys, IA

Ark Construction LLC

PO Box 22237
Clive, IA

Artistic Curbing LLC

8116 Ivy St
Dexter, IA

Baker's Turf & Snow

3005 S Union Ave
Des Moines, IA

BHS Handyman Service LLC

2719 E Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA

Big Fish Contracting

1200 Hwy 83
Hartland, WI


1089 SE 68TH ST
Des Moines, IA

Blue Star Lawn & Landscape

8601 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA

BMB Finishes

4525 77th St.
Urbandale, IA

Bob Lenc Landscaping, Inc.

5430 Lower Beaver Rd
Des Moines, IA


936 15TH ST
West Des Moines, IA

Bravo Enterprises

2505 E 38th Ct
Des Moines, IA


Des Moines, IA

Bridgewater Handyman Service LLC

2027 64th St
Windsor Heights, IA

Brilliant Borders

Des Moines, IA

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north
Birmingham, AL

Can-Dew Construction

614 SW 59th St
Des Moines, IA


5465 NW 1st St
Des Moines, IA


5782 NW 2nd St
Des Moines, IA


5782 NW 2nd St
Des Moines, IA

Central Landscaping

400 SE 16th St
Ames, IA

CGA Builders

1109 Marshall St
De Soto, IA

Comegys Construction

1220 NE Morgan Drive
Bondurant, IA

Country Landscapes Inc

56985 Lincoln Hwy
Ames, IA

Creekside Total Maintenance

17357 S 69th Ave
Tinley Park, IL

Cunningham Lawn Care

117 E. Front Street
Colfax, IA

D & D Concrete

4965 Lovington Dr
Des Moines, IA

Decked Out Side

4033 NW Urbandale Drv
Urbandale, IA

Designer Lawns

P.O. Box 27062
West Des Moines, IA


5101 SE 40TH ST
Des Moines, IA

Divine Creations Landscape & Lighting

38012 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ

Dynamic Duo

417 21st St SE
Altoona, IA

Eagle Eye Remodeling

Bondurant, IA


Saint Charles, IA

Eric Eugene Woods

417 Wilson St.
Van Meter, IA

Extreme Lawn Care LLC

P.O. Box 35952
Des Moines, IA

Finer Cuts Lawn Care

2005 Broadway St
Granger, IA

Friend Landscaping

SE 9th Ave
Des Moines, IA

Green Bean Landscapes LLC

3303 NW 14th Street
Ankeny, IA

Hammerhead Construction, LLC

6612 Sheridan AVE
Des Moines, IA

Handyman's Odd Jobs

Des Moines, IA

Hawcott Lawn Service

PO Box 37
Nevada, IA

Heartland Lawncare, L.L.C.

33430 Glenn Hazel Ln
Adel, IA

Hutcheson Seeding Services, Inc

307 Oak Street
De Soto, IA

Iowa Outdoor Products

3200 86 St
Urbandale, IA


4514 NE 3RD ST
Des Moines, IA

John Schossow

4427 86th St Apt 31
Urbandale, IA

Kaldenberg's PBS Landscaping and Lawncare

5555 NW Beaver Dr
Johnston, IA

Kelling Lawn& Landscape

15239 Alpine Dr
Urbandale, IA

Ken's Tree Service

1626 E Park Ave
Des Moines, IA


PO BOX 4052
Des Moines, IA

Kurth Construction

14694 Kennedy st
Indianola, IA


Des Moines, IA

Lawn Maintenance Plus

142 S. 11th St
West Des Moines, IA

Liquid Landscape Designers

9340 NW 70th Ave
Johnston, IA

Lounsbury Landscaping Sand & Gravel

6000 Raccoon River Dr.
West Des Moines, IA

Lowe's - Mooresville

509 River Hwy
Mooresville, NC

M-R 2 Services Inc

9847 SE 56th Ave
Runnells, IA

Magnolia Outdoor Living

3522 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd.
Atlanta, GA


1309 11TH ST
Des Moines, IA

Mestad's Bobcat & Grade Work

11540 NW Timberridge Ln
Grimes, IA

Minka Enterprises LLC

4140 100th ST #10
Urbandale, IA

Modern Touches

3291 230th st
Saint Charles, IA

Monkeys Auctions

69 Johns St
Indianola, IA

Murf's Turf Care

Des Moines, IA

Nate's Lawn Care LLC

9701 Madison Ave
Urbandale, IA

Nick's Stump Grinding

136 3rd Street
West Des Moines, IA

Nodaway Valley Tree Farm

4417 99th St
Urbandale, IA

Outdoor Concepts

P.O. Box 41095
Des Moines, IA

Patriot Unlimited, Inc.

103 North Iowa Street
Colfax, IA


Des Moines, IA

Pfaff Construction

Des Moines, IA

Pitts Lawn & Tree Service

3714 S Duff
Ames, IA

Quality Landscaping & Construction

110 Windfield Pkwy
Waukee, IA

Rissman Lawn Services

2500 49th pl
Beaverdale, Ia

Ron's Lawn Care Service LLC

3350 Meihe
West Des Moines, IA

Rowat Cut Stone and Marble

110 SE 7th Street
Des Moines, IA

Safe Earth Lawn & Turf Inc

PO Box 35152
Des Moines, IA

See It N 3D Design & Technical Illustrations

500 Los Faroles , Carr 861
Miami, FL

Set In Stone

2742 220th St
Winterset, IA

Sho-Dust Mulch Mart

125 N 10th St
Waukee, IA

Solid Rock Landscaping LLC

PO Box 508
Waukee, IA

Stumpless Tree Care

PO Box 1951
Des Moines, IA

Supreme Lawn & Landscape Inc

4679 Waters Edge Dr.
Johnston, IA

Supreme Lawn & Landscaping

4679 Waters Edge Dr
Johnston, ia

Swieter Home Lawn and Snow LLC

2900 Capitol Ave
Des Moines, IA

T & T Sprinkler Service Inc

P.O. BOX 710
Johnston, IA

Ted Lare Garden Center

2701 Cumming Ave
Cumming, IA

Texas Best Fence

500 E Hwy 121 Business Building B
Lewisville, TX

The Grounds Keeper, LC

9235 Swanson Blvd
Clive, IA

Tim Sieverding

37285 346th Ave
Bellevue, IA


Earlham, IA


333 SW 9TH ST
Des Moines, IA


Des Moines, IA


50526 Corporate Dr
Macomb, MI


301 Southwest Oralabor Rd
Ankeny, IA


2701 1/2 SW McKinley
West Des Moines, IA

U.S. Lawns

P.O. Box 31101
Johnston, Ia

Veldkamp Construction Services LLC.

4532 Boulevard Place
Des Moines, IA

Vital Landscapes

General Delivery
Ames, IA


12637 S 265 W Suite 100
Draper, UT

Weed Man - Des Moines IA

PO Box 331
Grimes, IA

Wright Outdoor Solutions

8000 Raccoon River Dr
West Des Moines, IA

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