All the other F reviews nail it. I should have checked. If you’re smart enough to check before paying, then heed these warnings. You’re asking for a disaster. First, they come excavate my driveway, and break my gate. Many promises over and over to fix, never do. Ralph is a nice guy it seems and he makes you comfortable and sympathetic to his issues, but by the time you realize things are going terrible, it’s too late. Second, he keeps making excuses about not having any help that cause multiple delays and then shows up 30 minutes before the concrete comes to finish building forms and placing rebar. The concrete is poured quickly and sloppily. He even has to have me and my son help him because he can never get any labor to help him. He leaves my son alone smoothing a sidewalk. My son is 21 but hasn’t ever done that kind of work. He puts too much water on it, messes it up...it never gets fixed. Third, The quality of the concrete install was terrible. He finally found some help to fix it and they were even worse. Rough edges, inconsistent finishing, slopped concrete over pours and seepage around the forms left behind. I still have a piece of a 2x4 form stuck in my sidewalk. They had to come touch stuff up and they were just no brain labor who couldn’t do anything but EXACTLY what they were told which resulted in a other series of mistakes and redos. What they finally accomplished Is so bad it makes me sick how much I paid. For instance he didn’t excavate for the new sidewalk, just hoed a little and poured a thin undulating path on top of the ground. They made curbs to contain my drive way of varying widths and heights and shapes and finishes. I already mentioned the concrete my son was left to finish on his own. Lastly, They dumped some decomposed granite on top of some weed barrier but they didnt pin it down or excavate (he said he would) or pack it down. It was already blowing away and eroding as soon as they left. While he was working I was continually having to remind him of what he said he would do. Once it looked like they would be finishing and cleaning up and leaving he asked for final payment. Then the workers left all the mess behind. Trash, water bottles, ice cream wrappers, concrete, 2x4s, rebar, big chunks of earth around the side walks, extra pipe and weed barrier just all over the place. He kept promising to come and then not showing up over and over for almost 4 weeks before I gave up. Gonna have to pay someone else to fix what they can and leave the rest looking like crap. Take heed: Every part of this project was a disaster. Other reviews have said Ralph will blame family issues and labor troubles and never get around to doing things right. That’s exactly what he did to me. I don’t know what I did to deserve such treatment. It may not be all his fault, I felt bad for his bad luck to an extent but either way, if he can’t deliver, then he shouldn’t be promising. I was pretty easy going the whole time. Too much so. He was very attentive when he wanted money but when they left this mess, he never seemed to be able to get by again even to see how bad they left things. This whole experience represents the worst we all have come to expect with hiring contractors, and why we all hate having to hire them. Last thing he told me was that he had to get a regular day job, so maybe I’ll be the last one who hires him. He doesn’t seem to have the time or manpower to run a landscaping service. I should have known better. He got me. I’m such a stupid gullible sucker. Never again.