Recent Review: We engaged Exterior Designs (Jose Castro) for major backyard remodels at two different homes in 2010 and 2013. Collectively, the projects involved complete yard demo, extensive hardscape work, installation of retainer walls, built- in BBQs, outdoor fireplaces, patio and covers – along with associated electrical, irrigation, lighting and drainage work. In our experience… Jose was professional and fair. He keeps his word and, if you have any concerns or issues, will work with you to resolve them. I never had difficulty getting ahold of him or experienced unreasonable delays in hearing back on messages. He was personally involved in our project. He was almost always on our job site in the morning to kick off the work, and would call nearly every night to check in. His team was great to work with…very respectful, hardworking, friendly, etc. They showed up when expected, they worked, they always cleaned up and they left. Big landscaping projects are moving targets, so you will find things you want to change. Jose is creative, and has a good eye for things – he’ll offer ideas but he lets you make the decisions. He is also flexible – just work closely with him to scope any changes or additions clearly so he can provide an accurate estimate of the cost. We strongly recommend you consider Exterior Designs for your project. We selected Jose for our first job in 2010 out of three bidders and, when we needed another yard done a few years later, we just went directly with Jose. We were very pleased with the outcome in both cases.