I really wanted to have a great experience with Al. After seeing the reviews and talking with some people who had worked with him, I was excited to have him do our project. He never answers his phone, but was responsive initially to come out and give an estimate and a start date. Unfortanetly, we got within 2 days of him starting and I never heard from him again. There was rain for a couple of days in his defense, but it has been three weeks now and I have called him four times -but only left two messages because his voicemail was full the other two. We still have a dirt yard with no irrigation or sod (but three boys 4 and under that love the dirt!). At any rate, we have another company lined up who have been great. Sorry, Al.