TJB-INC Landscape & Drainage Contractor

A 49 Reviews

Founded 1976 • Angie's List since October 2008

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Licensing

Licensed
  • Trade License Number
  • CT HIC 507853
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  • Connecticut
  • Trade License Authority
  • Department of Consumer Protection
  • Trade License Expiration
  • 11-30-2016
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Hours

Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Company Contact

12 Crestway

Hamden, CT 06514

Description

TJB-INC is a Professional Landscape & Drainage Contractor that offers landscape design and installation from concept to completion. Our on-staff Agronomist (grass expert) is also a Certified Connecticut Master Gardener who can answer all of your Turf & Ornamental questions. He is also a licensed CT. Arborist who has been with the company since it's inception in 1976 (he started it). Ted J Greiner is available for on-site consultations to answer any landscape, drainage, design or tree questions you may have. We charge a reasonable fee for his on-site services. Our company employs 7-10 team members (most have over 10 years experience). TJB-INC provides services to Angie's List Members throughout the entire state of Connecticut but does restrict certain areas of service to specific markets close to our Hamden location. (e.g. We will travel for one-time jobs & yearly maintenance but regular weekly or monthly service is limited to 10 miles from Hamden). We provide special discounts to Angie's List Members that are not available to the general public. We want your business & will work hard to keep it! (see our coupon section) TJB-INC holds many licenses & registrations. * CT Home Improvement Contractor Registration #507853 * CT DEP Business Registration # B-652 * CT DEP Turf & Ornamental Supervisor #S-1710 *CT DEP Arborist # S-1710 * Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) Level 1 Installer * NCMA Certified Segmental Retaining Wall Installer * National Pond Society - "Master Pond Gardener" * International Professional Pond Contractors Association # 7173 * Certified Aquascape Contractor (1st in New England) *Nicolock Hardscape Pro * Techo-Block Hardscape Pro * Manufacturer's Installer Certifications from Ideal, Uni-Lock, Grinnell, Belgard, Versa-Lock, & many more .... TJB-INC has been certified and now offers RainWater Harvesting Solutions to help you best use nature's resource. ...

Verified Reviews

49 Total Reviews
Reviews by Rating
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B Rated
5
C Rated
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D Rated
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F Rated
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landscaping (33)drain pipe installation (10)hardscaping (9)lawn care (7)stone and gravel (5)excavating (5)snow removal (4)lawn treatment (4)landscape lighting (2)fountain installation (1)
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05/01/2020

Although we did not hire TJB to plant the trees, Ted provided us with some valuable information that the Emerald Green were not Deer Resistant and knew that our area had lots of deer so he suggested using the Green Giant variety instead. We would definitely at least request a quote from them for any future work.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
I requested a quote to plant 24 Green Emerald Arborvitae

CATEGORY landscaper

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 05/01/2020

SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

This project was out of our normal service area but we were happy to direct the customer to the correct plant material needed for their application. We were also able to supply the current wholesale cost of the different sizes of correct available plant material. Customer was able to find a more local contractor to do the plantings.
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04/21/2020

The drainage consultation with Ted was very helpful. We have complicated drainage issues at the house and he was able to clearly explain how to implement an effective DIY system. Highly recommended!

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Drainage consultation

CATEGORY drain pipe

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 04/21/2020

SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

TJB-INC offers a paid on-site consultation for many different issues including drainage & storm water management. Many times we can come up with DIY solutions for our clients saving them thousands of dollars from unnecessary construction. The goal of the consultation is not to sell our drainage services but strictly informational and debuck the misinformation that is out there. We give honest, cor...
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10/27/2019

Ted is an amazing guy who was able to explain in depth not only of any concerns and questions I had with my current property but also had very helpful suggestions that would help solve my issue. I am currently waiting to have builder address builders warranty coverage but will end up seeking Ted and his services

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
I am having flooding issues on a new property built and I proper drainage install done by builder

CATEGORY drain pipe

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

TJB-INC offers a paid on-site consultation for many different issues including drainage & storm water management. Many times we can come up with DIY solutions for our clients saving them thousands of dollars from unnecessary construction. The goal of the consultation is not to sell our drainage services but strictly informational and debuck the misinformation that is out there. We give honest, cor...
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07/10/2019

They were amazing. Very responsive, very professional and they did a good job.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
I used them once a week to do a lawn service as needed as planting. clean up and pruning.

CATEGORY landscaper

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 07/03/2019

SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

This has been a special client of ours for over 30 years. Many years ago, they wanted to turn an old unused pool into a landscape feature. TJB-INC created a wonderful water feature with a large wetlands area with 2 streams, 2 bridges, and an 11 x 16 pond. Many different perennial gardens have been added to the yard over the years adding to the overall appeal of the grounds.
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04/30/2019

They did an excellent work, they did a good job. The price was great, and they were able to do and complete the job in 1 day. They were very friendly and professional. I am very satisfied with their work, they were able to fixed the problem and we did not have any issues after they completed the work. We highly recommend them to anyone.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Installed drainage system in our backyard

CATEGORY drain pipe

COST $3,200

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 05/01/2018

SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

Thank you for your review. This client had received quotes from other contractors who wanted to over engineer (and overcharge) for a relatively simple drainage problem. With our years of solving problems like this, TJB-INC was able to implement our solutions which solved the problems and save the client lots of unneeded excavation and disruption all while spending less money. Win, Win in our minds...
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03/25/2019

They did a great job and got it done when they said they would.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
They installed retaining wall planters.

CATEGORY landscaper,hardscaping

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 06/13/2018

SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

The client has a house on the Branford shore who's front door was 10-12' below the level of the road. They had a small street side parking area but had to walk down old rotted stairs on the far side of their property. The client asked TJB-INC to replace the rotted stairs but we knew they needed a totally different solution. TJB-INC proposed building a new closer and safer entrance/staircase into t...
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03/25/2019

They did a good job. They did have to come back and do some rework.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
They did yard drainage work.

CATEGORY drain pipe

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 08/15/2018

SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

Thank you for your review. This was a drainage job where the water table was very high and the customer's basement sump pump discharged its water into the rear yard creating a muddy mess as well as flowing downhill into the neighbor's rear yard. TJB-INC was able to collect this discharge water and relocated it to the front yard. We installed a below ground 4" pipe system that also included (6) 4' ...
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09/19/2018

Ted is simply amazing. He is thorough and explains things in terms your average homeowner can understand. He is friendly and took the time to make sure I was ready to tackle the project on my own.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Drainage consultation

CATEGORY landscaper

COST $145

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 09/17/2018

SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

Thank you for your review. When I am hired as an on-site consultant, my purpose is to solve your issues and instruct you how you can repair them yourself if possible. You were in great physical shape and the to fix your drainage problem would only take a couple of hours. I felt is was better to instruct you how to do the job yourself than to sell you my companies services. Now you have the knowled...
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09/06/2018

We've had disappointing results and customer service from our current lawn-care provider (they apply fertilizer and weed-control 5 or 6 times a year) and have begun looking for a new contractor. Found TJB on Angie's List and called to request an appointment. Ted responded promptly and then met with my husband and me for more than an hour, at no charge. He gave us a thorough, detailed, very helpful...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
We're looking for a new lawn-care provider.

CATEGORY lawn treatment

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 09/05/2018

SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

Thank you and we look forward to becoming your lawn care service provider after the current one fixes their mistakes. ... TED
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05/24/2018

Ted is an expert and I wish I had called him first. He was very professional and knew exactly how to fix a drainage issue around our patio. His crew completed the work in a few hours and made it look as if very little work had been done by the time they left. The solution he crafted has been working very well. And he was the best on cost too, not trying to charge for things we didn't need, and onl...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Drainage work

CATEGORY landscaper,drain pipe

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 05/24/2018

SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

Thank you for your review. After 42 years in the business, it always amazes me how some contractors can take a simple logical solution to a problem and turn it into an unnecessary potential major project for the customer. I guess they just need a lot more experience. TJB-INC always looks for the most effective solution which most times is the simplest. Glad we able to solve your backyard drainage ...

Services Offered

Custom Water Garden & Natural Pond Products, Synthetic & Natural Golf & Putting Green Turf Kits & Supplies, Landscape Design & Installation, Residential Snow Making & Equipment Sales & Rental, Rocks & Faux Stone Products, Interlocking Paver Patios, Walkways, Driveways, Segmental & Timber Retaining Walls & Steps, Waterfalls & Streams, Lawn Treatment Programs, Lawn Renovation & Installation, Drainage Problems, Rain Water Harvesting & Storm Water Solutions, Site Consultations.

Services Not Offered

Asphalt, Poured Concrete, Stamped Concrete, Snow Removal Outside of Hamden & New Haven, Property & Lawn Maintenance > 10 miles From Hamden, Wood Decking, House Washing, Junk Removal, Brick Chimneys, Gutter Cleaning, Weekly Doggy Poo Clean-up, Tree Care, Electrical, Interior Masonry

General Information
Free Estimates
Yes
Eco-Friendly Accreditations
Yes
Payment Options
American Express, Check, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, PayPal, Financing Available
Emergency Service
Yes
Warranties
Yes