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    Koons Excavating
    Shayne quote what seemed a very fair price, and came out just a few days later with his crew to do everything that was needed, including putting down 60 tons of 53s stone. We are very happy with the job he did. Fast, efficient, professional, for a fair price.
    - Kenneth L.
  • B
    Davis Handyman Service

    We found him on Angie's List. I have had him do a couple of things. Last fall they put some screening in my gutters. They did a good job all around putting the screen on the gutters. They aren't really landscapers, but they did their best. I think they were pretty good about being on time.

    - Dawna P.
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    Nagas Landscape Design, LLC

     I am a female senior citizen, near retirement but still working, self-employed in a  financial consulting business for over 30 years.  This summer I had major abdominal surgery, and while I was at home recovering I witnessed the following problems.  My husband witnessed some of it as well, when he was at home taking care of me.  All of this is documented in emails to and from Nagas. 

    Issue #1, smoking around gasoline:  I observed an employee of Nagas smoking a cigarette while filling a mower from a gas can.  This could have resulted in a fire or explosion.  It also exposed Nagas to serious legal liability.  I reported to Nagas.  Jason replied they had a policy of no smoking near the equipment, and he would tell the crew supervisor (Kyle) to deal with it.  The next week the same employee, in full view of Kyle, leaned on the truck bed in which there were gas cans, smoking again.  He smoked an entire cigarette there before he went to work. I reported it again, and asked that this employee not be sent to our property anymore because I feared he would cause a fire or explosion.  Jason says they fired him after I reported the second smoking incident.

    Issue #2, property damage:  They ignored several requests to stop blowing grass clippings and gravel onto our house and barn.  These are both wooden structures.  Damp grass build-up on ledges causes rot.  Flying gravel mars the windows and the paint.  First we made the request by phone to Jason, asking that they aim the mowers' discharge chute away from the buildings when they mowed up close. They did not comply.  A second request by email was also ignored.  So we then asked that they clean the mess off the buildings when they were done.  They did comply with that request, using leaf blowers to blow the debris off the buildings.  They could have avoided this extra work by simply pointing the mower's chute away from the buildings in the first place.

    We had new screens installed on our porch in 2014.  The porch has a shelf around the outer edge, inside the screen, on which we place potted flowers, small items of décor and a temperature sensor.  Nagas blew these items off the shelf repeatedly with their leaf blowers, damaging them.  I repotted the plants several times, and bought a new temperature sensor system to replace the damaged one.  Also, they made small tears in the screens by swinging the blowers around recklessly while blowing the grass off the outside of the porch.  We actually witnessed them hitting the screen with the blower.

    In May when only 2 screens had been damaged. Jason offered to pay to replace them.  At that time I was having a serious health crisis and told Jason we were too overwhelmed to deal with the screens.  However, Nagas continued to cause even more damage to the screens throughout the summer despite my frequent requests that they desist.  In the end, they had damaged 7 screens.

    Finally I asked them to stop blowing around the porch because of the damage they were doing.  I said we'd clean up their grass clippings ourselves so nothing else would get damaged.  But they did not comply with that request either - we observed them blowing around the porch on two occasions after that. They also blew debris toward my car.

    Issue #3, no references provided for hardscaping project:  Early in the season we got an estimate from Jason for building a retaining wall and some landscaping work.  We asked for references from other customers.  The only reference Jason gave was our (cranky) neighbor, whose wall was built by another landscaping company, not by Nagas.  One of Jason's employees formerly worked for the company and helped build that wall.  We were aware that the wall was faulty and had to be repaired shortly after it was built.  We asked Jason for references for work that was actually done by Nagas, but he did not respond.

    Issue #4, attitude:  Jason chastised me via email on more than one occasion.  The first time, Kyle told me there would be a discount if we would mow a large area of our property ourselves instead of having them do it. I mentioned this discount to the Jason. He said it wasn't the Kyle's place to talk about discounts, and that I should not be talking to him about it.  Since then we've put all communication in emails to Jason instead of talking to Kyle.

    In mid-September when the grass growth rate was slowing down, I asked if we could reduce the mowing frequency to every other week.  Jason replied by saying he was "sorry" but they "do not provide every-other-week mowing".  The previous year, they reduced mowing frequency in the fall without being asked. 

    In that same email, I asked (for the second time, since the first request was ignored) that they stop using the blowers around the porch because they were doing too much damage.  He replied that I complain too much.  He also said that our mowing schedule was too hard to for him manage.  It seemed that he was resigning from working for us, since he also suggested that we might be happy with some other company.  When I asked him to clarify whether or not he was actually resigning, his wife Lori took over for him and things went more smoothly.  They mowed every other week as requested until October 2nd.

    Jason heard from us often from us because the problems were never corrected.  Had he remedied the problems, the "complaining" would have stopped.  There were 2 reports about 2 smoking incidents, 3 requests that they stop blowing grass and gravel on the buildings, 2 complaints about property damage, and 2 requests that they stop using the blowers near the screens due to the repeated damages.  These are reasonable concerns that any property owner would have.

    I asked Jason to rescind our final bill in lieu of his paying for new screens.  I told him I had composed a draft review for Angie's List and explained that if he would make good on his offer to compensate us for the damage we would be sure to give him credit for that in the review.  In response he accused me of blackmail.  He vowed to contact our previous mowing company to find out if I complained to them as well.  I inferred from this that he meant to either frighten me off or to label me as a chronic complainer in his response. He also sent emails to my husband, complaining about what a complainer I was! If you look at  other recent reviews, you will see that he accused another dissatisfied customer of slander.  Professionalism is seriously lacking here.  The professional response would be to solve the problems instead of hurling accusations at the unhappy customer.  Slanderer. Blackmailer.  Complainer.

    Outcome:  Jason's final invoice to us totaled $405.  Our contractor's written estimate for replacing the damaged screens totaled $525.  We sent the estimate to Jason and proposed calling it even, although we will lose $120 when the screens are repaired.  At first Jason refused our offer.  Then on 10/29/15 he said he would send Kyle (the supervisor who actually did some of the damage himself) to repair our screens for free.  We said no, because Nagas is not a construction company and because, as we explained to Jason, we prefer to deal with contractors we can trust.  We have not heard from Jason since then, and we consider the matter closed.

    - Terri G.
  • A
    Nagas Landscape Design, LLC
    Jason and his crew hand dug the entire project. They removed the railroad ties (a feat in itself since they were extremely heavy) and dug into the hillside to form a terraced base to support landscaping blocks. The steep slope they worked on was full of bedrock, gravel and large rocks, heavy clay soil, and "the most snake holes" they had ever run across. They built up the foundation with the blocks and filled in the new area with very small pea-sized gravel, which when compacted acts as a solid service. In order to bring the different sized gravels down to the project area, Jason had to haul the gravel in a trailer down an extremely steep driveway by carefully going down backwards. He did a great job! When you meet Jason, you can't help but like his happy and positive personality and have confidence in his solution for your problem. His crew was very respectful of both our family and of their boss. We requested some additional work, which he gladly agreed to do by just adding labor costs. I would definitely hire him again. In fact, he is doing some work for us later this fall. I might mention that he was a couple weeks behind when he said the project would be started, but that was because there had been a rainy spell, which meant delays for whatever project he was currently working on. He gives you his best, which is excellent.
    - Patty S.
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    Brad Figg
    Mr. Figg visited my house and took note of the several projects and repairs that were needed.  He provided me a rough estimate of the costs, indicating that final costs would be more or less based on what he found to be the actual causes.  As each project was undertaken, Mr. Figg kept me informed on a daily basis, alerting me to complications that necessitated additional attention.  
    He was meticulous and thorough with each project but nevertheless worked quickly and with efficiency.  His manner was unfailingly polite and cheerful, inspiring confidence and allaying concerns about costs.  He provided informative answers when asked.
    His work required that he be in and out of the house which he managed unobtrusively.  
    Normally I really dislike the necessity of having strangers in the house but Mr. Figg's demeanor and competence did not disturb in the least.
    - Martha J.
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    Baker Stone Work
    They were terrific. I think the quality of their work was just out standing and they worked very well with my wife and I. The initial contact with them was in 2013 and we worked on proposal and they said they would get back to us and once they got back to us the things went very well.
    - John E.
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    Top Notch Mowing and Landscapes
    These guys are great!  Kyle and crew of 4 worked a long day and have my yard looking fantastic for a Mother's Day party.  I didn't think they'd be able to do all the things that  needed done, so I was prepared to just get the most important and have them back later.  They got here early and stayed late to finish the whole project before the weekend.  The next day Frank & Kyle brought me 3 nice heavy rocks and placed them in the front landscaping.  A very pleasant surprise!
    - Nora A.
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    Nagas Landscape Design, LLC
    This is the most helpful and professional landscaping company. They did everything very neatly and with great knowledge of different types of plants and trees. Owner Jason is extremely friendly and helpful. They even asked if there was anything else we needed to make sure what they did was fine with me. I wish all other companies were as personal and very talented as this. Will ask them to do more work again because they are so great to work with.
    - KAREN S.
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    Nagas Landscape Design, LLC
    l contacted Jason at the beginning of April because we were renovating our backyard. We were having a pergola and pool installed in the backyard and need lots of preparation. We wanted a flagstone patio under the 18' X 16' pergola, and needed a retaining wall installed due the sloping area where the pergola was being built( it was where the original pool was) and we needed some landscaping. Our backyard looked like a disaster zone when they arrived as we had removed a huge deck and pool ourselves. David had some amazing ideas for a patio and wall and Jason came up with some great choices for landscaping around the new patio and pergola.David arrived first to do his part of the work and was extremely punctual, and stayed right on budget and got the job done ahead of schedule! Jason arrived a week later after the pergola arrived to tackle the flowers, bushes, and mulch and did so with great speed. He also came back with gravel to put around the pergola structure to help with drainage. Jason was also right on budget and had ev erything done on time. I am so happy with their results and would highly recommend them to everyone!
    - LEON W.
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    Baker Stone Work
    They were done in about 5-6 hours, and the results were top-rate! They were attentive to detail, leveling out the now-ground-level flower bed, and reusing sod where the pipe trench had been dug. The price of the stonework was adjusted fairly from the rebuild initailly planned to the stone removal without a hitch. I was completely satisfied, and will call them again when needed.
    - Chris D M.
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