Ashlar Landscapes

Interlocking Stone
4332 Longmoor Drive Burlington ON L7L 1X5
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Sally Mississauga
Sally Mississauga
9 reviews Mississauga, ON
10/10

Landscaping Walkway, Steps and Path

A huge thank you to the other reviewers who evaluated Forest Hills Design Group (now Ashlar Landscapes--Ed) since their reviews were what first directed us FHDG's way.
It is with great pleasure that I offer this testimonial regarding landscaping work carried out at our home by FHDG. If you are reading this review then like us you are on “Homestars” seeking help in finding a reliable and honest contractor.

After contacting a number of companies, we eventually narrowed our search to two. While both had received very favourable reviews on this site, we were amazed by the substantial price difference between both (almost 20%). Since we felt the other company had given us an inflated quote and as we had a limited budget we went with FHDC (I have to confess with some second guessing as per the adage “you get what you pay for”). Giving us some comfort was the positive first impression that Forest Hills owner, Daimon Ferguson, made when we met him.

From start to finish this was a dream project (I am in no way connected to Forest Hills less the enthusiasm of my review raises that question). Immediately after meeting with Daimon we received a detailed quote. He committed to commence the work on a specific date and he did! We had been prepared for work on the project to stop and start as other client demands surfaced. However, Daimon and his team turned up early each morning and worked non-stop through supper time, until the project was completed in record time.

Daimon is the consummate professional, he takes great pride in his work and his attention to detail is amazing. He couldn't have treated our project any better if it were his own home. His guidance and suggestions as the design evolved were invaluable. Even once work started he was extremely flexible to design changes to make sure we were 100% happy with the final look. He had tremendous patience as we hummed and hawed about what we actually wanted, eventually guiding us to a project that we both love and which has greatly enhanced the value of our home. We have already had people at our door asking for his card.

We had waited a long time to do this project and couldn’t be happier with the final result. The quote and final invoice were exactly the same, no hidden costs, even when our design changes expanded slightly....

Working with Daimon was such a pleasure, honest and sincere, he was a true professional and we are delighted to sing his praises to others seeking a recommendation and look forward to having him involved with future projects. Go with Daimon and FHDG.....you truly won’t be sorry.

Approximate cost of services:
$7,000.00
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Mike O. in Mississauga
Mike O. in Mississauga
2 reviews Mississauga, ON
10/10

Interlock on front walk, porch and garden wall

My wife and I having nothing but glowing words for the job just recently completed (July 2009). Daimon did an outstanding job transforming the front of our house with stone the length of our walkway and on our porch as well as a beautiful new garden wall. Not only was it quick and on budget but was done well ahead of the original schedule.

It was a pleasure dealing with Daimon and I valued the input and design concepts he presented. I have absolutely no hestiataion in recommending FHDG (now Ashlar Landscapes--Ed) to friends and family. We are already planning a follow-up session with Daimon and his partner on some horticultural work and will absolutely engage them again for future work planned in our backyard.

A big thank you to FHDG for the outstanding job. Mike

Approximate cost of services:
$10,000.00
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Don in East York
Don in East York
3 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Unilock patio

Forest Hill Design Group (now Ashlar Landscapes--Ed) does great work.
We initially met with four contractors. We were impressed with FHDG from the very first meeting. The owners and staff are friendly and professional. They provided us with honest and accurate advice. It was a stress-free, problem-free project from beginning to end. The finished product has definitely met our expectations and we continually receive compliments from our neighbours and guests.

Approximate cost of services:
$0.00
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Howard - North Toronto
Howard - North Toronto
6 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Stone steps and interlocking brick walkway

When you're making a significant investment in a service, it's not just about the result, but also how it was done. I'm very pleased to report that the FHDG (now Ashlar Landscapes--Ed) team of Daimon and Terry proved to be an outstanding choice in every respect. It was easy to see that these guys CARE about their customer and the service they provide - right from the initial consult and quote to the final product. Daimon was incredibly helpful in the original design, selection of materials and suggestions for making it all look great. For example, the natural stone steps garner stares from passersby every day. And to top it all off, they worked diligently and quickly getting the job done in just one week. Did I mention attention to detail was top notch? Companies this good book up very quickly - better call them soon. You won't regret it.

Approximate cost of services:
$7,000.00
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Yuri Sokolovski
Yuri Sokolovski
4 reviews Vaughan, ON
10/10

Front steps, interlock replacement

I had my front steps and interlock replaced with the tumbled Unilock stone by this team.

These guys worked quite fast - it actually took them less that a week from start to finish.

We picked this company out of seven different proposals because: 1) they provided a very detailed estimate, 2) they were always available and very easy to talk to, 3) their price was not the highest, and 4) they guarantee their work.

And they turned out to be a good pick, since they also were quite eager to swiftly accomodate all additional requests we made at no or reasonable cost.

It's also important to note that their attitude towards us, customers, remained very professional until the very end of the project. I could safely ask any questions and expect a good professional response.

The end result changed the front of the house look completely. Bypassers often stop and tell us how nice it all looks. I may not be very objective at this point, but we're probably the only house in the area with such beautiful front steps and interlock :).

Approximate cost of services:
$6,000.00
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Jane M in Mississauga
Jane M in Mississauga
1 review Mississauga, ON
10/10

Backyard Patio and Walkway

We hired Forest Hills to design (now Ashlar Landscapes--Ed0 and build a patio and walkway in our backyard - it was a truly great experience and we would recommend them to anyone!
We weren't really sure what we wanted done, and Daimon came out to our house several times with design ideas and options for us to choose from. He was always available to answer our questions and easily accommodated several changes during the process.
The project was completed within our time frame and budget - no surprises. We are so happy with the results and can't wait until the spring so we can enjoy our backyard again!

Approximate cost of services:
$6,800.00
Any advice to offer fellow homeowners facing a similar project?
Unlike several other quotes we received, Forest Hills offered a comprehensive & detailed estimate with defined warranty terms, before & after pictures, and references from previously completed jobs. I would recommend that any homeowner looking to hire a contractor ask for most or all of these items in order to make an informed decision
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Marcos_in_Maple
Marcos_in_Maple
1 review Maple, ON
10/10

Patios, Walkway steps design Unilock

First of all, I would like to affirm that no one in my household is personally connected with "Forest Hills Design Group" in any way, shape, or form. Furthermore, I don’t usually post reviews on the Internet. It was so difficult to find the right contractor, however, that we would like to help others avoid the aggravation. A positive referral is definitely warranted in this case, since we received better than average service from Forest Hills Design Group.

Here is our story...

We wanted to get an interlock patio done in our backyard, and we solicited quotes from many different companies we found through stone suppliers, local flyers, and the internet. Several organizations did not even respond to our e-mail and voice mail messages, or they wanted a deposit to visit and provide an estimate.

Of the three companies that responded with a quote, the first company, (that shall go unnamed but does a lot of advertising in our area) came to our house but offered little or nothing beyond fast talk – no written estimate, no brochure for us to see the available product lines, no advice, no follow up, not even a business card. The representative eyed-balled our backyard and spat out a bunch of numbers without measuring anything, leaving us with little more than a vague verbal estimate based on 300 square feet. The second company, which advertises heavily in our area as well through flyers, came to our house and provided a more professional estimate. On follow up, however, they were reluctant to provide contact information for references.

Finally, our best experience by far was Forest Hills Design Group. From Day One, when Mr. Ferguson came to meet us and discuss our needs, it was clear that he listens closely, and had plenty of suggestions of how to complete the job. He suggested stones and designs that would be right for our familiy’s needs (e.g safe stone surfaces for babies and shallow step heights for seniors). The next day he e-mailed us a detailed written estimate for scope of the project, along with a list of references, plus a number of digital photos of their previous work, showing their workmanship and design. All of the references were delighted with F.H.D.G.’s work and added that they would use them again. We concur.

With F.H.D.G there were no surprises, no hassles, no hidden costs, the job was completed in a reasonable time, and the results are fantastic. The team of Daimon and Terry kept us informed at each stage of the project and worked in a respectful and orderly fashion that did not intrude on our lives or annoy our neighbours. Our backyard is much improved.

Thanks for reading,

Marcos in Maple

Approximate cost of services:
$0.00
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Diane in Prince Edward County
Diane in Prince Edward County
4 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Interlocking stone driveway, front entrance steps, walkways and garden wall

We recently had an interlocking stone driveway, front entrance steps, walkways and garden wall installed by Daimon and Terry, co-owners of Forest Hills Design Group. From the detailed written estimate (complete with photos and references from previous jobs) through a design incorporating both our ideas and theirs, to hands-on construction by the owners themselves (with 2 assistants), Daimon and Terry proved to be knowledgeable, competent and professional in all aspects of interlocking stone installation. They communicated clearly, listened closely to our ideas and answered all questions gladly. They are authorized Unilock contractors, and explained the importance of using proper base materials (which several contractors doing similar work at other homes on our street did not use) and quality stone. The finished result was beautiful! As part of their service, they filled the gardens with topsoil and seeded the lawn where it had been trampled during construction. They even kindly planted a large Japanese maple for us that we would have struggled with. When it came time to settle accounts, there were no surprises. Daimon and Terry honoured their estimate, and quoted reasonable prices as we went along for an additional walkway and 3 pillars that we asked for. Their work is guaranteed for 3 years. Forest Hills Design Group is not a large company; your project won't be done in one day by legions of workers swarming everywhere and making a big mess. But Daimon and Terry do a careful, meticulous job in a most professional, friendly way. We highly recommend them and their exceptional work!

Approximate cost of services:
$35,000.00
What could this company do to improve their services?
The Forest Hills Design Group web site is "barebones". Daimon and Terry might consider adding details and photos to attract customers who are searching online for interlocking stone contractors.
Any advice to offer fellow homeowners facing a similar project?
Do your homework before hiring a contractor. Several neighbours gave big deposits to a competitor last fall and never saw him again. Other homeowners on our street went for the cheapest price and got contractors who cut corners, with inferior base materials and stone. Forest Hills Design did not take a deposit when we hired them; once work began, we paid in weekly installments, with a final installment when the work was completely done to everyone's satisfaction. Daimon explained the advantages of using "A" gravel in the base materials, instead of limestone screenings (which hold water instead of allowing it to drain). Many contractors use the screenings, as they're much cheaper.
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Ashlar Landscapes
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Specializing in residential, commercial, and industrial landscape services. Ashlar Landscapes offers landscape design & construction installation services such as: Patios, Walkways, Driveways, Sodding/Seeding, Garden Bed Design; Planting/Trees/Shrubs, Retaining Walls, Interlocking Stone & Natural Stone. We are proudly associated with the Authorized Unilock Contractor program, ensuring your installations are done with quality products, and guaranteed workmanship. Beautiful Landscapes Start with Ashlar Landscapes. Professional Results, Endless Possibilities.

CATEGORIES
Interlocking Stone and Landscape Contractors & Designers
PRODUCTS
Unilock, Permacon, Oaks, Techo Block, Navascape
SERVICES
Landscape Design & Construction: Patios, Walkways, Driveways, Sodding/Seeding, Garden Bed Design; Planting/Trees/Shrubs, Retaining Walls, Interlocking Stone & Natural Stone, Decks & Fences
WEBSITE
http://www.ashlarlandscapes.ca
YEAR ESTABLISHED
1999
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
9
PAYMENT METHOD
Cash, Cheque, Mastercard, Visa, AMEX, PayPal
LICENSES
Landscape Ontario Member, Authorized Unilock Contractor, Better Business Bureau Accredited
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
PROJECT MINIMUM
$5000
BONDED
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
3 Years On Most Hardscapes
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