Two weeks ago our "plain vanilla" backyard was transformed into our vision of a sophisticated, elegant, comfortable oasis. After waiting for months before our project could be scheduled, the big day finally arrived and we were both nervous and anxious as Sal, Mike and the crew began the excavation. We quickly came to realize the professionalism and expert knowledge that Sal and his crew exhibited at every stage of the project. We truly can't say enough about this company and their people. It's always so comforting to see the owner (Sal) and his project lead Mike on the job every day making sure that every detail was handled as promised. If there was a complication or when we changed our minds on an aspect of the job, Sal was very accommodating and always made sure we were happy with the outcome. It's the little things that sets a contractor apart - arriving on time every day, working full days, being polite and accommodating, leaving the job site clean and tidy every evening, and coordinating different sub-trades expertly such that the project ended exactly on the day Sal projected, within budget, and to a level of satisfaction that exceeded our expectations. They went above and beyond - we were so impressed by the extent to which they exceeded standard specifications to ensure a lifelong, trouble free installation.
A new patio was incorporated into an existing one by cutting into it and incorporating beautiful complementary hardscape stone with two seating walls at the rear corners. The badly sloping rear yard was excavated, leveled, properly drained and a beautiful natural Armour Stone retaining wall was installed to line the rear perimeter allowing the yard to be levelled out. Deep extensive garden beds were created on three sides with plantings of columnar cedars, hydrangeas, hedging and variegated hostas. It was all capped of with meticulously laid and leveled sod surrounding the . Low voltage lighting was added to accent the trees and flowers, which creates a stunning look and ambience that envelopes you in a sense of calm, sophistication and beauty; a great place for entertaining.
We would highly recommend Sal and Groundscape Construction to anyone seeking a landscape contractor. They care about the work they do, are very accomodating - making you feel like in your good hands, and they go that extra distance to do really fine quality work. Great team and superb workmanship.
Here are some pics of the finished project (we installed the pergola ourselves after the landscaping project was completed).
Dan and Kathy