We were referred to Evergreen Landscaping by two of our neighbours, one of which had a complex deck built into a ravine. We have a large backyard that backs onto the same ravine and had been advised that our dream backyard may require conservation considerations. Since our neighbours expressed confidence in Evergreen’s ability to navigate such issues and loved their completed yard, we called Craig.
Craig came to our home to discuss our vision and our budget. He patiently waited a year for us to reconcile the two and came back with Al to discuss our idea of a modern design. When the scope of our dream still exceeded our pocketbook, Craig and his team happily worked with us through a few incarnations, including revised 3-D colour drawings, until we were satisfied. Al’s renderings even included specific plantings throughout the yard that would complete the look. This level of detail helped us visualize and make more informed design and cost decisions.
They indulged our desire for clean, straight lines and made suggestions of what products would best fulfill our concept. In addition to product catalogues, Craig recommended suppliers to visit and even brought a stone sample unique to our job! The stone was from a quarry in the Kawarthas and could be cut in large blocks to satisfy both our look and our retaining needs. Fortunately, the plan allowed us to do the work without having to work with the Conservation Authority and incur any additional time and costs. Our design was coming together, and we were excited to get started!
The crew arrived on the date promised with Roger at the lead. Beneath his laid-back demeanor is a man who knows his business! He was very accommodating when the inevitable additions were asked for and nothing was ever a problem. Vanessa and Craig checked in regularly, ensuring our satisfaction with the progress, and kept us informed of the schedule. Even while we travelled for a few days, the crew worked diligently in our absence. They were respectful of us and our neighbours and always kept a tidy work site at the end of the day. Our project was completed in the time line promised and we couldn’t be happier!
We had one minor issue a year following completion where a patio slab had sunk down a few inches. Craig assessed the problem and had it repaired at no cost to us. It is clear that he stands by the design and the work of his team.
From start to finish, we felt comfortable with Craig and his team. They were enthusiastic about our project and cared about every detail as if it were their own. Craig’s integrity is what sold us not only on Evergreen but, other contractors recommended by Craig. If they were good enough for him, they had to be great! Our experience with those professionals and Evergreen has been stellar. Thanks Craig!
We would highly recommend Craig and the Evergreen Landscaping team and look forward to working with them again on our next project!
Terri & Mark D. | Aldershot