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We had a 12 year old cedar deck that needed replacement. We first met Jacob at the spring home and garden show. Our objective was to replace the deck before high school graduation. Our first objective was to do a deck replacement. Our 2nd objective was to utilize our back yard more. We also had a timing deadline to finish the work before a high school graduation. As we continued between the two options, Jacob gave us both options and items to consider. He helped us understand and encouraged an economical option. As we continued, we wanted ideas on how to expand the deck and make it more functional. We had a design session and came up with several ideas that increased the project and budget, but we thought this would greatly help us utilize our yard. In the end, we expanded the deck, added a pergola, paver patio, fire pit and water feature. He was careful to let us know the increase costs up front and the concern of timing to finish based upon a rainy spring season.
The project was delayed from rain. We started a little later than we would liked, but as he promised, he went from 1 work crew to 2 and finally 3 to meet our deadline. He was very conscientious through the project and his work crew leader was awesome.
Overall, we committed and trusted Jacob's design expertise. We had one of our best back yard summers. Everything came out great. We didn't understand some of the things that would make the design work, but in the end, he was very capable in helping us get there. After the project was finished, we have called Jacob for minor maintenance details and he has been very attentive and helpful.
Mark Saunders, Westerville, Ohio
We are thoroughly pleased with the end result.
First, my wife and I were looking to have installed a backyard entertainment area that would be different than our neighbors' wooden deck configurations. We met with three businesses all who came highly recommended through Angie's List. We outlined what we wanted to see and some of the wants of the project to each person. We also wanted to see an artist sketch of what the end project would look like.
We decided to go with Landscape Design Solutions because of the time and effort that Jesse made in taking our requests and putting them to a comprehensive 3-D sketch. He took the time to listen to us and to walk the property of our recently constructed house. It's for those reasons we went with Jesse.
After choosing the general stone colors and shape of the project we let Jesse come up with color schemes that would compliment our house. We were/are pleased with his choices.
Due to fact that all the stonework had to be ordered, the startup for the project wasn't until mid-September but with excellent weather and painstaking work done by crew leader Charlie and his crew were completed with both the paving and landscaping project in about 10 days. Those days were full of hand cutting of the stone and pavers to make a beautiful design and border for the project.
There were few problems, but if there were Charlie and crew were coming up with solutions. One example: we discovered the landing area out the back door was too small so Charlie and crew came up with a solution to enlarge the landing making it safer all without taking away from the design.
It was fun to come home at night to see the progress the guys made that day and the cleanliness of the area after the day's work.
My wife and I are pleased with the end result and even our friends and neighbors have complemented on the project.
Jake and Jeff worked fantastic with their crews to produce a high quality product and I look forward to having them do future work soon on the front landscape!