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Berkeley Hardscape Contractors

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AA Cardenas Construction
4.8
from 195 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 247 hires on Thumbtack
Larry R.
Verified review

Cardenas Construction did a fantastic job on our front yard hardscape. They were on time, and finished the job quickly. The quality of the work is excellent. Arisel is a very nice and straightforward person, had many helpful suggestions, and helped us deal with unexpected issues. He is always well dressed, even when he's in his work clothes. I would definitely recommend them for future hardscape projects.

  • 4 years in business
  • 230 hires on Thumbtack
Dana S.
Verified review

Ralph built a deck and fence for me about a month ago and the work was absolutely great. His prices were very reaonsonable and he did the job in a very short time. By far, one of the easiest and nicest contractors to work with. I would recommend him to anyone as he finished the job on-time and the deck and fence looked great!

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  • 12 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robert W.
Verified review

After 4 years of drought our landscaping looked pretty bad. We had Valentin come and give us some ideas about converting to a drip watering system and landscaping with more drought resistant plants. Valentin and his landscaping staff came up with some excellent ideas. We approved, they went to work and the finished product is better than ever dreamed. Valentin worked with us every step of the way and was always available to answer questions and give us good ideas.

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Matthew Kelly Construction
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
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Connie V.
Verified review

Matthew Kelly is hardworking and honest. He strives to make the job go as well as possible. After other contractors said no or did not return my calls, he responded quickly on the weekend, and he completed the job in a timely manner. Matthew's operation is lean and responsive. He is pleasant to work with and has my recommendation.

CRC Gardening & Landscaping
4.6
from 72 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
Chunzi Z.
Verified review

I am very satisfied with the services. The team is very professional and on time. The price is reasonable. I highly recommend CRC Gardening and Landscaping Service!

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  • 13 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christina E.
Verified review

I've literally communicated with or contacted at least five contractors over the past two months to complete this flooring job. Salinas was an answer to prayer! Whereas other sites or contractors told me to wait and/or never got back to me or took others jobs, Vyron responded promptly within an hour when I posted the job on Thumbtack. Vyron and Pablo did excellent work putting down a new subfloor and plywood, then installing an LVP (see photos) and a new toilet (not pictured). Vyron communicated about every step of repair and installation and about every purchase for the job. He takes pride in his work and left the work area clean. I'm so glad that the job is finished and that it was done well.

  • 10 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Geeta N.
Verified review

Gustavo and his crew are very hard working. They don’t chit-chat or waste time. Gustavo is conscientious and very attentive to the homeowners needs. He gets the best price for the materials and his work is exceptional. I will hire them again if I’m in need of more landscaping work.

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  • 13 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ron P.
Verified review

I was very glad that I found Milko Young. I am a landlord from Texas and I came to Berkeley to help with my daughter's move-in to a small house. I appreciated someone like Milko who is professional, honest, and easy to work with. He was great and is a true painter and handyman. His work included painting, fixing cracks in the ceiling/walls, installing various household items (ceiling fans, light fixtures), and staining the patio deck. He is also very thorough, he made sure fixtures like the smoke alarms were in working condition. I'm very picky about people who work for me and Milko went beyond my expectations. We are definitely planning to continue to have Milko do more work for us (landscaping & general handyman) in the weeks to follow. Thanks Milko!

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MyApartmentIsBetterThanYours
4.7
from 48 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura W.
Verified review

Pros: Jasper was prompt in responding, punctual, friendly, and completed the work quickly. I was impressed that he finished this project in one day; whereas other contractors seemed to indicate it was more work and more difficult. I would hire him again. Some areas he can improve: There were a couple of minor areas that were knicked on our kitchen island that I didn't notice until cleaning up. Also, I think he could have done a little better cleaning up the island- wiping down the cabinet fronts that had a light layer of dust (I did this myself). Finally, I gave him a box of stain & top coat that the previous owners left to us. He applied them but I noticed they didn't leave the counter shiny, like the finish we had before he sanded. After Jasper left, my husband realized we were missing the water sealant coat which we had in the garage. So now we are applying this coat ourselves to make the island water- proof and give it the same shine. This isn't totally Jasper's fault since I gave him the supplies but I would have liked if he would have noted that something seemed to be missing or off (or given his recommendations on what he would have stained/sealed it with to make sure the wood stayed water proof.) Overall, I'm happy with the work.

West bay Gardening
4.2
from 46 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Glenn R.
Verified review

Always nice when a contractor is punctual and does what he say's he'll do. If you need a landscaper, Jesus is the guy. He understands his best marketing practices, comes from referrals

  • 19 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia M.
Verified review

Signed a bid, sent a check, check came back as undeliverable, now looking for another contractor.

Limon Landscape
4.7
from 30 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Dana W.
Verified review

Ruben and his crew did a fantastic job on my side drainage. My house is nice and dry after all the rain this season thanks to his great money saving ideas and engineering. He also helped out with some other landscaping projects I was working on and provided me some supplies to complete them. I will definitely hire him again.

Anderson Construction
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara R.
Verified review

We were thoroughly satisfied with the concrete work done by Kris Fredrickson, Anderson Construction’s concrete contractor. Our new driveway and sidewalk look great. Kris listened to us and did his best to accommodate our wishes, going above and beyond. We would definitely hire him again and recommend him to others. And Mike Anderson stayed in constant communication w/us making sure that we were satisfied with how the project was proceeding.

Economy Home Repair
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Devon T.
Verified review

I ended up interviewing 10 different contractors for our exterior siding job because there were so many different opinions on what needed to be done and how best to do it. I'm so glad that we ended up going with Kris and his team. Great communication throughout, incredibly high quality of workmanship on a very difficult job (it is an older house that hasn't been maintained very well before we bought it). I really appreciated Kris' attention to detail and letting us know what was going on throughout the 6 week long process. Also did a great job working with the county inspector, which is never an easy process. These guys are pros - won't hesitate to hire them again for our next house project!

RMR Landscaping
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy F.
Verified review

We Recently finished our entire home remodeling. Ricardo took care of all the Landscape/Hardscape. Entire front/back yard remodeled. Plants, Pavers, Grass, & outdoor lighting were installed. Very nice people to work with. Work quality was outstanding

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Lifetime Remodeling
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lynda P.
Verified review

I love Eli, Shmuel and the entire team at Lifetime Remodeling. We had an unexpected leak in the master bath that slowly destroyed our kitchen ceiling. They made an assessment, remodeled the bathroom, fixed the kitchen (and put in money saving/beautiful recessed lights), and left us very happy. When we encountered a problem with the plumbing, most other contractors would have taken advantage and hiked the price. But, they were so professional and everything was still finished on time and in-budget. (My friends tell me that never happens. So now I refer all of them to Lifetime.)

A&R Property Maintenance
3.8
from 23 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Doug G.
Verified review

Roof leak and inside drywall repair from water damage. Rosendo found and fixed a leak that two others failed to find.

Pacific Sea's Concrete
4.2
from 15 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Dale S.
Verified review

Very good workmanship and friendly contractor.

LANDAVASO
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Tim C.
Verified review

Abraham did a great job on covering two brick chimneys with stucco to match the rest of my house. He also removed and relaid a paver stone walkway that the original landscape contractor did improperly. His price was good as was his workmanship and professionalism. I would use him again and I am comfortable recommending him if you have similar work requirements.

Kalman Varga Design
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Christine P.
Verified review

Kalman has been an absolute dream to work with! As a first time homeowner, it is hard to know where to even start for large projects. Kalman not only delivered an amazing landscaping design for our home, but has been extremely patient with explaining the process for getting contractors, and being our go to person for making all the necessary arrangements. The project is not complete yet, but the positive experience, and easy of working with Kalman, makes the process fun and exciting! If you are looking for a designer, Kalman is definitely the guy to choose!

CFI Construction
3.8
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
George B.
Verified review

I hired CFI Construction to frame a new 501 sq ft building on our property to be used as a sewing studio. Today, they started and finished framing the walls, and enclosing the entire building with shear panels. Next week, when the trusses arrive, they are going to install them and install roof shearing. I learned of CFI two days ago on Thumbtack. Having observed their work today, I feel like the A team just fell out of the sky into my project. They are phenomenal in every respect. Their work, honesty, and work ethic are models for the construction industry. They have years of experience framing large projects, both residential and commercial. I was humbled that they chose to work on my project. They are not solely a framing company. They can build a building from start to finish, I just happened to hire them for framing. Having enjoyed today's experience, I'm going to use them for more phases of our project. Both the owner of the company (Steve) and one of his sons (Drew) were on site the entire day, as well as their crew of 5 framers. I wanted to write this review now, even though they still have trusses to install and the front porch to frame, because I want other users of Thumbtack to have the same benefit of a 1st class, licensed, professional construction company, as I did today. I strongly recommend that you seek out CFI Construction for your projects. They are the real deal. Thank you Steve and Drew.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What does a landscape contractor do?

Landscape contractors work from outdoor architectural or design plans to build and install hardscaping or softscaping for the client, much as a general contractor uses architectural designs to build a house. Landscape contractors are experts in soil drainage, grading, hardscaping (installing concrete paths and retaining wall, building ponds, etc.), and planting. They have heavy equipment such as excavators and tractors to prepare the land as needed.

Some landscape contractors are also landscape architects or landscape designers. The titles can be compared with those in home construction: A building or landscape architect must earn a specialized architecture degree and pass an exam to have a license. A designer — whether an interior designer or a landscape designer — does not usually require a license to work. Landscape contractors are not required by law to work from plans designed by a landscape architect, so you may work directly with the landscape contractor to specify the work you’d like done. The national average cost for large-scale landscaping projects is $10,160. Pricing can vary greatly depending on the project scope, materials and design.

How do you find a good landscape architect?

Hiring a landscape architect is an investment in your home. Landscaping can reduce water bills, improve your home resale value, add to your daily living experience and significantly boost curb appeal. A landscape architect will draw the designs for your new landscape; you’ll want to hire a landscape contractor to carry out the plans. Many companies provide design-build landscaping services, with a company architect creating plans for your vision and the landscape contractor executing the vision. With the proper academic background and licensing, a person can be both landscape architect and landscape contractor. Here are a few tips for finding a great landscape architect:

  • Research online portfolios and find several landscape architects whose work interests you.
  • Read online reviews of client experiences.
  • Research whether the landscape architects you are interested in are currently licensed and in good standing with the licensing board, and check whether any complaints have been issued against them. Each state will have their own searchable database. For example, you can search for California landscape architects via the state’s Department of Consumer Affairs.
  • Request bids from your selected landscape architects.
  • Hire the one you like the most, taking care to have a clearly written contract outlining scope of work.

For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

What should you look for when hiring a landscaper?

Landscaping can be costly — though it usually pays off in curb appeal and home resale value — so finding a landscaper who is worth the investment is important. When hiring a landscaper, look for proven success with the type of results you want. For example, if you know you want a drought-tolerant yard, research websites, reviews and portfolios that showcase beautiful drought-tolerant yards that the landscaper has installed. In addition to relevant experience, you’ll want to find a landscape contractor who has good client reviews. Good communication skills are another important quality in a landscape contractor, since everything from plant selection to hardscape installation needs to be discussed and agreed upon. A landscape contractor who is reliable, easy to understand and able to listen to what you want will help make the process seamless and enjoyable.

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