Caleb and August are nice guys and were good to work with. They seemed VERY knowledgeable when I got the bid. For my yard, about 510 SQ, the bid with low end material was $3500, including some drain work. The time estimate was 2 days. I expected 3 days, to be honest.
They listened to my concerns, particularly about avoiding smell issues with Artifical turf and dogs. They had experience in the field for 6-7 years.
When the guys dug into my existing drainage system to make it work with the new material, they found it was not draining correctly. This meant that my 2 day project turned into a week-long disaster with ripped out walkway, dug out front and back yards. I appreciate very much that the guys want to do things right, and I don’t object to that. However, it was not possible to get a reasonable estimate of the cost overruns, so I was unable to make informed choices about the ongoing work. In addition, everything was quite a mess - which is probably always true of drainage digs, but it did impact my life more than I had anticipated when we started down this path.
Plus side: I felt comfortable with Caleb and August - nice guys, very professional and polite. I had no concerns having them on site. They are knowledgeable and honest.
Cons: Caleb was not able to give me an accurate estimate on the added drainage work, which meant the project went way over budget. My initial estimate of $3500 snowballed to $5900 when the work was done, although the scope of the work had changed. The project took longer (probably unavoidable) and was messier than I anticipated. I do notice a smell in the yard, and wasn’t happy with Caleb’s nonchalant response when I brought it up... never thought I would notice something after only a few days. The walkway is not correctly repaired, and will require some expert work I think. Some small items were not completed, such as moving rocks that were displaced.