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Eco Star Remodeling & Construction
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Eco Star Remodeling & Construction

Exceptional 5.0

(10)

Exceptional 5.0

(10)

Outdoor Landscaping and Design, Sod Installation

Licensed pro
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Richmond, CA
Sebastian Z. says, "ECO Star recently completed remodeling several sections of our house, with Foster overseeing the entire project. Foster took the time to understand our preferences and provided a detailed estimate with timelines, which were diligently followed. The work included a complete remodel of the master bedroom and bathroom, as well as two additional bedrooms and bathrooms. Despite the extensive work, everything was completed within the agreed two-month timeframe, and we encountered no issues. Foster kept us informed about payments, while our office contact handled paperwork efficiently. We highly recommend ECO Star for any remodeling project."See more
Sebastian Z. says, "ECO Star recently completed remodeling several sections of our house, with Foster overseeing the entire project. Foster took the time to understand our preferences and provided a detailed estimate with timelines, which were diligently followed. The work included a complete remodel of the master bedroom and bathroom, as well as two additional bedrooms and bathrooms. Despite the extensive work, everything was completed within the agreed two-month timeframe, and we encountered no issues. Foster kept us informed about payments, while our office contact handled paperwork efficiently. We highly recommend ECO Star for any remodeling project."
Avatar for Souza & Sons Inc
Avatar for Souza & Sons Inc
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Souza & Sons Inc
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Souza & Sons Inc

Great 4.8

(16)

Great 4.8

(16)

Outdoor Landscaping and Design

Licensed pro
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Richmond, CA
William Bonhorst says, "Long overdue review! Here is my story, with helpful tips I learned in the process! Bought a new house and the concrete drive needed to be replaced. My wife and I wanted very specific Calstone Belgian Stone Pavers so the search began for a contractor to demo the old driveway and install new pavers. I heard an ad on the radio from a National Paving company, got a quote, then got three more quotes.I learned that the National Paver companies are basically marketing firms who will try to sell you on their iPad demos, marked up prices with misleading discounts, charge you double and outsource the actual labor to local companies. So dont go with those guys, go directly to the source and that how I found Souza & Sons Inc. and it was the best experience I have had with a contractor thought our 1 year remodel!The owner Thiago and his team were awesome. He was so responsive, great price, written quote/contract, no surprises, the whole crew was very kind, on time and cleaned up, etc.Professional high end equipment like a bobcat, mini backhoe, mondo dump truck for the demo! Thiago and his day to day manager were always checking in on each phase and were always a text away if I had questions.I noticed these guys just wanted to work, came on time each day, and underpromised and over delivered (estimate was for 3 weeks to finish, they got it done in 2 weeks, 3,500 sqft driveway).FYI: Because we wanted very specific pavers and wanted to order them ourselves, Thiago made it happen and I was able to get his contractor discount and I paid him to demo and install the pavers. Thiago coordinated how much we needed and the paver delivery seamlessly. He can do the whole process for you as well but again we wanted to buy the pavers directly.Save yourself time, energy and money and call these guys if you need pavers!"See more
William Bonhorst says, "Long overdue review! Here is my story, with helpful tips I learned in the process! Bought a new house and the concrete drive needed to be replaced. My wife and I wanted very specific Calstone Belgian Stone Pavers so the search began for a contractor to demo the old driveway and install new pavers. I heard an ad on the radio from a National Paving company, got a quote, then got three more quotes.I learned that the National Paver companies are basically marketing firms who will try to sell you on their iPad demos, marked up prices with misleading discounts, charge you double and outsource the actual labor to local companies. So dont go with those guys, go directly to the source and that how I found Souza & Sons Inc. and it was the best experience I have had with a contractor thought our 1 year remodel!The owner Thiago and his team were awesome. He was so responsive, great price, written quote/contract, no surprises, the whole crew was very kind, on time and cleaned up, etc.Professional high end equipment like a bobcat, mini backhoe, mondo dump truck for the demo! Thiago and his day to day manager were always checking in on each phase and were always a text away if I had questions.I noticed these guys just wanted to work, came on time each day, and underpromised and over delivered (estimate was for 3 weeks to finish, they got it done in 2 weeks, 3,500 sqft driveway).FYI: Because we wanted very specific pavers and wanted to order them ourselves, Thiago made it happen and I was able to get his contractor discount and I paid him to demo and install the pavers. Thiago coordinated how much we needed and the paver delivery seamlessly. He can do the whole process for you as well but again we wanted to buy the pavers directly.Save yourself time, energy and money and call these guys if you need pavers!"

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does landscaping cost per square foot?

The cost of landscaping can vary widely based on the type of plants you wish to have, the amount of grading required, the condition of the land before work begins, and other factors. Adding in designer or high-end landscaping, as well as hardscaping such as sidewalks, walls, or patios will add to the cost. To find out how much your landscaping will cost, contact landscapers near you.

Is hiring a landscaper worth it?

A landscaper is worth it if you don't want to invest a significant amount of time and effort into planting, trimming, raking, weeding and performing other operations on your garden or yard. Hiring a landscaper to perform regular maintenance in your yards and complete bigger projects is valuable if you’re looking to sell your house. A professional landscaper can make your house more appealing to potential buyers. 

Some landscapers may perform maintenance duties — remove leaves, mow lawns, trim trees and shrubs, etc. —  but they can also help you bring bigger projects to life. This may include adding a misting system, an outdoor fireplace, water features, artificial turf, a patio and much more.

Start contacting landscapers near you to get free estimates and start planning your project today.

How much does landscaping cost?

The price of landscaping varies widely due to the range of choices that can be made, but you can expect to pay anywhere from $320 and $20,000 for your landscaping work. The national average cost for a landscaping project is $2,600. 

Factors like the choice of plants, the amount and type of hardscaping, the square footage of your landscaped area, and the region you live in will have a significant effect on your landscaping cost.

Where can you buy landscaping rocks?

You can shop for landscaping rocks from a variety of different sources. The first option is large chain retail stores specializing in home improvement and gardening. Often, landscaping rocks like slate and other slabs arrive on pallets and are sold in bulk, giving you a great deal. Your local landscaping store also carries rocks, and you may even have a stone or quarry seller nearby who can sell you the rocks you need. When in doubt, contact landscaping companies near you to see if they have rocks you can purchase.

What is landscaping?

Landscaping is the intentional placement and maintenance of living plants on an area of land or in your yard. This can include trees, lawn, flowers, bushes and other plant life and often incorporates mulch and other organic matter. The primary purpose of landscaping is to provide beauty to the house or building it surrounds. 

Many landscaping companies also offer design, architecture and construction services. For example, they can help you design a yard that incorporates a patio, deck, pool, fire pit, lighting, walkways, retaining walls and more.

How much does landscaping improve home value?

Landscaping your property can boost the value of your home between 5% and 15%, according to Better Homes & Gardens. They specify that this is the amount of value added when you upgrade the condition of your landscaping from poor to good, though these terms are subjective. 

What is landscape design?

Landscaping design refers to the art of analyzing an existing landscape, planning how to transform it through flora and fauna design and working with a client to ensure goals are met. Landscape designers may completely transform an outdoor space or make minor modifications to enhance it. They may also call for grading and the construction of hardscaping surfaces like walkways or patios to add to the enjoyment of the space.

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.

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.

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.

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