Allium - Purveyors of Fine Gardens
About this pro
Transform an ordinary yard into an awesome landscaped picture perfect yard ! After we built our house we knew we wanted something different for our yard both front n back — something other than a concrete sidewalk with plants on either side leading up to the front door. Original and artistic in his design, Philip designed an artistic entry courtyard lined with boxwoods a stone pathway and a parking pad outlined in brick pavers that garners compliments from every visitor who sees it . It’s the perfect accent to the design of the house . Our large lot has large nature areas which he has enhanced with native plants adding color, texture and interest. Philip has an eye for what is needed to enhance an area to its upmost fullest.Jul 22, 2017
I didn't think I had many options for a garden in my uptown condo but Philip was able to come up with a beautiful arrangement of planters for my terrace garden. Overall, very happy with the service.Jul 21, 2017
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I am pretty straight forward in my pricing. People have to remember that I am in business to make money, not to work for free or to just break even. My method works like this. I have a daily rate of $937.50 per day for myself and my assistant. I add 30% to whatever my labor and materials comes to in order to get my total. Example would go as follows. I have a project that takes two days. $1875 labor I have $2500 in materials on the job Gross profit would be $1875 Making the total cost of the project $6250
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I typically start out with a fairly detailed phone conversation with a prospect. Based on the conversation and if I feel we will be a mutually good fit I set up a time to meet on site. During the meeting I can give some fairly accurate ranges of what things are going to cost. I give a verbal quote on site and if they agree that they want to move forward with me I will send them an itemized breakdown of the work and associated costs. I will get a 10% retainer on the job to hold their place in line. Once we go to contract I will receive an additional 40% to cover materials and odds and ends. Once the job is complete I do a walk through with the client and they sign off on the various line items. Once they sign off we settle up w final payment.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I must admit that this is a far cry from my political science degree I went to college for at East Carolina. However I have taken design and Hort classes, and have to take continuing education courses in irrigation, horticulture, masonry, and business management in order to keep credentials current. I do these to stay current with the newest techniques as well as to stay current within trade associations. If I can become more efficient the savings can carry over to the customer