This was my first experience on Thumbtack and couldn't be happier! I had a number of individuals respond to my bid for having some landscaping and SOD laid in my yard. Almost all had extremely poor communication with a few putting together generic quotes without a visit, a couple others showed but failed to followup with a quote... To be perfectly honest I wasn't entirely sure if this was going to pan out. I met with Ben Mullis of Southern Backyards and from the initial visit I was quite happy with his enthusiasm about taking on the project, he reassured me with a detailed quote, which was hands down the best "bang for the buck" and upon which he was able to deliver.. my exact thoughts going into it were "he doesn't know what he's getting himself into". He went above and beyond what the quote entailed, with tree trimming, mulching, and sprinkler system adjustment while spending an additional Saturday to come by and make sure the job was finished as promised. I would encourage anyone interested in having landscaping performed, regardless of the type, to have Ben stop by. He will most definitely be my first call next time around!