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Rochester Backyard Designers

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Sam I Am
4.8
from 80 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
Aaron N.
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I asked Sam to help in building a lego/crafting desk in the basement for our family. He happily took on the project and did an outstanding job in not only building the desk but providing great feedback and changes to the design that helped create the beautiful and stable desk we have now. He also installed a new drop light and electrical outlet in the same room for us that came out great. I would highly recommend him for any project. He is honest and very trustworthy with his work and a great communicator.

Kearley Masonry
4.5
from 80 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin M.
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excellent work! steve worked with us to design our project - priced it and hit budget. project included - install 3 granite steps - replace 2 concrete slabs with granite + build 2 paving stone walk aways

GREEN GIRL GARDENING
4.4
from 36 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Jean M.
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On time. Hard working wonderful gardeners!

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Mike Theodore
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steven S.
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I just want to thank Mike Theodore of Septic Designs of NH for their excellent response time in taking care of my customers when I need them. I am the owner of Snedeker Plumbing and Heating. I feel as though Mike and his crew are part of my team. It's important for me to be able to refer my clients to Mike knowing they will receive quality work at a fair price.

  • 17 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Morgan M.
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Having recently moved into a beautiful home, we were unable to keep up with the yard maintenance with our new little bundle of joy. Al came in and completely transformed our backyard from the jungle it was, to our new oasis...and he did it all with a smile. Great guy who does great work at a great price!

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Magnolia Siteworks Inc.
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachel P.
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We hired Magnolia Siteworks to create a new entry walkway to our front door. Brent was responsive and professional. The craftsmanship is exceptional and the walkway looks fantastic. He and his crew completed the job despite some rough weather conditions. We couldn’t be happier. We look forward to seeing his plans for the next phase of our front landscaping design!

  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
John P.
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I had a mound of loom that was sitting in the backyard for over a year. I chipped away at two thirds of it. Dennis and a helper found the right places to fill and finished the job in an hour. It was amazing!!

AK Property Services
4.3
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Jan W.
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Keegan is committed to professional excellence and meets the desired landscaping goals of the home owner. He was able to make our vision a reality. We have a sloping backyard that required knowledge of water drainage, methods of addressing problem, ability to attractively landscape the land to fit the style of our home. We are extremely pleased with the finished project and clean up! We have already hired AK Properties for regular maintenance of entire property.A+ rating

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Katherine M.
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Taylor and his crew are excellent! They leveled an area of our backyard for a pool and it was absolutely perfect. They worked hard and got the job done in one day. We will definitely be hiring them again! Thanks guys!

LincolnGrove Landscape LLC
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra R.
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Sod install quick and quality job. Professional service and very happy with end product. Backyard totally transformed and love the edging details.

  • 22 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff M.
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Brent transformed our driveway from being a rugged riverbed of a logging road into something that you would expect to see as a roadway thru a National Park! The quality of the materials he used, based on his know how and experience, was outstanding. We've had several favorable comments on it from people who where familiar with the way it used to be. We have had a few experiences recently with various contractors, and none where as favorable as that with Brent. If you want the job done right, most economically, and aesthetically pleasing, do no hesitate to give this man the opportunity to review and discuss your project. Thank you, Brent!

Concrete developments
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Michael C.
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My yard has been transformed to a beautiful obstacle course for my 4yr old son, and an oasis for my wife and me. Can't beat the sound of the waterfall. We do a lot more entertaining and relaxing in our new backyard. My wife and I are now contemplating an out door kitchen & pergola now.

EJG Landscaping & Design
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Carol C.
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I had a very overgrown area that needed a lot of work. Marc did an excellent job. It looks absolutely awesome. Great work and great price!

Epic Outdoors LLC
5.0
from 1 review
    John M.
    Verified review

    We hired Epic Outdoors to transform our backyard and make our hardscape dreams come true. We could not have been happier with the advice, workmanship and service they provided us. It is obvious they take great pride in their work, as well as their customer service. Thanks to Epic, we now take great pride in our new backyard! -John M

    About

    We have 26 years of experience. We will make your dream home come true without breaking the bank. We also do exterior design and all hardscapes installed.

    About

    We work with your budget. Superb Designs Unlimited is dedicated to providing you with a level of service that is unmatched. Our attention to detail and eye for design ensures an enjoyable design experience. Superb Designs Unlimited is proud to offer a wide array of design services, including: * Home decorating * Home makeovers (one or more rooms) * Conceptual and design development * Staging for home sales * Home improvements and remodeling * Home repairs * Window washing * Pressure washing * Project management

    About

    I specialize in retaining walls, patios, pavers, driveways, walkways and granite steps. I also do landscape construction.

    About

    William Adrien turned his passion for the outdooors and turning people's visions into realities, he started Cutting Edge Landscape & Design where his niche for really listening to his clients and collaborating with them on the best course to take when it comes to getting them the curb appeal they're looking for has become the thriving business it is today. When you are looking for quality work and results that you are truly happy with, you have to find someone that will put their heart and soul into your project or yard the same way you would. Here at Cutting Edge Landscaping you will absolutely find that, because not only do we consider landscaping an art form, it's something we're passionate about, and working one on one with Bill, he will turn your own visions into a reality and give you pride in your home's newly created curb appeal. Today you may find find businesses that have been started from the ground up and have been in business just as long, but the difference you'll find with Cutting Edge is that owner and founder of the business and the value of work has not diminished through the years. If hired, Bill himself, the founder and owner will be coming out to meet and work with you personally, and then put his love of the job to work for you. Everyday we are learning about the newest technologies and discovering ways of making the creative process different, new, and more efficient, giving the customer the best quality work for half the price of our competitors. You'll truly be amazed at the innovative techniques that we've incorporated into the quality of work we ensure to all of our customers pertaining to each and every job we do, no matter how big or small. We guarantee our customer's satisfaction on every job we do, from lawn maintenance to elaborate hard scapes. - Stonescaping - Organic Lawn Care - Landscape Architecture and Design - Ponds and Fountains - Property Maintenance - Cleanups - Edging - Stone Walls - Masonry Work - Mulching and Pruning - Planting - Garden Design and Care

    • 18 years in business
    About

    We do decor, structural, exterior and/or outdoor concepts and implementation towards the harmonized and desired environment for homes or workplaces.

    About

    We are a full-service landscape design and construction company. We work hand in hand with the customer to achieve his or her landscape dreams.

    About

    We complete remodeling projects. You can have your dream room today. We can help you plan, design, budget and build. We can add a new kitchen, bathroom, family room, four season, deck, library, office, great room or floor to your home. We can also add some touches to an existing room today.

    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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