WideStone Outdoor Services

Old Bridge, NJ

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I specialize in planting flowers -- annuals and perennials. I'm different from the other landscapers because nobody focuses on flowers. I know everything about it. I am very professional. Please take a look at my pictures.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I like to see my customers' houses full of colors every season or even in the winter. Just ask me. My pictures are my proof.

Location

Old Bridge, NJ 08857

Background check

Complete

Years in business

9

Number of employees

4

Times hired on Thumbtack

34

Reviews

30 Reviews
  • Robert S. Aug 14, 2017
    Shrub Trimming and Removal
    Verified Review Updated
    We had called in Javier to trim and neaten our shrubs in the front yard. It was the best decision we made, Javier made our landscaping shine, it's beautiful, we never thought it could look this good. We will be hiring Javier again and again. 8/14/2017 we called Javier back to do more landscaping, as usual he did a Fantastic job, he added a couple of trees and added lighting to my landscape. Everything looks great. I've recommended Javier to my family members and he's done work on their yards as well. I highly recommend Javier and his company.
  • Verified Review Original
    We had called in Javier to trim and neaten our shrubs in the front yard. It was the best decision we made, Javier made our landscaping shine, it's beautiful, we never thought it could look this good. We will be hiring Javier again and again.
  • Vivian S. Aug 10, 2017
    Gardening
    Verified Review
    Javier was very professional and very knowledgeable. He was very easy to work with and did an amazing job trimming , edging, weeding and planting new flowers. Our property looks great! Will definitely call again, can't wait to see what he will plant for us in the fall.
  • Steven B. Mar 3, 2017
    Fence and Gate Repairs
    Verified Review
    Fence Repair
    Timely and efficient repair of fence. Definitely recommend.
  • Neil D. Feb 19, 2017
    Fence and Gate Repairs
    Verified Review
    Easy and Smooth!!
    Javier repaired the gate on my vinyl fence which needed a new slat. He did a fantastic job. The area he repaired looks just as good as it did before it became damaged. His communication with me was also better than expected. His price was very fair. I plan on hiring him again and will do so with complete confidence.
  • Megan L. Feb 11, 2017
    Snow Plowing
    Verified Review
    Excellent work
    Javier has done an excellent work of plowing the snow for my house. I will definite ly recommend him.
  • Vivek A. Dec 19, 2016
    Gutter Cleaning and Maintenance
    Verified Review
    Very happy
    Very thorough and professional
  • Valeria B. Nov 9, 2016
    Handyman
    Verified Review
    Excellent job!
    Very professional, terrifick job. They are are very dependable We love our almost new-again deck! Thank you Javier!
  • Patricia O. Oct 24, 2016
    Snow Plowing
    Verified Review
    Landscaping and snow removal
    Javier Torres is the ultimate professional. He and his team performed landscaping at my property which included soil leveling, sod replacement, bush trimming and overall grooming. I was extremely pleased with the result and look forward to working with Javier for spring landscaping and winter snow removal. I highly recommend WideStone Outdoor Services.
  • Ingrid M. Oct 19, 2016
    Gardening
    Verified Review
    Javier was awesome did exactly what I wanted. Definitely hiring again for my next project! 👍🏼
  • Anthony M. Sep 16, 2016
    Outdoor Landscaping and Design
    Verified Review
    Professional & Personable Touch
    Javier and his crew are very professional; having performed work on our residence multiple times. He always goes the extra mile to make the job great and ensures we're satisfied. He's also knowledgeable about plants, trees and lawns and provides helpful recommendations and advice. We will continue to work with WideStone Outdoor Services. Meredith & Anthony
  • Julianna C. Sep 8, 2016
    Outdoor Landscaping and Design
    Verified Review
    Great
    Javier was of good service to us - listened to everything that I wanted and if I didn't like something he would change it .. Made our house look very clean and neat.. When we moved in every thing was overgrown Julianna & Tom
  • Manoj P. Sep 7, 2016
    Outdoor Landscaping and Design
    Verified Review
    Job Feedback
    Staff is friendly and does job as expected. Look forward to hire them again.
  • Sanjay P. Aug 27, 2016
    Handyman
    Verified Review
    Very prompt and professional service.
  • Jeanne A. Aug 22, 2016
    Weeding
    Verified Review
    Javier and his team were professional, on time and completed the project as assigned. We were very pleased and plan to work with them again in the future.
  • Bruce S. Aug 19, 2016
    Weeding
    Verified Review
    I am very pleased with WideStone. Javier and his team were responsive, prompt, through and personable. They went above and beyond the original scope of this project to ensure my satisfaction. I will definitely use them again, and I highly recommend them to you.
  • Barbara F. Aug 15, 2016
    Gutter Cleaning and Maintenance
    Verified Review
    Javier's guys arrived on time and cleaned my gutters. Pointed out a problem, and I'm waiting for a quote for this separate issue. I'm pleased thus far!
  • Christopher L. Apr 7, 2016
    Outdoor Landscaping and Design
    Verified Review
    Javier and his team came in and were professional, neat and met all of my requirements for my project. If anyone need stairs built into a hill or a very steep hill like my project. Javier is the man. He was also very quick the project was done in a day in a half. Thanks for everything Javier!
  • Ken M. Feb 5, 2016
    Gutter Cleaning and Maintenance
    Verified Review
    The job was well done.
  • Denise S. Feb 2, 2016
    Handyman
    Verified Review
    Hi, the man ypu sent was here on time and his work was excellent. He was very competent and professional and i got every thing done i needed. . I would definitely recommend him for any job. Thanks again.
  • Mou R. Feb 2, 2016
    Snow Plowing
    Verified Review
    Javier came through with snow-plowing services for my father at a very difficult time and in a difficult to get area, and he did a fantastic job. He was professional, responsive, and a pleasure to work with. We recommend Javier very highly.
  • Vikas M. Jan 26, 2016
    Snow Plowing
    Verified Review
    They did a decent job removing snow and clearing up my driveway .he was right on time
  • Rithu R. Jan 26, 2016
    Snow Plowing
    Verified Review
    Sorry,shoddy work,for the money I paid. .over priced finished in a hurry
    Javier T. Feb 5, 2016

    sorry Rithu We cant stay all day in one house. There were more customers waiting for us to plow them out.

  • Haydee M. Nov 19, 2015
    Gardening
    Verified Review
    They experience w Javier was amazing, i contacted them for gardening in my front yard and was very satisfied w promptness and how beautiful job they did. The house looks amazing now and more like a home. Will use their services again. Thanks so much! Haydee
  • Patti R. Oct 19, 2015
    Gardening
    Verified Review
    Prune, remove & plant new bushes. Overall yard clean up. Javier really knows plants!!
  • Brian L. Oct 19, 2015
    Tree Trimming and Removal
    Verified Review
    Javier and his crew not only trimmed the agreed shrubs he also cleaned up my entire property! He came exactly on time and even did the job on a Sunday!
  • Kirti I. Oct 12, 2015
    Gardening
    Verified Review
    I have been looking for a proper gardener for some time now when I thought of posting my request on thumbtack. Despite being a sunday , I got a response from Javier within a few minutes. We met the next day and he was quick to give me quote. I wanted some modifications and he sent me changed quote. He came promptly on the designated day and did a very impressive job. I intend having him come back in spring to put up a vegetable patch in my backyard.
  • Joanna R. Oct 9, 2015
    Gutter Cleaning and Maintenance
    Verified Review
    Javier and his crew are amazing! They showed up on time, as promised and did a thorough job with everything exactly as quoted. He can do it all - trim trees, mulch, fertilize, clean weeds and shrub beds, adjust the sprinklers, clean the roof gutters - you name it. He is reasonably priced and a pleasure. I highly recommend him.
  • Judith R. Oct 2, 2015
    Gutter Cleaning and Maintenance
    Verified Review
    They were on time, friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable. Gutters look great now, thanks so much for a speedy great job! Will use again. Also some yard work was performed as well making the house looks great for the holidays.
  • Robyn H. Sep 30, 2015
    We had an old backyard which needed a complete overhaul. We knew what we wanted but didnÂ’t know how to design it. I found Javier thru a friend and he responded immediately. He is honest and has a creative mind for design and detail. He stands behind his work and the work quality was excellent. The crew really cared about details. I've seen them redo things to get it just right. Javier gave us good suggestions in terms of design and materials. I believe his estimate was fair and completed the job in a timely fashion. We have worked with him on several other projects and have been very pleased with the results. He helped us conceive the designs, offered many new ideas, helped us select materials and plants, and executed with an eye for detail. He was open to our feedback along the way and made adjustments with ease. Once the job was complete, he was responsive to our follow-up questions and requests. He takes customer satisfaction very seriously. Javier seems to really care about his business, and that people get good service. We look forward to working with him again!
  • Eve S. Sep 5, 2015
    Gardening
    Verified Review
    I chose Wide Stone Outdoor Services because I was immediately impressed by the responses and large landscaped estate photographs that landscaper Javier Torres placed on Thumbtack. I have certainly not been disappointed. I was so glad to find that he was willing to do my much smaller job. The work he did on my 55+ Adult community property was outstanding. I live on a golf course and everyone who passed remarked on the night and day difference my beautiful corner property now displays. Javier was personable and so very accomplished: in one day, he has literally transformed my entire landscaping: He refreshed and removed limbs from my older( but still able to flower) lovely ornamental cherry tree, and so, enabled sunshine to penetrate to our front lawn area. There, he laid sod and placed a sprinkler on a timer. My poor cherry tree was suffocating, in what I thought was a simple ivy, however, it was nothing less than poison ivy, climbing high up on the trunk of the tree. Javier's staff removed the poison ivy, treated the area where it had been growing, leveled it, cleaned up the rock border, mulched, and added a lovely selection of autumn marigolds around the base of my tree. He trimmed my pachysandra back, laid the sod on the now sunny lawn near that area, cleaned up and refreshed the small stone areas in my slider balcony areas; added azaleas on the side garden, after cleaning up, leveling, mulching and landscaping the long side Russian sage and azalea garden under my Japanese cherry tree. In the back facing the golf course he removed weeds, cut back and enormous holy and cleaned out a plot that we can now use for our big outdoor grill. Javier also added underground drains to all our downspouts, which will dissipate the rainwater and keep squirrels and chipmunks out of the spouts. We plan to use Wide Stone again throughout the year, and I know that my neighbors, who asked for his information, will call upon him too. Be sure to get extra business cards from Javier at Wide Stone Outdoor Services, you'll need them.

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I never have complication with my price..I have been recommended trough their friends so clients know we do nice job,,
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
comunication is the key. be a good comunicator and do what you says you will do.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Of course I get some education by internet and I travel to all the shows in USA,,pants show and Atlanta show (peach tree plaza) to see the latest in the market
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I start doing because I love flowers and all suddenly I got a lot of customers..one client tell to the other one and my list just keep growing and growing..
What types of customers have you worked with?
I do summer flowers on beds,pots around the pool,with designing choice,hibiscus,petunias,verbenas,scaviola,mandevillas,bacopa,torina,impatiens,elephant ear,sweet potatoes,millet grass,ivy geranium,ivy,vincas,mums,cabbages,alliums,daffodils,tulips,hydrangeas,begonias and more and more,,,just ask me
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I did a job in Colts Neck New Jersey customer was very happy, some of her pictures you can see in my profile,,she got red begonias all over her property, next to the pool and pots, she just love red and she love what we do,,,
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Just call me and give us a chance so we can make your house look great
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I wish they know me long time ago so I can always keep their houses looking like a million dollar house