GAIL WILLEY LANDSCAPING:
We recently moved to a wonderful house overlooking Sparks. Although built ten years ago, this property had minimal landscaping, probably due to the slopes and rocky terrain. To put it mildly, we had some challenges.
We had watched Gail Willey Landscaping personnel perform a landscape project near our former house overlooking the University. That project also involved slopes, building retaining walls, etc. We were sold on Gail Willey Landscaping long before we contacted them for our own project.
Our project was done in two phases and involved construction of three natural stone walls and reconstruction or extension of two more walls. A very elegant stone stairway was designed and built through three of the walls, linking a pool area out through a wrought iron gate and down to meet up with the entrance driveway.
Gail Willey Landscaping leveled much of our lot, making previously ugly, unusable yard area into graded, level parking and provided an area for our dogs to run. In the process, the Gail Willey Landscaping staff provided for run-off water by hooking our roof downspouts to drains, connecting drains and routing the water around the property.
A Phase One paver project provided a must see walkway from the front of the garage around to the back of the house and a patio area in the back. During Phase Two, pavers were put on each side of an existing long narrow cement driveway to make it look wider and more elegant.
To finish off our project, Gail Willey Landscaping constructed a wrought iron fence and lighting
Our project team was headed by Tom Schuster. Tom created detailed drawings with his recommendations. These were always presented to us together with the projected cost detailed out by component. He spent as much time as we wanted discussing the plans, adding items, deleting items and discussing the cost options of doing things one way versus another. As a tribute to Gail Willey and to Tom, in a project of this magnitude, we did not have many surprises.
Dimas, Nelson and Pedro were our Supervisors for the various parts of the projects. What great people to work with. Any questions we had we answered fully to our satisfaction, immediately. No detail was too small for them to stop what they were doing and walk completely through our issue. Every member of the Gail Willey team who worked on our project were very congenial, easy to be around.
We had almost daily meetings with Tom, either in person or via telephone or email, to review progress. Anytime we were set to move to another part of the project, we met and walked completely through that phase, many times with tape measure in hand. This allowed us, Tom and the rest of the crew, to reach a complete understanding of what we wanted to accomplish up front and made the execution part easier for all of us.
We will most certainly use Gail Willey Landscaping again on any type of major landscaping project and would recommend them highly to anyone.