When Steve asked us to write a letter of recommendation we took it very seriously. We built our custom home in 2015. It cost more than we had budgeted so when it came time to landscaping the coffers were pretty much bare. However we wanted the outside to reflect the time and effort we put into the inside of our home. After getting 2 quotes we thought we were sunk.
2 people we knew recommended Steve from Pearl Landscapes. We liked him as soon as we met him but were still wary of costs. Steve asked all the right questions right away. Do you have children? How old are they? How many cars do we have? Do we have time for or even gardening? Do you entertain? etc.
Armed with the answers Steve set out, spray paint in hand, to map out what he saw as our ideal landscape. After seeing his proposal we made some changes and began being excited about the project. From there Steve found paving stone on sale for the driveway and patio and gave us his proposed budget...we were elated. As Steve suggested we finished all of our "hardscapes" then off to the nursery we went together. In fact we wound up going to 3 nurseries (special nod to Catherine at East Richmond Nurseries) so Steve could be sure we received all the plants we wanted! He says he does it for all his clients...but we still felt special. He did not pressure us at all...we felt he truly had our best interests at heart.
At this point we were pretty much still on budget so we fessed up and told Steve we had a little money left for a pond. Steve gave us 2...with lights! Our property is thriving and the talk of all of friends (who have hired Steve since) We are VERY thankful to Steve and his men. Thanks again Steve for doing what you said would, when you said you would.