I had my driveway and adjacent retaining walls redone already last year (2016). However my story starts as early as 2014 when I had a first contact with Rick to discuss this project. Of course I had several contractors to look at the project and provide a quote. Rick was the only one who took the time to make an actual 3D model of the proposed changes and invited me over to the little show room they have to explain everything in detail.
Financing aspects dictated that I had to postpone the project but finally last year I could go ahead. The concept was modified to fit my budget and again Rick spend extensive time to take measurements and advise on colors and which type of bricks to use.
Once the work started it was done very professionally according to the best practices (just as one example: there is a weeping tile behind the retaining wall, as well as gravel to avoid problems by freezing water in the winter which had "killed" my previous retaining walls).
Also work was done "in one shot" meaning once the work had started there were no interruptions or work on other projects in between etc.
An additional project was a wooden deck that was built behind the house. Also here the planning took into consideration my specific situation, needs and budget. The work was done in parallel to the work on the driveway. The deck is very solid and now going into the 2nd year I can't see any issues with it.
All in all I can really recommend Hofstetter Landscaping and I would (and most likely will) use them again.
Two things you should be aware of:
1) You get what you pay for. So Hofstetter is most likely not the cheapest landscaper you can find but you get a thorough planning, good quality materials and excellent work.
2) It is - like with all good contractors - a challenge to get an appointment for the initial planning sessions and then to schedule the actual work. So if you have a very urgent job, then it might be difficult. However a project my size is not something you come up with over night. So I personally rather wait a bit longer to get a good result than having it done quickly and regret it later.
- Company Response
Thank you Oliver!
This was a job in progress for the past couple of years.
Our 3 D drawing was the vision you and Rick created together, and the outcome was incredible!
We are pleased you are so happy, and look forward to working with you again!
Rick and Ashleigh Hofstetter