Hofstetter Landscaping

Landscape Contractors & Designers
6 Benroyal Crescent Toronto ON M1H1L5
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Jan Haskings-winner from Toronto
Jan Haskings-winner from Toronto
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

landscaping

Although it took a while for my budget and imagination to match, the final job is amazing. My front garden is the talk of the neighbourhood! I have used Hofstetter Landscaping time and time again. Always timely, and amazing work. I highly recommend them!

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Thanks Jan, that front yard yard with the rocks, paths and gardens really did work out nice I'm glad you like it. By the way I am sorry to here of the passing of your husband, I know so many things we did around there were for his benefit. Next time I'm in the neighbourhood I'll drop in to say hello and we'll have coffee...Thanks Rick

Ross Mackay  from Aurora
Ross Mackay from Aurora
1 review Aurora, ON
10/10

Patio

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We had Hofstetter Landscaping design and build a new patio at the front of our home. Their experience and expertise helped tremendously with determining the final design to suit the property and house. The work was performed professionally and on time and we were particularly impressed by the work ethic of the crew, even when the boss had to be off site. The value they contributed to the project was excellent. We would work with them again in a heartbeat.
Ross Mackay

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Hey Ross thanks for the encouragement, its nice to know that we can leave the job site for whatever reason and the crew can work efficiently and professionally on their own, I pride myself in the fact that each and every guy on the crew is striving to become a leader in their own right. It is our goal to have each guy eventually run his own crew for us, and so your words are special to me. One thing that I like about this business, is our ability to meet such nice people and to become friends with so many. Ashleigh and myself have been able to develop friendships that extend far beyond the business and you and Margaret are two we count as friends also. Who would ever expect that by talking and building a patio we would eventually be invited to your 50th wedding anniversary, just goes to show how great this life is and what a great field we are privileged to work in. Hey let's do dinner soon and on that note I'll get Ashleigh to call you... Thanks so much Rick

Raymond Mougeon  from Toronto
Raymond Mougeon from Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
8/10

Driveway and Retaining Wall

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Hi Ashleigh,

I’m sending you this e-mail to let you that I am quite satisfied with the work performed by your crew on my driveway and an adjacent retaining wall. I appreciated the fact that the driveway job could be done by recycling most of the pavers which had been installed by your company 15 years ago, since I like their colour and texture and they match the brick colour of my home.

The crew worked tirelessly and efficiently and were able to complete the driveway and retaining wall jobs in one and a half days. I was also quite impressed by the professional and social skills of the two crew members in charge of the project.

Thank you for an excellent job which lends additional appeal to my home.

Regards,

Raymond

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Raymond Thanks for the nice review, it was our pleasure to work for you once again, after a quick lift and relay and a power washing it looked like brand new and with the introduction of the Polymeric Sand into the joints you should get many more years out of the driveway. One nice thing about interlocking stone is that it can always be repaired without anybody noticing it was ever touched and it will last 50+ years. I will let the boys know that you had great things to say about them....Thanks again Rick

Terry Whittam from Toronto
Terry Whittam from Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Retaining wall & fence

Rick and his team were definitely the right firm for this difficult job. The team was faster than I expected, cleaned up nightly and finished the entire job in under 2 weeks. Rick provides a "high touch" approach which builds trust & confidence in his customers!
Ricks company also has all the equipment to move fast!

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Terry thanks for the kind words, it really was a bit of a tough one there, wasn't it? We removed a lot of debris and made it really look good. We were originally called in to work for your next door neighbour and you were a pleasant bonus. You are right that having all the equipment makes all the difference in the world. I hear you have won some awards for the honey from your bees, Congratulations you must be a proud Poppa. I know Ashleigh enjoyed it on her toast. Hey when you are ready to do that driveway, give us a call...Thanks Rick

Anna from Pickering
Anna from Pickering
2 reviews Pickering, ON
10/10

Front Garden & Walk, Back Patio, Garden and Greenhouse Pad

Firstly I’d like to thank Homestars for introducing me to Hofstetter Landscaping. I couldn’t have been in better hands. When the owner Rick, came over for the first meeting I felt at ease. He was knowledgeable and respectful but not pushy or pretentious like the other companies I had interviewed. He listened to my wish list with artistic suggestions but practical sensibilities. His quotes were fair and designs were impressively clean and balanced. When I pulled back on my wish list after reviewing my own financial realities Rick didn’t batter an eyelash. There was no pressure. He speaks honestly and sincerely. He was there for my project and me.
The workers were respectful and courteous. They worked hard and with conscientious regard to not only my property but for the neighbours. They came punctually at proper working times. They thoroughly cleaned the driveway, sidewalk and the street of any bits of debris before leaving each day. The workmanship turned out immaculate. After this long cold winter I will see what the ice will reveal, and I have no hesitation to call Rick. He is so comfortably approachable. Quality is hard to come by these days. I’m so glad I found it with Rick and his team at Hofstetter Landscaping. Sincerely, Anna.

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Anna I have to admit that you have to be my favorite customer of all time, you have a wonderful smile that is so inviting and warm. You make everybody feel like welcome family. Everyday you were there to welcome the crew in a warm and happy mood and they loved your coffee and treats. Ashleigh and I have enjoyed becoming friends and going to dinner a few times. On that note it is probably time to do that again soon, so Ashleigh will call you, and I'll be out soon to check up on the job just to make sure everything is still ok. Well all that above was on a personal note. As regards to your comments above, Thank You I really appreciate everything you had to say about our crew and especially about the daily clean up. I am a stickler for the clean up, I guess its a pet peeve, but to me it is so important, I feel a clean job site and clean trucks and properly put away equipment and tools tell you just about all you need to know about a company. When your property is left clean each day and the site nice and tidy it tells the world you care, One about your customer, Two about the neighbours and Three you have pride in what you do. You said you are glad you found us and we are glad we found you. Thanks...Rick

Agnes from Scarborough
Agnes from Scarborough
7 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Patio

Rick was professional, didn't mind that it was a relatively small, straightforward job. Loved how prepared he was with a folder holding copies of all his certifications and a listing, complete with addresses and year of work, for us to check out in our area. Ashley and the entire crew were great to deal with. The job was completed to our total satisfaction and there was no mess for us to deal with. I admit thinking it was a lot of money for a small patio but it is gorgeous so we're glad we went with Hofstetter Landscaping and highly recommend them.

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Hi Agnes thank you for you kind words and putting your trust in us, I'm glad you like the completed project and I know you will get many happy years of use out of it. Have a wonderful day Rick

T Jones from Toronto
T Jones from Toronto
1 review Scarborough, ON
10/10

Interlocking

We found Rick to be informative as he walked us through the process and provided catalogues to highlight possible stone choices for the sidewalk, stairs and patio. His recommendations were appreciated as the final product exceeded our expectations. The crew were thorough in cleaning our gardens, and the neighbour's, of dust generated by the work. We are thoroughly pleased with the results and would not hesitate in recommending Hofsetter!

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I am glad we exceeded your expectations and once again that the clean up process was noticed, as I keep saying clean up is so important. I know that if nothing else neighbours will remember us as the cleanest crew in town, and even if they never call us, they will probably recommend us. To me that is a "No Brainer". Thank you for your business and for not hesitating to recommend us. Rick

Liz from Royal LePage Frank in Whitby
Liz from Royal LePage Frank in Whitby
4 reviews Scugog, ON
10/10

Patio

Again another job well done. You and your crew have a great talent for putting together something fabulous from leftover stones. I still had stones left over from the last one, and you incorporated it into something dynamic. Happy to recommend you to everyone. You are a true talent. Liz and Ian

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Hey guys thank you. Yes it not everyday, but on occasion we do have enough various types of stones left over from other projects to be able to do something pretty cool with "left Over" and you folks allowed us to play with our creativity to come up with something that worked out well for you. I appreciate you throwing the ball to us and just saying, "Run with it". You had total faith in us and just let us design anything we wanted. Now that is something you don't ever find. So thanks it was fun. Rick

J.T. in Markham
J.T. in Markham
2 reviews Markham, ON
10/10

Front Patio and Stairs

There are companies that set the standard and Hofstetter is one of them. I hired this company to fix a previous poor landscaping job.
I wish I had known of this company years ago, as this is a company that does the job right the first time, with meticulous preparation and stone installation. This is an old family business, with long serving work crews, who are polite and respectful of your property. A+

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Thanks Tim, I don't know what that other company was doing, we found an old bicycle and pipes and old bed parts just buried in the base materials, not to mention the wrong type of base. I guess the guy was cleaning out his garage. I am glad we got your walkway and stairway fixed. I wish I could convince all customers that the right price is not the right job. it reminds me of a fellow tho told me years ago "GOOD JOB...NO CHEAP!! CHEAP JOB...NO GOOD" Thanks Tim Let me know when you want to do that pool Thanks Rick

Oliver in Pickering
Oliver in Pickering
1 review Pickering, ON
10/10

Retaining wall and Front Walkway

What a fantastic experience we've had with Hofstetter Landscaping! From design to project completion, it was a real pleasure to work with Rick and the team.

Our project started out as a simple driveway paving job that suddenly grew as we realized that we needed a retaining wall along one side of our driveway. The paving company (Vito @ Park Paving) recommended Rick as someone he trusted who could get the job done right.

We were impressed from that first meeting with Rick. Others had come by do to an estimate and were in and out in about 15 minutes. Rick spent close to an hour with us, helping us to visualize our whole project, and to understand what he was suggesting and why. He drew detailed plans at the site, and suggested materials that would work. He took our vision and made it beautiful. Rick truly is an artist with stone.

Once we had agreed on the design and the line locates had been done (you don't want to dig up a gas main!), the guys began working when they said they would. There was no "maybe next week...then...maybe next week..." The full job took about 4 days to complete, and at the end of each work day the guys cleaned up the job site completely so that our family had use of the driveway. If you judge a tradesman by how he keeps his tools you will be impressed. The backs of all of Rick's trucks and trailers were spotless with shelving and hooks for everything that was needed for the job. A place for everything, and everything in its place.

We were completely satisfied with the work that was done and would recommend Hofstetter to friends and family. If you want professionals with a solid work ethic, who deliver a beautiful outcome, doing what they say they will, when they say they will... then Hofstetter Landscaping is for you. Mike Holmes will not be coming to our place to redo this work!

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Oliver: Thank you so much for that great review, I didn't know that you had seen inside the trucks and trailer, but I'm glad you noticed the way we like to keep things. I really feel that the way a company cares for their own tools and equipment is a huge reflection of how they will take care of their customers. It is really amazing to see the huge difference the new wall has made to the increase in size to your driveway, I guess you don't have to worry about your guests backing into the ditch anymore. Once again thank you so much, it has been our pleasure working with you folks.....Rick Hofstetter

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More about Hofstetter Landscaping

Landscaping Contractors & Designers, Interlocking Stone.

OWNERSHIP AND CREDENTIALS
Hofstetter Landscaping is owned and operated by Rick and Ashleigh Hofstetter. Our “baby” was born in 1989 and is now 23 years old. (In case you’re wondering how old we are...suffices to say we are evergreens. :-) Did we tell you we are a landscaping company?)
From the beginning, we have always endeavoured to do the best quality work possible for our clients. We specialize in landscaping and that’s one of the reasons our “baby” has no siblings—no sister companies, no associates, no partners, no branches. Landscaping is what we do and we do it really well.

A TORONTO LANDSCAPING COMPANY WITH A DIFFERENCE
Ever since we started, and even more so now, we find the market exploding with Toronto landscaping companies that make a big noise about “cheap, cheap”. Now, if they were selling birds, it would be okay, but they are not, right? And yet, we often lose a job to a cheap company that “specializes” in being a “Jack-of-all-trades”. Do we want to compete with them? No. But does that mean we are frightfully expensive? Not at all! In fact, our goal is always to ensure that our customers get the best value for money and a landscape that makes them the envy of the neighbourhood without breaking the bank.

As we come across customers who do their due diligence by comparing quotes, we are very mindful and respectful of the fact that one needs to be price conscious. It’s when we are told about a competitive quote that implies “the other guy” can get the job done for less than it costs us to buy quality materials, the alarm bells go off. He needs a hefty deposit from you to pay his guys for the last job done, and of course, there is always that famous curbside taillight guarantee!

We would like to go on and tell you what we have learned and found out in these past 23 years but you wouldn't be able to read it all...

WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE TO ENGAGE OUR LANDSCAPING SERVICES IN TORONTO

All we want to say is this—we do top quality work with a guarantee you can count on, every single time. If it’s not to your liking we'll do what it takes to make it right. We'll be there in years to come, particularly if the weather has given the work a beating.

• We are fully covered with 5 million liability insurance and WSIB approved.
• Our crew is safety certified or they don't work for us.
• Our business has City of Toronto licensing.
• Each team member has government ID.
• We pay our taxes and are an ethical, honest, law-abiding enterprise.

Yes, you will find cheaper Toronto landscaping companies out there. Will you find one better than us in terms of reputation for quality work and customer references? Not likely.

Please visit our website (www.HofstetterLandscaping.com) or call us today at 647-955-8382 to book a free, no obligation landscaping consultation in Toronto.

CATEGORIES
Landscape Contractors & Designers and Interlocking Stone
SERVICES
Interlocking, Decks, Pool Deck, Gazebos, Fences, Pergola, Patios, Walkways, Porch, Steps, retaining Walls, Driveways, Irrigation, planting of flowers, trees, shrubs, sodding of lawns, outdoor kitchens, and water features,
BRANDS
Unilock
SPECIALITIES
Creating a one-of-a-kind landscape that's a reflection of your impeccable tastes.
WEBSITE
http://www.hofstetterlandscaping.com
YEAR ESTABLISHED
1989
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
9
PAYMENT METHOD
cheques
LICENSES
Yes
MEMBERSHIPS
BBB, Reno Contractors, Landscape Ontario, CNLA,
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
5 million Liability Insurance
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