Groundscape Construction Inc.

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Toronto ON M5R 2E2
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Private User reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Backyard Transformation

Two weeks ago our "plain vanilla" backyard was transformed into our vision of a sophisticated, elegant, comfortable oasis. After waiting for months before our project could be scheduled, the big day finally arrived and we were both nervous and anxious as Sal, Mike and the crew began the excavation. We quickly came to realize the professionalism and expert knowledge that Sal and his crew exhibited at every stage of the project. We truly can't say enough about this company and their people. It's always so comforting to see the owner (Sal) and his project lead Mike on the job every day making sure that every detail was handled as promised. If there was a complication or when we changed our minds on an aspect of the job, Sal was very accommodating and always made sure we were happy with the outcome. It's the little things that sets a contractor apart - arriving on time every day, working full days, being polite and accommodating, leaving the job site clean and tidy every evening, and coordinating different sub-trades expertly such that the project ended exactly on the day Sal projected, within budget, and to a level of satisfaction that exceeded our expectations. They went above and beyond - we were so impressed by the extent to which they exceeded standard specifications to ensure a lifelong, trouble free installation.
A new patio was incorporated into an existing one by cutting into it and incorporating beautiful complementary hardscape stone with two seating walls at the rear corners. The badly sloping rear yard was excavated, leveled, properly drained and a beautiful natural Armour Stone retaining wall was installed to line the rear perimeter allowing the yard to be levelled out. Deep extensive garden beds were created on three sides with plantings of columnar cedars, hydrangeas, hedging and variegated hostas. It was all capped of with meticulously laid and leveled sod surrounding the . Low voltage lighting was added to accent the trees and flowers, which creates a stunning look and ambience that envelopes you in a sense of calm, sophistication and beauty; a great place for entertaining.
We would highly recommend Sal and Groundscape Construction to anyone seeking a landscape contractor. They care about the work they do, are very accomodating - making you feel like in your good hands, and they go that extra distance to do really fine quality work. Great team and superb workmanship.
Here are some pics of the finished project (we installed the pergola ourselves after the landscaping project was completed).

Dan and Kathy

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Mary in Toronto
Mary in Toronto
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Landscaping Front, Side & Back of House

Sal and his crew did an amazing job on our landscaping project. We are so glad Groundscape Construction Inc. did the work and more than pleased with the final results. It looks wonderful and it is now a real pleasure to spend time outdoors.

From our first meeting, Sal listened to our ideas, took meticulous notes and made diagrams of our vision for the front and back landscaping. He truly grasped what we had in mind, provided us with product catalogues and explained the pros and cons of the various qualities of stones in which we were interested.

Sal and his hard-working crew were at our house early in the morning every day. They were all very professional, polite and respectful of everyone, including the neighbours. Each day they worked long hours even though the weather was intensely hot. Our property was always left in a clean and organized state at the end of the day ready for the next day. At the start of the project, Sal told us his guys are great but that was an understatement, they are all incredible landscapers!

We highly recommend Sal and his crew at Groundscape Construction Inc. Their products are high quality and their workmanship is top notch.

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Andrea in Toronto
Andrea in Toronto
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Backyard landscaping/ natural stone patio

For years we’ve been wanting to clear up a corner of total wasted space in our backyard, and make it a usable area. Our decision to move forward with this project was a last minute one, and we didn’t expect a contractor would be able to help us for weeks/ months. From the initial consultation, to the final project ‘reveal’, Sal and his team were outstanding. I would never have thought my patio project would be completed in less than 10 days, even in the middle of a pandemic. Sal was extremely professional and clearly knowledgeable of his trade- he understood exactly what my vision for my backyard was, and delivered it to perfection. Even though I considered my project a small one in comparison, he took extreme care of it and ensured I was happy with the progress every step of the way. I can’t wait to enjoy my new patio, and am looking forward to hiring Sal again to work on the front of my house! Thanks again, Sal- it’s not easy to find a great contractor, but you’ve nailed it.

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Jen in Edison
Jen in Edison
4 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Backyard landscaping

Groundscape is incredible. Let us save you the trouble of all the research. You will not be disappointed. We ‘interviewed’ numerous contractors when we were considering landscaping our backyard. As soon as Sal came by to discuss what we might want, we knew right away this was the team we need. We were somewhat clueless as to what we wanted exactly but Sal was able to give us lots of ideas with no bias and was comfortable answering the numerous questions we had lined up for him. When the time came the crew showed up on time 6 days a week until the job was complete. It was a fantastic group to work with and a special thank you to Sal, Mike, Mike, Jordan and Robert who worked so hard every day to give us the backyard of our dreams. They really are perfectionists which made us so comfortable in every aspect of the job. Even in the time of Covid and social distancing the guys kept their distance and wore face masks throughout. Everything was taken care of by the crew and they were all on site (including the owner and foreman) every single day. I can’t wait until we landscape the front yard because we truly look forward to working with Groundscape in the future.
Thank you guys!
Jen and Herb

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Private User reviews Cambridge, ON
10/10

Interlock walkways, stone steps and small patio

Beautiful work exceeded my expectations. Job entailed replacing old walkways with Interlock, building a small patio area for BBQ, and covering front steps with stone. Sal (business owner) designed Interlock patterns, coordinated all aspects of the project, worked with the team and remained on the job throughout. Great attention to detail and meticulous. Highly skilled, professional, hardworking crew, and polite. Superior cleanup daily. Job completed on time to high standards. Highly recommend.

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Dan_S in Old Toronto
Dan_S in Old Toronto
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Landscape entire front yard

We first encountered Sal walking our then-newborn son past a project they were completing in our neighbourhood. The diligence and friendless of the Groundscape crew stuck with us, so a year later when it came time to look for a landscaper to overhaul our front yard we reached out to Sal, and we are very thankful we did. From our first meeting it was clear Sal was an experienced contractor who took a personal interest in all his projects and clients, and that showed throughout the entire process which included several unforeseen developments and frustrations as the project went along. At every twist and turn Sal worked tirelessly to find a solution that fit our vision. In particular, we appreciated how equally flexible Sal was pushing us in a few design choices (that worked out spectacularly) and letting us guide some material choice which I think he would agree turned out great as well. The only reason I would hesitate recommending Groundscape would be to make sure they are available for any future work we need! 

I highly recommend Groundscape for all your landscaping needs, big or small.

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Company Response

Thank you so much for the fantastic review Dan!
It was such a pleasure working with you and your family on this exciting front yard project. The new flagstone steps and porch are such a elegant touch and the new raised garden walls are stunning and truly compliment your beautiful home. We cant wait to see all the beautiful plants in the spring!

E Tao from Toronto
E Tao from Toronto
5 reviews Toronto, ON
9/10

Backyard reno

Sal and his crew were such a pleasure to work with. From the beginning quotation process to the completion of the project, they were always courteous and professional. The crew came early each day and were hard at work the whole day. We can't wait to make use of our new back yard! I would definitely recommend them if you're considering a landscaping project.

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Company Response

Thank you so much for the amazing review Eva. We are truly thankful that you chose our company to work on your amazing backyard project in the beaches. It was so much fun creating such a oasis in the city in your backyard and we hope your family truly enjoys summers in the backyard for years to come!

ggolea0420 in Mississauga
ggolea0420 in Mississauga
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Excellent Customer Service, Quality Work, Awesome Experience!

We needed to refresh and add more curb appeal to our front steps and walkway as they had not been touched in over 25 years. From our initital meeting with Sal LaVerde, we knew Groundscape Construction was for us. Even though our project was small by construction company standards, Sal was very responsive to our needs, taking time to explain every phase of work that would be done, answering our questions and providing us with honest recommendations. Sal's crew was also amazing--courteous, professional, and attentive to detail. When the work was completed, they left things neat and orderly. We couldn't be happier with the finished project! A special shout out goes to Papa LaVerde--Sal's dad--whom we also had the pleasure of meeting during the construction phase of our project! It was very obvious from where Sal gets his strong work ethic. Based on our very positive experience, we highly recommend Groundscape Construction!

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Company Response

Thank you so much for the incredible review Tony!
We truly appreciate all the kind words and we are so happy that you chose our company to give you the perfect front yard and entrance. The new stone walkway truly compliments your home and creates such a inviting wow factor!

Debbie P.  in Old Toronto
Debbie P. in Old Toronto
0 reviews Mississauga, ON
10/10

Setting the Standard for Excellence

When I receive exceptional customer service in this day and age, I have to shout it from the roof tops.

Groundscape Construction Inc. truly sets the standard for excellence in landscaping! The quality, efficiency, professionalism and timeliness is simply outstanding.

I've attached a picture of the before and after - my neighbors are in shock (and a little jealous). :0)

I want to thank Sal La Verde, Mike, Mike, Jr and Mr. La Verde, for their hard work and passion.

Sal, don't ever doubt it - God has blessed you, my friend!

Wishing you and your team continued health and success!

Sincerely,
Debbie Patterson

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Company Response

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such an amazing review Debbie.
It was such a pleasure working with you throughout your backyard transformation. Your backyard is now an oasis for you to enjoy those summer days and evenings with family and friends. We love the way your new patio looks and the raised garden pots add the perfect touch!

Andy in Etobicoke
Andy in Etobicoke
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Dream Home Landscape Realized

Sal and his crew were amazing and we couldn't be happier with the finished project! From the initial meeting, to concept, to construction and completion, Sal was so easy to deal with, incredibly responsive, honest and easy to talk to. The professionalism and attention to detail of the entire crew was very impressive and they all made their best efforts to accommodate our needs and wishes as best they could. They were always open and suggestive of ideas in order to create our dream landscape with keeping our budget in mind. Most importantly, everyone that worked on our project from the crew to the contractors were all good people which is just a reflection of the standards that Sal upholds. We highly recommend Groundscape for any landscape work as we had an extremely positive and collaborative experience.

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Company Response

Thank you so much for the amazing review Andy!
This project was a very difficult project which took a lot of planning and thinking outside the box. In the end your backyard was transformed into the most incredible backyard oasis with the "WOW" factor every time you enter the backyard. The new composite deck gives you the feeling like you are at the cottage and the backyard patio and walkways along with the stone garden walls and makes the space comfortable and inviting. The landscape lighting throughout the backyard looks incredible. We hope you and your family enjoy your new backyard for many years to come.

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More about Groundscape Construction Inc.

GroundScape Construction Inc. is a Award Winning Landscape Company servicing the GTA since 1999. We specialize in all aspects of Landscaping with many years of experience accompanied with a very talented team which will make sure your home will stand out from the rest. Weather you are looking for a elegant front entrance or dream backyard we will guide you through a smooth process working together with you to ensure your landscaping needs and wants are achieved with the highest quality possible.

Services Include:

Complete Landscape Projects
Landscape Design and Re-Design
Garden Design & Installations
Landscape/Outdoor Lighting
Building & Construction
Landscaping/Grading/Excavation
Retaining Walls/Stone Feature Walls, Stone Columns
Interlocking Driveways,Patios, Pool Surrounds & Walkways
Stonework
Flagstone Porches, Walkways, Patios & Pool Surrounds
Water Features
Fencing
Decks
Pergolas/Pavilions/Custom Sheds/Pool Cabanas
Concrete Work
Steps
Rock Features...and more!

CATEGORIES
Landscape Contractors & Designers, Concrete Contractors, Interlocking Stone, and Landscape Architects
PRODUCTS
Interlock, Flagstone, Armour Stone, Concrete, Sod, Plants/Trees, irrigation systems, Landscape Lighting.
SERVICES
Landscape Design & Construction: Patios, Walkways, Driveways, Steps, Decks, Fences, Wood Structures, Pergolas, Pavilions, Sheds, Flagstone Porches, Flagstone Walkways, Flagstone Patios, Pools, pool Surrounds, Natural Stone, Sodding, Garden Design, Planting Trees/Shrubs/Perennials, Retaining Walls, Outdoor Fireplaces, Stone BBQ's, Landscape Lighting (12v LED), Excavation Services.
BRANDS
Unilock, Permacon, Oaks, Techo-Bloc, Banas Stone, Oakville Stone, In-Lite,Linzel.
SPECIALITIES
Interlocking, Flagstone, Wood Structures, Landscape Lighting, Pergolas, Pavilions, Cabanas, Decks.
WEBSITE
http://www.groundscape.ca
YEAR ESTABLISHED
1999
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
6
PAYMENT METHOD
Cheque or cash
MEMBERSHIPS
Landscape Ontario, Better Business Bureau, Brampton Board of Trade, Trustedpros.ca
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
PROJECT MINIMUM
$5,000
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
2 Year Workmanship Warranty
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