It is so refreshing and rare to find a contractor that is as professional, honest and hard working as Peter Marchese and his team at Artistic Interlock. From the initial consultation with Peter, he stood out from the other contractors we were considering for the sizable landscaping job at our home. His depth of experience was evident from his professional demeanour and courteous responses to our detailed questions. This was our first landscaping project and my husband and I had a ton questions along the way. We had a design in mind and Peter was able to suggest materials to bring that design to life and dropped of a variety of samples (several times!) for our consideration. After weeks of going back and forth, it became obvious that Peter’s team was the best choice for the job given the timelines, price, scope of work and how easy he was to work with.
Peter’s team works very quickly – once the job was ready to start, he briefed us on the process and what to expect. Our job included removal of many bushes, trees, grass, asphalt, curbs around our driveway and an ugly screen door enclosure; installation of 3 different stones, building a retaining wall, planting trees and flowers, building a new wood fence and moving an existing iron fence and paving the driveway with new asphalt. His company provides one-stop shopping for all of these services (some are sub-contracted) but the only person we had to deal with is Peter who organized the other trades.
From the very first day his team was polite and professional, introduced themselves and were especially cautious with containing the debris as much as possible. Peter was available on-site for walk-throughs and made sure that we were satisfied every step of the way. When something needed adjustment, his line was “don’t worry I’ll take care of it” and he did. We felt completely comfortable throughout the whole process trusting Peter and his team to do a quality job and they definitely did. The job only took 2 weeks which considering the scope of work is a very short timeframe – he has a large team who were prompt to arrive every day, worked in sweltering heat and got the job done quickly but properly.
The transformation to our small home is nothing short of stunning – it now looks much larger and welcoming. We used to jokingly refer to our house as “the scary house on the corner” or the “Halloween house” because of how hidden it looked from the overgrown bushes, dying trees and dead grass that we inherited when we bought the place last year. Now, it looks like an entirely different home and we have been surprised at how many passers-by and neighbours have commented on the openness the landscaping has created and how inviting the house looks now. We are thrilled with our landscaping and want to warmly thank Peter and his team for a job very well done!