We recently built a new house on a vacant 2.25-acre parcel of land. Shortly after moving in, we hired a landscape architect to prepare a landscape plan/design and drawing for us, including a detailed list of all plants and materials. Our plan was to submit that landscape plan to several high-quality and experienced landscaping companies so we could get apples-to-apples and comparable bids.
The scope of this project was huge. Our house sits on a 2.25 acre piece of land in Farmington Hills. Much of the property was just open land area filled with super-tall weeds. There were also many areas of densely-packed and overgrown vegetation and undergrowth, which were a mixture of thick climbing vines, thorny shrubs and many dead or dying trees. Moreover, the unevenness of the ground required lots of machine grading and the installation of hundreds of yards of soil. The project necessitated a huge amount of "cleanup" before the true landscaping could even start. In addition to the plantings, we also needed a patio, outdoor kitchen and firepit installed. We also needed two irrigation systems installed (one for city water and a separate one for the irrigation well) and landscape lighting. All were part of the project and bidding process.
We contacted five companies seeking a bid to implement our landscape design plan. We obtained price quotes from all of them, and all were in the same rough ballpark, which was about $250,000. That is an outrageous number, but it was consistent among the different competitors, and this was, after all, a huge project.
Todd's Services was the most responsive company that we contacted. They set up a meeting within a day of our initial contact. Todd (not "the" Todd of Todd's Services, but an awesome Todd nonetheless) met me at the house, and we walked through the project. He was extremely knowledgeable and answered all of my questions. Not only that, he mentioned that he had some ideas that could save money by making small tweaks to our existing landscape design. He assured me that, based on his experience, those modifications would result in large costs savings without impacting the final result. It was obvious to me that Todd and his company knew exactly what they were doing and had the resources to do such a large project.
After carefully reviewing all of the bids we received and meeting on-site with each company, we decided to go with Todd's Services. That was the best decision we ever made! It was an easy decision because Todd's Services was the most responsive company, has awesome communication and had some excellent ideas for improving the landscape design in way that would save us money. Todd's Service's was able to cut nearly $35,000 off the cost of the project without compromising quality. Not only that, they had the resources and equipment needed for the project.
Everyone (without exception) who works at Todd's Services is extremely professional, polite, and accommodating. The crew was simply amazing--meticulous, clean, prompt, accurate, professional, and detailed. A special shout out to CHRIS and JOEY who busted their butts on the project. And another shout out to KEVIN who installed the outdoor grill and fire pit and also helped design and implement the vast irrigation system for the entire 2+ acre area. Kevin also designed and installed the landscape lighting system, which literally has people stopping their cars while driving by to admire it.
Given the breadth of the project, it took nearly two months of hard work by Todd's Services to transform our property from a muddy, overgrown field into a beautiful home with a gorgeous yard. Todd's Services always had a crew of at least four people on site working, and many days had about ten people on the project. They installed hundreds of plants and full-sized trees (there were so many plants, in fact, that at least two semi-trucks made deliveries). It was a constant buzz of hardworking people working nonstop on the project. I was impressed how the crews always arrived on time each day and how they left the job site clean and tidy every evening when they left. The end result is incredible.
In fact, the team is so customer-focused that they even ran to the rescue of my daughter who got stuck in the mud of the yard walking home from school.
We HIGHLY recommend this company! The customer service is impeccable. From the first visit all the way up to every interaction, you can tell these people care and take pride in their work.