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Patios

Hello. Mark did a great job on our patio a few years ago. We're in a new house now and looking to add a screen room over a small patio.

Hesha D.


Landscaping

ECLD listened to the ideas I had for my yards and helped me turn them into projects that met my goals for function, beauty, and privacy and they did it within the price range I wanted. The quality of the plants and materials they used was very good and nearly all thrived during the growing season. I had one tree that mysteriously browned and died, so they replaced it (no charge). Also, when they erred during the planting of some groundcover (they put it slightly in the wrong place) they fixed it the next day. They were easy to work with, professional, and are clearly very interested in working with you to get you what you want.

Susan S.


Erosion Control

This was a large erosion control and slope stabilization project. I am very happy with the resulting retaining wall, multi-level patio, safety railing and the rocks and plantings that were used to fill in the eroded area of my property. I wanted the erosion control and retaining wall. I got those and more. I have a beautiful, functional outdoor living space. The expert crew had a good eye for the aesthetic aspect of the design on top of their technical construction knowledge. They protected my existing lawn so that it survived multiple bobcat trips carrying loads of block, rock and fill. I highly recommend this company.

Gail B.


Landscaping

I have been a customer of East Coast Landscape for 25+ years. The company has landscaped my entire yard with great results. I would not use anyone else.

There is always an open line of communication with the owner and those who come to the work. These people show respect and are knowledgeable about what they are sent to do to my yard.

East Coast Landscape is a great company.

Grace H.


Precision Stone Work

We hired East Coast to install lighted flagstone steps and a rather long path to our house.. The job required regrading and precision stone work. They did a beautiful job, were responsive to requests for changes, and completed the work in time. I highly recommend them.

Sara G.


It Was Excellent!

It was excellent!!!!! The only thing that took the project 2 weeks longer was the DCRA inspection process which DC reaidence know is a head ache in itself. We are hiring them again to do our patio and firepit along with another time to do our walkway to the front door and porch. Excellent company service and employees. Worth every penny knowing they did a solid job that will not ever fail when completed.

Description of work:

We had our driveway redone with permeable pavers and the garage refloored with non permeable pavers along with 2 new walls built bordering the driveway with stone.

  • Overall A
  • Category: Excavating, Fencing, Masonry, Stone & Gravel, Landscaping - Hardscaping & Pavers, Patios
  • Services Performed: Yes
  • Cost: $60000
  • Work Completed Date: 11/07/2017
  • Hire Again: Yes

M. Padilla


The Customer Service Is A+

The design and installation was top quality. The customer service is A+. Mark frequently engaged with us to assure our full satisfaction: he was thorough and answered all our questions. Very responsive. Well done! Beautiful job.

Description of work:
Landscape and hardscape design and installation in our backyard.

Douglas and Janet


East Coast Is The Best!!

We just want to thank you for your wonderful response to our question about the sick/dying plant. Mark left me a phone message yesterday and the plant has been replaced and looks great. Please let Mark know how much we appreciate the terrific service. East Coast is the best!!

Jane and Lee


Very Pleased With East Coast

We could not be more pleased with every aspect of the project. There are not many Mark Simpson's out there! His breadth of knowledge, genuine interest and responsiveness made the project a pleasure. We kept changing our mind about the project. Mark would come to the house and have a new plan drawn up within a few days. Unlike some owners, during and after the project Mark stayed in close contact. The gentlemen who completed the project were also very knowledgeable, very competent and worked incredibly hard. They even suggested a slight change in the design of the wall which turned out to be a great idea. Overall, we are very pleased with East Coast Landscaping. We plan to continue working with Mark for additional post-project landscaping.

Description of work:

We have a significantly sloped, large backyard that has suffered constant erosion over the past 30 years. East Coast constructed an 8 foot high wall, then back filled, and then sodded what is now a wonderful back yard.

Steve


Absolutely Thrilled!

I received Mark's voicemail yesterday and wanted to get back to you to say that we are absolutely THRILLED with the work that was done on our patio. It is such a huge improvement and allows us to really enjoy our backyard now. And I can't even say enough about the professionalism of the crew. We will definitely call you again when we are ready to upgrade our front walkway.

Thank you very much.

Kindly,
Stephanie


You Guys Were Great!

Just a quick shout out to you and especially, Roberto, for taking on this project and getting it done, and done well. Here's to the 10 ( or 5) percent that can actually do what they say! I know Roberto and the guys are out there humping once more through this heat - god bless 'em.

You guys were great.

Cheers, best of luck with all your projects!
J


Impressed With The Artistry!

I like many others often complain that no one takes pride in their work product anymore. That is why I was so incredibly impressed with Roberto , who regraded and redid our backyard patio to improve water drainage.

Roberto is a perfectionist who obviously takes great pride in his work. In fact, our patio now looks better than when it was first installed. We were so impressed with his artistry. He is a master in his profession.

--Bethesda Resident


Hardscape & Landscape Plan

Mark developed a hardscape and landscape plan for us and was very responsive to our ideas and suggestions. His estimate was competitive with or lower than others we received, and once we were ready to begin work, he was able to schedule us within two weeks. His team was prompt, professional, courteous, and worked hard, long hours. They finished extensive hardscaping, including a retaining wall, in a matter of days, and always left the worksite tidy. Neighbors constantly mentioned how impressed they were. Pavers, bed building, and tree planting came next and was similarly done in an efficient and professional way. They provided same-day responses to any concerns we raised. Can't recommend this team highly enough!

--Anne J.


Incredibly Hardworking, and Also Prompt, Professional, and Courteous

We've had a lot of work done at our house, and Mark and his team have been by far the most impressive. Mark worked with us to develop landscaping and hardscaping plans, and waited patiently while we decided what to do. Once we committed, he was able to schedule us within two weeks, even during the busy season. His hardscaping team was incredibly hardworking, and also prompt, professional, and courteous. They finished what could have been a multi-week job in a matter of days. The landscaping team was also great. Mark responded to our questions and concerns same-day. We've been so pleased with the final results and get compliments from our neighbors daily!

--Tony R.


Would Definitely Hire Again

Managed to stay on time and on budget all while we lasted through the wettest spring and summer on record. Mark runs a tight ship and his crew is clean, courteous, and professional. Would definitely hire again.

--West Friendship, MD


Expertise Was Superlative

We contacted East Coast Landscaping after other contractors did a poor job with a retaining wall. They came in, gave a quotation, and came up with a good design, worked with available materials and budget. Their pricing was competitive, but their expertise was superlative. I would highly recommend for hardscaping projects.

Description of work:

Hardscaping, retaining wall, patio, drainage

  • Overall: A
  • Price: A
  • Quality: A
  • Responsiveness: A
  • Punctuality: A
  • Professionalism: A
    • Category: Drain Pipe Installation - Exterior, Landscaping - Hardscaping & Pavers
    • Services Performed: Yes
    • Cost: $10000
    • Work Completed Date: 09/09/2018
    • Hire Again: Yes

--Bethesda, MD


Would Definitely Use Again

Very professional job. Highly experienced hardscaping professionals -- succeeded where other contractors had failed. East Coast Landscape completed the design and job promptly, and professionally. I would definitely use again.

--West Friendship, MD


Front Yard Is Transformed Into A Beautiful Space

The main reason for me to choose East Coast Landscape Design among all other companies I interviewed is their ability to understand my vision for a front yard makeover and to provide good suggestions for my design concerns. They beautifully executed the planned design with skillful workers who finished the job timely and professionally. Thanks for their craftsmanship and professionalism, my front yard is transformed into a beautiful space.

Description of work:

Pavers for front yard, walkway, stoop

  • Overall: A
  • Price: A
  • Quality: A
  • Responsiveness: A
  • Punctuality: A
  • Professionalism: A
    • Category: Landscaping - Hardscaping & Pavers
    • Services Performed: Yes
    • Cost: $25000
    • Work Completed Date: 08/27/2018
    • Hire Again: Yes

--Silver Spring, MD


Impressed With The Quality, Punctuality, and Professionalism

So far, we are very happy with the work that Roberto's crew did on our patio/retaining wall. Blades of fresh grass are now poking up through the straw. The soil at the base of the wall if still very soft, but I expect it will settle. I am hopeful that from now on the maintenance and management of the patio will be much easier, and cleaner.

I was quite impressed with the quality, punctuality, and professionalism of your crew, and I'm so far quite pleased with the result.

-- Bethesda Maryland


Very Hard Working, and Professional

Mark came out as scheduled we talked over several options. A couple of days later I had a est. and start dates. The crew showed on time and completed the job on time. Mark is great he really knows his business. The crew was very hard working, and professional. At the end of each day they cleaned up the site. East Coast Landscape Design has a great team. Try them.

Description of work:

additional hardscape to correct potential ongoing water problem

  • Overall: A
  • Price: B
  • Quality: A
  • Responsiveness: A
  • Punctuality: A
  • Professionalism: A
    • Category: Landscaping, Landscaping - Hardscaping & Pavers
    • Services Performed: Yes
    • Cost: $8000
    • Work Completed Date: 08/28/2018
    • Hire Again: Yes

-- Laurel MD


Highly Reccommended

They designed and built a beautiful paver front walk for us including removing old concrete sidewalk and covering existing stoop with pavers. I highly recommend them!

-- Maryland


What A Great Patio!

I'm so pleased with our new patio! Especially after yesterdays rain...no mud and no standing water! Your crew was polite, interested, friendly, and worked in a timely manner. They did such a great job cleaning up afterwards...with new grass seed and straw where the materials and equipment damaged the soggy HOA lawn. I heard nothing but praise for the job they did, and I am more than happy to refer folks to you in the future as they walk by and exclaim, "What a great patio!"

-- Maryland


I highly recommend them!

Arrived on time worked long and hard and finished ahead of anticipated time. I highly recommend them!

Description of work:

They designed and built a beautiful paver front walk for us including removing old concrete sidewalk and covering existing stoop with pavers. I highly recommend them!

Overall: A

Price: A

Quality: A

Responsiveness: A

Punctuality: A

Professionalism: A

Category: Landscaping, Landscaping - Hardscaping & Pavers

Services Performed: Yes

Cost: $10,000

Work Completed Date: 09/14/2018

Hire Again: Yes

-- Damascus Maryland


Time Crunch

I was on a time crunch and they were able to squeeze me in. The crew of 3 men showed up promptly, and was able to complete excavate the 4 old buried drain pipes and reinstall new pipes quickly. They also solved a small grading issue on the side of my house for me. All dirt was replaced, and the disturbed areas were seeded and look great now. Finished in about 7 hours from start to finish.

Description of work: New in ground drain pipes from downspouts and minke grading on the side of the house.

Overall: A

Price: B

Quality: A

Responsiveness: A

Punctuality: A

Professionalism: A

Category: Landscaping, Drain Pipe Installation - Exterior

Services Performed: Yes

Cost: $3,000

Work Completed Date: 10/8/2018

Hire Again: Yes

-- Laurel Maryland


Professional and Prompt

Mark and his team were professional and prompt (when the rain let up!) in providing a high quality project. They listened to my ideas, incorporated their expertise into my plans, and developed a great plan. They prepped the site, did the work, cleaned up, and even re-seeded the HOA property where their equipment dug in the soft, wet ground. I love my patio: it slopes the water away from my foundation, keeps the mud from the erosion between townhomes from washing down onto my area, and looks amazing. I've gotten many compliments already, and trust me, it's going to increase the property value when it comes time to sell.

Description of work: Outdoor hardscaping - patio and retaining wall

Overall: A

Price: A

Quality: A

Responsiveness: A

Punctuality: A

Professionalism: A

Category: Landscaping, Landscaping - Hardscaping & Pavers, Patios

Services Performed: Yes

Cost: $12,000

Work Completed Date: 09/28/2018

Hire Again: Yes

-- Columbia Maryland


Very Helpful

Mark was very helpful in determining how to meet my expectations for the project. All of my expectations were met. Every member of the installation crew was very polite and hard working. We enjoyed watching them work.

-- Maryland


Amazing!

Roberto and his crew are amazing! Fantastic craftsmanship and really nice guys. Masonry work and water management are excellent.

-- Maryland


Exceeded My Expectations

I would like to recognize Mark Simpson and the workers who worked very hard. I'm very pleased with the work done. I really like my patio. They installed the steps and put in a landscape area for my flowers along with one for a garden and a retaining wall. The company exceeded my expectations by giving me great suggestions regarding my retaining wall and dealing with drainage issues on my patio.

-- Maryland


It Is Perfect

The foreman on the job was good and creative. He came back when I had some issues with the storm water. The drainage pipe was washing away soil. He had to put additional drainage pipe in to fix it. It is perfect now. There was a delay in getting started because of the permit from the county but it didn't impact the project overall. The design is beautiful. The water control feature is nice and they built a terrace area. The drainage is working great because we have had some heavy storms lately.

-- Maryland


Excellent Job!

Roberto did an excellent job. We had an extension put on our existing patio they did a couple years ago and it looks like the same patio, it's just bigger now.

-- Maryland


Entire Crew Was Great

The entire crew was great. They were very diligent and worked long hours to make sure things were done on time. I was satisfied with the scheduling. They got done quickly. they worked 12-13 hour days. They were extremely polite.

-- Maryland


Always Communicated

I would like to recognize the workers. Mark was amazing. He is the owner of the company. He always communicated with us. If I needed to talk to him in person or talk to him about changing some things, he was either available or would call back within a few hours. They were able to follow the guidelines of the DC permits. The DC permits are really difficult. They were able to follow those with ease. Mark and his team were amazing. I think they exceeded with their time management and ability to communicate with each other. The quality of work they brought was above and beyond. They acted as though they were taking care of their own home, which was nice.

-- Maryland


Fantastic To Work With

Mark and team were fantastic to work with. From the the very first meeting, to project complete every step of the way the project moved forward without incident. My neighbors have been lining up for a tour of the yard. :) I would highly recommend East Coast Landscape Design you will not be disappointed!

-- Maryland


Amazing Work!

Felix and his crew should be recognized for their amazing work. We have used the company for 15 years and they do a good job listening and paying attention to the work. They have done mulching in beds and different plants for me. They follow up well.

-- Maryland


Hard Working, Friendly, Skilled, Professional, & Very Responsive

I would like to recognize Felix for his exceptional service. He was outstanding! He was hard working, friendly, skilled, professional, and very responsive. The backyard project is fantastic! It definitely exceeded our expectations.

-- Maryland


Professional, Personable & A Pleasure

Everyone from supervisor to crew members was professional, personable and a pleasure to have on property.

-- Maryland


Faster Than I Anticipated

Not only was the job site clean when they left, the grass that they planted over the excavated area is growing better than anywhere else in the yard. Mark went out of his way to make sure they could accommodate my tight schedule. The work crew of 3 men completed a sizable project faster than I anticipated it would take.

-- Maryland


They Do Great Work

I would recommend East Coast Landscape Design to a friend because they do great work. They showed up on time and were very professional. East Coast Landscape Design has a great crew. I'd like to recognize Mark the Owner, and the crew leader for their exceptional service. They were outstanding.

-- Maryland


Did An Excellent Job

East Coast Landscape Design did an excellent job on both projects. The person who picked our plants did an excellent job. The plants picked had an exceptional quality. Mark Simpson met and exceeded our expectations. The placement of the landscaping that we agreed upon was better than we had hoped for. The job was done exceptionally well.

-- Maryland


Very Helpful

They are very helpful in suggesting things. The way they did the job is very pretty. The steps on the side are nice. I am very pleased and have no complaints. They even called me back after the project to check on things. They are very comprehensive with the job. They covered the transplanted plants and watched out for them until replanting. The foreman was respectful. The workers were all professional with their job. I really like what East Coast Landscaping did and will hire them next year for my front porch. I like all the products that they use. My patio looks like stonework now. We looked at the catalog. They are not expensive and I am pleased with it. I would like to recognize Mark Simpson for being so helpful.

-- Maryland


Exceeded My Expectations

I feel they exceeded my expectations by handling my concerns in a timely manner.

-- Maryland


Work Is Beautiful

Roberto and his masonry team were amazing! His work is beautiful and we enjoy the end result every day! We needed some water remediation work- we are SOO happy with the work done, especially after a terribly wet year. We've stayed dry and the system is doing its job so we are thrilled.

-- Maryland


Beautiful Yard

After many many years of using ECLD I never consider any other company. They have pleased me so much that I would never want to take a chance on having less of a beautiful yard.

-- Maryland


Waterfall Is Amazing

The waterfall is amazing. This was very well done! Very happy with this outcome. Overall we are very pleased with the project. East Coast charges a high price, but they do deliver. We plan to work with them in the future.

-- Maryland


Exceptional Service

I would like to recognize the owner, Mark Simpson for his exceptional service. East Coast Landscape Design met and exceeded my expectations in all areas where we used them to include design and implementing of the design for the landscaping and the stone terrace work.

-- Maryland


Exceeded My Expections

East Coast Landscape Design met and exceeded my expectations with the whole process. From the estimate to the scheduling, to finishing and to the quality of work!

-- Maryland


Care After The Project

The care after the project in making sure that the property was repaired because of rain and the mud exceeded my expectations. They did a good job of reseeding where their equipment had been on my property and the adjacent HOA property that they used to access my property.

-- Maryland


Exceptional Service

I would like to recognize Mark Simpson for his exceptional service. Mark Simpson communicated efficiently and was knowledgeable. He had suggestions on how to complete the project in the most cost effective way. East Coast Landscape Design were very professional and reasonable in cost. They responded to and completed the work to my satisfaction. The promptness and the amount of time it took to complete the task exceeded my expectations.

-- Maryland


They Get An 'A'

The crew were excellent. I will definitely recommend them to anyone. They work on schedule. They were right on target. They finished on time, and that's where it stays. I really liked that. They did paving. They paved my new driveway. They get an A.

-- Maryland


Always Good

The quality of the work is always great. I've been using them for a long time. They did a hardscaping/landscaping project for me several years ago, and now they maintain it on an annual basis. It's always good. I get a lot of compliments about the work. I have a lot of people, even delivery people-everybody loves the work they did. It's really beautiful. I highly recommend them. I'd give them an A for sure.

-- Maryland


Responded To Concerns Very Quickly

I think they were timely. If I had any concerns, they responded to them very quickly, which I liked. They gave me a lot of follow-up and care. They also have a quarterly newsletter they give out to their past clients, and they update you on what you should be doing this year-what to plant and things like that. They did some hardscapes too. They built a small retaining wall and extended a concrete sidewalk. I'd give East Coast Landscape Design an A.

-- Maryland



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Angies List Super Service Awared 2013

They did a retaining wall. It's perfect. They showed up when they said they were going to and finished the job up nicely. I hadn't worked with them before...I have some jobs in the works, and I plan on reusing them...I would call on them again...

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