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Navid and the Outdoor Makeover team completely transformed our outdoor living space. Our lackluster landscaping engineered by another group needed a major overhaul. Navid came in with an inspired vision and knocked our socks off. In addition to creating an amazing front yard that now truly reflects what our house deserves, Navid also tackled privacy issues and a tricky drainage easement that runs through our backyard. All our neighbors are floored! I love driving up to my house and looking out my windows - cannot believe it's my yard. The team was thoroughly professional and incredibly hard working. Navid is dedicated to customer satisfaction. You just cannot go wrong with Navid and Outdoor Makeover.
Full overhaul of front yard beds; created privacy in side yard using mature evergreen plantings; beautified/controlled erosion in drainage easement running through backyard; added necessary irrigation; installed exterior lighting.
Area Marietta, GA
Cost $30,000 and over
Date April 2016
Posted: 4/18/2016 • Link to this review
The Makeover Brothers made a great job for us! Our first impression with Navid was great as he really took time to understand what we like and what we really wanted. His sketch and suggestions made perfect sense for us after all the ideas we threw at him so we decided to go on with him. All the guys at Outdoor Makeover are great and know what they're doing! They started cleaning everything out and started to grind that stump on the first day. They all made sure that everything was leveled as expected. During the whole process, everyone wanted to be sure that we are 100% happy. Navid was on the ground every morning and night to make sure that everything was going as expected and we could go over every single detail with his team. (the size of every part of the design once the ground was clear, the way to assemble the natural stones for our walkways, the size of the new gate...)They reused as many plants as possible to give us the best result with what we had. The final result is absolutely phenomenal! It's even better than what we expected! They cleaned everything every night and even gave free mulch to our neighbors from that old stump so you won't have any issues with your neighbors with these guys! The night LEDs they installed make everything look beautiful! I wouldn't go for anyone else regarding my landscaping projects and highly recommend Outdoor Makeover and Construction!
We had a huge stump in our front yard that made it impossible to have a nice front yard. We also noticed that we had water going to our basement from the 2 sides of the house so we really needed a complete landscape redesign with a few other projects at the back (veggie garden and green fence)
Area Atlanta, GA
Cost $10,000 - $29,999
Date March 2016
Posted: 3/27/2016 • Link to this review
Don't use your landscape maintenance company for landscape design and installation. We made that mistake a few years ago but this time, we called Outdoor Makeover. Unlike most landscape maintenance companies, Navid has a great eye for landscape design. His design transformed our yard, within our budget. Outdoor Makeover doesn't "nickel and dime" and they take care of warranty items. Navid knows reputation is everything. He aims to please. If you want a professional design and quality installation, call Outdoor Makeover
Area Dunwoody, GA
Cost $10,000 - $29,999
Date July 2015
Posted: 3/17/2016 • Link to this review
My wife and I bought our home for the yard, or at least the potential in the yard. Although the home was 30 years old it had all the original builder grade landscaping and drainage issues that come from a home built in the 80's. Outdoor Makeover replaced all the landscaping, solved the drainage issues, added some fantastic outdoor lighting and gave us a GREAT garden in the backyard. This is our second project with Outdoor Makeover. In our previous home we had an +800sqft stone patio, retaining wall and drainage added to our backyard. He truly transformed that space and we lived on that patio year-round. Outdoor Makeover was creative and thoughtful with the design of our yard, which included future phases for hardscape and a new covered deck. We cannot wait to get started on phase 2!
Posted: 3/15/2016 • Link to this review
Navid designed a beautiful patio with pavers and concrete slabs integrated seamlessly with design appeal. He also added a retaining wall and a lattice wall to create some privacy with our neighbors next door. He was able to make a very large outdoor surface and graded it perfectly into the rest of our yard. We were very pleased with Navid's design decisions and project management. His team came in with all supplies and equipment on the first day and had everything demoed and ready to go within the first few hours. They had everything completed within 5 days. His team worked late hours as needed to complete the project in a timely manner and even worked in between rain showers on 2 of the days. They were friendly and very respectful. I would highly recommend Navid to anyone looking to improve their outdoor space. We were so pleased with his work that we already made plans to have his team out to do some sodding in the Spring.
Posted: 2/24/2016 • Link to this review
Following a major stacked stone wall construction projected expertly designed and managed by OM, we had a lightning strike on that wall which disabled several built-in wall lights. As promised, Navid + team replaced those lights, and we are now fully back in business. Big thanks.
Area Atlanta, GA
Date February 2016
Posted: 2/07/2016 • Last edited: 12/02/2016 • Link to this review
We recently purchased a 100+-year-old home with grading issues in the backyard. Water was flowing toward the house, and we knew that we needed to address the problem. Outdoor Makeover came up with a solution that not only addressed the practical side of the problem, but also aesthetic concerns. First, they run underground drainage that would catch the water from the gutters and move it away from the house. Second, they installed a beautiful dry creek bed that will channel away rainwater. The dry creek bed was an unexpectedly elegant solution to the problem, and it has really added interest to the backyard. All our interactions with Outdoor Makeover during this process have been excellent. Navid listened carefully as we explained our goals and concerns, particularly our priority of protecting and highlighting our trees. Once we signed a contract, we set a week for the work to begin, and it began on that week as promised. The crew left everything clean and beautiful when they were finished. We're very excited about our backyard, and we look forward to working again with Outdoor Makeover soon.
Posted: 12/21/2015 • Link to this review
Outdoor Makeover is a company you can trust in transforming your yard into a beautiful landscape. Navid is thorough, professional, creative and patient. He pays a lot of attention to details. The initial consultation or design session with him made me believe that he is a talented landscape designer with artist eyes and mind. He thinks out of box and provided approach that is out of ordinary. He was very reliable and did a great job in communication with us. He always listened to our concerns/suggestions and willing to adjust the details during the project. We had very pleasant experience working with him. Moreover, he went above and beyond. He even replaced an old downspout with drain pipe and water grate. I was expecting a bill for this but he was kind enough to throw this in for free as a token of appreciation for our business. It is also worth to mention that his crew were very friendly, hardworking, and skilled. They completed work in a timely fashion and did an amazing job. We are very happy with the job they've done and would definitely recommend them to anyone.
Posted: 10/27/2015 • Link to this review
By the time Karen left I knew so much about the Ackerman System. I have had other systems before but never understood how they worked. I understood why I needed what I was receiving. Usually sales people just tell you what they want to sell you. I would not only recommend Ackerman but Karen along with it.
Posted: 9/29/2015 • Link to this review
To say I am pleased with Outdoor Makeovers would be an understatement. The work they did was phenomenal and wound up taking my backyard from an eye-sore to a place I now enjoy spending time in. I work in the customer experience field and also write articles on best practices for delighting customers. In short, I know the difference between "good" service and extraordinary service, as it's my job to be able to distinguish the two. Outdoor Makeovers delivers a superstar customer experience. Navid and his team at Outdoor Makeovers made sure they not only met, but exceed my expectations on this job. in addition to what I contracted with them for, they built another river rock drainage area that I hadn't even contracted for--at no charge. Who does this? It's one thing to do what a company is contracted to do and do it well, but they went beyond even that. I also needed some extra pine straw to make the yard look right. Navid sent someone within two hours to add the extra pine straw and it looked great. The quality of work, demeanor and timeliness of their employees was exceptional. The yard not only looks great, but I no longer have to worry about my home's foundation. When they were done, I couldn't even tell they'd been there or just completed a large-scale project, they had cleaned up so well. Put simply, they were great--I will never use anyone else.
Posted: 9/29/2015 • Link to this review
After getting quotes from a few landscaping companies, we decided to go with Navid and Outdoor Makeover. We are so thrilled with our choice. They redid our front landscaping and put in a new paver patio in the backyard. The end result is fantastic, and the entire process was professional, timely, and pleasant. Navid was very flexible about our schedule, and we really appreciated that. During the work, he and the team completed extra little items here and there that really upped the quality of the overall job, without upping the original quoted price. We have received countless compliments from the neighbors and would absolutely recommend Outdoor Makeover to anyone!
Posted: 9/28/2015 • Link to this review
Navid and his team at Outdoor Makeover go above and beyond the client's expectations during the entire landscaping process. Navid's knowledge of design, hardscape, and irrigation puts him at the head of the pack. We recently hired Outdoor Makeover to design and construct an outdoor paver patio, which included a custom-made gas line fire pit. Navid was with us every step of the way always showing up on time and checking in throughout the day to make sure everything was up to our expectations. He really listened to our likes and dislikes and was able to help us create a design that was exactly what we were looking for. The project involved some major rock issues that were not anticipated. The team had to bring in extra equipment to navigate through the rock that added two additional days to the project. This was fine with me, but it cost Navid extra time and money. The crew arrived every day on time and stayed after hours several days, sometimes until after dark, in order to "get the job done right". Navid never complained once because he wanted to make sure everything was installed correctly. He did not charge me a penny over the agreed contract. We do and will continue to recommend Outdoor Makeover for any type of landscape/design project. From start to finish, they made us feel comfortable knowing that we put our trust in them. They are the best!!!
Posted: 9/18/2015 • Link to this review
After talking to several business associates about landscaping, I chose Outdoor Makeover based on their rave reviews of Navid and his team. He arrived at my house, listened to my concerns/desires, walked the yard as we talked and came up with solutions, complete with pictures. Felt like I was talking to an old buddy from college rather than someone I didn't know. He made suggestions on top of what I needed, but my limited budget had to put those on hold for future days. But he was thinking right with me on each. While his team was so in demand I had to wait awhile before they arrived, when they did, they finished in no time. They removed a 20-foot spruce and replaced it with a smaller tree, rebuilt that bed, put in a drainage wall to prevent erosion on one side of the house and a dry creek bed on the other. Now, I can't wait for a massive rain storm to see it all in action. I'm already planning future projects for Navid and his team. They are worth the money and continually made sure I was happy with the result.
Posted: 9/16/2015 • Link to this review
Outdoor Makeover is the only landscaping company I will use in the future. If you have a job and you want it done right, this is the company you can trust to make it happen. I am still startled every day that I walk outside and see the transformation of my backyard. For years, our backyard has gone unused because it was such a disaster. I decided to redo the yard to make it a viable play place for my young son. The owner, Navid, had lots of creative ideas and provided outstanding customer service. Within days of starting the project, his team had removed a massive tree stump and surrounding sinkholes, leveled a 2-foot drop in the yard, installed a dry creek bed to solve our drainage issue, took down a few trees, added several stone walls, and laid down some high-quality sod. In addition, Navid's team provided around $1000 in services and materials for free. Among other things, they built a new stone entryway to the backyard. I was so happy with phase 1 of the project that I asked the company to install a privacy fence. I sent Navid a photo from the internet of the type of fence we wanted, and his carpentry team recreated it *exactly*! To sum up my overall experience: I couldn't be happier with the final product. And more importantly, neither could my son. I plan to use Outdoor Makeovers again. I can't recommend them more highly.
Posted: 9/15/2015 • Link to this review
Outdoor Makeover and Construction is a 90-time award-winning company and one of the preeminent design-build contractors in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Led by the Makeover Brothers Navid and Omid Derakhshan, we are a family-owned and -operated business and a one-stop shop for a comprehensive selection of professional outdoor services, including deck and screened in porch construction, landscape architecture, hardscape design and installation, front yard and backyard landscaping, and more. We create visually stunning outdoor living spaces for discerning homeowners in and around Atlanta who demand nothing less than superior results and a worry-free customer experience. Outdoor Makeover and Construction is more than just a landscaping company. We specialize in high-end outdoor overhauls projects that require sophisticated planning, engineering savvy, design creativity, and an unwavering.. commitment to achieving the clients specific outdoor living goals.
We have a minimum have of $5,000 and serve the Metro Atlanta area and select suburbs.
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
- Voted "Best Atlanta Contractor" by Angie's List.
- Awarded "Best of Houzz" 2013 & 2014.
- Voted "Best of 2012" & "Best of 2013" by Kudzu.
- 40-time Angie's List Super Service Award Winner 2010-2013.
- 121-time Angie's List Page of Happiness Nominee.
- "A" Rating with the BBB.
- TrustDale Certified.
- Emory University Alumni.
- GA Tech Alumni.
- MALTA - Metro Atlanta Landscape & Turf Association
- Georgia Urban Ag Council
- BBB Better Business Bureau
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We create Eco friendly landscape designs by making use of various practices & products that promote sustainable landscaping. We use organic fertilizers, drought tolerant plants, native plants, & plants that attract beneficial insects & support birds, butterflies, etc. We have mastered the art of xeriscaping, which employees the principle of choosing plants & design concepts that promote a green world (i.e., less water usage & less maintenance reduces consumption of many chemical applications.