C & M Residential Services, Inc. has been providing quality contracting services in Metro Atlanta and all throughout Marietta since 1991. Our services have expanded over the years and now include landscape architecture, design and consulting, landscape installation, full service maintenance, drainage and storm water management, landscape irrigation and lighting, all types of patios and walls, sink hole repair, decks and fences, all types of porches and porticos, driveway replacements, and such.. specialty features as outdoor kitchens, fireplace, fire pits, and water features and ponds.
We take pride in doing the job correctly in an effort to make the work that we do last. Our specialty is helping you turn your yard into an outdoor living environment that you want to spend time in every chance you get. We excel at creating and building 'Anything Outdoors.' When you work with C & M Residential Services you can expect to be happy with the results.
Achieving your dreams for your outdoors begins with great vision and a great landscape design. Our experienced Landscape Architects continue to bring their artistic and functional vision to customers all across Metro Atlanta.
One of many things that separate C & M Residential from our competitors is the experience and versatility of our employees. Our staff not only excels in doing all types of landscaping from planting trees, shrubs, ground covers and annuals and installing all types of sod; we also have masonry crews in house who have built hundreds of stone and paver patios, stone and brick walls, stone and brick fireplaces and fire pits, out door kitchens from the flooring to the appliances to the countertops and much, much more. We also have concrete finishers who pour and finish concrete driveways, patios, sidewalks, stoops, footings, basketball courts, parking areas or anything else desired. Not only does C & M employ quality landscape staff, masonry staff and concrete finishers, but we also have full time carpenters with dozens of years of experience. Having these carpentry experts gives us the ability to construct screened porches, porticos, decks of all types including cedar, ipe and Trex., arbors and much more. Our carpenters can do anything!
These specialties offered by C & M Residential Services give us the capability to do any project desired outdoors. There are very few companies in Metro Atlanta that can handle any project turn key and with its own staff. Having our own staff doing the work insures that we are involved heavily in the work and will stand behind our work. We won't just trust your project to sub contractors moving from job to job.
We also offer full service landscape maintenance. We have several different programs to choose from and can cater your maintenance package to fit your needs. We specialize not only in basic services such as mowing and edging turf, blowing, weeding and debris removal but we also offer chemical care on your turf and plantings, leaf removal, specialty pruning services and much more.
Whether you live in Marietta, Smyrna, Roswell, Buckhead, Acworth, Dunwoody or any other part of Cobb County your job and outdoor needs are very important to us and we are certain to make your outdoor environment something you will enjoy for years to come.
Please call us today for all your landscaping and lawn care needs.
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I had no idea that it would take 6 weeks just to get on their schedule. Four weeks after I made the down payment I called to inquire when they would begin the work and then was told, "oh no, you have to wait up to six weeks just to get a date for work to begin. I called them 2 weeks later and was told that I may have to wait another 2 weeks to get a start date. He then asked me to hold, and he came back and said the work would begin tomorrow. Sounded strange to me but I was happy that I did not have to wait any longer. They completed the work in one day and did a very competent job. During construction of the stone retaining wall and filling in a trash pit the crew accidently crushed two of my inground sprinkler heads and damaged a drainage pipe. The area also needed pine straw to cover the raw earth. A crew did subsequently come out and promptly fixed all of those issues so now I am completely satisfied with the work that was done. It is hard to find a company you can trust so I plan on using C&M again on future projects and I would recommend them to my friends and neighbors.
Area Acworth, GA
Cost $3,000 - $4,999
Date July 2016
Posted: 7/31/2016 • Last edited: 8/11/2016 • Link to this review
In late winter, my husband and I began looking for someone to create an overall landscape plan. After several estimates, we were most impressed with Brendan Smith and his ideas and the cost was comparable to the other estimates. Brendan created the initial plan and worked with us on minor changes. We got several estimates on installation of the plan and, again, choose C&M. Our project was a large undertaking including tear out of existing plants, removal of large ivy beds , redesigned beds to cut down on the amount of lawn, and hardscape. The lot slopes down to the backyard and had no safe access from the front to the back. Since we are older, slippery grass and a fall could be traumatic. Brendan designed a stairway and retaining wall with wide comfortable steps that make a graceful transition to the back yard. The work done by his crew was high quality from the tear out to the hardscape of the steps and walls. The attention to detail on the installation of the steps and walls was second to none, from creating the correct footings to ensuring everything was level. We had a beautiful Japanese maple that had been planted in the wrong place and had outgrown its location. Brendan was the only one who wanted to move the tree instead of removing it and they did so...very successfully. We also discovered drainage issues that had to be addressed. Brendan worked with us to change the plan so we could stay within budget. The entire crew was pleasant and professional.
Landscape plan Hardscape Tear out Installation Drainage issues
Area Kennesaw, GA
Cost $10,000 - $14,999
Date March 2016
Posted: 5/16/2016 • Link to this review
I had a fairly bad experience with C&M. They were very expensive and did sloppy work. I called them out to work on an issue with a leaking corrugated rainwater pipe in my back yard that was causing a sinkhole (I contacted the county but they did have documentation that the homeowner was responsible). C&M recommended a $10K+ fix but I couldn't afford that so I asked for them to try and patch the holes. They attempted to, but the very next rain washed out all their work. I looked at their patch job and it was so bad I could almost fit my hand through the holes that were still there. They had no interested in coming back out. I ended up patching it myself, buying fill dirt and haven't had a problem since. I spent $2K for almost nothing. Be aware, they charge $250 for a consultation and then for a contract they include their travel time. So when you are paying over $200 an hour and they are driving from Cobb county to where ever you live, you will be billed an extra 1-2 hours of "work." I would *not* recommend them for any residential work.
Area Atlanta, GA
Cost $1,000 - $2,999
Date January 2016
Posted: 5/16/2016 • Link to this review
I've given five-star ratings only twice before, but feel I have to this time, too. I paid the refundable consulting fee to Michael Staley to evaluate our front yard unpermitted retaining wall and to estimate costs to tear it down, reestablish yard slope, and seed. I was surprised and pleased that he was so knowledgeable and considerate of our need to keep costs down because we were sick about having to do this to sell our house next year. When it started raining and I emailed that they should put up silt fencing, the job was done within hours. His crew tore the wall down and hauled masonry away in 2 work days, and sloped the yard for grass in another. Because he was able to use some of our dirt on another of his projects, he saved us thousands on landfill costs and didn't hesitate to pass the savings on to us, a rarity with Contractors. Because we'd save so much, we decided to sod instead of seed, one more day's work, and still ended up below his original estimate. If we had only found him to build the retaining wall years ago, we wouldn't have had to tear it down now. He kept our future home sale always in mind and acted in our best interests the entire time.
Posted: 11/15/2015 • Link to this review
The owner talks a good game and obviously has experience, BUT: The service and customer care came second or third on the crews priority list. Many errors were made. The charges for equipment and personnel were unreasonably high for the work performed. Look for other options. C&M also did not help with requests for County reimbursement of charges.
Posted: 10/12/2015 • Link to this review
on time, professional, courteous, accurate and very efficient. since the work is based on billable hours, we were impressed by the speed in completing the job. knew what they were to do and how to do it! we definitely hire them back next time we have the need!
Posted: 9/18/2015 • Link to this review
Updated review....deck squeaks all over when you walk on it. I called and emailed several times and all they do is make excuses...they can't even send someone out to look at it. I spent $20K and this is what I get. Company does not stand behind their products and wants nothing to do with you once they complete the job. The only time the deck does not squeak is after it rains. I now have a deck I cant enjoy because of the noise it makes when you walk on it.
Posted: 9/10/2015 • Last edited: 8/16/2016 • Link to this review
We had significant landscape drainage problems other firms did not address. C&M "listened" to our concerns, designed a solution, scheduled the work, did not try to sell us unnecessary plantings but instead incorporated existing plantings into the plan, then supervised and installed the complete job. Great experience from start to finish. We are very satisfied and would hire C&M again.
Posted: 8/03/2015 • Link to this review
We had a large sinkhole forming in our side yard and I contacted C&M to give me an estimate to fix. Michael Staley spoke to me extensively on the phone before he even came out to view it. Even though there was a consultation fee, I had him come out. I'm sure glad that I did. Because of the consult fee, I felt very confident that Michael was doing just that - consulting with us over the issue, not trying to sell us some services. It was worth every penny and in return, we received a great education and peace of mind. I will be sure and contact them in the future if I ever need any work done.
Posted: 7/09/2015 • Link to this review
We used C&M to take care of 2 sinkholes, landscaping our back yard, taking down an old deck and building a new bigger deck with cable railing. They did a wonderful job on everything and did exactly what they said they were going to do. Their workers were very professional, competent, and friendly and we would certainly use them again. We give them an A+.
Posted: 12/15/2014 • Link to this review
I contacted C&M to provide an estimate for bamboo and vine removal to the left of our garage. C&M completed the work, hauled away the debris and made our yard look so much better! My husband and I were so impressed with their work, that we signed on for regular lawn maintenance! C&M is a great company with super helpful, courteous employees!
Posted: 8/27/2014 • Link to this review
I called because of a large hole forming in my front yard. Michael asked me a bunch of questions and figured out over the phone and email that the problem was with the city sewer line that runs under my yard. He spent all kinds of time helping me figure out I didn't need to hire them. He was patient and friendly.
Posted: 7/30/2014 • Link to this review
Did a lot of research trying to find a company that thad a lot of experience with removing pools and found C&M. They answered all my questions and took time to look at all areas of the yard and driveway that would be affected by the traffic and weight of the dump trucks. We totally removed the pool, including all the concrete and plumbing, filled it in, and covered the area with sod. I really like that they stamp the dirt down with a special piece of machinery, so that there is much less chance of settling. They took care not to damage any existing landscaping and they cleaned everything up, so you'd never know they'd been there. I felt they were very honest in providing an estimate and identifying areas where the cost could change once they got into it and they better understood what they were dealing with. They really do have a lot of experience removing pools (which they consider as sinkholes). I'd heard war stories of pool removals turning into nightmares as area around the pools collapsed, serious settling occurred when the fill dirt wasn't compacted correctly, damage to landscaping and driveways from the dump trucks, etc. C&M's experience and professionalism made this a stressless experience for me. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to remove pool and I will use them in the future for other projects.
Posted: 7/27/2014 • Link to this review
Hired C&M Residential to build an arbor/pergola on our existing deck. Michael Staley came out on a few occasions to hear what we wanted and provided lots of great information. He came back with a few options and proposals. Michael provided an estimate, not a solid quote, but I was pleased that the final price came in less than $100 off from his quote. The arbor turned out even better than we hoped and it looks great. We plan to have them back for additional work later this year. Definitely recommend C&M for any outdoor work you need done.
Posted: 7/23/2014 • Link to this review
Michael Staley, of C&M, is extremely thorough and conscientious. We had a builder's pit in our front yard that was effecting our front porch. Not only did he listen to what we wanted but also presented his ideas. He laid out a plan (pit, porch, lawn, irrigation, sidewalk) and deviated only when necessary. The team that worked the pit pulled out some 20 - 25 tree trunks/root systems. They filled the hole back up using a trench compactor. The carpenters, upon discovery and it was obvious, told us the porch was not correctly attached to the house. It could not simply be raised back into position. It had to be removed and a new one constructed. We thoroughly concurred. Each stage of the project was billed separately and payment was made when completely satisfied. The patience and meticulous nature of each team was evident in how they approached their job. And when it became necessary for any one team to come back for "adjustment/tweaking" there was no hesitation. We had a lot done, but in the end we are completely satisfied, our curb appeal increased 100% and we will be using them again.
Posted: 6/26/2014 • Link to this review
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Registered Landscape Architects on staff
Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, ICPI
Metro Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association, MALTA
Better Business Bureau, BBB
GA Soil and Water Convservation Commission Certified Pro
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