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We have been working with Michaelangelo's Landscaping for quite a few years now, in different ways. Not only did they fix the mess of a yard the previous owners created but they tore out and installed everything in two days. It was beautiful. We got so many compliments from our neighbors. It was easy to maintain and eye-catching. When we sold our house last year, they came out and made our backyard presentable and maintained the whole property until we closed on our house. Now that we have a new home, we are planning on having Michaelangelo's work their magic. Michael and his staff have always been professional and friendly. We have recommended them to friends and are happy to work with them again.
Posted: 3/26/2015 • Link to this review
Please heed this advice: STAY AWAY FROM THESE CROOKS! This is the first time we have written a negative review, but we feel compelled to do so based upon our experience with this contractor and to to warn others about this company. Please steer clear for your own sake. Unfortunately, we were duped by them and feel that they stole our money. After setting up an appointment for a landscaping estimate, we paid $75 for a design sketch, which turned out to be a complete joke that likely took 5 minutes to create by hand. We were so upset by the sketch and that anyone could charge for something of such poor quality, but we decided to move forward anyway because Michaelangelo promised that the $75 "design" deposit would be subtracted from our total bill. When we attempted to follow-up multiple times to make changes to the proposal, Michaelangelo did not return our calls for over a month and a half. We also continually asked the office assistant for available dates on the schedule and were never given an answer, only to find out months later that we were on the calendar this week for a date that was never communicated or confirmed with us. We especially found it odd considering that we never finalized a proposal or any of the plant materials as the company never would get back to us for months. This is clearly a poorly run business that needs a major wake-up call. We are in the process of reporting the company for fraud and deceptive business practices. Beware!
Posted: 7/31/2014 • Link to this review
I met with [member name removed] in the pouring rain on June 10th 2014 at 6:00pm. I called ahead and left a message just to confirm I was still coming, in case they didn't think I would show in the rain. We stood outside under umbrellas as we walked around the yard. They explained to me they wanted to do an entire landscape renovation on the front yard. Now the neighborhood they lived in had very small front yards, approximately 1,000 square feet of actual space to landscape. We discussed their options for proceeding. Normally, when someone requests a full rip out and make-over, I suggest having a landscape design completed by our architect. As [member name removed] spoke further about what they wanted to accomplish, I strongly suggested them completing this full scale drawn design by our registered Landscape Architect to have a blue-print on how the renovation would occur. The other option I gave them was to have a simple sketch drawn up, that would include plant names and proper spacing and that would take into account the soil condition, moisture, and sun/shade conditions. These are areas of expertise that can lead to the success or failure of a new install. In the past, I have had prospects use my sketches and expertise on plants without using our services and essentially take my ideas and expertise for their own use without any compensation. Since then, I have learned to charge a nominal fee, in this case $75, for the time to visit the property, consult with the client, measure the property, draw up a plan, and suggest plantings based on my expertise. We always credit our client for the design fee, whether it is for the simple sketch or the fully scaled drawings, if they proceed with the work. This protects our time and expertise, while giving the customer a base to start with before entering a project. I spoke in depth about the process of both options and even showed examples [member name removed] and they chose to do the simple sketch. I never claimed the simple sketch would be a full scale drawing and made sure they saw examples of how simple the sketch would be.
At the time the sketch was submitted, we explained our schedule was booked out over 3 weeks at the time. I also explained that in order to move forward with the project, we would need the estimate signed off on to book the job. If any details needed to be changed, that could take place leading up to the job.
The job was finally accepted and put on the schedule. Every time [member name removed] called or emailed it was responded to within 24hrs.
Thank you for taking the time to read my response.
Michael Lores Jr CEO
Great personal service. They did our initial design and build. All on budget and on time. There is never a discussion if we weren't happy with anything. Michael took care of everything. The best part is they were honest and you never felt like you were being taken advantage of.
Posted: 5/09/2014 • Link to this review
The crew did a wonderful job. My dad who is typically hard to please was thrilled with the great job. When the crew pruned the bushes they took the time to explain to my dad the correct way to prune and why... Excellent service.
Posted: 5/28/2013 • Link to this review
Michaelangelo's transformed our backyard! They did excellent work at a competitive price and the results are beautiful. We love that we have found a knowledgeable and attentive sustainable landscaper.
Posted: 9/23/2011 • Link to this review
Michael was very quick to give me a quote for pruning some large trees in the front of our house and some shrubs. The quote was reasonable, the crew was very professional. The pruning was done in such a way that you can't really tell there were limbs trimmed. It looks very natural and there was no mess. I'm looking forward to them sprucing up my yard for the fall.
Posted: 9/15/2011 • Link to this review
Wow! I must say after using many different landscapers, this company has given me something to rave about. They were full of fresh ideas and use sustainable practices including the use of organics! My project was done on time and in budget and they communicated through the entire process. The crews were extremely nice and even great with the kids! I am highly recommending them to all of my friends and family.
Posted: 8/10/2011 • Link to this review
Michaelangelo's have transformed our lackluster front yard into the envy of the neighborhood. They coordinated the removal of multiple trees and designed and installed a wonderful lawn and garden scape. Their follow up has been professional, timely and courteous. I highly recommend them.
Posted: 8/09/2011 • Link to this review
The most honest and reliable landscaping team i have ever met. They do not try and take advantage of you and only charge you for work done. They are one of the best in the business and i recommend Michaelangelos for any Home or office that needs landscaping needs!
Posted: 7/19/2011 • Link to this review
We used Michel's team for the first time to clean up an old landscape. They worked hard for two days, and now we are no longer the eyesore of the neighborhood. From other bids we received, we found their price to be quite competitive, but liked the fact that they did not rely soley on herbicides to do the job. We hope to have them keep up the yard on a regular basis.
Posted: 6/29/2011 • Link to this review
I have used Michael for over 8 years and there is no one else I would have doing my lawn!!! He and his staff know what is best and can make great recommendations. His prices are reasonable as well.
Posted: 4/20/2011 • Link to this review
Michaealangelo's has done the maintenance on our yard for over 3 years. They keep up with everything and if we ever have any special requests they are taken care of quickly. Couldn't be happier.
Posted: 4/18/2011 • Link to this review
We have used Michaelangelo Landscaping for the last 4 years. Owner is professional, knowledgeable, and thorough. Very satisfied with: aeration, weed prevention, lanscaping install, yard clean-up, lawn irrigation repair, etc. Very knowledgable and provides various options for my budget. In addition to a residential work, Michael assisted me with a landscaping design project at our school's outdoor classroom. Very satisfied with Michaelangelo Landscaping.
Posted: 4/08/2011 • Last edited: 4/19/2011 • Link to this review
I have used Michaelangelo's service including maintenance and landscaping since 2004. The staff and maintenance crews have been professional and the quality of their work is excellent. I would highly recommend Michaelangelo's for all your landscape and lawncare maintenance.
Posted: 4/05/2011 • Link to this review
For many years now, Michaelangelo's has provided maintenance for my yard along with some one time projects. They've always provided excellent service, showed up on time, and have completed the work in a very professional manner. The crews are always polite, easy to talk with, and prompt in any requests that I have. I would highly recommend them and would not use any other service for my lawn.
Posted: 4/05/2011 • Link to this review