Tips for Hiring a Contractor

Hiring a Landscape Contractor can be a daunting task.  Below are some suggestions for hiring a landscape contractor that will ensure that you get a quality installation at a fair price.

  • How long has the contractor been installing concrete products, planting material, and working with various design elements?
  • What percentage of their total business is made up of the sale and installation of concrete paving stones and retaining walls?
  • Does the contractor have liability insurance and WSIB insurance?  Will they provide copies of the insurance coverages?
  • Have they been professionally trained in the sale and installation of concrete products & planting material by a manufacturer and/or trade association?  If so, do they have written certification of completion?
  • Do they install as per manufacturer association specification?
  • Do they provide you with a detailed proposal outlining the scope of work and all other pertinent details associated with the project?
  • Do they provide a written guarantee of their installation workmanship?  If so, what is the length of time and scope of coverage?
  • Does the contractor provide you with detailed design assistance?
  • Will they provide you with a list of references?
  • Have you visually inspected their work from past years to current?

Keep it simple; understand what your needs are, consider your budget, design & plan your dream, and then hire the right professional to build it!  Give us a call today!