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In brief: The job - complex; The team - high skill set; Execution - rigorous attention to detail; Under promise/over deliver.
Landscape design and construction is always challenging. It is doubly challenging when it involves the conversion of a property, sloping significantly from south to north and from west to east, to 4 flat planes, supported by Corten steel walls, and pinned between existing structural elements. Over the course of a 12 month period Blake Tubby/Arbordale played a critical role in the successful completion of that project. Their contribution included important participation in the design process, the dedication of a highly skilled team to the work, introduction to other trades, the coordination of the work and sourcing materials during a period marked by the restrictions and supply shortages of Covid.
Result: At the end of the day the objective must be the better realization of the full potential of a site. Measured against that standard, overall assessment: Mission Accomplished!
We retained Arbordale for a soup-to-nuts landscaping project that included both hard and soft-scaping for our front, side and back yards, glass railing installation for a balcony and terrace, and sourcing and designing a grilling station.
The service was exceptional.
Blake and his company are distinguished outliers in our experience dealing with contractors generally. Professional, responsive, friendly and quick to offer creative and practical solutions to the various curve-balls we encountered. Arbordale delivers a high-quality product through a smooth and seamless process. Even our neighbours commented on how clean Arbordale kept the worksite throughout, before hiring Blake and his team for their own project.
Happy to be able to provide an unreserved recommendation for Arbordale.
Extremely professional in all respects - from communication to design, from polite and experienced workers to leaving the property tidy at the end of each workday. We have used their services three times over the last 20 years (2 quite large jobs, 1 smaller), and would do so again.
Blake and his team did an extensive landscaping in our backyard, involving natural stone and interesting design details. From the first time we met Arbordale we knew that we had found a unique landscaping firm. They seemed to understand our needs well, and the initial design looked spectacular. While the team was on-site, they were incredibly professional and hard-working. They made sure that every detail was looked after and took into consideration our lifestyle to make excellent recommendations for the long-term maintenance of the backyard. They didn't just worry about the aesthetics but also spent a tremendous amount of time laying the foundation to ensure that we would be able to enjoy the backyard for many years to come. We were operating under a tight time deadline and Arbordale made sure that the job was completed on-time. The finished product is amazing. They have transformed our house and we have received so many compliments from friends and neighbours. We would highly recommend Arbordale.
I don’t know where to begin. Bob, Blake and the team (I can name them all) were fantastic! We moved into a new development and the folks at Arbordale took the space from builder weed infested patchy sod laid on top of clay to a backyard oasis that provides new space of living and entertaining. The work was done to the highest standard by friendly, professional staff. Bob, Blake & April took the time to understand what we wanted and converted that into a space that went beyond our expectations. During construction, all of the members of the team took the time to answer any questions we had and were happy to accommodate changes and minor additions to the project. I cannot recommend Arbordale highly or enthusiastically enough!