I am writing today to thank you and to let you know how much we love our backyard. We have been working with your landscape architect, John Reb, for the past two springs and the result is a beautiful outdoor living space that we and our family thoroughly enjoy. What used to be a boring backyard that we could not use once summer came, because of the intense heat and lack of any shade, is now an area we use and enjoy spring, summer, and fall. With John’s vision for the design of the hardscape area off our existing deck and additions of a pergola and water feature, it has become our favorite place to unwind.
It was a pleasure to work with John and his crew on this project, We never felt pressured into any decisions and John’s professionalism, knowledge and design quickly put us at ease. He was able to take the beginnings of an idea from us and transform it into a reality beyond our dreams or expectations. Now we anxiously wait for summer and to see all of the plantings in full bloom.
Marvin and Rosanne M.
We have recently contracted with Hemlock Landscaping to modify/recover a significant part of our property due to erosion and runoff issues. The project involved cutting a new swale (a low-lying or depressed and often wet stretch of land) , planting shrubs and plants suitable to the area, and wood chipping. We interfaced with two of your employees for this project and felt compelled to write you about that experience.
Derek was our point of contact before, during, and after the project. He accommodated our schedule,listened to what we wanted, offered suggestions on improving our ideas, and made us feel comfortable in dealing with Hemlock Landscaping. He met with us on-site after the work was completed to ensure we were happy with the result, and to show a continued commitment to ensuring the work addressed our concerns.
I work in the township and was able to stop in and observe the work several times. Johnny was the job foreman. He was always polite and helpful and was generous with his time in explaining the progress. The weather on the days of the work was not pleasant-- very hot and humid with afternoon thunderstorms. I never did see Johnny or his crew take a break.
And after working in these conditions all day, the imminent approach of a thunderstorm showed these men to be working at an almost frenzied pace to ensure damage wold not be done or progress undone. The work ethic and commitment demonstrated by Johnny was exceptional.
Our yard will more than meet our expectations and we would not hesitate to recommend or use your company again. People like Derek and Johnny are a great asset and reflect only the most positive image of Hemlock landscaping. We thank you for their excellent services.
Alan & Nancy K., Harrisburg
We went to the Home Builders' Show in Harrisburg earlier this year to find a landscaper who could help us with a steep bank at our new home which had proven to be unsafe to mow as well as a rather drab yard. After talking with three different landscapers, it was apparent immediately that Derrick 's vision for our exterior was far superior using a wide variety of plants and trees which will give us color and texture throughout the growing season.
The work was done on schedule , the plantings were healthy , our foreman, David, and his two workers were extremely courteous and hardworking, and Derrik was at our home every day to direct the placement of over two hundred shrubs and trees and to answer any questions we had.
We are thrilled with the end product and have become the envy of every homeowner in our development. Thanks to Derrick, our dream home is now finished.
Walt and Helen K.
Thank you vary much for the quality work performed you and your team. I am impressed by how quickly and professionally you performed all the work we requested.
I'm pleased to say that if we need any further landscaping work completed, Hemlock Landscaping will be the first business we call. Thanks for the great work
To Whom it May Concern:
We have had a big water problem in our backyard since we moved into our house 6 1/2 years ago. Had some work done and it helped for a few years, then it started to happen again and got worse.
We called Hemlock and they came out and surveyed our problem and discussed what they could do to solve the problem. So between them and what we wanted they came up with a solution.
We had four great guys, Phil, Dave, Terry and Jimmy start working on our yard about 3 weeks ago. They were hard workers and did a fantastic job on our backyard. They knew what they were doing, and did a good job. They were friendly and respectful of our property, and cleaned up before they left everyday.
I would recommend them for any landscaping job, etc. that you need done. Don't hesitate to call for recommendations concerning there work
Ann Marie G.
Dear Mr. Smith,
We wish to commend the employees of your company for the outstanding landscaping job they recently completed at our home. Special high praise goes to John Reb. We were extremely pleased with everything he did. John demonstrated a thorough knowledge of plants and the landscape design he developed has greatly enhanced the beauty of our property. John was a pleasure to work with.
In the process of selecting a landscape contractor, we received plans from four different companies. John's plan for our property was by far the best. His attention to detail and plant placement was meticulous. His ability to relate to our desires and objectives was very helpful in obtaining an end result with which we are thrilled. We would not hesitate to recommend John's work.
Please convey our thanks and appreciation to John and the other employees who were involved with our project.
Ed & Jenna J.
Dear Mr. Smith:
This is to acknowledge and express appreciation for our recent interactions with Hemlock Landscaping, in Harrisburg, PA, and, Derek Retallack in particular. We recently purchased and installed a Sundance Cameo Spa, from Goodall Pools and Spas, and completed major back yard renovations to accommodate it. What we discovered was that, not only did Hemlock provide outstanding design, construction, and materials to compliment and accentuate our new spa, but also, you seem to have succeeded in hiring the absolute best team of professional staff we have ever encountered as well.
My wife and I have wanted, and waited for a home spa for many years. At this year's PA Home Builder's Show, we spent much time researching spas, talking to sales people, looking at many of the types and varieties of spas, and then, researching and talking with virtually every landscape and hardscape design and construction company at the show. We had waited for so many years on this project, in order to do it ''the right way", and, in the 25 years that we've lived at our home, this is the single most financially daunting expenditure we've ever made.
And, so, it was with much anxiety that we embarked on this project. It was a relief when Goodall Pools recommended Hemlock, since we had been impressed with your display and company at the Builder's Show, and Goodall's recommendation confirmed our own sense about the quality of your organization. But, our experience with Derrick, and all of the Hemlock workers, consistently exceeded every expectation we could have had.
From the very first instant we spoke with Derrick, throughout the weeks ahead in our relationship, he remained remarkably and unwaveringly sincere, honest, knowledgeable, informative, thorough, and responsive. At every single step of the process of our designing and installing our new space, he patiently answered our questions and concerns, while always conveying a sense of respect and objectivity. He integrated our design thoughts into his own vision, and assiduously coordinated every step of the complexities of this large scale project in a timely way, while continuing to communicate effectively with the other contractors, including the decking company, the electrician, the concrete company, and the hot tub personnel. Additionally, your skilled and outstanding crew of workers worked tirelessly from morning till night, with integrity to the project, and attention to every detail.
Without Derek's expert involvement, and incredible approach to this project, or, with a crew of workers less dedicated and responsible, there could have been many catastrophes along the way. Instead, we now have a back yard of our dreams, and a wonderful experience to cherish, which we will never forget.
Please convey our deepest appreciation to Derek, to the crew foremen Seaul, and to your entire crew of workers. We feel blessed to have been involved with Hemlock, and will highly recommend you to anyone interested in listening. Thank you all for a rare and unsurpassed experience.
Frank and Sherry D.
We wanted to take this opportunity to say Thank you for the professionalism and results of Hemlock Landscaping.
We are so pleased with the way our patio turned out and the quality of workmanship that Chris, Matt and Tom provided for us.
Thank you for a job well done. We really appreciate it and look forward to having Hemlock do future projects for us.
Scott and Tara N.
Jim and 1 just wanted to thank you and your crew, for a job well done. Our pool area looks great! We appreciated your concern with getting the job finished. It was so nice of you to stop and see us, to make sure everything was satisfactory. The customer service could not have been better. We are happy to have chosen Hemlock. Again, thank you.
Kim and Jim Y.
It is a rare and genuine pleasure to work with a contractor who places a premium on quality workmanship and customer satisfaction. I've dealt with a lot of tradesmen over the years, and you guys are certainly a cut above the rest. I' d also like to thank your crew for their professionalism, courtesy and hard work. They did an excellent job, and my patio looks spectacular! If you need a reference, feel free to use my name. I'll give you an A+ rating. Again, many thanks for a job well done.