Jose and Mary Armio's landscaping project was so extensive that it held countless opportunities for snafus. The two year undertaking at their Hinsdale, IL. home included design and installation of a swimming pool, a patio and outdoor kitchen, a driveway, a brick wall, two porches and fresh landscaping throughout the yard. But after the Armarios hired Gary Blanford of Blanford Design in Bolingbrook, Il., all went smoothly.
"We love it — it turned out very, very nice," Mary said. "We've moved a lot and redone a lot of homes, and it's very hard to find a contractor you would hire again. But I can say that we definitely would hire Gary again...."
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“I look over our property and although it is snow covered, I am extremely pleased with what you designed and built for us. The grounds are beautiful! The hardscape and landscaping blend beautifully and all flow very well with the original lot and foilage that we wished to preserve. We are very much looking forward to next spring as many of the new plants will continue their maturation and grow all the more beautiful!
I am especially pleased with the 'creativity' that you showed throughout this project. As you know, I was on a specific budget and your ability to successfully work within those perameters is commendable. Not only was the budgeting and overall 'spend' well managed, you were a true professional throughout the job; always timely in your returned calls and never late for appointments. It truly was a pleasure to work with you!... ...”
“He delivered exactly what he promised in less time than promised. We loved the design and ideas that Gary suggested...”
“We met with Gary and explained to him what we wanted. He then submitted a drawing that we approved and when it was finished, it was beyond what we expected!!!!! VERY WELL DONE!...”
“Working with Gary Blanford was a wonderful experience. Not only did he fulfill our 'vision', he was extremely reliable and pleasant to work with. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to enhance the look of their home...”
“Gary really listened to us regarding what we wanted and what we liked and came up with a very creative design that complimented our house and incorporated what we asked for. He was on site daily to make sure that his plans were carried out properly and was very responsive to our questions, requests and changes throughout the project. The project was started quickly and completed in a timely manner. The whole experience and end results were great...”