The entire process was great. Every aspect exceeded our expectations from: the intial response and followup, pricing, scheduling, and installation. I had reached out to four different companies for this rather large job. Frank's follow up was by far the best. He seemed genuinely attentive to our needs and delivered on every detail we agreed on. The job was handled by a great crew who were friendly and professional. The installation was so quick and clean, we almost didn't even realize the work had been done. The lighting is perfect for our house, and exceeded our expectations.
Lisa – Marlboro, NJ
My neighbor told me he was having pavers installed. He said the company, Scenic View, had top marks from other company's he'd checked out. I was impressed after seeing my neighbors completed project. I called Frank and we set up a meeting. He arrived at the appointed time, He took measurements of the front yard and back yard of the house. We discussed what I wanted done. He was very professional and personable. After I decided what I wanted done in the back and front of the house, he gave me his estimate. This estimate was approximately $3000.00 less than I was quoted from several other companies. Each work day Frank and his crew arrived on time, his workers were very polite and professional. They asked me periodically to check on the project and to verify my preferences. At the end of each day, they cleaned the work area, and removed their equipment. I am very impressed with Frank and his crew.
Stanley – Westfield, NJ
I would highly recommend Scenic View. Frank and his team are responsive, punctual, and very professional. They did a great job and we are very happy.
Whitney – Metuchen, NJ
Amazing - Frankie and Gary as well as the entire crew were amazing. They showed up every day with proper supervision, performed weeks worth of work while maintaining a clean and orderly work site, and you hardly noticed they were there. Very professional and cooperative - whenever there was a fork in the road that could result in a better outcome, they made appropriate and professional suggestions (and were not afraid to give their honest opinion). My wife was never inconvenienced and actually missed the commotion when they were done.
Every day was a new milestone - and upon arriving home you could see the pride in the work product and that the crew did the work in one day that would seem to take a week - and EVERYTHING was perfectly placed and thought out - so that showing up at home was the best part of the day to see what new amazing thing had been accomplished.
It is impossible to point out any defect - or complaint - the job was not cheap but it was exactly the price that I expected and it was completed on time and at budget. They can make your house seem like a brand new house and yard. It is truly worth every penny of the cost for such professional work.
The surprising part is that I spelled out the job to 3 other contractors on Angies list in Monmouth County - who did not even return my request. This was not a small job and it was their loss - but I am very happy the way things turned out - I can't even imagine how p***** I would have been if someone did call back only to fail to show up on time and as promised EVERY DAY. The provider did landscaping, pavers, block, sod, concrete, lighting, steps and drainage.
Mark – Matawan, NJ
This company is great to work with. The project manager was really friendly and flexible to work with when we wanted some changes to the plant choices. I was super happy with the end result - lovely front yard design and reasonably priced. They have also came back and replaced plants without charge that didn't hold up well in the first year. I would definitely work with them again. Front yard landscaping, installation of sprinkler system (by Eco Systems) and backyard lighting.
Lisa – Berkeley Heights, NJ
Performed landscaping around my pool deck and patio, including lighting. Frank and his crew were prompt, professional and did an excellent job around my pool deck area. Very happy with the job that he did.
Claribel – Freehold, NJ
There are a few things that I value in a contractor/vendor. One, of course, is quality of work. And another is responsiveness. Prior to contacting Scenic View, I had been in touch with a couple of other landscapers and after emails and voice mails, I never received the courtesy of a reply. That's when I decided to check out Angie's List. I saw the many positive reviews for Scenic View and decided to send an email through their website. Within a couple of days, I had a response from Frankie. We scheduled a meeting.
Admittedly, mine wasn't a big job, but Frankie proved to be as attentive as if I were spending thousands more. For the first time in months, I have landscaping that "makes sense." Thanks to Frankie and his crew, I can now point to my landscaping with pride. There is something to be said for simplicity, and this process was simple from beginning to end. Shout out to Alejandro who is an artist with the trimmer!
I anticipate that I will be calling on Scenic View for many years to come. Fall clean-up and replaced one tree, three shrubs, and added four hydrangeas. Scenic View also rearranged a couple of plantings.
Rhonda – Monroe, NJ
Frank and his team were awesome. He guided us through the entire process and never complained even when we asked him to come back a third time before making our final decision. You know things went well when neighbors from the next block over are driving by twice to get a look.
Ryan – Summit, NJ
Frank and his team did an outstanding job creating a desert themed landscape / rock bed with large sitting boulders and a natural boulder fire pit. His team was very professional and punctual and they have a strong attention to detail, which is essential to me because I'm very particular. His price was the second highest among five contractors, but it was fair for the work provided. Created a desert themed landscape / rock bed with large sitting boulders and a natural fire pit.
Michael – Hazlet, NJ
Very happy with the entire experience from initial contact through installation. Would use them again without hesitation. Scenic View did a Landscape Design and Installation around our new pool. We compared them to Landscaping by Craig and found them much easier to work with, more complete in showing what the design would like and slightly less expensive.
Anthony – East Brunswick, NJ
Frank, came out to evaluate our property and provided a quote with pics of his designs via email very quickly.
Not only did the final result look as good as his renderings, (actually - even better) when I called him a few weeks after the job saying that some of the plantings weren't looking so healthy, he immediately replaced them!
At no additional expense, and without even asking him for replacements...
Excellent service. landscape lighting and gorgeous landscaping
Lisa – Sea Bright, NJ
Frank and his crew did a great job. The price was higher than some competing bids, but Frank's professionalism sold me on the job. For future landscaping work I will definitely give Scenic View a call. Plant 7 evergreens in a mulch bed.
David – Union, NJ
Scenic View was able to do the work ahead of the timeline that they originally gave me. They showed up on time and the staff is very polite. The work was done well and everything looked great. They answered a lot of my questions and I felt very comfortable.
Two weeks after the work was done, I notice that part of the drainage system was settling in a weird way and I contacted Scenic View about the issue. They told me that they would take care of it and they did.
I would definitely use their service again and recommend them to anyone as well. There was a lot of water settling around the foundation of the house. Scenic View came in and built a drainage system to get the water away from the house.
Damon – Union, NJ
They showed up on time, were extremely professional and gracious.
I came home on Friday and they had come that afternoon to get a jump start on Saturday since there was so much to do. When i got home the patio was still covered in weeds, I changed my clothes and looked back out and the patio was completely weed free!!
We had a hill of weeds on the side of the house that they cleaned up so well, we are the talk of the street.
The yard looks beautiful, they cleaned everything up and then asked me to come out for the walk around.
I highly recommend them, I will use them again!! They came and did a whole yard clean up. removed old ground cover, pulled sticker bushes, weeded the whole yard, cleaned out all the beds and cut everything back
Elene – Edison, NJ
Gary's team was on time, thorough, polite, efficient and all-around they did a great job. So much so that we kicked ourselves for not hiring them sooner so we could enjoy the work rather than set up the next homeowners to enjoy our yard.
Though I had discussed mulch options on the phone with the owner, Frankie, Gary checked with me again and gave me options right up till the very end. I also asked him to remove a couple bushes that were originally only supposed to be trimmed. He said "sure, not a problem."
Gary was great on the front end, but Frankie was also great on the back end. One of the primary reasons we chose to work with Scenic View is because Frankie was extremely responsive. I emailed him through Angie's List, he immediately called me back. He came over to the house, gave detailed quotes (and it was obvious how knowledgeable he was about landscape architecture), then he followed up each time we spoke to ensure that our needs were fulfilled properly and in a timely manner.
They've earned my business for as long as I'm in the NJ area. We will call Gary and Frank when we move to out next house!
Trevor – Summit, NJ
Frank was just great to work with and very personable. They did a beautiful job beyond what we expected! Gary and his crew were excellent and put up with all our questions and concerns during the entire job. They were here early and worked all day and attended to every detail. The cleanup was even amazing. I can't say enough good things about them. Would highly recommend them and we will definitely use them in the future. Renovate our backyard - installed landscape beds, focal point trees, filler plants, installed accent stone, drain, sod and lighting.
Florence – Hazlet, NJ
Fantastic! I always do research on Angie"s list before hiring anyone. I got a few estimates and the reason I went with Frank was because his vision of what my landscape should look like was far better than I had in mind. What he has done has transformed my yard to a "show stopper". His crew arrived on 7/8/15 and removed all the old plants and debris, essentially prepping the yard for the new landscape.
On 7/10/15 they arrived at 8:15 and worked thru the day, finishing around 4:00pm. Although, Frank was not onsite all day, he periodically checked back onsite, ensuring everything was going smoothly. When the job was complete, he provided me with detailed instructions on how to care for my new plants, and advised I could call him with any questions that might arise. I would highly recommend Scenic View and will definately be using them in the future! Removed old plants, created flower beds, installed several "focal" points, Maple trees, etc, including 4 boulders weighing 300 to 500lbs. Installed weed mat, seeded the bare grass areas and installed mulch.
Mary – Fanwood, NJ
Fully renovated our backyard in 2014 and have continued on providing lawn maintenance. Frank is incredibly professional and reasonable. He's highly attentive to detail and is very quick to get back to you. I would recommend them to anyone and have.
Justin – Metuchen, NJ
Went great. In addition to the work described, they also trimmed things up nicely without charging more, and didn't complain about multiple wasp stings (because apparently there was a wasp's nest in the bushes). We had the work done to protect our house, and got a much nicer looking front yard out of it as a bonus. We had landscaping beds so high there were a couple of inches of dirt going on to the siding with mulch on top. We were concerned about bugs getting into the house, and didn't want to just lower it all because then water would drain towards the house. Frankie recommended putting in Delaware stone after removing the mulch and dirt, so water would drain straight down. In addition to that, the estimate called for weeding and replacing the weed matting.
Joanne – Monroe, NJ
Full disclosure: my husband and I cannot be the easiest clients to deal with. We fret over even small decisions. That being said, Frankie deserves even more credit for being patient and responsive throughout our job.
We contacted Scenic View when we first purchased our home because our real estate agent recommended that we grade the soil away from our foundation. Frank came out and provided a quote, and we put the job off as winter was approaching. We realized that we needed our patio to be replaced and so had Frank come out again this spring for another estimate. My husband and I poured over the paver choices and frequently emailed Frank with question after question concerning both jobs. He not only responded immediately via email, he would often call and make helpful, insightful suggestions.
We were (finally) able to decide on all aspects of our projects, and we scheduled for mid-June. We received an email and a phone call on a Sunday evening to confirm for Monday morning (8 am); at 7:55, the truck and equipment began pulling up around our property. Within minutes of arriving, our slab patio was gone, our pear tree and vegetation were removed and the crew began leveling the patio area. Frank was on-hand to oversee the work being done for a good portion of the day. The crew worked until well after 6 pm, and were sure to meticulously clean our property and the street.
The second day began with a call from Frank, asking if we'd like a tree to replace the pear tree we lost. Once again, shortly before 8 am, the crew arrived and got right down to work. They finished the patio, graded our soil and installed the landscaping features (decorative boulders, goose egg rocks, bushes and trees, and black mulch.)
Here, I have to mention Frankie's attention to detail: my husband had asked about another project and we wanted a Japanese maple tree to be incorporated; Frank's determination was that the tree would look "lost" in the larger project. However, when he arrived with the trees for our initial project, he included a Japanese maple and made sure it was featured prominently in the layout. We also discovered that there was concrete that had deteriorated around our chimney base and Frank ensured that fresh cement replaced that before the soil and mulch were laid down.
The crew finished and my husband and I were floored. Again, they cleaned, swept, hosed-down and leaf-blew our property and the street surrounding our house. They were meticulous in every detail. They were even kind enough to place our patio furniture and grill on our new patio for us! Their dedication to detail resulted in a job so beautiful that it changed the look of our home and has had our neighbors stopping us to compliment the work. We could not be happier and would recommend Scenic View Landscaping to anyone who needs landscaping, hardscaping or paver work done. Removed concrete slab patio; installed paver patio; graded soil around foundation; landscaped around house.
Sharon – South Plainfield, NJ
The work performed by Scenic View Landscaping more than exceeded my expectations. Prior to contacting Frank I had researched and read many reviews and also contacted other landscapers; however, I kept going back to the reviews on Scenic View and was very impressed with all of the positive comments that were made about Frank and his crew. I contacted Frank and he promptly showed up to speak with me and was able to design the patio that I always wanted but could not put into words. His crew showed up early on a Monday morning and by midday Friday I had my walkway and backyard patio paved and landscaped. His crew removed my existing cement patio and walkway, installed pavers and landscaped. Not only were they the hardest working group of men that I have seen, they were also professional, respectful and made sure that they cleaned everything up after they were done. Frank was amazing to work with and I will definitely be contacting him in the future for additional work that I want done. His design of my patio and landscaping was just what I wanted and I have been recommending him to everyone. This was the first time that I have had such a stress-free and positive experience with work performed at my house. A heartfelt thank you to Frank and his crew!! Removed existing cement walkway and patio and replaced with pavers and landscaping
Maria – Fords, NJ
Frank is awesome. He has great contact, good communication, and has worked in timely fashion. I have no complaints. He is negotiable with price. I would absolutely use him in the future. Scenic View Landscaping redid my entire backyard with sod and landscaping around the perimeter
Elaine – East Brunswick, NJ
These men worked hard all day long, even when it started to rain, and finished the job in 1 day. They were polite and professional and the work was exceptional. You could tell they cared about how the property would look when they were finished. They cleaned up, swept and hosed down any place that looked dirty so that you would never know they were even there. Because my husband recently passed away, I had to watch my budget however I will definitely have them back to replace some bushes that died and possibly put a small walkway around the side of the house to the backyard. Cleaned out all the beds front and back of house, removed dead yews in front of house,removed uprooted arborvitae on side of yard,removed poison ivy and creeping virginia from yard, removed weeds from old vegetable garden and added topsoil, put down fabric where arborvitae were removed and filled with mulch,trimmed trees hanging from neighbors yard into my yard. Just overall put the finishing touches and neatened up the property.
Nancy – Spring Lake, NJ
Given the size of the job we met with around 3-4 different contractors to discuss the job and get quotes. Frank immediately stood out, not just because he clearly loves his job and has an excellent working knowledge of hardscaping and landscaping, but he also is extremely creative - helping us develop a "vision" for our outdoor space and guiding us through different design choices. Don't let his youthful exterior fool you ... This guy has an incredible work ethic, integrity and is as honest as they get. He's flexible, knowledgeable and patient. From dropping off paver samples to sending us computer images showing what things could look like, Frank went above and beyond to make sure we had all the information we needed and were comfortable with the design plan before any work was done. The day of the job, Franks team were quick, professional and extremely respectful of our space ... Cleaning up afterwards and answering all our questions around how to maintain everything once they left. I would absolutely work with Frank again and highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a beautiful and quality outdoor area for a competitive price. Hardscaping - installed Cambridge paving stones to create an outdoor patio space for us Landscaping - chose and installed various shrubs and plants around the patio area to give us a bit more privacy
Ashleigh – Lavallette, NJ
Everything was great! Frank promptly returned my call, came out and gave an estimate on the work and provided a computer generated design from a picture that he took of the area to be done. Once we agreed on the final design the work started about a week later and was done in less then a day. The crew did a great job removing and cleanup of the old landscaping. The new landscaping looks fantastic. A total transformation of the area! I would definitely use Scenic View again. New landscaping on a hill directly behind my pool
Ed – Parlin, NJ
Frankie did a GREAT job. We had a plain backyard with the neighbors fence the main focal point. For a reasonable price we have a beautiful yard - trees and flowers. A great firepit we were offered at a discount because they already had some materials left. I left many details up to Frankie - like placement of the landscaping lights. PERFECT! Landscaped the back and side yard, built a firepit. Mulched
Lynne – Westfield, NJ
It went really well, they stood the whole day fixing up my yard and it looks really , really good. They removed my old bushes growing in the front and put in newer updated landscaping with beautiful stones. They took my young bloodgood maple and transplanted to the front with some more landscaping and made it a nice focal point in the front of the house. cleaned up whole property, mulched side and back of yard, removed and replaced front of yard with new updated landscaping. Stones and trees were placed in new locations.
William – Sewaren, NJ
Frank did a great job coming up with a design for our new pool. I also asked for additional landscaping in my yard, some new and some to replace existing trees and shrubs. The workers were very professional and did excellent work. Gary was onsite each day and made sure that I was satisfied every step of the way. I would highly recommend them and use them again in the future if the need arises. Their pricing beat the other 3 companies I received estimates from. Landscaped back yard, front yard and around pool. Installed lighting by pool and in front of the house.
Christopher – Monroe, NJ
As far as our landscaping, our front yard was in dire need of an overhaul. They completely gutted it so there was nothing left but dirt. They put fresh sod down and used skillfully chosen decorative shrubs and trees, mulch and decorative boulders, and lighting to create a beautiful park-like scene. We get compliments on our front yard all the time, and a day doesn't go by that we don't admire the beauty of it. They also did our back yard, but not to the same extent as our front. Tall, privacy trees were placed on the border of our property, and smaller decorative shrubs were carefully situated around our patio. We used river rocks instead of mulch in the back, and it all looks professionally put-together and as pretty as the front. In addition, we had a small driveway in the back yard that we no longer wanted, and after we dug it up, they sodded it for us. Frank, the owner, completely designed the landscaping for our property. He is extremely creative and an expert in his field. He is always willing and available to answer questions and/or offer advice. His staff is hard-working, thorough, and always offer a smile. Scenic View is a top-notch organization with an excellent work ethic, and I would highly recommend them.
Margaret – Colonia, NJ
The workers arrived and got straight to work. They communicated with both myself and my neighbor to be sure things were as we wanted. They were quick, careful and cleaned up completely. They did an artful job stacking the stones. Our tree looks wonderful. A tree was planted near a spot where a neighbor had taken out s tree. They leveled the ground, built s little stone wall with the stones left from the neighbor's bed and planted a tree on the property line to make both neighbors happy.
Martha – Colonia, NJ
Frankie had given us the best estimate (not the cheapest, but not the highest) for a much needed and over due drainage system install. Once we sent the signed contract with deposit, he called on a Sunday to let us know he will be starting Monday morning at 7:30am. And on the next morning at 7:30am, he and his crew pulled up. He introduced me to his partner Gary who was in charge of the project. After giving Gary instructions, Frank left and the crew got to work. Since the contract itself was not as detailed as the estimate, I did have to point out an additional leader that was included in the job. Once Gary confirmed with Frank, they not only did that leader but tied in another a few feet away at no additional cost. They also relocated a 45+ year old Hydragea for me. They wrapped up about 6pm. They cleaned up well, graded soil nicely, and spread grass seed where necessary.
I would not hesitate to call them for future landscaping work. Ran drain tubes from 6 gutters and sump pump out to street. Graded soil from in back and side property away from foundation.
Von – Edison, NJ
From the estimate to the end of the job (and everywhere in between), ScenicView was a pleasure to work with. They were efficient, hardworking, and professional. Frank is a hands-on boss who cares about his product and his customers. He walked us through every step of the process (being new homeowners) and got us in touch with the right people to provide other services that were necessary to fully enhance our property. There were no hidden costs and his prices were right on par with anyone else we spoke with. We were on a tight schedule to get everything done and ScenicView was more than accommodating to our needs. Overall, I give ScenicView a 10 out of 10 rating. We recently had our entire property in Clark, NJ re-graded and sodded. Frank and his excellent crew also laid a patio, a shed base, and a rock/storage area under our deck.
Joe – Clark, NJ
The work was done quickly and looked great. They left the yard and driveway clean. My only complaint would be that the weed paper only worked for about a week and I have beed out almost daily ever since removing things that are popping up. Cleaned out 3 large garden areas and covered with weed paper and mulch. Removed wisteria bush from backyard. Trimmed tree along driveway. Fixed rock border along driveway.
Jennifer – Cliffwood Beach, NJ
Frank was great, and made a good suggestion of what we needed to fix our water build up on back yard. He was able to send his team immediately after hiring them. They came out and did an amazing job in one day. Exterior French drain
Steven – Scotch Plains, NJ
Frank of Scenic View is wonderful, and he transformed my front yard! In one day, he and his crew ripped out old, overgrown landscaping and installed the most beautiful design possible. It looks amazing, and we finally have curb appeal. I would deffinitly recommed Scenic View to others!
Kim – Metuchen, NJ