Calgary Landscaper Ltd is a quality orientated company that offers great work at fair and competitive pricing. Call now to get your spot before it gets too late!! We specialize in all your landscaping needs. From basic sod to complete custom design and installations. We offer all services in the landscaping industry to make your life easier. Mak read more...
I've learned my lesson to check out reviews before hiring a company. I found them on Kijiji and was quoted $39 to cut my lawn. I told them I am disabled, on a limited income and renting so I didn't need anything fancy, just a cut. Well, they showed up, cut the lawn and billed me $80, stating it was overgrown. They didn't give me the option of refusing the service, just cut the lawn and sent the bill. I spoke with the owner and asked how much it would be to have them come every 2 weeks now that the lawn was under control He stated $39 per visit. So, two weeks later they show up again, cut the lawn in less than an hour and send me a bill for $97 plus GST. When I questioned him, he stated the l lawn was overgrown and it took over 2 hours to cut. I guess he didn't realize I was home, because I timed him and it actually took him less than an hour to do. He claimed the $39 was for weekly service. When I sent him a copy of our conversation where I specifically asked about service every 2 weeks and he quoted $39, he stated it was overgrown. I was never given the chance to refuse service again. Do NOT hire this company. Final prices end up being at least twice the original quote. Now, I have to pay in installments as I had budgeted for a $39 bill, not $100.
Worst, and rude company ever. I found them on kjiji and asked them to dump my old carpets, an old toilets and couple boxes. After negotiating, the boss agreed $50, scheduled a pickup date. I also told them explicitly they can come and take a look if they want to have a more accurate estimate. The day came and a guy picked up the junk, an hour later, the boss called and swear... and threaten me. I told him to look at the old texts that we talked... and apparently with the anger attitude, uneducated manner did not solve the issue. I'm so scared that I had to pay another $30. Please stay away from those guys while you can.
I saw these guys working down the street from my home and they seemed to be doing a nice job of my neighbour's yard. I walked over and started a conversation with Ben. He seemed like a nice, reliable young man and I really wanted to give him some business.
Well, these guys are unbelievable. I asked for a quote to dig a trench 25 feet long, and then back fill it after I had some piping put in. I asked if he could core a 4" hole through the foundation for me. I told him that I needed the gravel and the soil piled separately. He told me that it would cost $500 to do the job.
The first day on the job, they broke the gas line. I was out getting a large tarp at Ben's request to put the soil on. When I got home, the gas line was spewing gas, and they were packing up to leave the scene!! If I hadn't arrived when I did, I am sure they would not have stuck around. They hadn't called anyone, even though the gas had been spewing for 10 minutes! As it was, I called 311, then 911, and then got in touch with ATCO to resolve the situation. Apparently, they had called Atco just before I got through to Atco, but they called at my request and they didn't call anyone else. This is the FIRST thing they should have done. I called because I highly doubted that they were going to!! By the time that the fire department showed up, they were long gone, but not until we had managed to crimp the gas line to avoid a catastrophe.
While ATCO and the fire department were at my home, I could see them watching from the end of the back lane, but were too gutless to come and talk to the authorities. They were here for all of 1 hour.
To top it off, they did not come with the tool that they needed to core a 4 inch hole through the foundation wall, so they couldn't possibly finish the job in one day.
They stopped by later and did a bit more work for a total of an additional 2 hours.
The following day, they stopped by for an additional 3 hours and did a bit more work, but still did not have the coring tool.
They finally showed up on the Saturday and spent 3 more hours helping me to install the piping I needed installed. It was basically already laid, it took 20 minutes to core the hole through the wall (and I helped Ben do it!), and I did the other two with my own tools. For this, they charged me $600!!
They left the yard a complete mess. All they wanted to do was get the hell out of Dodge. I was presented with an invoice for $1470, $930 dollars over the quoted cost. The reason was that they had to come back 3 times, primarily because they forgot the one tool that was needed from day one! If they had brought the tool in the first place, they could have had the job completed with a slight delay while the gas line was repaired, and there wouldn't have been as much damage done to my yard as there was.
I will have to bring in another company to clean up the mess they left. It was a nice gravel area for our RV to sit on but they managed to destroy the weed mat and have spread mud everywhere. I will need to get someone else in here to clean up the mess that they left behind.
Stay clear of these guys. If you need excavating, call someone else. If you want mental midgets with shovels, these guys might be able to meet the bill, but it is highly doubtful.
Ben told me the last day on the job that "I'm a Jack of all Trades and a Master of Them as Well!!" He's not even an apprentice at one trade, let alone a Jack!!
I had my own contracting business for many years and I never treated my customers like this. If I screwed up, and these guys did, I ate the additional cost.
From the reviews that I have read about them, they won't be around next season.
Beware of this contractor at all costs!!!
I had a few different quotes for concrete work, but found these guys through Kijiji. I did the typical due diligence, and checked out references first (other job quality, customer service, etc.). I thought I was doing all of the right things, and after I talked to references, and checked out their website, they looked like a legit and established company. The company estimator listed in the ad came and started prep work and once finished, asked for a deposit to schedule the concrete. When they didn't show up as promised, I contacted the person that posted the ad (Ben), and his response was he has no idea where his guy is, and he doesn't have time or want to deal with me because he's too busy. Hopefully if anyone reads this review, he will have lots of spare time. I now know of one other job that is in the same situation as me, so buyer beware if you hire these guys and expect not to get ripped off.
Calgary Landscaper Ltd has a TrustScore™ of 1.4. The average TrustScore™ for other businesses providing similar services in Calgary and the surrounding areas is 3.1. For detailed information on how TrustScore is calculated, click here.
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|Customer Reviews||Last 12 Months||All Time|
|Complaints Received||Last 12 Months||Last 3 Years|
|Suppliers & Creditors||0||2|
|Employees & Sub-Contractors||0||0|
|Posted License Information||Not yet provided|
|Posted Liability Insurance||Not yet provided|
|Posted Workers Compensation||Not yet provided|
|Social Media Profiles||Not yet provided|
|Endorsed by Peers||Not yet endorsed|
|In Business Since||2005|
|Member of TrustedPros Since||2010|
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Commercial Renovations, Concrete Work, Decks, Demolition Work, Design Build, Excavation Services, Fencing, Garage Construction, Handyman Services, Irrigation Systems, Land Clearing, Lawn Care, Painting, Power Washing, Property Maintenance, Shed Construction, Snow Removal, Trash Removal, Tree Services, Window Cleaning, Windows and Doors
Calgary Landscaper Ltd has received complaints from their suppliers and/or creditors
Complaint: Did not refund deposit for rented equipment. Numerous calls and emails with no response.
Complaint: our deposit was not returned. despite letters, calls, texts and complaints to better business bureau. DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY
Calgary Landscaper Ltd is a quality orientated company that offers great work at fair and competitive pricing. Call now to get your spot before it gets too late!! We specialize in all your landscaping needs. From basic sod to complete custom design and installations.
We offer all services in the landscaping industry to make your life easier. Make the simple choice and call us today. We look forward to your call!
- Loaming and Loam Delivery
- Bobcat Services
- Trees and Shrubs
- Complete Landscape Design
- Outdoor Lighting
- Water Features and Ponds
- Retaining Walls
- Decks and Custom Carpentry
- Wood and Chain-link Fences
- Paving Stones
- Custom Concrete
- Garbage Removal
- Lawn Maintenance
- Spring and Fall Clean-ups
- Natural Rock Scapes
|Main contact(s):||Chris Slingerland , Ben|
|Listed with TrustedPros since:||2010|
|Accepts credit cards:||Yes|
|24 Hour emergency service:||Yes|
|Legal structure:||Sole Proprietor|
|Licensing information:||Contact Calgary Landscaper Ltd to request licensing info.|
|Insurance information:||Contact Calgary Landscaper Ltd to request insurance details.|
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