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Groundscape Construction Inc. began operations in 1999 and has received 84 reviews for an overall customer rating of 5. The average rating for businesses providing similar services in the Etobicoke area is 4.9. Write a review
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We first encountered Sal walking our then-newborn son past a project they were completing in our neighbourhood. The diligence and friendless of the Groundscape crew stuck with us, so a year later when it came time to look for a landscaper to overhaul our front yard we reached out to Sal, and we are very thankful we did. From our first meeting it was clear Sal was an experienced contractor who took a personal interest in all his projects and clients, and that showed throughout the entire process which included several unforeseen developments and frustrations as the project went along. At every twist and turn Sal worked tirelessly to find a solution that fit our vision. In particular, we appreciated how equally flexible Sal was pushing us in a few design choices (that worked out spectacularly) and letting us guide some material choice which I think he would agree turned out great as well. The only reason I would hesitate recommending Groundscape would be to make sure they are available for any future work we need! ??I highly recommend Groundscape for all your landscaping needs, big or small.
Sal and his crew were such a pleasure to work with. From the beginning quotation process to the completion of the project, they were always courteous and professional. The crew came early each day and were hard at work the whole day. We can't wait to make use of our new back yard! I would definitely recommend them if you're considering a landscaping project.
When I receive exceptional customer service in this day and age, I have to shout it from the roof tops.
Groundscape Construction Inc. truly sets the standard for excellence in landscaping! The quality, efficiency, professionalism and timeliness is simply outstanding.
I've attached a picture of the before and after - my neighbors are in shock (and a little jealous). :0)
I want to thank Sal La Verde, Mike, Mike, Jr and Mr. La Verde, for their hard work and passion.
Sal, don't ever doubt it - God has blessed you, my friend!
Wishing you and your team continued health and success!
Sal and his crew were amazing and we couldn't be happier with the finished project! From the initial meeting, to concept, to construction and completion, Sal was so easy to deal with, incredibly responsive, honest and easy to talk to. The professionalism and attention to detail of the entire crew was very impressive and they all made their best efforts to accommodate our needs and wishes as best they could. They were always open and suggestive of ideas in order to create our dream landscape with keeping our budget in mind. Most importantly, everyone that worked on our project from the crew to the contractors were all good people which is just a reflection of the standards that Sal upholds. We highly recommend Groundscape for any landscape work as we had an extremely positive and collaborative experience.
Sal and his crew did a fantastic job building the patio of our dreams! Suggestions for improvement and attention to detail exceeded our expectations. Workers were polite and professional at all times, did an excellent job cleaning up every day and were respectful of neighbors. We worked together towards achieving a final product that is beyond what we envisioned. Would highly recommend Groundscape and their team!
From start to finish, Sal and his crew revamped our backyard to perfection. Sal spearheads an exceptional group of hardworking, experienced professionals. The quality of work from consultation, removal of old interlock, prep work and then the finishing stages - were all well performed. We will now enjoy our retirement in a beautiful and easily maintained backyard oasis.
We highly recommend Groundscape without a doubt.
Lee Ann and Frank
Sal and his team Mike, Vito, David and Jordan were absolutely amazing and produced a product we will be proud of for years to come. It started with the visit to discuss our ideas, every home owner desires the Taj Mahal but the reality is quite different. Sal worked with us to produce a concept which met our vision without breaking the bank. The attention to detail from selection and recommendation of materials, subsurface preparation, the extensive weeping tile system, organizing of their trailer, delivery and storage of material down to the final cleaning after completion was truly impressive and appreciated resulting in the confidence that Sal and his team knew what they were doing and the final product would be built to last. Access was their greatest challenge as the fence was already in place (only 4’ clearance), which meant they had to wheel barrow materials in and out up a ravine (these guys are truly workhorses). Despite these challenges the pace at which they worked was much faster than expected. The hardscaping in particular; patio, stepping stone and the masterpiece steps have exceeded expectations, could not be happier. There is no hesitation is recommending Sal and his team, the final product will be well worth it. Quality is always in demand; I would strongly advise contacting at least the Fall before in order to ensure a spot can be booked the following Spring/Summer. Thank you once again Sal, Mike, Vito, David and Jordan.
Gary & Shanti
Outstanding work! Professionals that know what their doing. Sal and his crew did an amazing job on my driveway, from preparation to finish! If you want to get quality work I wholeheartedly recommend them.
Good guys do exist!
Sal , Mike and his team is very professional, courteous and has done a awesome job ! Very attention to detail. The work they done to our driveway and Porch, pass byers stops and takes pictures of their work. Some made comments that driveway looks like " Painting " and some say's" it's a Piece of Art" which makes us proud owner and all the credits goes to Sal and his Team. Our neighbors and pass byers are started asking for the contacts of the company it means a lot for the company that shows their craftsmanship and hard work.
One will never be disappointed for sure with Groundscape Construction and his team.
Thank you Sal/Mike & Team, GRAET JOB !!!
My second project done by Groundcape further extending previous work done few years ago. As it was already expected Sal and Mike have done a great job!
Despite extremely challenging working condition (narrow and heavily rooted path) they did their best to put solid, reinforce foundation for the interlock, while accommodating few "special" requirements I had in mind.
Sal is a delight to work with. Knowledgeable professional with attention to details and a great character.
Needless to say the stonework itself is immaculate!
Sal and his crew worked very hard in designing our front yard landscape. They went above and beyond with our design and added a few extra touches at no extra cost. They exceeded our expectations and managed our changes in a professional manner.We are looking forward to the growth and maturity of our garden. We would recommend Sal and his professional crew to anyone. Looking to book another project with Sal next spring.
I would like to thank Sal, Mike and the crew for transforming my backyard to a beautiful getaway oasis. I am truly blown away with the results. Sal is very knowledgeable, perfectionist (attention to details), identifies any problems that require immediate attention (ie drainage). I truly appreciate everything that he had done, recommended and fulfilled.
Love my oasis- a huge thank you to you Sal including your dad and you too Mike and the rest of the crew. Thank you!!!
One word to describe the workmanship...outstanding. Sal and his crew did an absolutely fantastic job constructing a shade pavilion. Their workmanship was beyond reproach. Their attention to detail and design has caught the attention of all our neighbors. Sal also repaired some interlock and drainage problems from a previous contractor. Sal also removed the previous flagstone which covered the steps and portico area with a new slate, enhancing the look of our home. additional, Sal constructed a new interlock platform leading from the driveway to the front entrance. Professional, courteous and hard working, I highly recommend Groundscape for your next outdoor project. You won't be disappointed and your completed project will be the envy of your neighborhood.
We are very happy with the work of Groundscape Construction Inc. We contacted Sal in March to discuss replacing our front lawn. We had poor soil issues, along with bare spots where I could not get grass to grow and just generally a bad lawn. We wanted a fresh start with a new lawn. He went over the lawn gave me his idea with the re-grading and removal of six inches the old soil and replacement of the new soil then the laying of the sod. We were given a detailed quote listing all work to be provided, paid the deposit and booked for June 2nd for a one day lawn replacement job. He emailed me a few days before and showed up on the day he gave me back in March. The job was done in a few hours and he even installed a barrier between the new lawn and the interlock which was well protected through out the process. He gave me the instructions of how to take of the new lawn and answered all questions I had with its care. Even though this was a smaller job than he may be used to he treated me as an important customer and his workers were very polite.
From the very first email reply to my on-line inquiry, Sal La Verde at Groundscape Construction Inc. was honest and genuine regarding the scope of our projects, the range of possibilities, the best treatments for these areas and the pricing. He didn't sugar-coat anything or try to up-sell us. He was polite and respectful with a good sense of humour and very patient with our queries.
Our front stairs had deteriorated into a small obstacle course of uneven, crumbling steps and slightly wonky railings. Our back garden didn't have anywhere to sit comfortably and had no definition -- and too many weeds -- and holes where one could twist their ankles. We needed help.
Our projects were initially delayed due to bad weather in the summer and autumn of 2017, but my husband and I were reassured, via email and phone, that things would start in the spring of 2018. Right on time, the tulips started to emerge from the soil and Sal was sending me an email, saying he wanted to start work on the front steps the very next day!
Sal and his crew worked very, very hard, sometimes in the least ideal weather conditions and with clients who periodically adjusted parameters of the projects to include other things. Sal took it all in stride and he and Mike, Jonathan and Jerome were diligent, detail- oriented and organized. I knew I could -- and did! -- text Sal when I had a question or needed to verify the timing of things. He would keep me posted via text, email and phone, and walked us through every stage of the improvements on our home.
We now have a very professional set of steps to our front door, with proper height and spacing between them and a lovely porch area we didn't really have before. There is a set of railings, just installed this week, and we feel all posh when we leave the house! Our back garden has a beautiful patio, with, if you 'll pardon the expression, no stone unturned when it came to providing a finished project that even someone very particular about such things would have a very difficult time finding any fault.
The addition of removing our grass, leveling the garden and adding soil and new sod was an extra aspect to the project and Sal and all rose to the occasion, fitting it all in despite having other projects on the go and we can't probably say enough how grateful we are for all their efforts.
Everything looks absolutely splendid and they went above and beyond to ensure we have a home that is also a retreat, as cottage living isn't in the cards for us. Our home really is our castle! And I know this review is rather lengthy, but I'm a writer, so it can't be helped.
We would heartily recommend Groundscape Construction Inc. to any and all who inquire, and given the quality of the work, I'm sure we will have many people interested in pursuing a project with Sal and his crew. Many thanks, once again!
Amanda & Peter in Mississauga -- and the dogs! :)
The layout of our front yard has been an irritant for years. After researching landscaping companies we contacted five for quotes of which two never returned our call. Only Groundscape Construction and one other replied in a timely manner. Sal understood my vision for a new front yard and quickly followed up with the most detailed plan and quote of the three companies. His competitive pricing, knowledge and professionalism made the choice of contractor simple.
Throughout the project Sal was very communicative which was important to us. Groundscape always showed up when scheduled and were quick to offer constructive suggestions for improvements. Sal and his crew are knowledgeable and meticulous in their work and it shows in the final product. As well, they take immense pride in their work as demonstrated by something as banal as the use of top quality dirt and sod.
We are very pleased with the new front yard especially the interlocking brick walkway and driveway. We have had many positive comments about the new front yard from family, neighbours and passers-by. We have dealt with many contractors over the years and can state without hesitation that dealing with Groundscape Construction has been one of the most positive experiences to date. I would seriously recommend that Sal be considered for your landscaping project.
Sal and his crew did a great job of landscaping our front and back yards. Their attention to detail and overall success of the project was always first priority. They took a little longer than expected given our crazy Ontario weather, but they did it right. I left the job to the pros and they proved they know what they are doing.
Great job guys! Everyone loved the work you did.
My gardens were a mess, old soil, many weeds and flowers that were struggling to stay alive. Over half of my back lawn was dead and weed infested. I knew it was beyond me! Then I read about Sal and his company Groundscape.
Sal came to meet with me and hiring him on the spot was the BEST decision I ever made. He listened to my tales of woe and made some great suggestions. He was just so darn nice and knowledgeable and professional. He really knows his trade. He has assembled an amazing team to work for his company. They were the hardest working crew and a real pleasure to be around. We talked and laughed and they answered anything I would ask.
Sal always did the best job possible, going well beyond my expectations. He never cut corners, used the best products available (ie sod, triple mix, plants) and often did additional tasks that were needed as the work progressed.
I cannot say enough about Sal and Groundscape.
Sal, just know you are so appreciated and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for making my lawns and gardens look amazing!!!!
It was so easy for us to select Groundscape Construction Inc. to transform the front of our house because when we interviewed Sal he knew exactly what we wanted and provided us options and precisely explained each option. This made our decisions so easy. We were very impressed with Sal as his experience and professionalism showed in his passionate explanation of the project. Sal and his crew are very reliable, competent, hard working and each phase was done when it was planned for. We definitely recommend Sal as it was a truly a wonderful hassle free experience. The quality of work is amazing and the front of our house looks great!
If we could give Sal and his team additional stars, we would. Both our front and backyard were completely transformed from weedy, overgrown, and completely uninviting spaces into an absolute oasis. We are finally excited to take our toddler into the backyard to play (previously we actually avoided doing so). From start to finish Sal was there overseeing every step of the project. The process from quote to design to planning to construction was very smooth. They were even accommodating when a movie crew showed up unexpectedly on our street just as we were about to start construction and they were forced to rearrange their schedule. Sal was incredibly thorough, always prompt and available to reply to any questions, and offered great advice along the way. The entire team was very professional, friendly, diligent, and took great pride in their work. Not entirely certain how comparable they are in price to other landscapers but we can guarantee they are worth every dollar you spend. (See the photo of the absolutely stunning custom pergola they built for us.) We would highly recommend Groundscape Construction Inc. to anyone looking for a landscaping company!
It was a real pleasure working with Sal & his team. Sal is very personable, professional & efficient. They were very hard working & did an excellent job, very precise & well done. We are very pleased with the work done to our back & front yard! It looks beautiful! We would highly recommend Sal to anyone. This is work done to its finest.
Thank you so much!!
Sal and his team recently did phase 2 of our landscaping project. Their work ethic and accountability for every detail was exceptional! We were beyond impressed by their ability to ensure that our backyard was everything we had hoped for. It's evident that Sal is very passionate about his work. He's extremely professional, reliable, and oversees the project every step of the way. I would highly recommend Groundscape construction for your next landscaping project!
This summer Sal and his crew installed a large patio, walkway, natural stone stairs, and a retaining wall for us. We interviewed a lot of contractors for this big job, and right from the beginning I knew Sal was the man for the job. This family business with decades of experience rises above the rest and demonstrates unparalleled pride in what they do. Sal's crew was courteous, quick and clean. The terrain they covered for us was complicated, and Sal was able to creatively work with the surroundings to give us exactly what we wanted. We are thrilled with our patio and will surely enjoy it for years to come. We will be hiring them again for some landscaping in the front of our house. Thank you Sal for the beautiful work you and your crew did. The photos below just don't do it justice!
Sal completely transformed our front yard into something out of a magazine! Throughout the planning, designing and construction process he was always available to answer our questions and provide opinions and feedback. He was so patient with us while we made our decisions. He truly has a vision for design and he brought out dream to life. We couldn't have imagined a more beautiful front yard. Sal, Mimo and his crew really went above and beyond for us. Sal clearly has great attention to detail and is very conscientious about his work, making sure very little aspect of the project was completed to perfection. His crew are all so respectful and gracious and a pleasure to work with. We can't wait to have them back in the spring to finish planting our plants and to begin planning our back yard with him.
I'm thrilled with the work done to our front and side yards by Groundscape. The communication by Sal kept us informed of everything from timelines, payment schedules, tweaks along the way, and to our finishing options.
They stayed on budget throughout the project and I was always made aware of the hours the guys would be at my house. They stayed on track and completed the project in the time they said they would.
The job site was cleaned at the end of each day. Sal did an excellent job taking ownership of the project and coordinating other subcontractors not under his scope. His follow-up was amazing to ensure sure we were happy.
The workmanship of our newly completed outdoor oasis is amazing. It was a pleasure to work with Sal. The guys were always friendly, courteous and kind. I'd recommend Groundscape to anyone who is looking for a trustworthy contractor, with great attention to detail and communication.
I recommend Groundscape to all my clients and friends. In the Real Estate Business I see a lot of landscapes on a daily bases. Not only do amazing professional job done right, but are a pleasure to deal with, extremely trust worthy, hard working and reliable. They did a Amazing job on my Front and back landscape. My hats off to the Sal team!!!! Great Job!!
Before deciding on using Groundscape, we had several other landscaping companies come to our property to assess what we wanted and how to accomplish it. There was a fair bit of variety in terms of suggestions for drainage, removing things etc… Compared to some of the other companies that came by, Sal Laverde from Groundscape was by far the most professional and knowledgeable, coming prepared with the equipment necessary for taking measurements, notes, as well as providing suggestions and sample booklets for stone work. Despite changing our minds a few times regarding some details of the project we wanted done, Sal always returned our phone calls within 24 hours and returned several times to take additional measurements and provided us revised formal quotes for the work. He provided us with several recommended options that would be beneficial for our individual situation without trying to push additional jobs on us, and he was proactive at explaining possible problems that might arise for each options.
On the first day of the project, the Groundscape crew arrived on time as promised. Throughout the project, Sal and his team were very friendly, professional, and courteous. They had to work in extremely hot conditions and they took very few breaks, showing up on time every day ensuring we would get our project done on schedule. Sal provided us regular updates on the project progress and advised us if there were any problems. When some problems came up from a separate project Sal stepped in to offer to fix problems at no extra cost.
Sal also coordinated with the sprinkler company to ensure they knew which day to come and got everything ready for them ahead of time to avoid any delays in the project. Sal delivered on all his promises including thoroughly cleaning the property (including the street in front of property) once the project was done and leaving everything as they found it (if not cleaner) prior to start of project.
Thank you again Sal for your hard work and professionalism. You went above and beyond to ensure our satisfaction, and made this a pleasant experience for us - we will definitely be recommending you and Groundscape to anyone looking for a reliable landscaping company. Count on us to be in touch with you the next time we need a project done!
I want to start off by saying that we (My husband & I) are the most difficult people to impress. Perhaps, to put things in better perspective, the most difficult to deal with, when it comes to spending our hard earned money. Our expectations are high, and throughout a major project we tend to get inherently nervous over things such as quality and craftsmanship.
A little history about ourselves, we spent over five years seeking not just for “A” contractor but the “BEST” contractor to deliver the backyard we always dreamnt of, which was certainly not an easy task. We held off, simply because we would not settle. Then one day, along came Sal. I invited him into our home for a quote, just like I did with the 10 other contractors I interviewed in the past. From the minute he stepped into our backyard, he painted us a picturesque of what our backyard could look like. We immediately fell in love with his ideas. Sal is certainly gifted. His passion was contagious, so much that we wanted our backyard landscape completed that same week. Of course an impossible task, because we were mid winter. Without delay, or hesitation we signed the contract with him.
Were we disappointed? Did Sal and his team deliver on what they promised? Or was it just another contractor selling us on ideas that they could not deliver on? Well, we use to criticize people that wrote long reviews, but writing this review was well worth our time and effort.If I could invite “you” the reader into my home, to be a witness of the spectacular work Sal and his team did, I would. There are just some things, that words do not do justice. Our backyard is the envy of the neighborhood. Almost every day, I receive compliments. The quality of the work was extraordinary, and I am confident that we received way more than what we paid for. Just like any project, we ran into technical issues, but Sal being the creative genius he is, always found a solution. What really struck me the most, was that Sal always answered our calls and texts, to address our concerns - It didn’t matter if it was late at night or a Sunday. Your concern, becomes his concern.Sal’s team are very hard working, trustworthy, polite, and genuine. They put their heart in their work, it’s as if they are working on “their” home. You can tell they are hand selected, as Sal take’s pride in what he does. Sal’s Dad, I would say was my favourite, he was sweet and personable, and also possessed strong convictions of top quality work. There is so much to say about Sal and his team. One thing is for sure, I would never risk my reputation to render a good review without merit, even if the contractor offered a discount. Great work needs to be recognized, and set apart. As homeowners we shop for contractors that will add character and value to our home, and Groundscape Construction Inc. did just that.
Thank you Sal, for bringing to life, the backyard we always dreamt of.
Well, another great job by our friends at Groundscape. We have used Sal and his team for our back patio, our master bathroom, numerous minor landscaping projects and now our front stone work.
Not only did they execute the job in record time but also recommended the materials to be used. I agreed to Sal's suggestions sight unseen. He delivered beyond expectation as always.
Trust me when I say, this is a company you want to do business with. Sal (and Charlie) will always be our "go to" contractors for any major or minor work we need done around our home. You will agree once you see their first job at your home.
This is the second time I hired Groundscape to landscape my property. This time was my home. They transformed my backyard from nothing to an absolute oasis! We couldn't be happier with our backyard that Sal and his crew put together.
Groundscape Construction Inc. did a big job for us this past spring. Last year they came and removed our old deck very quickly. It was totally rotted so we had to wait until the spring to rebuild. First they came in and removed a large concrete patio. It took three painful days of removing this mess we had by hand. Access to our yard was almost impossible but Sal made it happen. The previous concrete job was a joke and every time we looked at it we cringed. The guys were very tired at the end of this but alas now the beautiful job was to come. Sal had a deck company called www.mysticksandstones.ca come in and the 4 fellows that put up the deck did a simply wonderful job. They each seemed to be specialists in a certain area and they really paid attention to the smallest details. The outcome was a deck to die for. After that came Sal's turn. We had been talking about this job since last fall and we knew we would be one of the first jobs this year. So much planning went into this. Sal keep coming up with design ideas and types of interlock we should use. He brought us catalogues, and samples to pour over, and that I did, most of the winter.
Everything seemed to run like clockwork. Sal is an amazing organizer. I watched from beginning to the end the way he handled his team. A great company is only as good as its leader and that is definetly what Sal is. (I guess he leared what hard work was from his Dad Charlie)
This type of work is very heavy and Sal's team were here on time everyday, worked hard all day and cleaned up what they could before leaving each day. They did not stop until the work was done. The team seemed to be enjoying the work for the most part, laughing and joking around while they worked. When they all left on the last day, I was sad they would not be back again but that is OK, as now we have a most amazing staircase and patio and one kickass deck up above. Many of the neighbours have stopped by and said they were very impressed. It is truly beautiful. Now I have to get busy and replant some of the plants that were moved in order to do the work. I love to do that so I did not have Sal do this part. I am sure we will be busy with that for the rest of this summer.
The back will now be know as party central.
Thank you Sal for all the hard work, all the planning, and friendship we have made. Such a pleasure.
Upon searching for a company to complete an interlock patio and pool surround we came across Groundscape Construction Inc. The reviews were outstanding and we decided to contact them for a quote on our project. From the first meeting with Sal we were impressed with his professionalism and knowledge. The project started on time and the entire crew were extremely hard working professionals and very respectful to us and to our property. The communication during the project was excellent. The entire Groundscape crew are perfectionists and take great pride in their work. The attention to detail in all aspects of the project were exemplary. We truly believe that they treated our project as they would their own property and delivered a beautiful backyard oasis. Without a doubt we would contact them for any future projects and have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Sal and his team at Groundscape.
Craig & Kulbir Kirkland
A wonderful job by great people.
We are very pleased by the high quality work that Sal and gang completed on our walkway.
In addition to the walkway Sal repaired a window sill that was not part of the original specs.
This was done free of charge and a smile. If you want expert work, on time, that you can be proud of then Groundscape is the place to go.
I purchased a rental property that needed additional parking and landscaping solutions. I chose Groundscape because of their professional service. Their pricing was also right where I needed this project to be.
I was particularly impressed by Sal. He gave my husband and I great ideas on how to best utilize the space and create an elegant walkway that would require little to no maintenance.
The crew worked hard and they were always professional. The job site was always left clean and free of clutter at the end of day. Sal always followed up with a phone call to notify me of what the crew did that day and what would happen the following day.
The job was completed on time and on budget. I would definitely recommend Sal and crew to anyone who is looking for a great landscaping company.
And if you get to meet Charlie (Sal's father), you are in for a treat. He is just as wonderful and hard working.
My wife and I found Groundscape by searching on this site and after reading the reviews got in contact with them. From the start Sal was professional and honest. The work done was fantastic however it was the passion and attention to detail that really impressed us. They treated the job like it was for their own family. I can't recommend these guys enough.
I would strongly recommend this company for interlocking and landscaping needs. They did an exemplary job on our backyard. They are extremely hard-working, conscientious, reliable, competent, and trustworthy. Sal and his crew take great pride in their work and most definitely went above and beyond to ensure my complete satisfaction. They did an incredible job and I highly recommend them. Straight A's!!
Sal and his team were a delight to work with, and they seem to do good work.
I look forward to using the new patio next summer. Communication was good explaining all the obstacles that needed to be overcome to do the job.. Thanks guys!
We hired Groundscape for a landscaping project including building a pathway and sidings on our existing driveway. The front of our house had never been landscaped so it was basically starting from scratch. Sal and his team were truly excellent. I would highly recommend them. Sal is a very genuine and nice person. He walked my wife and I through the process, was upfront about costs and completed the project to a very high standard. He and his crew did very good work and the design is quite beautiful. My neighbours have, on a number of occasions, approached me to comment on the great job they did, and also to note that they observed how they worked and were very impressed at how meticulous and clean they were in carrying out the project. Their prices were also very reasonable and i have no doubt that the increase to my property value more than offsets what was paid. I have no hesitation in recommending them.
We did a lot of research before choosing this company. We watched them working on our street and were very impressed with what we saw and with the superlative recommendations of our neighbours. From designing our project, to helping us select the right stone, to meticulously doing the preparatory work, to the careful laying of each stone, Sal and his father, Charlie were there with us each step along the way. They are excellent craftsmen who truly take pride in their work. The quality of their work is outstanding and it was a real pleasure for us to work with such polite and respectful professionals. With total confidence we highly recommend Sal and his team.
I hired Groundscape to install my stone front patio and I couldn't be happier! Crew always arrived on time. Installation was very clean with great quality and attention to detail. I was also impressed with overall work ethic. I would't hesitate to recommend Groundscape and would definitely hire them for future projects. Thanks Groundscape!
Sal, Charlie, Jeff, Vito & Jr. You guys are amazing at your craft, true masters at work!
We are extremely happy, with the finished product. Thank you for finishing on time, on budget and completing the project as described.
Have trust in the Groundscape crew. Sal and his crew was always on time, courteous & kept the job site organized and tidy throughtout the project.
I would highly recommend Sal and Groundscape and I donâ€™t say that lightly. Sal took the time to explain all our options before beginning the project. Quoted only on the work needed, delivered on time/on budget and most importantly for us accessible. We are extremely happy with the work Sal and his crew did. They were honest, trustworthy, efficient and knowledgeable about what needed to be done. They kept the site clean, delivered exceptional quality work and built us the pergola of our dreams.
Scope of the Project: Our very small backyard needed a major overhaul so that it could offer some personal independence and an improved quality of life for a multi-generational home. We were looking for an accessible design that would accommodate a person with limited mobility, which was comfortable and easy to take care of.
Things we needed to consider:
- Type of brick - easy to use with a wheelchair or a walker
- Grading so that everything was level and no tripping hazards.
- Barrier Free access to the backyard
- Provide a space to relax and enjoy
- Easy to take care of plants
- A dedicated area to put in raised garden beds
Groundscape kept their promise and not only provided an integrated landscape that everyone could use we also got a beautiful pergola.
Our backyard was a disaster with bare dirt and differences in grading of up to 2 feet. Sal and his crew did an amazing job. It's been a couple of weeks since the work was finished and I still look out at the backyard in awe because I can't believe it's the same backyard. Sal and his team worked quickly, were very courteous and personable, stayed on budget and their quality was exceptional. We love our backyard and we strongly recommend Groundscape Construction. The best compliment I can give is that we intend to have them back for phase 2 of our landscaping work next spring. Well done Sal and thank you.
Sal and his team are amazing! Professional and hardworking. Sal is very knowledgeable and gave great suggestions once the project got started. Will definitely call groundscape again when we are ready to do our front yard! Thanks Sal and groundscape team!
Sal and his crew are true professional . I was happy to choose them for the project . Everything was done on time, Sal was always communicating with us and delivered an excellent job. We are more then happy to recommend this company to our friends and family.
Words cannot express how pleased I am with Groundscape Construction. They exceed our expectations and then some. Sal and his crew was more than professional, respectful, and understanding. I am very new to this and his honesty ,integrity and expertise was very helpful and needed. Now I'm holding my breath because absolutely love the work that was done. Many Thanks and Cheers!
Sal is an exceptionally pleasing person to deal with. He took a great care of each step of the project, starting with estimate to picking the stones/colour and cleaning the site when done.
We're very pleased with the quality of work for a reasonable budget. Will hire again for further upgrades!
It was a real pleasure to have Sal, his dad Charlie and the rest of the Groundscape crew undertake our outside home renovation. They did a great job and were so pleasant to work with. Everything was on time and within budget. From the artistically laid out flagstone porch and side path to the attractive and well-balanced landscaping in both front and backyards, all of the work was done with care and competence. Sal carefully chose all of our trees and perennials so that when it was all done the front and back yards would look just right.
Our neighbours saw the high quality of their workmanship and have contracted to use Groundscape as well.
Sal always exceeded my expectations by delivering more than he promised. For example the retaining wall for our flower bed was built higher than originally planned because while building it he realized it would look even better if it were higher. He wouldn't charge extra because he said it just needed to be done right.
Needless to say my wife and I were thrilled with the final result and can recommend Groundscape without any reservations.
Everyone involved was very professional and courteous. Sal offered so much advice and was wonderful throughout the whole project. All of our projects were completed on time and on budget. Everything was so much more than we hoped for. Thank you Sal for such a great job.
On time, on budget and exceeded my expectations. First and foremost, I'd like to thank Sal, Charlie and the Groundscape team for fitting me into their already tight schedule and doing a fantastic job. They came in and executed a phenomenal job and continued to strive for perfection well beyond my satisfaction. When I meet good people I don't forget them. These are good people. I will be using them for future projects and will recommend them to anyone looking for professional services.
Our Groundscape Experience
We are extremely pleased with the workmanship, the quality of the products provided, the cleanup and the professionalism exhibited by Sal & his team-well done and thanks. Since having this work completed, we have had several neighbours comment on the quality of the work and the overall improvement in the appearance of our property.
Thanks to Sal, Charlie and the Groundscape crew.
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After reviewing companies on Trusted Pro's we decided to contact Groundscape for an estimate on some work on our roadside garden.
Our lot was blessed with the dreaded utility box almost 30 years ago and we had tried our best to make it as invisible as possible. We had surrounded the box with shrubs and bushes that had grown out of control over the years.
Sal provided us with a quote and clearly described some options to improve the appearance of the front of our home. After discussing the project we decided to proceed with Groundscape. Sal returned to pick up the signed contract and much to our delight he indicated that they would return that same afternoon to begin the work as they were working in the area and the job was relatively small. By the end of the day Sal and his team had removed all of the old plantings and had thoroughly cleaned up our property and the roadway in front of our home. Prior to leaving, Sal provided us with a full description of the next steps and established our expectations for the completion.
Within 10 days the Groundscape crew returned with the new shrubs and sod that were installed to our full satisfaction. Sal even provided us with a lesson in watering!
Thanks for the excellent job.
Bob & Linda
I would highly recommend Sal and Groundscape! The work was completed as quoted and on budget. Sal and his team were professional, courteous and friendly and made sure that the work site was clean and safe at the end of each day. Sal even threw in extras as a surprise in the back yard.
Groundscape did a fabulous job on our front steps for which we have received many compliments already.
I would highly recommend Groundscape to anyone!
Fantastic! Looks brand New. Sal took the time to explain all our options before beginning the project. Quoted only on the work needed and delivered on time/on budget. We are extremely happy with the work Sal and his crew did. They were very thorough - telling us about other issues that needed to be resolved before they could complete the job. Honest and trustworthy, and knowledgeable about our needs. Kept the site clean, and delivered exceptional quality work. They went out of their way to make sure we were extremely happy with the final results...and we definitely are. We had visitors comment on what a nice job they did. We completely trust them and would hire them again in a heart beat. Highly recommended!"
We can't be happier with the work Sal and his guys, Charles and Sean, did for us. We had quite the mess in the backyard that needed major clean up. Sal came by, took the time to understand what we wanted and made his suggestions based on that. Much of the overgrown plants and flowers were taken out, as we wanted, laid sod and did a nice stone edge along the current flagstone. We were so happy with the result, Sal and crew gave us the backyard we wanted.
A few weeks later they came back and did a flagstone walkway with stone steps along the side of the house. We are just as happy with the result, it is just beautiful!
Sal and his crew were always prompt, very professional, we felt comfortable asking questions along the way, which they seemed happy to answer. Sal communicated any issues that came up with solutions right away. Would highly recommend to anyone in need of any landscaping.
We recently had an extensive landscaping project done by Groundscape and we are beyond happy with the work they did. You see, we had our lanscaping done 8 years ago by a different company, paid a lot for the original work, and thought it would last for many more years. That was not the case. Before we hired Groundscape we interviewed several contractors and got quotes - and are we ever happy we hired Sal and Groundscape for this project. Sal and the team went above and beyond, worked with us along the way, modified on the fly as the project was progressing, and delivered us an end result that went above my expectations! And i can tell you that i now see the difference in the work Groundscape did compared to that original contractor of 8 years ago. I cant say enough about Sal, Charlie, Sean and Jerry. They epitamize professionalism and always left our property clean and tidy at the end of the day. Oh and I didn't mention that they started the project exactly on time! Will I use Groundscape again? Absolutely!! Would I recommend them to friends and family? Absolutely!! Thanks guys for a great job and we are truly enjoying our outdoor serenity ðŸ˜Š
Exceptional! Sal has a very sincere, courteous manner and lives up to his promise of high quality workmanship. The job had to look great but also serve to divert storm water from a garden area. Sal and crew worked really hard (a pleasant, friendly team) to hit both marks! I'm so pleased and would highly recommend Groundscape.
I am generally suspicious of internet reviews but these guys deserve it. We interviewed several contractors before hiring this company. They weren't the cheapest or the most expensive. But they earned every dollar.
Sal is very easy to work with and it was reassuring to see that it wasn't a company of one guy with a lot of undependable workers. The entire crew was hard working and polite. They delivered what they promised if not more. They all seemed genuinely concerned with getting the job done right without cutting corners. If I needed more work done, I would hire them without hesitation.
Our house was that one in the Neighbourhood that everyone walks by and shakes its head at. You know the one, the scourge of the block.
We needed a miracle and that is what we got from Sal and his awesome team. Sal was prompt and professional and a true man of his word.
Always arriving on time , he worked with us to put together a plan to tackle our many needs in such a way that it could fit into our budget.
His team was excellent. Courteous and professional , they tackled the challenge before them and from the wood block which was our landscape they carved out a masterpiece. Not only did they fulfill what was agreed upon, but typical to any project it seems that Sal and his team take on they exceeded and slammed this one out of the park. With surprise finishes and added unexpected perks, words are not enough to express the debt of gratitude and thanks which we owe Sal and his team.
Strangers and neighbours alike have given me countless praise to the finished product. We were shocked and awed, which I think is Sal's approach to delivering every project to his customers. I would without question recommend Sal and his team and will be hiring him again for future projects without a doubt. I have
had many other companies do jobs for our house and they have always not delivered what they claim. Sal and his team though have made me a true believer that their are still contractors out their that take their work with pride and I am glad we found him.
Many thanks to Sal and his team. Thank your for making us believe again.
This is the second time I have called on Groundscape and they were just as wonderful as I remembered. Sal and his team were at all times; professional, knowledgeable, friendly, courteous and above all clean. They went above and beyond to make sure that the materials used were high quality as well as aesthetically pleasing. He also went beyond the scope of his original quote to include extra work (at their own cost) so to ensure that the finished product would be one our family would be 100% happy with. I would not hesitate to recommend this company to anyone, they are the embodiment of the word professionals!
In two days the guys from groundscape finished a job that I thought would take about a week. The result, a beautiful clean landscaped restaurant. Its only been a few days since they finished and already were getting great feedback from our customers on how great everything looks. The landscaping came out just the way we envisioned and couldn't be happier. I would highly recommend Goundscape to anyone looking to do some work in the future.
We hired Sal for a previous job and again for a large reno. Our backyard was totally redone. All new stone work and deck. Sal was instrumental in our choices, guiding us on what would work in our yard. The crew was amazing, on time, courteous and friendly. From inception to completion Groundscape Inc, took care of all aspects of the job, making our lives easier! We would highly recommend Groundscape Inc.
I don't think I can express what a pleasure it was to work with Sal and his crew. From start to finish they were courteous, professional, prompt and quite enjoyable. Twice, Sal came to our house to discuss possible ideas and spent hours sharing his knowledge and expertise. All through the project he kept us up to speed to ensure that we were satisfied with the steps that were being taken. In "Sal" style, he also provided us with a few extra surprises that only enhanced the original plan. We couldn't be happier with the outcome. I would 100% recommend this company to anyone looking for a professional landscaping team!
I am extremely pleased with Sal and his crew for their excellent and professional workmanship with my back yard landscaping. Sal and his crew were very friendly and gave me good advice during the whole time. The work was done in a timely fashion and the clean up was great.
I would definitely recommend Sal and his crew at Groundscape Construction Inc. for their professional workmanship.
Excellent service, very courteous and professional.
Amazing. That has been the reaction of most of our neighbors and us too, after seeing the transformation of our backyard. We were in search of a good Landscaping company who would not only landscape our backyard but also address our lawnâ€™s grading issue and add stairs to the existing deck. Sal Laverde of Groundscape Inc stood out from among all the contractors we met and who quoted for the project. When you love what you do for work, it shows in the results. Salâ€™s love and commitment to his work helped him deliver exactly what we wanted. We were kept updated at all times and the team members were polite, courteous and a pleasure to talk with. The passion and positive attitude of the Groundscape team helped them exceed our expectations. I would rate Sal and his team excellent in terms of knowledge, punctuality, attitude and work ethics. We would be recommending them to all our friends and family and hire them for all our future landscaping requirements.
Sal and the Groundscape team did an excellent job in putting up my cedar fence. They worked quite quickly and efficiently and left my place clean just as they promised.
Great job and happy with the end product.
We have used Groundscape for a number of projects. Sal and his team completed complex projects such as a complete overhaul of the backyard to a total transformation of our master bathroom with reliable professionalism. We have also used Groundscape for two or three smaller projects which range from minor carpentry to a renewal of a perennial garden. Most recently Sal and Charlie installed artificial grass in the backyard making the area maintenance free.
Groundscape is our contractor of choice and would recommend Sal and his team for any project you are looking to take on.
We required a new fence and new drainage. Sal came out and quoted the job and time frame for completion. The day the job started the crew was on time and very courteous. The job site was left clean each night and the job was finished a day prior to estimated time. We are very pleased with the work that was done and would recommend Groundscape Construction Inc for any project large or small.
my wife elvira and I are very pleased with the professionalism, knowledge, and thoroughness of the work done. Our backyard looks and feels like a great place to enjoy bbq's and family get togethers now.Sal and his father Charlie along with Shaun are a great example of what contractors should be. On the very first day we noticed their pride of workmanship and sustained professionalism throughout the projects. They came to work early everyday and stayed all day everyday. They completed the job well before the estimated day of completion by almost 2 weeks. They are perfectionists and it shows. They had solutions for what seemed like foreboding problems before the work commenced and completed the scope of work properly without cutting any corners. This company is family run and there are not enough words to express how satisfied we are with Sal, Charles, ( his dad ) ,and Shaun.
Groundscape Construction was excellent to deal with. Sal was fantastic at connecting with our neighbours and ensuring the scope of the work was well explained and adhered to. The extra effort made to ensure all parties were satisfied was professional and greatly appreciated.
The crew worked within a very strict timeline to meet our needs. The end result was well done with little or no clean up. I would highly recommend Groundscape Construction Inc.
Sal was creative and a wonderful person to deal with.
He has a great team!
They showed up every morning early and got to work even when it was cold and blustery.
They did a fabulous job on our driveway and we would have them back again.
We love our driveway and we get so many compliments on it!
Sal did an excellent job of finding the right brick colour to match the exterior of the house.
We love our entrance and our backyard firepit.
We were very happy with the work that Sal and his team did for our property. Everything was done according to our wishes and in a timely manner. The professionalism was impressive. We can highly recommend this company. And will certainly enlist their help again in the future.
Very happy with the work done and would use them again. I selected Groundscape based on reviews from this website, so i wasn't completely sure of what I was getting into. Sal showed up to quote when he said he was going to. He also showed up to do the work on the day he said he was. The guys were helpful and explained everything to me. I went with Sal's recommendations and he was right on. Lots of compliments from the neighbours!
Groundscape Construction Inc. did an amazing job laying interlock on my driveway, walkway, and patio. Sal was knowledgeable and very professional. He took my concerns seriously and took the time to explain what needed to be done. His crew was punctual, polite, worked diligently, and kept the work sight neat. I am exceedingly pleased with the results and have received numerous compliments from friends and neighbours. Groundscape Construction Inc. transformed the appearance of my home. Great Job, Sal!
Excellent job. Courteous, professional and on time and many of our neighbours have commented on how beautiful the outcome was. Once again this is the 2nd job Sal and his team have done for us and they were right on point. Top notch and the end result speaks for itself.
Sal, Charlie and Sean came to my house and were 100% top notch all the way. They brought expert advice and the best thing about them was that they wanted to be there. Sal runs a great company and took the time to review materials and labour plans and went out of his way to add some finishing touches that he felt would be great additions. We could not be happier. They were within the budget, the material was best in the business and the final result was exactly what we expected. They were courteous, in constant contact when necessary and to offer additional ideas and they kept everything clean. They power washed the driveway when finished and gave follow up advice for maintaining the patio over the long term. I highly recommend Sal and Groundscape and I would be happy to use them again for any project, which will be our front yard shortly. Thanks again Sal for everything.
I have hired Groundscape twice so I think this alone says a lot about their service. As soon as I purchased my fourth rental property, I knew Groundscape would be the perfect company to help me design a front walkway that would elevate the property's current look and functionality.
Since I am not a designer, I had no idea what to do with the front walkway. As soon as Sal came to the property, it took him only a few minutes to tell me what the property needed to make it look great and be functional at the same time. I loved his ideas and so the work began.
Even though Groundscape was booked solid, they figured out a way to make room for my project as it needed to be completed within a month so I could rent the property.
As everyone knows, renovations always come with challenges and unexpected surprises and Groundscape handled them really well. I always got a phone call accompanied with solutions and recommendations that made sense to me. At the end of the day, I spent a little more than the original budget but the end result is a stunning walkway and a property that rented before the due date. I would recommend Groundscape to anyone who is looking for quality workmanship, a fun crew and a great company overall.
Sal and the Groundscape crew have been nothing but professional and courteous from start to finish. My project involved a curved deck and interlock patio in my backyard and the Groundscape team was able to do everything I asked for, within my budget and in time. My backyard has been transformed from plain to spectacular! My neighbours who have peeked over the fence have all said good things about the workmanship and quality. My experience was amazing and I would highly recommend Groundscape to anyone doing any sort of landscape project.
Couldn't have been more pleased with our experience with Sal. Prompt response on a small job. Professional and courteous. Good recommendations from Sal on selection of materials. Would hire this company again in a heartbeat.
Groundscape Construction Inc. has a TrustScore™ of 4.6. The average TrustScore™ for other businesses providing similar services in Etobicoke and the surrounding areas is 3.3. For detailed information on how TrustScore is calculated, click here.
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Groundscape Construction Inc. Is a family owned and operated company serving the GTA since 1999. We provide the highest standards of quality and satisfaction to all of our clients. No job is too big or small, we treat every project equally with the same high standards which has made our company one of the leaders in the Landscaping Industry.
Here at Groundscape Construction Inc. We take great pride in what we do and it shows on all of our projects. We will guide you from the initial design to the final completion in a smooth comfortable manner to ensure that your project will have the least amout of stress possible.
We offer a professional Lawn Maintenance Program which includes everything from simply cutting & trimming grass to a full grounds maintenance program which will make your property stand out from the rest in your neighborhood. Book Now and start enjoying your summer instead of spending it working on your property!
Our company has all of the latest equipment, trucks and tools to ensure that every project is completed in a timely fasion while exceeding your every expectation.
We look forward to working with you!!
Groundscape Construction Inc. was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2019 for Landscaping and Stonework in Etobicoke.
Groundscape Construction Inc. was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2018 for Landscaping and Stonework in Etobicoke.
Groundscape Construction Inc. was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2017 for Landscaping and Stonework in Etobicoke.
Groundscape Construction Inc. was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2016 for Landscaping in Etobicoke.
Groundscape Construction Inc. was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2015 for Landscaping and Stonework in Etobicoke.
Groundscape Construction Inc. was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2014 for Fencing, Landscaping and Stonework in Etobicoke.
Groundscape Construction Inc. was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2013 for Decks, Landscaping and Stonework in Etobicoke.
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