"Mike Charicki and Bear Landscape Group performed an outstanding job on our backyard patio and driveway widening project. Mike was there with us every step of the way from helping to select the paver materials, working with us to finalize the layout, and to responding in a timely manner to our barrage of silly questions.
The Bear Landscape crew was very friendly and courteous and left the site clean at the end of the work day. It took about a week in extreme heat to complete the backyard patio and landscaping project and the driveway widening project was completed a week later over a weekend. Once the patio was completed we spent the summer and fall out on the patio eating and entertaining the neighbors with cocktails around the fire pit. We are extremely happy with the work and recommend Mike and Bear Landscape Group to complete your landscaping needs."
"I recently bought a house in which the inside was practically brand new but the outside was in terrible shape. To be honest, from the outside, it was probably the ugliest house on the block. Most of it was made up of unkept grass, roots & weeds everywhere, and big patches on dirt. Along with that, the front walkway was old, cracked and uneven with the foundation of the house. Saying itneeded a ton of work would be an understatement.
I contacted Bear Landscaping and sat down with Mike to come up with a plan based on my needs and wants and my price range. The plan was to put down brand new sod, rip up the front walk & porch and put in a paver walk & porch, put in a flagstone pathway on the side of the house and put in a paver patio with pillars, a wall and a gas fire pit in the backyard. BL then provided me with a digital layout of the final project and we tweaked a few things based on my personal preference. Then I was able to go to the local Unilock with Mike to pick out my pavers. I have never done this before and Mike was very helpful and honest in assisting me with finding a paver that I liked, that would fit in my price range and would blend in well with the house.
Now with the planning done and the orders placed, the project was underway. They started by ripping up the front walk & porch along with various dead plants in the yard. The completed the front porch & walk in a matter of three days while also tackling other projects in the yard. Next was the back patio, which was the biggest part of the project. This only took about a week to complete, again, while working on other projects in my yard at the same time. Finally came the flagstone path and the sod. The entire project took about three weeks to complete due to some hold ups with the weather. To be honest I was amazed at how quickly they got all this done. They essentially gave me a brand new, stunning yard in three weeks. Along with all this work BL planted various plants, bushes and trees upon my request as well. They were extremely knowledgable about what types of plants and trees I needed based on the conditions where they were being planted and my reasoning behind wanting them. I was truly amazed and speechless at the overall transformation that took place. I have my dream yard. One of my new neighbors came up a few days after completion and said, "you have, by far, the nicest house on the block." He mentioned how other neighbors he had talked to said similar things and that they were so happy that someone bought the house who cared about what it looked like. While I do care quite a bit about my yard, without the work of Bear Landscaping, there is no way this would have been possible. Along with that, I had at least eight people come up and ask for BL's information because of how amazed they were at the work that had been done.
Beyond the unbelievable work that BL did to my yard, what impressed me the most was the hard-working, well-mannered and truly caring individuals that worked on my yard. They were in heat in the upper 90s on some days and that did not stop them. There were days where they worked past 7:00 pm, and they came out on the weekends. The workers were very particular about their work and if something wasn't done exactly how they wanted it, they would continue to work on it until it met their standards. Beyond their high standards, they were such friendly people who I was honestly sad to say goodbye to.
I can't find the right words to sum up how thankful I am and how happy I am to have chosen Bear Landscaping to do my yard renovation. It's my first house and it's turned into my dream because of the work they've done and I honestly can't imagine moving again because of how happy I am with how my yard looks. I would highly recommend BL to anyone. Mike and his workers are upstanding individuals who truly care about their customers. They cater to your needs, they are very reasonable price-wise, but most importantly they want their customers to be happy and they will do all that it takes to achieve that!"
"Love, love, love our new patio and firepit! You did a beautiful job Bear Landscaping! Highly recommend you!"
"Thanks for all the work this weekend! Will definitely use you guys more and recommend you to others. The patio turned out GREAT!"