I purchased a new construction and moved in in April. As with new constructions, the backyards are just a slab of concrete and if you're lucky, living grass. Well, that's what I had, except for the living grass. I saw an ad for Outdoor Makeover in the May Angie's List booklet and thought, why not? They were an award winner for the past few years. I made an appointment for a consultation and even that exceeded my expectations. Naveed spend over 3 hours with me at this first consultation. We talked budget, layout, etc. and we threw some ideas out, thought of new ones, he listened to me and incorporated some of my ideas. It was great. Now, he told me he wouldn't be able to get to me for maybe a month, which was fine. However, he ended up being able to start early which was terrific. We met once more to go over the plan and again spend 3 hours revising and refining the plan. I really did get my consultation fee's worth. Overall, I believe the project was no more than 7 day but with many rain delays, it was spread out for a couple of weeks. The workers were great. Really liked their professionalism and dedication. I am one that really likes open lines of communication and Naveed was agreeable to that, he kept me in the loop every step of the way. We spoke nightly during the project. While my yard was a complete overhaul, some things still came up that weren't anticipated. Depending upon what the issue was, Naveed either threw in the solution for free (grading and soil for the area of the yard that would be sodded, down-spout extenders, extra mulch, and several other items) or worked with me on obtaining the most economical alternative. It was a pleasure to work with Naveed and his crew. They listened and when I said I wanted a pergola with an outdoor ceiling fan, or brown mulch instead of black, that's what I got. If there were some items that I asked for that just weren't doable, Naveed would explain to me why. He worked with me on acquiring items, like the pots for my water feature. It was great. I even gave him the go ahead to just design the fire-pit as he saw fit. I really do enjoy the finished product. It looks professional (the patterns used with the pavers is terrific), and just very well done. I've gotten lots of compliments. I've already spoken about additional work that I would like them to do next spring. I also had the pleasure of meeting the entire family. I highly recommend Naveed and crew for landscaping and lighting related jobs. They had the expert electrician, gas person and plumber to handle my entire job. For me this was a major renovation and I was very nervous as I was expending a great deal of money. But boy, was it worth it!