We moved into a newly constructed house with little more than sod and a few plants and two spindly trees for landscaping, We are new to Texas and began a tour of nurserys searching for jandscaping help. We found Maldonado's Zip Road location, with acres of trees and shrubs and plants which were obviously cultivated from seed to maturity. The young woman in the front office gave us direcftions to tour the site. We were amazed, but were concerned that we were in the and quot;high rent' district of the landscaping world but found prices very competetive, particularly for the quality. As we were about to leave, she thanked us for visiting and reminded us pf their free consulting service. We could certainly use some professional help in the cost was within reason. Ron Chrisman called to make an appointment and showed up the next day, exactly on time. He listened to our ideas and made sketches of the property. He was back with a preliminary plan in just a couple of days. We worked together, visited the mursey to look at his suggestions in person. We revised and revised. The final proposal was detailed. We discussed alternatives and costs, and Ron was always honest and attentive to our needs, even suggesting some cost-saving alternatives. We never felt pressured in any way. Ron even selcted spefic trees and plants for us to choose from. It was a most comfortable experience. We were pleased with the final proposal and the terms of the contract. Andrew and his crew arrived, en force, promptly at 8, and everyone was at work immediately. It was clear that this was not just a professional crew, but an expert professional crew. It was a pleasure to watch people who knew and loved what they were doing. Ron was attentive throughout the day. Andrew was beyond description: skilled, informative to us, pleasant, efficient, respected by his crew. We had anticipated that it would take a couple of days to do everything - strip the sod for the beds, lay the brickwork, plant trees and shrubs, haul away the debris, clean up the mess, etc. etc. But things quickly took shape, with attention to detail that was amazing. By mid-afternoon we realized they would be finishing in one day. Unbelievable. Then, suddenly, as quietly as they arrived, the job was done and the crew packed up and cleaned up. There wasn't even as much as a spec of mulch anywhere. A personal comment: There was a small flower bed that was rimmed with river rock, which had to be removed to add soil, mulch and plants. The last task of the long day was putting the rock back. Andrew did not and quot;put the rock back.and quot; He placed each stone by hand, in a perfect pattern. I could not believe such attention to detail. It was not necessary. But if there is anything that typified the work that was done for us, that says it all.