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TJB-INC Landscape & Drainage Contractor

4.6

(50) Verified Reviews

Founded 1976 • With Angi since October 2008

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Family Owned & OperatedFamily Owned & Operated
24/7 Service Offered24/7 Service Offered
Emergency Services OfferedEmergency Services Offered
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Licensing

Licensed
  • Trade License Number
  • CT HIC #507853 CTDEEP #S-1710 CTDEP #B-652
  • Trade License Authority
  • Dept. of Consumer Protection & CT Dept. of Energy & Environmental Protection
  • Trade License Expiration
  • 12/31/2023
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Hours

Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Company Contact

12 Crest Way

Hamden, CT 06514

TJB-INC Display Gardens & Ponds - Open 24/7/365

TJB-INC Display Gardens & Ponds - Open 24/7/365

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We are proud to have our garden displays named & certified as a “Natural Wildlife Habitat” by the National Wildlife Federation. Our gardens are also a stop on the “Connecticut Garden & Landscape Trail” (one of only a few in Connecticut at a Landscape Company's Building). Here you will see several different kinds of water features, Pond & Pondless, (11) Waterfalls, (6) Streams, (15' x 50') 9/16” Omni-Directional Synthetic Putting Green with Fringe & (2) Regulation Holes, (3) different Synthetic Lawn Turf/Golf Fringe, Hundreds of plants and flowers, Interlocking Paver & Retaining Wall Displays, Permeable Surfaces, Outdoor Firepits, & our collection of installed PaverArt inlays. From May 1 – November 1, bring some Cheerios (Honey Nut is their favorite) to hand feed our friendly Koi fish who will greet you by the stone bridge that crosses over one of our streams. Some of the Koi are over 20” long. (Don’t worry, they don’t have any teeth!) The Koi fish will suck the food from your hand like a vacuum cleaner. It will be an interaction with fish that the average person has never experienced. Great for kids & adults alike! (Note: If you bring younger children, please be sure they do not throw any rocks at the fish because it can possible severely injure or kill the fish.) While the kids are enjoying the fish in the pond, try your skill on our synthetic putting green or just sit and relax on the chairs & benches enjoying the sights and sounds of nature that surround you. Birds, butterflies, honey bees, dragon flies, hummingbirds, garter snakes, turtles, frogs & chipmunks are just some creatures that visit or live in the gardens. The photos in this collection were all taken at the display gardens during different times of the bloom season. We have color from the early tulips & daffodils in the spring, to hundreds of perennials and flowering or colored leafed shrubs and trees supplemented by an array of colorful annuals during the summer. Aquatic plants in the ponds and streams showcase more exotic color combinations accented by multi-colored fish. Fall brings on multi-colors from the foliage and stems of the shrubs and trees along with our fall perennials. Winter is a time of renewal and not so colorful but still a lot to see and enjoy! On our website: www.TJB-INC.com, we have links to many more photos and videos of our public display gardens & ponds for you to enjoy and dream of how it would look in your yard! When you are ready to move forward, please give TJB-INC Landscape & Drainage Contractor a call to see what we can create for your living space. Thank you for your time, and enjoy the photos! ... Ted J Greiner

Description

TJB-INC is a local family owned, Professional Landscape & Drainage Contractor since 1976. We specialize in Custom Water Features, Synthetic Putting Greens, All Hardscaping - Traditional & Permeable (walks, patios, pool decks, driveways & retaining walls), Landscape Plantings (Trees, Shrubs, Flowers, Bulbs & Ground Covers), Storm Water & Drainage Issues, Seasonal Property Maintenance, On-Site Consultations with our expert who can answer all your questions. TJB-INC holds many licenses, certifications, & registrations: * CT Home Improvement Contractor Registration #507853 * CT DEP Business Registration # B-652 * CT DEP Turf & Ornamental Supervisor #S-1710 *CT DEP Arborist # S-1710 * Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) Level 1 Installer * NCMA Certified Segmental Retaining Wall Installer * National Pond Society - "Master Pond Gardener" * International Professional Pond Contractors Association # 7173 * Certified Master Aquascape Contractor (1st in New England) *Nicolock Hardscape Pro * Techo-Block Hardscape Pro * Manufacturer's Installer Certifications from Ideal, Uni-Lock, Grinnell, Belgard, Versa-Lock, & many more. You can contact us at the following telephone numbers: 203-287-0636 Customer Service 203-288-3711 24-Hour Answering Service 203-288-3213 Fax Machine 800-926-2119 Toll Free Or at any of the E-Mail addresses below tjb@TJB-INC.com Info@TJB-INC.com Ted@Pond.Expert Ted@Drainage.Expert Social Media Sites: 1. Facebook = TJB-Inc-Landscape-Drainage-Contractors 2. Instagram = tjbinc_landscape_and_drainage 3. YouTube = TJB-INC Landscape & Drainage Contractor Take a virtual tour of our Display Gardens & Ponds at http://www.tjb-inc.com/about/#virtualtour See a drone fly through video of our Displays: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYCtozHoquI See thousands of photos of our work at http://www.houzz.com/pro/tjbinc/__public See our customer reviews on Angies List, Yelp, BBB, Houzz, Google, Networx, & Facebook! ...
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Verified Reviews

4.6

(50) Verified Reviews

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Rating Details

Price

4.5

Professionalism

4.7

Punctuality

4.6

Quality

4.7

Responsiveness

4.6
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5.0

05/01/2020

Although we did not hire TJB to plant the trees, Ted provided us with some valuable information that the Emerald Green were not Deer Resistant and knew that our area had lots of deer so he suggested using the Green Giant variety instead. We would definitely at least request a quote from them for any future work.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
I requested a quote to plant 24 Green Emerald Arborvitae

CATEGORY landscaping

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 05/01/2020

SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

This project was out of our normal service area but we were happy to direct the customer to the correct plant material needed for their application. We were also able to supply the current wholesale cost of the different sizes of correct available plant material. Customer was able to find a more local contractor to do the plantings.
5.0

04/21/2020

The drainage consultation with Ted was very helpful. We have complicated drainage issues at the house and he was able to clearly explain how to implement an effective DIY system. Highly recommended!

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Drainage consultation

CATEGORY drain pipe

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 04/21/2020

SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

TJB-INC offers a paid on-site consultation for many different issues including drainage & storm water management. Many times we can come up with DIY solutions for our clients saving them thousands of dollars from unnecessary construction. The goal of the consultation is not to sell our drainage services but strictly informational and debuck the misinformation that is out there. We give honest, cor...
5.0

10/27/2019

Ted is an amazing guy who was able to explain in depth not only of any concerns and questions I had with my current property but also had very helpful suggestions that would help solve my issue. I am currently waiting to have builder address builders warranty coverage but will end up seeking Ted and his services

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
I am having flooding issues on a new property built and I proper drainage install done by builder

CATEGORY drain pipe

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

TJB-INC offers a paid on-site consultation for many different issues including drainage & storm water management. Many times we can come up with DIY solutions for our clients saving them thousands of dollars from unnecessary construction. The goal of the consultation is not to sell our drainage services but strictly informational and debuck the misinformation that is out there. We give honest, cor...
5.0

07/10/2019

They were amazing. Very responsive, very professional and they did a good job.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
I used them once a week to do a lawn service as needed as planting. clean up and pruning.

CATEGORY landscaping

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 07/03/2019

SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

This has been a special client of ours for over 30 years. Many years ago, they wanted to turn an old unused pool into a landscape feature. TJB-INC created a wonderful water feature with a large wetlands area with 2 streams, 2 bridges, and an 11 x 16 pond. Many different perennial gardens have been added to the yard over the years adding to the overall appeal of the grounds.
5.0

04/30/2019

They did an excellent work, they did a good job. The price was great, and they were able to do and complete the job in 1 day. They were very friendly and professional. I am very satisfied with their work, they were able to fixed the problem and we did not have any issues after they completed the work. We highly recommend them to anyone.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Installed drainage system in our backyard

CATEGORY drain pipe

COST $3,200

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 05/01/2018

SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

Thank you for your review. This client had received quotes from other contractors who wanted to over engineer (and overcharge) for a relatively simple drainage problem. With our years of solving problems like this, TJB-INC was able to implement our solutions which solved the problems and save the client lots of unneeded excavation and disruption all while spending less money. Win, Win in our minds...
4.0

03/25/2019

They did a good job. They did have to come back and do some rework.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
They did yard drainage work.

CATEGORY drain pipe

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 08/15/2018

SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

Thank you for your review. This was a drainage job where the water table was very high and the customer's basement sump pump discharged its water into the rear yard creating a muddy mess as well as flowing downhill into the neighbor's rear yard. TJB-INC was able to collect this discharge water and relocated it to the front yard. We installed a below ground 4" pipe system that also included (6) 4' ...
5.0

03/25/2019

They did a great job and got it done when they said they would.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
They installed retaining wall planters.

CATEGORY landscaping,hardscaping

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 06/13/2018

SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

The client has a house on the Branford shore who's front door was 10-12' below the level of the road. They had a small street side parking area but had to walk down old rotted stairs on the far side of their property. The client asked TJB-INC to replace the rotted stairs but we knew they needed a totally different solution. TJB-INC proposed building a new closer and safer entrance/staircase into t...
5.0

09/19/2018

Ted is simply amazing. He is thorough and explains things in terms your average homeowner can understand. He is friendly and took the time to make sure I was ready to tackle the project on my own.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Drainage consultation

CATEGORY landscaping

COST $145

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 09/17/2018

SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

Thank you for your review. When I am hired as an on-site consultant, my purpose is to solve your issues and instruct you how you can repair them yourself if possible. You were in great physical shape and the to fix your drainage problem would only take a couple of hours. I felt is was better to instruct you how to do the job yourself than to sell you my companies services. Now you have the knowled...
5.0

09/06/2018

We've had disappointing results and customer service from our current lawn-care provider (they apply fertilizer and weed-control 5 or 6 times a year) and have begun looking for a new contractor. Found TJB on Angie's List and called to request an appointment. Ted responded promptly and then met with my husband and me for more than an hour, at no charge. He gave us a thorough, detailed, very helpful...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
We're looking for a new lawn-care provider.

CATEGORY lawn treatment

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 09/05/2018

SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

Thank you and we look forward to becoming your lawn care service provider after the current one fixes their mistakes. ... TED
5.0

05/24/2018

Ted is an expert and I wish I had called him first. He was very professional and knew exactly how to fix a drainage issue around our patio. His crew completed the work in a few hours and made it look as if very little work had been done by the time they left. The solution he crafted has been working very well. And he was the best on cost too, not trying to charge for things we didn't need, and onl...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Drainage work

CATEGORY landscaping,drain pipe

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 05/24/2018

SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

Thank you for your review. After 42 years in the business, it always amazes me how some contractors can take a simple logical solution to a problem and turn it into an unnecessary potential major project for the customer. I guess they just need a lot more experience. TJB-INC always looks for the most effective solution which most times is the simplest. Glad we able to solve your backyard drainage ...

Services Offered

Custom Water Garden & Natural Pond Products, Synthetic & Natural Golf & Putting Green Turf Kits & Supplies, Landscape Design & Installation, Residential Snow Making & Equipment Sales & Rental, Rocks & Faux Stone Products, Interlocking Paver Patios, Walkways, Driveways, Segmental & Timber Retaining Walls & Steps, Waterfalls & Streams, Lawn Treatment Programs, Lawn Renovation & Installation, Drainage Problems, Rain Water Harvesting & Storm Water Solutions, Site Consultations.

Services Not Offered

Asphalt, Poured Concrete, Stamped Concrete, Snow Removal Outside of Hamden & New Haven, Property & Lawn Maintenance > 10 miles From Hamden, Wood Decking, House Washing, Junk Removal, Brick Chimneys, Gutter Cleaning, Weekly Doggy Poo Clean-up, Tree Care, Electrical, Interior Masonry, plumbing, dump runs, gutter cleaning, roofing,

General Information
Free Estimates
Yes
Eco-Friendly Accreditations
Yes
Payment Options
Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Financing Available, Check, PayPal
Senior Discount
No
Emergency Service
Yes
Warranties
Yes