I spoke to 3 different contractors about a plan to install a paver patio behind my house. Over the next few weeks, I began to have a picture of what I wanted, and I decided that Hemax Landscaping was the best choice to do the work. Mr. Henry Cruz is excellent to work with. He is interested in quality workmanship, and he worked with me on details of the design process. I asked as many questions as I could think of, and he made adjustments to the plan in response to my requests. Mr. Cruz?s estimate was very organized, each part clearly itemized and priced. I appreciated that the proposal outlined all general conditions such as that the contractor would arrange for Miss Utility to inspect the site before digging. The Hemax office staff members are equally helpful and responsive. Mr. Cruz?s crew were very professional, worked very smoothly and quickly. I wasn?t home very much after the first day, but they followed the specifications I had asked, and it was fun to see the progress each day. I will definitely hire Hemax again if I should decide to do further plans. I do not consider them cheap, but I felt the price was very reasonable for excellent quality. 9/16/2013, we had a signed contract, which I sent on to the Home Owner's Association for approval. 10/28/2013, I received approval from the HOA, and learned that the HOA had agreed to replace my neighbor's fence on my side in order that my contractor could rebuild the supporting wall. 11/11/2013, Hemax crew (about 5 guys) arrived to begin digging. HOA contractor came to remove the fence but did not want to remove the fence posts although they were clearly rotting at the base. Since the HOA contractor was not prepared to do this work, Mr. Cruz had new fence posts brought in, and arranged for his own crew to replace the fence posts that day so the work could continue without delay. He worked with the HOA to get them to agree to cover the cost of the fence posts as well as the rest of the fence. I was very relieved about this, and so was my neighbor. 11/12/2013, At the start of the second day, the Hemax crew had finished putting up the 3 new fence posts, and most of the cinder block wall was complete. The property level was graded and the drain pipe was buried. 11/13/2013, At the start of the third day, the cinder block wall was complete, the brick veneer under the sliding glass door was installed, and they had started prepping and leveling the surface for the concrete pavers. 11/14/2013, At the start of the fourth day, the pavers had been installed, the garden bed was installed, and river rocks had been installed around the HVAC unit and in the garden bed. I requested that the rocks be removed from the garden bed and only be kept around the HVAC. 11/15/2013, At the start of the fifth day, the rocks had been removed from the garden bed and replaced with mulch as I had asked. Grass sod had been placed at the far end of the patio where the ground had been disturbed to bury the drain pipe and level the property. Later in the morning, I met with Mr. Cruz to inspect the finished project.