We base our rates on the travel time involved in getting to & from our office in Hamden, Connecticut to your location and the fuel costs associated with this travel. However, with the ever rising cost of fuel, these prices are subject to change with-out notice. All fees are to be paid at the time of the consultation. We accept cash, check, or charge cards.
If we are giving you an estimate, it will be based upon actual unit costs, not where you live! We know what it costs and what a reasonable profit should be for our work. The unit cost of our work is the same for all of our customers. (IE: A project in Fairfield will cost the same the identical project in New Haven. We only add fees for travel costs)
Note: If you know exactly what you want and are just looking for a price/estimate, we do not need to send a professional expert. We can send an estimator and there is no fee. Often, we can quote you right over the phone. But, many times, we can find a better cost-effective solution that only a professional expert can give and for this money saving information, we do charge our fee.
Water Feature Consultations
A set fee is charged based upon your location. If a contract is accepted with in 60 days from the consultation date, then we will deduct the fee from your final balance. (See Map Below)
Paver/Retaining Wall Consultations
We currently do not charge for an estimate, but we have a limited geographical area of service. We will travel for installations, but we must add in for current fuel & labor costs required to get to & from your location from our office.
If you are local, there is no fee. If you are outside of this area, then a charge will apply. (See Map Below)
We charge $65.00 per hour (with a 1 hr minimum charge). Most consultations seem to take 1.5 - 2 hrs. We do not charge for the time need to write the estimate, only the design & consultation phase. We strongly suggest that you have a pen & paper handy to take notes. If we have to write down everything that was suggested, we will charge for this time. If you are out of our local area, the first hour is charged at the following rates: (See Map Below)
Putting Green Installation
If you are local, there is no fee. If you are outside of this area, then a charge will apply. (See Map Below) If a contract is accepted with in 60 days from the consultation date, then we will deduct the fee from your final balance. (See Map Below)
No Fee for estimate (South Central New Haven County only)
Snow Removal Services
No fee for estimate (Hamden & New Haven only)