The familiar saying “You get what you pay for” aptly relates to the landscape industry. There are many reasons the same job might get a variety of estimates. Some contractors may be trying to get the lowest bid just to get the job. Those projects may turn out fine or not. You might not know until a few years go by and the contractor is nowhere to be found.
Blessing Landscapes isn’t afraid to let potential customers know we’re going to be higher than most, because with that cost comes the assurance that you’re in good hands at all stages of the project. We understand that it can be very stressful to see your landscape getting a total makeover. It’s our job to make it as painless and rewarding as possible.
Here are some core reasons Blessing Landscapes, or other contractors, may be more expensive than others:
Licensed, Bonded, & Insured
One of the first questions in meeting potential contractors should be to find out if they are licensed, bonded, and insured. This offers financial and liability protection in case the unpredictable happens. This could range from accidental damage from a piece of equipment to a hail storm sweeping in and ruining all the plants. Being covered offers peace of mind for the business as well as the customer.
No Short Cuts or Hidden Charges
A low estimate will very likely include various ways of cutting corners to reduce costs. Perhaps the work will require some additional materials that aren’t in the bid and will need to be added later at an extra charge. Unless you’re familiar with the industry, it’s impossible for the typical customer to know what to look for.
A proposal from Blessing Landscapes is comprehensive and includes everything to do the job right. If we underestimate or make a mistake, we cover it and won’t charge the customer. We warranty our work and if anything additional is necessary, it is approved by the client first. This way, the client knows exactly how much to budget for and that there won’t be any surprises.
At Blessing Landscapes, we pride ourselves on offering our employees a living wage and opportunities for advancement. It’s worth it for them to feel valued and motivated. This results in a happy, loyal team that wants to provide you with the best possible experience.
Experience and Reputation
Blessing Landscapes has been around since 1991. With this time, comes the kind of experience and reputation you can’t get with other companies. We won’t disappear after the job is over and we’ll be available if you have a problem down the road that needs to be addressed. Our track record speaks for itself. There’s a reason we have continuously won the Angie’s List Super Service and Best in Houzz Service Awards. We’ve earned our 5-star rating by making our customers satisfied and happy.
Using the best equipment for the job costs more. But it can also save money in the long run by helping the project go faster with fewer mechanical issues. A good contractor will invest in high quality equipment.
Finally, although we might be more expensive than others, we are also budget conscious. We’ll be able to provide you with options to deliver an amazing landscape no matter what your budget is. This can be accomplished by substituting materials, reducing quantities, or value engineering. Think you need a retaining wall? Maybe a slope with some boulders will look better and cost a fraction of a wall.
Ready to learn more?
Contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our landscape professionals. Happy landscaping!