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Hello. Mark did a great job on our patio a few years ago. We're in a new house now and looking to add a screen room over a small patio.

Hesha D.


ECLD listened to the ideas I had for my yards and helped me turn them into projects that met my goals for function, beauty, and privacy and they did it within the price range I wanted. The quality of the plants and materials they used was very good and nearly all thrived during the growing season. I had one tree that mysteriously browned and died, so they replaced it (no charge). Also, when they erred during the planting of some groundcover (they put it slightly in the wrong place) they fixed it the next day. They were easy to work with, professional, and are clearly very interested in working with you to get you what you want.

Susan S.

Erosion Control

This was a large erosion control and slope stabilization project. I am very happy with the resulting retaining wall, multi-level patio, safety railing and the rocks and plantings that were used to fill in the eroded area of my property. I wanted the erosion control and retaining wall. I got those and more. I have a beautiful, functional outdoor living space. The expert crew had a good eye for the aesthetic aspect of the design on top of their technical construction knowledge. They protected my existing lawn so that it survived multiple bobcat trips carrying loads of block, rock and fill. I highly recommend this company.

Gail B.


I have been a customer of East Coast Landscape for 25+ years. The company has landscaped my entire yard with great results. I would not use anyone else.

There is always an open line of communication with the owner and those who come to the work. These people show respect and are knowledgeable about what they are sent to do to my yard.

East Coast Landscape is a great company.

Grace H.

Precision Stone Work

We hired East Coast to install lighted flagstone steps and a rather long path to our house.. The job required regrading and precision stone work. They did a beautiful job, were responsive to requests for changes, and completed the work in time. I highly recommend them.

Sara G.

It Was Excellent!

It was excellent!!!!! The only thing that took the project 2 weeks longer was the DCRA inspection process which DC reaidence know is a head ache in itself. We are hiring them again to do our patio and firepit along with another time to do our walkway to the front door and porch. Excellent company service and employees. Worth every penny knowing they did a solid job that will not ever fail when completed.

Description of work:

We had our driveway redone with permeable pavers and the garage refloored with non permeable pavers along with 2 new walls built bordering the driveway with stone.

  • Overall A
  • Category: Excavating, Fencing, Masonry, Stone & Gravel, Landscaping - Hardscaping & Pavers, Patios
  • Services Performed: Yes
  • Cost: $60000
  • Work Completed Date: 11/07/2017
  • Hire Again: Yes

M. Padilla

The Customer Service Is A+

The design and installation was top quality. The customer service is A+. Mark frequently engaged with us to assure our full satisfaction: he was thorough and answered all our questions. Very responsive. Well done! Beautiful job.

Description of work:
Landscape and hardscape design and installation in our backyard.

Douglas and Janet

East Coast Is The Best!!

We just want to thank you for your wonderful response to our question about the sick/dying plant. Mark left me a phone message yesterday and the plant has been replaced and looks great. Please let Mark know how much we appreciate the terrific service. East Coast is the best!!

Jane and Lee

Very Pleased With East Coast

We could not be more pleased with every aspect of the project. There are not many Mark Simpson's out there! His breadth of knowledge, genuine interest and responsiveness made the project a pleasure. We kept changing our mind about the project. Mark would come to the house and have a new plan drawn up within a few days. Unlike some owners, during and after the project Mark stayed in close contact. The gentlemen who completed the project were also very knowledgeable, very competent and worked incredibly hard. They even suggested a slight change in the design of the wall which turned out to be a great idea. Overall, we are very pleased with East Coast Landscaping. We plan to continue working with Mark for additional post-project landscaping.

Description of work:

We have a significantly sloped, large backyard that has suffered constant erosion over the past 30 years. East Coast constructed an 8 foot high wall, then back filled, and then sodded what is now a wonderful back yard.


Absolutely Thrilled!

I received Mark's voicemail yesterday and wanted to get back to you to say that we are absolutely THRILLED with the work that was done on our patio. It is such a huge improvement and allows us to really enjoy our backyard now. And I can't even say enough about the professionalism of the crew. We will definitely call you again when we are ready to upgrade our front walkway.

Thank you very much.


You Guys Were Great!

Just a quick shout out to you and especially, Roberto, for taking on this project and getting it done, and done well. Here's to the 10 ( or 5) percent that can actually do what they say! I know Roberto and the guys are out there humping once more through this heat - god bless 'em.

You guys were great.

Cheers, best of luck with all your projects!

Impressed With The Artistry!

I like many others often complain that no one takes pride in their work product anymore. That is why I was so incredibly impressed with Roberto , who regraded and redid our backyard patio to improve water drainage.

Roberto is a perfectionist who obviously takes great pride in his work. In fact, our patio now looks better than when it was first installed. We were so impressed with his artistry. He is a master in his profession.

--Bethesda Resident

Hardscape & Landscape Plan

Mark developed a hardscape and landscape plan for us and was very responsive to our ideas and suggestions. His estimate was competitive with or lower than others we received, and once we were ready to begin work, he was able to schedule us within two weeks. His team was prompt, professional, courteous, and worked hard, long hours. They finished extensive hardscaping, including a retaining wall, in a matter of days, and always left the worksite tidy. Neighbors constantly mentioned how impressed they were. Pavers, bed building, and tree planting came next and was similarly done in an efficient and professional way. They provided same-day responses to any concerns we raised. Can't recommend this team highly enough!

--Anne J.

Incredibly Hardworking, and Also Prompt, Professional, and Courteous

We've had a lot of work done at our house, and Mark and his team have been by far the most impressive. Mark worked with us to develop landscaping and hardscaping plans, and waited patiently while we decided what to do. Once we committed, he was able to schedule us within two weeks, even during the busy season. His hardscaping team was incredibly hardworking, and also prompt, professional, and courteous. They finished what could have been a multi-week job in a matter of days. The landscaping team was also great. Mark responded to our questions and concerns same-day. We've been so pleased with the final results and get compliments from our neighbors daily!

--Tony R.

Would Definitely Hire Again

Managed to stay on time and on budget all while we lasted through the wettest spring and summer on record. Mark runs a tight ship and his crew is clean, courteous, and professional. Would definitely hire again.

--West Friendship, MD

Expertise Was Superlative

We contacted East Coast Landscaping after other contractors did a poor job with a retaining wall. They came in, gave a quotation, and came up with a good design, worked with available materials and budget. Their pricing was competitive, but their expertise was superlative. I would highly recommend for hardscaping projects.

Description of work:

Hardscaping, retaining wall, patio, drainage

  • Overall: A
  • Price: A
  • Quality: A
  • Responsiveness: A
  • Punctuality: A
  • Professionalism: A
    • Category: Drain Pipe Installation - Exterior, Landscaping - Hardscaping & Pavers
    • Services Performed: Yes
    • Cost: $10000
    • Work Completed Date: 09/09/2018
    • Hire Again: Yes

--Bethesda, MD

Would Definitely Use Again

Very professional job. Highly experienced hardscaping professionals -- succeeded where other contractors had failed. East Coast Landscape completed the design and job promptly, and professionally. I would definitely use again.

--West Friendship, MD

Front Yard Is Transformed Into A Beautiful Space

The main reason for me to choose East Coast Landscape Design among all other companies I interviewed is their ability to understand my vision for a front yard makeover and to provide good suggestions for my design concerns. They beautifully executed the planned design with skillful workers who finished the job timely and professionally. Thanks for their craftsmanship and professionalism, my front yard is transformed into a beautiful space.

Description of work:

Pavers for front yard, walkway, stoop

  • Overall: A
  • Price: A
  • Quality: A
  • Responsiveness: A
  • Punctuality: A
  • Professionalism: A
    • Category: Landscaping - Hardscaping & Pavers
    • Services Performed: Yes
    • Cost: $25000
    • Work Completed Date: 08/27/2018
    • Hire Again: Yes

--Silver Spring, MD

Impressed With The Quality, Punctuality, and Professionalism

So far, we are very happy with the work that Roberto's crew did on our patio/retaining wall. Blades of fresh grass are now poking up through the straw. The soil at the base of the wall if still very soft, but I expect it will settle. I am hopeful that from now on the maintenance and management of the patio will be much easier, and cleaner.

I was quite impressed with the quality, punctuality, and professionalism of your crew, and I'm so far quite pleased with the result.

-- Bethesda Maryland

Very Hard Working, and Professional

Mark came out as scheduled we talked over several options. A couple of days later I had a est. and start dates. The crew showed on time and completed the job on time. Mark is great he really knows his business. The crew was very hard working, and professional. At the end of each day they cleaned up the site. East Coast Landscape Design has a great team. Try them.

Description of work:

additional hardscape to correct potential ongoing water problem

  • Overall: A
  • Price: B
  • Quality: A
  • Responsiveness: A
  • Punctuality: A
  • Professionalism: A
    • Category: Landscaping, Landscaping - Hardscaping & Pavers
    • Services Performed: Yes
    • Cost: $8000
    • Work Completed Date: 08/28/2018
    • Hire Again: Yes

-- Laurel MD

Highly Reccommended

They designed and built a beautiful paver front walk for us including removing old concrete sidewalk and covering existing stoop with pavers. I highly recommend them!

-- Maryland

What A Great Patio!

I'm so pleased with our new patio! Especially after yesterdays mud and no standing water! Your crew was polite, interested, friendly, and worked in a timely manner. They did such a great job cleaning up afterwards...with new grass seed and straw where the materials and equipment damaged the soggy HOA lawn. I heard nothing but praise for the job they did, and I am more than happy to refer folks to you in the future as they walk by and exclaim, "What a great patio!"

-- Maryland

I highly recommend them!

Arrived on time worked long and hard and finished ahead of anticipated time. I highly recommend them!

Description of work:

They designed and built a beautiful paver front walk for us including removing old concrete sidewalk and covering existing stoop with pavers. I highly recommend them!

Overall: A

Price: A

Quality: A

Responsiveness: A

Punctuality: A

Professionalism: A

Category: Landscaping, Landscaping - Hardscaping & Pavers

Services Performed: Yes

Cost: $10,000

Work Completed Date: 09/14/2018

Hire Again: Yes

-- Damascus Maryland

Time Crunch

I was on a time crunch and they were able to squeeze me in. The crew of 3 men showed up promptly, and was able to complete excavate the 4 old buried drain pipes and reinstall new pipes quickly. They also solved a small grading issue on the side of my house for me. All dirt was replaced, and the disturbed areas were seeded and look great now. Finished in about 7 hours from start to finish.

Description of work: New in ground drain pipes from downspouts and minke grading on the side of the house.

Overall: A

Price: B

Quality: A

Responsiveness: A

Punctuality: A

Professionalism: A

Category: Landscaping, Drain Pipe Installation - Exterior

Services Performed: Yes

Cost: $3,000

Work Completed Date: 10/8/2018

Hire Again: Yes

-- Laurel Maryland

Professional and Prompt

Mark and his team were professional and prompt (when the rain let up!) in providing a high quality project. They listened to my ideas, incorporated their expertise into my plans, and developed a great plan. They prepped the site, did the work, cleaned up, and even re-seeded the HOA property where their equipment dug in the soft, wet ground. I love my patio: it slopes the water away from my foundation, keeps the mud from the erosion between townhomes from washing down onto my area, and looks amazing. I've gotten many compliments already, and trust me, it's going to increase the property value when it comes time to sell.

Description of work: Outdoor hardscaping - patio and retaining wall

Overall: A

Price: A

Quality: A

Responsiveness: A

Punctuality: A

Professionalism: A

Category: Landscaping, Landscaping - Hardscaping & Pavers, Patios

Services Performed: Yes

Cost: $12,000

Work Completed Date: 09/28/2018

Hire Again: Yes

-- Columbia Maryland

Very Helpful

Mark was very helpful in determining how to meet my expectations for the project. All of my expectations were met. Every member of the installation crew was very polite and hard working. We enjoyed watching them work.

-- Maryland


Roberto and his crew are amazing! Fantastic craftsmanship and really nice guys. Masonry work and water management are excellent.

-- Maryland

Exceeded My Expectations

I would like to recognize Mark Simpson and the workers who worked very hard. I'm very pleased with the work done. I really like my patio. They installed the steps and put in a landscape area for my flowers along with one for a garden and a retaining wall. The company exceeded my expectations by giving me great suggestions regarding my retaining wall and dealing with drainage issues on my patio.

-- Maryland

It Is Perfect

The foreman on the job was good and creative. He came back when I had some issues with the storm water. The drainage pipe was washing away soil. He had to put additional drainage pipe in to fix it. It is perfect now. There was a delay in getting started because of the permit from the county but it didn't impact the project overall. The design is beautiful. The water control feature is nice and they built a terrace area. The drainage is working great because we have had some heavy storms lately.

-- Maryland

Excellent Job!

Roberto did an excellent job. We had an extension put on our existing patio they did a couple years ago and it looks like the same patio, it's just bigger now.

-- Maryland

Entire Crew Was Great

The entire crew was great. They were very diligent and worked long hours to make sure things were done on time. I was satisfied with the scheduling. They got done quickly. they worked 12-13 hour days. They were extremely polite.

-- Maryland

Always Communicated

I would like to recognize the workers. Mark was amazing. He is the owner of the company. He always communicated with us. If I needed to talk to him in person or talk to him about changing some things, he was either available or would call back within a few hours. They were able to follow the guidelines of the DC permits. The DC permits are really difficult. They were able to follow those with ease. Mark and his team were amazing. I think they exceeded with their time management and ability to communicate with each other. The quality of work they brought was above and beyond. They acted as though they were taking care of their own home, which was nice.

-- Maryland

Fantastic To Work With

Mark and team were fantastic to work with. From the the very first meeting, to project complete every step of the way the project moved forward without incident. My neighbors have been lining up for a tour of the yard. :) I would highly recommend East Coast Landscape Design you will not be disappointed!

-- Maryland

Amazing Work!

Felix and his crew should be recognized for their amazing work. We have used the company for 15 years and they do a good job listening and paying attention to the work. They have done mulching in beds and different plants for me. They follow up well.

-- Maryland

Hard Working, Friendly, Skilled, Professional, & Very Responsive

I would like to recognize Felix for his exceptional service. He was outstanding! He was hard working, friendly, skilled, professional, and very responsive. The backyard project is fantastic! It definitely exceeded our expectations.

-- Maryland

Professional, Personable & A Pleasure

Everyone from supervisor to crew members was professional, personable and a pleasure to have on property.

-- Maryland

Faster Than I Anticipated

Not only was the job site clean when they left, the grass that they planted over the excavated area is growing better than anywhere else in the yard. Mark went out of his way to make sure they could accommodate my tight schedule. The work crew of 3 men completed a sizable project faster than I anticipated it would take.

-- Maryland

They Do Great Work

I would recommend East Coast Landscape Design to a friend because they do great work. They showed up on time and were very professional. East Coast Landscape Design has a great crew. I'd like to recognize Mark the Owner, and the crew leader for their exceptional service. They were outstanding.

-- Maryland

Did An Excellent Job

East Coast Landscape Design did an excellent job on both projects. The person who picked our plants did an excellent job. The plants picked had an exceptional quality. Mark Simpson met and exceeded our expectations. The placement of the landscaping that we agreed upon was better than we had hoped for. The job was done exceptionally well.

-- Maryland

Very Helpful

They are very helpful in suggesting things. The way they did the job is very pretty. The steps on the side are nice. I am very pleased and have no complaints. They even called me back after the project to check on things. They are very comprehensive with the job. They covered the transplanted plants and watched out for them until replanting. The foreman was respectful. The workers were all professional with their job. I really like what East Coast Landscaping did and will hire them next year for my front porch. I like all the products that they use. My patio looks like stonework now. We looked at the catalog. They are not expensive and I am pleased with it. I would like to recognize Mark Simpson for being so helpful.

-- Maryland

Exceeded My Expectations

I feel they exceeded my expectations by handling my concerns in a timely manner.

-- Maryland

Work Is Beautiful

Roberto and his masonry team were amazing! His work is beautiful and we enjoy the end result every day! We needed some water remediation work- we are SOO happy with the work done, especially after a terribly wet year. We've stayed dry and the system is doing its job so we are thrilled.

-- Maryland

Beautiful Yard

After many many years of using ECLD I never consider any other company. They have pleased me so much that I would never want to take a chance on having less of a beautiful yard.

-- Maryland

Waterfall Is Amazing

The waterfall is amazing. This was very well done! Very happy with this outcome. Overall we are very pleased with the project. East Coast charges a high price, but they do deliver. We plan to work with them in the future.

-- Maryland

Exceptional Service

I would like to recognize the owner, Mark Simpson for his exceptional service. East Coast Landscape Design met and exceeded my expectations in all areas where we used them to include design and implementing of the design for the landscaping and the stone terrace work.

-- Maryland

Exceeded My Expections

East Coast Landscape Design met and exceeded my expectations with the whole process. From the estimate to the scheduling, to finishing and to the quality of work!

-- Maryland

Care After The Project

The care after the project in making sure that the property was repaired because of rain and the mud exceeded my expectations. They did a good job of reseeding where their equipment had been on my property and the adjacent HOA property that they used to access my property.

-- Maryland

Exceptional Service

I would like to recognize Mark Simpson for his exceptional service. Mark Simpson communicated efficiently and was knowledgeable. He had suggestions on how to complete the project in the most cost effective way. East Coast Landscape Design were very professional and reasonable in cost. They responded to and completed the work to my satisfaction. The promptness and the amount of time it took to complete the task exceeded my expectations.

-- Maryland

They Get An 'A'

The crew were excellent. I will definitely recommend them to anyone. They work on schedule. They were right on target. They finished on time, and that's where it stays. I really liked that. They did paving. They paved my new driveway. They get an A.

-- Maryland

Always Good

The quality of the work is always great. I've been using them for a long time. They did a hardscaping/landscaping project for me several years ago, and now they maintain it on an annual basis. It's always good. I get a lot of compliments about the work. I have a lot of people, even delivery people-everybody loves the work they did. It's really beautiful. I highly recommend them. I'd give them an A for sure.

-- Maryland

Responded To Concerns Very Quickly

I think they were timely. If I had any concerns, they responded to them very quickly, which I liked. They gave me a lot of follow-up and care. They also have a quarterly newsletter they give out to their past clients, and they update you on what you should be doing this year-what to plant and things like that. They did some hardscapes too. They built a small retaining wall and extended a concrete sidewalk. I'd give East Coast Landscape Design an A.

-- Maryland

The End Result Was Great!

The end result was great! It looks fantastic. Well over a hundred plants were planted, and all are doing very well except for three. Also, when we hired Mark's company we wanted to have a retaining wall put in for our parking pad. Mark's company actually suggested another option which we went with, which saved us money and functions more practically than our original plan.

We didn't specifically tell Mark what to plant, and what he picked out is stuff that we wouldn’t have thought to use, but we really like how it turned out.

-- Mike L. - Maryland

My Backyard Looks So Nice

Roberto and Pallo were excellent. They are the reason my backyard looks so nice.

The overall quality is outstanding. I wish they were more communicative in the process or what is being done each day. As some steps were taken which we did not approve the changes/choices beforehand...but we did end up loving them later on.

-- Alex B. Maryland

Save Yourself Some Searching & Go With East Coast

Mark and his crew resolved a water flow problem years in making. The design & implication was what resolved the issue, e.g. installing a swale, a retaining wall, sidewalk & regrading the land. Heavy rain run offs are now a thing of the past. Thanks again; save yourself some searching and go with East Coast.

-- Dennis G. - Maryland

Professional, Communicates Well & Tries To Quickly Resolve Any Ongoing Issues

Vicki Metzer is great. Although it may take her a day or two to get back to me, she is professional, communicates well and tries to quickly resolve any ongoing issues during the construction process.

-- C.J. - Maryland

Look To East Coast Landscape Design First

A few of my neighbors have asked about who did my project. I’ve happily referred them to East Coast Landscape Design.

I was very pleased with the work crew’s organization and efficiency. These guys are experienced at their jobs.

I was amazed that my project was completed less than 24 hours after it started, given all the demolition and construction work involved. The speed and quality of the work did not just exceed my expectations but amazed me. I’ve never seen such volume of work completed in so short a timeframe.

I perhaps could have gotten the project done a bit cheaper, but not with the same quality. You get what you pay for!

Vicki Metzger, the project lead, and the crew leader Roberto made practical recommendations for my project and were excellent to work with. I liked the entire team and hope to have them again should I have any future landscaping related projects.

I will look to East Coast Landscape Design first for any future landscaping project that I may consider.

-- Joe G. - Maryland

Look To East Coast Landscape Design First

Mark is a visionary. I've worked with him on several projects and am continually amazed by his ability to address my needs and produce a beautiful end result.

-- Christine C. - Maryland

Excellent Job In A Short Time

They did an excellent job in a short time and reasonable price. I would like to recognize the boss, Mike Simpson and the job foreman for their excellent work.

-- George G. - Maryland

5 Stars

Mark and his crew were very good at their jobs. 5 stars.

-- Maureen P. - Maryland

Pavers Look Great

I would like to recognize Jose for the excellent work he did. The pavers look great and the yard cleanup was excellent.

-- Fred G. - Maryland

Love Working With This Company

I love working with this company. They are timely, understand our needs, and provide a fair price.

-- Heath & Karen M. - Maryland

Did The Installation Very Efficiently

ECL did all the design work for our landscaping project and presented several options from which we could choose. They also did the installation very efficiently and within the timeframe promised.

The project cost a lot of money; neither excessive nor a bargain, in my opinion.

The amount of work done during installation was impressive given the elapsed time: about 3 days.

-- Steven W. & Elisabeth M. - Maryland

Excellent Customer Service

I would like to recognize Vicki for her excellent customer service and worked with us to make the project its best. They met my expectations overall in taking up basketball court and turning it into a garden.

-- Elizabeth M. - Maryland

Everything Looked Very Professional

Everything looked very professional when the job finished. The yard looks so much better than it did before.

-- Laura & Joe A. - Maryland

Top Notch Service

Mark Simpson and his crew provided me top notch service and did a terrific job.

The amount of work done during installation was impressive given the elapsed time: about 3 days.

-- Dominic S. - Maryland

I Love It

They did significant landscaping for me and I Love it.

-- Rick H. - Maryland

Landscape Looks Amazing

Mark was very knowledgeable, professional, and organized. All of my landscape looks amazing.

-- Laura M. - Maryland

Exceeded Our Expectations

I think they all did a good job. They met all of the expectations. The crew exceeded our expectations on the wall. The wall that they built was beautiful. They did fall short of my expectations a little in getting the work scheduled and the communication, but they got it all figured out in the end.

-- Davis & Cheri M. - Maryland

Exceptional Service

I would like to recognize the lead designer on his exceptional service. East Coast Landscape Design has far exceeded my expectations! They gave a great follow up and were very attentive. Plus they worked with us directly. I had some plants that died, but East Coast Landscape Design came and replaced them no charge.

-- Karen E. - Maryland

Did A Great Job

Their good and expensive, but a good option. I thought they did a great job on the patio and the outdoor lighting.

-- Tony Z. - Maryland

Very Exceptional & Very Professional

All of them, everyone I come in contact with - very exceptional and very professional (Mark and crew - they all listened to me and were willing to work with me and my specifications). I can't think of any areas of improvement, everything was done to my expectations. I'm very satisfied with how my front walkway turned out.

-- Frank F. - Maryland

Excellent Customer Service

I would like to recognize the owner Mark Simpson for his excellent customer service and worked with us to make our yard beautiful.

-- Janie M. - Maryland

Met My Expectations

All workers should be recognized. I had two guys come out. The owner, Mark should be recognized as well. All areas met my expectations. They did what they needed to do.

-- Jojo M. - Maryland

Very Timely & Worked Quickly

Mark and the whole crew worked very well. They all deserve to be recognized. They were all very timely and worked quickly on the job.

-- Sue H. - Maryland

Amazed At How Fast They Got The Job Done

East Coast Landscaping helped me solve a problem with drainage and runoff in my yard. I was amazed at how fast they got the job done and left the area reserved and covered with straw. The area is no longer a problem zone and the grass is healthier there than anywhere else. I have already recommended them to several friends and family members.

Mark helped fit me into a tight schedule with my time sensitive drainage project. I was impressed all around with the level of service and professionalism.

I plan to call East Coast Landscaping again in the future when we begin looking at redesigning our back yard.

-- Brighid M. - Maryland

Best & Most Economical Way Of Achieving The Results

I greatly appreciate the expertise that ECL offers in the preliminary stages. I never feel that they are simply trying to get me to spend more money. I feel like they are truly suggesting the best and most economical way of achieving the results I am looking for.

-- Renee S. - Maryland

Work Was Excellent

The quality of the work was excellent. Communications could be smoother throughout the process.

-- Tanya S. - Maryland

Superb Landscape Work

Would refer the company for anyone who would like superb landscape work.

-- Phil M. - Maryland

Very Professional, Organized, and Knowledgeable

The consultant was very professional, organized, and knowledgeable.

-- Sandy S. - Maryland

Managed To Salvage My Yard After Major Flooding

Mark is a true pro. He managed to salvage my yard after major flooding that eroded away my yard.

-- Nick K. - Maryland

Very Professional Proposal & Had The Best Prices

They prepared a very professional proposal and had the best prices of the landscapers we consulted. Had some issues with communication during the installation process.

-- Douglas & Sarah M. - Maryland

Happy To Recommend East Coast

The water management system works well (I believe as we have not had the hard soaking rains this year as we did last year). I am happy to recommend East Coast and would like a follow-up in the spring to see how the plants did over the winter.

-- Debbie S. - Maryland

All Look Excellent

The hardscaping (two paver patios, steps and two retaining walls), cedar fencing and outdoor lighting all look excellent. The retaining walls, in particular, were assembled precisely to my specifications.

-- Kelda B. - Maryland

Landscape Looks Really Good

The landscape looks really good. Everyone was so helpful and picked plants that worked in the shade/sun.

-- Karen & Richard H. - Maryland

Everything Looks Beautiful

Everything looks beautiful but I was worried about the crew's health and wellbeing. I didn't see the guys wearing proper respiratory equipment while doing tasks that involved respirable dust (silica).

-- Randy W. & Glinda C. - Maryland

Would Recommend To Others

Is satisfied with the work completed and would recommend to others for retaining wall work.

-- Mary & Gary E. - Maryland

Pleasure Working With Them

East Coast Landscape Design was professional, on time, and it was a pleasure working with them. I would like to recognize Vicki, the surveyor for her exceptional service. She was knowledgeable of the area, and it was really easy to work with her. They met my expectations. It was what I was expecting, and they delivered what I was expecting.

-- Kevin A. - Maryland

Would Recommend To Others

Is satisfied with the work completed and would recommend to others for patio work.

-- Michael C. - Maryland

Would Recommend To Others

Is satisfied with the work completed and would recommend to others for retaining wall, patio, and landscape work.

-- Dechanta W. - Maryland

Very Satisfied

We were very satisfied with the work the guys did for us.

-- Joann M. - Maryland

We Are Happy

We are happy with our paver patio. Jobsite was clean at the end of the day and the end result was a beautiful patio.

-- Lois L. - Maryland

Unfailingly Professional In All Ways

I had East Coast Landscape come in to fix a hardscaping problem that a less-qualified contractor had completely bungled. They were unfailingly professional in all ways, and we are very pleased with the results.

-- Tom M. - Maryland

Professional and Organized

East Coast remained professional and organized throughout my project. Mark was knowledgeable and helpful in assessing the issue and suggesting solutions.

-- Cathy B. - Maryland

Looks Great!

The patio itself looks great! The only area for improvement I can think of is that the crew could have done a bit better avoiding my neighbor's front yard when entering & exiting the work site.

-- Justin C. - Maryland

Great Company That Does Great Work

The job foremen who built the retaining wall and did the planting of trees were very impressive. East Coast Landscape Design missed my expectations in time and in communications but met or exceeded in every other area.

It's a great company that does great work. I guess maybe it was the time of year we had the work done that made for a little more trouble in successful communications and timing as far as how long it took to do the job. I would recommend them to anyone!

-- Casey C. - Maryland

I'm Satisfied

Had difficulty at times with scheduling next phase of project and some miscommunication in scope of project but overall I'm satisfied with the work done.

-- Harrison G. - Maryland

Knowledgeable & Helpful

Salesperson was knowledgeable and helpful regarding my project.

-- Brad H. - Maryland

Excellent Service

I would like to recognize Mark Simpson for his excellent service and knowledge about what plants to place in my yard.

-- Bill S. - Maryland

I'm Very Happy

I would like to recognize Felix and team for their excellent service. I'm very happy with the looks of the end result. Communication with the team that did the hardscape could have been a little bit better.

-- Grace H. - Maryland

We’re Very Pleased

We want to thank Mark Simpson/East Coast Landscape Design for superior work done on our property. You did all that you said you would - and so quickly. All the planting material and surrounding areas look great. Cleanup was very thorough. The crew was helpful, courteous and hard working. We’re very pleased with the results.

-- Wesley & Bernice J. - Maryland

Exceptional Service!

Exceptional Service! The crew is professional, knowledgeable and extremely caring when it comes to taking care of my landscaping requirements.

-- Aubrey D. & Clark R. - Maryland

So Easy Working With You All

Thank you, Jose and East Coast crew for the great job you did for us today!

The parking area, trees and garden beds look 1,000% better, and it was just so easy working with you all.

We really appreciate it.

-- Greg V. - Maryland

Thanks For Everything!

Vicki made sure everything went smoothly from planning through project completion, and crew leader Jose did a great all-around job with the tree trimming and removal.

Thanks for everything!

-- Greg V. - Maryland

Above & Beyond Our Expectations

They were highly professional, worked well with us, were outstanding and precise in all that they did. It was a pleasure to work with them and we have recommended them several times already.

The lady who helped in the office (office manager) was great. All the employees were wonderful, helpful, courteous and did a fantastic job.

They went above and beyond our expectations.

-- Chris & Christine P. - Maryland

Above & Beyond Our Expectations

Mark is extremely nice. I was most satisfied with the installation of the slate stones. Some of my plants died, even after extensive watering and was not covered by the plant warranty.

-- Steve N. & Allison L. - Maryland

Received Multiple Compliments

Thank you for the lovely landscaping project you did for us. We are very pleased and have received multiple compliments!

-- Katie S. - Maryland

Professional and Organized

Buried drain line from sump pump to discharge near county storm sewer, in rear of property. Work was done by hand, very quickly.

The crew kept my yard clean and were professional and organized throughout the project.

-- Bob G. - Maryland

Professional and Organized

Vicki Metzger is extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with.

I was very satisfied with the improvements made to channel storm water away from my house. We had a little difficulty getting follow up on open items (e.g., one shrub that was overlooked for pruning and minor flagstone replacement) but that was taken care of after a few days.

-- Melanie D. - Maryland

Neighbors Love It!

Thank you for the beautiful job. The wall looks fabulous. Neighbors love it!

-- Allison B. - Maryland


Vicky Metzger was excellent - starting from taking the time to meet several times during the proposal phase until the end of the project.

The crew were outstanding. They took the time to be very detailed in their work. They had a great attitude everyday and made sure the job was completed to my complete satisfaction.

-- Santosh C. - Maryland

Very Satisfied

Mark was very knowledgeable and helpful. I am very satisfied with the landscape work done and how it turned out.

-- Katie S. - Maryland

Excellent Work

I would absolutely recommend this company to a friend or anyone who needs patio work! I have been a customer for 20+ years and have always been happy with their professionalism, attention to detail and an excellent finished result. Also, I would like to recognize Felix for the excellent work he does every time he comes out.

-- Susan S. - Maryland

We Are Very Satisfied

We are very satisfied with the work completed so far and have plans for East Coast to do other projects for us in the future.

-- Randy W. & Glinda C. - Maryland

We Are Happy

We are happy with our new wall and walkway. The only complaint that we have is that the company isn’t always the fastest with communication, but are they are steady and consistent.

-- Vinnie & Christina L. - Maryland

Thorough, Professional, Understanding, and His Designs Are Really Perfect

Mark and his vision are very clear. The execution of his team is great. If there are any issues they prompt to resolve it. We have been using East Coast Landscape Design for many years and have seen they do not compromise for quality. I would like to recognize Mark highly. He is thorough, professional, understanding, and his designs are really perfect.

Over the years their work is exceptional and they don't compromise on the quality. They will immediately come to rectify any issue. Over the years on all our projects, they continue to do really professional work and are respectful. I am very happy.

-- Sushma N. - Maryland

Exceptional Service!

I would like to recognize Jose and Mark for exceptional service! The entire job was fine and met my expectations.

-- Mark G. - Maryland

Communication Was Very Professional

Communication was very professional, informative, and open; it would be even better if the schedule for the job was more decisive and discussed. We were not aware of the exact day the job was to start until the portapotty appeared on our driveway one morning. The job started the next morning. The foreman, his crew, as well as the landscaping crew were awesome! The price was about 20% more than others but it's hard to compare how the others' work would look like. We chose this company based on the 10 year warranty. I love the quality of work done and hope that the value for my money would be great over time. Both hardscape and landscape teams were great.

-- Beata K. - Maryland

Very Professional and Organized

I am very satisfied with the work the crew did. Vicki was very professional and organized and adhered to the agreed upon schedule.

-- Marc S. - Maryland

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Angies List Super Service Awared 2013

They did a retaining wall. It's perfect. They showed up when they said they were going to and finished the job up nicely. I hadn't worked with them before...I have some jobs in the works, and I plan on reusing them...I would call on them again...

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