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We had a really ugly stone retaining wall and sagging, unsafe block steps leading to our front door. We were on a tight budget, but knew the situation needed to be fixed. We had several estimates from other landscaping companies, but none of them really listened to what we really wanted - all wanted to add a "design element" that was not needed. Brian had the same vision we did - just a beautiful, sturdy wall and some solid granite steps. His price was really fair, the quality of work was awesome and completed on time, the worksite was clean and tidy when finished - you can't ask for more. I would recommend Brian and his crew in a heartbeat!
We purchased a house in the winter of 2015; after the snow melted, we discovered that we had considerable issues with the patio and retaining wall near the driveway. We contacted four firms that were recommended to us, including Brian Nowak's. Although all four were polite and had pretty portfolios, Brian was the obvious standout. He clearly was focused on quality, cost containment and successful completion in time and on budget. Although we had a few rounds of meetings with all four firms, we knew early on that Brian was our choice. We engaged Brian to remove and rebuild our patio and driveway retaining wall; the quality of his work was superb. We were so happy with Brian’s work, that we added smaller projects, as well as a very large one. All of the projects were done on time, on budget and with attention to detail/quality. The quality of the work was so obvious that when various contractors (electrical, plumbing, etc.) came to our house, they marveled at the quality of Brian’s stone work, and ALL of them, plus numerous neighbors, have asked to be introduced to Brian. I would absolutely recommend Brian over other firms.
NLCI transformed an old, worn out walkway into a beautiful, safe and inviting path to our front door! Brian paid attention to all our concerns for integrating the new walkway with companion projects and answered all our questions. The work was done on-time and within budget. It was a pleasure to work with Brian and I would gladly consider NLCI for future projects requiring great service at competitive cost for professional results!
NLCI built a new front walk for us last year. The existing asphalt walk was broken up after just a few years. Brian explained this was due to a lack of good gravel for the base. We live along the river so we have clay and other old riverbed dirt in our yard. Brian and his crew came in with their equipment and installed a beautiful walk that will last forever. We are very happy with Brian and his crew for their work.
We hired Nowak Landscaping last year after a 10 year old retaining fell down. Brian was able to determine what the problem was. I was looking to just get it repaired, but Brian suggested we build one wall instead of a two tier wall. It'll look better and it'll be stronger. I was skeptical how it would look, but Brian seemed like he knew what he was talking about. He removed the old wall and built a beautiful new wall that will be there long after I'm gone. It's level, straight and now has the missing drainage the previous wall didn't have. Also part of the old wall were steps leading to the back yard. They were shifting and dangerous. Brian said that those type of steps have a tendency to shift over time. Plus they weren't built correctly. He replaced them beautiful granite steps. They'll never shift. Brian and his crew were very professional. They showed up when they said they would. Cleaned up each day. As expected there was some damage done to the lawn because of the heavy equipment. When he finished the wall he repaired all the lawn damage. He had some loom left over so he found a few low spots in my lawn filled them in for me. I highly recommend them. They do beautiful work, and their prices were reasonable. Very reasonable based on the quality of work. It's nice to find a company that takes pride in their work. Not looking to finish quickly so he can get his money and move on to the next job.