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Large patio with outdoor kitchen and dining area, pool

Impact did a large back yard renovation and some major land irrigation changes for us in 2014. If it wasn't for the grading work that they did we would have had major basement flooding in that freak rainstorm that affected so many Burlington homeowners. The backyard transformation that was done for us was superb. We continually get complimented on the work that Gabe and his employees did. After seeing our completed job our next door neighbour used him as well. His staff were polite, professional and dedicated in ensuring that they met our expectations. Would we call on Impact to do more work? Absolutely! We are planning for his company to do some front yard work this coming year.

Garry and Martha MacDonald, Burlington, ON
This letter is long overdue but I was looking at our front entrance and thinking how much we liked it and decided to write a letter to you and your company. I am in business as well and know how much I like to receive thanks from clients!

Gabe Ortisi designed and constructed a new front entry and steps at our home in Oakville. We were extremely pleased with the design and workmanship of Gabe and his crew. They were on time and on-budget and their work ethic exceeded our expectations. I knew Gabe’s work from a site where I was Director on the Board and we were very pleased with his work at that location as well.

I would not hesitate to recommend Impact Landscape Contractors to anyone looking for landscape design and construction. Gabe also followed up on the job after it was completed to see if everything was satisfactory and touched base the following year to see if I needed any advice or to have anything checked after the winter season.

Anne and Scott Price - Oakville, ON 

Gabe and his crew are exceptional. The quality of their workmanship was better than advertised with him and his team fixing the smallest imperfections to ensure we were completely satisfied.

We chose Gabe for many reasons, but primarily because of his meticulous communication skills. In an industry where follow-up is sub-optimal, Gabe rose above the crowd from the beginning with his prompt responses to emails and communication style. His communication and level of service were mirrored on-site and in the minds of my husband and I, exceeded our expectations. He never left the site without reviewing the project status with us, always wanting to ensure we knew what was going on and that we were happy with the work to date.

His crew were so polite and hard-working and it was clear there was mutual respect between him and his team.
We have and will continue to highly recommend Gabe to anyone who asks. We will be using him again this year and next as we work toward completing our comprehensive landscaping plan.

ML Futers - Burlington, ON 

From the moment my husband and I met Gabe we knew we were in good hands. He met with us at our convenience and was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about all areas of landscape design. Gabe’s easy going and calm nature made him an absolute pleasure to work with. He was never too busy to answer our questions or return our texts. In fact, what impressed us the most was how involved Gabe was throughout the entire process. He was very “hands on” and was always at our home overseeing the work and trouble-shooting. Gabe’s attention to detail was refreshing and reassuring.

We were also very happy with Gabe’s entire crew. The four individuals that worked on our two-week project were dedicated, respectful, pleasant, skilled and very hard working. Their professionalism and level of commitment were obvious from the start. They sincerely cared about not only getting the job done right but also making sure we were happy with the progress, every step along the way.

Renovating is always a challenging and frustrating experience. I can honestly say that Gabe and his team made the final stages of our project stress-free and enjoyable. I would highly recommend Impact Landscape Contractors without reservation or hesitation.
Thanks Gabe for exceeding our expectations and for being honest, helpful and sincere!

Sandy and Dina Zuchkan - Oakville, ON 

I am happy to write this letter of recommendation for Impact Landscape Contractors. In August of 2010, Impact started a substantial amount of work for us at our current home with the creation of an incredibly stunning front yard landscape and rear landscape garden.  Impact exceeded our expectations working with a very complex site and following detail design drawings. The scope included clearing away site debris and grading of the front and rear yard spaces, the installation of retaining walls, natural stone paving for rear yard patios, natural stone walls for the front entrance, concrete sidewalks, cedar steps in the front and backyard spaces, cedar fences and arbors, and a lot of planting – perennials, shrubs, and trees. Their attention to detail in the planning, execution, and follow-up is commendable.

All this was done on time and on schedule by Gabe and his great crew who worked tirelessly in the middle of August 2010 – during one of the hottest summers.

I cannot begin to describe how thoroughly pleasing our front landscaping and backyard garden have become. All this was in large measure to the dedication of Gabe and his great crew with their extraordinary attention to quality and detail. Gabe made sure that we were absolutely satisfied before completing the work. Our neighbours were also happy with Gabe and crew and complemented us regularly on Gabe’s accommodating nature.

It will be extremely difficult to find a landscape construction company like Impact Landscape Contractors and for this reason, I personally recommend Impact Landscape Contractors Inc. to any homeowner.

Khaldoon Ahmad - Hamilton, ON

We decided to contract Impact Landscape Contractors Inc. to perform our landscaping needs at our home. From the initial contact to the start and end date, the entire process was well communicated and completed in a professional manner.

The job was completed as scheduled and we are extremely pleased with the quality of the work. Overall, great to deal with!
The Fords - Milton, ON

Gabe, we want to thank you for the wonderful job you and your team did on our stone patio and walkways. The steps were precisely cut and colour shade in the stone carefully matched. We so appreciate that everyone on the job was professional and the project was started and finished within the promised time frame.

Thank you, we are very pleased and glad we got the recommendation for your firm from our landscape architect.
B & K Brownlow - Ancaster, ON

We have worked with Impact Landscape Contractors Inc. on a number of projects and have found them to be excellent to work with.  Our clients demand the highest of quality and Impact delivers every time. Gabe is personally involved in every aspect of the project which gives us peace of mind on jobs where we are not able to be on site every day.

Impact Landscape is a hard working group of professional-minded contractors, and most refreshing is the fact that they are honest. When issues arise we are always made aware immediately and solutions are implemented as quickly as possible.  Gabe and his crew never walk away until the client is happy, and typically expectations are exceeded.

We will definitely use Impact Landscape Contractors Inc. for future work.
Mario Patitucci OALA, CSLA, Landscape Architect - adesso design inc.

I would like to thank you for your excellent work, past and present.  Thanks to your skill at redoing our front garden we no longer have a problem with leaks in our basement. The garden looks great and is easily maintained (and no longer looks overgrown). We appreciate your time and efforts at lowering the garden to expose the weeping holes in the bricks and keeping the greenery that was possible to reuse, planting new greenery and plants, removing the large boulders that were no longer required, and for the large undertaking of removing our two very large “dead” birch trees and replacing the sod in the front lawn, all to our satisfaction. You should be very proud of your work…we are!

The wood and iron gate with the stone walkway couldn’t be more to our liking. The skill that the craftsmen from Impact Landscape put into completing the arbor and gate went beyond our expectations. The gate provides us with the safety that we required for our children and yet it has a great look that enhances the entry into our backyard. Well done!

We thank you for your thought and input throughout the completion of both these major projects. What has pleased us more is that you were able to stay within your quoted budget and complete the job within the time frame that was stated.
All your work was completed above our satisfaction. Many thanks.

Please use this letter as a reference, should you choose. Also, you are more than welcome to take pictures to show future clients just a little of your capabilities and skill.
Laurie Jalonen - Oakville, ON

Had a challenging landscape project on a sloping property (front/side/backyard). We wanted superior quality, to come close to budget and needed to hit a deadline for a backyard engagement party. Gabe and his team were professional and executed a well thought plan to meet the deadline. The quality ion work is excellent and Gabe listened and found solutions to the obstacles that came up during the project. We are very happy with the results and grateful that it was within budget and deadline. 

​Darrell Kearns, Toronto, ON

Gabe and his crew are great to work with. Always professional and they keep their sites clean and organized. I have worked with Gabe on a couple of projects and would not hesitate to work with him again.

​Total Sport Solutions, Oakville, ON

Impact was recommended to us for our 3 level rear patio by the company that sells the product here in Burlington. The professional planning and meticulous execution by Gabe really impressed us. He was on site with 2 others in his team from 8 to 5 everyday for 5 weeks. Our patio was quite complex since the top level was at main floor level, with 2 different levels towards garden level. They were very careful to get everything right...tape measures and levels always in hand. I'm just glad we didn't get anyone else for the job.

The finished product turned out to be fantastic! We highly recommend Gabe and his team!

Rene Drielsma, Burlington, ON

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