We wanted an outdoor kitchen/BBQ island. So like many people, we visited a couple of home improvement shows and decided on a style and shape we thought would fit best in our backyard. The only problem was that we did not have an existing patio to put it on. So again, like many people, we searched for a landscaping contractor to build a patio deck with water, gas, electric hook-ups, and space for a large teak table. We were unable to get any solid recommendations from friends so we turned to the internet and came across Sierra Madre Landscape. That’s where business and friendship came together through Wesley Stanton. Wesley not only suggested wonderful brick and rock accents to our patio idea, but he amazed us with his ambition to build the BBQ island rather than us buying the pre-fabricated metal framed box that would just sit on the new patio floor. In the few days it took to build our new patio, Wesley further impressed us with his desire to keep us constantly informed of his progress and any unforeseen problems. He was also insistent on keeping the work area safe for our children, and left it neat and organized when he was not around. A couple of weeks later, we had a beautiful patio and river rock outdoor kitchen that exceeded all of our expectations. The BBQ Island is not only cleverly designed, but so sturdy that our entire family can stand on it!” So when you find someone as honest, reliable and friendly as Wesley you try to keep him around. That’s why we now have a new front walk-way with Mission style lamp columns, a new backyard drive way, a new lawn, new sprinklers, a pool walk-way, and an amazing grapevine pergola on a sandstone deck. We could not give a greater recommendation for Wesley and Sierra Madre Landscape – well, actually we could, but we need them for more projects we have in mind.
Wesley did an excellent job in replacing two fences and a gate in our front yard. He installed a sturdy, double-sided fence along the boundary with our neighbor which gave both of us an attractive, smooth surface to look at. The white picket fence along the top of our front hillside has a scalloped profile which adds a nice finish to our yard. Finally, Wesley built a new gate at the side of our garage that completes a nice, clean look to the front of the house. We were very pleased with the quality of the work, and the fences and gate look great!
I am so glad that I came across the Sierra Madre Landscape website. I had determined that I wanted to remove our front lawn for water conservation reasons. Through a short class on landscaping with California natives I had identified closely what I wanted to do – it involved a paved area and a DG pathway, but I wanted to select the plant material and I already had some decent existing plant material. So, I was looking for someone to help with a partial landscape. After sending an email through his SML website, Wesley contacted me right away and met with me first thing the next Saturday. From the beginning, he was so easy to communicate with, focusing in on what I wanted and adding suggestions where I needed them. His enthusiasm for what he does was clear but also his accountability to his scheduled work. Even as it came close to our scheduled date for work, he worked with me on my requests for modifications to the plan and the results are so much better than I had hoped – beautiful permeable pavers, lighting, a gorgeous tree and additions to an existing watering system . I look out morning or night and feel pleased with the outcome. As other reviewers have stated, Wesley and his crew get in, get the work done and clean up afterwards. I will recommend him any chance I get and hope to have another project in the future for him.
If you want reliable, fair-priced, quality landscaping done in an efficient manner, contact the Sierra Madre Landscape Company. The owner, Wesley Stanton, will come to your location, listen to what you want done and give you his opinion of what your options are, what is feasible and what may work better. We hired Wesley to concrete our driveway, add support to our back fence with a concrete base, re-grade portions of our back yard, where we had a substantial drainage problem, add a rock/pebble fill and put it an excellent sprinkler system, front and back. We are very satisfied with the results.
The job performed by Wesley and his team was extremely incredible. The transformation of my backyard and my sidewalk was done so well that I believe my house could win HGTV’s landscape make-over competitions! It is that GREAT! For me it was money WELL SPENT – PERIOD! For the type of quality work I have received – they are NOT expensive at all. I firmly believe my property value has gone up more than my cost for the projects. If you are thinking to take on your landscape work yourself or to ask your gardener to do this for you for cheap just to save money, please think twice – because it will NOT be worth it after all! Think of the medical bills and countless of wasted hours or days in frustration you can avoid by simply engage Wesley and his team to do it professionally and to do it right the first time. Now I can sit back and relax in my backyard and really enjoy my house. I highly highly recommend Sierra Madre Landscape Company. Their work at my house is way beyond my expectation and now I am very happy to go home and enjoy it EVERYDAY!!! Jobs Performed: Wesley and his team from Sierra Madre Landscape Company has done everything from excavation of my hilly backyard to making retaining walls, installing hardscape patios, seating walls, and landscape lighting. Wesley’s team also paved my sidewalk. Thank you very much Wesley!!!
I was looking for someone to replace an existing concrete sidewalk with paving stones, and found Wesley and Sierra Madre Landscape on his internet site. I requested a quote and he was here the next day, gave me a price and referred me to another job that I could check out at the Sierra Madre Library. It was all good, so we contracted my new walkway that week. He was very prompt with every aspect of the job, actually starting it a few days ahead of schedule. He and his workers were here on time everyday, put in a full day and got the job finished in just a few days. It went much more quickly than I had anticipated and I was very pleased with the result. I would recommend Wesley to anyone who is looking for an honest and knowledgeable landscape contractor. It was a pleasure to work with him from start to finish.
Dear Wesley, Again, we thank you for the wonderful landscaping job you did on our most challenging yard. Now that the plants are in, we are looking forward to a summer of enjoying the garden and entertaining in such a beautiful space. We both enjoyed working with you; your perseverance and willingness to address our concerns was appreciated. In addition, we especially admired your creativity and problem-solving abilities while the work was going on. Thanks again for all you did to help us attain the lovely patio, steps, irrigation system, and low-maintenance plants we are going to enjoy for years.
If you are looking for a reliable, honest, professional, detail-oriented contractor- look no more! Wes shows up on time, completes the project with perfection and follows-up to make certain that you are happy with the work. He picks up the phone and returns calls. It is not the contractor you hire once, but the one you call time and again as proof of professionalism and quality. I have hired Wes and his team for a number of large projects here, from sprinklers and lawns to a lengthy driveway- and I would hire him again. Have no hesitation in calling Wes. You will be happy you did!
Dear Mr. Stanton, We wanted you to know how much we appreciate the work you did on the Library Garden. Please feel free to use my comments in any of your promotional material. Our lovely new patio and garden area was dedicated on the evening of Thursday, Oct. 2. The landscaping beautifully increased the useful square footage the library can offer to our residents of all ages and enables the library to make the most of its offerings to the public. This lovely and useful new space combined perfectly with our existing Memorial Garden on the west side of the library. We’ve received many compliments on the landscaping in the Friends Library Garden . Sierra Madre Landscape Company has transformed our entryway into a peaceful retreat perfect for reading, studying, and relaxing. We would not hesitate to use their services again.
I recently had Wesley, with Sierra Madre Landscape, build an 80’ retaining wall along the length of my backyard with fantastic results. You see dozens of local landscapers that hold themselves out as specialists in residential landscaping, but it’s very difficult to know the quality and care of the work that they will do until they begin work. Not so with Sierra Madre Landscape. From the moment that I first made contact with Wesley on my project, he was prompt and helpful in ascertaining my needs, working with a recommended product that I had in mind, and providing me with a reasonable quote on the work to be performed. Because Sierra Madre Landscape is in high demand, you may not be able to start your project the very next week, but if he gives you a date, he will stick to it. In our case, I requested an adjustment to the original start date by 1 day, and he was able to accommodate us and still finish the project ahead of schedule with outstanding results. One of the things that sets Sierra Madre Landscape, and Wesley, apart from the rest of the landscaping companies is that he uses very courteous and hardworking English speaking workers that are meticulous in the quality of work they’re doing without you needing to watch over them. They don’t leave trash laying around the job site at the end of the day, and they are able to overcome minor challenges that they may encounter without stopping work. With our wall, we had a specific requirement not to harm any roots of a neighboring tree. During the excavation process of the wall, when roots were encountered, Wesley and his team developed a plan to circumvent the roots by adjusting the excavation around the roots and changing the path of the wall to ensure “zero impact” to our neighbor’s tree. When the project was complete, we still met the desired objectives of the original retaining wall and ensured that no harm was done to the surrounding area without sacrificing the integrity of the wall. Excellent work. A final note about Sierra Madre Landscape, they are not the “high dollar, flashy,” landscape contractors that you see all around Southern California, they’re a small company, with dedicated employees, that will be just as focused taking on a small project as a large project. Wesley has been in this business for 20 years, has a lot of experience, and enjoys challenges. But because they don’t have all the overhead of the larger companies, you will see cost/value benefits and a level of caring and concern that you may not achieve with other landscape companies. They make you feel like your project is the most important one in the world…because to the homeowner, it truly is. High quality work, reasonable prices, punctual scheduling, respectful workers, licensed and insured…that’s Sierra Madre Landscape. I will use them again in the future.