Sep 20, 2013
Penasquitos, San Diego
(858) 780 2879
Letter of reference for Franck and Goldenwoods Landscaping (San Diego)
To whom it may concern:
Goldenwoods, under the supervision and guidance of Franck, did a complete overhaul of our backyard (1/4 acre lot). We started with a dismal lawn and a large [wasted' hill going up. We wanted to create a warm and inviting living area that created mini-destination spots which utilized as much area as possible while keeping the maintenance and water needs to a minimum. We ended up with a "resort-hotel" backyard as our friends and neighbors put it with five separate areas with paths/steps leading to each and with a pondless waterfall, spa, fireplace, fire pit and outdoor kitchen as focal points. The lighting gives it an unbelievably calming and beautiful feeling at night. And, even though we went for a semi- arid landscape with lower watering needs, it looks full and green. We are very pleased with the result!
This was a three month project with two to three full time workers and Franck leading the day-to-day efforts and guiding the design. While Franck could have doubled or tripled the workforce and completed it much more quickly, I much preferred the slower pace as it allowed the design to evolve. Franck and I would meet on a weekly, if not more frequent basis, to review the progress and fine-tune the design. This was not a low-cost project but the level of work that went into the yard was unbelievable - a tremendous amount of trenching, piping, footings, etc. was required and this infrastructure is often overlooked as it is not apparent on the surface. We did have issues with the sprinklers (the vegetation grew and blocked the spray) - Franck came by and made adjustments and added several more sprinklers to correct the issues (at no cost).
Being a capable handyman myself (and to mitigate costs), I asked Franck to allow me to do small parts of the work (evenings and weekends). For example, I removed old trees and did some ofthe masonry work. I appreciated Goldenwood's openness in this regard but was also surprised at how much work these [little' tasks were. Not sure I would do that again - Franck and his workers earn their pay.
Perhaps the best kudos I could give is that we asked Franck and his team 6 months later to come and redesign the front yard. Again, another great job!
GOLDEN WOODS NURSERY
& LANDSCAPE INC.
29252 Lawrence Welk Lane
Escondido, CA 92026
When we completed our home remodel we engaged Golden Woods Nursery & Landscaping to do some fairly extensive landscaping and hardscaping work in our back yard. The whole process was very well managed and executed. The planning phase went very well, with a number of good ideas from Golden Woods, and detailed quotes were prepared quickly.
The work was done on schedule and completed at or under budget. The quality of the hardscape work was very good, and small changes and additions to the project were made and completed willingly with no problems. This flexibility was greatly appreciated.
We would not hesitate to recommend Golden Woods Nursery & Landscaping to our neighbors and friends.
7178 Celome Way
San Diego, CA 92129
August 2, 2010
To Whom It May Concern:
Approximately five years ago Golden Woods nursery did a complete landscape project on over an acre of land. This included poured sidewalks, extensive block wells, water falling into a pond, trees, shrubs, lawns, outdoor lighting, sprinkler systems, etc. It was a huge undertaking and we have been more than pleased with the finished project. Recently, about 30 grapevines were planted in the backyard where there used to be lawn. Love the way it looks.
I highly recommend Golden Woods, they are honest, honorable and have a crew of good, hardworking men.