We purchased an older home that was in desperate need of a lot of updating. Not only on the inside but the outside as well. We contacted Pete, who came out and planned the best backyard patio, fireplace and grill area anyone would want!
From our very first meeting with Pete, we knew he understood what we were looking for. Pete and his crew are so detailed and creative. They were so fantastic to work with. I have put in with photos, the before and after photo. When they were done we came out , looked at each other and said "Is this really our yard". We love it ! We can't wait till we get to do our front yard. They were the absolute best!
- We moved to the North Shore from overseas, without knowing much about local weather, vegetation and plants that grow locally. Exterra has been recommended to us by nearby home owner who used their services. Works at our property included extension of the garden, installation of lightning and watering systems.
Peter and his team did great job here and we strongly recommend them.
HIGHLY recommend working with Pete and his company! Listened to everything we wanted in our design and was the only company to actually incorporate our wish list into the proposal. Pete consistently went above and beyond our expectations in delivering professional, excellent service and design. And his guys are, quite frankly, the best in the business! Punctual, courteous, hard-working and professional. Can not say enough good things about them.
Exterra has completely made over my front yard - what was an embarrassing mess is now an inviting space that compliments the look of our home. Pete was creative and enthusiastic about our project. He stayed within our budget. His employees were professional and they kept the job site neat. We are completely satisfied and would recommend Exterra to our neighbors.
I have used Exterra Designs for a number of projects on my current house and a former one. Their design work is fantastic and the work is absolutely top-notch. Pete has great ideas on how to make your landscape/garden/patio/etc. look fantastic and his team performs the work in a highly professional manner and on-time. I can't recommend them enough.
We really enjoyed working with Pete and his team on what was a major investment / passion project for us. He delivered beautifully and on budget. He did a very nice job in delivering on our vision while blending in original ideas along the way. His staff always was courteous and professional. I have hired for several landscaping jobs. Always does a great job. Projects have been delivered on time with no surprises.
Exterra Designs very recently finished a backyard design with a stone patio, fireplace and pergola for our home. We hired Pete after meeting with another landscape designer that was not helpful and not answering our questions. Pete walked us through the process step-by-step, sat down with us several times to ensure we all agreed with what the final product would look like, and brought our vision to life. We could not be more pleased with Pete's professionalism and how our backyard now looks. It is gorgeous and we cannot wait to have friends over to enjoy our new patio and fireplace. Pete was also extremely helpful and organized in getting our permits through the city, gave us an itemized list of the cost of each item and worked with us to get the price to a place that was within our budget. He was on-site daily to update us and check-in with his crew. The crew was also extremely hard working and worked through extreme rain and snow. We would not hesitate to recommend Exterra Designs, and we plan on using them again in the spring to landscape our front yard.
We hired Exterra to replace a wooden deck with a stone patio. I was extremely impressed and pleased with Pete's professionalism and creativity. He produced a wonderfully detailed design that provided us with options to add or subtract elements. His breakout of the cost of the various elements of the design was very helpful in evaluating the recommendations. His crew was very experienced and hard-working: they did not miss a day's work. They were careful to protect our and our neighbor's landscaping while moving material and equipment. Exterra started and completed the project on the schedule given to us at the beginning. We are thrilled with the completed project. I am about to hire Exterra for a new project. The firm has my highest recommendation.
Top notch design and build landscape architect services. Exterra was recommended by another landscape architect who specialized in civic design projects, private home projects. The Exterra Designs owner/architect Peter gave attention to this project that permits the homeowner to hand over the reigns to the designer. His high level of skill becomes immediately apparent as he immerses himself into details of the elevations, the symmetry, hardscape design, soft scape, and finally plant selection. The garden retains its beauty at night with accent lighting and the sounds of the unique rain chain water feature both in season and out of season. The most important observation I noticed about Exterra Designs, is that they "listen" to the customer. Peter really listened to our wants, needs and desires for a new garden. Our Asian garden rose from barely a mushroom patch to a glorious Asian tea garden with a unique rain chain water vessel feature and custom built bamboo trellis. Peter created a Zen like oasis in an urban environment.
I hired Exterra Designs to design and install my front yard landscaping. Exterra worked with me to deliver a great design that met my needs and stayed within my budget. The work was completed on time and with great satisfaction. We will definitely use Exterra for future projects. Thanks Pete! The design for the main patio, seating area and garden and firepit far surpassed our imagination and expectations. That the cost was as reasonable as we could have expected was a real bonus and added value to the project. The work was done on time and attention to detail was obvious. We expect to continue to engage Pete for the next phase.
Pete designed a 'thoughtful' entry to our home that looks like it is suppose to be there. Bluestone flanked by chunks of stone from Montana has created a welcome to our front door. Pete's team were professional and thorough and we are extremely pleased with the end result! Exterra Designs did a beautiful job on my outdoor patio. I interviewed a number of hardscape companies, but only Pete had the vision for design that no one else offered. Most importantly, he was respectful of my budget. I could not be happier with the end result - spacious with a fire pit, lighting, gorgeous choice of materials, on-time completion of the project - what more could I want! Highest recommendation.
I've used Exterra a few times. First, they fixed stonework and landscaping that was done incorrectly be another landscaper. When we were ready to add some pop to our front yard, Pete built a beautiful berm with a stone wall. They also took out my original cement front walk and put in a stone walkway. I would recommend them to anyone. Pete has some great ideas! We had Exterra Designs to our patio as well as our basement. They are honest, reliable, and do great work! I would recommend them to anyone interested in patio work, new driveways, or interior contracting.
We had hoped for a patio and space to entertain....we now have an amazing extension of our home complete with a fireplace, waterfall, built in barbecue, dining and lounging area. Exterra Designs transformed and personalized our outdoor space including details that we never dreamed possible. Our next project with Exterra will be the transformation of our entry. We are looking forward to working with Exterra again and being thrilled with the ease of the process as well as the beautiful outcome.
We have had Exterra do two projects for our home. First was landscaping the front and side of the house. This involved stone work, plantings and a pergola. We were thrilled with beautiful design and the craftsmanship of installation. The plantings have thrived and after 10 years all the work remains intact. Two years ago, we came back to Pete to have a patio put on the back of the house. This was all brick work and Pete's design was great and worked perfect with what was existing. We had some settling on the patio and Exterra was out immediately to fix it and it is great. We love the work Pete has done with design and the guys doing the install were wonderful. We whole heartedly recommend Exterra designs.