What clients are saying
"We attended the Columbus Day Lakes Region Home Tour in the fall of 2019 and were so impressed with SL's projects seen that day. We had purchased a piece of land to build our lake house on and we were so excited to meet with SL and pick their brains on a vision for what our home landscaping project could become. We met with John Stephens, Rhonda, and Hunter for a thorough walk around our lot long before any construction site work started. From the first design drawing to the last flower planted a couple weeks ago, SL has been a pleasure to work with. Hunter was our Project Manager. If he wasn't on site each day between 7-8 A.M., he was instantly reachable via text. It was an amazing process watching the land evolve over the past few months. Each SL team member showed up with a pleasant disposition. SL's finished product, work ethic, and friendliness are all reasons we would highly recommend using their services. We have decided to continue working with them for maintenance in the future too. A wonderful, highly skilled, detailed, and professional company."
"Stephens Landscaping just performed a full yard makeover on our property in Gilford, NH. We could not be happier with their work and professionalism. We would highly recommend them to anyone considering using their services. From the initial design stage through to construction and completion of the project the team was diligent to make sure all of our needs were met. We are not full time residents so we were a little nervous about the process without us being there. Hunter and his team kept us incredibly informed through phone calls and countless pictures. Their communication was impeccable and kept us at ease with the project process. We also gave them a pretty tight schedule and with their hard work the team finished 2 weeks early."
"We hired Stephens to do a substantial bit of both landscape and hardscape for the lake house we recently completed. I’ve worked with several very good landscape designers and contractors over the last few decades and Stephens is right at the top. We were very interested in having the grounds around the perimeter of the house appear mostly natural and respect the existing shoreline vegetation. While there are a lot of companies that can install a decent paver patio or put down sod, sculpting new areas that merge seamlessly with the existing surroundings and appear to have just organically happened is very tough. Their use of boulders, reclaimed granite, and native plantings does an incredible job of blending the existing and the new. While we had a general concept and plan, Stephens really took our thinly defined vision and pushed it to the next level. We were very interested in using low maintenance, native, and local material whenever possible. Stephens was great in helping to facilitate that. Price was very fair for the complexity of the job and amount of work/equipment committed. Landscaping is a big expense in general, but they were very respectful of the budget constraints and spent not an insignificant amount of time in the pricing and scope selection phase fine tuning the materials and boundaries around our budget. They pride themselves on well-defined scope which eliminates a lot of the ambiguity and unexpected cost that can come along with this type of work. We do not live locally full time, so Hunter sent daily photos and maintained a very active dialogue with us about the status of the work and any questions or suggestions he had. Performance, professionalism, and timing was top notch. They have clearly invested a lot of time and resources into their equipment with an aim for maximum productivity. The speed they were able to bring together the project was frankly shocking. We specifically went with low maintenance native plants, but they still require some care while taking root for the first few years. John, their service account manager, took the time to familiarize himself with the site and spent a solid 20 minutes chatting with me and answering any questions I had about the properties long term maintenance and seasonal needs. Since completing the work, Stephens has visited the house multiple times just to check on the plantings and make sure everything is taking the way they intended. Working with Stephens was an all-around great experience and the final product dramatically enhances the whole house."View Case Study
"The SL team recently completed a major transformation of our lakefront property. This included a complete shoreline wall reconstruction, perched beach reconstruction as well as a new fireplace, patio and seating wall. These types of projects can be intimidating and therefore easy to delay and procrastinate. Having worked with the SL team on smaller projects in the past, we had confidence that they were the best company to get the job done. I’m happy to say that they exceeded our expectations in every aspect of the project. First, we worked closely with John and his team on the design. They are true experts in this area and are not shy about making suggestions and explaining drawbacks to some of our initial ideas. After a few timely revisions of the plan we came-up with a final design and very detailed cost estimate. After this we did not have to do too much. They took the lead on the permit applications and obtained all necessary approvals within a couple of months. The work started during the winter and they sent us regular updates including pictures when we were not at the house. When we were at the house, we were very impressed with the professionalism of the crews. They always arrived first thing in the morning and worked hard all-day. My favorite part of working with SL is the timely answers to all of our questions and the flexibility they had with some minor revisions during the final stages. The project was completed on-time and the quality, especially the stonework, is excellent. I highly recommend John and his team to anyone considering an enhancement to their outdoor experience at the lake."View Case Study
"I have been dealing with Stephens Landscaping for the last 3 years as we have slowly renovated our property. The transformation has been nothing short of amazing. The entire staff is highly knowledgeable and professional! Most recently, we renovated the lakeside of our property, under the supervision of Hunter Secord. He was a pleasure to deal with, present every day to oversee the project and patiently responsive to my many questions! All of the employees that have worked on our property have been extremely hard working, polite and very skilled. I give Stephens Landscaping my highest recommendation."View Case Study
"We recently had the Stephens team come in and do the hardscaping and landscaping on our new lake front construction project. I can’t even express how happy we are with the service, professionalism and work product. We had them bid the project on a total solution basis and every thing they did was not only done properly but exceeded expectation in every way and in perfect alignment with the permitting. Too often when you work with a contractor on a project bid basis they either try to cut corners after things get rolling or nickel and dime you on change orders. Never once did I get that feeling from this team. Often they were the ones saying “if we add this here or that there this would be awesome” and boom, it was done and never once did they push for an up-charge on things that should be included to make it perfect. Another point I should comment on is that a couple times during the project we did add some things to the overall scope of the project that were not in the bid. When we did ask for additional work we were given extremely fair pricing and excellent work in every case. I would highly recommend this team to any one that wants a professional job, done right, and at a fair price. You will not regret your choice."View Case Study
"Stephens Landscaping designed and installed a perched beach and patio project for our lakefront home. The design is attractive and functional, the installation was fast, the site was left clean, and the price was reasonable. Stephens handled all the details of the permitting process, which was smooth and trouble-free. They are great people to work with."View Case Study
"Stephens Landscaping designed and implemented all aspects of the property's landscape. In addition, they provide the annual maintenance including garden and lawn maintenance, fertilization, pruning and plants and tree maintenance. The work of Stephens Landscape is very good. Moreover, their focus and attention to customer satisfaction is excellent. They are extremely responsive and want the customers to be 100% satisfied. They work hard and achieve excellent results."View Case Study
"We built a lakefront home on a lot with a tear-down cabin. The lot needed a ton of shaping. Stephens did the design and all the install - it was a major project that came out amazingly. Everyone who sees it can't believe it's the same property! Rock walls, terraces, big beach, fire pit, granite steps, lush landscaping, sod lawn, irrigation, landscape lights... it came out amazingly. Every crew member was a pleasure to interact with, very professional and kind. Fantastic team, my strongest recommendation!"View Case Study
"The Stephens brothers have done a wonderful job of building a successful business while not compromising the relationships and clients that helped them get going. Stephens started with my family several years ago and now has completed many projects both for myself and other family members. They are very respectful, honest and hard working. It feels good to give these guys business because they get the job done right and you know they appreciate the opportunity. I would reccomend them to anyone in the lakes region."View Case Study
"Stephens did a full landscaping for us, including grading, perched beach, plantings and irrigation. The team was terrific and dealt with several challenges without missing a beat. The best part for us was that they knew what would look best and guided based on their experience while considering our particular needs and preferences. The project came in on budget and on schedule. It does not get much better."View Case Study
"I’ve worked with contractors for the better part of 20 years and to date have not had a better experience than the one I’ve had with Stephens Landscaping. We’ve worked together on a couple of projects to date and the crew as well as the management team were extremely courteous, respectful and insightful. Their pricing is extremely fair and the job gets done when you expect it to get done. Their success and growth comes as no surprise. I’m happy to recommend them to others and look forward to working with them on the next project."View Case Study
"Stephens Landscaping is an amazing company. The design work is imaginative and inspired. The maintenance department is vigilant in keeping your property pristine. I would hire them again for any project that I have. They were very easy to work with and diligent about getting the job done well and on time!"View Case Study
"Working with Stephens landscaping on our project was great from start to finish. John came up with a great design for our backyard that maximized the space that we had available. His crew was professional and our project was done in a timely manner. They paid attention to every detail and were perfectionists about every aspect of the job. They always responded to any of our calls or emails within a day.We could not be happier with the results and have received many compliments from friends and family that have visited. We can’t wait to fully enjoy it next summer!"View Case Study