It is obvious that testimonials, will in most cases, favor the contractor - I don't know anyone who wants to put bad testimonials in public view - but we believe there is value in hearing about other peoples positive experiences. I also want you to know if I were to get negative feedback I would make it a point to make the situation right - so in the end anyone who may have had an issue will be satisfied and will want to give a good testimonial!

Below are testimonials from actual clients, some have provided names, some are from my listing on Angie's List, and can be viewed by clicking on this link to go to Angies List.

Complete Yard Transformation

We can’t thank JJ enough for transforming our drab, overgrown yard into one that rivals the other well manicured yards on our street. During JJ’s first visit, he walked through our yard and listened to our ideas and wishes. Keeping our budget in mind, he developed a plan that inluded a variety of plants with just the right colors, sizes, and shapes that complemented our exisitng mature shrubs and trees. After agreeing on a plan, JJ and his crew arrived to “dig in”. His crew is unmatched for their hardwork and professionalism. They were polite and respectful at alll times, taking care to protect our grass and pottery. Steve, JJ’s foreman, was receptive to questions and followed JJ’s plan to a “T”. As a result of JJ’s vision and relentless drive for perfection, we now have a lush landscape with an estate feel. Our yard helps showase the charm of our beautiful neighborhood. A heartfelt “Thank you” to JJ, Steve, and the crew! Al Stramiello

Retaining Wall - Great attention to detail

I needed a new retaining wall, approx. 69 ft long X 3-4 ft high, since the property slopes forward to the street. To make it harder, all of the work had to be done in my neighbor’s driveway, as the wall needed to hold up my higher elevation property from spilling into his. I was very nervous, and had many months of worry about more spills into next door, and it was a financial undertaking for me that I did not really plan on. JJ met with me personally, and assured me that it will be done professionally, on time, and that I will love the final finished aesthetic appearance. We also discussed materials to be used, and what I had in mind cost more, and he explained that I did not need that, and recommended a different lower priced solution (who does that?). The very professional crew showed up every day on time, protected my neighbor’s driveway, spotlessly cleaned up my neighbor’s area every night, and went above and beyond my requests and expectations. They even helped with another matter that we did not even discuss! JJ was on site and contributed in providing an improved design, as he was not happy with one portion at the street end of the new wall. The attention to detail given was so much more than I expected. Great owner, great crew, great product, great quality – I highly recommend JJ’s! Timothy Holt


JJ's was exceptional! I couldn't have had a better person or crew than them. He's very professional, kind, and is very knowledgeable about every aspect of his business. I totally put my trust in in and was not let down. When he was doing my driveway, he did not like the way the bottom half looked, weather was hot in the 90's and the cement was setting faster than he wanted. Next day he came up and told me they were going to redo the bottom half of the driveway. That's something he didn't have to do but did. He a perfectionist, his crew are very good workers and so pleasant. It was such a pleasure doing business with him. If you are not sure of the way something should look or be, just ask him and he'll give you the answer. He totally transformed the front look of my house. It looks so different, so much better, I'm so glad I had him do all that he did, and it was worth every penny of it. I would recommend him to anyone very highly. He as an A+++ rating from me. Angie's List review

Retaining Wall and piece of mind

After calling around the Pittsburgh and surrounding area and obtaining quotes to replace a retaining wall that is 20 foot by 11 foot high, and not to mention the wall would have to be constructed from my neighbors property, I was at the end of my rope and nerves with sleepless nights in fear this wall would fall into the neighbor's yard causing damage and maybe hurting someone. (This is something that insurance will not cover), I was referred to call J.J.s Landscaping. From the first phone call with J.J. I was convinced that I wanted him for the job. Before a price was even mentioned the first words that were said to me that none of the others said was, " I promise I will do a job that you will be happy with YOU HAVE MY WORD. J.J. s Landscaping came out the next day looked at the wall and gave me options for replacement. (None of the other contractors gave me an option in replacement or pricing) Needless to say I hired J.J.s Landscaping after we discussed the options and price. The construction was completed in less than 2 weeks. The workers showed up every day on time, cleaned up as they worked, were very polite,(no loud music playing, no swearing) The wall is completed. My neighbor is happy, they repaired and replaced all of my neighbor's lawn. The wall is beautiful and now adds more value to my property. I would recommend J.J.s Landscaping to everyone. Thanks for giving me peace of mind and not breaking my wallet?

Multiple Projects

JJ's Landscaping was recommended to us through a co-worker. We initially hired JJ and his team to replace a cracked, leaning retaining wall.We were so happy with the quality of the work, fair price, and JJ's professionalism that we have since hired him repeatably for the last several years to do many more projects including landscaping our property, installing a French drain, and replacing our wood deck with composite. JJ's landscaping is our go to vendor when it comes to anything with our property. Sincerely, Jeneen and Derek A.

Mulitple Projects

JJ's Landscaping did an extensive amount of work on our acre of property last summer. He installed french drains, cisterns and re-landscaped after the work. He and his crew worked tirelessly to get the job done in a timely and professional manner, including replanting some plants and bushes. JJ followed up a few weeks later to make sure things were settling as expected. We are pleased with the work, and in fact are having more work done shortly for more relandscaping. We highly recommend JJ's Landscaping!

Retaining Wall

J.J's crew replaced a retaining wall in front of my house. I was told it would take 2-3 days and it actually took 3 days. At the end of each day they cleaned up the mess,which I really appreciated since I live on a very busy street.When I thought they done with the project it didn't look like it was quite finished. I contacted J.J.(owner) and he had his crew add another course of block the next day at no additional cost.I really like the way it turned out.I'm planning on hiring JJ in the future for some concrete work and recommend him to anyone.

Landscaping - Front Yard

Very Well! We are very pleased that our front yard looks much better! JJ was friendly, reasonably priced, very easy to work with, had good ideas, and helped us until we were satisfied! Angie's List review

Landscaping - Plants and Mulching

Did a great job with new plantings as well as transplanting a number of plants. Contributed good ideas regarding entire yard. Relied on his suggestions with confidence. Clean-up included pruning of established plants and mulching of front and back yards. Very hard working crew. Came everyday until job was completed. Angie's List review


They have done several services for us and have always been punctual, able to do the service quickly, and done quality work. Highly recommend these guys for any outdoor work you need done. Angie's List review