Hardscapes

“We have been working with Oliver Enterprises for many years, and have been thoroughly impressed and pleased with each project done.  Our front stone walls were completely torn down and rebuilt and we have had nothing but positive compliments on that project.  Sometimes when I am out working in the front yard people will stop and tell me how beautiful the walls look.  In addition to that project, Oliver Enterprises did work on our patio installing a brick and granite area for our outdoor grille.  We can’t say enough about Jeff Oliver and his workers, whether it is for lawn service or snow removal, and we would highly recommend Oliver Enterprises.” —Barbara,  Arlington MA

 

“We are extremely pleased with the new stairs and walkway installed by Oliver Enterprises.  The entire crew was very conscientious and paid attention to every detail.  We asked for the work to be completed by the end of May, and it was finished by May 18th, despite the weather.   Thanks for a great job.”   — Bob and Janet  Arlington, MA

 

“We live in a sideways house that was in dire need of curb appeal and better drainage, and Oliver Enterprises had recently done a beautiful job of hardscaping and landscaping a house across the street. (They had put in a stone front porch, front walk and retaining wall, as well as a pop-up sprinkler system, sod and foundation plantings.) They replaced our old brick front porch with a beautiful New England field stone porch with a wrought iron railing and granite landing/treads. They replaced our crumbling flagstone front walk with meandering concrete, which they hand embedded with small stones. They also regraded the slope to our house and redirected the downspouts to a pop-up further out in the yard to improve the drainage. We had a wonderful experience with them. They saw the potential in our unconventional front yard and came up with beautiful plan for its improvement. They did an excellent job of troubleshooting problems before providing a quote. Their prices were competitive and they charged us exactly as they said they would in the contract (to the penny). They showed up when they said they would. They stayed until the work was done. They were respectful of an old growth tree (a very large oak) and adjusted the path to keep its roots intact and allow it more space to grow. They were also pleasant to work with when we had different opinions about the curve of the front walk. They were respectful of our ideas and they were willing to make changes that both met our expectations and conformed to their own standards for masonry.  I get compliments on their changes to my front yard every time I am outside doing work. I would gladly hire them again, and I intend to when we address our driveway and retaining walls in a couple of years.” -Angie’s List Review

 

Retaining Wall (90 Linear ft by 4 feet high)Excavation, Landscaping, Asphalt: I built a house back in 2008. Part of the construction involved erecting a retaining wall alongside my driveway. Over the last couple of years the wall began to fail. As such, I began the search for a capable contractor. I had several vendors come out and view the work that I needed done. After receiving all of the quotes, I opted to contract with Oliver Enterprises. Although their price was not the lowest, I elected to move forward with them based on my overall impression and subsequent experience. They were professional, courteous, detailed, incredibly responsive and effectively communicated exactly how they would approach the work that was need to be performed. Throughout the construction process, they kept me apprised of the progress and estimated date of completion. In addition, they also managed to work closely with my neighbors ensuring them that upon job completion, their yard would remain as it was when the project started. Oliver Enterprises did a terrific job. I am incredibly satisfied with their work and my overall experience. I would not hesitate recommending them to anyone looking to improve the value of their home.  Thanks again!”- Angie’s List Review

 

“Rebuilt steps and walkway to the front door. The guys did a great job. We love our new steps. There was a small issue with the work, but they fixed that very quickly” —Angie’s List Review

 

“Removed an old deteriorating stone wall and concrete driveway and part of the garage slab.   Worked in conjunction with another contractor to replace our sewer pipe.  Built a new fieldstone retaining wall and sitting height wall with 2 granite steps, a new driveway twice as wide as the old one with a drywell.  (my driveway slopes down to a 1 car garage under the house).  Repaired a 2′ x 15′ area of concrete slab in the garage. This was a sizeable project with two separate contractors involved.  Jeff did a great job of coordinating with the other contractor that installed the sewer line that ran under the driveway.  The new walls and steps turned out beautifully.  Setting the concrete drywell was a difficult task and it not go perfectly and because of that there were some complications with the driveway.  The reason for the “A” rating is that Jeff did an outstanding job of correcting the issues.  I have done several major construction projects and I know from experience that things don’t always go as planned but its how you address those problems that make or break the project.  Jeff is a true professional and I would highly recommend Oliver Enterprises to anyone.  We have another project in the future and they will be my first call.”                                                             —Angie’s List Review

 

“We had a drainage issue in our backyard that caused water to pool in the back of our house and sometimes in the basement. After meeting with Jeff from Oliver Enterprises, we felt confident that they were the best people for the job. We had a French drain system, yard reseeding, and a paver patio installed. Oliver Enterprises did a fantastic job. We could not have been happier with the quality of work and the overall outcome of the project. We recommend Oliver Enterprises, they are a professional and hard working.”  —Angie’s List Review

 

“Oliver replaced an old asphalt patio surface in our side yard with a concrete patio surface and walkway. Oliver also built a new drainage system to pull water from the front of our house, planted new mature plants and sowed the front lawn. We are extremely happy with the results. The new patio looks great and the new drainage is working very well. The stone finish in the concrete recommended by Oliver looks really nice.The lawn has regrown. Oliver’s team started the project on time, his team was very professional and kept us informed. His team kept the site safe which we appreciated with having a young child.”                                  — Angie’s List Review

 

“Jeff was very professional and thorough.  He spent the time to discuss the details and scope of the job. The project entailed removing an old 100 foot long 2 ft high retaining wall and replacing it with a new one. His crew arrived on time, were pleasant, cleaned up after themselves and were very meticulous. They even finished the job ahead of schedule. Overall I’m really happy with the results.” —Angie’s List Review

 

“We looked at many walls from Oliver Enterprises and two other companies in our area and were consistently impressed with the appearance of the stone walls done by Oliver’s masons. The quotes from three companies were all within 10% of the median. Oliver was the most expensive, but when spending that much money, we wanted to go with what would make us most happy. No regrets.  They came in, took down the old walls (removed all materials), set up proper gravel & drainage and laid the new walls all in a little over a week. Our upper wall was ~4ft high and >50ft in length with two corners. Our lower wall was <3ft in height, but much longer and had a set of stairs which also needed to be replaced. They had to pour some concrete at the bottom of the steps, build the steps and eventually put in a wrought iron rail (per city code)…..Overall, we’re extremely happy with the walls! They look gorgeous and should last longer than we do. We just moved to the house several months before having the walls done and we’re looking forward to having them there at least the life of our mortgage. The masons were extremely professional, working in the summer heat and doing so very efficiently. We were quite surprised how quickly everything came together.

There was one point where I thought some of the walls had too much mortar visible and was disappointed by that- we picked Oliver because their walls consistently did not show a lot of mortar. Jeff quickly came over to explain to me that it was only a part of the process. The excess mortar would be cleared away; he was right- everything was set and looks amazing.  Getting the walls all set was a fairly seamless process; from quote to getting the work scheduled to final payment…. Overall, we’re extremely happy with the walls and would recommend Oliver for masonry work. They are definitely worth the price.”                                                  —Angie’s List Review

 

“For the second time Oliver did masonry and also landscaping on my property. They not only do a great job, they make excellent suggestions and work well with other contractors when needed. I can’t be too positive about them. They come when they say they will and excellent hard-working workers who do a great clean-up. I had a project which involved some finagling in small spaces, repair to an existing patio, and a fence installation. They coordinated with the fence company and resolved some tricky issues with no fuss or muss. Great to work with! I will be back. The first project was much more extensive because it involved some demo. But they put the appearance of the front of my house in a whole different category!”                                                 —Houzz Customer Review

 

“Oliver Enterprises built us a beautiful stone retaining wall, three exposed aggregate walkways, and a set of granite steps. The workmanship is great, and we’ve been receiving compliments from many of our neighbors. They did the job in the time scheduled, and were very responsive to any questions we had. They are a pleasure to work with, and do a great job – we’re really happy with the results and with the process.” —BBB Customer Review

 

         “Removed old asphalt driveway, widened driveway and installed a paver blocks. Also installed new custom-built picket fence along front property line. | |Overall, we’re very pleased with the work done on our property by Oliver Enterprises. The quality of their stonework is outstanding and the new driveway and fence look fantastic. Jeff Oliver was very nice to work with and went out of his way to help us understand all the choices that were available to us. Our house is in a historic district, so we had to adhere to certain construction specifications. Jeff was very sensitive to these needs and arranged the work very carefully to spec. The Oliver crew completed the job in a timely manner and left our yard spotlessly clean. We would definitely use Oliver Enterprises again and would recommend them highly.”  -Angie’s List Review

 

“Installed new walkway, using pavers, from driveway to rear deck. Walkway was curved and matched work done previously by Oliver Enterprises in 2007 in front yard. They also regraded the back yard to accommodate new walkway height and around new deck area.  Oliver Enterprises were there when they said they would be, worked efficiently and professionally. They did a beautiful job on the curved walkway! I am very satisfied with their work. I would recommend hiring them.” – Angie’s List Review
“Built a 45 foot x 2 foot retaining wall out of fieldstone, and patched the asphalt driveway next to the retaining wall. Also patched a couple spots in the house foundation.  The 7-man crew was well organized, heavily equipped, and put up the wall in one day. I was home on the day they built the wall, and for once, I was pleasantly surprised by how well a contractor built something.” – Angie’s List Review

 

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