1. Does your landscape company have Workman’s Compensation Insurance?
Hiring a Landscape Company that does not have Workman’s Compensation Insurance exposes you to Liability and Law suits if an employee of the company you hire gets injured on the job.
2. Can you provide comprehensive maintenance of the plants, hardscapes, lighting, etc. you install?
After you have installed your project, you have an investment that needs to be taken care of professionally in order for it to achieve its optimal appearance. Hiring a landscape contractor who is not limited to installation only should give the business owner a peace of mind that their landscape and investment will be cared for in the best possible way.
3. How do I determine that I am getting the best quality and value for my landscape dollar?
Unfortunately, the landscape industry is a very hard business to compare apples to apples. This is because of many reasons. There are many ways for companies to cut corners or shave dollars to get the job. The basic truth is that you must feel confident in the company you are working with and know they are credible, honest, and experienced.
4. How many people do you employ? Do you use Subcontractors?
It is very important that the contractor you choose not only has the expertise, but also the ability to follow through and finish your landscape project. As with building a new home, not enough employees or an abundance of Subcontractors may delay or jeopardize your new landscape.
5. What is a realistic budget for my new landscape?
The answer to this question can vary quite a bit depending upon your needs. The Association of Realtors has explored many different studies to answer this question and have estimated that in the Chattanooga, Hixson, Ooltewah, and surrounding areas, a budget of 10% to 12 % of real property value is an average. The good news is that this expense according to Appraisers and to Money Magazine has up to a 100% to 200% recovery values within five years. That is why we refer to your landscape as an “Investment in Nature”.
6. Does your company carry Liability Insurance?
Any company working on your property should always carry Liability insurance to protect you in case damage to the property happens. Typically $1,000,000 minimum coverage is adequate for most work. Depending on the level of the project you may require $2,000,000.
7. Is there a warranty for the work you perform?
All work that we perform is warrantied for defects in craftsmanship. We guarantee the services we provide and stand behind all work performed. If there are ever any questions always feel free to contact us.