Review Date: Feb 2018
My wife and I could not be happier with the much-needed pool and landscape renovation completed by Doug Bibb’s Landscape Company during the summer of 2017. We are federal employees, and our dreams often didn't match our finances. Doug was not only patient and understanding, but the final project exceeds are greatest hopes and stayed within our budget. Words can't express our satisfaction and deep appreciation for Doug's incredible talent, vision, and workmanship that resulted in our now idyllic backyard.
After several frustrating “bid” experiences with other well-known companies, Doug and his incredibly talented protégé, Taylor, completely transformed our dated and overgrown pool area into a stunning resort-like oasis. Previous bids came in at double (and, in one case, nearly triple) our stated budget, often without accomplishing key goals. Doug, on the other hand, worked closely and extensively with us during the planning process—and through construction—to both accomplish our ambitious goals while shaping and executing a plan that stayed within our budget.
The saying goes that a picture tells a thousand words and that is certainly the case with the before-and-after photographs of Doug’s transformation of our backyard. Our goal was ambitious—re-plastering the pool with the state-of-the art “Pebble Tec,” all new pool equipment and plumbing, addition of a nearly 2,000 square foot pool-deck in high-end “Techo Bloc” hardscaping, a natural-looking water-fall feature crafted with flagstone, a half-ton dive rock, outdoor fireplace, a 14’x18’ steel-roof Pavilion, outdoor lighting, and new landscaping.
Though the final product is a dream come true, what is even more amazing is how Doug and Taylor were able to creatively modify the plan, at different phases, to keep the project within our budget. Other bids came in at $200,000-$300,000. Our budget was half of that and Doug was candid with us about hard choices and trade-offs necessary to keep the project within it.
Viewing our project, you will see Doug’s generous use of large river-boulders, blended brilliantly with the much more expensive Techo Bloc product. This is one example of how Doug’s thoughtful and creative approach to landscaping enabled us to cost effectively meet all of our landscape objectives. The initial design plan for our project exceeded our budget by tens of thousands of dollars, just for retaining walls and walkways. After discussion, Doug invited me to visit several of his previous projects, with the recommendation that I consider generous use of river-boulders—both for retainer walls, as well as intermixed with the much more expensive Techo Bloc in the walkways. The savings were immense and the result amazing.
Bottomline—we simply could not be happier with, or think more highly, of Doug Bibb Landscaping. Like most consumers, in business transactions, I want to be treated fairly, while fully understanding that the contractor needs to make a fair living. With Doug, my family got so much more. We genuinely enjoyed having Doug and Taylor on site for the entire summer, and I consider both of them trusted friends. Doug’s high level of integrity, professionalism, and pride in what he does is rare these days. His collegiality and great sense of humor are a wonderful bonus!Read More
Review Date: Dec 2013
Talk about outstanding work and care! Doug Bibb and his crew are just outstanding, good human beings. Very hard working and talented company who are willing to do more than just an average job. More companies should take a lesson on how to run an excellent company.
I really enjoyed working with Doug because he was willing to spend a lot of time in the pre-planning phase. We worked together and came up with a design and he never tried to go the easy route.
We hired him to do a large porch/patio to the front of our house and it's just gorgeous. Great workmanship. Chris, Raphael and David were the hardest working people I've ever encountered on a landscape job.
The job has completely transformed the entrance to our home. We couldn't be happier. And so glad that we could absolutely trust this company. Kudos to Doug and to his staff.
This is a trustworthy, fair and very talented company.
Review Date: Jun 2013
We interviewed several companies for this job, but knew as soon as we finished the meeting with Doug and his landscape architect Brittany, that these were the people to do our job!!! They were outstanding in EVERY way, and the completed job is magnificent!!! If we ever move, this is the group I will call to do it all over again!! No one could ask for a better group of people, who take pride in their work, and truly care what the end result is.....Read More
Review Date: May 2013
We have had the pleasure of working with Doug Bibb's Landscaping Company on several occasions over the last seven years. Throughout the process, they listened to what we wanted, were responsive, offered constructive suggestions; their designs were creative but flexible and they were most respectful of our budget concerns, even offering to work on our largest project in stages as our budget would allow. Everyone in the company was courteous and dependable and all the projects were completed in a timely fashion (weather permitting) and to our complete satisfaction.Read More
Review Date: May 2013
Before ultimately deciding on going with Doug Bibb's Landscape for my hardscape / landscape project, I had at least four other firms review the complicated space for ideas, quotes, etc. The design that the team of Doug and Brittany came up with far exceeded anything the other firms had provided me. They were able to maximize the use of my outdoor space, offer many outstanding features that I had not even thought of, while still keeping it flowing, uncluttered and really impressive. It was also nice to see that although their concept was so much better than the others, their quote was very fair in comparrison to what I had received up to that point, making it an easy decision to go with them. During the project it couldn't have been easier to work with them. They were always accessible and kept me informed of all issues and details throughout the process. Despite the generally bad reputation most contractors have, Doug, Brittany and the rest of the team do not fall into this category. They are great people who designed and built an incredible outdoor area for me, that gets compliments from everyone who has seen it.
Alexandria, VARead More
Review Date: May 2013
Doug Bibb's Landscape Company is hands down the best landscape company with whom I have had the pleasure of working since I moved to the Northern Virginia area. Why is Doug Bibb's Landscape Company so good?
Glad you asked.
They offer timely, professional and friendly service.
They offer design plans, horticulture advice, they plant only the best shrubs, trees and flowers.
They are honest.
They guarantee their work, they follow up on jobs checking plants, making sure they are being watered, and they are courteous and quick about call backs.
They also offer maintenance.
They offer budge friendly jobs, and long term plans.
I don't even call anyone else. I have been working with Doug Bibb's Landscape company for 10 years. That speaks volumes. During that time I have tried two other landscape companies in the area and went right back to Doug Bibb. He is the only one who really means what he says and does what he says he's going to do.
In addition, and in conclusion, Doug and his team, that includes an very knowledgable designer, Brittany, really look at and study the yard at different times of day to see where the light patterns are. They take note of what seems to grow heartily in the particular soil of the yard, the designer takes into consideration they type of plants used so the yard looks good all year long. And she spends time to consider groupings of colors.
Because of their hard work I now have one of the most beautiful yards in the neighborhood. I get so many complements from passers-by, it's wonderful.
Thank you.Read More