When it’s time to select a contractor, most consumers turn to the Internet to gather information about various contractors, the quality and specialty work that each contractor provides and also public opinion of the contractor. It is a pretty safe bet that the contractor’s website is going to list several testimonials and glowing stories of the perfect project and respect for the homeowners budget. But you are not likely to find any honest critiques of areas that the contractor could improve upon or areas that were to complete failure. No business owner is going to display that on his or her website. So savvy homeowners are turning to the Houzz website to get an honest view of what it is like to work with many of the contractors in the valley. This is because Houzz is an independent website which is working for the consumer to gather honest opinions and factual accounts of contractor performance. And that is the reason that the Best of Houzz 2018 award means so much to Chris Griffin and the entire UNIQUE team. [Read more…]
Even a very basic starter landscape is going to be comprised of several different types of plants and ground cover material. In addition, the plants can have different water requirements which can impact the irrigation system in its design as well as the type of controller that best meets all of your needs. With this in mind, clearly the most critical first step in any landscape project is to create a design for the overall scope of work to be completed. And to be even more efficient and well prepared, it is best to create an entire long term plan for your yard even if the projects will be completed in phases and not all at one time.
There are many reasons to begin to explore what is currently “hot” in the design world. You might be looking for ideas or just a concept to get you started on a renovation or new project. Or you could be looking for some professional advice as you get ready to market your home. Or you simply have some ideas but you want to be certain that you are making a good investment in the projects which you have selected. Regardless of your motivation, what you will find is that professionals are big fans of personal touches for your home and garden. Outdoor living grows more popular each year as we discover new health benefits to being outdoors as well as the emotional and mental benefits. So making your outdoor space fit your needs is a great investment in your property and your own well-being. The idea seems simple enough and it is really a shame that the rest of the world is just now discovering what Chris Griffin knew almost two decades ago. Custom designs are the foundation of the UNIQUE companies and big reason for the companies continued success.
UNIQUE Landscapes and UNIQUE Custom Pools have understood the value of a custom design from the day that Chris Griffin, the owner, met with his very first customer. But this is not the only UNIQUE concept which has ensure the continued success of Chris and his businesses. Customer satisfaction is the first priority for all of the UNIQUE outdoor living projects and there are a number of strategies that the UNIQUE team employs to reach this goal. [Read more…]