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Prairies Hardscape & Design

Phone: (630) 466-8344 View Additional Phone Numbers 1921 Annette Cir, Sugar Grove, IL 60554

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Reason for Rating

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Factors that affect the rating for Prairies Hardscape & Design include:

  • Failure to respond to 4 complaint(s) filed against business
  • Length of time business has been operating

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

4 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 4
Total Closed Complaints 4

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Prairies Hardscape & Design
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: February 04, 2008 Business started: 04/01/2005 Business started locally: 04/01/2005
Type of Entity


Business Management
Robert W Hopkins, Owner Moses D. Arenas, Business Manager
Contact Information
Customer Contact: Moses D. Arenas, Business Manager
Principal: Robert W Hopkins, Owner
Business Category

Landscape Designers Landscape Architectural Services (NAICS: 541320)

Additional Locations


    1921 Annette Cir

    Sugar Grove, IL 60554


BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

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Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

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BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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Complaint Detail(s)

4/13/2015 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: We had contracted with Prairies hardscape and designs inc to build a waterfall into our swimming pool in may of 2013. This contract includes a 2 year warranty on craftsmanship and settling. Right now after just under 2 years the whole back half of the waterfall is slipping away, glue is separating from the rocks, basically the overall structural stability is compromised. We have left several messages asking for someone to contact us with no response back to our messages. This is still within the contracted 2 year warranty period.

Desired Settlement: We would like the water fall to be fixed properly or rebuilt properly to fix this issue and avoid this problem in the future.

8/5/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: Business completed a brick paver patio in 04/11 where a 5 yr warranty guarantee on workmanship was signed. As of 04/14 the patio has developed some settling issues and needs to be repaired under this warranty guarantee. Attempts to make contact with the business via phone have gone unanswered and calls not returned. Voicemails have been left on 04/03, 04/09, 04/16 and a voicemail left on the business owner's personal cell phone on 04/24. An email was sent to business through their online website. Business was found on Facebook and message was sent. Business has failed to respond to any of these contacts, therefore, not honoring the warranty coverage as agreed to in 04/11.

Desired Settlement: I want my patio repaired and if business continues to fail to respond then civil litigation will follow.

8/5/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: We hired Prairie Hardscape in April, 2013 to remove our existing bluestone walkway and after removing all tree roots, etc. reinstall the bluestone with new paver grout(not sure what it is actually called). The stoop was also repaired and cleaned. We hired them because of their (apparent) quality workmanship, but also because of the 5 year warranty. When doing the work, they damaged one of our sprinkler heads. It took several phone calls and many missed appointments to get this fixed, but finally it was done. Last fall, I noticed that some of the grout was cracking/missing and this was causing a stone to move. I called a few times (always having to leave a message because no one answered the phone) and was assured that someone would be out to repair the problem before the weather got bad. Finally the snow came and it was not possible to fix the sidewalk so I did not contact them until March, 2014. Now there was more cracked or missing grout and more stones had begun to shift. Besides my phone messages, I left an email for *** ******* (who was the person we had dealt with). He emailed me on March 17th and promised that someone would be out at the beginning of April. By mid April I was again calling and emailing when no one came out . March 17th was the last time I received any response to my calls/emails. I have attempted to contact them every few weeks by either calling or emailing. I even left them a message on their website. All to no avail. ------------------------------------------------- 7/14/14 info from consumer: We have received no response from the company.

Desired Settlement: I would like to have the repairs completed. In addition, if the company is going to be unresponsive to my calls/emails, I would like some kind of reimbursement so that I may have the work completed by another company.

5/27/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: Our pond, pavers and landscaping were all finished last summer, with guarantees on everything. Our pump in the pond is not working, and we have a tree (possibly more than one) that is dead. I have been trying to reach them through texts, emails and voice messages since Nov, 2013, and cannot get any response.

Desired Settlement: I just would like them to make good on their guarantees.

Customer Review(s)

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Customer Reviews Summary

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