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Factors that raised the rating for Ground Works Land Design include:
- Length of time business has been operating.
- Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
- Response to 2 complaint(s) filed against business.
- Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
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Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details
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|Problems with Product/Service||1|
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Ohio State Department of Agriculture
8995 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg OH 43068
Phone Number: (614) 728-6250
Fax Number: (614) 466-4346
Type of Entity
Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Business ManagementMr. Tony Nasrallah, Owner, President, Human Resources
Landscape Contractors Landscape Designers Lawn Maintenance Floodlights & Search Lights Snow Removal Service Irrigation Systems & Equipment Contractors - Retaining Wall
Products & Services
Ground Works Land Design offers the following product(s): Techo-Pro Contractor, UniLock Authorized Contractor
Industry TipsLawn Care Companies
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Complaint: When initially receiving the fee quote from the company, they provided us with signed quote which they asked to be counter-signed and sent back to the company. After discussing the various services included in the fee quote with the company, the fee quote (inclusive of a description of each service to be provided) was signed and send back to the company. After a series of rescheduling issues which the company did not notify us about, they called and told us they are at the house performing the work but that they could not do the agreed upon work for the price provided in the signed proposal because they did not perform adequate diligence when providing us their bid. The proposed bid was to remove landscaping rocks from all beds on the property, clean up the beds, edge the beds, and place mulch down in place of the rocks. When the company notified us of the need to alter the bid, the company said they could do the work on the front portion of the house but that they would lose too much money if they were to perform the work on the rest of the project. He said he would do the rest of the work in the back for about $500 dollars or so. Based upon his verbal indication, we accepted his revised proposal to do the work on the front and that he would provide us a bid later but for approximately $500. After the work on the front was complete, he called and said that just to pick up the rocks (not including the rest of the services) would be $1,500. We told him that it was too much money just to pick up the rocks in the back. A day later we received an invoice for the full amount of the job. To us, it seems that he purposely priced himself out of the job (which was less than the services provided) but charged us for the full amount. Not to mention, the amount of mulch he put down on the front was not adequate and there are still numerous rocks in the front yard.After receiving the invoice we called the company to ask about the invoice, the services not provided, and why we are being charged for a job which is not completed or agreed upon. After a couple weeks of no communication, I began to call multiple times during the week of July 29th but I received no return phone call or message. I dont believe we should be charged for a job which was half completed based on the signed proposal.
Desired Settlement: Besides a phone call we should not be invoiced for the full job which was agreed upon in writing based on doing approxiamtely half of the job.
BBB's Final Determination: Consumer accepted resolution offered by the business.
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Complaint: I contracted GroundWorks Land Design LLC to remove 3 trees from my front lawn, gind the tree roots and stumps and repair my front lawn. I received a signed proposal that included the tree removal, grinding the stumps and roots, tilling the existing lawn area 3 inches deep, delivery and installation of screened topsoil, seed, starter fertilizer, and top dressed with Hydro seed pelletes. I made a 25% deposit as requested in the proposal and 75% at completion. The total amount was $5,636.57 and both checks were cashed. Multiple times I questioned the way the work was being done but I was assured that the workers knew what they were doing.The tree removal and grinding of the stumps and roots was handled by a sub-contractor.I have issues with the lawn work that was performed. I have discussed these issues with **** ********* on multiple occasions but I don't believe that any of these problems will be corrected. Each time a point out a problem he tells me to wait (the work was completed March 28 2012) or that I don't know what I am talking about which is very insulting. Because of a physical disability I am not able to correct these problems on my own.The lawn was not tilled as specified. A small tractor was used to remove the wood chips left by the chipping process. Along with the wood chips about 3 inches of the existing topsoil was removed from the lawn and from the tree lawn. The lawn is now about 3 inches too low.Although screened topsoil was to be brought in as specified I did not see the delivery. The quality of this material is very bad. It is not screened topsoil as was specified. It appears to me and others who have seen it as crushed clay.The lawn was not properly graded and shows low and high points,Many areas of the lawn do not appear to have any grass seed.No starter fertilizer was applied.Insufficient amount of Hydro pellets were applied.My lawn looks horrible. Very little grass is growing and only in a few patches.I did not get the lawn that I paid for.
Desired Settlement: I cannot afford to pay another company to fix my lawn and physically I am not able to do the work, **** ********* has provided token efforts and I don't believe that he will ever give me the lawn that I paid for. If he cannot complete this work he should refund the money that is needed for me to hire someone else to complete the job.My front lawn looks horrible. As it looks now he has damaged my property. If I were to sell my house now I would loose thousands of dollars.
**** ********* with the business responded via phone as follows:
Consumer hired him to remove trees and stump grind lawn, also install new lawn. They removed the trees. The contract was for 25 yards of topsoil - they gave him 50 yards of topsoil at no additional charge. Lawn gets a 1 year warranty. For a full lawn it takes 2-3 years to fully develop. They also saw-cutted the lawn. The consumer thinks they brought fill dirt when they actually brought screened topsoil. It rained the night before so the soil may be clumpy. They tilled up the lawn and grinded the stumps. The consumer noticed sediment - this is normal. The company has been out several times to address these issues. Every time the consumer called they responded to him. Tony had to be out of town last week but told the consumer he would contact him today. There are certain areas where grass is not growing but they will touch them up. The lawn was planted nearly a month ago. Some seed may have dried out due to lack of watering.
Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID *******, and have determined that this does not resolve my complaint. For your reference, details of the offer I reviewed appear below.
Although the business has verbally told me that they will reimburse the cost to repair my lawn I have not received any document stating this and I have not received any money from this business. This case should remain open and I will proceed with the court date of July 10, 2012 unless I receive the money to repair my lawn.
The company responded via phone as follows:
BBB's Final Determination: Business offered a resolution. Consumer did not pursue further with BBB and the matter was assumed to be resolved