Outside Landscape Group
11th year as a Best Pick
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Outside Landscape Group has received 5 out of 5 stars (A-rating) based on 132 customer surveys conducted by Best Pick Reports.
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"Our objective with projects is to design and build a lifestyle for our clients, not just a landscape. Our greatest success is achieved when our clients' dreams for their landscape are brought to life with creativity, craftsmanship, and efficiency, on budget, and as promised."

Rick Kaldrovics | President
Company Information
Services Offered
Outside Landscape Group specializes in designing and building landscapes and exterior construction projects, from simple front yard landscapes to resort-level backyards. The company's range of installations includes landscape plantings, irrigation, outdoor lighting, pools, patios, walkways, fireplaces, outdoor kitchens, ponds, and carpentry projects.
Minimum Job
Project minimums begin in the $8,000 to $10,000 range and escalate depending on scope.
Company History
Company president Rick Kaldrovics, former host of HGTV's Landscape Solutions, started Outside Landscape Group in 2000.
Employee Information
Outside Landscape Group staffs landscape architects that design and manage projects from initial concept to completion.
Areas Served
Atlanta, Brookhaven, Chamblee, Decatur, Tucker, Canton, Waleska, Woodstock, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Buford, Dacula, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Norcross, Snellville, Suwanee, Alpharetta, Cumming, Johns Creek, Roswell, Acworth, Austell, Kennesaw, Marietta, Powder Springs, Smyrna

“They're great. They're wonderful. Rick and his group did a great job of assessing what we were looking to do in the time frame we were looking to do it. They were very good at assessing need and implementing the job. They did a beautiful job. The backyard required some grading and they fit the bill. I knew they were going to be able to understand how to get water to go where it was supposed to go and they did a great job. I'd say they're an A.”

“I had an excellent experience with them. They were very professional, they delivered and went above and beyond. I would grade them an A+. I would recommend them to anyone.”

“Outside Landscape Group did a really good job. Really professional. We were really happy with their service. The recommendations were very good for the design of the deck work. They followed it up just as they had laid it out on the plans. It adhered to what we had initially agreed upon. Their follow-up at different junctures was very good. Very well handled. Very responsive to questions. I would give them a high rating all across. I'd recommend them.”

“Just did a good job without me having to really prod them at all. Good job start to finish without me having to really micromanage anything. They did a big outdoor landscaping, hardscaping project for us. They created a big section of our backyard. They put in a patio, a fire pit, some steps, and a bunch of plantings. I'd give it an A+. I would recommend them.”

“Nothing in particular I liked about them. They were doing lighting, drainage, sod. I'd give them an A+ rating.”

“Outside Landscape Group did everything as planned. They kept to the plan and pretty much kept on schedule. They did backyard renovations. I'd rate them as an A.”

“The person who came out and did our quote put a lot of time and effort into it. It made it feel different, a more personalized experience than other places that had come out and looked at the space. The quote itself and the drawings, the depiction of what we were going to do, it was very, very professional. It was very well done. I'd give it an A. It was a year ago. I don't think we had any problems. We've already recommended them.”

“They were easy to work with. They did landscape design, installation, some hardscaping. I would give my overall experience an A. I would recommend them.”

“They're punctual and did what they said. They did yard landscaping. I would grade them an A.”

“I thought the plans that they presented before we got started were well thought out and thorough. The project management overall was really good. I'd give them an A-.”

“They were on time. They were able to finish the job in a timely fashion and did what I had to do within the budget I gave them. They were relandscaping my backyard and put a patio in. I'd grade them as an A.”

“Outside Landscape Group did super work. Super. I'm looking at it right now. It's gorgeous. It was absolutely positive. I liked their professionalism, the way they assessed the situation and gave me very clear drawing blueprints. They gave us a very good blueprint and gave us some options from low to high price so we could choose. After they started working, we made some changes and they had no problem with that. It's beautiful. It's been a year now. Everything is growing beautifully. The people in the homeowner association are no longer angry with me. I'd give them an A+.”

“From start to finish, the architect was always punctual, and the work crew was incredible. They cleaned up very nicely and were very polite. The quality of the service was excellent. My walkthrough was perfect. They redid the patio decking, increased my existing pool deck, did an underdeck, and then landscaped the backyard. I'd give them an A+.”

“I had a positive experience. If there's a 200 percent score, I'd go with 200 percent. They do what they say, they show up on time, they clean up after themselves, and they do a great job. They're great artisans of their trade.”

“We were very happy with the way the patio with a built-in grilling station with countertops, storage compartments, and built-in drawers turned out. The whole process was great. We'd give them an A+ rating for sure.”

“It was excellent. They were fantastic. A++.”

“They came in and they did an outdoor fire pit and seating area. They were really professional. I would highly recommend them. They maintained a clean job site and they were punctual. I would say they're an A.”

“They were fantastic. They deserve an A.”

“They were very good.”

“They did a good job. They did what they said they were going to do. They landscaped our backyard. They drew up the plans and did the work. They deserve an A.”

“They did some design work for us on a possible outside project. Everybody was timely and hit the time goals we put out there. They get an A grade from me. I think I've actually recommended them.”

“We had a very good experience. They were very professional.”

“They're good. They're very professional. They did landscaping and hardscaping. They're A's.”

“It was a positive experience. They did a good job.”

“They were really good, really professional from start to finish. Rick was great at coming up with an idea that we could use. They got it together, came out, and it was put together really fast. It looks great. We're enjoying it. They did a backyard patio and they fixed a drainage problem by putting in a dry creek bed that goes all the way to our front yard. The water was pooling, and they landscaped that area so that it would sort of absorb the water, but it also looks pretty. They did some landscaping in the back too. I'd give them an A grade. Especially the cleanliness, they cleaned up every day, like every little thing. I've recommended them to two people already.”

“They were adding some new sod, but they've done another big project for us too. I'd rate them an A.”

“They deserve an A.”

“I would give it an A.”

“They were always reliable, prompt, and do very good work. They've done both landscape and hardscape. They installed a driveway, did stone steps, and they poured some concrete addition in our back. I'd rate them as an A.”

“I thought they were creative and they got the work done quickly. They landscaped our backyard—grass, trees, and bushes. I'd give them an A.”

“We had a positive experience.”

“They were very professional and always showed up on time. We worked with a man who made himself very available. Any time we had questions about what they had installed, he answered them. They redid our whole backyard. They installed a bunch of plants, redid the grading, and then installed a lot of sod as well. They were in Best Pick Reports—I love that book. Outside Landscape Group is awesome. I'd give them an A.”

“I told them at the beginning what I wanted and what I didn't want. He came back with a drawing of what he wanted and what I didn't want, so I got him straightened out to what I wanted, and it worked out. They were did some hardscape—a front walkway, a porch, and a sidewalk. It was beautiful work. I was satisfied; they showed up, they did what they were supposed to do, and they did a good job. I'd give them an A.”

“They were fantastic the entire way through, from bid all the way through to the execution and final walkthrough. I've already recommended them. They'd be an A.”

“They did everything they said they were going to do, and they cleaned up after themselves every night. When they left at the end of the job, they were pressure washing the cul-de-sac—not even where anything had taken place, but just because they might have left dirt on the road. I was very, very, very pleased. We had some extensive landscaping done in our backyard, and we had them add a fire pit. I had no issues with them at all.”

“It was great. I liked their professionalism. They were on time, the crew was great, and they really seemed to care about what they were doing. They landscaped my entire backyard; they put in a patio, irrigation system, and sod. They also did a total landscape design and planting. When I put out a bid, I hadn't used any of the previous companies that I looked at. I looked at three different companies, and Outside Landscape Group was the only one that brought some creativity and their own ideas to the table. I'd give them an A+.”

“They're professional, they made a quick plan, and they finished the work really fast. They planted trees in the backyard, did new plantings, and did a little stone stairwell down the front. It took about 30 days. They're very good. I would give them an A+ grade.”

“They did a concrete patio and some various landscape work. Their customer service was good. They listened to what our needs were and met them, and they gave us good service. They get an A+.”

“Outside Landscape Group did work for me, and they did a great job. They did an architectural landscape for me, and they installed it in a couple days. They came back later and put in an irrigation system as well. I'd have to give them an A.”

“We ended up working with Outside Landscape Design. They did a big project for us—it was a full outdoor renovation. The backyard was completely stripped down, and they took out five or six trees. Then, they graded it and leveled a couple of areas. They put in some outdoor hardscape as well. I liked the fact that they had certified landscape architects drawing a plan. I feel that they heard what we were saying and what we wanted to do, and I feel like they were dynamic. Sometimes, things changed as they went based on things we said. They took what we said and incorporated it, and we were really happy with the outcome. I'd give them an A.”

“I felt that the design they worked on was close to what I wanted, and they did a good job of determining what worked in the yard. Their customer service was good. They get an A. I actually got a hold of them because they were doing a job for a neighbor.”

“They did some landscaping in my backyard. Their customer service was good, and the guy I worked with would respond to my emails whenever I would email him with a problem. I would grade them as an A. They're not quite done with some work, but so far, it's good.”

“They're hardworking, attentive to detail, and interested in our feedback. We put in a backyard, and they did a lot of landscaping work for a pool that we have.”

“They helped us with outdoor landscaping work. I'd give them an A rating.”

“Outside Landscape Group did more than they said they were going to do. They cleaned up every day, and it was remarkable. The staff was incredibly competent. They aimed to please, and we are more than thrilled with the results. We actually got designs from three different landscape architects, and Outside Landscape Group listened to us and gave us what we wanted. Honestly, I don't think an A+ is high enough.”

“They were clean and respectful, and they really did a great job. They did a lot of drainage work, and they created and planted beds, mulched everything, and did a lot of grading and grass work. The planting is gorgeous, and it's awesome.”

“Outside Landscape Group totally redid the landscaping around my deck area, and they were wonderful—A+. They planted some stuff and replaced the lines in the sprinkler system.”

“Rick Kaldrovics puts my plants in, and he actually does some pool work for me, too. He's incredible. He's from Outside Landscape Group, and he's located nearby. My neighbors just used him. He's very, very good. I would give him an A++.”

“They did work maybe two years ago. They're a very good, excellent group, and I'd give them very high marks. I'd give them an A, and in fact, we are using them again this fall for a new project on our house.”

“The landscape was a dry creek bed with river stones, so it had three tons of rocks, a variety of plants, and a walkway—they made a backyard area without grass. The work went well. It was on time—actually, early—and it came out exactly as they said it would. It was an A.”

“They did a front yard—they redid our landscape. They ripped out a lot of the old landscape that didn't look too good and did a whole redesign installation in the front yard. It was very good, everything went really well, and they did an excellent job. It all looks really good—we're waiting for it all to grow in and flesh out, but it all looks really good. I would say that the company is an A.”

“Outside Landscape Group was very good. He did a plan for us last fall and completed the work before Thanksgiving. They did some hardscapes as well as landscape pathways and plantings. Rick had done a landscape plan for us before, and he had done some work for the neighborhood as well, so we just had him out to do some more planning. I would give their business an A.”

“They did work here, and everything went well—they did the walkway. I would give the company an A.”

“They've been good. We had a landscaping patio project done. I liked their approach—it's a real good process—and I liked how they handled themselves. I'd give them an A.”

“They did a good job. They did a bunch of landscaping outside like installing sod bushes and putting up a wall. They were coordinated very well, they were on time, and they delivered what they said they would and did a good job to make sure I was happy by the end of the day. They're A-grade.”

“Everything was great—they did a good job. They put in a fire pit. I interviewed three companies, and they stood out to me. It was an A-rate job.”

“I had an excellent experience with Outside Landscape. They listened to what I wanted and were very responsive. They went above and beyond—they did everything they said they were going to do and more. They were polite, courteous, clean, on schedule and were master craftsmen, and the stonemasons were awesome. They did an overall outstanding job—A+.”

“Outside Landscape was absolutely wonderful—I couldn't give enough good information about these people. They came out, took our basic landscaping, and created a plan that was absolutely beautiful. They executed it exactly as they had indicated they would. I'd give them an A+.”

“Outside Landscape was outstanding. They're very good at putting together designs, which is something we aren't very good at. I had a great experience with them.”

“They're still doing work for me. I love those guys—they're great. They're ripping up everything and putting down a whole new yard. They're also adding decks, trails, and retaining walls. They're really doing it. They're actually doing landscaping. I've had the house for over ten years, and I've been living in two different places and didn't really care about the yard. So I decided to stay here, and I had them rip it up and put a new one in. They are super professional. If anything happens, I know ahead of time. If anything goes wrong, I know right away. If anything goes well, I know right away. They know what the heck they're doing. All of their workers are great people—everybody they've sent has been professional and does really good work. It's been a positive experience, and I'd definitely give them an A+. The work is solid, good stuff.”

“They did a job for me last fall. It was very positive experience, and I'll use them again. They produced a very nice, creative plan for our backyard that was very well done. They kept the project within budget. They started when they said they would start and finished when they said they would finish. They had good workers who were well supervised, they used quality materials, and they followed up afterward. I would recommend them very highly and would probably use them again. I'd give them an A.”

“It was great—it went really well. They did my entire backyard. They did a pool, covered deck, and redid the landscaped. They were good—they showed up on time, and they had excellent craftsmanship. I would definitely say it was a positive experience.”

“I was very, very happy with Ray and the work everyone did. I liked their quality and cleanup. I have no complaints—I'm very happy. I get a lot of compliments from my friends and neighbors. It was an excellent experience, all the way around. There were no surprises—A.”

“They did a great job. They're easy to work with. Our plants are doing great. I'd highly recommend them. I had a positive experience—I'd give them an A+.”

“I had a positive experience. What was really helpful was that they came out and really helped us figure out what we wanted to do. They did some work for us in the back. We wanted a stone patio. We had one thing in mind, and they came out and really showed us how we could better use our backyard. We really loved their idea. We ended up with something that was much better than we expected. And we were able to use our backyard in a much better way than we ever thought possible. They don't need to improve. We were having some renovation work done, and our contractor referred Rick, the owner, to us. I would definitely give them an A+. They were great in their planning, execution, and quality of work.”

“I was very pleased with all their work. The owner and the workers did an excellent job. It was a big, residential project. It was medium-sized—it wasn't really small or really big. I would give them an A+”

“Outside Landscape Group was excellent—high quality and professional. You don't have to worry about anybody. The product is excellent. They did a combination of hardscape, landscape, and further design for me. They came in, took a big driveway area that was nothing essentially, and created this very nice outdoor entertaining space. That's what they did for me. I've used them before in a previous home, and they did a great job there as well. I would give them an A+, and I wouldn't use anyone else.”

“They did what they said they were going to do. They were super nice to work with. They did some removal of old shrubs and planting of new shrubs, grasses, and sod. They also did quite a bit of hardscape stonework. I found out about them through Home Reports. There were two that interested me, and Outside Landscape's description seemed to fit what I was doing, so I went with them based on that alone. I met with Rick, the owner. He brought his landscape architect with him at the first meeting. He took a yellow tablet and drew a design that he thought would work. I was thinking, 'Man, he's on it,' and I went with them—A+.”

“They're great and have super service. What stands out about the company is their professionalism and follow-up. They do what they promised, and they do it quickly. It's an ongoing project—we're moving into a new house. I've had a superior experience so far.”

“They redid our backyard. I told a neighbor that they did a wonderful job and that they were very professional. What stands out about the company is how up front they were with a lot of the work they were doing and how professional they were. I had a positive experience. I would give them an A—we had some issues that occurred, but it wasn't their fault.”

“Our project went very well, and I would recommend them. They do what they say they're going to do, and the work is high quality. I had a positive experience, and I would give them an A.”

“They were total professionals. I think I liked the fact that he was a landscape architect; he did not come across as a guy that cuts grass. He was totally my kind of person. I could relate to him. They did everything they said they would do, exactly when they said they would do it. The crew was the best I've ever had working at my house. Every night they cleaned everything up, even though they were going to mess it all up again in the morning. And they left the yard exactly the way it was when they showed up every day. Somebody on my street was having their project done by them, so I called them up. When he came back for the final walkthrough, he saw something and said, 'Let me send my guys over to take care of it.' This is the way this was supposed to be. They were an A+ company.”

“I think they did a really good job. They showed up when they said they were going to show up, and they delivered what they said they were going to deliver. When some things didn't quite work out, they fixed it. They came out twice. The first time, they installed a big landscape where they put in some drainage, sprinklers, and trees. They cleared out a whole bunch of old stuff that was in my woods as well. They did a complete landscape plan and then implemented it, so it was a big project. I was satisfied with it. I've recommended them to two people since then, and they were both happy with the work as well. I'd give them an A+.”

“They worked from the minute they showed up to cleanup time. They pressure washed the driveway when they left, and they will come back tomorrow to do more. Initially, they did a landscape drawing, so I guess technically this is the second time I've used the company. Now, they are doing a huge project—they are putting in a retaining wall. They brought in six tons of rock and dirt pipes in three dump trucks. It was a big project. They deserve an A+.”

“I was completely satisfied with the work they did. They built a fire pit and a playground area, and they did some planting. They were timely, organized, and very clean. They followed up with all their work, too. It was about a three-week project from design to end. I'd give them an A.”

“We did use Outside Landscape. We did our front yard, including our sodding, and the design of the front yard. We didn't have them do anything else, but they did do sod. We had a good experience—in fact, we were named 'Yard of the Year' by our local community. I'd give the company an A.”

“Outside Landscape was able to help us. They put in some bushes and trees for us. It was an absolutely positive experience. I would give them an A.”

“I went with Outside Landscape. I had a positive experience with them. They replaced a patio in the back, put a fire pit in, and then created the landscape around it. I'd give them an A.”

“In general, we were very pleased. We had some trees and shrubs installed, and they built a small retaining wall to surround a small playground. I chose them because they had been recommended to us. They were very professional, timely, and did a very nice job—A.”

“I was very pleased. They do very professional work. They did the work on time. They were very good about making suggestions and getting stuff done we needed. They did water things to help us. We had to move some air conditioning units around. They completely redesigned the front part of my house. They redid my shrubbery, planted trees, and took out old shrubbery. I'd give them an A.”

“It wasn't a small project; they did half of our backyard, but it's a very small backyard. The customer service and workers were very good. They got the work done on time, and we didn't have any issues with any of them. So, they get an A from me.”

“Overall, Outside Landscape did very good work. Everything was done professionally—all the workers knew what they were doing. I didn't have to worry at all—it was done right. I had a lot of confidence in his design and his men. They did a detailed design, and everything was implemented exactly to design. I'm very happy. My neighbor got their yard done as well. They definitely get an A from me.”

“Outside Landscape worked according to the plan, and they did it efficiently and without a whole of grief. I didn't have to get onto them. They designed and built a new driveway for us. Our previous driveway was deteriorating. We went from a driveway that was adequate crumbling to a circular driveway that was new for our lot plan. They were recommended to us by our neighbor, and we haven't had to call them back. They deserve an A.”

“They laid out a plan that was consistent with what we wanted and then installed it. It was fine. It was a small job. They did a good job—they got in, got it done, and cleaned up. They were recommended by our general contractor who did a remodel job for our house. I'd give them an A—they were good.”

“I had them remove all of the old plants that were in the backyard and create a design for a new installation. I had an overall positive experience with them. They were quick to follow up or respond. The gentleman who was the project manager was an excellent listener. When he came out to talk with me and look at the situation, he listened carefully to what I wanted done within the funds that I had. He made it work. He listened well, and he made it work. I'd definitely give them an A+. The work, the follow through, the cleanup, and the amount of time it took to complete the project were reasonable—it wasn't too short, it wasn't too long. They did what they said they would do, and it was done well. The cleanup is a very important part. I would use them again.”

“I thought the job was excellent, very detailed. They communicated with us regularly. The workers that were there daily did a really nice job of cleaning up and making sure that everything was put away decently each day. We had a fairly significant job—we had a patio built as well as a stand-alone sitting area. It was an A+ experience.”

“They're timely, they're professional, and they're great to work with. They are still at our house; they've been there for a week or so. They're good at touching base and communicating. The project management has been great. I've never had to guess about where the project stands, so we're really satisfied. They built a fire pit, they redid pool deck, and they did lighting. They're also adding landscaping to the backyard. Our neighbors used them, and we liked what they did to their backyard. So, we gave them a call. I'd refer them for sure. They're great. We've just had a very pleasant experience, especially when you hear from people with bad experiences. We weren't really sure going into it what's expected, but they've been great. A+ for Outside Landscape.”

“They replaced the whole front yard—all the shrubs, bushes, and other plants. They did a drawing of what I was going to get. It clearly conveyed their supplies and their prices. I had a pretty good confidence that they understood what I wanted. It was a positive experience for me—A.”

“I think they did a really good job. They did our backyard. I would recommend them. They did a quality job on the project, and they did it within the agreed-upon time frame that they said, and it was exactly the price that they quoted me for. So, overall, I was happy. It was a positive experience. They were an A company.”

“They are very professional and very skilled. The end result was very good and quick. They did hardscape, grading, and landscaping bushes. A friend of ours had used them for a similar project, and we met with the owner. We knew of their experience, and we decided to go with them. I would say it's a positive experience, and I'd recommend them. We had a couple of other people that we talked to previously. We paid them some money, and it failed. I'd would give Outside Landscape Group an A.”

“They just did one project for me. They redid my entire backyard—they cleaned up the backyard and planted plants. It was a positive experience. I would give them an A+. I thought they were expensive, but they did a quality job, they had quality people, and they were quick. I thought they were kind of pricey, but you get what you pay for. They did an excellent job.”

“Outside Landscape did two very large projects and totally redid the front and much of the backyard. They did a tremendous job—it was beautiful. We've gotten a lot of compliments. The workmanship was good. It was exactly the way they said it was going to be and exactly as they promised. They're an A+.”

“Outside Landscape did a phenomenal job. From our initial meeting to the concept and through the execution to the subsequent follow-ups—I couldn't be happier. He came through with exactly what we wanted. He has great original ideas—things we wouldn't have thought of. He did a wonderful job. They're an A+.”

“Outside Landscape did a great job. Every plant was perfect and of high quality. They did an exceptional job and superior work. I'm an architect, and I know good work. I'd give them an A+.”

“Outside Landscape Group did a great job—they always do. They've done multiple jobs for me. They do an exceptional job, and I'd highly recommend them to anyone.”

“They were great. They did landscaping—hardscape and softscape. They were outstanding from start to finish.”

“Outside Landscape Group was excellent. We have no complaints at all. The team that we worked with was just excellent. The crew was really good—they were here on time, and they worked hard. I would really recommend them.”

“Outside Landscape Group was great. We were losing our hill, and we needed a walkway. They fixed every drainage problem we had. It rained when they were done, and everything drained exactly right. It looked beautiful, and he covered a cinder block wall and steps we had. It looks great.”

“They were excellent. It was a big, one-time job. The design came first, and they helped with the irrigation, too. They had their irrigation people come in and do the planning. I'd like to make a shout-out to Ray. He was the person who sat down with us and planned everything. We've had landscapers before that never listened to what we said, but he did.”

“They were fantastic on our hardscape and a little planting. It was a one-time job, and there was implementation of the plan involved. They did an excellent job. They're very precise. I have no complaints about them. Well, I do have one complaint—I wish I hired them sooner.”