East Coast Landscape Design
10th year as a Best Pick
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Compiled Score:

East Coast Landscape Design has received 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 95 customer surveys conducted through GuildQuality.
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10th year as a Best Pick Call
"Since we started the business in 1979, clients have been our number one priority. We bend over backwards to satisfy them. We give firm price guarantees for the quoted work as well as start and finish dates. Calls are returned on the same day, and employees wear uniforms and undergo drug screenings and background checks."

Mark Simpson | President
Company Information
Services Offered
East Coast Landscape Design offers custom residential landscape design services, including planting, patios, walkways, retaining walls, outdoor kitchens, fire pits, drainage, and erosion control.
Minimum Job
The company requires a $4,000 minimum job.
Warranty
East Coast Landscape Design offers a ten-year warranty on hardscape work and various one-year warranties on other work.
Company History
The local company was founded in 1979 by owner and operator Mark Simpson.
Distinctions
Mark Simpson is a Certified Segmental Retaining Wall Installer and a Permeable Interlocking Concrete Paver Specialist (PICPS). The company is a Certified Techo-Pro Contractor and a member of the Interlocking Concrete Paving Institute (ICPI), and the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA).
Areas Served
Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Montgomery Village, Potomac, Rockville, Silver Spring, Columbia, Elkridge, Ellicott City, Laurel, Annapolis, Crofton, Glen Burnie, Odenton, Pasadena, Severn, Severna Park, Bowie, Hyattsville, Lanham, Laurel
Address
2000 Spencerville Road
Spencerville, MD 20868
Hours
Mon
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat
Closed
Sun
Closed
Licenses
MHIC #42490

Compiled Score:

East Coast Landscape Design has received 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 95 customer surveys conducted through GuildQuality.
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Review by
07/23/2021

“I would like to recognize Jose for his exceptional service. He was very responsive to the need. For instance, there wasn't a clear direction on the sketch or missing direction. I actually talked to Mark, Mark is boss, and he should be the one telling him. Once Mark talked to him, he was very responsive to try to fix whatever he can. There was some language barrier and I think there was some expectations difference. That's what the designer told me, and maybe that's that too because the designer wasn't sure. I told the freelance designer of what I want certain things to look like. I showed her my front and side neighbors as an example, and she said, "Well, that's how it's done all the time, so don't worry about that." But ours isn't like that. Actually, it got rained a little bit and I did try to talk to Jose about it. I don't know what the reluctance was.”

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07/05/2021

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Review by
06/18/2021

“The men who installed the rock were friendly and highly accommodating.”

Review by
06/07/2021

“The company did a great job and I am very pleased with the finished product!”

Review by
06/01/2021

“They met or exceeded my expectations with their staying with it and making adjustments, so the job was done correct and perfectly.”

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05/25/2021

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05/19/2021

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Review by
03/16/2021

“This company worked on a retaining wall project for my house, fixing up some damage and improving the water drainage. I found working with the owner and his staff that did the work to be a great experience. They were very knowledgeable and worked well with to fix our issues quickly. I would say the one area the company needs to improve is their scheduling department. Getting the work scheduled was challenging and took more time than I was expecting. But when it was scheduled and they work was being completed, I was happy with what was done. I would still recommend this company to others.”

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03/09/2021

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02/05/2021

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Review by
02/05/2021

“The solution that was implemented looks better than I could ever imagined.”

Review by
02/03/2021

“They were helpful in refining the scope of the project and offering material selections. Workers were talented, hardworking, creating a quality installaton.”

Review by
01/29/2021

“Everything was beautifully done and they did a great job cleaning up the site.”

Review by
01/08/2021

“East Coast Landscape Design did great quality work and were courteous and efficient!”

Review by
12/07/2020

“Very happy with the completed project which completely transformed an area with crumbling stonework and drainage and erosion issues, and now offers an attractive access to the rear garden.”

Review by
12/07/2020

“The owner was the best contractor I've worked with. They had very good communication and were very understanding of my needs and getting the project correct. The team who did the work - they were very professional, very skilled at their craft, and really just easy to work with.”

Review by
12/02/2020

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Review by
12/01/2020

“Roberto is extremely hardworking. He was knowledgable, and his workmanship was excellent.”

Review by
11/11/2020

“Vicki Metzger”

Review by
10/30/2020

“They have excellent workmanship.”

Review by
10/28/2020

“We are very impressed by the effort made made by the staff in completing this job. East Coast has also been responsive to our questions and has worked to solve our issues. We have an on-going water drainage problem acerbated by a high water table due to very rainy times. But, when solution A did not work, Mark and Roberto tried solution B. When that did not work, we met together to discuss a solution C. Although frustrating, we do appreciate that East Coast is standing by its work and agreements and is trying to solve the problem. However, the work is not quite done so the jury is still out if this is the final (or best) solution possible.”

Review by
10/05/2020

“Everything was performed top-notch. Very professional good value for the job done. Above and beyond service. I will use them anytime I have needs that they can assist with.”

Review by
09/18/2020

“Mark understood the drainage problem I was trying to solve and recommended a practical and beautiful solution. His team of expert landscapers did a beautiful installation job and I now love my yard!”

Review by
09/16/2020

“Roberto and his team...Excellent”

Review by
07/20/2020

“I would like to recognize Mark.”

Review by
07/14/2020

“They cleared out a garden box I was not expecting them to do.”

Review by
06/29/2020

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Review by
06/11/2020

“They are an amazing company. They are very responsive. They do a wonderful job with the design side and now with the maintenance of my landscaping. Mark does an impeccable job leading his crew and I have been thoroughly satisfied with the work they have done.”

Review by
06/11/2020

“Our yard looks great. They met or exceeded in all areas.”

Review by
06/02/2020

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Review by
05/30/2020

“Vicki was very helpful.”

Review by
05/25/2020

“The team was professional (minus one worker).”

Review by
05/17/2020

“The great majority of our interaction has been with Mark Simpson, East Coast President, who has been always helpful. The work crew are all very competent, but we don't know any of them by name, unfortunately.”

Review by
05/13/2020

“The best of the best!”

Review by
05/13/2020

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Review by
05/09/2020

“They exceeded my expectations in most areas.”

Review by
04/30/2020

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Review by
04/24/2020

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Review by
04/19/2020

“Excellent, competent work!”

Review by
04/01/2020

“Everyone that I dealt with at East Coast Landscape Design was great.”

Review by
02/15/2020

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Review by
01/28/2020

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Review by
12/21/2019

“All teams were great.”

Review by
12/21/2019

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Review by
12/18/2019

“Vicki M made sure everything went smoothly from planning through project completion, and crew leader Jose did a great all-around job with the tree trimming and removal.”

Review by
12/18/2019

“I would like to recognize Jose and Mark for exceptional service!”

Review by
12/18/2019

“I would like to recognize Mark highly. He is thorough, professional, understanding, and his designs are really perfect.”

Review by
12/17/2019

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Review by
12/11/2019

“Mark was very knowledgeable and helpful.”

Review by
12/06/2019

“The crew were outstanding. They took the time to be very detailed in their work. They had a great attitude everyday and made sure the job was completed to my complete satisfaction.”

Review by
10/28/2019

“Mark is extremely nice.”

Review by
10/21/2019

“Exceptional Service! The crew is professional, knowledgeable and extremely caring when it comes to taking care of my landscaping requirements.”

Review by
10/17/2019

“Felix and team”

Review by
10/16/2019

“excellent work, very responsive”

Review by
10/16/2019

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Review by
10/15/2019

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Review by
10/15/2019

“I can't remember her name, but I would like to recognize the surveyor for her exceptional service. She was knowledgeable of the area, and it was really easy to work with her.”

Review by
10/15/2019

“I would like to recognize the team that came out for their exceptional service. They were very professional and did a very good job for us.”

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10/15/2019

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10/15/2019

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Review by
10/15/2019

“The patio itself looks great!”

Review by
10/10/2019

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Review by
10/08/2019

“I greatly appreciate the expertise that ECL offers in the preliminary stages. I never feel that they are simply trying to get me to spend more money. I feel like they are truly suggesting the best and most economical way of achieving the results I am looking for.”

Review by
10/08/2019

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Review by
10/08/2019

“East Coast Landscaping helped me solve a problem with drainage and runoff in my yard. I was amazed at how fast they got the job done and left the area reserved and covered with straw. The area is no longer a problem zone and the grass is healthier there than anywhere else. I have already recommended them to several friends and family members.”

Review by
10/08/2019

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10/08/2019

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Review by
10/08/2019

“I would qualify my recommendation. This is not the landscape company for those who care about having input into plant selection. I had to fight hard to get any alternatives to the plants in their initial proposal. However, the hardscaping (two paver patios, steps and two retaining walls), cedar fencing and outdoor lighting are all excellent. The retaining walls, in particular, were assembled extremely precisely.”

Review by
10/08/2019

“The water management system works well (I believe as we have not had the hard soaking rains this year as we did last year)”

Review by
10/08/2019

“I liked the end project, it looked nice but the boarder would have given it a 5 star rating.”

Review by
10/08/2019

“They prepared a very professional proposal and had the best prices of the landscapers we consulted.”

Review by
10/08/2019

“If they would return my wife's copy of the layout and fix the drainage problem in the back I would highly recommend them. Until them I cannot recommend them.”

Review by
10/07/2019

“Mark and the whole crew worked very well. They all deserve to be recognized.”

Review by
10/05/2019

“I would like to recognize the lead designer or his exceptional service.”

Review by
10/05/2019

“All of them, everyone I come in contact with - very exceptional and very professional (Mark and JD - they all listened to me and were willing to walk with me)”

Review by
10/05/2019

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Review by
10/05/2019

“Mark Simpson and his crew provided me top notch service and did a terrific job.”

Review by
10/05/2019

“The owner Mark Simpson.”

Review by
10/05/2019

“I thought they did a great job with the outdoor lighting.”

Review by
10/05/2019

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Review by
10/05/2019

“Speed of construction. Workers were very diligent. And beauty of the finished wall.”

Review by
10/05/2019

“Vicki”

Review by
10/05/2019

“Everything looked very professional when the job finished.”

Review by
10/04/2019

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Review by
10/04/2019

“pavers look great. yard cleanup was excellent”

Review by
10/04/2019

“ECL did all the design work for our landscaping project and presented several options from which we could choose. They also did the installation very efficiently and within the timeframe promised.”

Review by
10/04/2019

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Review by
10/03/2019

“The sitting wall, the fencing is AMAZING, and speed of project.”

Review by
10/03/2019

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Review by
07/02/2019

“Both the hardscape and landscape crew did an excellent job!”

Review by
05/17/2019

“They went above and beyond the call in some of the areas. The clean-up was immaculate, and the job of putting the plants in was outstanding”

Review by
05/06/2019

“The overall quality is outstanding. I wish they were ore communicative in the process or what is being done each day. As some steps were taken which we did not approve the changes/choices...but we did end up loving them later on.”

Review by
04/05/2019

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Review by
01/05/2019

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Review by
01/05/2019

“Results are impressive”

Review by
07/27/2018

“They do a good job listening and paying attention to the work. They have done mulching in beds and different plants for me. They follow up well.”

Review by
07/26/2018

“Mark and team were fantastic to work with. From the very first meeting, to project complete every step of the way the project moved forward without incident. My neighbors have been lining up for a tour of the yard.:) I would highly recommend East Coast Landscape Design you will not be disappointed!”

Review by
07/13/2018

“I was most satisfied with the gardening part of it.”

Review by
07/10/2018

“I would like to recognize the workers. Mark was amazing. He is the owner of the company. He always communicated with us. If I needed to talk to him in person or talk to him about changing some things, he was either available or would call back within a few hours. They were able to follow the guidelines of the DC permits. The DC permits are really difficult. They were able to follow those with ease. Mark and his team were amazing.”

Review by
07/10/2018

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