East Coast Landscape Design
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East Coast Landscape Design has received 5 out of 5 stars (A-rating) based on 97 customer surveys conducted by Best Pick Reports.
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"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 hardscape and landscape design, including patios, walkways, retaining walls, outdoor kitchens, fire pits, drainage, and erosion control.
Minimum Job
The company requires a $4,000 minimum.
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.
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 National Association of Landscape Professionals, the Interlocking Concrete Paving Institute (ICPI), and the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA).
MHIC #42490
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

“The quality of the work is always great. I've been using them for a long time. They did a hardscaping/landscaping project for me several years ago, and now they maintain it on an annual basis. It's always good. I get a lot of compliments about the work. I have a lot of people, even delivery people—everybody loves the work they did. It's really beautiful. I highly recommend them. I'd give them an A for sure.”

“The overall quality of their product, the ultimate job that they did, is very high quality. They did hardscaping for me. They did a wall, they did a walkway, and they covered my stoop. I'd give them an A.”

“They've done work for me for 25 years. I like how they de-bed. Their de-beds are the top in the world; it's just beautiful. They let you be a part of the decisions. They're just nice people to work with. They come and do their job, and when they leave, it looks like a beautiful thing has happened. They've done landscaping. I have a slope in my backyard, and they landscaped the whole slope and put stone steps going up to a park behind my house. They just did this trench for my guest fireplace—beautiful job. They're an A+ all the way. They did this little trench, and the edges were as straight as their de-bedding. I've never seen a trench quite this nice.”

“It was excellent. I will definitely recommend them to anyone. They work on schedule. They were right on target. They finished on time, and that's where it stays. I really liked that. They did paving. They paved my new driveway. They get an A.”

“Mark—the owner—was great to sit down with, very patient, and walked us through everything in great detail. It was nice that the owner was so involved in the whole process. Then the guys who actually came out to do the work were really great; they walked me through everything, and explained everything to me. They included me in the process, and it was great. They did hardscaping and paver installation for me. East Coast Landscape Design gets an A.”

“They were very good, on time, and very neat about everything that they did. They were very good at planning. They've done pavers before, but they just did landscaping this time. I'd give them an A+.”

“East Coast Landscape Design showed up when they were supposed to, they did what they were supposed to, and they didn't try to gouge me. They did a paver installation and a mailbox build. They get an A+.”

“We were very satisfied. They were very professional, on-time, friendly, and dependable. We were very satisfied. They did landscaping, paver, and then they also steered us to a gentleman who did a deck remodel and a pergola. East Coast deserves an A.”

“I think they were timely. If I had any concerns, they responded to them very quickly, which I liked. They gave me a lot of follow-up and care. They also have a quarterly newsletter they give out to their past clients, and they update you on what you should be doing this year—what to plant and things like that. They did some hardscapes too. They built a small retaining wall and extended a concrete sidewalk. I'd give East Coast Landscape Design an A.”

“They've been doing work for me for a long time. They designed a front entrance for me using stone, and they did hardscaping and landscaping with lighting. They do really good work. I'd give them an A+ for my overall experience.”

“I'm very happy with East Coast Landscape Design. They showed up on time, they did what we asked them to do, and they did a good, quality job. They did a small stone patio, and previously they built a nice stone wall for us. They're an A.”

“They were very professional, courteous, flexible, and helpful. They are a top-rate company, and I really enjoyed working with them. I'd definitely give East Coast Landscape an A.”

“I liked that they were thorough and that they did what they promised they would do. The job was completed in a timely manner, and I was very satisfied and happy. They're an A.”

“They didn't have quite what we were looking for, but they gave us an alternative, and it was better than what we were going to do. They did yard drainage. I'd give them an A because I thought it was very nicely done. It took a while to schedule it, but once it was scheduled, they were there. We've already recommended them. We've talked to different people when we showed them what they did, and we told them if you're interested, we have a guy.”

“They built a 12-foot-high, 40-foot-long retaining wall. They also did landscaping and paving. I liked that they were efficient. They did what they said they were going to do. I liked their completeness. I'd give them an A because have no complaints.”

“I liked the expertise they showed and the quality of the service. They did the job exactly the way we agreed upon. For example, the grass they put in has lasted through the winter and still looks good. They've done demolition and concrete replacement for the driveway and sidewalk and new front yard sod. I would give them an A+. I would recommend them to anybody, including family members.”

“He's been doing work for me for a long time. He designed a front entrance for me using stone, and then he did hardscaping and a whole bunch of landscaping around it with lighting. He does really good work. They get an A+ for our overall experience. He comes back every year and takes care of stuff.”

“I'm very happy with East Coast Landscape Design. They showed up on time, did what we asked them to, and did a good quality job. They did a small stone patio, and previously they built a nice stone wall for us. They're an A company.”

“I liked the fact that they were thorough and that basically, what they promised they would do, they did. I also liked that the job was completed in a timely manner. I would give them an A for the overall experience. I was very satisfied and happy. Whatever we basically agreed to, it was completed as agreed, and I've considered using them again for another job.”

“They did paving for me. They did a driveway. They just did a good job, and they were very efficient. I would grade the overall experience as an A.”

“They were very professional, courteous, flexible, and helpful. They were a top-rate company, and I really enjoyed working with them. I would definitely give them an A for my overall experience with them.”

“They were making a front walk and a driveway, and they did a wonderful job. It was excellent. They were friendly, and they gave us different catalogs and ideas. They pointed us to places to go to look at stones and so forth and so on. What they started, they finished. I would say they get an A.”

“Their workers were very conscientious, and they didn't fool around. They got the job done, and it looks beautiful. They put in a French drain and a patio. They get an A grade from me.”

“They did a great job overall. They installed a patio in my backyard. The patio is holding up well. It's great. I would absolutely recommend them. I think they deserve an A+.”

“East Coast Landscape Design is wonderful. The owner is very warm, friendly, and genuine, and they did a great job. I had them redo part of my yard and make it a garden, and it's just gorgeous. He also put a fence in, and it's really perfect. Last year, he put the pavers in my screened-in room, a walkway around the side of the house, and a patio in the backyard. They get an A++.”

“They're great. The guy who planned the design gave us better ideas of what we wanted to do, and the team he assembled did a phenomenal job. There was a lot of hand work done, like hand digging and the installation of the concrete. They did the tiles that go on the ground, and they cleaned up very well afterward. I would rate them as an A.”

“They were outstanding. I liked the design and the implementation of the plan. They did a quality job. They deserve an A grade.”

“The backyard is not level, so they built a retaining wall, and then they built a pad behind it. They were out there working in the snow to get it done in time. I'd give them an A+ because they came on the weekend. They came right after it snowed, and they got it done. I was surprised they did what they did.”

“The work is good. We are satisfied with it. We had a patio done, and the workmanship was good. East Coast Landscape got there on time. We'd just moved into the area, and I'd wanted to find the right company to finish our patio project. I would give them an A grade because we're satisfied with it.”

“East Coast Landscape built a fence, and I think they did a very workmanlike job. I'm very pleased with the quality of work, and I was pleased with the attention to detail and the speed with which the work was completed. They deserve an A.”

“East Coast Landscape was very professional. They put in a new front walkway for me. We discussed the design I wanted, and they were very helpful. I'm extremely, extremely happy, and I would absolutely recommend them to anybody. I already have, as a matter of fact.”

“The work was done really well, and it was really high quality. Mark was very good to work with. East Coast Landscape did a good job on our property, and they were respectful of the people living here. They did a walkway and some planting. I would recommend them, and I'd give them an A.”

“East Coast put in a patio with a retaining wall for a hot tub, and some steps leading up to it. Their workmanship is great. If I do further work, I would call them, and I've referred them to three other people. I'd give them an A.”

“They did a neat job and did it on time. They were willing to work with me on a few glitches that developed. They put a patio in and a walkway out front. They did a clean, neat job and finished it off cleanly and neatly. We had gotten a good review from somebody else they had done work for. I'd recommend them. I'd give them an A+.”

“I would give East Coast Landscape Design the highest ratings. They're awesome. They built a patio for us, and they also landscaped. I've used them several times in the last ten years. They're reliably good.”

“East Coast Landscape Design did a wonderful job. They built a backyard patio, a stone retaining wall, and a front brick walkway. They also landscaped around the house. I was satisfied with the job, and they were very nice to work with. I've recommended them to my friends, and I would definitely use them again. They did a great job.”

“East Coast Landscape Design built a large backyard patio with pavers for me. They did an extremely good job. I would recommend them any time. I was very, very pleased. I've gotten a lot of compliments on how nice it is.”

“East Coast built a paver walkway for me, and it turned out great. They came when they said they would, and they completed the work quickly. I liked the overall quality of the work. It’s nice when you contract with someone and the work gets done correctly without a lot of stress involved. I would use this company again, and I’d give them an A+.”

“East Coast is great. They put in a patio and regraded my yard, and they also did some landscaping work. It was a difficult job, and they worked tirelessly. They were tremendous. I would definitely give them an A+.”

“I had a very positive experience with East Coast. I had them replace a paver patio. They have great attention to detail, and I would absolutely recommend this company to other people. The guys were hardworking, and their cleanup was impeccable. They’re an A+.”

“We had work done by East Coast Landscape. They put in a sidewalk and a front stoop. They did a very nice job.”

“East Coast Landscape—easy to work with, good work, good craftsmanship beyond basic construction. They built a stone wall planter and a brick patio and some steps. They worked hard, and they were quite competent. They gave me an estimate first. I would give them an A.”

“They did a very good job for me. They did the job when they said they were going to do it. They cleaned up every day. They seemed very professional, and they did it pretty quickly. They're an A.”

“I liked what they did. They gave me an estimate. They were able to do what they explained, and I was happy with it. I thought they did well—I liked the quality of work. They did some grading and stone and planting. The cleanup was good. I'd give them an A+.”

“I thought they were a great company. They did hardscaping for me. They did a wonderful job with the work I paid them to do at my home. They're clean. They're neat. They're professional. They did it in the amount of time they said they would. I was very pleased with the work. I'd give them an A+.”

“It was a very professional company. They were fast and delivered good service. They did good, quality work. The workers were pretty nice and pretty professional. Everything was awesome. Give them an A+.”

“It was done for me in the last year. The end result was really good. The head guy was very easy to work with. He would consider my input and offer advice. I think I had three technicians working for me. One time, we were having two things done at once, so it was maybe five. But I think there were three the other time. They were installers. They all seemed to get along. They seemed to be knowledgeable about what they were doing as well. I would continue to use them in the future. I would have to give them an A+.”

“They did two jobs. The second was a regrading of the back lawn to prevent moles from going in the basement. And the first job, they installed new stone steps in the front of the house. Everything is holding up beautifully—it's all lovely. I would give them an A. There's a correction to go in the back. They took out a drain that I'd like them to replace, so he was here this morning, and he's going to do it when the weather gets warmer.”