Customer Testimonial from Mark Hillen

Ongar, Dublin 15

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The biggest benefit was that Eugene was able to do for us what he said he would do.
When was the work done?
The work was done in August, 2011.

What was involved?
It involved laying a patio, building a small wall and a garden path that leads to a shed.

How did you choose Genius Garden Improvements?
I found Eugene on the Pickapro website. I liked what I saw with regard to the testimonials and pictures on his site, they were very good. We called and asked him to come out and we discussed the project we had in mind. Everything looked and sounded good so we took a chance and chose Eugene.

Had you definite ideas in mind before you talked to Eugene Iarmurati?
We had a reasonably good idea but I was open to suggestions.

Did Eugene introduce new ideas?
Eugene was excellent with providing good practical advice. As we discussed the project and Eugene got a better understanding of what we were looking for, he explained what he could do and we tweaked things and made changes. For instance, we had considered adding a step out from the house onto the patio and would we tile around it or not and Eugene recommended not adding the step at all. He was right and it turned out great. Another bit of advice that worked out well also had to do with a step. We had Eugene build a path leading up to a shed and Eugene suggested adding a step up to the shed. Again, it worked out well and looks very good.

How did the project run?
Perfectly, 100% and no problems at all. Eugene is very reliable, came when he said he would and did an excellent job. The project took about 5 working days to complete.

What was the biggest benefit to you of using Genius Garden Improvements?
The biggest benefit was that Eugene was able to do for us what he said he would do.

Would you recommend Genius Garden Improvements to others?
I definitely would yes, no question at all.

Any tips for other people?
Have a good thought in your head about what you want but be willing to revise it if the contractor has good advice. Talk everything through very well and be clear about what's expected.

Mark Hillen
Ongar, Dublin 15

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Our Customers Say

To be perfectly honest, I'm very happy with all of it. Eugene really did what he said he'd do.
Brid
Lucan, Dublin 20
Brid from Lucan, Dublin 20 talks to pickapro.. See full interview
Eugene and his team were thoroughly professional in their dealings with us, they did more than what was asked for and the job is 100%.
Liam Fitzpatrick
Terenure, Dublin 6
Liam Fitzpatrick from Terenure, Dublin 6 talks to pickapro.. See full interview
Eugene's attention to detail is incredible and he transformed my garden.
Fiona Barry
Co. Dublin
Fiona Barry from Co. Dublin talks to pickapro.. See full interview
I really feel like Eugene treated the work as if he was doing it for himself. It was superb.
John Thompson
Swords, Co Dublin
John Thompson from Swords, Co Dublin talks to pickapro.. See full interview
The garden room turned out even nicer than I could have hoped for.
Marie
Dublin 15
Marie from Dublin 15 talks to pickapro.. See full interview
Eugene was best on price, professionalism and just being someone that you could trust and want to do business with.
Roughan Mac Namara
Dublin
Roughan Mac Namara from Dublin talks to pickapro.. See full interview
I had gotten a tender from another company but chose Genius Gardens because from the outset they seemed more professional.
Brigid Zhang
Rathfarnham, Dublin 14
Brigid Zhang from Rathfarnham, Dublin 14 talks to pickapro.. See full interview
The biggest benefit was that Eugene was able to do for us what he said he would do.
Mark Hillen
Ongar, Dublin 15
Mark Hillen from Ongar, Dublin 15 talks to pickapro.. See full interview
Eugene's a gentleman and very trustworthy. That's a big thing with me.
Rory Barnes
Lucan, Co. Dublin
Rory Barnes from Lucan, Co. Dublin talks to pickapro.. See full interview
One thing I like about Eugene is that he took his time. He was very competent, very professional.
Sandra Healy
Dublin 9
Sandra Healy from Dublin 9 talks to pickapro.. See full interview
Eugene listened to the brief. He worked with us. He made changes at the drop of a hat.
Teresa O' Toole-Cahill
Monkstown, Co. Dublin
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