Customer Testimonial from Sandra Healy

Dublin 9

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One thing I like about Eugene is that he took his time. He was very competent, very professional.
When was the work done?
In April 2011.

What was involved?
It was quite an extensive garden landscaping job. Eugene laid an Indian sandstone patio, built a stone wall, built a concrete dog run, created flower beds, and laid a foundation for a new shed. He also cut down a tree in the front and planted a new one, trimmed trees and hedges, plumbed in a new retractable hose and installed a sunken granite water feature into the ground. Eugene did a fantastic job I have to say.

How did you choose Eugene?
I made some inquiries locally from companies I had used before. And that led me to Eugene. I had two others in to quote for the job as well. Eugene was able to articulate very well other jobs he'd worked on. He also listened to exactly what I needed. There was so many different elements that I needed to be sure I had someone who could do it right.

Also, because I couldn't picture how it would look, I needed someone who wouldn't mind me coaching them through each step of the way or wouldn't mind if something needed to change. Eugene came across as being very flexible.

Eugene came in within my budget too. Any little bits and pieces I asked him to do, he was fine with that as well. I had a fixed budget so that was important with me as well.

Had you definite ideas in mind before you talked to Eugene Iarmurati?
Not really. I knew what I needed but I was open to design ideas.

Did Eugene introduce new ideas?
When I brought Eugene in, I was going to do the dog run on one side of the garden but after talking to Eugene we changed that around. Eugene suggested different things like the shapes of the bed and ways to get more privacy in the garden.

The ideas I had were very functional. Eugene has a creative side as well, and brought more design to it. It's absolutely fantastic. They did a brilliant job.

How did the project run?
The workmanship was absolutely excellent. One thing I like about Eugene is that he took his time. He was very competent, very professional. The job he did on the patio is just amazing.

For example, one of the other people quoted to put a grate in the middle of the patio for water collection. Eugene managed to run both the dog run and patio on a slight angle. There's no pooling or anything on the patio. He has an engineering background and it really comes out in his work.

What was the biggest benefit to you of using Eugene?
I'd have to say his flexibility. Nothing was a hassle with him. When I needed Eugene to do extra things, he was very flexible.

For example, we got very little notice when the shed was coming, Eugene got here early to prepare the foundation. He also came out on a Saturday morning when we wanted to get the hose connected.

It was overall flexibilty in everyway, both in the design and in doing the extra little bits and pieces.

What's your favourite part now?
I would have to say the patio - the finish on the patio is absolutely fantastic.

Would you recommend Eugene to others?
Oh yes, absolutely. I would highly recommend them, there's more work now that I need done in the house. I need to get plastering and painting done, and I'll get Eugene to do that.

Eugene's very personable, he's a very smart guy. All that makes a big difference. Eugene's very, very easy to deal with. He's a lovely man.

Any tips for other people?
Begin with the budget in mind, that's how I approached it. I had a fixed amount of money. So for me, it was important that I was going to get the best job but within budget. For example, I could have bought a water feature for €400 but Eugene said he could build me one for €150, so I still managed to get my water feature and stay on budget.

Sandra Healy
Dublin 9

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John Thompson
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The garden room turned out even nicer than I could have hoped for.
Marie
Dublin 15
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Roughan Mac Namara
Dublin
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Rathfarnham, Dublin 14
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The biggest benefit was that Eugene was able to do for us what he said he would do.
Mark Hillen
Ongar, Dublin 15
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Eugene's a gentleman and very trustworthy. That's a big thing with me.
Rory Barnes
Lucan, Co. Dublin
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One thing I like about Eugene is that he took his time. He was very competent, very professional.
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Dublin 9
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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
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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.
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Monkstown, Co. Dublin
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