Diamond Certified Company Report

Spryscapes Construction, Inc.

Diamond Certified Company Report

Spryscapes Construction, Inc.

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Based on customer surveys, we declare this company has passed all rating steps and has earned The Diamond Certified Award

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  • Liability Insurance
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Phone SURVEY RESPONSES FROM 209 VERIFIED CUSTOMERS i

Tiffany H.

VERIFIED Spryscapes Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

1 of 209

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Very professional and prompt, they met all of my expectations and had great prices.

Good customer service is what stands out in my opinion.

Gavin H.

VERIFIED Spryscapes Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

2 of 209

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I would say the quote is accurate, and they hold themselves accountable for all of their services.

I enjoy the relationship I have with Greg, the owner. The service is friendly, honest, and priced well.

Sheila N.

VERIFIED Spryscapes Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

3 of 209

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They are honest.

Nothing comes to mind.

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Diamond certified company PROFILE

Spryscapes Construction, Inc. provides both general and landscape contracting services for residential clients in San Francisco, Southern Marin, and Northern San Mateo Counties. On the construction side, the company builds additions; remodels kitchens, bathrooms, home offices and other rooms; repairs dry rot and water damage; and more. Its landscaping capabilities include decks, retaining walls, patios, fences, fountains, irrigation and planting.

President Greg Spry began his career in the arboriculture and landscaping industries more than 30 years ago. In the mid-1990s, Mr. Spry was inspired to create a company that offered landscaping and general construction services under one roof. “I started building occasional decks and retaining walls with my partner, Michael Galousin, and the projects just kept coming in,” he explains. Mr. Galousin is a construction industry veteran who has specialized in framing tract homes, upscale custom homes and commercial properties throughout his career.

Spryscapes Construction provides a written five-year warranty for all labor and various manufacturers’ warranties for the materials it uses. “Our customers often call us several years down the road for more projects because they were so happy with how we handled the first ones,” says Mr. Spry. 

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Service AREA

San Francisco
Southern Marin County
Northern San Mateo County

SERVICES PERFORMED

Design and Build Interior, Exterior and Code-Required Improvements:
Additions
Remodels
Custom Decks
Retaining Walls
Planting
Irrigation
Drainage
Hot Tub Installation
Water Damage and Dry Rot Repair

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Company Profile

Spryscapes Construction, Inc. provides both general and landscape contracting services for residential clients in San Francisco, Southern Marin, and Northern San Mateo Counties. On the construction side, the company builds additions; remodels kitchens, bathrooms, home offices and other rooms; repairs dry rot and water damage; and more. Its landscaping capabilities include decks, retaining walls, patios, fences, fountains, irrigation and planting.

President Greg Spry began his career in the arboriculture and landscaping industries more than 30 years ago. In the mid-1990s, Mr. Spry was inspired to create a company that offered landscaping and general construction services under one roof. “I started building occasional decks and retaining walls with my partner, Michael Galousin, and the projects just kept coming in,” he explains. Mr. Galousin is a construction industry veteran who has specialized in framing tract homes, upscale custom homes and commercial properties throughout his career.

Spryscapes Construction provides a written five-year warranty for all labor and various manufacturers’ warranties for the materials it uses. “Our customers often call us several years down the road for more projects because they were so happy with how we handled the first ones,” says Mr. Spry. 

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Company Philosophy

"We understand that we're building for our clients, not ourselves, so we take the time to walk them through the design process and give them every opportunity to inject their personalities into their projects. We strive to exceed our customers' expectations, and we always follow up to make sure they're completely satisfied with our work."

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Comparative Summary

Maintaining customer satisfaction is a crucial aspect of any business, but it’s even more important for construction companies that have earned the prestigious Diamond Certified award. For Spryscapes Construction, Inc. and its owners, Greg Spry and Michael Galousin, customer satisfaction is the result of a unique combination of planning, communication and quality service that’s earned the company the respect and praise of customers throughout the Bay Area. “Communication is paramount with us,” says Mr. Spry. “We tell our clients exactly what we’re going to do so they know what to expect throughout the process. Then we stand by our word and perform our work to their satisfaction.”

Spryscapes Construction has been providing general contracting and landscaping services for residential clients in San Francisco, Southern Marin and Northern San Mateo Counties since 1990. On the contracting side, the company builds additions, remodels kitchens and bathrooms, refurbishes home offices and other living spaces, and repairs dry rot and water damage. Its landscaping services include landscape design, decks, retaining walls, patios, fences, fountains, irrigation and planting.

Unlike construction firms that emphasize completing jobs as quickly as possible, Spryscapes Construction is known for its thorough pre-project planning, which includes providing a written contract that outlines the entire job. The company starts each project by providing a detailed line item estimate, which breaks everything down so the client can see where every dollar goes. “Once the job is done, we provide a written five-year guarantee,” adds Mr. Spry. “That’s very rare in this industry, but we value our customers, so we think it’s only right that we stand behind everything that we do.”

While many of its competitors work out of their trucks, Spryscapes Construction has a physical office space where customers can meet with its employees or drop by for friendly visits. “We love to have clients see how well we’re organized here,” says Mr. Spry. “The way we run our office translates to how well we do our job in the field, so it’s important for clients to see the behind-the-scenes work. We also like to showcase our 2,000-square-foot wood shop, where we create and build many of our designs.”

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Industry Info

Hiring a landscape company only to discover the design it has customized for your space will exceed your budget can be extremely disappointing. So how can you be sure you and your landscape designer are on the same page when it comes to design sensibilities and budget? The following tips will give you a head start:

Determine your budget. Honestly evaluate whether your budget is reasonable for the amount of work you want done. “Some homeowners have completely unrealistic expectations about what landscaping costs,” explains Greg Spry, co-owner of Spryscapes Construction, Inc. in San Francisco. “Construction of any kind is expensive if it’s done right, so it’s important to be construction-savvy and reasonable about cost.”

Be honest with your designer. Before you do any other planning, meet with your landscape designer and reveal your total budget. This can circumvent miscommunication from the start and avoid the disappointment that comes from having a landscaping plan that’s far too expensive. Then, ask your landscaper for honest feedback. Is your budget large enough to work with? What are the ways the landscaper can design and build to accommodate your budget? If your budget isn’t large enough, what options do you have?

Be realistic. If you have a tight budget, don’t expect to be able to install a pond, an expanse of sod or a custom-built gazebo. In order to make your budget work, you may have to be willing to pick and choose what’s most important to you.

Get a few bids. Ask two or three reputable contractors to bid on your landscaping job. This will give you an idea of what you can realistically expect in terms of design and cost. Be sure to request an itemized bid from each contractor so you can see exactly where your money will be going.

Consider your options. If you don’t have a large enough budget to hire an experienced contractor to do all the work you’re hoping for, you have several options:
• Wait until you’ve saved up enough to get exactly what you want.
• Ask your contractor for good, better and best estimates that offer different options for materials, design and products. • See if your contractor will consider doing the project in phases. This will allow you to start your job and see some improvements while saving up for future expansion.
• Find a contractor that offers financing.
• Consider doing some of the work yourself to cut down on expenses. For example, your contractor may allow you to tear down old structures or tear out old landscaping, which may save work hours and drastically lower your estimate.
• Reuse some of your current landscaping materials. You may be able to salvage plants, fountains and structures or even reuse materials such as wood, stone and brick. This not only can shrink your budget considerably, it’ll also save space in landfills and make your project Greener. If you’re interested in doing this, be sure to inform your landscape designer well before the designing process begins—they’ll need a chance to visit your current space and work in existing plants and materials.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I need a permit for your work?

A: In San Francisco and its surrounding counties, landscaping work doesn’t require permits, but almost all construction work does. We understand obtaining a permit can be difficult for homeowners, so we handle the entire process regardless of the location of the jobsite.

Q: How long does it take to get the permits?

A: If you’re not adding any square footage to your home, most permits are “over the counter,” which means we can get them right away. However, when you add any kind of addition to a home, it can take quite a bit of time to get a permit—generally between three and six months. We have a lot of experience with the permit process, so we’ll walk you through and help you determine how much foresight and planning your project will take.

Q: How long will the work take to complete?

A: That depends on the scope and type of job. We’re realistic in our project timelines and communicate honestly with our clients so there aren’t any unwanted surprises.

Q: Do you use subcontractors?

A: Our skilled craftsmen can handle almost every part of a construction job, so we like to keep as much of the work in-house as we can. About 85 percent of our work is performed by our own employees, but we do hire subcontractors for some work, like roofing, plumbing and electrical. That’s a huge benefit for our customers, because they get to deal with the same crews throughout the process.

Q: Do you offer design services?

A: Yes. We don’t impose our ideas on our clients unless they ask us to come up with something on our own. We’re very cognizant that we’re working for our clients and designing spaces in which they’ll be living. They’re the ones who’ll see the work day in and day out, so it’s very important that we keep in mind what they want.

Q: What if I already have a design or want to hire an outside architect?

A: We work with a multitude of architects and welcome cases where a client already has drawn plans. In many cases, we’ll help with the design work or even collaborate with the architect to achieve the best possible design.

Q: Will you take my budget into account when you’re designing my project?

A: Absolutely. Construction-savvy consumers understand that good landscaping doesn’t come cheap. It helps to have realistic expectations and be honest about your budget when you’re hiring a landscaping company. When we’re designing a new landscape, the first thing we determine is the client’s budget. A landscape designer can’t intelligently make suggestions if they don’t know what the budget is, and it’s a waste of everyone’s time to draw a design that isn’t realistic.

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CUSTOMER SATISFACTION i
Customer LOYALTY i
Diamond Certified Qualification

Based on customer surveys, we declare this company has passed all rating steps and has earned The Diamond Certified Award

David Pak
Director of Ratings Research
Company Credentials i
  • Workers Compensation
  • Liability Insurance
  • License Verification
  • Business Practices
  • Current Complaint File
  • Legal & Finance
Phone SURVEY RESPONSES FROM 209 VERIFIED CUSTOMERS i
Spryscapes Construction, Inc. : Average 8.7 out of 10 based on 209 unique customer surveys of customer satisfaction.

Tiffany H.

VERIFIED Spryscapes Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

1 of 209

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Very professional and prompt, they met all of my expectations and had great prices.

Good customer service is what stands out in my opinion.

Gavin H.

VERIFIED Spryscapes Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

2 of 209

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I would say the quote is accurate, and they hold themselves accountable for all of their services.

I enjoy the relationship I have with Greg, the owner. The service is friendly, honest, and priced well.

Sheila N.

VERIFIED Spryscapes Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

3 of 209

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They are honest.

Nothing comes to mind.

James C.

VERIFIED Spryscapes Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

4 of 209

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They are pleasant to work with.

Nothing really

Jane K.

VERIFIED Spryscapes Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

5 of 209

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They are incredibly reliable, reasonably priced, and they keep their word. For a project we had last year, they suggested a streamlined way to change a design to save costs. They worked with the city engineers and handled all of the communications for us. It was such a pleasure to work with them.

They did such a great job.

John N.

VERIFIED Spryscapes Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

6 of 209

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

The are very professional. The estimates were right on target, and they always met the timeline.

I love the high quality work.

Naomi M.

VERIFIED Spryscapes Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

7 of 209

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They are trustworthy.

All of the staff are very professional.

Tom N.

VERIFIED Spryscapes Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

8 of 209

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They are trustworthy. The quality is great and worth it.

I would say that it is the quality

Mia L.

VERIFIED Spryscapes Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

9 of 209

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I would say to use them.

Everything was the best.

Barbara A.

VERIFIED Spryscapes Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

10 of 209

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I think they are down-to-earth guys who come up with great solutions.

The thing that I liked the most is their creative solutions. It saved time and stress during the entire project.

Lucas M.

VERIFIED Spryscapes Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

11 of 209

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They were very helpful and guided me through everything clearly.

It is the customer service, everyone is very clear about the entire process from the beginning to the end.

Pat R.

VERIFIED Spryscapes Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

12 of 209

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I have referred them to some other people.

They are very knowledgeable, credible, efficient, and they did what they said they were going to do.

Brian F.

VERIFIED Spryscapes Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

13 of 209

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They are very trustworthy, and they do good work.

I liked the good communication.

Mike B.

VERIFIED Spryscapes Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

14 of 209

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They are very reliable, and they stand behind their work.

They take responsibility for their work. If something goes wrong, they come out immediately and fix the problem.

Brian F.

VERIFIED Spryscapes Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

15 of 209

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They did exactly what they said they were going to do, when they said they were going to do it, and they did it very well.

I liked their communication throughout the project.

Dave G.

VERIFIED Spryscapes Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

16 of 209

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They did a great job. They were very professional and honest.

Greg was very helpful and seemed concerned about the quality of the job.

Drew M.

VERIFIED Spryscapes Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

17 of 209

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They offered good suggestions, and they listened to what we wanted.

I liked the outcome and that there were no unexpected surprises. They left everything in good condition, and they cleaned up every day.

Jeff B.

VERIFIED Spryscapes Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

18 of 209

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I would recommend them.

I liked that Greg was very accessible, he explained the work well, and the attention to detail was pretty good.

Jim W.

VERIFIED Spryscapes Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

19 of 209

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Greg really worked with us and had some creative ideas that I wouldn't have been able to come up with on my own.

The crew was polite, clean, courteous, and hardworking. I was happy that at the end of every single work day, there was literally no mess. They cleaned up, they knew what they were doing, and they were very easy to work with. Overall, I was very satisfied.

Jordan K.

VERIFIED Spryscapes Construction, Inc. CUSTOMER

20 of 209

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

From my experience, I thought it was super easy to work with the owner, Greg. He's professional, trustworthy, and personable. He definitely knows what he's doing when it comes to anything construction related.

I guess that I was just happy with everything, and it was easy to work with Greg.

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