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 15 reviews
Outstanding Wrok

We were looking for someone to install an exterior French drain on two sides of our house, South Hills Landscaping was one of the few companies that would even give us an estimate. The team that did our work (Darren, Dave and Mike) was amazing. They worked quickly, efficiently and were very conscientious of leaving a clean area after they left. The level of their work was outstanding, the waterproofing they did was much more than we anticipated. They went above and beyond when we ran into some additional issues, they didn't hesitate to take care of the situation. We would recommend them to anyone looking for landscaping work around their home.

None better

Darren did a small concrete job for us 2 years ago. He did a wonderful job. So much so that he is the only contractor my husband didn't hate when the project was over :). So we of course hired him back for the driveway, porch, and sidewalk. He said he would start around June 14th, and darned if he didn't start that day, even in the 90 degree weather (and Penguin parade day). He was done by Early Friday and it looks great. Don't bother looking anywhere else. Darren and his crew are who you want for your project.

Beyond Exceptional Workmanship and Work Ethic

We had an urgent situation where a very old, large retaining wall unexpectedly collapsed into our driveway. After filling out the online form, Darren responded with details and an estimate the next day! When he came out to look at the wall, he was the only contractor who didn't seem intimidated by the wall, was very knowledgeable, actually made us feel better about the situation. Though South Hills Landscaping was already scheduled through the season, Darren was able to move things around and make time for our project due to its urgency. He and his crew arrived early each morning, worked into the evening, and completed the job in less than three days. The finished product was exceptional - a quality job that was better than I could have ever expected (and as a bonus, they cleaned up everything beautifully)! I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a professional, quality, job well done in a timely manner. I will most certainly use them for any projects we have in the future. Thank you so much!!!

Under Promise over Performed

Darren responded immediately (in person) to my request, other said send me photos. Got me the quote in a few days which was very well detailed and exactly what I was asking for. Darren and his crew arrived he went through the steps with me prior to starting. What I notice immediately was the equipment that was brought in was equipment that would only be used by someone who is passionate about their work. They started on Thursday and finished on Sunday, only because I gave them an extra days work when I asked them to fix my front entrance blocks that were done incorrectly by a non-Angie's list contractor.
The area was kept clean during the work hours and inspected every night before they left. Because the project was in the area of my garage they made sure it was accessible and hazard free during the day and when they left. For four days my house became the focal point of the neighborhood, everyone wanted to see what was going on and when they saw the quality of the work they started requesting Darren to come to their house to look at work they needed done.
I was originally going to have the wall done and extend my existing deck over top of the wall, I've changed my mind. I do not want to cover it up, It is that nice. Instead I have Darren drawing me up a large outdoor fireplace and sitting wall to put on my patio which just so happens overlooks the new work of art in my driveway.
Save yourself some time, don't waist your time getting multiple bids, you only need to call Darren and you will be so happy you did. I can not wait till I start phase two, I can't even imagine how nice it is going to look.

Great Work

From the initial contact with South Hills Landscaping and Excavating, to the final cleanup, I was never impressed with a contractor. Lisa quickly responded to my on-line request to replace my garage floor as well as some cracked slabs in the driveway. Darren came out and provided an estimate and explained what he would do and the general length of time the job would take to complete. Darren and his crew arrived and the first day was demolition, the second day was pouring the concrete and the third day was sealing and bringing in seed and topsoil for the yard. Darren also fixed a couple of issues which were not in his original estimate because as he explained, he wanted the job to be done right. How refreshing to find a contractor that shows up on time, does great work and cleans up as if the project were for their own home. I highly recommend South Hills Landscaping and Excavating for any concrete work you may be thinking of having done.

Would be hard to find somone this good

I needed a patio, sidewalk and steps installed at my home. I found that good contractors, like South Hills Landscaping and Excavating, schedule work a season in advance. I had four other contractors stop by to give estimates before finding South Hills. What made the difference in selecting South Hills was that Darren understood details of what I wanted and got back to me quickly with an estimate. I got on their schedule for the following spring. That Spring of 2015, Darren called me (I didn’t have to call him) to let me know when he would be over with his crew to start work and told me when to expect the project would be completed which was within a week. The finishing work they did is beautiful, my wife and I are picky people. Details include tying in a window well, curbed edging and a nicely broomed finish. I am very pleased with their work and highly recommend them. Their focus is on customer satisfaction, even after the work has been completed.

Best Landscaping Company in Western PA

First of all, Lisa and Darren are very quick to make contact with their customers. My first impression of them was how professional they are. No matter how busy they were, they always made time to answer any questions we had. We had a retaining wall built, as well as a concrete sidewalk and landscaping. We couldn't believe how efficiently the guys worked and what an amazing job they did. They were at our house for two and a half days and my wife and I received compliments on their work every day. We are very pleased with how everything turned out and have already made several recommendations to friends and family. If you're looking for quality work at a great price, look no further. We already have additional work lined up for the spring!

Excellent work

I don't normally write reviews, but felt I should in this case because I am so pleased with Darren and his staff. First, Lisa is wonderful to talk with and very, very helpful over the phone. Darren's quote was very reasonable, he and his staff are very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. The landscaping they did for us was perfect. I couldn't be more pleased. It's also wonderful that they are animal lovers and support adopting/saving lives. Thank you!

Would recommend to friends, family and complete strangers 🙂

I am so very pleased with my experience with Darren and the entire team at SouthHills Landscaping and Excavation. I had my entire driveway, steps and retaining wall tore out. They widened driveway and added an extra parking space, replaced all the steps and driveway concrete. The first day of work I arrived home and could not believe how much they already had done. It was a great way to feel less nervous about the project. The second day I came home and the majority of the new retaining wall was up and I was blown away, it was so beautiful. Each day my expectations were exceeded. I am so proud of the work these guys did. Darren was very informative and responsive through the entire experience and I will be working with them again in the future for all my landscaping, concrete and excavation needs. This job was especially difficult because I live on a very busy, high traffic road so they get even more props for the great job!

5 Stars

I am generally not one to write reviews, but felt that I needed to express my high level of satisfaction with this company. South Hills Landscaping just completed a concrete job at my home which turned out better than I could have ever expected. Keep up the good work guys!

Best retaining wall ever!

I can definitely recommend SHL for any landscaping, excavating, retaining walls or concrete work. Professional and great attention to detail.

Exceptional Workmanship!

After numerous bad experiences with other contractors (mostly never returning my phone calls, or not showing up when scheduled) I finally came upon South Hills Landscaping. South Hills Landscaping was prompt and professional throughout my whole project. They completed my concrete patio and walkway in a couple of days and kept their work area clean. I was honestly impressed by their exceptional workmanship and would recommend this contractor to anyone in need of concrete services.

Highly Recommended.

I would highly recommend South Hills Landscaping & Excavating for any of your residential concrete needs. This past summer South Hills Landscaping & Excavating completed an exposed aggregate driveway/sidewalk at my home which turned out beautifully. The project was finished in both a timely and professional manner. Owner, Darren Davis and his crew won't cease to impress you! Don't wait to get on his schedule though, as he seems to book up rather quickly for the spring/summer seasons.

South Hills Landscaping has a good reputation, ideas and workers

South Hills Landscaping did a Omni Stone Patio and retaining wall for us in July 2004. Darren Davis presented many patterns and stones for us to choose from. He and his crew did a great job and we LOVE the patio and wall. In May 2005 we had him plant some large trees and bushes and that turned out great as well. Our last job with him was in July 2006 when he put in a new cement double driveway for us. Our experiences have all been great - he delivers a quality job for a fair price, and keeps his word as well. My only "tip" would be to get on his calendar early to secure the timeframe that you desire.

Fantastic Company!

Several years back we had an old retaining wall made of nasty creosote filled ties that had begun to fall and create a hazard for our property as well as our neighbors. After unsuccessfully contact 5 contractors to get an estimate I drove past one of the SHL trucks en rout to another job. I wrote down the phone number from one of the trucks. Within one day I was contacted by the owner. He came to the house right on schedule and provided us an estimate the next day. Our retaining wall looks fantastic. The crew from SHL was professional and courteous. They delivered more than was asked for, ahead of schedule! I highly recommend this contractor, and I will use them again should the need arise.