"I just wanted to say what a superb job you are doing with the wall(s)! You picked perfect color stones and shapes and the way you, Pat and your team are assembling it so it looks like a dry stack with great shapes....big stones, medium, small and even the tiny wedge stones is simply awesome! You guys Rock! ( couldn't resist that one...yet its also very true!)
Thanks so much to you all!"
- Mark M.
"When we first heard of Jeffrey's Creek Land Contractors, it was through seeing all the magnificent landscapes of the larger estates here in Manchester by the Sea. We browsed the website and were very impressed by the work they had done. When we were ready to begin our own landscaping, we chose a landscape architect, Eastgate Gardens to do the design. Much to our delight and surprise, they told me that John and his crew would be implementing the design. We mistakenly thought that Jeffrey's Creek only did the larger, estate projects and we loved everything we had seen of their work. During the project, we realized after speaking with neighbors that John had also been responsible for almost every landscape that we liked of the smaller homes in the area. How wonderful!
During the process of beginning the work of our design, we learned that John had grown up on the property below us. He knew our property well from the time he had spent with the family who originally built our home. How appropriate that he would be a part of transforming our yard into a beautiful, naturally wooded haven. There were unexpected obstacles along the way but John and the architect were able to modify the plans easily to work around them. We have completed the first phase of the plan and now have an inviting and more accessible walkway leading up to our home as well as an impressive, gorgeous granite stone wall. The crew worked tirelessly and painstakingly on the wall to create a work of art which adds an architectural element to the house. Its a piece of sculpture and we couldn't be more pleased. In doing the new stone wall, we had to transplant a very large, old rhododendron bush and the guys were very careful to preserve the root structure. John placed the bush in a different part of the yard temporarily with plans to move it back to the original site. However, he has such an eye for aesthetics that we decided to keep it where it is because we think it is the perfect spot for it!
We cannot say enough about the quality of work that Jeffery's Creek executes. John has such a talent in visualizing the potential of a property with his experience and keen sense of beauty. The crew are delightful, responsible and considerate. They are reliable, dependable, professional and extremely hardworking. We loved having them around and in fact, can't wait to begin the next phase of our landscape project. Thank you, Jeffrey's Creek!"
- Mary Ellen and William Barth
Manchester by the Sea
"Hand John Filias a sketch on a napkin (or just take him into your backyard and point), then unleash this landscaper on your trees and shrubs. He has the vision and ability to transform vague ideas into feng shui - worthy designs, making him a one-stop shop for design and execution in earthwork, stone, and greenery."
- Boston Home Magazine - Best of Boston Home 2009
"Great job John, by you and your crew in executing Eastgate's excellent design. It looks like someone else's enviable backyard now and will probably take us a little while to realize it's actually our yard!
- John B.
" Hi John - your men did a great job for us. It was a pleasure having them work for us! Thanks again."
- Ida D.
" Neighbors and friends are continually complimenting us on our new wall, praise that I reflect back on Jeffreys Creek and your good staff. Vivian H. on Cedar Street just mentioned it to me this morning when I was working outside doing a spring clean up. There was one young guy with the most peculiar haircut walking his dog who crossed the street as I picked up the mail just to tell me how much he liked your wall. So there you go, life's good…" - Sam O.
" John, You are an artist with those big machines!! Thank you for a great job - we truly appreciate your professionalism."
- Eileen & Sandy R.
" Dear John, We are extremely pleased with the outcome of our driveway. Your visionary skills are extraordinary and your quality of work superb. Thanks for your help!"
- Charles & Stella N.
"Dear John, On behalf of the Playground by the Sea Committee, I want to thank you and Jeffreys Creek for the fantastic amount of time, energy and financing you donated to our project. Without Jeffreys Creek, the playground wouldn't exist and the hundreds of families who have already visited would not have had a place to play. Thank You! The best part about all that you did is that we got to know you all - you guys are the greatest!" - Karen L.
"Dear John, The lawn you planted over the area that had been devastated by removal of an underground oil tank has come up beautifully. As I wrote to you recently, your entire help with the preparation, implementation and the re planting of that area has been prompt, thorough and wonderfully efficient. Thank you for everything you did for our garden from 1988 until now!"
- Francis L.
"Dear John, That is a fine job you did at Tuck's Point, giving the trees the best possible chance in such a tough spot. I particularly appreciate your getting at it so promptly so they didn't have to sit around and dry out, and of course now are all set to take advantage of this much needed rain…I wanted to let you know also how grateful I am to have the project carried out so carefully and promptly."
- Margot P., Friends of Manchester Trees, Inc.
Hi John, We received the Certificate of Compliance from the Conservation Commission on Friday. The reason we got it so quickly, was because you and all of your guys did exactly what the Commission wanted. Thank you.
- Linda M
Just wanted to let you know that Emily and I are very delighted with the outcome of our project. It was a great experience working with your crew. Everyone was very professional and they all pay very close attention to detail...which we like!
- Brian R.
Dan did a great job today. And I forgot to mention that Jesse also showed good initiative in installing filters in the irrigation and making sure it all worked. (The original installer did such a screw up job.) I'm glad you folks got into irrigation.
There are a handful of people in my life that have made a really wonderful impact. You are one of them. My front landscape is one of the best things I allowed for myself, and you did such an enormously fabulous job creating it. Thank you more than I can ever say. Do drop by for a visit some time.
- Nancy P.