Testimonials

Commercial…

SALOMON SMITH BARNEY, Fehmi and I wanted to thank you so very much for the outstanding landscaping job you did for us upon the completion of our year long house project. When we first purchased this extremely overgrow parcel of land, I was quite skeptical as far as how the end product would appear and had no vision whatsoever. You and your crew came in and transformed this jungle into a gorgeous, perfectly manicured piece of property. We appreciated your honesty, thoughtfulness and hard work throughout the entire project. You have an incredible designer eye on plant selection and placement. Your expertise on the various trees, flowers, etc. is very impressive - you really know your stuff!!! We felt very comfortable with your approach to the project and knew that we were in good hands. This job was an incredible undertaking and we were really under the gun to get this project completed by September. You held true to your promise of getting the job done in our desired time frame. We knew you sacrificed taking a family vacation to finish the job and we are eternally grateful Bottom line, the end product blew us away. The majority of the job was done while we were on our summer vacation and we trusted your judgment on any changes you thought were necessary in our absence. For once in my life, I was speechless as we drove down the driveway upon our return. Our mudpit of a yard was transformed into a park-like setting in a matter of weeks. Having a tennis court in the front of the house was a challenge from a landscaping standpoint in regard to the screening of the court. After you were finished with the front, the court just blended right into the rest of the beautiful surroundings. We were extremely impressed with how courteous and efficient your staff was in completing this job. It was truly a pleasure to work with them and with you. You took a very stressful time in our lives and calmed us down with a very relaxed and sometimes humorous approach to the project. We continue to reap the benefits of Barchella Landscaping weekly with your staff maintaining the grounds of our property. Each crewmember does a tremendous job and takes great pride in their work. Fehmi and I truly consider you a very good friend and it was a great pleasure working with you. We look forward to continuing our relationship with you and your staff for many years to come. Fondly, Mary & Fehmi Zeko SALOMON SMITH BARNEY
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SHORELINE POOLS SERVICE INC. I want to express my great thanks to your company for a history of excellence and high quality in all your project work. It is rare that we work with a company that achieves constant high marks. You have always completed projects on time or often ahead of schedule, you people are courteous and prompt. Your follow through and communication with us as well as the customer are top shelf! Frank, you can be counted on. Strong and straightforwardly, I cannot think of anything more important. Keep up the good work! Sincerely, Mark Lionetti President Shoreline Pools Service, Inc.
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CHUBB & SON To Whom It May Concern: My wife and I recently closed on our new 8,000 square foot home located on nearly seven acres in New Canaan, CT. The home is located in a beautiful residential neighborhood. What really sets our home apart from many of our neighbors is the very professional landscaping work done by Frank Barchella Frank's choice and placement of evergreens, fruit trees, shrubs and specimens are very complimentary to the nature landscape and has also provided our home with a great deal of added privacy. Additional attention was paid to select trees and plants that would be least attractive to the large number of deer in the area. Our investment in landscaping has not only enhanced the value of our home, but has also given us a tremendous amount of curb appeal. Of all the contractors we dealt with during the building of our home, Frank was the most professional and knowledgeable. He listened to what we wanted and completed the work within the agreed to budget. Because he has such a passion for what he does, it was a real pleasure to work with Frank and his team, and our plan is to contract with his company regarding future work. Sincerely, Sylvester Green Senior Vice President and Managing Director  
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COOPER-HOROWITZ, Inc. I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank you for the work performed by you and your staff at my residence. Your staff handled the job in a timely and professional manner and the resulting landscaping has greatly enhanced the value of my property. I would also like to compliment you on the manner in which your staff completed the work within the time constraints that were required. In addition, your quick and courteous response to my requests for additional items and replacing the trees and plants that did not survive due to the drought conditions were greatly appreciated. Once again, thank you for assistance with the redevelopment of my property. Thank you. Sincerely, Robert B. Horowitz
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CHAPS RALPH LAUREN  Whom it May Concern, In October of 1997, my wife and I decided to build our dream house on a 4 1/2 acre wooded lot in New Cannon, Connecticut. Never did we imagine all the work this would require. . Fortunately, based on a combination of referrals from personal friends, my contractor and the inspection of previous Jobs completed by Frank Barchella and; we decided to retain the services of Frank Barchella and his very capable landscaping needs. From the minute we made this decision, my wife arid I knew Frank Barchella was our man. His diligence, integrity and exceptional know how was unmatched among all the contractors we worked with over the time we built our home. I would also add that what makes Frank most unique is his true love of his craft and how he passes that appreciation on to his crew and the task at hand. Obviously, my wife and I are extremely happy and satisfied customers. However, if you need any further reassurances, please don't hesitate to contact me at my office. Sincerely, Alex Cannon  
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STAMFORD MOTORS, Inc. FORD DIVISION To Whom It May Concern, It is indeed a pleasure to write on behalf of The Barchella Landscaping team. Late last summer when I was finishing construction of a new home in New Canaan, I was introduced to Barchella regarding landscaping my property. The site was rather difficult due to the different contours and elevations. They designed and completed the project to my complete satisfaction. Everything was accomplished in a very professional and timely manner. They are one of the few contractors that I have worked with over the years who does exactly what he says he will do. If there is any other information that you may need regarding the above, please feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Ronald A. Kelly President
 --------------------------------------  Cognitronics I would like to formally compliment your staff upon the completion of the project here on Four Winds Lane. The quality of the walls, trees and shrubs is all first class. The work was done when promised and with minimum disruption to my family. I would be pleased to recommend your services to any prospective client. I can be reached during the day at (203) 830-3496. Again, thanks for your professionalism. It was appreciated and welcome. Regards, Brian Kelley President and Chief Executive Officer
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Phoenix Industries I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the beautiful job your company did landscaping the property in Winklers Farm. As usual, your detailed oriented staff has provided a very manicured and professional look on yet another one of my properties. In my business of custom home building it is crucial that my customers see that the property itself is as well planned out just like the house its. I have always been pleased with the design of the landscaping that you provide.It is a pleasure doing business with you and I look forward to working with you on future projects. Sincerely, Anthony P. Guillaro

Residential…

To Whom It May Concern, Barchella was referred to us by the company who had built our pool, Shoreline. Our landscape architect, Mr. John Slaker, whom we had been working with for a year helping us design our property, also suggested we meet Barchella Landscape, Although two of our neighbors had used someone else we wanted to try someone new. I met with the Barchella team and spent quite a bit of time with them reviewing their proposal and becoming familiar with their work. It is difficult to describe all the effort we put into building our home. We worked with our builder, Stu Cohen, very closely during that time. I can say unequivocally that I have never worked with anyone as professional as Frank. My wife and I agree that if Frank were a builder we would have moved into our home within a year. They have an outstanding crew of people working for them. They are both trustworthy and responsible. They completed the job so quickly and professionally that our neighbors hired them as well. If something didn't look right they didn't wait for me to say it, they had it removed and replaced immediately. Often the speed at which someone works can negatively impact the quality of work. This is absolutely not the case with Barxhella. They literally moved mountains to get the job done. They worked in all aspects of landscaping. We had asked them to build a bike path around our property with they did with the crew and we have been using it happily for the past few months. The best part about them is that a word is a word. When something is promised it is delivered and done on time (usually ahead of time). I recommend them highly and with no reservations whatsoever. I have recommended Barchella Landscape to friends and have always been thanked by them for it. Sincerely, Joseph Low
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I am still amazed every night when I pull up to my new home to see the transformation from a barren beautiful 5 acre piece of property to a spectacularly landscaped, well thought out masterpiece. Your service, from planning to material selection to implementation was organized, professional and the most impressive of all the subcontractors that were used on this project. It was by no mean's the least expensive alternatives, but I am convinced that is was certainly the best. The caliper and quality of the individual selections is incredible. Your flexibility and willingness to make changes and amendments on field was great. It is great to see the owner / operator of a business such as yours actually in the field on the job daily, the pace at which this job was astounding. I have absolutely no reservations in volunteering to have any potential clients call me directly or come to see the job in person. Very truly yours, Peter A. Hochfelder
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Both Donna and I cannot express our gratitude for the unbelievable transformation that you were able to achieve by implementing the landscaping design on our new property. Each and every Individual who visits our new home (we moved in four week ago) expresses complete disbelief at the beauty and maturity of our landscaping. Your ability to complete the job (a complete landscaped five acres) in less time than you Initially promised is both a tribute to both yourself and your workmen. Each person who visits our house is amazed by the quality of the materials that were used. We both feel while the investment was substantial, we got more than our moneys worth and found you to be a pleasure to deal with. It would be my pleasure to speak to any potential customers that you may have. Thank you again. Sincerely, Michael Krasnoff
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What can I say? Our property has been transformed from a two acre building lot to a park, thanks to you and your well. While 1 have always admired your work in the past, I wasn't sure that anyone could tackle this project however, the end result exceeded all my expectations. In fact an acquaintance on the train, who is looking for a house in New Canaan, recently told us that our landscaping was cited in the real estate hot sheets as a selling point for the house next door. How's that for a recommendation. I also want to thank you for your creativity and plant selection. I don't believe there is another firm in the area that has access to such huge trees and evergreens, or the ability to plant them. As you know, I have owned a number of homes in the area and have worked with other landscapers. Your Service is unique. I want to also, acknowledge your point about investing in landscaping. We both know how fickle the real estate market can be. I will admit I was reluctant to commit the dollars at first, but I get such a sense of pride when I come home, that I know that your work has significantly enhanced the value of our home. Thanks again Sincerely, Paul Sclafani
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It is with pleasure that we write a letter of recommendation for Barchella Landscaping.  Barchella was first referred to us by Shoreline Pools, who said we had to have the best landscaper to show off our newly installed pool. We discovered that Barchella had landscaped many of the more beautiful homes in our area. We were also impressed with his use of mature trees and plantings, giving a fully established look to his creations.  They were introduced to us after pool construction had begun, and within a few days he presented us with a full set of plans and pictures of trees. We liked what we saw so much that we asked him to draft plans for landscaping our front yard, including installation of a new driveway and parking area. While it wasn't within our original budget and time frame, they convinced us to go ahead with both projects. The actual landscaping and construction work was a marvel. Never have we seen so industrious (and so many) workers. We must admit that it was shocking to see how quickly our yard could be stripped of existing lawn, plantings and diseased trees. At this point we had some trepidation, because we were due to leave for a long-scheduled summer vacation, but the Barchella team assured us that our home was in good hands. We returned two weeks later to find that an oasis had blossomed on what once looked like bare land. The entire project, including grading, planting, sod, sprinkler installation, driveway and stone wall construction took only slightly more than a month. We look forward to many years of enjoyment. Sincerely, Pete & Barbara Noris
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We are happy to write a letter of reference for Barchella Landscaping, Inc. The landscaping work that you did for us is excellent. The plant material is beautiful, and has stood up to the very dry summer. Most impressive was the speed and skill with which your crew did the work. Alone among many contractors we have worked with, you completed your work either on or ahead of schedule on a large and complex job. The many neighbors who stopped by to admire the work were amazed by how quickly the job was done! Your crew is exceedingly hardworking and very courteous. Darrin did an exceedingly outstanding job on the stonewall and patio, which look great. You were always available to resolve any problems that came up, and we especially appreciated your attention to detail and prompt follow-up. Please feel free to use us as a reference for future clients. Sincerely, Stacie & Toby Webb
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Well in less then two weeks time, you have transformed our backyard into a paradise! Our in ground pool was just a pool until you came along and turned it into an oasis. We were recommended to you because we were told you could get the job done on time with the best product and a professional crew. You lived up to that with flying colors. We have worked with other landscape companies in the past and you are truly in a league of your own. Your recommendations and ideas were always right on target and the finished product speaks for itself. We will look forward to working with you again on our next project (the driveway) next summer, but until then we will be enjoying our paradise each and every day. Please pass on our compliments to Mike and your crew, who were always very courteous and accommodating. Do not hesitate to use us for a reference on your behalf. Sincerely, Gina & Tom Malkiewicz
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This was a landscaping project that was on time and on budget! Customer service with quality, care and confidence! Execution that was calm, capable and clean! When Bob and I hired you and your company to remove 40 years of old landscaping and install new landscaping on our two acre parcel of property in the Sterling Ridge section of Harrison, NY little did we know what a remarkable transformation we were about to experience. In two very short weeks, your team performed miracles. They removed all of the existing landscaping (and stumps) with the exception of a few very healthy old trees. They dug multiple dry wells (well away from the house) and connected our entire gutter and leader system to it with piping. They removed our existing driveway, framed out and laid the new one and installed cobblestone curbing. They expanded our cobblestone courtyard and extended our front walk. They built three huge berms along the road on both sides of the driveway and along the property line. They installed 600 trees, shrubs and other plants. They installed sod at the front and rear of the driveway berms and along our front walk and along our front walk and seeded the rest of the patchy areas in the lawn. They cleaned the job site daily and actually broom swept or raked the entire site upon completing their work! We never had to pick up a water or soda bottle or a piece of sandwich paper. Working along side your team, the irrigation contractor expanded our existing irrigation system by three times its original size and completed the work at the same time as your men completed theirs. All in two weeks! And one week ahead of schedule! Frank, your vision and pride in your work are the hallmarks of the spectacular landscape design your created for us. Your commitment and dedication to your clients are the defining characteristics of the quality of service you rendered to us. The capability and full-time commitment of your men to the project every day for the two weeks they were here, in rain and shine, exemplifies the timelines of your project. All these characteristics, and more, are reflective of the quality of your organization and yourself as its leader. It was a dream of a project provided by you and the employees of Barchella Landscape We can't thank you enough. Please feel free to provide a copy of this letter to any prospective client at any time in the future. We will be delighted to share with them any additional information they would like. Sincerely, Mary Dupont Decelles
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We have all heard of the nightmare stories related to custom building of a private residence. I would like you to know personally that my experience with your company and Stuart Cohen has not only been honest, professional and extremely competent, but a rewarding and pleasant relationship. Your expertise as a landscape contractor is extremely extensive. Most importantly, you truly listened to your clients. You artistically provided us with the final look we had no idea could be achieved. You are an honest man, deliberate and have great integrity. You keep your word! Thank you again for the opportunity to work with you in delivering to Terry and me our dream home. Sincerely, Lawrence J. Calagna, DDS, MSD


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