One of our larger South Bay customers did an internal survey of how the community felt about Cleary Bros. as a landscaper. The response rate was much higher than expected and the result was “Very Good to Excellent” Good job guys!
“Having worked with Cleary Bros. as Landscape Manager for a large Homeowners’ Assn. (HOA), in Walnut Creek, and knowing the absolute quality of their work, I called upon them to install two 1,000 ft. garden beds at a second HOA where I was in charge of a rehab project. What I experienced was the highest degree of prefessionalism and quality work. Example: When the new plants were delivered from the nursery, Mike Cleary was there to inspect them as they came off the truck. He sent most of them back because some were one-gallon plants in five-gallon cans, some roses had fungus on their leaves, and some were inferior quality in other ways. While doing the actual installing, Mike found several deficiencies that were not part of his bid and he corrected them. One was a cache basin that was installed so high it could not capture water runoff. Mike’s team lowered it at no extra cost. He also corrected a rain drain that was plugged with mud and debris. We had been living with a flooded sidewalk during rain storms for years and did not realize the source of the problem until Mike pointed it out to me and provided a solution.
Our new garden beds are so successful that homeowners stop me as they see me in the neighborhood and compliment me on my choice of Cleary Bros. to do the work. Our account manager, Julie Gile, has been attentive and wonderful to work with. It’s been a win-win for us. I will have Cleary bid on other projects and will work with them any chance I get in the future. We have a limited landscape budget and we can’t afford to make mistakes. We know our money is well spent with Cleary.!”
Cleary Bros took over the care of Palomares Hills Master Owners Association and in the first year save the customer $40,000 in water costs. The savings came largely through proper water management under the guidance of Karine’ (The Account Manager), Juan (The Production Manager), Mayolo (Irrigation Manager), and Joel (the Foreman). They all worked together with the support of the Board of Directors and the property manager to receive accolades from the EBMUD water conservation department. Great job team!
Check out the write up by EBMU:
Some photos during construction and a write up by a local news paper can be found here
Here is an example of an Edible Garden that our Account Manager Julie Gile designed for Sycamore Place, a retirement village in Danville. The area was transformed from a relatively unused space to a center piece for the community. The raised planting beds, great soil, irrigation, and layout make it a great place for people to enjoy the hobby of gardening. Now under the care of Cleary Bros, we are excited for garden harvests.
From Bridge Housing:
Sycamore Place is the first affordable housing complex in Danville’s history. BRIDGE worked with the Town of Danville to develop these 74 affordable apartments for seniors on a three-acre parcel in the downtown area. This charming community is conveniently located near shops, services and public transportation and is within a half-mile of the town’s main library and community center, which offers many senior programs. Sycamore Place is the recipient of a Gold Nugget “Best in the West” award and was named “2003 Best Community Impact/Suburban” by the San Francisco Business Times as part of its “Real Estate Deals of the Year.”
Architect: The KTGY Group
General Contractor: Segue Construction
Financial Partners: Bank of America, Citibank, Union Bank of California, Town of Danville, County of Contra Costa