What Clients Are Saying:
"Bay Area Stone Gardens designed and reconstructed our hilly, dark, jungle-like backyard and transformed it into a calm, serene, sun-filled Zen garden. The design ideas were very creative and Bill gave frequent progress updates & suggestions to potential changes. Bill's team was cordial, polite and very responsible. We're happy to have formerly unusable yard space turned into an area to entertain in and enjoy." Oakland hills resident
Thanks for such a wonderful job on my patio - from design to execution. The curb appeal of my house increased by 100%. I'm really happy with the work and result and all my neighbors like it too.
"We have never dreamed of having a stone garden cause we know
that we can never afford it. We have to say that we are so lucky
to have found Bill. He has made something impossible possible
for us. We now don't just have a beautiful patio; it is a miraculously
unique three-river stone garden. We are so amazed with Bill's artistry,
patience, and craftsmanship!!! It is just awesome and unbelievable
that Bill was able to do such a beautiful piece of "art work" with our
tight budget!!! Bill is just one of the nicest person that we have ever
met. We are so blessed to know Bill and have him as our friend now :)
Bill, Thank you very much again!!!"
Ken and Maggie
It has been a few weeks since you completed our backyard and I wanted to pass along our sincere thanks and appreciation for your work. The entire process was truly a pleasure. We appreciated the fact that you took the time to draw up plans, revise them based on Sonia’s input, and take us on an extensive stoneyard tour before asking for even one cent. Even though we had to reschedule a few times, your upbeat and pleasant nature made the process extremely fun!
Throughout the process, we really appreciated how organized you and your team were. When our preferred stone was no longer available, you calmly told us that you wanted to make sure the job was done right and that we should not select something we were not happy with. This type of cooperation was far from what we had experienced with past contractors/landscapers. When we threw in changes or had concerns about the placement of certain items (like the 100lb planter that you had already secured on concrete blocks), you took our suggestions, incorporated the necessary change, and made our garden look exactly how we wanted.
Now the job is done, and we couldn’t be happier. We love to tell everyone that comes by about the process, the stones, and of course our new friend Bill. We’ve caught people peeking over the fence to catch a glimpse as well! We appreciate all of your help, patience, enthusiasm and creativity while working on our yard. We have already referred you to a few friends and will be calling you when we get around to our front yard! Thanks for everything.
Sonia and Ankit Hathi: Alameda residents
Louise and I would like to thank you for a job well done in building us a 450 sq. ft. travertine patio, a beautiful 6 ft. stone bench made of travertine and three-river slate and even a very creative travertine dog house! We very much enjoyed conferring with you as the job progressed and I must say you are a very good problem-solver. The final cost of the project was exactly as projected and there were no ‘surprises’. You made every effort to keep costs down by recycling materials where possible. You went the ‘extra mile’ and we are pleased to recommend you for similar projects in the future. We wish you and your professional crew our very best wishes in your future endeavors.
Very truly, Geoff Stern & Louise Fong - San Leandro resident
“We have met 2 craftsmen over the past few years. You are one of them. Not only are you very talented, but your attention to detail, the fact that you were respectful of our budget, even making suggestions for cost-savings options. We sincerely appreciate all that you have done. Our yard is so lovely, we look forward to many years of enjoyment.”
Rosetta and Ray - San Bruno resident
From Berkeley Partents Network (BPN): "I'd like to recommend Bill Armijo if you're looking for someone to do stonework or patio work for your yard. He's got a wonderful eye for detail and for us, an eye for a natural layout for our patio. Aside from that keen eye, Bill and his crew were a pleasure to work--professional, pleasant, on time, and within budget/estimate for the work with. I think Bill is someone dedicated to his craft and would do justice to anyone's patio needs--for form and function--so not just someone who does beautiful work but the space would be usable (our 2-year-old LOVES the patio and we're back there everyday now)...his designs and work are what I think backyards should be about--pretty to look at and yet fun and easy to be in!" Email me if you need more details. firstname.lastname@example.org
“In order to better serve our current and future clients, Group 41 Inc. researched landscapers that could provide a wholistic approach to the projects with both design vision, and actual construction to our architectural, development and planning projects. We have been very fortunate to find Bay Area Stone Gardens. Their expertise and professionalism have been excellent. When Bill asked me to write this recommendation, I agreed without hesitation. I feel that the team at Bay Area Stone Gardens is superb, and I wholeheartedly recommend their services."
If we can provide further information for you, please feel free to call at your convenience. (415) 431-0300, Joel Karr. www.group41inc.com
"When we first approached Bill to get a quote for laying a stone patio in the backyard of our new home, his enthusiasm for the work, and attention to detail were immediately obvious. This isn't just a job for Bill; it is his passion, and it shows right from the first time you meet him.
Bill and his team turned a mud patch with a very rough outline of what we thought we'd like on it, into a beautiful stone patio and flower bed with a gently curved border, and then added a distinctive stone step at our back gate, and a meandering stone path to the front gate. We got great reviews from many of our neighbors.
Throughout the process we got regular progress updates from Bill either via email or in person. And from the day we toured the stone yard with him to select the stone, to the day the patio was completed, we knew we could count on Bill to advise us."
Regards, Kitty & Johh - Alameda resident
" We are really happy with the work that Bay Area Stone Gardens has delivered. Bill has been extremely helpful in designing our dream patio, from conceptual design, material selection, stone cutting construction, to final touch up. We want something unique and Zen-like, and our patio turns out to be exactly what we want. We love entertaining our friends in the patio, and everyone who came to our home loves the patio work. Bill has this passion for stone work and he put lots of thoughts and efforts in making our patio as beautiful as it can be. We feel very fortunate to work with Bill for the project and we will definitely recommend Bill and his team to any friends."
Best Regards, Daphne Zhou - Alameda resident
" We would like to highly recommend the work of Bill at Bay Area Stone Gardens. In late 2007, Bill was responsible for successfully turning our dirt covered backyard into a livable, usable, and now beautiful space.
Bill is professional, creative, and very communicative. He is extremely hands on and worked collaboratively with my husband and I to ensure that the end result of the backyard was what we desired and expected. Bill goes the extra mile when it comes to customer satisfaction and always made the time to discuss any questions or requests we had along the way. We truly enjoyed working with Bill and his staff and would work with them again in the future if the need arose."
Dory and Dave - Alameda resident