Posted by: admin in Business,General,Home Office,Services,Stress Buster on September 21st, 2015

This is my first review on artificial grass, and I am writing it because I want you all to know about the great service that Arizona Turf Depot provided to us this summer when they worked on our backyard.

First, Arizona Turf Depot’s responsiveness.  Back in the early summer of 2013, I was contacting various landscapers for our backyard project, some of whom were referrals from friends or professionals.  Very few called back.  Arizona Turf Depot, who was referred to me from a friend, was one of the ones who called back promptly.  We scheduled a consultation pretty quickly, and he scheduled our project soon thereafter.  During the project itself, Arizona Turf Depot communicated options to me whenever they arose, and they quickly called back whenever I had questions or things to talk about.  I should note that during one week of the project, I was out of town, and so this communication was key.artificial grass

Second, Arizona Turf Depot’s landscaping design and installation work.  In looking for a landscaping professional, I searched for someone who could come up with ideas despite vague and often unknowledgeable input from me, the client.  I am far from an expert in this area and don’t have much time to do things myself, and I therefore needed someone who could think of ideas that fit my general preferences and style.  From my uninspiring mulch-covered backyard, artificial grass supplies phoenix created a very peaceful outdoor family area, with a slate garden, a beautiful moss rock wall that looks like it had been there forever, ipe and slate benches, new foliage including a new Japanese maple as the centerpiece, and, per our choice after Arizona Turf Depot’s consultation and suggestion, a low-maintenance and artificial grass play area for our daughter. Arizona Turf Depot also added a drip irrigation system, lighting to highlight the foliage at night, and timers for both. Arizona Turf Depot’s work reflected the vision that we had expressed to him, made better by Arizona Turf Depot’s knowledge of what would look and work best with the existing backyard that we had.  And importantly, they gave us a beautiful, low maintenance backyard that we could use for relaxing, entertaining, or playing with our daughter and our dog.artificial grass

Third, Arizona Turf Depot’s professional and courteous service.  In addition to being responsive and communicative, Arizona Turf Depot offered great ideas, like having a water feature that we chose not to do, without pushing them or pressuring.  I always felt like I was getting the work that I chose to have done.  I also felt that Arizona Turf Depot went the extra mile in their work.  For example, they spent more time, effort, and, I think, money on their end (when our contract was already fixed) to get a perfectly-shaped and beautiful Japanese maple tree for our yard.  Arizona Turf Depot and their workers manually carried that tree up our back steps and through a narrow gate to get the tree placed, and that was hard work.  I know because I voluntarily helped.  Another example is Arizona Turf Depot’s work on our deck.  Arizona Turf Depot repainted our deck to compliment our backyard, and although I didn’t expect it, they also offered to paint additional decking on the side of the house that was not part of the backyard.  I very much appreciated that.  Finally, Arizona Turf Depot was visibly courteous and respectful to the crew, who I thought were treated as partners in the work effort.  The workers were all great, and I could tell that they are respectful and enjoyed working for Arizona Turf Depot.artificial grass

Finally, Arizona Turf Depot is very nice and personable, and similar to what others have posted, I thought they were easy to be around and very pleasant to work with.  They were also very honest and trustworthy, which was important to me due to budget issues and the time we were away from home during the project.

I would highly recommend Arizona Turf Depot to anyone who, like me, wants to have a peaceful and beautiful backyard.  I was not one who was looking for a zen space in my home or anything of that spiritual variety, but I certainly got one, as well as a backyard that I am now very happy with.

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web design viewing platformsWow.  I wish there was a “6 Star”  because that’s how I feel about CitrusKiwi and their entire team.  I recently started a company with a business partner.  I’m a firm believer in the old adage “first impressions are the most lasting ones” and wanted our company to have a very professional feel, but of course as a 2-person startup, we didn’t have the $10,000 to spend on website, graphic design, business cards, brochures.  I looked online (as I do for EVERYTHING) to start my search.  I called the 3 top-rated online reviewed companies to get bids and more information. CitrusKiwi was not only the MOST professional, but also the best price!  They were just on the ball with communication and setting up meetings, but most importantly, they were able to not only understand the design vision my partner and I had, but they have executed flawlessly–and when there have been minor mistakes, web design Phoenix have owned up to and fixed it immediately (at no charge).  I am an extremely meticulous and detail-oriented person (some would use the term “OCD”) and the CitrusKiwi team have completely exceeded every expectation I had.  We used them to: redesign an existing website of ours, come up with our new logo, business cards, and brochures.  We have received so many complements on the logo and business cards–you wouldn’t believe it.  They have made our small startup feel like a legit corporation.  I have told all my friends and colleagues about them.

One friend hired them to create his law firm website and said it was one of the best business decisions he made.

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When my friend decided to start his own business, he knew he needed a good website but didn’t know where to turn for a designer. He knew that for this kind of thing you need a personal referral for. So he asked me who  designed my website, so I referred my friend to CitrusKiwi “Yeah, I have a pretty good web designer”. My friend still went online to search for reviews about CitrusKiwi. He saw that CitrusKiwi had great reviews, and decided to check them out.  He said he really liked the company’s portfolio so he got a quote (which he also liked) and hired them.

Citrus Kiwi logoMy friend is glad he did.  He wanted something that looked clean and professional, and CitrusKiwi delivered.  My friend said that they are great to work with, with good ideas, a sharp eye for detail, and lots of patience.   They got the job done well ahead of my friend’s deadline.  And when my friend emailed them in a panic, outside of business hours, because my friend thought the website had been launched before my friend was ready for it to be public, they called my friend right away and reassured him that all was well.

And my friend was also very happy with the design of the logo.  Again he said — great ideas, a sharp eye for detail and lots of patience.  The CitrusKiwi team designed a logo that is really classy (and it’s not just me who says so, but other people who have no reason to be nice to my friend!) and will help set my friend apart from his competition.

My friend was so impressed with the CitrusKiwi team’s work that Imy friend also hired them to host and maintain my website.

Let me say it again:  hiring CitrusKiwi was one of the best business decision my friend have made!

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I also referred CitrusKiwi to a friend and shared to me that they had an amazing experience using CitrusKiwi. They have contacted CitrusKiwi after referring them to my friend and got an immediate response from CitrusKiwi. My friend said she is so glad that I referred CitrusKiwi to her to help work on their website. She said they had a few million dollar listing – New Development Opportunity – they needed to create a website for along with marketing materials, email blast design and multiple sizes artwork for ads in the newspapers. They had only three weeks for everything to be completed and CitrusKiwi met all the deadlines, they did an excellent work in a very short period of time. The website looked great and the photography CitrusKiwi did for my friend was beyond her expectations. They also have a great post web development service, if my friend needed some changes made to the website or their marketing materials she would jump right on it and have it done in no time. My friend have dealt with so many web designers in the past and never met anyone so responsive, professional and diligent. The real estate team and clients were very satisfied and pleased with the work CitrusKiwi did for my friend’s company. She said she would highly recommend CitrusKiwi to anyone looking for a professional web designer.

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Posted by: admin in Business,General,Home Office,Investment,Office,Services on September 16th, 2015

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Thank you Aqua Clean Pool Service. They serviced our pool consistently and effectively for two years. The pool was always clear and clean, chemicals in perfect range and our equipment functioning as it should. They even helped us detect an underground leak that was causing us to lose 1000 gallons of water a day and was always there for our emergency concerns. Aqua Clean Pool Service made this part of my job literally “worry free”!

Bill is a viable asset to any pool in need of servicing and/or pool cleaning Glendale AZ. His years of experience, product knowledge and love for the industry shows up in his everyday actions. He is approachable, available and exceptionally professional no matter what and makes the job of keeping the health and clarity of a pool look easy when really, it’s not that easy.

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Thank you Aqua Clean Pool Service so much bringing Bill onto your team and helping me to resume the “high quality” service I’ve come to expect because of him. I look forward to many years of not having to worry about our pool… 🙂

Fast forward one year, Aqua Clean Pool Service still rocks!   My neighbor told me that their service was great over the past year and reliable.  Their pool equipment started to falter due to age and the electrical connections were corroded with age.  After receiving estimates from electricians and other general contractors, my neighbor was looking at repair bills totaling thousands of dollars.

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Then, Aqua Clean Pool Service sent Trish!  Within 30 minutes, Trish assessed the situation completely and said all of the work could be completed in less than a thousand.  She was the only professional that truly understood the relationship between my neighbors unique electrical system and the needs of their aging pool.  She literally saved them thousands of dollars.  My neighbor only repaired what was actually needed vs. replacing capital equipment and systems.  Trish came out on several Saturdays just to make sure my neighbors repairs were prioritized.   When it comes time to replace systems, me and my neighbor will trust Aqua Clean Pool Service to provide me the best value and install in the most efficient way possible.   Aqua Clean Pool Service is honest and trustworthy.

In summary, I believe Aqua Clean Pool Service is fair and they go far beyond the call of duty to ensure its customers are satisfied with their service level.  They have hired excellent and qualified technicians to take care of their customers.   For this area, Aqua Clean Pool Service is the only choice.

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Another neighbor recently started receiving monthly pool service from Aqua Clean Pool Service. Their first interaction with John (the owner) was back in April 2012 when they purchased a home that had an in ground pool. They called multiple company’s looking for someone to basically come out and bring the pool back to life (it was green and not swim-able). John was the only one who picked up and sounded very knowledgeable and quoted what my neighbor felt was a very reasonable price, so they hired him to do the job. John came out the next day and was finished in just a couple days, the end result was great. He recommended that my neighbor start chemical and cleaning service with him but my neighbor wanted to try it himself as this was the first home my neighbor have owned with a pool. To his surprise he actually spent the next 15 min or so giving my neighbor pointers on how to do so and told my neighbor to give him a call if he ever had questions or needed help.

By June my neighbor was done with the “do it yourself” philosophy and he called John back, again he came out and was there the same day to give my neighbor a quote, he thought it was a great value based on the amount of time it would give back to him so he started the service and he is glad he did. A couple times during the summer small things went wrong with my neighbor’s older equipment and John was always available to help (he is very knowledgeable and prompt), not to mention my neighbor’s pool sparkled all summer long. My neighbor  is just glad that he found a reliable business owner who takes pride in his work and delivers great results and service.

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Posted by: admin in Business,General,Home Office,Investment,Office,Services on September 15th, 2015

If you could give six stars I would…here’s why: My furnace worked intermittently, a tricky problem to diagnose and fix.  My handyman fiddled with the switch until the furnace worked and charged me for fixing the problem when he actually had no clue what the problem was.  When the furnace failed again and the handyman admitted that he could not fix it. I wanted a new furnace in order to improve by heating efficiency and create more space in my cellar. I didn’t have any personal recommendations to go by so I went by online reviews and found heating repair Peoria AZ. The reviews seem sincere and solid so I called them who was quick to come out to give me an estimate. As a part of their assessment they saw something that was defective with my water heater and recommended that I change that no matter what else I did.heating repair

They were creative in helping me plan the job, and consistently – from start to finish – had a “can-do” attitude. I think I was kind of a pain with the various questions I had, along with changes that I asked for as we progressed, but the crew were nothing but good natured and accommodating. (They also connected me with another excellent company for asbestos abatement work).

The crew were great to work with in terms of their conscientiousness, responsiveness, and commitment to do an excellent job. They seemed to work well together, they certainly worked hard to get the job done quickly. They are very knowledgeable and are very friendly and are committed to servicing customers.  My furnace problem started just before Christmas and they promised me a heated house before the New Year.  Despite the holidays, closure of suppliers, and their busy schedule, the furnace was fixed on Dec 30th.  They patiently explained to me different parts of the furnace, where the problem might be, how to diagnose problems by reading the flashing codes, and what they were doing.  I learned a lot by talking to them. It took an extra visit to fix the problem because the replacement part was a dud.  I was not charged for the extra time. although it was not their fault.heating repair

So now I have a compact system that works very well – it heats the house in about a quarter of the time that the old system took, it’s quiet, and if things go as advertised I should be saving  close to 50% on my heating bills.

Oh, while not cheap, their price was over $1000 less than another well reviewed company.