HOUZZ Reviews for GALA Services Inc

 

Lee Rankins

Relationship: Client

Project Date: March 2017

Project Price: $1,000 - $9,999

I've worked with Gala Services for two projects so far. And will definitely be calling them when I need my next project completed. Excellent service all around. Prompt with providing quotes and walk throughs. Thorough support both during the project and for any follow up.

 1 Like    March 29, 2017

 

Leticia Arballo  

Relationship: Client

Project Date: January 2017

Project Price: $10,000 - $49,999

I'm so glad that I decided on GALA Services for my yard overhaul. Rafael & his team were responsive, helpful, patient, & courteous. They were also clean and organized, cleaning up their tools & materials at the end of every day. Rafael was very easy to work with and was nice enough to give me a breakdown of what different parts of the project would cost so I could decide what to cut to save money & apply it to areas that were more important to me. Rafael was even nice enough to let me know that changes to one part of the project mid-makeover ended up saving me money on another part of the project, which was great.

He and the crew were so patient when, inevitably, some changes came up & Rafael came out to give me an estimate for additional work... I initially was planning on keeping the existing rock wall next to the driveway in the front & having the crumbled parts repaired but my husband convinced me to have it moved back and rebuilt with a different type of rock. The guys made quick work of the removal and worked with me to map out the location of the new wall in just the right spot (one that worked for both me & my husband). I even used the rocks from the original wall to border some of the front planters. 

I really can't say enough good things about Rafael and his team. Depending on what we decide to do to our side yard, I will definitely be calling on them again. I've recommended them to several friends and would definitely use them again.

Oh, & to give you an idea of the scope of my project, it included removal of at least 3 (15-18') pepper trees along with everything in the front & backyard, grading front & back, replacement of a french drain, drip irrigation & sprinklers, rock wall removal & rebuild, terrace creation in back, re-level of the brick patio, piping a new outdoor faucet to the other side of the house, creation of an herb garden using existing brick seating wall around patio, landscape & gopher fabric front & back, installation of a small patch of grass, and, of course, the planting which included 12 fruit trees and various drought tolerant plants. I found a great nursery so I decided to purchase all of the plants myself and have the team plant them which was not a problem. I went with smaller plants that will fill in a couple of yrs vs. spending more money on the full sized plants - that help to keep costs down, too. The biggest fruit trees I planted were 15 gal (1 in front, 1 in back) & the rest were all in 5 gal to give you an idea of scale.

I've been in my house for 7 years and I've talked to neighbors that I have never met before because they all want to stop on their way in & out of the neighborhood to talk about the project; and, they all love it! I'm so happy with all the work - it's nice to drive up to a beautiful home every day. 

GALA took the plans that I drew up & made them come to life and it's better than I had imagined it on paper! Thanks again, guys! Outstanding job.

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 Like    March 13, 2017   Last modified: March 15, 2017

 

Nancy Nicholson

Relationship: Client

Project Date: October 2016

Project Price: $10,000 - $49,999

Rafael and his team are the consummate professionals. My project required a very patient and thorough crew. They were extremely accommodating with new requests and very polite in their interaction with me. The job was cleaned up at the end of every day.
I would recommend them highly and would welcome an opportunity to work with Gala Services, Inc. again.

 Like    December 18, 2016

 

Deborah Halverson

Relationship: Client

Project Date: March 2016

Project Price: $10,000 - $49,999

Rafael (owner of GALA) and his crew did our front and back yard landscaping, which included a paver patio, decomposed granite walkways, a new stepped walkway in the front that connects to our old one, and planting of native plants with mulch ground cover. He was responsive, professional, punctual, and dependent from initial contact to the end of the project. His crew was the same. I was particularly pleased with the extra care they gave to the details. They were very thoughtful to make sure the large stones we put in the yard were set into the ground rather than just on top. A crew member spent a truly impressive amount of time leveling and otherwise detailing the front steps. That same crew member was equally meticulous about the placing and patterning of the pavers for the patio. And Rafael made numerous trips to the gravel store to get just the right stepping stones, running each one by us to make sure it was exactly what we wanted. With the money and commitment involved in landscaping our yards, I was very concerned about finding a contractor who'd be great to work with and who would work well with our landscape designer and with us, giving the results we hoped for. I couldn't have asked for anyone better than Rafael.

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 1 Like    October 13, 2016   Last modified: November 26, 2016

 

HOWARD YOUNG

Relationship: Client

Project Date: August 2016

Project Price: $1,000 - $9,999

Rafael (owner) and his crew went far and beyond what I expected. What I appreciated the most was Rafael's great communication skills. If I had to ask/text about anything, Rafael got back to me with clear & quick answers. Will definitely use Gala Services in the future. 

Rafael wasn't the least inexpensive, but his pricing was very competitive. And out of all the companies I received quotes from, I felt Rafael was the MOST honest!!

His company is bonded and insured, which is usually half the battle when trying to find a quality business you can trust.

 Like    September 27, 2016

 

Keith McKee

Relationship: Client

Project Date: August 2016

Project Price: $10,000 - $49,999

great work. The owner communicated well with us and his crew were really hard workers. Very happy with finished product.

 Like    September 24, 2016

 

Jill Ahearn

Relationship: Client

Project Date: June 2016

Project Price: $10,000 - $49,999

Gala services turned my dead front lawn and depressing hedges into an lovely outdoor space with a fenced patio, raised beds and a rose garden. We went from the blight of the neighborhood hanging our heads with shame during street parties to the best yard on the block!

 1 Like    September 1, 2016

Relationship: Client

Project Date: January 2017

Project Price: $10,000 - $49,999

I'm so glad that I decided on GALA Services for my yard overhaul. Rafael & his team were responsive, helpful, patient, & courteous. They were also clean and organized, cleaning up their tools & materials at the end of every day. Rafael was very easy to work with and was nice enough to give me a breakdown of what different parts of the project would cost so I could decide what to cut to save money & apply it to areas that were more important to me. Rafael was even nice enough to let me know that changes to one part of the project mid-makeover ended up saving me money on another part of the project, which was great.

He and the crew were so patient when, inevitably, some changes came up & Rafael came out to give me an estimate for additional work... I initially was planning on keeping the existing rock wall next to the driveway in the front & having the crumbled parts repaired but my husband convinced me to have it moved back and rebuilt with a different type of rock. The guys made quick work of the removal and worked with me to map out the location of the new wall in just the right spot (one that worked for both me & my husband). I even used the rocks from the original wall to border some of the front planters. 

I really can't say enough good things about Rafael and his team. Depending on what we decide to do to our side yard, I will definitely be calling on them again. I've recommended them to several friends and would definitely use them again.

Oh, & to give you an idea of the scope of my project, it included removal of at least 3 (15-18') pepper trees along with everything in the front & backyard, grading front & back, replacement of a french drain, drip irrigation & sprinklers, rock wall removal & rebuild, terrace creation in back, re-level of the brick patio, piping a new outdoor faucet to the other side of the house, creation of an herb garden using existing brick seating wall around patio, landscape & gopher fabric front & back, installation of a small patch of grass, and, of course, the planting which included 12 fruit trees and various drought tolerant plants. I found a great nursery so I decided to purchase all of the plants myself and have the team plant them which was not a problem. I went with smaller plants that will fill in a couple of yrs vs. spending more money on the full sized plants - that help to keep costs down, too. The biggest fruit trees I planted were 15 gal (1 in front, 1 in back) & the rest were all in 5 gal to give you an idea of scale.

I've been in my house for 7 years and I've talked to neighbors that I have never met before because they all want to stop on their way in & out of the neighborhood to talk about the project; and, they all love it! I'm so happy with all the work - it's nice to drive up to a beautiful home every day. 

GALA took the plans that I drew up & made them come to life and it's better than I had imagined it on paper! Thanks again, guys! Outstanding job.

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 Like    March 13, 2017   Last modified: March 15, 2017

 

Nancy Nicholson

Relationship: Client

Project Date: October 2016

Project Price: $10,000 - $49,999

Rafael and his team are the consummate professionals. My project required a very patient and thorough crew. They were extremely accommodating with new requests and very polite in their interaction with me. The job was cleaned up at the end of every day.
I would recommend them highly and would welcome an opportunity to work with Gala Services, Inc. again.

 Like    December 18, 2016

 

Deborah Halverson

Relationship: Client

Project Date: March 2016

Project Price: $10,000 - $49,999

Rafael (owner of GALA) and his crew did our front and back yard landscaping, which included a paver patio, decomposed granite walkways, a new stepped walkway in the front that connects to our old one, and planting of native plants with mulch ground cover. He was responsive, professional, punctual, and dependent from initial contact to the end of the project. His crew was the same. I was particularly pleased with the extra care they gave to the details. They were very thoughtful to make sure the large stones we put in the yard were set into the ground rather than just on top. A crew member spent a truly impressive amount of time leveling and otherwise detailing the front steps. That same crew member was equally meticulous about the placing and patterning of the pavers for the patio. And Rafael made numerous trips to the gravel store to get just the right stepping stones, running each one by us to make sure it was exactly what we wanted. With the money and commitment involved in landscaping our yards, I was very concerned about finding a contractor who'd be great to work with and who would work well with our landscape designer and with us, giving the results we hoped for. I couldn't have asked for anyone better than Rafael.

Read More

 1 Like    October 13, 2016   Last modified: November 26, 2016

 

HOWARD YOUNG

Relationship: Client

Project Date: August 2016

Project Price: $1,000 - $9,999

Rafael (owner) and his crew went far and beyond what I expected. What I appreciated the most was Rafael's great communication skills. If I had to ask/text about anything, Rafael got back to me with clear & quick answers. Will definitely use Gala Services in the future. 

Rafael wasn't the least inexpensive, but his pricing was very competitive. And out of all the companies I received quotes from, I felt Rafael was the MOST honest!!

His company is bonded and insured, which is usually half the battle when trying to find a quality business you can trust.

 Like    September 27, 2016

 

Keith McKee

Relationship: Client

Project Date: August 2016

Project Price: $10,000 - $49,999

great work. The owner communicated well with us and his crew were really hard workers. Very happy with finished product.

 Like    September 24, 2016

 

Jill Ahearn

Relationship: Client

Project Date: June 2016

Project Price: $10,000 - $49,999

Gala services turned my dead front lawn and depressing hedges into an lovely outdoor space with a fenced patio, raised beds and a rose garden. We went from the blight of the neighborhood hanging our heads with shame during street parties to the best yard on the block!

 1 Like    September 1, 2016