Two Storey Deck


Deck and Landscaping

My husband and I have had problems with our deck that was built by our home-builder. We knew there was something really wrong with the deck when it began lifting off of its supporting beams the second year we owned our new home. Every winter since then, the deck would heave and come back down in the spring. But it caused cracking in the eating nook inside our home and we couldn't even open the door to the deck. We had a couple of quotes for the deck, but only Don from A Better Landscaper realized that the problem went far beyond just building a new deck. He knew the entire yard was part of the problem and knew how to go about fixing it. The deck is now finished and we are very excited to have him and his crew back this spring to complete the patio and flower beds in our fabulous new yard! His attention to detail has gone far beyond our expectations, and the quality or his work is impeccable. We found that the price was very reasonable for the amount of work being done as well. And lastly, as Don said "Good things are worth waiting for." He was right, because it did take several months to complete the deck, but it is well worth the wait. Thank you Don! Lindsey Jackson Calgary Alberta

Two tier cedar deck with sunken hot tub

We hired The Better Landscaper being new to Calgary and not having previous experience with any other contractors in the city. We had purchased a hot tub and wanted a cedar patio built outside of our walk out basement. Don quickly replied to my email and was prompt to provide an estimate. He was precise on his arrival time to start the project and came in on budget. Cost and schedule aside, the craftsmanship was brilliant. We were so satisfied we hired The Better Landscaper the following summer to build a second tear to the cedar patio of the main level of the house. Again he was very prompt once the work began and came in within the budget. We now have a two tier cedar deck with a sunken hot tub that we enjoy regularly and is the talk of our company when we entertain. Andrew Hilakas. Calgary Alberta

Back yard refurbished

Don came for the quote and was on time and very efficient. Crew came when and with equipment as they said. Very efficient and clean. Job was done on time and with minimum amount of disturbance to our household. Great work ethics and stayed within quote. Fran Nyckoluck

Deck Replacement

Our aging deck needed to be replaced, Don was the only contractor to really show an interest in redesigning the replacment deck.His workmanship is to a very high standard. The site was cleaned up every night.His design ideas are the talk of the neighbourhood. We are going to have him replace our fence next. Would highly recommend him. Bill Hutchinson Calgary Alberta

Privacy walls

I would highly recommend A Better Landscaper for any landscaping jobs. They are prompt, punctual, professional and the quality of the work is superior. The two jobs that I had done were completed in the time frame that Don promised and the cost was reasonable. Don added some very nice touches to the privacy wall in the garden! You can also tell that the work was done by professionals! I will continue to use A Better Landscaper for my future landscaping projects that I need done. Michelle Labell Calgary Alberta


I hired A Better Landscaper for the fact that when they came to measure my fence project they discussed what the entire job would cost in a very detailed and professional manner. This spoke volumes about the quality of the company. Don is EXCELLENT to work with. He listens to your ideas and collaborates with practical answers to what's feasible on your project. A REAL CRAFTSMAN! Hire A Better Landscaper and in a heartbeat—you'll lower the blood pressure on your next project! sincerely, Fraser Monaghan Calgary Alberta

Deck, Awning, Fence, Irrigation

Don and his team did a very good job on all of the projects. His estimates were accurate and his description of the work he would perform was accurate. Some minor problems were addressed the following spring as soon as we called. Don's team was respectful to us and behaved in a professional manner at all times while on our property. I would recommend Don and his team anytime. Dale Millar Calgary Alberta

"Thank you to A Better Landscaper. You did a fine job and thank you so very much Don!" Anna M. Calgary Alberta

"I had several estimates before calling you and you're the only one who gave me a detailed estimate in writing...very happy with the work" Julie H. Calgary Alberta

"Our congregation loves the new courtyard and we're now able to have weddings and other events outdoors." United Church, Calgary Alberta

"We absolutely love our composite deck, the end result was beyond our expectations." Jack and Wayne W. Calgary Alberta

"Don is our guy. This is the third project I've hired him for." Grace D. Calgary Alberta

"You guys are the best! I love my new back yard and my dogs love their dog run!" Louise R. Calgary Alberta

"...worked their butts never see anyone in the homeland working that hard..." Richard W. Calgary Alberta

"...amazing, they showed up every day until the job was done, and it was a big job." Al and Sue J. Calgary Alberta

"You can use me as a reference anytime." Caroline K. Calgary Alberta

"I was stressed because I was hosting a wedding in my backyard in three weeks and I had to replace the fence and planters before then. I couldn't find anyone who could do the job that quickly until I called Don. He started on the fence within the week and was done three days later! The wedding went without a hitch...thank you Don!" Sharon C. Calgary Alberta

"Pre-cast Millennium Interlocking flagstone was so new that no one had ever installed a patio of this size in Calgary. You have to use polymeric sand which can be difficult to handle and mistakes cannot be corrected. Don installed a 900 sq. ft. patio, - the first ever in Calgary, and he did an awesome job. We will be using pics of his patio to promote this product." Darren P., Expocrete, Calgary Alberta

"Thanks Don, the deck is a real showpiece ... beautiful!" Rand and Lou A. Calgary Alberta