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Client Testimonials

Neighbours and guests all rave about...

We challenged Dave and his team to design a contemporary shade structure - a pergola that doesn't look like a pergola. Dave came up with a unique, chic design that all our neighbours and guests all rave about. We look forward to working with Monarch on the remainder of our backyard enhancement!

Work was completed on time and on budget...

Monarch completed a major landscaping project, including new driveway, new walkway, new deck and patio, and new gardens. The work was completed on time and on budget. It was a pleasure working with Monarch workers, who were all polite and respectful and very knowledgeable about the work being completed.

We had the pleasure of working with Monarch on an extensive backyard project that spanned from the creation of a new outdoor living space to the addition of a four-season sunroom to complete the design.

From the beginning we were impressed by our experience with Monarch. They possess an exceptional ability to listen to their client’s desires and integrate them with their broad depth of knowledge of landscape design resulting in a uniquely beautiful and artistic creation. The staff at Monarch was attentive, easily accessible and bear an unparalleled attention to detail ensuring our complete satisfaction. We would recommend them to anyone interested in making improvements to their outdoor living environment.

The entire Monarch team was professional, tidy and courteous. Any complications that arose were dealt with promptly and thoroughly. The project stayed true to budget and all changes were met with approval. From beginning to end we had an amazing experience with Monarch and one that we would both strongly endorse.

Chris & Pam

Woodstock, Ontario

From the very beginning I was impressed...

I had the pleasure of working with Monarch on a complete backyard project that included the full design, cedar deck, large patio, step stones gardens and trees. From the very beginning I was impressed with Dave and the whole Monarch team. The crew was extremely detailed, paying close attention to all the build details, and were very professional. The job site was well organized and cleaned daily. The project was completed ahead of schedule, and we were able to enjoy a full summer season out in the new space. We look forward to working with Monarch on future projects. I would recommend them to anyone interested in a proper design for their outdoor living space.

Very happy with the finished product...

Monarch transformed what used to be our very poorly graded back yard into a tiered and functional space. We have gardens, a patio and a play area that are all very well used by our whole family. Their attention to detail and materials used make our yard the talk of the neighbourhood. They also built privacy screens and added a shed that provide privacy from our neighbours without looking like a standard fence. The whole concept in the backyard really ties in well architecturally and we are very happy with the finished product. The crew was very pleasant as was the office team.

I have had the pleasure of working with Dave Van Dam and the team at Monarch in renovating two backyards (2011 & 2015). As a homeowner who has well-defined design preferences and aesthetic needs, Dave worked hard and succeeded in translating my requirements into his designs. I think his creativity and vision for both projects have been nothing less than exceptional.

As I sit here in my living room looking at my backyard, I'm reminded again of why we chose to go with Monarch. Our backyard space is simply stunning and my family and I are looking forward to our many stay-cations here in the years to come.

The team at Monarch are great! Everyone, including the pool, electrical and painting subcontractors, were as nice as can be, as well as very professional. They indulged questions from 2 curious young boys (as well as mine) throughout the project. Thank you so much for making our dream backyard a reality, once again!

Mike & Cynthia

Waterloo, Ontario

It has transformed our house...

I wanted to let you know that Sue and I are really enjoying sitting on our new front porch and driving up our new driveway. You and your team did a fantastic job, well worth every penny! It has transformed our house while keeping the 100-year old feel.

Enjoying the space for a long time to come...

Everything turned out beautifully! I am SO please with the entire project. I also want to mention that I was so impressed with the guys who were here on a daily basis. They were professional, friendly and always willing to answer questions. They also left the worksite tidy each night. Today I came home not only to a beautifully finished yard but to my deck furniture and BBQ in place, my new sprinkler set up and my driveway cleaned off. Please extend my thanks to everyone who worked on the project. I know I will be enjoying the space for a long time to come!