Joanna Falini Landscaping
Barn Design & Construction, Custom Fire Pits, Custom Water Features, Deck Design, Drafting, Drought Tolerant Landscaping, Garden Design, Gazebo Design & Construction, Greenhouse Design & Construction, Hardscaping, Landscape Design, Landscape Plans, Patio Design, Pool Landscaping, Shed Design & Construction, Site Planning, Swimming Pool Design, driveway layouts and construction
Audubon, Broomall, Chesterbrook, Cheyney, Collegeville, Concordville, Conshohocken, Darby, Drexel Hill, East Lansdowne, East Norriton, Evansburg, Flourtown, Haverford, King Of Prussia, Lansdowne, Lima, Malvern, Media, Millbourne, Narberth, Norristown, Oaks, Paoli, Penn Wynne, Philadelphia, Phoenixville, Plymouth Meeting, Radnor, Royersford, Spring City, Spring House, Springfield, Trappe, Trooper, Valley Forge, West Chester, West Conshohocken, West Goshen, West Norriton, West Point, Worcester, Yeadon
BSLA, Temple University
Also, my first response to her property was that the front door, front of the house and front yard was actually hard to find because the design was weak and did not accent or invite one into the home. I gave Helen a wonderful concept of how to re-design these areas, which would thereby have created that "curb appeal" and, as everyone knows, that would in turn increase the value of the property and also increase the positive experience of anyone coming to the house.
Then, as soon as the appointment was brought to a close because she said she had somewhere else to be, I immediately called my stone mason and we met back there within 20 minutes to begin work on providing Helen with a quote to repair, design,and construct new walkways, retaining walls, etc. so it would be possible for her and her family to not have to walk on any parts of their bare ground, which was her ultimate goal. I, however, did not provide her with that quote, because I later received her message. I have never before had such a negative response to myself or my professional conduct. Most of my clients stay with me for decades, give me positive referrals and reviews, and enjoy our working relationship, some even becoming good friends.
Unfortunately, Helen's review does not represent my experience, talents, or integrity, because Helen had different expectations of what the consult was going to be in spite of the fact that she was well informed. The design concepts and ideas that I provided were well worth my standard fee, which is commensurate within the profession and has not been increased in 10 years. I am honestly astonished by her defamatory response to me and I am writing this "response comment" in hopes that my 30 year reputation will not be tarnished because of one negative review. Thank you.
Joanna B. Falini