Reviews

What Our Clients Say

Art of Stone did some stonework and step repair for me earlier this month and it turned out great. They did more than I expected and for a very reasonable price. I would highly recommend them and I would certainly hire them again! Thanks for doing such a good job.
Chris Bill
Art of Stone Gardening built a retaining wall and provided landscaping to reduce erosion at my house. The wall is absolutely gorgeous and solid! The owners gave me a fair price and the crew built it within a short time frame. This wall has a beautiful curve to it and it fits my home extremely well! Suzanne followed up with landscaping on the hillside behind the wall. It looks so professional and enhances my property so very much! I can’t wait to see the phlox and creeping thyme grow around the boulders! You and your crew did an excellent job, Jason and Suzanne. Thank you!
Cindy Pelfrey
I've used Art of Stone for over 12 years and they are the best! Initially, Suzanne worked on a landscape design for me and then periodically, would come help with pruning or a new idea I had. Last year I had both my knees replaced so did NO maintenance and my front yard which is a garden was full of weeds. Art of Stone came to the rescue! They dug up my plants and set them aside for replanting later, dug up about an inch or more of topsoil to get rid of the weeds, and then added topsoil and mulched. At last, I had a "new canvas" to work with as I replanted and added new plants. They also did heavy pruning and moved a few trees that had gotten too big.
As always, they were prompt, and courteous, and went "over and above" my expectations! I highly recommend Art of Stone for both landscaping and stonework. Jason and his crew does amazing work!
Teresa Thamer
Very professional job; cleaned up after; artistic, symmetrical, and meticulously placed stonework; highly recommended; very friendly staff; would use again if needed
Jamie O'Connor
Very professional, knowledgeable, and reliable. We have only done a small project so far but Art of Stone kept a long-time scheduled appointment (unusual these days), did a great job on planting some arborvitae’s for us, and came back out immediately when we had one blow over during a big storm. They even secured the other trees as well. Suzanne is so knowledgeable and I look forward to working with them more on some bigger projects we have in mind.
Tracy Colanero
They are very thorough at making sure that the design is exactly how you want it. I am thrilled with the results.
Nicol Geringer
You won’t find a better hardscape and landscape company than Art of Stone Gardening. Jason and his team are meticulous craftsmen. They pay attention to detail, and are knowledgeable and skilled. Our lake house had several erosion control issues. They built: (1) a beautiful 170’ dry creek bed from the front to the lake on the side of our house; (2) an 18” stone wall to hold back a large berm from flushing dirt into the driveway and garage; (3) approx 20’ of matching stone stairs linking the basement garage to the front door ramp; (4) a 12’ concrete curb to reroute rainwater running from the street and filling a corner of the driveway. Once completed the results were excellent. My wife and I are both happy with the work. Jason is very easy to work with, listens carefully, makes suggestions, and adjusts as needed. We will be using their services again soon.
Mark Kindl
We originally found Jason and his team on Houzz and couldn’t be happier with their work. They did two separate projects with us. One a drain renovation, the second, a new backyard fire pit area. They did it on budget and on time. Super friendly and professional team
totallrob
The crew worked very efficiently. They discussed and honored the property owners’ opinions and wishes for job requested. The final product looks quite nice and we look forward to watching it grow. We would use Art of Stone again.
gaplace
Art of Stone did two projects for Saint Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church in 2021. The first involved design and installation of new landscaping in the front of the church. The second was design and installation of landscaping on a large slope at the back of the church. In each case Suzanne’s design captured the spirit of what we wanted. The installation work was done as scheduled and done in a very professional manner by Jason and crew. Simply said-really outstanding work!
Ben Wallace
Art of Stone Gardening is a great company to work with. They listen to their customers and deliver great service. They clearly love what they do and are very knowledgeable about it. I highly recommend Suzanne and Jason!
Allyson
Art of Stone is an excellent gardening company. They know what they are doing and their work is beautiful. Highly recommend
Ally Peterson
Art of Stone Gardening replaced the deteriorating mortar around the blue flagstone entryway and steps on our front entryway. The stones were acid cleaned and sealed which revealed their beautiful color once again! Thank you for creating a warm welcome to our home. It was a long overdue project!
Valerie
Art of Stone is the best. No nonsense, pride in work, fair pricing, quality materials, but best of all-great ideas and solutions to problems we had with our yard-erosion, rotting wood, water availability, steep steps…..you name it, they have seen it. We had laid some leftover brick under a portion of the desk, but the brick was being pushed up, uneven, separating. The professionalism, leveling, and math that went into pulling out, leveling, preparing the bed, and replacing the brick was a sight to behold. Now we have a nice covered patio area. This was only one of the projects we had. Art of Stone is meticulous on the big jobs and the small jobs. With Art of the Stone you know what to expect. They come when they say, the price is the price, the job is done to perfection.
Larry and Suzanne
After twenty years our landscaping needed some updates. Suzanne came out and took the time to listen to what we felt we wanted then presented us with ideas that really worked for our space. We have some additional work to be done and are looking forward to her guidance and the fine work of her competent and talented crew.
Jack Bohac
I had what could only be referred to as the “trench of despair” and poor drainage in my front yard. Jason and team came in and fixed the entire drainage issue and implemented a beautiful river rock bed that diverts the rain water into the woods. I highly recommend them- they were professional and were able to complete the project in a timely fashion. I am definitely going to be working with them on future yard projects!
April W
Working with Art of Stone was a pleasure. Their communications were clear and prompt. Jason and his assistant Nick were diligent and completed the job just as they explained that they would. We am confident that their work will improve the drainage situation on our driveway. Thank you Jason and Art of Stone!
Jennie Inglis
Jason and Suzanne have done a couple of projects for us. When we found water in our basement after a heavy rain, I gave Jason a call. He came out and gave us his recommendation which included piping a gutter drain on the front around to the back of the house and adding a french drain. While he was here, we wanted to do something with an area we’ve been ignoring between two retaining walls. Suzanne came out and gave us excellent landscaping recommendations on the area, and while she was here gave us some great ideas of what we could do with the rest of the yard. They also replaced a drain in the driveway that was overflowing in heavy rains.

They always do an excellent job. Their recommendations are very thorough and professional. They do the job right! Even though there was a day and a half of rain, they still completed the job on time. Their crew was very friendly and accommodating, even when it meant hauling dirt down a hill on the other side of the house. They are our “go to” for any kind of outside work, and will remain so. I highly recommend Art of Stone.
Tony Anderson
New front steps were installed with stone to replace our old “unsafe” steps. The old steps were removed and disposed of. The new block structure, Centurion and Oklahoma natural brown flagstone looks amazing. The whole process went smooth with no problems and the crew was very courteous and professional. The owner oversaw the whole project. Very pleased and would highly recommend without any hesitations! Art of Stone was hired to install a 22′ x 20′ parking pad with a 4′ stone threshold. They also added a 5′ stone threshold to the entrance of the existing garage. Jason was very detail oriented, timely and communicated throughout the entire process. We are very pleased.
Alan and Tricia Faith
A round flag stone patio (approx 22 ft diameter) with a large stone fire pit in the center and a stone wall 2/3 around patio. They had to dig out and level the ground first and fill with crushed stone. Jason kept us informed and his workers were pleasant and very hard working. I would highly recommend their services.
Sandy Hudson
Art of Stone was hired to install a 22′ x 20′ parking pad with a 4′ stone threshold. They also added a 5′ stone threshold to the entrance of the existing garage. Jason was very detail oriented, timely and communicated throughout the entire process. We are very pleased.
Scott McLendon
I cannot say enough positive things about this company. It started with a stone retaining wall at the end of a pool build. Unfortunately, we ended up firing our pool contractors at the end of a growing list of issues. We were left with a beautiful fiberglass slide that was not steep enough. Out of 15 pool companies, none we’re willing to come out and redo the slide. Very discouraging. Jason offered to take this on. He and his crew did a phenomenal job. He found and repaired several leaks in the slide once they exposed the underbelly, raised the slide 2 feet, removed the original boulders and completely redesigned the stone walls on the side of the slide, the stone stairs, and made a path for my children to walk under. Suzanne is in the process of installing our landscape, which looks beautiful and is exactly what we wanted.

In addition to excellent workmanship, Jason and Suzanne are very knowledgeable and easy to work with. They showed up when they said they would, worked hard, were honest, and charged us a fair price. Their crew is respectful and courteous. My 9 yr old daughter even befriended a member of the crew named Robin, and they would exchange jokes and puns while Robin worked.

Also, Jason and Suzanne know other great companies in north Georgia that we have recently used (irrigation, fencing, etc.). We will use Art of Stone for all of our future outdoor projects!
Ki N David Knowles
Thank you so much for designing and creating the perfect water garden! I have been waiting for this for years and it was worth the wait for it to be so professionally done. Thank you for working with me and incorporating my ideas and tweaking them to create a work of art! You and your crew were the best from day one and I will highly recommend you to all! Thanks for EVERYTHING!!
Paula Sanders
Jason Broche and his crew were hired to take out a retaining wall 6 feet high and 50 feet long and replace it with Alan block wall much higher. Results were GREAT! VERY SATISFIED. The new wall was built with meticulous craftsmanship, and as well as built for strength, it also vastly improved the landscape of my property and house.
Albert Lunceford
Jason and his crew have done several hardscape projects for us over the years. His prices are reasonable and projects wrap up quickly (weather permitting). We love our back patio, retaining wall and front porch steps. The porch steps were literally falling away from the house! Now they are double wide and perfectly match the house. Looks great.
Tammy Lenkeit
The outdoor kitchen…looks beautiful and was exactly what was designed
Joan and Phillip Marler, Dawsonville GA
A new stone walkway and beds in front of a home elicited this review: “The overall effect is exactly as I pictured in my ‘mind’s eye’! I love the natural look and the curve in the walkway. ….I like and trust the Brosches, you guys are creative, work with existing plants and don’t try to ‘create more work’. You offer suggestions and provide several options for the homeowner – I chose an option that I could afford, but offered the most visible impact….I love the communication you provided – letting me know when the work would begin.
Kathy Mellette, Gainesville GA
We enjoyed working with Jason and Suzanne from start to finish. The work was of the highest quality and they were respectful of my house and property throughout the process. Any changes or unforeseen issues were met with a positive attitude and an openness to the challenge. I see the relationship continuing into the distant future
Allen Butts, Helen GA
New front steps were installed with stone to replace our old “unsafe” steps. The old steps were removed and disposed of. The new block structure, Centurion and Oklahoma natural brown flagstone looks amazing. The whole process went smooth with no problems and the crew was very courteous and professional. The owner oversaw the whole project. Very pleased and would highly recommend without any hesitations!
Houzz Review, Murrayville GA
The work was estimated at a fair price and with choices for materials. Before anything different was done, it was discussed with us and a joint decision was made. The materials used were of high quality. The craftsmanship and design are both practical and beautiful. The company gives a fair estimate and sticks with it. The work is explained with changes made according to customer input. The work is completed carefully, but in a timely manner. The end result added so much to the enjoyment of the yard, plus provided a safer environment for us and our buildings. Care was taken with existing landscaping. Clean up was thorough.
Larry and Suzanne Crossan, Clermont GA
Art of Stone Gardening staff created a spectacular outdoor living area with patio, fireplace and pizza oven for us. It has transformed the way we use our outdoor space. Later, they helped us to add an herb garden, plants and planting areas. We now enjoy many nights outdoors by the fire with friends & family. They were experts at overcoming many challenges at our site, including close proximity to National Forest land, elevation changes and erosion. They are very professional & easy to work with, consulting with us at each step of the process. They worked through heat and thunderstorms to finish our project ahead of schedule. We highly recommend these folks for all of your outdoor stone & landscaping projects – they highly exceeded our expectations!
Dr. Carol Falck, Dawsonville GA
They did a complete overhaul of our front and backyard and did a fabulous job. Very detail oriented and dedicated to their work. They installed plants, mulch, trees, sod, a water feature and a lot of stone work throughout. They also fixed our fence. We couldn’t be more pleased. They helped us translate our ideas and questions into solid landscape design. They also did pruning and gave us lots of overall education. They were dedicated to our job even though it was a long job and took a lot of their time (our yards were a mess!) – they didn’t leave until the job was done and were here almost every day. Both the owners and their staff are very hardworking. I highly recommend them.
Kudzu Review, Sautee Nacoochee GA
I was contacted by Angie’s list to review this business. I used Art of Stone several times in the past. Jason installed gutters and underground drainage pipes to run water away from my mountain house that is built on the side of a steep hill. He also planned and designed a concrete patio for the back of my house. Jason also designed a driveway and parking area for this steep hill and installed 12 inch drain pipe and grading for drainage with raised curbing to direct water to the drain. Has been very successful. Very satisfied with work. I do not remember the exact dates of work but I posted.
Re-evaluation at the request of Angies list
Angies list Member Comments:

Work done as proposed, no surprises.

Work explained to me ahead of time in detail.

As of Jan. 2013 all work still looks good. After I had hired Jason the 1st time I found out He had done the stone work on the fireplace in the house I had purchased. It also looks great.

I will use him again when I need stone work or drainage and concrete work combination
Re-evaluation at the request of Angies list
I have worked with Suzanne in several situations and found her to be a creative thinker. Her ability to ‘think out of the box’ has made her a valuable asset in our endeavors. I would not hesitate to refer her services in landscape design.
Peggy Christie, Cumming GA
Suzanne and Jason of Art of Stone Gardening are not only experts in their field, but they are also really wonderful people to work with. If you need stonework (fireplaces, walls, steps, patios or walks) or gardening maintenance or coaching, make sure you give them a call!
Creative Field Media, Gainesville GA
Mike is a dedicated and very hard working gardener that really enjoys getting his hands dirty. He came to me 2 years ago because he wanted to install a perennial garden but had no idea where to start, nor what plants to use. After a few meetings where we nailed down what exactly he was looking for, Jason installed a wall and soil for his garden, I created a design for him that was drawn to scale. In this way, Mike had a “blueprint” that he could follow. It showed him exactly how many plants would fit in the garden, gave him reviewsa list of suggested plants and started him off on his garden. Mike sent me these pictures that show his grandchildren playing.
Creative Field Media, Gainesville GA

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Home Living North Georgia

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Working with Art of Stone was a pleasure. Their communications were clear and prompt. Jason and his assistant Nick were diligent and completed the job just as they explained that they would. We am confident that their work will improve the drainage situation on our driveway. Thank you Jason and Art of Stone!
Jennie Inglis