"We hired John Catandella to assist us in a major landscape design and construction project at our residence in NW Portland. John listened to our ideas and came up with a great design, keeping our budget in mind. He and his team were very professional and paid close attention to detail on all aspects of the construction implementation including grading, irrigation, installation of a French drain, retaining walls and flatwork stone in two separate patio areas. John's attention to workmanship, quality and budget issues and follow through was of the highest standard. We have referred John to many of our friends for their projects, (big and small), given the great experience we had working with him."
Chris and Barbara Nelson
“We hired John to completely 'remodel' our backyard. The job entailed removing the entire lawn, trees, shrubs, as well as some of the concrete patio. We could not put in words how happy we are with the outcome. More importantly, we were unbelievably impressed with John and his crew. He always communicated the daily schedule and scope of work that was to be completed that day. One of the things we most appreciated was that John and his crew were always on time. Additionally, the job came in on budget. John never nickels and dimes a client on the project. If something needs to get done to assure the job will look better, he will do it and not charge the client. When he provides a 'bid', that is what the cost will be. I would recommend John to anybody, and I have already to a number of friends and relatives. When you refer someone, you want to make sure that your referral is solid and will not disappoint. This will not happen with John and his crew.”
“John first helped us when we moved to Portland in 1998. Since then, he has worked with us on projects big and small: landscaping, irrigation, landscape lighting, and landscape design. Most recently, he landscaped our new residence. He is reliable, honest, and incredibly hardworking. He is also a creative problem solver. I would trust him with any outdoor project we had, and I feel certain he gives excellent value!”
John and Christine
"This was our first experience with Catandella Landscaping. John and his crew put in a new sprinkler system for our “new” home. We can honestly say we couldn’t be happier with the final system and the entire process. After the installation was complete, you couldn’t tell we had the sprinkler system installed! No unsightly trenches or muddy mounds of dirt to deal with. It all looked as it did before he started. Working with John was easy and professional. His service is far and above other contractors we have hired. We highly recommend John Catandella for any outdoor job and look forward to working with him in the future."
Mark and Susan Charleston
"I have used the services of John Catandella for personal projects as well as projects for Nike, Inc. and the University of Oregon. I value my relationship with John because I can always count on him to deliver a project on time and at a competitive price. John is a master at installing plant material, irrigation, drainage and lighting according to the specifications of a landscape architect. He is excellent at reviewing the plans and looking for potential issues in design and execution. But John is also a very good landscape planner in his own right. He has designed new landscaping for my home as well as several professional projects in which I have been involved. John is professional, honorable, hard working, talented and a delight to work with. I am always dismayed when his work is finished, he is such a great guy to have around that I have to think of more work to give him!"
Howard and Rebecca Slusher
Lake Oswego, Oregon
"John Catandella was recommended to us by a neighbor and we have used him ever since. He has worked on numerous projects for us (pretty much annually) from as small as moving sprinkler heads, to as large as replacing the water main to our house! Projects he has done for us include the installation of a pump for our irrigation system from the lake, along with an entirely new automated system for the irrigation. John is a wonderful person, completely trustworthy, completely fair in his pricing, and always quickly responsive to whatever issue we are having in our yard. Now when he comes by to work on something for us, it is not uncommon that he is also stopping by one of our neighbor's houses at the same time. Once you hire John, you don't want to ever hire anyone else!"
Lake Oswego, Oregon