Dixon Teter

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Dixon Teter

4.56 | 99 Verified Ratings
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215-620-9068

P.O. Box 390
Paoli, PA 19301
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Dixon Teter


Bringing Beauty since 1968

I am happy to welcome Home Advisor customers to our customer family with a special discount. Since 1968 we have worked to bring beauty, elegance, form and function to thousands of customers. We design and build or install patios, walkways, retaining walls, plantings and trees, drain systems, stone work, and other things. We do projects both great and small. They are all important to you. We refurbish existing decks, patios, and landscapes. We do driveway sealing that the gypsy's cannot match in quality. We also consult for the homeowner who wants to invest "sweat equity." I have a special program to help with your planting projects that you install. Please see my web site: http://www.dixonteter.com/ for customer references and valuable information about plant care and other topics. Our schedule is also posted for you to track your project. I am always happy to answer questions by phone at 215-620-9068 - best times Monday-Friday 7AM-5PM or by e-mail at dixonteter@verizon.net.

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Service Area

  • Wilmington
  • Valley Forge
  • West Chester
  • Norristown
  • Downingtown
  • Blue Bell
  • Exton
  • Chadds Ford
  • Bryn Mawr
  • Chester Springs
  • Oxford
  • Spring City
  • Devon
  • Malvern
  • Phoenixville
  • West Grove
  • Elverson
  • Abington
  • King of Prussia
  • New Castle
  • Ambler
  • Ardmore
  • Honey Brook
  • Glenmoore
  • Unionville
  • Berwyn
  • Bala Cynwyd
  • Avondale
  • Broomall
  • Landenberg
  • Paoli
  • Thorndale
  • Bridgeport
  • Kennett Square
  • Coatesville
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Services Offered

Brick & Stone
  • Brick and Stone Patios, Walks, and Steps - Install
  • Brick and Stone Driveways & Floors - Install
Concrete
  • Interlocking Pavers for Patios, Walks and Steps - Install
  • Pavers for Driveways and Floors - Install
Decks
  • Deck or Porch Repair
Designers & Decorators
  • Landscape Designer
Fences
  • Aluminum or Steel Fence Install
Landscaping
  • Landscaping for Yard or Garden Install
  • Synthetic Grass for Play Area Install

Areas of Expertise

  • Landscaping designs are tailored to your individual needs and designed for low maintenance.
  • Stone work done using natural boulders to formal stone work.
  • From a simple perennial planting to a Japanese garden each is designed with your tastes and space in mind.
  • Walkways, patios, and driveways (where applicable) in E.P. Henry pavers, flagstone, brick, and natural stone.
  • Pool areas, tree care, transplanting large trees, screening, retaining walls in wood stone, or E.P. Henry wall systems, grading and seeding-sodding.

Product Brands Used

  • E.P. Henry Pavers and wall systems

Quick Facts

Business Hours
Monday:
7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday:
7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday:
7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Thursday:
7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday:
7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday:
7:00 AM to 12:00 PM
(Please call to confirm)
  • Small Jobs Welcome
  • Warranty Description: 1 year limited warranty
  • Warranty Offered
  • Free Estimates
  • Retaining Walls

Credentials

In Business Since: 1968
Memberships & Affiliations
  • International Concrete Paver Institute Certifed Installer
State Licensing
Trade: Home Improvement Contractor
License #: PA051707
Expiration: 01-17-2020
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Business Overview

How We Got Started

We started in this industry in 1968.

We describe our business as Well established

What is the customer's pet peeve

Wasting their time. So I return phone calls promptly, show up on time for estimates, send most estimates to the customer within 48 hours, and schedule

 

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Dixon Teter


My Work
1 Projects
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1.5   |  
Mr. Teter first appeared to be a trustworthy professional and gave me trust to work with him at his initial contacts and chat. He apparently knows well about what he is doing. I think I still have trust on his work quality. However, his attitude deserves scrutiny. Let me quote from my recent email to him asking him to fix his work as my review. See below. The email was sent to him on July 30th and I have never heard from him. Before the email, I also had texted him two time and email once, on same request and all non response. -- Hi Dixon, I am writing this to you to express my disappointment at your side commitment of the work you had claimed done to which you were fully paid on the same date you sent below message based on my assumed trust on you ($2000 deposit was paid the day before: July 22 following your direction). On July 22, you stood in my driveway told me your work will have water containment taken care of and you actually told me precisely why the water would get stuck in the ditch and the purpose of the ditch by the street side and exactly how you would do your brick work even with precise topology described. Based on which I gave you full trust and trusted that the project was in a good hand. I am still having trust on you even if you have not been professionally responsive to your un-finished project but with a full payment in hands. On July 23, the same day your group left the work and after I paid you in full, I sent, through text messages, you a couple of photos showing the containment of water in the brick surface at the original ditch area, while we were trying to clean the dirt on the surface we saw it. You responded you ;we will adjust tomorrow; in text. Hence I expected that you will send your people back to fix it on July 24. On July 24 by 3:05pm you sent a text Tied up with extra work on todays site - will get tomorrow ...; However, nothing from you on July 25, not even a message saying further delay. Giving you my trust, until the night of July 26 by 8:17pm, I texted you asking whether you are still on your words. You replied at 7:02AM July 27 (Saturday) .... We adjusted grade yesterday for whole left side; However I had been at home at all times on Friday, except for a brief outgoing in early afternoon for a bank visit at Painters Crossing taken about 30 minutes round trip (only 3 miles away from my door), I did not see anyone came to do anything. With such question in mind, I used water hose to pour some water to the same spot and the water soon piled up. I then send you a photo via text showing you the existing problem. Since then you have stopped respond regardless. My neighbor was with me in lunch on Saturday. When I showed the water photo, he also told me that he did not see anyone coming on Friday working on my driveway It would take some time to make it adjusted, not something in 30 minutes. quote my neighbors remark. Also some joggling neighbors teased the water pond; and expressed surprise at the ;finished and corrected; work. Dixon, I spent such time writing you with hope that you would commit on your responsibilities to deliver a work that was explained before your work and that was fully paid without any time delay. Hopefully I would hear back from you within 24-hours of this email and your arrangement. After that, I will pursue alternative resolution. Thanks. Carl p.s. You have my photos in your phone so you knew what was wrong. I will keep the record there, in case you deleted them, not attaching them here again. Below Text message was sent to Dixon Teter at 8:49PM on August 6, 2019: Hi Dixon, It's absolutely disappointing not to hear a single word regarding my messages, emails, and photos. In the last 10 days or so, we have tried very hard to water the piece of lawn that you guys re-seed after your work. Unfortunately your people had blew the sand, lime, and the waste into that area hence no matter how hard we ....
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5.0   |  
Review by in West Chester, PA
Project: Install Sod
Have not begun the project as of yet. Weather has been the deterrent. Have used Dixon in the past and his work is great .
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Review by in Wilmington, DE
We just moved out of the home where he did landscaping work and to this day, the plants and structures he built are still in tact, plants are healthy and everything was in great condition. Good quality materials installed by a skilled professional! Thank you, Mr. Teter!
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4.5   |  
Review by in Coatesville, PA
Can do a large variety of landscaping work. Did most of it while I was unable to be at the house location.
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4.5   |  
Dixon and his team did an excellent job. Satisfied with the work they did installing pavers in my backyard. Very neat and clean from start to finish. Would recommend these guys to anyone looking to having pavers installed.
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5.0   |  
Mr. Teter has his work schedule online, which is helpful since it changes according to the weather. He did finish our project within the requested time frame.
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Perfect
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0.5   |  11-11-2016
Review by Louise C. in Broomall, PA
Overall very disatisfied with condition of lawn after all equipment and supplies were removed. Cleanup was disappointing. Will not know how plants and lawn will look until next spring. Also see my review of 4/21/17 concerning lawn service for $495.00 on 10/26/16 which produced a lawn this spring (4/12/17) of weeds and bare patches throughout. (My review of 4/21/17 explains how complaint was handled by Mr. Dixon Teter)
Response by Dixon Teter: I have explained to every customer wanting to improve their lawns since 1968 that building a lawn from seed is a process that takes time. I explain that in a sod farm under ideal professional management that process takes 18-24 months and that in a homeowner situation that takes 24-30 months. During that time a well managed lawn will be steadily improving. I explain that I do not do lawn services just installations but I always say that I am happy to advise as to how to care for the lawn at no charge or that the customer contact a lawn maintenance service. This customer's very small lawn was thatch raked and seeded with perennial ryegrass seed and fertilized, as was specified in her contract. That was done last October. At that time of year weed killing is not recommended since weeds are going dormant or dying off for the year at that time anyway. And applying weed killer means that you cannot apply seed. She did no watering. Two weeks ago, in mid-April, she called complaining that her lawn was not doing well. I reminded her of the fact that building a lawn was a process and when she vehemently complained I said that I would rake over and apply new seed at no charge. She complained of weeds. I explained that I could either kill weeds or seed not both and that a light over seeding was the proper procedure and that she should do weed killing in a month. At is time in the season I had 40 customers already scheduled. She called 3 more times actually threatening me! She demanded that I put aside all the customers who had already arranged for projects (large and small) long before she called. She loudly threatened several times that she would write a bad review. A couple of days later I had two men rake and seed again at no charge. She called immediately - not to thank me for doing what I promised but to complain that we did that too quickly! She further astounded me by asking if she had to water the newly seeded lawn! As I did previously, and as I do for every customer for plants or lawns, I gave her detailed watering instructions via e-mail. My thanks for doing that free follow up work for free is this rather ill-informed review. What this woman really wants is a sodded area with no care required. Sod was not in her budget. No care is of course impossible. As is her whole attitude and manner of dealing with anyone. If contacted I will go into more detail - I would not want another contractor to experience her terrible behavior. She actually promised not only a bad review but that she would go back and comment on any comments that I might make!

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5.0   |  
Review by in Paoli, PA
Dixon gave very helpful advice and described all of the optionsÂ… He and his work crew were timely and efficient and their clean up was A plus! I would hire him again and not hesitate to recommend him to anyone!

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Review by in Wilmington, DE
Did an excellent job,very pleased and he is very spot on with info on treating your work so as to get the best results...Like that very much!!!

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