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Black Diamond Paver Stones & Landscape, Inc.

San Jose, California

(490)
Black Diamond Paver Stones & Landscape, Inc.  logo
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Black Diamond Paver Stones & Landscape, Inc.

San Jose, California

(490)

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We specialize in full outdoor design and installation. We take pride in our expert design and craftsmanship when creating our clients' outdoor living environment. We are committed to making sure our clients are 100% satisfied with their paver stone and/or landscape transformation at the most competitive prices.

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S
3 January 2020

Since our family does not get along so well, we needed a landscaper skilled not only in his trade but also in working with people. Fortunately we discovered Michael Martinez of Black Diamond. He quickly produced a plan consistent with our aesthetic hopes and budgetary constraints and then patiently helped us remove junk that was blocking the start of the project. Once we got underway, when disagreements arose, he would take time to visit us and clarify what was feasible. From the getgo, Michael and his crew, led by Irving, were committed not to take sides but to produce a beautiful yard that would please all of us. And they succeeded! More...

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2 January 2020

Black Diamond did an amazing job replacing our cracked cement porch with beautiful pavers. They also gave us new stairs, retaining wall and did a great job on landscaping. Edgar led the construction/ landscaping team. He was easy to work with and did an excellent job. He even came back a couple months later when a couple of the plants failed to transplant. Carol was our designer and point person. She came to our house throughout the process and worked with us to get exactly what we wanted. The final cost came in very close to the original estimate. I hihgly recommend them. More...

C
2 January 2020

Great job! This review is a little late (work done in Nov 2019). Richard, our designer, was easy to work with as well as at our house at least everyday; job start was on-schedule and finished on-time.  Victor, our foreman, and his crew were professional and neat. We paved our entire backyard and added a few extra bits as they were paving.  Richard picked an amazing color for the pavers and the yard looks inviting and warm. Great experience, great customer service and I would highly recommend them. More...

L
30 December 2019

Black Diamond's designer Bruce Pressman along with Juan Baez and his crew of installers did an excellent job on our backyard pavers and landscaping.   We had heard of the high-quality of Black Diamond and are very pleased with the results. They were flexible with the timing as I had some scheduling conflicts that required me to push out the installation. Bruce was easy to work with on the design and allowed last minute changes.  Juan and crew were efficient and very knowledgeable of their craft.I highly recommend Black Diamond Paver Stones & Landscaping. More...

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29 December 2019

jim wright was my sales and design consultant for black diamond, and hedid great job of suggesting and improving upon my ideas for calstone pavers around a swimming pool. he was very attentive and detailed during the entire project.  the foreman for the demolition and removal ofthe 50 yr old concrete aggregate was juan.   he and his crew of two werethe hardest workers i've ever seen in my life.  every detail of the projectwas A+,  and they we dependable.  every day at 8am for ten days theywere out there working until the job was complete and approved. - wlp More...

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29 December 2019

We recently completed a backyard renovation with pavers. Jim Wright was a wonderful project manager to work with. He was very accommodating and responsive, and he steered us in the right direction throughout the whole process. Jim's knowledge, insights, and experience gave us a great design. The crew completed their work in just a week - we thought it would take two or more. The crew was very responsible and the work area was cleaned up and handed off well. At the end of it, we have a beautifully paved backyard. We are looking forward to working with Jim Wright again very soon. More...

P
24 December 2019

My experience with Black Diamond, which included TonyB and GenoG was that of a well-run business.They treat customers fairly and with respect. They make it clear what they will do, they do it to a high level, and at a fair price.TonyB was on top of the details, and there were many. He kept the pipeline of personnel and materials needed at the site arriving in a timely manner.TonyB treated me fairly throughout the process, including with the occasional Change Orders.When there were differences of opinion, I always felt that when discussing these differences with TonyB or GenoG, that they respected my opinion and would do their level best to accommodate me, or when not possible they would explain clearly why not.I greatly appreciated their no sales-ish bs. These guys work with you rather than trying to manipulate you by making promises that they can’t or won’t deliver.In summary, I doubt that I could have done any better than Black Diamond, TonyB, and GenoG.I'm absolutely sure that I could have done worse, and I have the financial scars to prove it, since I had to fire my first contractor after an absolutely disastrous experience, which still has not been resolved.My comments regarding Black Diamond come from very direct and hard learned experience. These guys are good!Phil More...

P
23 December 2019

My experience with Black Diamond, which included TonyB and GenoG was that of a well-run business.

They treat customers fairly and with respect. They make it clear what they will do, they do it to a high level, and at a fair price.

TonyB was on top of the details, and there were many. He kept the pipeline of personnel and materials needed at the site arriving in a timely manner.

TonyB treated me fairly throughout the process, including with the occasional Change Orders.

When there were differences of opinion, I always felt that when discussing these differences with TonyB or GenoG, that they respected my opinion and would do their level best to accommodate me, or when not possible they would explain clearly why not.

I greatly appreciated their no sales-ish bs. These guys work with you rather than trying to manipulate you by making promises that they can’t or won’t deliver.

In summary, I doubt that I could have done any better than Black Diamond, TonyB, and GenoG.

I'm absolutely sure that I could have done worse, and I have the financial scars to prove it, since I had to fire my first contractor after an absolutely disastrous experience, which still has not been resolved.

My comments regarding Black Diamond come from very direct and hard learned experience. These guys are good!
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J
21 December 2019

First of all I would like to thank Bruce Pressman     the Senior Project Design Specialist who made the whole process very smoothly and successfully. We had the wood deck in our back patio of the town house for many years, it gave us a lot of headaches for its frequent needs for repair. It's hard for us to think about redoing the back patio because of the very tedious work with HOA. Our HOA has very strict rules on Architecture Change Request. Not only they ask for very detailed job description to follow their rules but also they have special request for the contractor's liability insurance. Fortunately I found Bruce who made the impossible mission possible. He is so easy to communicate and always replied to my request in a timely manner. Because of him, our back patio was replaced with very nicely designed paver stones and also it passed the HOA inspection on the first visit. More importantly Black Diamond Paver Stones Inc offers long time warranty which gives me peace of mind! More...

J
17 December 2019

Rated highly for: Quality, ResponsivenessWe had a great experience working with Bruce and his team including Hector and Fausto. They were responsive, got the project done early, and provided excellent service. We will definitely use Black Diamond again for our next project and will ask to work with Bruce, Hector, and Fausto! More...

M
17 December 2019

Rated highly for: QualityQuality products and workmanship.

A
17 December 2019

Rated highly for: Responsiveness, Punctuality, Value, QualityJulie was fantastic to work with. The team did a great job. The site was clean and every detail was met. I am very happy with my new patio. Can’t wait to host party. Thank you Julie! More...

T
10 December 2019

We moved into a new construction house and the back and side yards were unfinished. Daniel Parden, of Black Diamond, came in and transformed the space. He worked with us from concept to completion, was quick to action feedback, and ensured the project was executed perfectly. Daniel provided a caliber of service and integrity that way surpassed our expectations. We will be using Daniel and Black Diamond again. More...

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7 December 2019

We had to do quite a bit of work on our front and backyard. Based on our colleagues and friends feedback, we went with Black Diamond and worked with Joan Hernandez (designer and project manager). Joan was very helpful and knowledgable and tried her best to accommodate all our requests. She was easy to work with and very responsive. They got all the work done within the time that we had requested. Overall we are happy with the work that was done by Joan and team. Highly recommend them. More...

J
3 December 2019

Rated highly for: Quality, Value, Responsiveness, PunctualityNew patio with pavers, island BBQ and aluminum pergola. Great service, support and hard work produced a fabulous finished product. Thank you Lacy, Brooke, Jefferson and Tony at Black Diamond of Sacramento for all your help. More...

J
1 December 2019

New patio with pavers, island BBQ and aluminum pergola. Great service, support and hard work produced a fabulous finished product. Thank you Lacy, Brooke, Jefferson and Tony at Black Diamond of Sacramento for all your help. More...

P
30 November 2019

Black Diamond recently finished our backyard project.  We were looking to eliminate mud and places for our dog to dig in the rainy months.   I found them on Yelp and Steve Turner (designer) came to our house and came up with a design within our budget and more functional and attractive than we had envisioned. Steve is very professional and easy to work with and made sure we were happy with the project the entire way through, he knew we had a budget and completed part of the demo and finish work himself and delivered some recycled blocks to shore up a retaining wall that was not within the initial scope of the project.  Once the crew was available the project moved quickly and was completed ahead of the estimated finish time (Demo foreman Flavio and Installed by Augustin's crew - very professional). We were very impressed with the cleanliness throughout the entire project.  From beginning to end we felt Steve wanted to ensure we were happy with the process, progress and finished project.  We love our new yard!! More...

K
30 November 2019

We recently replaced our driveway and front yard with pavers. We chose Black Diamond and Michael Martinez was our project manager, we couldn't be happier with the results. Michael is extremely knowledgeable, always got back to us in a timely manner and answered all of our questions. His team was very reliable and they were on time every day. They were very pleasant, worked efficiently and always cleaned up at the end of the day. I highly recommend Michael and will use him again . Thank you Michael ! More...

K
27 November 2019

Rated highly for: Value, Quality, Punctuality, ResponsivenessEverything was great. The quality of the workman and Ray were really above board. I would recommend them to anyone. The paver stones and additional landscaping is excellent. They even did the concrete that they normally don't do. GREAT !!!! More...

A
19 November 2019

We could not be more pleased with our experience.  Black Diamond installed pavers in our driveway and walkways.  They were amazing from the first meeting.  Drew up detailed plans, scheduled job expeditiously and completed even faster than expected.  We will absolutely use them for our next project! More...

L
16 November 2019

Black Diamond did a great job putting pavers on our driveway in the backyard; Fidel was great to work with because he was very personable, and answered all of our questions. The workers that did everything were great, and made sure that everything looked perfect and to the highest standards. Overall, we would recommend using Black Diamond for pavers More...

C
14 November 2019

Black Diamond did a great job transforming our backyard into a welcoming and enjoyable hangout for family and friends. MollyG, designer from black diamond, is fantastic to work with. She provided input on pavers and colors that works well for out space, answered questions we have along the way and kept us updated on the progress. They workmanship, fit & finish thus far is great - it's been about a month since they completed the project. I'm not too worry though, as their work is covered by a 27yr warranty. Also, the team took time sweeping and washing dirt & gravel off the driveway after the project is complete. So, kudos to them for really finishing the job! Thank you again to Molly & Black Diamond team making our backyard a fun and enjoyable part of our home! More...

E
14 November 2019

I had a positive experience working with Fidel from Black Diamond. He was very responsive throughout all stages of my project and provided plenty of design and paver material options for me to review. Fidel even invited me to see demos of existing pavers so I could visualize the final product. When it comes to design, Fidel showed a lot of flexibility. We had to make last minute changes on the spot and he graciously accommodated me. If I had to do another paver project in the future, I would consider using him and his crew. More...

D
14 November 2019

Black Diamond did a fantastic job on our backyard. Richard Z came to the house andworked with us to give us the backyard of our dreams. He gave us a picture of what it wouldlook like when completed. Edger took the picture and turned into paradise . More...

J
7 November 2019

We highly recommend Black Diamond.From the beginning, they were very professional and pleasure to work with. We replaced our front yard with paved stones, drought tolerant landscaping, and lighting. Thea French was our designer and her high energy and love for her profession really sold us on contracting with them. Since we didn't have a clear idea of what we wanted, she gave us lots of suggestions and guided us through the whole process. It was a bit overwhelming at first, but Thea walked us through patiently and was very informative. Once we signed the contract, the work started immediately. Thea, Columba, and Raymundo, like a great team that they are, scheduled and coordinated the work very well. Throughout the project, Thea came by often to check the progress and informed us on what to expect in the next phase of the project.Raymundo and his paving team are artists. The painstaking attention to detail given for each cut of stones to carefully laying them perfectly in their spot was amazing to watch! Once the stones were paved, Thea shined even more. She chose great assortment of plants that are drought tolerant and look beautiful together. Can't wait for them to grow and fill out!It has been couple months since the project finished, and Thea still checks in to ask how the plants are doing. She already came by once to replace couple plants that weren't too happy with their shady plot. All in all, it was a pleasure to work with Black Diamond and we would absolutely recommend them. More...

C
7 November 2019

Black Diamond did a great job transforming our backyard into a welcoming and enjoyable hangout for family and friends. MollyG, designer from black diamond, is fantastic to work with. She provided input on pavers and colors that works well for out space, answered questions we have along the way and kept us updated on the progress. They workmanship, fit & finish thus far is great - it's been about a month since they completed the project. I'm not too worry though, as their work is covered by a 27yr warranty. Also, the team took time sweeping and washing dirt & gravel off the driveway after the project is complete. So, kudos to them for really finishing the job! Thank you again to Molly & Black Diamond team making our backyard a fun and enjoyable part of our home!Ive attached a before and after photo showing the difference. More...

J
5 November 2019

We highly recommend Black Diamond.From the beginning, they were very professional and pleasure to work with.  We replaced our front yard with paved stones, drought tolerant landscaping, and lighting.    Thea French was our designer and her high energy and love for her profession really sold us on contracting with them.  Since we didn't have a clear idea of what we wanted, she gave us lots of suggestions and guided us through the whole process.  It was a bit overwhelming at first, but Thea walked us through patiently and was very informative.    Once we signed the contract, the work started immediately.  Thea, Columba, and Raymundo, like a great team that they are, scheduled and coordinated the work very well.  Throughout the project, Thea came by often to check the progress and informed us on what to expect in the next phase of the project.Raymundo and his paving team are artists.  The painstaking attention to detail given for each cut of stones to carefully laying them perfectly in their spot was amazing to watch!      Once the stones were paved, Thea shined even more.  She chose great assortment of plants that are drought tolerant and look beautiful together.  Can't wait for them to grow and fill out!It has been couple months since the project finished, and Thea still checks in to ask how the plants are doing.  She already came by once to replace couple plants that weren't too happy with their shady plot.    All in all, it was a pleasure to work with Black Diamond and we would absolutely recommend them. More...

T
31 October 2019

Thank you Michael Martinez and Irving for your great service and quality work on my driveway project. It’s beautiful!

R
31 October 2019

I had to pleasure of working with Julie Bradley my husband is an electrical contractor and she had everything ready and in line for him to do the job she was really great and helped us with all of the problems that could've happened but actually there were none she was great and I would work with her many times again thanks juli for a great job it made our job so much easier to have you in your place

Y
31 October 2019

We had a pretty significant backyard overhaul that we've been meaning to do for years and finally went forward with it.  Black Diamond (BD) had some of the most consistent highly rated reviews and customer experiences that caught our eye.  Right from the initial meeting and quotation stages, everyone was laid out clearly and on point.  Julie really helped make the process easy, and it didn't take long for us to make a decision to move forward.Once we locked our contract in, we had a scheduled start date in mind but it was contingent on other things to get done by other contractors.  BD was great in working with us on our scheduling and made things flexible and had clear lines of communication.The start date came, Julie had Juan Aguilar and his crew start promptly and man did they work hard and efficiently.  Everyone in Juan's crew, and Juan himself were extremely attentive and respectful to our property and made it a point to keep things not-related to the project in the exact same (if not better) condition that they saw it in.The project was slated to take anywhere from 2-3 weeks, they finished it in ten days w/o zero complications.  Anything that needed to be touched up or was out of place was extremely minor and was fixed promptly.There was a little mixup with some of the numbers at one point, however Julie was extremely patient in reviewing everything and getting it all corrected literally overnight.  BD really is an example of how a company should be ran.  Not every company is perfect, and when issues arise, they don't hide from it, they address and fix it promptly and with respect.This is one of the better experiences I've had with a contracting company.  Their communication, efficiency, and professionalism is top notch.  I'm glad we went with them, and would highly recommend them for your landscaping needs. More...

R
31 October 2019

Highly recommend diamond ! The team is really responsible and they communicated well with our needs. We had Thea French for our landscaping designer, she did both front and back. Thea is really flexible on project changes. Thea understands our budget and she was able to make it nice within our budget. We are satisfied about their service, and contractors were working hard to finish the project early. Thank you for making our front and backyard beautiful. More...

W
31 October 2019

Black Diamond resurfaced a driveway for a rental property in Santa Cruz.  They were very accommodating and easy to work with.  The job was handled professionally and completed within time and budget.  I especially thought their representative Laurie and lead Reyes were particularly good to work with.  The job looks great.  I'd recommend them to anyone. More...

P
31 October 2019

We had been thinking of updating our yard for a few years, but could not decide on a plan. Bonnie C. is an amazing designer who was referred to us by a neighbor that raves about their own yard. We are more than satisfied with Bonnie's design. She spoke to all of us, including our children, took into consideration that we have dogs, chickens, love to garden and how we like to entertain. She made sure that the design was executed as she designed it, it's absolutely perfect! We will be spending lots of time enjoying our new yard. Thank you Bonnie! More...

S
29 October 2019

The finished product looks fantastic. The job involved replacing front yard concrete drive way & walkway with pavers, redoing tiles on front porch + new step, and paving a section of the backyard with a sitting wall. Cost was reasonable. Rob, the project manager, offered excellent design help, was responsive, and methodical. Particularly impressed with Rafa & Geronimo, the tile guys. There were delays in completion, weekend make up work, multiple fixes to turf/sprinkler system, and a less than stellar clean up. But they got it right at the end. And summer being the busiest time for landscaping, I was willing to cut some slack. Overall a very happy customer. More...

L
28 October 2019

Black Diamond did a fantastic job on my pavers. They look beautiful and really do a lot to improve the look of my yard. The project was not only aesthetic, however, the need was created by a drainage problem in my yard that created a flood in the low area of my yard every time we have a heavy rain. David Weissenberg designed a drainage system under the pavers to alleviate this problem. They also pit in stepping stones where the redwood tree roots made putting in pavers difficult. The stones look really nice and Juan Lopez, the project manager made sure they are perfectly level with the pavers. He put in pipes under the pavers in case I want lighting or have some water pipe issues in the future. He re-hung my gate so it was even better than it had been before they took it down for the pavers. The project cost was reasonable in comparison with other bids I obtained beforehand. Travis Thorson, the project coordinator was easy to work with and everyone was very nice. I am posting some photos of my beautiful project. The small stones were added by my personal gardener after the project was completed. One of the reasons I decided to go with Black diamond was their long warranty period. I doubt I'll have to use it but it does give me peace of mind. More...

M
28 October 2019

Black Diamond did an great job for us during our backyard remodel! Tony Baumgartner was amazing and made sure that we were happy with every detail before the job closed. Tony went above and beyond what we expected of him and the results speak for themselves. We couldn't be happier with Tony's attention to detail, design recommendations, and follow through. Black Diamond was wonderful and we will surely call them back when we are ready for the next project!. Thank You All! More...

A
28 October 2019

I would like to provide a review on the quality of work by Lacy Valenzuela, Project Design Specialist with Black Diamond Paver Stones & Landscape, Inc. Lacy and her team did an incredible job of interpreting a very rough hand written diagram that I provided her with the vision and dream we had for our new backyard. It is a more intimate yard that includes a pergola, small water feature, storage building and landscape that suits this smaller space. Lacy took the time to listen to our desires and wishes for this space including thoughts about hardscape, barbecue area, plants and irrigation. She really listened to what we wanted the end product to look like and at the end of the day she provided us with exactly what we were looking for. We are very appreciative of her insights as well as relied on her experience in horticulture and design. We highly recommend her for your next landscaping project.Jim & AndreaFolsom, CA More...

J
28 October 2019

Thank you Black Diamond of Sacramento for a great experience from start to finish. We are very happy with the way everything turned out. The pavers, walls, stone and landscaping all complement each other perfectly. Lacy Valenzuela was wonderful to work with. She was a great listener and was very attentive to hearing what we wanted and offering her expert advice from time to time. Lacy came out multiple times to make sure everything was just right and was quick to respond to any of our concerns. I couldn’t imagine finding someone better to work with. The rest of the Black Diamond team was also responsive and they definitely have a lot of skill at their craft. We have received numerous compliments about the project and from neighbors and friends and would recommend Black Diamond to any and all. Thank you for a job well done. More...

T
9 October 2019

Julie and the Black Diamond team did a great job overhauling our backyard. Julie kept on top of the project from start to finish, offering great ideas and tips regarding design along the way.  Alvaro, Rafael, and teams put together a great final product. We will definitely reach out to Julie for future projects! More...

M
2 October 2019

Black Diamond Pavers provided great customer service. I used them to redesign my 2 patios. James Wright was my contact at BD. The actual work took longer than expected, but Jim was very patient and kept me updated every step of the way. He paid attention to details and made sure that I was happy with the results. I would recommend BD to my friends and use them in the future if necessary. More...

P
2 October 2019

We had a fabulous experience with Black Diamond Landscape. Jim R was our representative. He helped us through the entire project from design to completion.  We didn't have to invest in a separate designer, as it was a one stop shop.  Hector was the project manager, who ensured his crew was prepared daily and completed quality work. Jim's suggestions created a backyard living area that is an extension of our house. We love to entertain, and it's now a perfect setting. The bid was definitely lower than others, and came through on budget.  The best thing is, it has an amazing warranty on both workmanship and materials. We couldn't be happier More...

S
2 October 2019

We were referred to Black Diamond by friends of ours and they were very responsive. Molly was our designer and very helpful when it came to seeing our vision come to life. She provided us with very detailed mock ups of our backyard and provided insight on pavers based on what we told her we wanted. We ended up using Belgard Catalina Grana in Victorian and we love it! Juan, who was our Project coordinator and foreman was amazing! I can't say enough great things about how hard Juan and his team of guys worked, they really did an amazing job. We did have a slight mess up during the project where the wrong stone was ordered for our sitting wall, but Black Diamond took care of the issue right away and made it right. We must also give a shout out to Annette, a customer care specialist. I called Juan our Project Coordinator because the one we had really wasn't helpful. She was hard to get ahold of and really not responsive. It was almost impossible to get a start date out of her, even though we said we don't care if it a few months out, we just want a start date (we had electrical going in and needed to get the electrician a date to install. We really needed a start date). Annette was wonderful and we were always able to get ahold of her and get any questions or issues resolved quickly. We really appreciated her. Even though we had a few minor hiccups, I would use Black Diamond again in a heartbeat.  You really can't beat their work and attention to deal. And if Juan and his team are involved, count us in! More...

G
30 September 2019

It has been a great experience working with Black Diamond. Special thanks to my rep Thea French who went above and beyond to get my pergola project completed on time. Thea walked me through the entire process making sure I am comfortable with the work and service she and team provided. I am very happy with the finished product and have received so many compliments from my guests about how pretty my pergola is. The quality is good and the customer service is amazing. I would definitely recommend Black Diamond to everyone! More...

G
30 September 2019

It has been a great experience working with Black Diamond. Special thanks to my rep Thea French who went above and beyond to get my pergola project completed on time.  Thea walked me through the entire process and make sure I am comfortable with the work and service she and team is providing. I am very happy with the finished product and I've received so many compliments from my guests about how pretty my pergola is. The quality is good and the customer service is amazing.  I would definitely recommend Black Diamond to everyone!! More...

L
28 September 2019

We were very happy working with James Roberts on our plans for paving our front and back yards. He walked us through the process and made sure the work was done to our satisfaction. High praise for James and Black Diamond. More...

Z
28 September 2019

Rated highly for: Responsiveness, Punctuality, Quality, ValueLacy Valenzuela was our design specialist. Huge thanks to Lacy and her team. They were not only able to help us out with design ideas but even made it happen very fast. Our backyard looks awesome and we love it. Also, Lacy was able to keep the project under our budget. More...

S
28 September 2019

Setting up a consultation was a breeze. Julie came by to inspect and give us a free quote. She also gave us helpful cost saving suggestions. She brought brochures rightaway to give us time to think through what we wanted even though we hadn't yet agreed to them.Very professional setup. The only reason I took off a star is because we didn't go with black diamond due to their start time. The other guy was able to start rightaway and we thought we'd need that to get done before the rains.  Considering the engagement and customer service they provided, I expect their actual work would also be professional and clean. More...

T
27 September 2019

What a fantastic experience my husband and I have had with our project manager Sheila O'Fayhe and crew chief Marvin. The design process was a breeze with Sheila. All our questions and concerns were answered swiftly. Marvin and his crew were very professional. Start time was spot on, and they completed the project ahead of schedule. I definitely would recommend Black Diamond, Sheila and Marvin. More...

D
26 September 2019

My friend referred me to Julie Bradley from Black Diamond. She came to my house to help design what I wanted my backyard to look like. She was on-time, friendly, and I felt she really knew what she was talking about. I've had a pleasant experience with Black Diamond so far and I'm excited for how my yard will end up looking. More...

K
26 September 2019

What an amazing experience! From the first phone call to the very end. Julie and her crew have been amazing. They have answered every question with knowledge and patience. Even the repetitive questions and concerns. Alvaro and his men have worked tirelessly in the heat to keep the job moving and finish close to on time . I will use them again for all my paving jobs. I would recommend them to anyone! More...

C
26 September 2019

George Heropoulos of Black Diamond Pavers was the project manager for our property's renovation project. The project consisted of the following: Paver installation, designing and fabricating of a retaining wall, installation of new sod and plants, installation of new irragation system  as well as installation of artificial turf. Throughout the process, George paid great attention to detail and ensured that all of our needs were met and that the completed project met all of our expectations. More...

W
26 September 2019

3 years ago we moved into a house that needed some work. One of our more major projects was getting the hardscape done and the drains running away from the house. Peter Smith came out and created quite the outdoor space for us. He designed in flagstone circles and textured borders, but kept the middle paver stones flat for the grandkids. It came out Beautiful! He told us he would be there with us every step of the way, and he was! The communication was excellent. We were so impressed that last year we had him back to do the landscaping of our front yard. I'll let the picture show you how happy we are. Thank you Peter and the Black Diamond Team! More...

A
26 September 2019

I was thrilled with the service provided by Jim Wright and the work done by Augustine at Black Diamond. We wanted a driveway and long pathway made out of paver stones plus artificial turf in the back of our house. I got two quotes for $46K for this work, but Jim quoted me a price of $20K less than that. Jim said that we could start work in October, but then our job got moved up and they started just after Labor Day. The guys worked quickly and efficiently. The best part is that Jim actually responds to texts, emails and calls. I've done a lot of work to my house in the last two years and this is not the normal experience I've had with many tradesman. Jim managed to match our brick style pavers to existing brick work on our property. This exceeded my expectation. The guys worked on weekends to get the job done so that we could enjoy our space. They also followed plans created by a landscape designer I hired to do separate work for a different company. Jim was totally happy to work with her and that made my life easier. These folks are great. We're really happy. More...

S
25 September 2019

I live in Los Gatos and I decided gradually improve my front and backyards so I needed reliable partner. After a number of initial search, review, price/project evaluations I choose Black Diamond which satisfied all my criteria. I was lucky to meet their project manager Joan Hernandez who did a great job around my house and who is now driving the third project on my property. How it works? I explain her in simple words what I need with as much details as I can. Joan asking me additional questions or pointing to some details that I was not even thinking about. Then after 2-3 days I am receiving very detailed plan with pictures , measurements, specifications regarding the project. And the price. We discuss more details and then I sign our contract and pay down payment which is usually $1000. She is working with different crews - now I see the third crew. When their crew starts they first install portable restroom on my driveway and bring all materials and machinery they needed. They proceed very quickly. At some moment they have visit from special worker who controls quality of their job and the person makes measurement and fills out forms related to my construction. I remember the quality guy was discussing some aspects of the project and they been resolving some problems. I actually seen nothing wrong but I am not professional so I can only trust their quality evaluation procedures. As of now they did pavement of the area between front my house and front fence, side of the house pavement and additional drainage and now they are doing front yard complete landscaping.Thank you , Joan Hernandez and Black Diamond for the great job. More...

H
24 September 2019

Molly Glaser from Black Diamond worked on my project right from design, quote and execution of the project. Our driveway and front yard came out beautifully and the passers by appreciate it frequently. The quote included all details with a drawing and was attractive as compared to other contractors in same class.Molly was very quick in responses by text messages which put me at ease. Some changes requested later (that were not part of the original design) were accommodated without any discussions. The cleanup was to my satisfaction. The best part was Molly as a single point of contact with the whole work and I did not have to communicate with anyone else. Black Diamond also promised 27 years warranty. Thanks Molly for your dedicated work! More...

L
24 September 2019

Excellent. Our project manager Joan Hernández did a detailed project design plan and cost estimate right off the bat (at no cost) and got me very comfortable with all the work which was going to be done, the costs, and the timing. Their team worked fast, all work was completed with high quality, and nothing was over budget or unexpected. If ever a problem did arise Joan was very responsive to getting it resolved. My exterior looks fantastic and I could not be happier with the project overall. More...

K
22 September 2019

I had a contractor leave me with a very dangerous fall hazard in my yard and called Black Diamond to help solve the problem. I was lucky that they assigned Michael Martinez, who spent considerable time coming up with a plan to fix it. I was concerned about mixing existing stone with pavers, but thankfully it came out amazing. He made additional structural improvements along the way and didn't try to nickel and dime. Problem solved!

After the job was completed and paid in full, Michael had my driveway power washed. That was totally unexpected as all other contractors have left me with black tire marks. I give Black Diamond 5 stars and am recommending Michael to my friends for a job done beyond my expectations!
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M
22 September 2019

Black Diamond has been amazing in regards to helping us create a beautiful landscape for our little backyard. We bought a new house with just dirt. Nothing exciting about that! We wanted to expand our living space so our son had a place to play and enjoy the outdoors. We were lucky enough to meet Chris Murray who not only designed a beautiful and functional space, but he went above and beyond with his time, availability, and follow through to make sure that not only that the job was done, but that it was done well. I was very picky about a few things and he acknowledged and addressed. No complaints. He takes customer service to the next level. Juan, Antonio, and their team deserve a shout out as well... beautiful work! Paver installation requires attention to detail. Thank you! I'd recommend over and over. More...

P
22 September 2019

Our projects manager was Jim Roberts and from the start to the end of the project, he was very professional and prompt with any questions. Also the team did an excellent work and stuck to the initial cost, as promised. We were adding to our existing patio and they did a great job making it look seamless. There was a bit of an issue but they fixed it right away. I would highly recommend them for any projects. More...

L
22 September 2019

My husband and I recently purchased a new construction home and needed to landscape our backyard.  We had a blank canvas and needed some help bringing our vision to life.  Jim Wright with Black Diamond Pavers made the entire process smooth and enjoyable.  Jim's knowledge and experience were a big help since we didn't have any previous experience with landscaping.  He made sure to listen to what we wanted and made suggestions to improve on our ideas.  He even personally drove across the Bay Area to submit our application to our architectural committee to expedite the process.Once the work was started, we met our foreman Jeronimo Plascencia and his team. We couldn't have asked for a better team.  They were professional, efficient, and did high quality work.Jim and Jeronimo are the best! We are extremely happy with our new backyard and it was a pleasure working with everyone on the team.Thank you Jim, Jeronimo, and team. More...

J
19 September 2019

The service of this company is complete.  They provided a quote after discussions and a walk through of what we wanted.  They had a person walk through the plant selection (and options).  The gardeners were very polite and explained what they were doing.  In addition after the planting they came back to replace plants which failed to take hold.  I have no complaints.Our account/sales guy was James Roberts, who was always responsive. More...

P
17 September 2019

Our projects manager was Jim Roberts and from the start to the end of the project, he was very professional and prompt with any questions. Also the team did an excellent work and stuck to the initial cost, as promised. We were adding to our existing patio and they did a great job making it look seamless.
I would highly recommend them for any projects.
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P
16 September 2019

Our projects manager was Jim Roberts and from the start to the end of the project, he was very professional and prompt with any questions. Also the team did an excellent work and stuck to the initial cost, as promised. We were adding to our existing patio and they did a great job making it look seamless. There was a bit of an issue but they fixed it right away. I would highly recommend them for any projects. More...

M
15 September 2019

Michael Martinez and his team did a wonderful job in our backyard (and also did our front yard pavers the year before). We love the pavers and use the fire pit all the time. There were some shipping issues with a third party and Michael worked through all of it going above and beyond. He answered all of our questions and ensured anything was done properly and on schedule. We can't thank him and his team enough. More...

M
10 September 2019

Amazing work! These people are REALLY good at what they do. They were clean, professional, and went above and beyond! A+++ Ray was amazing - he did everything that he said he would and more, he was communicative (we received texts and email updates as well as personal phone calls to make sure we were happy with the process), professional, friendly, and caring. I can't say enough about how happy I am with they way they look. They were even caring enough to make sure that the surface was even with our ramp entry so my wheelchair would not "catch" when I rolled over it. Our job was a bit complicated, but they were efficient with their time and worked VERY hard! It was done in TWO days! I couldn't believe the transformation it such a SHORT period of time. I'm so pleased with the results! I HIGHLY recommend working with Ray and this company! More...

J
4 September 2019

Black Diamond did an amazing job, and the staff was always willing to assist us throughout the project. Our designer (Fidel) was great and answered all of our questions in a timely manner.

A
2 September 2019

We had a great experience working with George from Black Diamond Pavers. The company is very quick to respond and sent George over to go through our requirements. He understood our needs and laid out a plan for us. He helped us choose the stones and actively supervised the project once work began. We had a couple of last minute changes he worked around without issues. We are very happy with our newly paved yard! More...

A
29 August 2019

We worked with Black Diamond to redo out backyard patio, retaining wall, and walkways. Our project manager, Michael Martinez, and his team did a great job! Michael was helpful and responsive throughout the process and answered all of my nitpicking questions about sprinklers, drainage, and level. The end result is a backyard that my wife and I absolutely love and are excited to spend more time in. Their extensive warrantee also gives me peace of mind that we'll be enjoying it for many years to come.Thanks Michael! We'll be back when it's time to do the front yard! More...

K
29 August 2019

If you are looking to have work done, Sacramento Black Diamond is the best! Our project manager was Lacy Valenzuela and I wish I could give her 10 stars! ! From the beginning, she was dependable, accommodating, available, helpful, encouraging, and knowledgeable. She always shows up on time, follows through on questions or concerns, and no matter how busy Lacy is, she always acts like she has all the time you want from her. In addition to being knowledgeable about pavers, lawns, etc, Lacy is a horticulturist. She knows (and LOVES) plants. She spent hours with us at Green Acres helping us pick out plants that we would love, that would be happy in our yard, and that would be resistant to succumbing to my brown thumbs. The crew that did the work in our yard (Maximino and crew) were a pleasure to have around. They left the work area clean every day, worked efficiently, and went above and beyond to be helpful. Lacy was frequently on site, checking up on every detail of the work. We had no problems with the work Black Diamond did, but I am certain that if we did Lacy would help us resolve them. She is truly a full-service manager! Our yard turned out better than I ever dreamed, and I believe that is a result of all of the hard work done on the part of Lacy, Max, and all of the other helpful people at Black Diamond. More...

D
29 August 2019

I was initially planning to do a concrete retaining wall in my backyard thinking that it was the most cost effective compare to segmented walls. After meeting with Steve Turner project designer for Black Diamond I found out that segmented walls are actually cheaper due to less labor cost. I received multiple estimates but I was very impress with Steve Turner attention to detail, presentation, knowledge, professionalism, pressure free, patience, and work ethic. Steve worked with our budget and always picked up our daily annoying phone calls. There was a little bump on the initial phase of the project when the initial crew (Octavo's team) didn't follow Steve's design and wasn't living up to the Black Diamond standard which caused some stress. Steve Turner/Black Diamond worked very to remedy the situation and gained back our trust/confidence which was deeply appreciated. Steve Turner/Black Diamond assigned us a new crew (Andreina Serrano's team) and her crew was excellent. The crew's attention to detail was impressive. Her team surgically face transplant my backyard into a model backyard. Steve Turner will literally see your project from beginning to end to make sure it's done right and he will do whatever it takes to make sure the customer demand are met. (dig dirt, demands that the crew cleans up, talk to you neighbors if they have some concern about your project). I also would like to mentioned and thank Steve's partner Seven who is also very smart and they complement each other well. I am very happy with my backyard and already thinking about my front and side yard project with Black Diamond. They are very affordable high quality company. To end this review I personally recommend that Black Diamond give Steve Turner and Seven the following: huge raise, extra bonus, and standing ovation More...

T
29 August 2019

From the moment I called for a quote to the very end of construction, this company provided such great customer service! Our backyard had been highly neglected since we moved into the house about 9+ years ago and we finally decided to do something about it.  I had called numerous other companies prior to Black Diamond and they'd come out, give us a quote, then we wouldn't hear back from them again when we replied back with questions.  Then I came upon Black Diamond; they reached out right away and sent over Thea French to work with us. Thea was fantastic throughout the entire process!  She took her time and was very detailed in making notes on what our vision for our yard was going to be. She responded super fast when we had questions and she took great care of us when showing us samples and explaining everything thoroughly (since we're kind of new to all these things).  She followed up with us constantly before, during, and after the project just to make sure things were running smoothly. It took some time to get the project actually started (just b/c they were booked out with other projects), but once it started, we were surprised by how fast they completed the yard! Overall, we are very happy with the work and the attentiveness of Black Diamond! More...

J
28 August 2019

Our experience with Black Diamond has been superb. Rick Gularte was our initial contact and working with him from initial remodeling concepts through final design and then finally cost was an open and positive experience. Follow up, project management and constant contact with Tony Baumgartner made planning for and living through the construction easy! The construction crew lead by Rosival, with Davino and three other gentleman was fantastic. They were totally responsive to questions and requested changes. I witnessed very diligent, focused and skilled work from each of them. We appreciate the great work that Black Diamond did at our home! More...

K
7 August 2019

We recently did a 1500 sq ft driveway which slopes down to a busy road. Black Diamond's price was in the middle of the pack and there service was exceptional. Pete Smith and his foreman Angel were some of the best vendors we have ever used.Job was done on time (1 week). Included in that process, the city demanded a permit due to an idiosyncrasy of the property location. It was unanticipated. Pete took care of the hassle and expense without taking time from my day.In addition, the city limited the boundary of where we could use pavers requiring Pete to find an asphalter to come on short notice, which was an expensive hiccup. Black Diamond picked up the bill. In the beginning, he promised no overruns in cost and he was true to his word. His guidance on color and design was outstanding, spending several meetings with us and laying samples out. We were thrilled with the aesthetic result (it's always a bit nerve-wracking extrapolating a large project from a relatively small sample)After completing the job, a friend's truck had scratched a few pavers (it was a moving truck's rear ramp) and Pete had the crew simply replace the pavers for no charge. All in all, we were hesitant to do the job (it was more vanity than need) but Pete and the team validated our decision to go for it. In addition, Pete has repeatedly followed up to ensure we are happy as opposed to vendors who just ghost after you cut the final check. I highly recommend Black Diamond Pavers. This job was done in the Lamorinda area of the East Bay. More...

M
6 August 2019

I'm adding an additional 5 star review for Black Diamond Pavers and Bruce Pressman, our project manager.  They did a great job with our patio, side yard, front path and front landing. However, some of the pavers on the front path were a little too light for the overall color scheme. I reached out to Bruce and he came out to assess the situation.  Shortly thereafter, he sent his team out to replace the lighter pavers with darker and it's looks great. I truly appreciate the 'above & beyond' customer service that Bruce and Black Diamond provided.  They definitely stand behind their work! More...

C
2 August 2019

Michael Martinez and his team were amazing. Michael was a tremendous help in choosing the design and stone and we couldn't be more pleased with the results! The retaining wall with its soft lights not only corrals our hill but makes it lovely and inviting. The circle and walk ways are wonderful! Michael's design suggestions were spot on and his crew are thoughtful and careful with our yard and existing plants. How I wish we had found Black Diamond when we had done our patio! I would hire Michael and his team in heart beat for our next project! More...

R
29 July 2019

Black Diamond Landscaping just completed a beautiful project at my Foster City home.  I now have attractive, easy-care landscaping that requires very little water.  Elton Pang, my Black Diamond designer, helped me plan the project.  Jose, the supervisor, met frequently with Elton.  Jose and his team were all enthusiastic, skilled workers.  The project was completed quickly and my family is enjoying the beautiful paving stone patios and synthetic lawn.    Bonnie More...

J
26 July 2019

Black Diamond just completed a paver job for my house. It came out beautifully and all complements from family and neighbors. Jim Wright was the salesman and followed up every workday to assure quality and customer satisfaction. The site supervisor was Juan Baez. He made sure all was installed properly and that I was happy. Made suggestions that improved the project. Would definitely recommend this company and team. More...

C
26 July 2019

This is our first time having to landscape. So we are totally unaware of everything that has to do with landscaping. Of course like many others we are on a budget. Knowing that, to landscape our backyard we anticipated it to be pricey. Also because this is our first house we wanted something worth looking at, something that will last. And something that would bring value to the home if we choose to sale it in the future. We knew that going with concrete is quick, easy and somewhat inexpensive. But on the other hand, it will crack, not appealing and difficult to resolve if planned to remove. So my wife and I made a couple of calls and got some quotes. We made an appointment for Chris Murray because he had so many great reviews. Long story short, he's very efficient, organized, knowledgeable and plenty of experience in this field. What's great is that he's not their for your money, I mean he is but his main goal is to meet your expectations and to work with what budget you may have. He will squeeze and optimize your budget to its fullest potential. So we went with pavers since it's more desirable and everything else that comes with it. Chris was here almost everyday to touch base with the crew to make sure everything comes out the way you want it to be. The process was fast and seamless! Price was great and with a discount too. Let a alone the great service and reassurance that Chris provides. We are very satisfied with the choose we went with! Thanks Chris! More...

A
25 July 2019

5-star reviews should be rare.  After receiving several bids from various hardscape companies, we chose Black Diamond to replace our existing aggregate/brick driveway, front path and front porch with pavers.  Our designer was Jean and our foreman was Augustin.  Several of our neighbors had already replaced their driveways with pavers (other companies), so we had some idea of the process involved and what reasonable expectations were.  Our job started on time and finished before the estimated completion date.  That's never happened with any of our construction projects!  Most importantly, the attention to detail was fantastic.  Many difficult cuts that were placed perfectly.  The front of our house looks completely updated and lots of compliments from the neighbors (and even from the building inspector who was here for the new water line!) More...

G
23 July 2019

They did a fantastic job in our back yard!Thank you very much Tony and Rosival!

M
23 July 2019

Once again Black Diamond delivered. This is the second project we had them do and we cant be happier. The first project was a pretty big paver job and we gave them 5 stars. This one was different. We needed a large, load bearing retaining wall built. Again, 5 Star work.Our project manager was Chance. He was the same manager we had with both projects and he was attentive and responsive to our needs.This project gave us even more confidence in Black Diamond because it showed their broad depth of knowledge and expertise in a variety of build outs. We will be calling them again. More...

R
23 July 2019

Black Diamond is the landscape that I can trust.I found them through my neighbor. They got a beautiful drive way from Black Diamond about 1 year ago. I really like their work. That's why I decided to hire Black Diamond to do my backyard.At beginning talk with black diamond, Fidel gave me a very detailed design for it. This allowed me to have a basic sense. That design is one of the reason that I chose black diamond.After we made decision about the design, then we scheduled the work.They are really fast and efficient. For around 2000 sqt feet landscape, it finished within 3 weeks. I can tell that they are very careful about the details. The people are very easy to communicate. I asked all my questions and raised my concerns about the look like. They all handled pretty well.After the work is done, I was so surprised by look and feel about synthetic grass, because they look so real. You cannot tell that they are no real grass until you touch them.I am very satisfied by their work. I know next time, if I need to do landscape, I will still go back to Black Diamond. More...

M
21 July 2019

I found Black Diamond Paver through Home Depot recommendation.  I am 100% satisfied with the end results of a new driveway and a refurbishment of my front yard.  It is so pleasing to the eye every time I walk out my front door. More...

R
19 July 2019

Black Diamond is the landscape that I can trust.I found them through my neighbor. They got a beautiful drive way from Black Diamond about 1 year ago. I really like their work. That's why I decided to hire Black Diamond to do my backyard.At beginning talk with black diamond, Fidel gave me a very detailed design for it. This allowed me to have a basic sense. That design is one of the reason that I chose black diamond.After we made decision about the design, then we scheduled the work.They are really fast and efficient. For around 2000 sqt feet landscape, it finished within 3 weeks. I can tell that they are very careful about the details. The people are very easy to communicate. I asked all my questions and raised my concerns about the look like. They all handled pretty well.After the work is done, I was so surprised by look and feel about synthetic grass, because they look so real. You cannot tell that they are no real grass until you touch them.I am very satisfied by their work. I know next time, if I need to do landscape, I will still go back to Black Diamond. More...

T
9 July 2019

When we first moved into our home the backyard was a mess, with a retaining wall that was falling over and weeds everywhere. We knew we wanted a low maintenance yard but aside from that weren’t sure of what we wanted. We had a consultation with Lacy Valenzuela with Black Diamond and were impressed with her knowledge and creativity with what we could do with our backyard. She had a lot of ideas and came up with a design that we loved. The difference is incredible. It turned out better than we imagined. We are now enjoying our backyard. It is finally a peaceful space that we love spending time in. We couldn’t be happier and will definitely hire Lacy again when we are ready to fix up our front yard. A huge THANK YOU to the crew at Black Diamond -Lacy, Juan Carlos, Liz, Jeff and Tony. You are the best! More...

C
30 June 2019

My experience with Black Diamond has been great. Their prices are fair, and the scheduling was quick, especially since we had our yard done during the busiest time of year. Lacy Valenzuela was our Project Design Specialist and all around contact with the company, and she was absolutely amazing. She came over every time we needed her and was endlessly available by email, phone or text very seriously every day, all day - even on weekends. She was extremely sweet, kind, and respectful, very clearly cared about and listened to what we wanted, and completely flexible when I requested changes to various plans throughout the process. She readily gave us experienced advice and suggestions on what to do with our yard based on our taste, but never tried to push us into something we didn't want to pay for. And, perhaps most importantly, in the end she delivered exactly what she promised at exactly the price she promised. She was just an awesome lady in general and I was so happy to have worked with her and Black Diamond on our yard project. We certainly plan on working with them for our future projects, and highly recommend them to anyone else! More...

R
30 June 2019

Best landscape company in the west coast!

E
28 June 2019

Everything turned out great in the end with Black Diamond and their prices were pretty competitive. Their designer came out and drew up some plans for a new driveway, walkway, front patio, entire backyard patio and artificial turf and then he checked in periodically to monitor the progress of the work. We are very happy with the final product. All of that said... It seems they contract out all of their work to local independent labor groups who bid on the jobs, many of which I suspect are unlicensed and uninsured and likely don't receive benefits or company employee protection.  There was definitely some lack of organization and communication between the project coordinator and the independent crew that they hired. I think they could be a much better company if they hired all of these independent "contractors" and actually managed them. I'd hire them again, but I'd prefer they structure their business differently. More...

C
26 June 2019

We had our backyard paved by Black Diamond and couldn't be more pleased with their work!!  We worked with Amy D. on the design and she was a delight to work with! !  Our requests were relatively simple and she helped us to refine our requests.  The crew was fabulous - very methodical, detailed and they cleaned up after themselves every evening.  There were days when the equipment used was loud, but the job was done relatively quickly and efficiently.  We would recommend Black Diamond in a heartbeat!! More...

D
25 June 2019

I could easily recommend Black Diamond Paver Stones and Landscaping to anyone.  They did a beautiful job with our pavers in the backyard and during the first heat wave no less of this 2019 season.    My associate Jim was very passionate and professional.  Most important, he was a man of his word, every step of the way.We not only loved this company's work but made a friend in the process! More...

A
20 June 2019

Amazing experience working with Black Diamond Pavers. Kudos to Jim Wright and Juan and his crew. Jim oversaw our project. We did a new construction and had Black Diamond do all the landscaping . Jim Wright was assigned to our project and he was a pleasure to work with. We took a lot of quotes and more than just the quote amount, what impressed us was the professionalism,  responsiveness and quality of work. We had a big project and decided to not just go for the lowest quote and then regret the final outcome. Black diamond was not the lowest bid but it was all worth it. We highly recommend working with them and specially Jim. The quality of work and the after project support for fixes, adjustments etc was superb. More...

M
17 June 2019

I recently had pavers and a sitting wall installed by Black Diamond. George was a pleasure to work with from start to finish! He always kept me posted with status and checked in to see if I had any questions. My patio was not huge but access was an issue. We had to go through a neighbors backyard for access. Pablo and crew were up to the challenge and started demolition in the crazy 100+ degree weather. They were so fantastic to work with and meticulous with measuring and making sure everything was just right. I was so impressed by their attention to detail! They even completed the project early!!!! No complaints with that at all! Thank you Black Diamond! More...

D
7 June 2019

Have you ever heard of a construction project ending on time or early? Me neither! But Jim and Gerardo from Black Diamond Pavers made it happen! !! We love our new patio. The whole process was simple and straight forward. There were no hidden costs or surprises and Jim was constantly in touch and available for update, questions, etc. We could not be happier! 10 out of 10 would recommend them to others. We will definitely refer any friends/family to Black Diamond. Jim even got our dog's seal of approval ;-) More...

H
5 June 2019

Michael Martinez, designer/consultant/project manager, was great... and we also appreciated the help of his office support person, Travis!

J
3 June 2019

They helped me design my driveway in under 1 hour.  They began the job within a week of scheduling me.  The crew worked very fast and had the job done in a couple of weeks.  We are very happy with the work and love our new beautiful driveway. More...

R
3 June 2019

They helped me design my driveway in under 1 hour. They began the job within a week of scheduling me. The crew worked very fast and had the job done in a couple of weeks. We are very happy with the work and love our new beautiful driveway. More...

T
2 June 2019

Black Diamond did a perfect job landscaping my back yard. Had Black diamond paving, plant trees, plants, grass and set up a pergola. The job was done fast and at agreed price. If you want a professional no worries landscaping job I would highly recommend Black Diamond, and you have a warranty for the work and plants. Had a few trees that did not make it and Black diamond came and replaced them. Perfect!!! More...

A
25 May 2019

We ended up doing a lot more than we planned to at first, and there was an uncomfortable amount of sticker shock associated. We spent a lot more than we had planned to, but at the end of the day I think it was the right thing to do, and Black Diamond did a very nice, professional job. We worked with Molly for the design and Ernesto for the hands-on demo and install. Molly modeled up the design with helpful rendering and gave suggestions for different options. We had the whole back, front, and driveway done. New sod with new irrigation buried. Patio area in the back with pavers and lights. Pavers driveway and front porch/patio/entry area. River rock around the perimeter of the lawn, fence, and outside the sidewalk by the street. Tons of old concrete and pergola-like structure torn down and hauled out. We also had an additional existing gravel driveway that led to the side of the yard, which was replaced with decomposed granite. It was a big job, with some changes along the way. All in all it went pretty smoothly. The Black Diamond team was patient and understanding of our needs and concerns. After the job was done I had concerns with drainage from a downspout pouring directly onto the decomposed granite. One of the guys came back a couple days later and buried an extended drain line to keep it off the granite. After last week's heavy rain I was happy to see the granite/gravel not washing out over the sidewalk. More...

M
19 May 2019

Michael Martinez and his lead Angel and their staff gave me an absolutely beautiful backyard patois and fire pit! Yes, I chose the most difficult pavers around. ..Mega-Libra Victorian...but none the less, my backyard is beautiful! Truly skilled craftsmen who take pride in their work! And Michael is a joy to work with; he listens, understands what you want and makes it happen...always with a smile on his face!

Highly recommended for your projects,

MJ Robb
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P
18 May 2019

We bought a new home in a HOA and needed to landscape the side yards. chance from Black Diamond was great. With our input, he designed the layout, submitted plans to the HOA and Things went well. We have had a few little, I mean real little, issues, but Black Diamond and Chance have responded quickly and all is well. We look forward to years of enjoying our new yard and patio. We are pleased with the choices of plants and the design. Glad we used Black Diamond. We would do it again. More...

A
18 May 2019

Recently we worked with Black Diamond Pavers for our backyard project from start to completion for our home in Moraga. Initially, we interviewed a few other competitors within the area but chose to go with Black Diamond as their prices were competitive but what stood out was the customer service from the Sales Manager Peter Smith and his crew led by Angel. Peter responded to any questions we had throughout the project. He also was very helpful with the design aspect, from showing us comparable completed projects and helped us design our dream backyard. Angel and his crew were very hard working and friendly and we would highly recommend Black Diamond for all your future project needs. More...

C
18 May 2019

My parents hired Black Diamond to pave our front yard. They had a wonderful time working with Alan Aboyme, the Senior Project Design Specialist on the team. Alan was professional, courteous, and polite, took my father's considerations seriously, and provided exceptional communication, advice and support from start to finish. He and his team of contractors were always on time, and they did a fantastic job in turning our neglected weed-infested patch of dirt into a low-maintenance paver-surface. Alan would even come by twice a day to check in on the progress himself - that's outstanding work ethic and dedication right there! We highly recommend Black Diamond to anybody who's looking to give their property a makeover! More...

J
8 May 2019

Best Company on earth!! Loved everything about them. Very professional throughout the process. They execute everything on time! I am very pleased with them and will be recommending them to all my friends:) More...

D
4 May 2019

Black Diamond completely rejuvenated our 23 year-old backyard. Our Black Diamond project designer, consultant and project manager was Michael Martinez. Our project involved over 2000 sq ft. of pavers, a fire pit, a fireplace, a putting green, LED lighting and a large covered pergola. Michael is a terrific designer and a wonderful person to work with. Michael’s crew, led by Irving, executed a high-quality job. We have been so blessed with our updated backyard and never get tired of the compliments we receive when friends and family step into our backyard. More...

G
25 April 2019

Julie from Black Diamond (BD) was through and through professional and great to work with from start to finish. She was clear with what to expect, provided expert recommendations, and logically problem solved any issues that arose. The crew was expedient and very easy to work with. Our story began prior to BD as one of a nightmare botched contractor job. A referral turned bad. My own fault for not vetting enough which resulted in a loss of money and time not to mention stress. The job actually was worse than starting from scratch as BD had to rework the incompetent work. Enter Julie and Black Diamond. Interestingly, they were actually not the highest of the my bids but they were the biggest with 6 locations and a 27 year warranty. They were competent, efficient and fast. Our place look fabulous. Can't say enough great things about how they came through and made this happen. Honestly, if I would have known then what I know now, I would have had them do it from the start; rather than try and save a few bucks by shortcutting with the nightmare contractor. She demonstrated true concern for her clients desires. BD was well worth the money. Lesson learned. More...

E
25 April 2019

Black Diamond did a great job transforming our overgrown backyard into a space we love to spend time in. We worked with Molly to design the space and come up with something that fit our needs. The 2D rendering really helped us visualize what it would look like so there were no surprises in the end. We wouldn't hesitate to work with Molly and Black Diamond in the future. More...

B
25 April 2019

We moved into a brand new home with absolutely nothing in the backyard. When we finally got around to landscaping, it was clear from the companies we met with that Black Diamond was the most professional and reliable choice, hands down. Our high expectations continued to be met, and were exceeded, by Chris Murray and everyone at Black Diamond. Thanks to a cancellation, our project was started the day after we signed the contract -- talk about fast! The job itself went quickly and smoothly, even finishing a day earlier than expected. Chris was accessible throughout the whole process and stopped by on more than one occasion. In the end, our simple backyard design turned out even better than I had hoped and I'm glad we trusted Black Diamond with our project. I would definitely hire them again for any future projects we might have. More...

L
12 April 2019

We had our frontward paved by Black Diamond recently. Rob and the crew did a fantastic job, and the whole experience is excellent. We are extremely pleased with our new driveway . More...

C
9 April 2019

Black Diamond reached out to us directly to come up with a fix for our drainage and project issues. The technician that came out to repair the pavers and drainage (Jorge) did a fantastic job. He was respectful, professional and always kept me informed of the progress. I wish he had been part of the original team on our project! At the end of the repair, the company reached out to me again to make sure the project had been completed and repaired to my satisfaction. We now have our beautiful backyard with drainage that works as it was intended. We are happy that Black Diamond stood by their work and made it right. More...

T
8 April 2019

I hired Black Diamond to remove my old concrete driveway and replace with pavers. We worked with Keith Coburn to select our colors and design and it cane out excellent. The work was completed on time and the crews were very professional. My wife and I are very happy with the result and would recommend Black Diamond if you are looking to enhance your property More...

C
4 April 2019

Black Diamond is a top company, their project manager is always on top of the remodeling and delicated. My backyard and frontyard look so different now. 5 stars to Henry.

D
30 March 2019

Black Diamond Paver Stones & Landscape Inc. is a 10/10 company for your backyard needs!Let me begin by sharing what we hoped to accomplish. My wife and I have a medium size backyard and had a patch of dirt to the left and a whole slab of concrete to the right. Nothing special indeed. We reached out to Black Diamond and we were connected with representative - Julie Tipton! Julie has years of experience in backyard remodeling and she made the whole process seem less! We had a ton of questions ranging from our budget to the color of paver stones. Not a single question went unanswered.On our first meeting, we covered our basic ‘wants and needs’ for our backyard dream. We told Julie that we wanted a dry bar, a pergola, paver stones, fake grass, trees, and a hot-tub. I think the only thing we didn’t want was a helicopter pad haha. Julie then sketched out an amazing design of our dream backyard and told us that she would create a 3D model on a computer program (which was incredible)Moving on to construction, Julie was our point of contact and I didn’t need to speak with anyone else but her and she made everything happen in amazing time. On one of our planning meetings, she told us that construction would take six weeks. It took six weeks to the day - just incredible. We got our pergola, pad for our hot-tub, fake grass and trees! Our dog also loves his new yard too!My wife and I are truly satisfied customers and would absolutely recommend this company and Julie! (Whom we gladly call a friend of ours). So cast those doubts aside and let Black Diamond help you get your dream backyard! More...

B
26 March 2019

The short: All around a great company to work with! I have and will continue to reccomend this company. My backyard is gorgeous. So much better than the terribly graded mossy swamp of before that I truely thought was going to cause a flood because it didn't drain well. I would gladly work with Black Diamond Landscaping again.The long: Black Diamond impressed me from the very beginning (Note: I had a change in project managers between the design phase and breaking ground.) The original PM was knowledgeable and prepared for all my questions. They really helped me get our vision for the backyard down pat, and made great suggestions that in the end saved me money and are esthetically more pleasing. They represented the company very well and is in part reason why BDL stayed at the top of my list as I shopped around. The switch between PM's went smoothly and I knew we were in good hands with Tony B. immediately. Again another knowledgeable PM. There was never any confusion on the plans that were made and he even made some fantastic adjustments tot he original plan. He made sure even the tiniest of details were covered, like spraying off the muddy fence at the final walk through. Tony was upfront and honest that grade on the yard was going to be a challenge and might mess with the cost and always kept me in the loop. The French drain they tied into our existing drainage system was put to the test right after install when a bad storm came through and It was a relief to not have a swamp in my yard anymore. When that another storm did a number on a couple plants, Tony made sure they were replaced. We had a timer programming problem and the crew was on top of it and corrected it immediately. Lastly, Lisa at the main office, she stayed on top of EVERYTHING. She kept in constant contact for things like weather delays, what days I should expect the crew, and even made sure all meetings were kept by both PM's. She even handled my frantic phone call about the timer issue which at the time I thought was a leak . So like I said before, all around great company! More...

M
26 March 2019

I enjoyed working with Jim on a recent front yard landscape project! He was very helpful and patient during the planning and budgeting process and I ended up with a design I am really enjoying. He was very responsive and persistent during the project when rain presented scheduling challenges. I would recommend him and Black Diamond to my friends and neighbors. More...

V
26 March 2019

We had great results working with Jim Roberts & Black Diamond Pavers. Our job was complex because we were renovating an existing pool along with replacing the patio. The coordination went very smoothly without any major hiccups. Jim was very responsive whenever we had questions or changes. Our yard turned out exactly how we imagined & couldn't be happier with it. More...

R
26 March 2019

Our backyard was previously a mud pit but Chris Murray and his team turned it into a beautiful yard. He was very patient and helpful during the design phase and came daily to make sure everything was done as we envisioned and with perfect quality. The work crew was efficient and nice and went the extra mile to provide perfect drainage. We had a few rainstorms already and had no flooding whatsoever. The process was quick, easy and professional, and we couldn't have ask for a better experience. My wife and I highly recommend Black Diamond and Chris specifically! More...

K
26 March 2019

We couldn't be more pleased with the work Black Diamond Pavers, led by Michael Martinez as designer/consultant/ project manager, completed on our front walkway and side yard. He and his crew, led by Irving, were very thorough and professional. They transformed our cracked brick walkway into a beautiful path to our doorway as well as created a usable space where an old playset was once located. If you're looking for a paver company, these are the guys to contact! More...

R
20 March 2019

Their project manager was on top of the scheduling and made sure we get on their schedule through the rainy season. Jason, our designer, gave us good ideas and was very easy to work with and always patient to help us get what we wanted even with all the changes we made throughout the project. Would recommend them to anyone.

K
16 March 2019

We had lawn, pavers and retaining wall done (for driveway and backyard) by Black Diamond. The whole experience was excellent. We worked closely with Jason Matt (Project Design Specialist), to finalize the design, select the pavers and he made sure it all stayed within our budget. The crew was very professional, worked fast and did a great job.The work took longer than planned due to the frequent interruptions of rains, but eventually when completed, we are extremely happy with the results. Our driveway now looks great and we have a wonderful backyard to spend our time. More...

M
7 March 2019

We worked with Frances and her team on our family home in Pebble Beach. They did a fantastic job on our project from beginning to end - front and backyard landscape plans, new drainage, retaining wall, pavers, patio and fire pit. Frances was great to work with - creative design, great collaboration and execution. We would use them again in a minute! More...

H
5 March 2019

We are very happy with the work Black Diamond did on our front landscape and paver job. Our project coordinator, Fidel Gonzalez, was personable, professional and knowledgeable. He was quick to return our phone calls, and offered us advice when we asked for it. He also helped us stick to our budget. We are quite pleased with the results. I would recommend Black Diamond and Fidel Gonzales. More...

D
1 March 2019

Black Diamond Paver Stones & Landscape Inc. is a 10/10 company for your backyard needs!Let me being by sharing what we hoped to accomplish. My wife and I have a medium size backyard and had a patch of dirt to the left and a whole slab of concrete to the right. Nothing special indeed. We reached out to Black Diamond and we were connected with representative - Julie Tipton! Julie has years of experience in backyard remodeling and she made the whole process seem less! We had a ton of questions ranging from our budget to the color of paver stones. Not a single question went unanswered.On our first meeting, we covered our basic 'wants and needs' for our backyard dream. We told Julie that we wanted a dry bar, a pergola, paver stones, fake grass, trees, and a hot-tub. I think the only thing we didn't want was a helicopter pad haha. Julie then sketched out an amazing design of our dream backyard and told us that she would create a 3D model on a computer program (which was incredible)Moving on to construction, Julie was our point of contact and I didn't need to speak with anyone else but her and she made everything happen in amazing time. On one of our planning meetings, she told us that construction would take six weeks. It took six weeks to the day - just incredible.My wife and I are truly satisfied customers and would absolutely recommend this company and Julie! (Whom we gladly call a friend of ours). So cast those doubts aside and let Black Diamond help you get your dream backyard! More...

D
1 March 2019

Black Diamond Paver Stones & Landscape Inc. is a 10/10 company for your backyard needs!

Let me being by sharing what we hoped to accomplish. My wife and I have a medium size backyard and had a patch of dirt to the left and a whole slab of concrete to the right. Nothing special indeed.

We reached out to Black Diamond and we were connected with representative - Julie Tipton! Julie has years of experience in backyard remodeling and she made the whole process seem less! We had a ton of questions ranging from our budget to the color of paver stones. Not a single question went unanswered.

On our first meeting, we covered our basic ‘wants and needs’ for our backyard dream. We told Julie that we wanted a dry bar, a pergola, paver stones, fake grass, trees, and a hot-tub. I think the only thing we didn’t want was a helicopter pad haha. Julie then sketched out an amazing design of our dream backyard and told us that she would create a 3D model on a computer program (which was incredible)

Moving on to construction, Julie was our point of contact and I didn’t need to speak with anyone else but her and she made everything happen in amazing time. On one of our planning meetings, she told us that construction would take six weeks. It took six weeks to the day - just incredible.

My wife and I are truly satisfied customers and would absolutely recommend this company and Julie! (Whom we gladly call a friend of ours). So cast those doubts aside and let Black Diamond help you get your dream backyard!
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B
26 February 2019

Went with Black Diamond for a complete backyard cleanup and landscape project. Jeanette Chu was wonderful to work with. She had a very clear picture of what we wanted & helped us get exactly that. Marco, our foreman was communicative throughout the entire process & delivered exceptional work. Cannot recommend enough! More...

W
24 February 2019

Lacy was great to work with, very patient and frequently checked in to make sure I was happy. The original plan called for square corners and when I noticed the bender board had been rounded, I contacted her and she quickly came out and spoke with the installers to make sure it was corrected before the grass was put in. There were some drainage issues and she made sure they came back out and made adjustments until it was right! She was awesome to work with. My only disappointment with the installation is that the seam is noticeable. I thought the grass was coming in one big 50’ roll but due to the difficulty in handling that, it came in two 25-ft rolls instead. More...

J
24 February 2019

From start to finish, Lacy Valenzuela delivered exactly what she promised. She was always availible when I had a question, and stayed on top of her crew. The final product matched the plans exactly. I highley recomend Black Diamond, ecpecially if you get the opportunity to work with Lacy. More...

H
24 February 2019

Michael Martinez is heading up my driveway paver project. He’s been extremely helpful and has helped with every aspect of the job. We had gate people from another company working along side and in conjunction with black diamond pavers and the process is going off without a hitch. I was expecting the project to take weeks and in one day they had almost half the pavers down and looking perfect. I shopped the price around with four other companies. You have to be careful comparing apples to apples. One of the leading companies out there, system pavers had comparable warranty, references and reviews. Michael beat System pavers prices by almost half and gave me a great deal!I would highly recommend Michael Martinez and his crew to any of my friends. Mark RedmanAlamo Ca. More...

R
24 February 2019

Black Diamond transformed my side and back yard into a beautiful family and gardener friendly space. They also replaced the cracked driveway and installed drainage, a dry well to guide water back into the aquifer below and lighting to extend my enjoyment into the evening hours. The crew was awesome to work with. Elton, Columba, Flor and her crew are an exceptional team. They were efficient while still paying attention to tiny details. They communicated well and were very responsive to every query and request. They worked around rainstorms, holidays, and nearby roadwork. The resulting landscape is amazing!! I love it !! More...

H
22 February 2019

Michael Martinez is heading up my driveway paver project. He’s been extremely helpful and has helped with every aspect of the job.

We had gate people from another company working along side and in conjunction with black diamond pavers and the process is going off without a hitch. I was expecting the project to take weeks and in one day they had almost half the pavers down and looking perfect.

I shopped the price around with four other companies. You have to be careful comparing apples to apples. One of the leading companies out there, system pavers had comparable warranty, references and reviews. Michael beat System pavers prices by almost half and gave me a great deal!

I would highly recommend Michael Martinez and his crew to any of my friends.

Mark Redman
Alamo Ca.
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S
20 February 2019

Used them for a patio. Julie Bradley showed up and gave me a detailed estimate at a great price. They were responsive, showed up every day without having to bug them, were knowledgeable, and did a great job. Very happy with the outcome. Would use them again More...

J
14 February 2019

I purchased a newly remodeled home in Willow Glen. After 5yrs the pavers in my driveway started to lift and separate. I called Black Diamond Pavers to come and provide me an estimate and overview. They sent Jean Chu - (408) 841-6679 to assist. Jean went through every detail of Black Diamond's process, recommendations and warranty. Black Diamond did a great job remodeling our driveway and was very pleased with the work and workmanship. I strongly recommend Jean as a Project Specialist and Black Diamond More...

M
7 February 2019

Black Diamond Paver was great to work with!  Bruce, our project manager and the installation crew (Miguel, Alvaro) all exceeded our expectations.  They even started the project 2 weeks early which was a very pleasant surprise.  I would highly recommend them to anyone. More...

S
6 February 2019

This company and I had a bit of a rough start but once I connected with the right designer, everything was smooth sailing. They did a wonderful job with our backyard. Most importantly, their costumer service was excellent.  They addressed any concerns I had immediately and called me throughout the project to check on the progress.  Our back and front yard was finished in no time with no hassle. I felt that the designer, Joan, was always on my side in getting the project done right. More...

K
25 January 2019

Lacy Valenzuela was great to work with. She provided guidance, ideas, and her communication and punctuality were great. Backyard looks great so far and we now look forward to adding our own touches with a small garden and a spa.

K
25 January 2019

We have had a first rate experience with our patio plus walk project with Black Diamond. Steven Van Dongen was very professional and helpful with the design process and Raphael Reyes and his crew were absolutely the best at the installation. We highly recommend this team for your landscaping projects. More...

D
6 January 2019

We had a very positive experience with Black Diamond Pavers, Michael Martinez (designer/consultant/project manager) and Victor (crew lead). Michael was very collaborative throughout the process, sharing ideas and providing his expertise on what he thought would and would not work with our yard. Michael was extremely communicative throughout the project keeping us informed and managing our expectations along the way. We are extremely pleased with the final renovation of our front yard and the quality of work Black Diamond Pavers and especially Michael and crew provided. We look forward to enjoying our new front yard for many years to come. We would highly recommend Black Diamond Pavers and Michael for any outdoor renovation. More...

I
26 December 2018

Black Diamond Pavers was great to work with. Their crews work very efficiently and do superb work. They do a great job in working with the customer to make sure the project is going the way the customer expects. Pricing was competitive. Our neighbors keep giving us wonderful compliments on how great our driveway and walkways look. Thanks to Tony B. for managing the project. He was great to keep us informed of work schedule timing. I highly recommend Black Diamond Pavers. More...

N
26 December 2018

Our family recently used Black Diamond to install a backyard patio. Project Manager Kelly Crandell did a great job with the design—suggested the paver style and color (which we love); and encouraged us to install walkway lighting and spotlights (which we also love). The installation crew, headed by Giovanni, was professional and meticulous with their craftsmanship. The Project Coordinator Brooke was available by phone to help with various paperwork and other loose ends. As with any construction project there were a few hiccups along the way, but the team addressed and resolved them in a timely and satisfactory manner. Highly recommend Black Diamond based on our experience with them. More...

D
26 December 2018

This is our first time having to landscape. So we are totally unaware of everything that has to do with landscaping. Of course like many others we are on a budget. Knowing that, to landscape our backyard we anticipated it to be pricey. Also because this is our first house we wanted something worth looking at, something that will last. And something that would bring value to the home if we choose to sale it in the future. We knew that going with concrete is quick, easy and somewhat inexpensive. But on the other hand, it will crack, not appealing and difficult to resolve if planned to remove. So my wife and I made a couple of calls and got some quotes. We made an appointment for Chris Murray because he had so many great reviews. Long story short, he's very efficient, organized, knowledgeable and plenty of experience in this field. What's great is that he's not their for your money, I mean he is but his main goal is to meet your expectations and to work with what budget you may have. He will squeeze and optimize your budget to its fullest potential. So we went with pavers since it's more desirable and everything else that comes with it. Chris was here almost everyday to touch base with the crew to make sure everything comes out the way you want it to be. The process was fast and seamless! Price was great and with a discount too. Let a alone the great service and reassurance that Chris provides. We are very satisfied with the choose we went with! Thanks Chris! More...

M
26 December 2018

Transformed my ugly and dangerous miss-matched combination of old broken paving, bricks and gravel into a professionally graded and attractive paver driveway. All new edges meet all existing seamlessly and colors match the house beautifully. Great job! More...

R
25 December 2018

We had our entire yard demo and renovated. Henry gave us a lot of design suggestions and managed the project from start to the end. He's professional and the result was exactly what we want! Strongly recommended. More...

B
21 December 2018

Before reading this review please note that I am a self confessed picky picky picky perfectionist. That said, I avow that this is one of the best companies that I have ever dealt with. Our project manager Michael Martinez went above and beyond making sure we were happy our selections and service. The work crew was outstanding and we are so very pleased we picked Black Diamond. Highly highly recommend you do so too! More...

A
17 December 2018

We had our driveway, front yard, and back yard paved and landscaped by Black Diamond during the autumn of 2018.  This included the installation of a firepit, a sitting wall with dual post lights, a raised patio with pergola, a waterfall assembly, as well as the overall paving stone installation and plant landscaping with irrigation.  The quality of the design, materials, and workmanship were all top notch and we couldn't be happier.  The crews were professional and friendly.  The project manager also gave us various suggestions to help reduce costs yet still realize our design goals.  The final overall project cost was just as we expected.We'd like to give high kudos to ...Mark Townsend: Project Manager and Landscape DesignerMarvin Zelada: Hardscape InstallerRafael Donis: Landscaping Installer More...

C
26 November 2018

Black Diamond did a great job! The quoting process was easy and they were able to provide a good preview of what the design would look like when complete. Joan did a great job making recommendations and guiding us to the right choices. The install team did a great job. Very happy with the work. As with any job, there were some hiccups here and there, but they were quick to fix them and meet our requirements. I would use them again. More...

S
26 November 2018

I have worked with them as a Horticulturist.Great jobs with nice people.Happy to give my knowledge of plants .They paid me very well & promptly. I will be happy to be of help to all in the Future projects this Spring. They give quality results to their customers.From designing a grand garden to installation Of quality plants & pavers .I highly recommend this company to all home owners. They will be very satisfied with a Well designed garden to enjoy with their family & friends. More...

K
26 November 2018

The project we had done through Black Diamond led by Michael Martinez as designer/consultant/ project manager was done down in a very thorough, professional, and timely manner. Helping us to see and imagine the possibilities went a long way in us being completely satisfied with the final outcome. He along with his crew led by Irving did a great job! More...

K
26 November 2018

We had a great experience with Frances and Reyes from Black Diamond pavers! Frances was so easy to work with and she put my mind at ease from the first meeting. We had nothing but sand in our backyard and she designed something so beautiful! Reyes did a great job with the work and together they make a great team. The work was done in a little over a week which is fast. When our project was compete they had to tweak a couple things and they worked with me until it looked perfect and my husband and I really appreciated that. We will definitely be calling them again for any other landscape projects down the road. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a company that will go above and beyond to make their yard perfect! Thank you so much! More...

M
26 November 2018

The owner of Black Diamond Pavers called me and couldn't believe all that happened to me and this project. He was very apologetic and promised to make good on an agreement. Unfortunately due the weather change they can't start till spring which is fine with me, I would rather enjoy it in better outdoor weather. Kudos to BDP for trying to make this issue right. More...

P
7 November 2018

We worked with Fidel throughout our backyard landscaping project.  He served as a project manager and designer for our project.  Fidel is extremely responsive and he would address any issues that came up along the way.  When we found some glitches at the end of the project, Fidel sent his crew out in a couple of days to make sure everything was fixed.  I would highly recommend him to anyone who might need a landscaping project with his professionalism.  Thank you for all you do!! More...

V
30 October 2018

I do not know how to say how ecstatically happy we are with the work done by Black Diamond in our backyard. We removed a pool and now it looks like we are in a paradise-like setting. The work done by the top -notch crew headed by Saul is perfection. They work hard,  are very flexible and leave things very clean everyday.I especially highly highly recommend  Black Diamond's Larry DiPaola , a great designer and project organizer. He is amazing! He was soooo patient with us and all the extras we added  to the design. He really listens to what you say and makes it work. He is also  a man of his word,for he was here everyday checking on things and making sure things were going as promised. We have beautiful  high grade pavers with great trims, great quality turf and a remarkably attractive placement of  all the materials. Everything was amazingly coordinated  .  Larry took all our worries about what to do in the backyard away.  He is very personable and has become  like our best friend. He definitely does not try to make you do what HE wants , but does what YOU want.In conclusion, I have to say that I am glad I went with Black Diamond, a well-deserved Diamond Certified company. I recommend them and especially Larry to everyone. More...

M
27 October 2018

We had a great experience working with Black Diamond for our back patio. Our design consultant / project manager Michael Martinez spent a lot of time with us before the project to help guide our decision making and offer recommendations. We also had plenty of questions and he stayed as long as needed to get them answered. Michael also checked in often on the project to make sure we were fully satisfied. Lastly, Juan and his install crew did an amazing job and the final product looks great. The project stayed on time and they did a good job cleaning up after each day. From start to finish, this was a great experience and we look forward to enjoying our patio for years to come. More...

D
27 October 2018

If you want a hassle free , beautiful landscaping transformation, you would do well to go with Frances and Reyes at Black Diamond pavers. Our job was just completed this week and we could not be more pleased. We can’t believe it’s our yard! It’s so beautiful! Our yard was unusable; we didn’t know where to begin. Frances came up with a lovely, family friendly design. She helped us select pavers and details to fit our needs and budget. Reyes and his team worked tirelessly and steadily to complete our project quickly and Frances made sure to oversee the work every step of the way. There were no surprises. For a hassle free, professional, quality job with a Black Diamond warranty, look no further! We More...

B
19 October 2018

It was my lucky day when I met Bruce Pressman at the Santa Clara Home Show. After sitting down with Bruce to discuss the extensive changes I wanted, there was no doubt in my mind that I was making the right choice putting my trust in him and in Black Diamond, a Diamond Certified company. Bruce's invaluable guidance and patience with my many indecisions helped me to create exactly what I envisioned.
Bruce was at my house each day coordinating with Alvaro and his wonderful hard-working crew, who were here every day until the job was completed, no interruptions to take care of other jobs. My yards were spotless and beautiful when they were finished.
Bruce designed a beautiful flow of pavers that connects the front yard to the backyard. I couldn't be happier!
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B
5 October 2018

We just sold our house and the black diamond landscaping really helped our sale; we recovered all of our investment and more!

C
29 September 2018

Black Diamond has just finished my driveway and it is better than I could have imagined. Joan, our project manager, was a joy to work with. Everything that she promised us in our initial interview was delivered. Miguel and his crew where amazing. They were hard working, dedicated and took great pride in their work. They were also very kind and considerate of us and our property while they were here!!!  I will definitely be recommending Black Diamond to everyone I know!!!" - More...

M
27 September 2018

David Weissenberg and his crew were so easy to work with and incredibly responsive! I'm so happy I went with Black Diamond to redo my backyard! They were very efficient and got the job done before my due date! Great work and quality paves! More...

D
27 September 2018

Black Diamond Paver Stones & Landscaping was wonderful to work with and we would enthusiastically recommend this company. The design work done by David Emmons, and the craftsmanship done by the team led by Arturo Ramirez was amazing . They were responsive to our changes and had great problem solving skills. David took a gopher ridden, neglected, not level back yard and turned it into a showplace. There is just the right balance of stone pavers, artificial grass and plantings.The driveway is now the envy of our cul-de-sac. We are sure that it has increased the value of our home way more than what we paid for the work done! More...

C
27 September 2018

Just finished with an amazing front and back yard transformation of our family home in Pebble Beach. Worked directly with Frances Krebs who was wonderful and patient with creating the perfect design. The job was completed in a timely manner and the foreman, Arturo and his crew were very professional. I would highly recommend Black Diamond and Frances Krebs if you are looking for high quality paver work. More...

D
13 September 2018

Black Diamond Paver Stones & Landscaping was wonderful to work with and we would enthusiastically recommend this company.  The design work done by David Emmons, and the craftsmanship done by the team led by Arturo Ramirez was amazing .  They were responsive to our changes and had great problem solving skills.  David took a gopher ridden, neglected, not level back yard and turned it into a showplace. There is just the right balance of stone pavers, artificial grass and plantings.The driveway is now the envy of our cul-de-sac. We are sure that it has increased the value of our home way more than what we paid for the work done! More...

H
7 September 2018

We had a great experience with Black Diamond especially our project manager Julie Bradley. She was very responsive, offered great suggestions, and worked closely with us through our entire project. We are very happy with our driveway and landscaping. More...

J
4 September 2018

We had some quality control issues thru the the initial project, and end product was good, but not outstanding. This was for a curved path, and  some pavers were not cut well around curves. A week later, today, however I got a personal call from the owner, who was following up after reviewing the file for our job. He apologized profusely and offered to send out a more seasoned cutter to redo certain pieces. I am looking forward to their redos and will update my review later. I really appreciated the integrity of the owner's outreach. More...

A
1 September 2018

We had our backyard done by Blqck Diamond under supervision of Michael Martinez, project manager and designer.  Michael's crew and Juan did a super amazing project involving pavers,  artificial grass, pergola, retaining wall and anglier edge.  The work was very neat & professionally done.  They accommodated our changes & wishes to include circle kits which added beauty to the pavers.  The pergola, outdoor lighting and overall design looked beautiful & very impressive.  We strongly recommend Michael for his designing skills & outstanding work. More...

A
28 August 2018

Working with Chance was a great exprience thus far. He spend a lot of time with us until we got it right. He is very patient and willing to help design the project until we were happy and provided us with options. . our backyard is still in progress, however everything is looking good. More...

R
28 August 2018

We hired Black Diamond for my paver job and Elton Pang was our project designer/manager. Elton was extremely helpful and spent the extra time to explain what the combination of colors would look like for our driveway with the coloring of our brick house. He is very knowledgeable in all of the various landscaping options and suggestions. He would personally text and call us to make sure we knew what we were choosing and sent us pictures of previous projects his business had completed. The job went smoothly and Elton was always available to handle any question or problem. His is the type of service and professionalism that is important to have the job done to the owner's satisfaction. I would give Elton Pang 10 stars!!! More...

H
23 August 2018

We had a great experience with Black Diamond especially with our project manager Julie Bradley.  She was very responsive, offered great suggestions, and worked closely with us through the whole process from quoting to job completion.  Our driveway and landscaping look great. More...

M
18 August 2018

We just had our driveway re-done with pavers from Black Diamond. It was not an easy project. 40 years of old asphalt, layered 6 deep, steep and narrow driveway, trees on all sides and in need of drainage to absorb an entire cul de sac’s rainfall. After interviewing a half dozen driveway specialists, we were referred to Michael Martinez, designer/consultant/project manager at Black Diamond. From the first meeting, we hit it off. He was easy to talk to, friendly, helpful, gave thoughtful consideration to all our driveway’s problems. Michael explained how the process would work and how to best achieve our goals while making our driveway look beautiful as well as functional. We felt very comfortable with their knowledge and expertise regarding drainage, foundation protection for our home, as well as building a small retaining wall with a French drain to withstand winter’s rains. When I said, “I’m not sure how to light this..” Michael devised a lighting system with automatic timers that are both gorgeous and effective for sight at night. Michael, and his crew lead by Irving, worked around our schedule and our neighbors’ to accommodate everyone during the demolition and construction. The entire team was kind, thoughtful and considerate during the renovation; our kids loved seeing them every morning. The other benefit was the price; we worked together to get a fair price that both sides felt good about and I understood what we were paying for. They were without question above and beyond the competitors we interviewed. If we could give 10 stars, we would. The next landscaping project we have, we will call Michael without question. More...

D
8 August 2018

Black Diamond is great. Purchased a house in San Jose about a year ago with a forgotten backyard, including a fish pond. After clearing out much of the junk Black Diamond came in and made it beautiful. Demolition, design and installation all done very hands off.Credit goes to Oscar who served as the designer on the project. He is ultra responsive (responding to my texts in the morning or night) and has excellent judgement to not overburden you with questions, and independently find solutions to problems. Highly recommended. More...

M
1 August 2018

I am a return customer. I used Black Diamond approx. 8 years ago and was totally pleased with the outcome. This latest project again came out excellent. The whole Black Diamond team did an excellent job and would recommend them to anyone wanting to do an hardscape project.
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E
29 July 2018

Just had a consultation, very professional and thorough. Costs are a bit high, but it sounds like they’re recommending quality work (so likely worth it). Final review pending.

S
26 July 2018

We recently moved to a home in a new development; neighbors and friends had given us a few referrals on landscaping company. I have talked to a few and finally chosen Black Diamond.Henry Lancaster Chen is our Project Manager / Designer. He is friendly and very professional. He came out to give us a free quotes and measurements. He patiently answered our questions and he had excellent suggestions for the project. After listened to what we like, Henry started to use a software tools on his laptop and designed a 3D virtual for us. With this helpful 3D virtual; we were able to visualize how the project will beautifully turn out. Initially I wanted to do concrete since I wanted a low-maintenance / flat surface for my kid to ride a bike on. I did not think of paver at first because I saw some paver done by other contractors were uneven and weed grass grown in the gap. After Henry showed me a lot of pictures of their finished work, I can really tell a big difference. Plus another reason is, Black Diamond offers a 27-year warranty on their work, they will redo it in case the paver cracks or weed grass grows. We wanted to finish our yard before we moved in and I have given them a very short time-line on our project. Henry tried very hard to help push the deadline for us. They end up was able to start our project sooner. The project was finished very fast. On the day of final walk-thru, we saw the paver is very flat and layout with great color combo; we were 100% happy with the paver work already. But Henry, the project manager, is even detailed and with even higher standard. He communicated with his team and did a few new adjustments for us with no extra charge, which made our project score 110%!!My kid loves the yard and enjoyed the bike ride on the flat paver everyday. I am very glad that we have Henry and Black Diamond to do our yard. I have referred them to our friends and neighbors. Hoping that they can also have such a beautiful yard and able to enjoy time there. We are giving Henry and Black Diamond 5 stars. Thank you! Excellent work! More...

C
21 July 2018

On 7/16/18 Alex came to my home to give me an estimate on Artificial Turf. He was on time, listened to what I wanted. very professional, and really cared about my project. He worked to give me the best possible price. He is one of the reasons this company gets such high ratings. More...

L
6 July 2018

Chance at Black Diamond was our Project Manager. He is incredible to work with, his knowledge of the industry and his ability to design and understand the job exceeded my expectations. He overdelivered in every aspect. Charles was the lead contractor on site with his incredible team. They were incredibly considerate and the most hardworking crew I have worked with. They also exceeded our expectations with regards to each aspect of the job. We are so happy with our beautiful outdoor space! It feels like we have two new rooms. Thank you again! More...

S
6 July 2018

We had stray cat giving birth to kittens under our deck causing a flea infestation inside our house. We have little kids so we needed to get rid of the deck fast. Because of our dire situation, Joan and Alex were able to schedule our job soon after signing with them. They helped us out tremendously. It's still work in progress but we've been very impressed with their professionalism and craftsmanship. Joan is very responsive via text and is able to address all my concerns almost immediately. Their crew, Tony and Fausto, are super nice and extremely fast. This morning, Fausto cut a semi circle in the pavers with a saw free hand! It was very impressive. We are really excited about our new patio and will post pictures once they are done. We can't wait to throw a party (Flea Free Fiesta?) on our new patio. More...

J
29 June 2018

Chris and Jeff replaced our concrete driveway and patio with pavers. We selected them because water had been getting in the basement. They designed a drainage system that moved the water away from the house to the street. The price was very competitive and the work looks great. The first group they sent out did a quick job of demolition then got bogged down so they replaced them with a different crew that finished quickly. The finished product looks great and we can enjoy our patio and water doesn’t pool next to the foundation anymore. More...

C
29 June 2018

I love my new backyard! My brand-new home had nothing but dirt and needed to be completely designed and built. My neighbors were using Black Diamond for their backyard and highly recommended me to call them because of their professionalism and pricing. Tony Baumgartner and Linette Bray came out and did an amazing job designing my dream backyard using 3-dimensional software so I could see exactly what it would look like. They were mindful of my budget and creative in giving me everything I wanted. Tony and Jeff went over and above to complete the project. It was completely turnkey and painless. Like every construction project it had its challenges but in the end I’m very happy to show off my outdoor living space. It simply looks amazing! More...

J
29 June 2018

Updating an ongoing backyard project. Phase two involved a complete demo of existing concrete patio, installation of new drainage system, paver patio and synthetic lawn and Michael Martinez continues to deliver. Our expectations of design, quality of work and value continue to be exceeded. We thought before we started the project we had a good idea of what we wanted to do in our backyard, Michael came up with a great idea that will allow us to spend more time with our family and create memories that will last a lifetime. I highly recommend that you contact Micheal even if you’ve already have estimates, we did and he continues to provide us with exceptional communication and customer service. I highly recommend him. More...

J
21 June 2018

Ongoing backyard project involves a complete demo of existing concrete patio, installation of new drainage system, paver patio and synthetic lawn and Michael ******** continues to deliver. Our expectations of design, quality of work and value continue to be exceeded. We thought before we started the project we had a good idea of what we wanted to do in our backyard, Michael came up with a great idea that will allow us to spend more time with our family and create memories that will last a lifetime. I highly recommend that you contact Michael even if you've already have estimates, we did and he continues to provide us with exceptional communication and customer service. I highly recommend him. More...

J
21 June 2018

Ongoing backyard project involves a complete demo of existing concrete patio, installation of new drainage system, paver patio and synthetic lawn and Michael ******** continues to deliver. Our expectations of design, quality of work and value continue to be exceeded. We thought before we started the project we had a good idea of what we wanted to do in our backyard, Michael came up with a great idea that will allow us to spend more time with our family and create memories that will last a lifetime. I highly recommend that you contact Michael even if you've already have estimates, we did and he continues to provide us with exceptional communication and customer service. I highly recommend him. More...

M
14 June 2018

I didn't use black diamond to get my final work done - but this review is for the extremely professional and friendly service they provided during the process of getting quotes. Their quotes were also amongst the most competitive ones for big paving companies and the only reason we decided to go another way is because the nature of our work changed and we didn't need a professional company any more. More...

N
1 June 2018

We just completed a front yard project that included a new walkway and lighting for the front ans back yard.  Our initial contact with our project designer and manager Mr. Pang to the last walk through was exceptional. Mr. Pang gave us great ideas and at no time created any sales pressure.  He was professional, prompt and courteous.  He stopped by the project daily to oversee the progress and make any corrections as needed.  The final result was outstanding.  Our family is very pleased with Black Diamond as a company with special gratitude to Mr. Pang.  We have had numerous compliments from our neighbors and would recommend Black Diamond without hesitation.  Thank you again. More...

C
29 May 2018

Black Diamond did our back patio about 5 years ago and we were very happy with the quality of the work, so we contacted Joan Hernandez again to help us transform our front yard into a low water, hummingbird and bee friendly landscape. We also had some significant paver work done.We had contacted several landscaping companies during the summer, and couldn't get anyone to even come give us a quote, because of their backlog of work. Black Diamond (Joan) came right out, but told us it would be a couple of months before they would be able to start work. We were fine with that.We told Joan what we were looking for in a design, and she had a nice design for us in about a week. The design was great (5 stars). We signed and waited. We had a vacation that was going to interfere with the start date (mid Sept.), so things were pushed back a bit. We then met with the gentlemen in charge of selecting the actual plants, and I told him we wanted bird, bee, butterfly friendly plants and a low maintenance ground cover. I told him to give me plants that wouldn't grow too large, and to not group anything too closely, as I have seen yards with too many plants that end up growing over one another when they mature. Waiting for the plants took a little longer than expected, but the project moved along pretty well, considering how labor intensive the paver work was. Once finished, we were extremely happy with the paver work and the yard design. One minor conflict during installation occurred: I felt we needed 2 valves for the area, but was assured 1 valve could do the job. It ended up the 1 valve setup caused the portion of the yard by the street to really struggle, as the upper portion  had some spray valves that dropped the oressure downstream. That combined with a relatively dry winter caused this area to struggle. For the first couple of months, I attended to quite a few weeds that were popping up. This was expected, as I specifically asked for no weed barrier material, as the ground cover will choke out weeds in the future and the remaining bark would keep things low maintenance in the weed department. As a note, we have a large firepit area in our back yard, and we still have weeds that come up despite it being pebbles over a weed barrier.When April rolled around, we had a few plants and about 30% of the Dymondia ground cover that didn't survive. I contacted Joan and she had Rafael come out to replace the plants and the ground cover. She delivered way more ground cover than had died, so Rafael used it to fill in any spaces that needed it. He also adjusted the sprinklers to a lower delivery level for the plants that are now established and healthy. This greatly increased the amount of water making through to the drip lines by the street, and the ground cover is filling in much faster now. It's now been 7 months since the install of our yard and things are growing nicely. I see hummingbirds, bees and butterflies nearly everyday now! I still go out every other week, or so, to attend to a few weeds that pop up, which is no big deal. Our neighbors have given numerous compliments about how nice the yard and how good the pavers look. We went from having a front yard of dirt and weeds, to something that makes us (and our neighbors) smile when we look at it.Although Black Diamond may not be the least expensive option, they have given us a quality product, and they have always responded to our concerns in a timely and satisfactory manner. We would not hesitate to use them again. More...

C
25 May 2018

Black Diamond Landscape just finished my driveway and walkway and it turned out beautifully. Carol, the project design consultant walked me through the entire process and was always available for questions. I also can't say enough about the crew, Alfonso and his assistant were always on time and provided me an update daily on the project. I am very happy of my decision to install paver stones instead of concrete. My driveway looks great. Thank you Black Diamond Landscape! More...

D
25 May 2018

Great work, great people

L
25 May 2018

Our beautiful new driveway and front entry installed by Black Diamond Paver Stones & Landscape.

D
25 May 2018

A fantastic company to deal with. It all looks great, driveway pavers, patio pavers and the landscape . From the designer Richard Z. , to the installers and the office staff excellent service. More...

K
25 May 2018

Black Diamond does great work on outdoor hardscape and landscape design projects. Their paver installations are flawless along with their extras, like landscaping, irrigation, drainage, retaining walls, etc. Top marks and two thumbs up!

K
25 May 2018

Black Diamond was and always will be the best Paver & Landscape Company in the Bay Area. Great Crews and Fantastic Designers who are with you from design till the project is over.

D
25 May 2018

Black Diamond’s Project Designer, Les, was very professional, knowledgable and helpful in my decision to install certain pavers for our backyard. Les was very responsive when several questions arose. Les was onsite everyday to talk with me and check that all was going well with the project.Claubert was the “foreman” (my words/description,) for the job - very competent and completely in-charge.I was impressed with ALL of the other workers - ALL were extremely hardworking. I NEVER saw any of them slacking on the job - not once (and I was present viewing the on-going work via my security cameras that had an excellent view of all of the areas where they did their work. I was home during the entire construction process.)Again, They knew exactly what they were doing and were very friendly.I am still expecting the final part of the job (involves “sealing” the pavers,) to be completed - as soon as the rain stops - maybe in a week or two? (The sealing job has been delayed by the rainy weather that is occurring now - a weather delay that is obviously completely out of the control of Black Diamond.)I fully expect the same excellent job to be done (I have no doubt that this final sealing part of the job will match the high-quality workmanship that I have seen up until this point.)I strongly recommend Black Diamond Pavers without reservation.David Applegarth More...

M
25 May 2018

Used Black Diamond for two different yard projects. Complex garden pathway designs and then later for a large driveway. Both turned out fantastically. Work was all done extremely professionally and on time. Designer Joan Hernandez was a pleasure to work with, her suggestions were invaluable. I recommend Black Diamond without reservation. More...

J
25 May 2018

We just completed a project with Black Diamond Pavers with Michael Martinez as our Sales Consultant. We are extremely happy with how our backyard turned out! Michael was a great collaborator in the design process and was extremely patient and informative in helping fit our needs/wants within a budget. We are very detail-oriented and he carefully worked through all of those details in the planning stages to make us feel confident in the project. His detailed estimate was accurate to the work done, with no surprises, and he promptly got it to us after our first meeting. Michael's crew did an amazing job and was very professional. The finished project looks even better than we had hoped. More...

C
25 May 2018

Totally recommend Black Diamond for landscaping!

D
25 May 2018

Very professional, excellent customer service!

A
25 May 2018

Black Diamond Paver Stones & Landscaping quite simply gets the job done, and gets it done the right way. A top notch, professional company offering great value.

E
25 May 2018

Best value paver & landscaping transformation at the most competitive prices. Honest & Trustworthy with many happy Customer. We are confident in our ability to turn your Dreamscape into a reality to enjoy for many years. More...

D
25 May 2018

Black Diamond is an industry leading company that does all types of hardscape including pavers, walls, landscaping and backyard dreamscapes with pergolas, fire pits, outdoor kitchens and fireplaces and fire tables, plus natural or synthetic turf, they really provide excellent customer service and warranties at a great value!

K
25 May 2018

2nd time using Black Diamond. Elton and Maria were great (again) at working with my schedule and making my yard look exactly as I had hoped. Thank you again guys!

S
25 May 2018

Never leaves a customer behind!

E
25 May 2018

Very professional company. I highly recommend them. Great office staff and very professional talented designers.

S
25 May 2018

Our backyard was just a sand lot on a new construction home. We called upon Black Diamond to create, design, and landscape the backyard and garden (with irrigation system). Additionally, we asked Frances and her team to put it a fire pit, freestanding wall, and planter next to the garden. They exceeded our expectations! Frances and her team were very courteous, reliable, honest, and communicative. She helped us through every aspect of the project, from selecting low maintenance plants to choosing pattern and color for the cobblestone hardscape. Thank you Frances and your team...our dream backyard will be enjoyed tremendously for many, many, years to come. More...

B
25 May 2018

I know Frances, the Senior Design Specialist in Carmel and she has some beautiful designs; proud to work with her and Black Diamond.

A
25 May 2018

Black Diamond Paver Stones & Landscaping quite simply gets the job done, and gets it done the right way. A top notch, professional company. I'm happy I went with them!

E
25 May 2018

Best value paver & landscaping transformation at the most competitive prices. Honest & Trustworthy with many happy Customer. Turn your Dreamscape into a reality to enjoy for many years to come. More...

D
25 May 2018

Black Diamond is a great company that does industry leading hardscape with pavers, retaining walls, landscaping and outdoor living like natural or synthetic turf, pergolas, fire pits, outdoor kitchens and fireplaces and fire tables. Excellent customer service and warranties at competitive prices! More...

J
24 May 2018

Black Diamond was fantastic to work with on my backyard project. I was looking for someone to add pavers, steps, garden wall and lighting to our backyard. Fidel Gonzales managed the project and was a pro from start to finish. His design was perfect for what we wanted and he was able to suggest some ways for us to stay in budget but still achieve what we were after. The work crew, led by Jose, was top notch. The quality is fantastic and they worked hard and long hours to minimize the actual time we were without a backyard. When I'm ready for the next phase, I will definitely call Black Diamond again. More...

J
18 May 2018

We are thrilled with the work Michael Martinez, designer/consultant/project manager and his crew, headed by Irving, did on our driveway and side yard!

Michael continuously met, followed-up and followed through on all aspects of the job from initial discussions to clean-up. Irving and crew were great to work with, courteous, and cleaned up everyday.

We highly recommend Michael, Irving and Crew for your Hardscape work. We will definitely be having them back for more projects in the future!

Thank you and your crew again Michael!!

John and Tanya
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S
23 April 2018

Great service from Rob today. Although we couldn't work this deal due to the company's busy schedule, Rob gave me a lot of great advice on products, design and service. I wish I had another project to work with Black Diamond. Definitely will in the future. Thank you Rob! More...

V
19 April 2018

We wanted to widen our driveway so I called up Black Diamond. I met Oscar Daniel after having already met a couple of other people for bids. But from the very first meeting, I felt an instant connection with him. I knew then that I wanted to go with Black Diamond. I had a good feeling about Oscar & felt that I could trust him & know that he will take care of us. We are excited for them to start working on our yard soon. We will post another review once they're done with the work. UPDATE:Mr. Oscar Daniel & his team did a great job! My yard looks very nice. More...

J
15 April 2018

Badass company. Installed 5000 sf of pavers three years ago and just awesome. Last week found a sink hole and pavers sank into ground due to air pocket. ..? Apparently it happens often in paver projects. Called them they came back and fixed all within a week. Excellent customer and peace of mind. More...

J
4 April 2018

We recently embarked on a reasonably complex backyard renovation which would involve multiple projects, contractors, the city (for permitting) and our HOA. We met with more than a dozen contractors with a full range of bids, and received a plethora of ideas on what they thought we should do in the yard. We wanted someone who could help turn what we wanted in the backyard into a reality. Luckily we were fortunate to meet Michael Martinez who is an award-winning Senior Project Design Specialist, Consultant and Project Manager at Black Diamond Paver Stones & Landscape. He was the final contractor that we met and he definitely lived up the saying, "saving the best for last". Michael called before our appointment and kept us in the loop regarding his arrival time for our initial visit out of consideration for our time. Once we met Michael he immediately felt like a member of our family. He is extremely personable, honest and trustworthy with high morals and ethics. At our first meeting Michael took the time to get to know our family, strived to understand the goals and objectives of what we envisioned in our yard and how he could be a part of the solution to overcome some of the challenges in our backyard. He could see the bigger picture and presented design solutions to mitigate project challenges other contractors may encounter later in the job. Michael gave us a design that fulfilled many of the objectives to support the overall goals for our yard. He did an excellent cost to benefit analysis designing smarter which would allow us to get the best value. Considering the design, materials used, scope of project and Michael's expertise, his bid was very competitive. He made me feel very comfortable, and I knew that the plan was in good hands. Michael checked in often and wanted to start as soon as we received HOA approval. While waiting to obtain permission from our HOA to begin, Michael met with his job foreman Juan and us several times onsite to walk through the project. He contacted our other contractor to ensure everything would come together at the end of the project.  We met with him at a hardscape supplier to review our options. Michael is very familiar with hardscape products which were very valuable considering the scale of the proposed work. Receiving approval on a Friday, Michael and his job foreman Juan swooped in on the following Monday. Michael's on-site crew was always on time and had an excellent work ethic. They started at 8am and concluded at 5pm daily. During their day, there was minimal downtime. We only noted two 15 minute breaks and 30 minutes for lunch. They minimized impact from heavy machinery and constant loads of materials coming and going from the site by covering where possible front yard landscaping with plywood. At the end of each day, Michael's team would clean up which my neighbors appreciated. He checked in on site daily to ensure the project was progressing smoothly and to address any project concerns or challenges immediately. If we weren't home he'd provide updates via phone or text. We never felt out of the loop and didn't have any surprises due to Michael's excellent communication skills. When weather didn't allow for construction to continue, Michael's crew would arrive and cover the site to minimize downtime. Michael always had our family's best interests in mind. We really like that Michael handles every aspect of the project. We didn't have to deal with a separate salesperson, designer, project manager, contractor or subcontractor; he manages it all giving us peace of mind.  Having completed the first part of our project I felt compelled to write this review for the excellent five star customer service and end product we received from Michael Martinez at Black Diamond Paver Stones and Landscape, we highly recommend him. You won't be disappointed and you should contact him Michael Martinez at (925) 407-7050 or MichaelM@BlackDiamondLan…. I will update this review upon the completion of our project. More...

J
4 April 2018

We recently embarked on a reasonably complex backyard renovation which would involve multiple projects, contractors, the city (for permitting) and our HOA. We met with more than a dozen contractors with a full range of bids, and received a plethora of ideas on what they thought we should do in the yard. We wanted someone who could help turn what we wanted in the backyard into a reality. Luckily we were fortunate to meet Michael Martinez who is an award-winning Senior Project Design Specialist, Consultant and Project Manager at Black Diamond Paver Stones & Landscape. He was the final contractor that we met and he definitely lived up the saying, “saving the best for last”. Michael called before our appointment and kept us in the loop regarding his arrival time for our initial visit out of consideration for our time. Once we met Michael he immediately felt like a member of our family. He is extremely personable, honest and trustworthy with high morals and ethics. At our first meeting Michael took the time to get to know our family, strived to understand the goals and objectives of what we envisioned in our yard and how he could be a part of the solution to overcome some of the challenges in our backyard. He could see the bigger picture and presented design solutions to mitigate project challenges other contractors may encounter later in the job. Michael gave us a design that fulfilled many of the objectives to support the overall goals for our yard. He did an excellent cost to benefit analysis designing smarter which would allow us to get the best value. Considering the design, materials used, scope of project and Michael’s expertise, his bid was very competitive. He made me feel very comfortable, and I knew that the plan was in good hands. Michael checked in often and wanted to start as soon as we received HOA approval. While waiting to obtain permission from our HOA to begin, Michael met with his job foreman Juan and us several times onsite to walk through the project. He contacted our other contractor to ensure everything would come together at the end of the project. We met with him at a hardscape supplier to review our options. Michael is very familiar with hardscape products which were very valuable considering the scale of the proposed work. Receiving approval on a Friday, Michael and his job foreman Juan swooped in on the following Monday. Michael’s on-site crew was always on time and had an excellent work ethic. They started at 8am and concluded at 5pm daily. During their day, there was minimal downtime. We only noted two 15 minute breaks and 30 minutes for lunch. They minimized impact from heavy machinery and constant loads of materials coming and going from the site by covering where possible front yard landscaping with plywood. At the end of each day, Michael’s team would clean up which my neighbors appreciated. He checked in on site daily to ensure the project was progressing smoothly and to address any project concerns or challenges immediately. If we weren’t home he’d provide updates via phone or text. We never felt out of the loop and didn’t have any surprises due to Michael’s excellent communication skills. When weather didn’t allow for construction to continue, Michael’s crew would arrive and cover the site to minimize downtime. Michael always had our family’s best interests in mind. We really like that Michael handles every aspect of the project. We didn’t have to deal with a separate salesperson, designer, project manager, contractor or subcontractor; he manages it all giving us peace of mind. Having completed the first part of our project I felt compelled to write this review for the excellent five-star customer service and end product we received from Michael Martinez at Black Diamond Paver Stones and Landscape, we highly recommend him. I will update this review with photos upon the completion of our project. More...

L
3 April 2018

Loved the work they did! My back yard looks great! Prices were fair comparable to other quotes I got but I really felt like they know what they were doing. I will be calling when I need my driveway redone. More...

K
31 March 2018

Black Diamond did an amazing job putting in pavers in the side and back yard at my home.  Throughout the entire process, Bruce Pressman and his team (Alex, Hector and the crew) were on top of everything and kept me informed and engaged along the way.  Even when we had an unexpected challenge, Bruce and Hector were quick to come up with a workable solution.  I'm thrilled with how the pavers turned out, and I would highly recommend Black Diamond to others.  Thanks so much Bruce! More...

S
22 March 2018

Black Diamond Paver Stones & Landscape did an awesome job! Julie was amazing, helping us design our backyard and then overseeing the project to completion. She was a lot of fun to work with! We were extremely happy with the entire project! More...

T
19 March 2018

Kia was our project manager from start to finish. He applied no pressure at all and gave us plenty of time to consider the options he offered after always listening carefully to our interests. The installation team was thorough and meticulous, carefully leveling the paver array to provide drainage. Without compromise every step seemed to go above and beyond the top quality promised. After several comparisons I am also convinced we got an absolutely fair price. The new pavers were a total upgrade to the driveway and the new turf makes the lawn a major enhancement to the appearance of our home. More...

C
13 March 2018

We just could not be any happier and extremely satisfied having our backyard done by Black Diamond. Everyone associated with the project, from the designer to the coordinator and all the members of the working crew did an incredible job. Now, we can not wait for the weather to start getting warm, so we can enjoy and relax in our new backyard. More...

N
6 March 2018

Looking to make our backyard a little more "kid friendly"(we have 2 year old) we reached out to Black Diamond for some suggestions. David and Allan were quick to respond. They were both very attentive to what our vision was and working to make it as awesome as possible! Before they broke ground Allan and Ernesto did a thorough walk through of the yard. They were both very knowledgeable and insightful as to what would work best. Once work started, we were regularly informed of the progress, materials and the general timeline. Columba in the office was very helpful always keeping us up to date.Overall, I would definitely do another job with these guys. We absolutely LOVE our new backyard. We have been spending so much more time outside, even in the cold SF weather. Our daughter can now run around on the grass(the synthetic turf is great!) and draw all over the pavers with chalk. It's just awesome!! More...

J
3 March 2018

I decided to use Black Diamond Paver Stones and Landscape , based on the positive Yelp reviews ,and I'm glad I did. I have a small backyard that was mostly dirt ,and 24 holes that my 12 month old Boxer pup had dug. The last time it rained he tracked in so much mud that it ruined a carpet. Nathan Peralta came over to listen to my ideas ,and came back a second time with an estimate  ,the design mapped out on his computer, and color suggestions for the pavers ,and the border. He had excellent advice. The start dates were not confirmed immediately ,but once the workers arrived ,the job went quickly and well. Entire job of excavating, laying down the sand and stone ,getting the exact pitch so that rain would drain well,and putting the pavers in took about 4 days. Beautiful work. Fair price , I'm very satisfied.Only one complaint, from my dog Rocky ,who will have to wait for walks in the park, to dig holes. Thanks again ! More...

J
28 February 2018

Michael Martinez did the design, selection and supervision of the whole paver job on my driveway in a prominent location in the Round Hill Country Club, and he delivered on time, and on budget. I highly recommend you call Michael for his white glove treatment. My only regret is that I waited so long to call him and put up with my old asphalt driveway all this time.JLF Alamo More...

M
27 February 2018

We had a fantastic experience with Black Diamond, and especially with Julie, our project manager. When I was first shopping around for quotes, Julie called me to make an appointment to talk and make an estimate. I was a little worried about how much time it would take, but it was a lovely meeting with a lot of good information. At every point during the process, Julie made it very convenient for us, always calling us back promptly and responding to our questions.We did our entire front yard, including driveway, walkway, and landscaping. It all looks amazing now, and our neighbors keep commenting on how nice our property looks. The thing that surprised me the most was how quickly the work was completed. I was expecting delays, but the work moved along at an incredible rate; we couldn't believe it! Very little inconvenience to us. They went the extra mile and re-did the front step three times. My husband is very picky, and ended up changing his mind on a step light, so Julie worked with us and had the team replace the step until my husband was satisfied. I would recommend this company to my friends. More...

B
23 February 2018

The guys at Black Diamond pavers really delivered: great product, great service, great price and it was done quickly - what's not to like? !  We had them replace our existing, broken walkway and put 2' 'shoulders' on our driveway.  Our place looks new!Oscar Daniel was our primary contact, and very well versed in the entire process and how to choose the right pavers.  He provided the initial site inspection, quote and what to expect during the install (example: they would move any inground sprinkler that was in the way!  Who does that w/o some upcharge?!).  The crew, Jorge & Eric, were exceptional in their dedication to the job - they worked long days, moved a lot of debris to prepare the site, and were meticulous in making sure all stones were aligned and at the same level.  I doubt you could find a better crew anywhere.I would highly recommend Black Diamond for any hardscape work.  Their attention to detail made for a very successful transformation of our front yard (pic attached - we still have lots of landscaping to do!) More...

R
22 February 2018

I have had a great experience with Black Diamond. My project was a backyard patio and artificial grass installation.

Price: I requested multiple quotes through Yelp. Black Diamond were not the cheapest but definitely the ones that came across as most professional and trustworthy.

Negotiation process: Fidel was our point of contact. He came out to take measurements and provided a quote on the spot. The quote was significantly higher than other quotes we got, but the company's reputation and Fidel's articulation of the quality of the work, references to previous projects, etc, made me come back to discuss a more reasonable price. We were able to get to a fair agreement with minimal discussion.

Timeliness: The project started around the estimated start date and the execution was extremely fast - they were done in 5 days, Monday through Friday.

Quality: The patio and lawn look gorgeous. There were small details that required fixing (e.g. soil grade on one side of the patio was higher than the pavers which is not acceptable). Overall the actual installation looks great.

Clean up: Some items and left over materials were left scattered in the backyard which is a small point, but also so low effort on their side that I would recommend paying attention to these details - it's the difference between great service and flawless service.

Friendliness: All the people I talked to during the project were extremely friendly and polite.

Overall I am very happy with this experience and will definitely do business with Black Diamond again in the future.
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Y
21 February 2018

We have black diamond did our paver for the front and the back yard. We are very happy with the result. Scheduling is easy, and Kia and Amy are amazing project manager, and it is easy to work with

R
21 February 2018

I have had a great experience with Black Diamond. My project was a backyard patio and artificial grass installation. Price: I requested multiple quotes through Yelp. Black Diamond were not the cheapest but definitely the ones that came across as most professional and trustworthy.Negotiation process: Fidel was our point of contact. He came out to take measurements and provided a quote on the spot. The quote was significantly higher than other quotes we got, but the company's reputation and Fidel's articulation of the quality of the work, references to previous projects, etc, made me come back to discuss a more reasonable price. We were able to get to a fair agreement with minimal discussion.Timeliness: The project started around the estimated start date and the execution was extremely fast - they were done in 5 days, Monday through Friday.Quality: The patio and lawn look gorgeous. There were small details that required fixing (e.g. soil grade on one side of the patio was higher than the pavers which is not acceptable). Overall the actual installation looks great.Clean up: Some items and left over materials were left scattered in the backyard which is a small point, but also so low effort  on their side that I would recommend paying attention to these details - it's the difference between great service and flawless service.Friendliness: All the people I talked to during the project were extremely friendly and polite.Overall I am very happy with this experience and will definitely do business with Black Diamond again in the future. More...

L
21 February 2018

Our backyard was just a sand lot on a new construction home. We called upon Black Diamond to create, design, and landscape the backyard and garden (with irrigation system). Additionally, we asked Frances and her team to put it a fire pit, freestanding wall, and planter next to the garden. They exceeded our expectations! Frances and her team were very courteous, reliable, honest, and communicative. She helped us through every aspect of the project, from selecting low maintenance plants to choosing pattern and color for the cobblestone hardscape. Thank you Frances and your team...our dream backyard will be enjoyed tremendously for many, many, years to come. More...

J
20 February 2018

Our backyard was just a sand lot on a new construction home. We called upon Black Diamond to create, design, and landscape the backyard and garden (with irrigation system). Additionally, we asked Frances and her team to put it a fire pit, freestanding wall, and planter next to the garden. They exceeded our expectations! Frances and her team were very courteous, reliable, honest, and communicative. She helped us through every aspect of the project, from selecting low maintenance plants to choosing pattern and color for the cobblestone hardscape. Thank you Frances and your team...our dream backyard will be enjoyed tremendously for many, many, years to come. More...

J
19 February 2018

Our backyard was just a sand lot on a new construction home.  We called upon Black Diamond to create, design, and landscape the backyard and garden (with irrigation system). Additionally, we asked Frances and her team to put it a fire pit, freestanding wall, and planter next to the garden.  They exceeded our expectations!  Frances and her team were very courteous, reliable, honest, and communicative.  She helped us through every aspect of the project, from selecting low maintenance plants to choosing pattern and color for the cobblestone hardscape.  Thank you Frances and your team...our dream backyard will be enjoyed tremendously for many, many, years to come. More...

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