Palumbo Landscaping & Services, Inc.

9331 W. Broadway Ave. Forest Lake, MN (651) 982-0130
Twin Cities -area customers love our thorough work, attention to detail, and personable service. Read some of their testimonials! 11 out of 11 based on 19 reviews

Turns problems into opportunities

Oct 10, 2012 by Bill - Forest Lake, MN
Palumbo Landscaping & Services, Inc.

"Joe is a wonderful guy: personable, likeable and, most importantly, accessible. His commitment is to make his customers happy, resolve any issues amicably and quickly and get the work done the best way possible. Inevitably, landscape work begets problems you never saw coming, but Joe is quick-witted enough to turn problems into opportunities for improvements to the original plan. He's a thinking man's contractor."


Attentive to the details

Mar 30, 2012 by Bill & Mary Ann Smith - White Bear Lake, MN
Palumbo Landscaping & Services, Inc.

These guys are exceptional! After acquiring several proposals we were most impressed with Joe's promise of being attentive to the details. After deciding to hire Joe for our landscaping project at our home in White Bear Lake, we couldn't have been more pleased with our decision. Joe and his crew's attention to detail far surpassed our expectations. Our new paver patio and stone staircase are absolutely gorgeous. We would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a job well done!


Turned out better than I could have ever imagined

Aug 07, 2008 by Joann Khoury - Scandia, MN
Palumbo Landscaping & Services, Inc.

I'm writing this letter to thank Palumbo Landscaping and also to recommend them. Joe Palumbo is a true perfectionist! He and his crew installed a boulder wall in my yard and he made sure that each boulder was in just the right position. It turned out better than I could have ever imagined. Thanks Joe and Ron for a superb job!


My yard was transformed into a beautiful, tranquil oasis

Jun 18, 2006 by Pamela Neid - Forest Lake, MN
Palumbo Landscaping & Services, Inc.

If you are looking to have some landscaping done to your property your search has ended with Palumbo Landscaping.

I contacted Joe Palumbo in early March of 2008 with some things that I wanted done to my front yard. He came to my house, spent quite some time outside in the cold as he listened to me explain what I was thinking of getting done, he offered some suggestions of his own as well which I greatly appreciated. Joe said he would have an estimate to me within two days and he did. Once I decided to move forward with my project he and his crew had the plans ready just waiting for road restrictions in my area to be lifted.

My project consisted of tearing out my sunken cement front steps and sidewalk, repairing and prepping for new cement steps and sidewalk, adding a patio and putting in two huge cement pads in front of my garage and pole building, along with a total makeover of my front yard. The front yard is surrounded by a fence which partially needed to come down to get the work done. Joe and his crew graciously put up a temporary fence in the back yard for my dogs while the front yard was being worked on. That spoke volumes to me that he would care that much to not just help me get the temporary fence up, but they did it all without me while I was at work! He even purchased the materials for it. I know of no other business that would go that extra mile for its customer.

The end result is nothing short of spectacular! I have beautiful perennials and cedar mulch and decorative boulders along with low voltage lighting that is breathtaking after dark. Joe and his crew are very hard working, courteous, knowledgeable and extremely personable and nice to be around! The project didn't take long at all, just a few days. As a part of the project they had to remove my existing plantings but rather than just throw them they surprised me by creating a new perennial bed off to the side of my property and transplanted my existing perennials. I was so surprised when I came home that evening, I could hardly believe they would take the time to do that for me!

I've received numerous compliments on my yard and I have Palumbo Landscaping to thank for it. My yard was transformed into a beautiful, tranquil oasis at the hands and creativity of Palumbo Landscaping. I highly recommend Joe and his crew!


Looks like a million bucks

June 28, 2006 by Irfan Khan - Fridley, MN
Palumbo Landscaping & Services, Inc.

I engaged Palumbo Landscaping in the summer of 2006 for a landscape project. The project was a major overhaul of the landscaping around my entire house. The project included:

Complete tear out and removal of all existing landscape and turf
I had a huge mole problem Joe managed to rectify
Multiple large & small boulder walls, both decorative and structural
Edging around my entire house
Decorative shredded mulch
Many unique plantings (both shrubbery & perennials)
Two smaller Paving Stone areas
One very large Paving Stone patio with a built in fire-ring
One staircase & several small steps built with replica natural one-piece stones
One Natural stone pathway
Fresh specialty shade sod & topsoil throughout my entire property
A complete irrigation system
A total underground gutter system

This work was completed on time and exceeded my expectations. This is one of the better investments I have made on my house from the standpoint of increased value as well as curb appeal. Furthermore, I enjoy the zero maintenance patio that was built.

In addition to the above, Joe surprised me with a solid stone bench using my old fireplace mantle and a few extra paving stones he had leftover from the patios. The bench now sits near my front door and looks awesome. He also dealt with poorly attached gutters on the house and remounted them. He also cleaned the gutters from years of leaf and dirt buildup. To top it all off a few weeks after the job was completed he stopped by and left 2-bags of firewood, a firewood holder and fire-pit utensils for the fire pit he built.

I have owned companies ranging from construction to technology. During my time running these different companies I have worked with many partners, employees and subcontractors. Joe is hands down one of most professional and hard working people I have ever worked with. Joe and his crew embody these qualities:

Creative Design
Adaptability to changing circumstances
Passion for the work
Attention to detail
Timely delivery

My suggestion to any prospective client reading this letter:

Set a budget and let Joe’s creative mind go. Allow for some room in the budget for add-ons and Joe’s suggestions, these suggestions are not merely an attempt to add to the total price of the job but will money well spent as they are the fit and finish that makes the job look like a million bucks!


On time and within budget

Aug 09, 2009 by Gary W. Kinser - Fridley, MN
Palumbo Landscaping & Services, Inc.

I discovered Joe, owner of Palumbo Landscaping and Services, when he did a large project for our neighbor.

His creative vision and a passion for details make even simple projects look great. I gave him an idea of what I wanted done. He took my simple ideas, filled in the gaps with his own, gave me a reasonable estimate, and completed the project on time and within budget. I had him back for a second project and the same thing happened. I highly recommend Joe to friends and relatives.

Joe has long term employees that share his passion for a project will done. Several times Joe and his crew did extra work to rearrange boulders, trim shrubs, and adding extra mulch that improved the artistic feel of the project. We receive a lot of complements from passerby’s. I was never charged extra for these improvements. I have seen him do the same with projects he had done for two of my neighbors.


Like night and day

Oct 12, 2007 by Lisa Baumgard - Mahmotedi, MN
Palumbo Landscaping & Services, Inc.

Thanks for a job well done! My experience with you was night and day from 2-years ago with the other landscape company I used! Also, I want to thank Ron for all his hard work! I don’t even recognize my yard.


The patio we put in is absolutely beautiful!

Apr 24, 2007 by Shane & Kelly Coleman - Wyoming, MN
Palumbo Landscaping & Services, Inc.

Being committed to excellence yet prudent with our money, we always look for a contractor who is willing to work within our parameters, not force us into theirs. Joe is exactly that type of contractor!

We put in a patio last fall. We had a general idea in mind, but could not come up with a final design we were completely satisfied with. When Joe came out to bid on the project, he had great ideas not only on how to make the patio super attractive, but also on how to help us save money by making a few adjustments to our basic plan.

In addition, we were on a specific timetable that had very little wiggle room. Joe & his team, did a great job of meeting our timetable even though they faced huge obstacles at another job site. Under the stress, Joe remained cool and calm, never communicating frustration. He dealt with everything courteously and efficiently.

The patio we put in is absolutely beautiful! Joe did the difficult part of preparing the site, while we put in all the tile. He gave us more than just a hard day’s work. He gave us his expert advice, answering our many, many questions, while guiding us through the whole process, even to picking out the materials to finish the job. The excellent work his crew did on the foundation made our job of laying the tiles and putting in the edging super easy!


Your attention to detail shows in the quality of your work

Joanne & Bob Stadnik - Forest Lake, MN
Palumbo Landscaping & Services, Inc.

Just thought I'd drop you a line to thank you again for the terrific job you and your team did on our landscaping project last year. We appreciated your honesty in bidding the job, your recommendations in regard to design and use of materials, and finishing up the project in a timely manner. Your crew was courteous, friendly & made every effort to clean up the site when each work day was done. Your attention to detail shows in the quality of your work. We look forward to future projects with Palumbo.

Please feel free to contact us for future referrals (although I'm thinking you'll be busy enough without them!)


The final product was a thousand times better than I imagined

Jake Strum - Lino Lakes, MN
Palumbo Landscaping & Services, Inc.

From the initial estimate to the final completion of the project Joe was very detailed oriented in determining exactly what I was looking for. He didn't just walk the yard once and come back with a bid that I wasn't sure even met my expectations. He listened to my wants and made suggestions which really improved the overall look.

Joe and his crew are true perfectionists. The final product was a thousand times better than I even imagined. I am pretty confident that the large boulder wall he constructed wouldn't have looked half as good if someone else would have built it. He even fixed some edging (on his own time) at the neighbors' house that wasn't installed correctly or at least not to Joe's standards. Thanks again Joe for the excellent landscaping job, it still turns the heads of passing motorists.


We could not be happier

Ryan & Lisa Vaske - Woodbury, MN
Palumbo Landscaping & Services, Inc.

Thank you for providing us with your excellent service and hard work on our recent addition of retaining walls. We were very thankful that you were able to fit us into your busy schedule and have the walls and edging done for us. Lisa and I are very pleased with the work that was done. Troy and yourself did an excellent job and worked very hard. We could not be happier with the job performed and the company that provided it. Again, we thank you for the superb job. We hope your company enjoys continued success in your business!


Professional, courteous, and hardworking

Karen Cox - Forest Lake, MN
Palumbo Landscaping & Services, Inc.

I wanted to write and let you know what a great job you and your crew did at our house. They were very professional, courteous, and hardworking. We also, were grateful that you could fit us into your schedule so quickly.


Great job

Marva Hansen - Lindstrom, MN
Palumbo Landscaping & Services, Inc.

Thanks again! You did a great job. If I have anyone looking for a landscaper you can be assured I’ll have them call you.


I absolutely love the new look!

Karen Iverson - Shoreview, MN
Palumbo Landscaping & Services, Inc.

Thanks so much for the great job your crew did on my yard! I absolutely love the new look! I am sure you’ll be getting a few referrals from too!


Standing behind the quality stated

Alan Kunda - Lake Elmo, MN
Palumbo Landscaping & Services, Inc.

Thank you for standing behind the quality stated on your business card!


Turned out better than I could have ever imagined

Rick & Peggy Olsen - Forest Lake, MN
Palumbo Landscaping & Services, Inc.

We just wanted you to know how pleased we are with the work we contracted your company to do for us. Troy and Pat were all you said they were and more. We found them to be very friendly, professional, and extremely hard working. They really went the extra mile for us and we enjoyed their company also.

We would recommend Palumbo Landscaping to anyone needing landscaping services weather large or small. Please feel free to use our name as a reference if you’d like.

Thanks again for a great job done!


All our neighbors come by and say how nice it looks

Bernie & Frank Pomeroy - Fridley, MN
Palumbo Landscaping & Services, Inc.

I just had to write you this thank you note. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! I want to thank you & Bennet & Ron for all the hard work you did on our retaining wall & steps, and our beautiful paver sidewalk. We just love it. We also love the landscaping job with the mulch & the beautiful plants & shrubs. I especially love the orange lily! How did you know that I love orange & yellow Lilies? You really made my day when you came with all those beautiful plants.

All of our neighbors come by and look and say how nice it looks. Yesterday Frank mowed the front and back lawns while I pulled some weeds and swept down the driveway. While I was sweeping the driveway a man drove by & stopped & said how nice it looked. A little while later a lady walked by and said how beautiful it looked. She said she looks at it every time she walks by. I said “Thank you and I just love it too”.

Every time I look out the window I think of you and the guys working out there. I’m so glad that I also have pictures of all the hard work you guys did to make it beautiful. Also, Every time I look over at my neighbors house that you landscaped I remember you guys moving all those big boulders & mulch around and how much nicer it looks over there.

Thanks again for cutting down that tree limb for me and gluing down those caps in the backyard for me on your own time. We really appreciate all you did for us. You are the best!


Great landscaping work at both our locations

Betty Kring - Maintenance Control Specialist, Ultimate Electronics
Palumbo Landscaping & Services, Inc.

I wanted to drop you a note to let you know how pleased we are with the landscaping work that you are doing at our Woodbury and Roseville locations. We would like to extend our landscaping and snow removal contract with your company for next year ASAP.

Once again, thank you for your efforts to keep our stores looking like NEW!