My wife and I have had the pleasure of knowing Mike for over 15 years. Mike first helped us with our home in Westlake Village. We had a general idea of what we wanted to do but Mike gave us some wonderful suggestions which we worked into our design. Needless to say when he completed the job we were extremely happy with the results. Over the next several years we were able to showcase our yard and recommended Mike to friends and neighbors in the community who were looking to incorporate masonry into their landscape plans. All told I believe he has completed work for at least five of our friends all as a result of the excellent work he did for us. Mike subsequently has handled two rather significant projects for our family, one at a weekend beach property and then more recently for a new home which we purchased but where we had responsibility for the landscaping design and construction. Since we were comfortable with the work that Mike had performed we specifically sought to make the stone work a prominent feature in both projects. Once again we couldn’t be happier. Mike is extremely easy to work with. He doesn’t hesitate to make suggestions since his experience is so broad. Prior to finalizing the design in our home he took us to see some of the other properties that he had worked on which was very helpful in solidifying our thoughts. Mike worked well with the other contractors which helped to keep the project on schedule. Our landscape architect was also pleased with Mike’s work and ended up using him on several projects after ours was complete. Also Mike doesn’t walk away after the job is complete. He has come back to check on his work and make minor repairs and is available if we were to need him to do any follow up work. We would be happy to speak to anyone regarding Mike Freitag’s work. We will continue to recommend him and would suggest that a prospective client could use our yard as an example of his fine craftmanship.
- Thomas D. Stevens, CFA