The Grounds Guys

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  • “I needed work done that was, what I consider, on the "small side". Looking to spruce up my yard, I wanted perennials planted around my front of my house to give it some color. I was thinking Tulips and Hyacinths. Scott came out to take a look and give me a quote, and promptly told me that Tulips and Hyacinths would not work, because the locations in my yard where I wanted them planted were too shady (trees). He gave me some ideas, and then he suggested I look at the Wilsons Nursery for more ideas. I found the "Younique Cerise False Spirea". Scott did a photo mockup of what the plants would look like in my front yard, and further suggested a "Bloomerang" Lilac bush to replace a bare spot where we had a tree taken down. Eric came earlier this week to plant approximately 20 Spirea plants, and he was a perfectionist about it. (I told him I was flexible about the placement of the plants, as the weather was really hot and I didn't want him to spend too much time outside on it.) He laughed and said he wanted to get it right, and while he appreciated that I was trying to be flexible, he didn't want to hear it. He and his assistant got all the shrubs planted, and also removed the tree stump where the Bloomerang would go. The Bloomerang is still on order with the nursery but I'm fine with that. My whole experience with the Grounds Guys of McHenry was just the best. The job was not expensive, Scott was great about giving me information and recommendations on the plants and Eric, the owner, did a wonderful job on getting everything planted. I am so pleased with how my front yard looks, and am excited for the Bloomerang to arrive. I can say with honesty and confidence that Eric, Karen, and Scott will take good care of you from start to finish if you choose to hire Grounds Guys of McHenry. :o)”

    Maria M , Lake Villa, IL

  • “Grounds Guys have been with me for 6 years, and their work has been excellent. Looking forward to continue with them.”

    Irene G , McHenry, IL

  • “I had been having basement water leakage for years, mostly from decades old window wells. Water would pour into the basement, especially during prolonged spring rains. To add to the problem, the house was built before the city had implemented many of the codes now in place, so there was no drainage at the foundation. Eric and crew performed a major drainage installation along two long sides of my home and also installed two new window wells. Much of the drain pipe was 6" and four feet deep. There was also another 50 feet of 4" pipe at 16 inches deep. Eric and his crew performed the work exceptionally well. It resolved the issues at the window wells and now carries much of the downspout water away from the house. I appreciate that the Ground Guys tried to minimize damage to the yard and cleaned up the area where the digging occurred. The area was smoothed and replanted with grass. The Gound Guys even followed up to make repairs to the ground surface when the backfill settled. With every major project, there are unexpected issues that come up. When this occurred, I was very happy with the way Eric would listen to my input and he would also offer solutions, many that were an improvement on mine or a cost savings. We were able to work through all issues in a way that seemed to be equitable to both of us. It was a pleasure working with Eric and the crew. That is sometimes hard to find with contractors. Thank you Eric and the Ground Guys crew for making a difficult and costly project a lot more manageable.”

    David H , McHenry, IL

  • “The Grounds Guys are excellent. They are professional, timely, accommodating, and my lawn looks terrific. I would recommend them to anyone.”

    Irene G , McHenry, IL

  • “I've been using The Grounds Guys for 4 years now for all my summer maintenance, and they've been reliable and very professional. Am happy to continue with their services.”

    Irene G. , McHenry, IL

  • “I reached out to the Ground Guys for a quote on fixing some horrible landscaping I had done from a different company. They called, and came out the same day. Scott was wonderful, and very knowledgeable. He was very thorough when it came to explaining what I needed, and didn’t need and quote was very easy to read, and understand. When I signed the contract, all work was completed within 10 days. The guys that came out to do the work, were super nice and professional. My yard looks SO much better, and I will continue all my lawn care needs with The Ground Guys. Thanks again guys!”

    Joey S , McHenry, IL

  • “This is our third year with Grounds Guys & we couldn't be happier with them. If we have a problem pop up and call them, they are here quickly. They explain what's going on & correct the problem. I highly recommend them to anyone.”

    John S , McHenry, IL

  • “We have used Ground Guys for several years. We are always impressed with their quality of service, responsiveness to questions and handling any issues that we have had. We have used their turf care program as well as landscaping services and have always been pleased with the results.”

    Shelly W , Algonquin, IL

  • “I have used The Grounds Guys McHenry for the past 6 years. They do a great job keeping my lawn looking great. Any issues I've had with their work has been resolved quickly and to my satisfaction. They are a company with old fashion values, something I greatly appreciate! Thanks Eric!”

    Karen P , McHenry, IL

  • “They helped us out when we were in a bind last year, and we've hired them for another season. They mow our lawn evenly, trim the edges, clean up the lawn debris, and then move on to the next place. If you have a question, Eric is super responsive. Thank you!”

    Joanne L. , Johnsburg, IL

  • “We have used Grounds Guys of McHenry for year round outdoor maintenance for a few years now. They plow the driveway and shovel the walks. Professional and reliable, definitely recommend Eric and his crews.”

    John T , Wonder Lake, IL

  • “All went as planned and believe the service is exceptional. Also, very helpful in discussing other lawn related and landscaping questions/issues.”

    Maxwell W , Algonquin, IL

  • “You're like family, I really love you guys. You are easy to work with and very honest. Thank you”

    Karaline M , Crystal lake, IL

  • “The guys did an amazing job. Yard never looked better. Will definitely use again when we need it & will recommend them to anyone!”

    Cassie H , Lakemoor, IL

  • “These guys are great! Totally reliable and always get the job done when needed. I've had them do the snow removal for a few years now and it's nice to know these guys will get it done quick!”

    Julie S. , Wonder Lake, IL

  • “5 stars!”

    Austin G , McHenry, IL

  • “Very satisfied with all work performed. Reliable and consistent in their performance.”

    Bill B , Crystal Lake, IL

  • “We have used the Grounds Guys for the last few years. They are very prompt and courteous. We would totally recommend them for their services.”

    Shelly W , Algonquin, IL

  • “Entering our third year of service with Eric and his team. They are dependable and do an excellent job of manicuring my lawn during the spring-fall months and clearing my driveway/sidewalks of snow during the winter months. Would highly recommend this contractor!”

    Larry W. , Algonquin, IL

  • “Eric and the guys have always been very helpful. I just started using them last year and I am looking forward to more improvement this year.”

    Don R , McHenry, IL

  • “Very happy to partner with the Grounds Guys for the second year running to get our yard under control. They've provided excellent ideas for how to maintain and upgrade our current landscaping.”

    Jamie W , Johnsburg, IL

  • “We use the Ground Guys. They offer great service at a good price. The are very responsive to our inquiries and has offered us service above and beyond just lawn care. We would highly recommend them.”

    Rose F , Island Lake, IL

  • “Eric and the guys have been taking care of my parent's home for several years now. It's been very comforting to know the drive is always clear in the winter and the yard looks healthy and well kept in the summer. Ground Guys have done such a great job that the neighbors are using them too. Highly recommended!”

    Debbie K , McHenry, IL

  • “Eric has been taking care of my lawn for 3 years now, and I'm happy with the service. His response time for any questions I may have is excellent, and I appreciate work that is honest and of good quality.”

    Irene G , McHenry, IL

  • “We love The Grounds Guys, & would recommend them to anyone! Used them for the first time last year, & our lawn looked great. Didn't get grub control, & wouldn't you know it, we got grubs. Eric came out within an hour to check, & applied the insecticide right away. Needless to say, signing up for grub control this year. On top of their prompt service, we find them to be very friendly & courteous.”

    Nancy S , McHenry, IL

  • “The Grounds Guys have been doing their fertilizer program for me for the past 4 years. Eric has those old fashion values that have gotten lost in the business world. He is honest, hard working , a man of integrity. If I need something I just need to pick up the phone and give him a call. he responds quickly! thanks Eric!”

    Karen M , McHenry, IL

  • “I am so glad I found The Grounds Guys! They were actually a referral from my neighbor. I use them for snow plowing and they do a terrific job! I was so impressed by their professional presentation that I hired them for my company as well. Thanks so much Eric & Crew! You are fantastic!”

    Kris D , Wauconda, IL

  • “I have been using the Ground Guys for a few years. They are awesome! They are reliable, do a thorough job and are very accessible via email or phone. There fees are reasonable. What more can you ask for!”

    Donna S , McHenry, IL

  • “Thank you and your guys for being so flexible! I was a little anxious that they'd be unable to handle the extra workload but when I got going this morning I was on a roll. I expected you'd need to charge more. I must compliment your guys for the excellent job that they did and commend their work ethic. They never stopped once they got started and didn't finish until after dark”

    Dan B , McHenry, IL

  • “Eric and his crews have taken care of our yard needs from snow removal to mowing, trimming bushes and pet waste removal. They are the most professional and reliable residential yard service i have used. I know some people love yard work, that's not me. I prefer enjoying the lake and not worrying about the yard! I definitely recommend them for year round service.”

    John T , Wonder Lake, IL

  • “5 stars!”

    Brennan D , McHenry, IL

  • “If you want reliable, hard working and honest people this is the company you are looking for! They don't stop working until the job is done and the customer is happy! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️”

    Anna O , Wauconda, IL

  • “Good morning. Thanks for a great job yesterday! I will definitely call you again for our lawn needs. I appreciate you taking the time to explain about the plugs as well as the best fertilizer... Customer service is key. I would give you a 9.5. Good job to you and your team.”

    Elaine B , McHenry, IL

  • “Everything looks great! Thanks much, exceptional job on the stump. Can't tell there was ever a tree there.”

    Lucinda R , McHenry, IL

  • “Herb has been having some health issues. Your assistance in keeping his driveway cleared is VERY appreciated.”

    Lorraine D , Cary, IL

  • “I just wanted to tell you that the guys at our house today did a fantastic job. They took their time and our yard looks wonderful! Please thank them from us. We are very happy! Thanks, Anna”

    Anna H. , McHenry, IL

  • “Thanks for having your crew get here so fast….The guys did a very nice job, and they removed some of my anxiety, because a day before I had a tough clog in a front downspout. They took care of it easily. Thanks again for the great service! Jim”

    Jim B , Crystal Lake, IL

  • “If you want reliable guys and awesome work look no further! I highly recommend Matt and his crew!”

    Dalton S

  • “I've been using the Grounds Guys McHenry for years on my home as well as two other properties that I own. They've always done a great job and offered what I consider a fair price for quality work. I wouldn't use anyone else.”

    Alice B. , McHenry, IL

  • “Eric & his crews do such a fantastic job with my lawn & landscaping. My wooded lot is always a nightmare in spring and fall, The GroundsGuys make the clean ups on my property look way to easy. I'd definitely recommend them for any lawn or landscaping project.”

    John S. , Spring Grove, IL

  • “Hi Eric, I just wanted to let you know that your crew did a fabulous job on the landscaping for my house! thank you so much for getting ti done so quickly on Tuesday and having it done just in time for the realtor to take pictures. I went by the house today and saw the mulch and it looks absolutely beautiful. Thank you again so much for doing such a wonderful job. I'm rather jealous of the new owners, as they have the best looking yard in the neighborhood!”

    Kathy F , Johnsburg, IL

  • “I've used The GroundsGuys for fall clean ups on my acre wooded lot, they do great work.”

    DA Haze , McHenry, IL

  • “The Grounds Guys McHenry and Eric are the best and most honest and reliable I know! I've been using their service for 6 or 7 years and I've never been disappointed.”

    Diane T , McHenry, IL

  • “My lawn was in shambles before I hired Eric and his company. The difference in how my lawn looked before & after being on his turf care program is night and day. In addition, his employees have always been respectful & courteous. Happy to be a customer!”

    John S. , McHenry, IL

  • “The Grounds Guys McHenry do a fantastic job of our weekly lawn maintenance as well as our spring/fall cleanups and fertilizing. We highly recommend their services!”

    Anna H. , McHenry, IL