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The age-old adage “Quality work, excellent service, or low price; you can choose two, but you can’t pick all three”, is applicable to nearly any service you have done at your home. It obviously applies to a landscape installation project as well. As much as we would love to offer the best quality work, with the absolute best service, at the rock bottom lowest price, it is impossible. So, which is most important to you? It truly is a personal choice, but let’s look at the idea from another vantage point.

Meet Tom.

Tom wants to make his family some delicious BLT sandwiches for dinner. He has some things to consider when shopping:

1.He has a budget he has to stay within. (price)
2.He wants the bacon, lettuce, tomato, bread, and mayonnaise to be as healthy as possible. He doesn’t want bacon with a bunch of junk in it. (quality)
3.He doesn’t have time to run around to several different locations. (service)

Tom can pick from three different locations in Traverse City—Walmart, Oryanna, or Gallagher’s Market.

Great Service & Great Price

Walmart is super close to his house and is quick to get in and out of (service); and certainly, has all the ingredients he needs for the sandwich that would fit within his budget (price). It would save him time and money; however, Walmart rarely stocks any organic products, and if they do, they do not always look like the best quality products.

Great Service & Great Quality

If Tom chooses, Oryanna, he knows they will likely have all the items he needs, the employees are knowledgeable, and they are right downtown (service); and they will be organic or provide information on where they were sourced from (quality). However, Oryanna’s prices may be set as such that he cannot afford to buy all the ingredients there, and he may have to make a stop at another store or just leave a topping off his sandwich.

Great Price & Great Quality

Finally, if Tom chooses Gallagher’s Market, he knows he will be able to afford all the ingredients, as the produce and meat are sourced right from the farm out back (price). He knows it will be the most delicious BLT he has ever eaten considering it is on their pizza bread with locally sourced ingredients (quality). However, if Tom shows up too late in the day or on the wrong day, they may be out of the delicious pizza bread. They are also out of Tom’s way.

Selecting a Landscaping Company that Meets Your Needs

If you were Tom, which would you pick? Is the quality really worth sacrificing if he shops at Walmart? Is the price really worth it if he selects Oryanna? Is it worth it for Tom to go out of his way to Gallagher’s when they might not even have everything he needs? No matter which place Tom selects, he is sacrificing one of the three things important to him.

At TruNorth Landscaping, we can pretty much guarantee we are not going to be the cheapest company in town, and honestly, we don’t want to be. Our higher prices are a direct result of our professionalism and quality of both product and installation. Our company is licensed and insured. Our team is well trained and certified. We own all of our own equipment and frequently purchase new equipment to assist in the job being done well. The plant materials and hardscape materials are of the highest quality, ensuring your landscape lasts. When you call our office, we have a team that answers the phone and handles any concerns or questions. To learn more about what sets our company apart from the rest, check out our about page.

When you are making your choice in selecting a landscaping contractor, think about which of the three—quality work, service, or price is most important to you! To learn more about how to select a great landscape contractor, check out these tips. Utilize our resources to compare bids from landscape contractors here.

Ready to get started on your landscaping project in Grand Traverse or Leelanau County, MI? If so, meet with our team of experts, choose a solution to improve your property, and get ready to sit back, relax, and enjoy your beautiful outdoor space.

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