December 16, 2014

We wanted to take the time to write a thank you for the recent Outdoor Lifestyles project that your team completed in our backyard. Working with some space constraints and as a part of multi-element project involving a pool, fencing and other construction, it was a pleasure to deal with your entire team. From the start, Daryl was excellent in providing various options that would fit within our budget and space limits. He listened to our desires and objectives, and helped guide us to the best layout for our particular yard. He also provided excellent guidance during final material selection. From design to implementation, he leveraged he experience to help us avoid pitfalls we would have otherwise run into. The final look is fantastic as a result

Furthermore, the installation team led by Andrew was outstanding. Their quality of work and attention to detail was evident from their first day on site. Given the importance of the landscaping to our project, this was very much appreciated, as we had high confidence in the team day-to-day as they worked while we were not on site ourselves. They made excellent final detail decisions in the cases where it was appropriate, and also incorporated some of our own on-the-fly requests for adjustments as the project progressed.

Again, the end result was a delivered backyard with absolutely no regrets or “cut-corners.” The quality of work is excellent, and throughout the process, Andrew, Kelson and the team were extremely courteous, professional and great to work with. 

The tight coordination between Outdoor Lifestyles, our pool supplier and other contractors was also highly appreciated. This helped eliminate the stress points in the project, knowing that the team as in contact with other contractors to ensure all logistics fit together nicely.

We would highly recommend Outdoor Lifestyles to others considering a backyard or other landscaping project. When we progress on to other areas of our yard, we’ll be certain to call your team again.

Morgan & Darlene  – Milton

October 20, 2014

Dear Outdoor Lifestyles Crew,

We just wanted to let you know that we were extremely happy with the work that Mike Chelbo and his team at Outdoor Lifestyles did on our backyard / pool landscaping. Mike’s attention to detail was absolutely fantastic. We put in our pool this spring (2014), and had Mike and his crew do all the landscaping…we could not have asked for this to turn out better. From the very first meeting we had with Mike, we know we were in good hands (we had met with other landscape companies as well, and definitely did not get the same feeling). Mike takes pride in his worked, and you can see that in the people that he hires, as everyone that worked on our backyard had the same passion for doing great work, and had a strong work ethic.

We would highly recommend Outdoor Lifestyles. The quality of their work, along with their work ethic and great eye for design – to even the smallest detail – was so appreciated.

Outdoor Lifestyles made the experience of getting our backyard torn up and turned into an oasis, as absolutely great experience, and we are very thankful we chose Outdoor Lifestyles as our landscapers to work with.

Thanks to the entire Outdoor Lifestyles team for making our backyard a great place for us and our kids to hang out, have fun and relax.

The Ross Family

September 22, 2014

It is with great pleasure that I recommend Outdoor Lifestyles if you are considering having some landscaping work.

From the design to the finish product the team was responsive, efficient and very accommodating.

The crew of workers who came were very hard working and very courteous. Suggestions were given along the way, which helped to improve the outcome of the project. The look of the finished project is beyond my expectations and cannot think of anything I would change or do differently. Any future work I know exactly who to call. I highly recommend Outdoor Lifestyles if you are looking for the best.


September 15, 2014

I would like to extend my sincere gratitude and appreciation for the incredibly wonderful services that you provided to me and my family. I was truly amazed and thankful for the expedited manner in which your company completed the job. You were true to your word, which is an extraordinary thing in this day and age. You said a month, and it was completed in a month.

Before starting this project I indicated to Mike that I wanted an oasis, a place where I could go to unwind, clear my head and forget all the stress that I had gone through during the day. Your company has given me that oasis and probably extended my life.

Your crew was respectful, hardworking and eager to please. I would recommend Outdoor Lifestyles to anyone who wants to deal with a company that truly cares about their customers.

I could not possibly be any happier! That you so very very much.


April 29, 2014

Twain and Mike, I wanted to provide you with some feedback on our experience with your services. In my profession, I work with and audit organizations all over the world, helping them develop and implement World Class Management Systems that will deliver expected results. I can safely say that my experience with both Pioneer and Outdoor Lifestyles has been exceptional.

The professionalism, quality of workmanship and responsiveness to questions and concerns has been very much appreciated.

I have had many inquiries about my backyard and I do not hesitate to recommend either one of your organizations. As you have obviously figure out the best way to manage your business, is to do the job right the first time! Your clients will become your sales-force, for some organizations this is extremely powerful for others that have not delivered it can devastate their business.

With my many years in the business, I have learned that you must provide timely feedback to organizations – good, bad or indifferent. The truly world class companies will use this as a compass to either drive improvement or re-enforce the direction.

Thank you both for a job well done!


April 24, 2014

Dear Mike & Ashley

We wanted to again thank you for the great job that Outdoor Lifestyles did on our backyard and front entrance last year. We were able to enjoy the beautiful results throughout the summer and received many compliments from friends and neighbours.

It was a real pleasure dealing with everyone at Outdoor Lifestyles, from the design team at the office, to the installation crew at our house, and it is a real credit to your leadership and the company’s culture, that everyone is so dedicated, hard working and helpful.

Your ability to work seamlessly with the pool supplier and other contractors, as well as deal with the challenges of working with another installation next door, made the project appear easy.

We would recommend to anyone to use Outdoor Lifestyles for their landscaping needs and look forward to any opportunity we may have to work together again.

Here’re to another summer in our backyard oasis!

Steve & Mary 

April 9, 2014

To the Outdoor Lifestyles Team

We want to thank the Outdoor Lifestyles team in helping us turn our dream into the perfect backyard. From conception to the finishing touch, the whole team was very helpful and full of tips and insights to guide us along the way. The work was done quickly and efficiently, while keeping everything clean at the end of the each day. The team helped us along the way to make choices that respected our budget.

We would definitely recommend Outdoor Lifestyles to anyone who wants to have their dream backyard come true.


March 25, 2014

 To the Outdoor Lifestyles Crew

We had Outdoor Lifestyles manage our pool landscaping project last summer. From the very first meeting with Mike Chelbo we were impressed with their approach and considerate focus on customer service. That emphasis and focus was present through the entire process from the initial design and quote, to the hands on meeting, to selecting materials and colours and finally through the onsite landscaping work.

Mike, Ashley and Daryl accommodated our numerous design changes efficiently to ensure our finished product matched our landscaping plan. Mike, his crew chief Mark, and the rest of the crew were always in sync with the pool installers and other contractors – and managed the entire process efficiently and professionally. On site, Mark and his crew worked extremely hard to ensure our landscape project was completed to our satisfactions including several last minute modifications that we figured out as we moved through the build.

Mike and Ashley Chelbo manage a customer focused, quality landscaping company. We are extremely satisfied with our project and would highly recommend Outdoor Lifestyles for your landscaping project.

Rod & Allison – Oakville

March 8, 2013

We wanted to send you a letter thanking you for professional and creative landscaping concepts. Everyone who came to our home to landscape was hardworking, polite and positive.

Outdoor Lifestyles was on time and on budget. We have recommended them to our friends and will continue to do so in the future. We cannot wait to enjoy our tranquil, beautiful backyard this summer.

Don & Karin 

December 9, 2011

 Hi Ashley,

I would like to thank you and your team for the wonderful job they did transforming our backyard into a beautiful outdoor living space! We are very happy with the quality of work starting from the design phase, right through to the end result. As the designer on our project, we appreciated your suggestions and counsel as we planned the space, the materials used, and the various factors to consider when making decisions.

Your crew was very respectful of our family and our property, leaving it clean and tidy at the end of each work day. They were polite and very professional during the project. Mike was onsite each day ensuring the project was running smoothly and answering any questions we had quickly and professionally.

It is hard to believe that our backyard now looks the way it does, and it’s a testimonial to the quality of work you and your team provide to your customers. Thank you!

Tom & Onnolee 

April 4, 2011

 In 2007 we decided to have an in ground pool installed and landscape the entire remaining backyard. Outdoor Lifestyles – along with a few other companies – were referred to us by Pioneer Pools.

My wife and I met a few landscape companies and opted to proceed with Outdoor Lifestyles. The reasons were simple. They clearly knew their business, had a very creative soltions to our landscaping desires and seemed flexible to accommodate adjustments. Of course, they were also professional and the guarantee of service, post sale, was a key selling feature for me.

Their work was nothing short of perfect, and within the timeframe they’d committed, even though we asked for a few modifications when the work was underway, and we could see if come to life.

We were very pleased with the final outcome and have since referred their services to 3 of our friends who have also used them with the same high level of satisfaction.

Unfortunately last year the ground in my yard settled and the interlock around the pool dropped in certain places. This was a clear hazard with my kids running around and I called Mike to see if he could come and solve. To my amazement, Mike was over within a few days with his team. They opted to re-set a very large section to ensure complete uniformity. When I asked what I owed him, he stood by his promise 3 years earlier, and said this was after the service that he guaranteed, and thus, no cost.

If you are thinking about getting work completed, it is my high recommendation to use Mike and Ashley. You will be please with the work, service and quality of people you will deal with.

A clear 5 star organization in my book.

The Rozon’s – Oakville

We want to thank you for the positive experience that we had with Outdoor Lifestyles, regarding the construction of the patio and BBQ around our pool and the landscape around the house. Ashley, you were always there to listen to our needs and answer our questions. You have helped us choose the proper types of bricks, trees and flowers. The quality of design you have provided made it easy for us to visualize how the final work will look.

Mike, you and your construction crew were real professional. The quality of work was outstanding. You were always there to answer my questions and give me a daily update of the progress. You have managed so well the link between your team and all the sub-contractors that we had nothing to do or worry about.

Thanks to both of you and your team for your kindness. Everybody doing the job at our hosue was polite and respectful.

Please express our sincere appreciation to your entire staff and I would be more than happy to recommend you to anyone who is looking for beautiful quality work.

Daniel & Helene- Oakville

Mr. Mofffat (Pioneer Pools)

I wanted to take a few moments of your time to let you know about the high level of satisfaction we, as a client of yours, have as a result of a reference your company provided us for backyard landscaping. I am speaking about Outdoor Lifestyles.

You should know that their attention to detail, cleanliness, professionalism, respect for my property, project management capabilities and willingness to address and all questions of concerns (including those relating to pool items) we had as a client, was beyond expectation. I stress each of these items is appropriate to point out. I would be remiss if I also did not point out that they have a great set of sub-contractor relationships from Greenscape (Jacobs Greenscape) to irrigation systems (Rain Tree) to lighting (Luna Lighting). In particular the work of Jacobs was creative and spot on.

They have “hit the ball squarely on its head” and I will do business with Outdoor Lifestyles again. They make your organization look good and I would high recommend that they are your first recommendation for any high value work that you are asked to provide a reference for landscaping work.