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Agape Retaining Walls

(31 Reviews)

Saint Louis, MO 63129

(314) 846-2777

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kskufca524

06/02/2014

Overall
Excellent

We hired Agape to create a small wall in our back yard that would hold a fence secure eventually due to a very steep incline. It was a tricky incline to maneuver, but they knocked it out. When hiring contractors, I'm always worried about lack of communication but that wasn't an issue here. Sean and his team are all very friendly and willing to explain anything and Sean always calls you back quickly when you call him. The wall turned out great and we couldn't be happier.

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As this year comes to an end I wanted to acknowledge the efforts of a team that I would consider to be the top retaining wall contractor in the St. Louis area.

Having spent over 30 hours in due diligence with over 12 different contractors interviewed, I was pleased with my selection of Agape Retaining Wall. It became evident to me that many can claim to build a wall and probably can, but when you look into the materials used and the methodology of this company, they excel in competency, integrity and doing the right things, versus taking short cuts to fatten their profits and deliver a less than desired outcome.



You will sense from the beginning that they did not stumble into this business because they were looking to diversify a lawn care company, but true professionals that have been erecting walls for many years with a scope of experience exceeding that of most that are in the business. It is also evident that they truly enjoy what they are doing and approach their occupation with excitement and commitment to both the homeowner and JC. I had the pleasure of working with both foreman Greg and Kristopher on my project as changes took place after I had changed the scope of my desires. Both gentlemen have great insight and knowledge to help me look at all options, and Sean then let me know what each would cost and the decision was with me, as to if I wanted to proceed or go with original plans, with no pressure by anyone. This is atypical as most contractors take the change order, act like it will cost little, then final payout comes and surprise! The only surprise you will experience is how seamless and easy it can be to reach your objective without a hassle and stress!



The entire experience was one that I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed. I have general contracted many projects and worked with over 100 different contractors in the course of my life in many different trades and I would put this team at the top. I have and will continue to recommend this group of professionals at Agape Retaining Walls to my neighbors and anyone else looking for a professionally built retaining wall and am confident that after you have completed your research, you will come to the same conclusion. With a 20 year guarantee you will have the peace of mind to know that you are covered should any problem arise, which exceeds that of any other I found.



My very best to this group and I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to have them complete my project.

Respectfully,

G. Livingston

pittwood

10/01/2010

Overall
Best Experience - Ever‎

We did our homework - gathered bids and checked references. Sean and the team from Agape stood head and shoulders above the rest.

Sean worked patiently with us on the design and the finished product exceeded all expectations. It is beautiful.

The crew was awesome. They demonstrated great care in every step - They all worked hard and were very concerned that we liked how the project turned out.

Prices were reasonable, they showed up when they said, did an OUTSTANDING professional job, and worked with us to deliver something better than we had envisioned. I will definitely use them again - I highly recommend Agape, you will not be disappointed. They are great!

waltkjr52

07/20/2010

Overall
Agape the professional of professionals in retaining wall building!

Sean and his crew are not only the hardest working team but they all work smart which make the job go easier and faster. All of the workers that worked on mine and my wife’s project of tearing out a 30 year old two tier railroad tie retaining wall and replacing it with a new Rockwood 8” straight face block did a superb job. They all listened when we had questions and they also had the solutions to the questions. We have had a lot compliments on the new wall from everyone that walks past our house. It actually makes our neighborhood look better.

Thanks to Greg, Chris, and Joe for all of their hard work it shows with the finished project and is deeply appreciated. Also, a special thanks to Sean for a great price, this is deeply appreciated too.



Walt & Denise K.

billwaugh

05/06/2010

Overall
Best company for a retaining wall

These guys are the best. We got bids from multiple contractors, but none of the other companies had the vision or suggestions that Sean from Agape came with. I was extremely impressed by his ideas and loved the fact that he gave me a few options to choose from. I am so happy we went with them. Not only were they able to triple the size of our usable backyard space, they did it quickly and with very high quality. Sean stayed in touch with us through the whole process and made sure we were happy every step of the way. His team worked non-stop throughout each day they were there and cleaned up everything when they were done (which isn't always the case with some contractors). I am positive we now have the best backyard on the block and will be using that space for a long time. In addition to the wall they installed an outdoor firepit which is a perfect addtion to our outdoor living space. Thank you Agape for saving us from a bad contractor experience. I highly recommend giving these guys a chance.

kathyo_1

01/04/2010

Overall
A Company That Really Delivers The Difference!

Thanks to Agape Retaining Wall, Inc., I now have the most beautiful driveway, walk and front porch in my neighborhood. I’m not bragging ... my neighbors would agree!



There are not many hardscape companies that can provide both creative design as well as such precise installation. My challenge was a porch that separated from the house as it settled. In addition, the driveway and walk had also settled forming uneven pads of concrete. Before making a decision, I met with many concrete and paver companies. To replace all of these surfaces with concrete, I felt was an expense that would soon show wear and eventual cracks again due to settling. Deciding on which company to use was easy after meeting the owner, Sean Haase. Going with the pavers was a much better decision that really added to the curb appeal of my home!



I was impressed at the promptness of Sean’s first call back to me. Each time we met, he showed up on time; provided extensive pictures on his website to allow a visual of the different designs and brought samples of the actual pavers so I could select the colors that would match or properly contrast with my house.



They even started the job when they said they would and after promptly hauling away the old concrete¸ Agape excavated the subsoil, laid the rock and compacted it for a solid base, put a leveling pad of sand and then installed the pavers. Because of the quality work they did upfront to secure a good foundation, I’ll be enjoying this for a long time!



The work crew assigned to my project was exceptional! I have never seen such hard workers. Gregg is a strong foreman who truly listens and is not afraid to add his opinion when asked. He knew that I liked curves as an accent to the design and did an awesome job showing this on my front porch steps and in the lines of the driveway. He exceeded all of my expectations!



I have already been asked by so many friends who visited over this Christmas holiday to provide them information on Agape Retaining Wall, Inc. It would be my pleasure to recommend a company that delivers what they promise. This is such a departure from most of the competition claiming the same expertise.



The word Agape can be explained as selfless love felt by Christians for their fellow human beings. This caring type of love was certainly exemplified by Sean and his team. Thank you.

mike19

11/30/2009

Overall
outstanding workmanship

We were greatly pleased with the work Agape did. Quality work, efficiently preformed and a good price is what we received. The work crew was very in tuned to our needs and made the project go smoothly. We have a beautiful landscape exterior that we have been wanting for years. Thank you Agape for what you did.

tmint1150

11/05/2009

Overall
Outstanding Service!

Finally, a contractor who delivers on their promise! Every member of the crew was professional, prompt, and courteous. Made a few design change requests in the middle of the project and they were happy to oblige. A lot of thought and creativity went into this project and it definitely shows. The finished wall looks great!

jwskas28

08/26/2009

Overall
Agape 1st Rate, 1st Choice, Upstanding People

Thank you Agape (Sean) and crew for doing such a wonderful job. Your expertise in retaining walls is impeccable and your kindness, good nature are unsurpassed in the business world. Again, thank you so much our home couldn't look better and the compliments we keep receiving make us feel PROUD. We'll recommend you to everyone without hesitation. Sincerely, Jim/Karen Sch

Overall
Came with ideas and did a great job!

We had a new house built and needed some substantial retaining wall and landscape work to make it our home. We had several contractors out to bid the job and none of them came with ideas. The other contractors asked us for what we wanted them to do. We're not landscape contractors so when Sean and his team came with ideas and put together a plan, they won the contract hands down. Agape takes pride in their work and do it for a fair price. Satisfaction was guaranteed! If you're looking for a referral, here it is.

beattie

07/14/2009

Overall
Above and Beyond Expectations

I have dealt with many Contractors in my Business and Home situations, never have I encountered a company top down that takes so much pride and joy in their work. We had a water flow problem in our back yard that was eroding our deck. We needed a retaining wall and a patio to support the deck and regain function of a large part of our yard. We went with Agape after reading the reviews, not really believing that a Contractor could be that good. We were blown away! They were on the job every morning, politely listened and incorporated the Home owners suggestions and explained what they were doing throughout the Construction process. I have never put the words Trust and Contractor in the same sentence. I wished they did more than retaining walls! We love our Patio and would highly recommend Agape Retaining Walls to anyone considering this type of project. Thanks Sean and Gregg and all the Guys!



The Beattie Family

aedavis13

07/13/2009

Overall
Did an amazing job for us in Ballwin!

Sean, the owner of Agape, Greg, and the rest of their team did an amazing job for us. We have a good piece of property out in Ballwin but our backyard is mostly down hill. They were able to do exactly what we wanted which was putting in a retaining wall to level out a good portion of the yard. They were very professional, and most importantly were very concerned with my wife and I being happy with the work they did. Our backyard is so beautiful and we owe it all to Sean and Agape! We have so many plans for our property and we will be sure to bring Agape back to do the work. Forget the rest, and go with the best... Agape!!!

ypsavvy

06/18/2009

Overall
Agape Retaining Walls is the best!

We worked with Sean for leveling our backyard and he is juts great. Our backyard came out beautifully. After all our work was complete, when it was time to check backflow for our sprinkler system, we realized that some of the sprinklers were broken. Sean readily gave us a refund without asking any questions. We feel really happy to have gone with Agape Retaining Walls and will definetely go with them for any future projects and highly recommend them.

Overall
TRUST WORTHY

When looking for a trust worthy retaining wall installer it is hard to seperate the good from the bad when the sales person for a company is the only person you meet before hand. We met with several installers that all seemed great making what we thought would be a hard decision, till we looked them up on the "contactbb.org" website and found complaints about many we thought would be good. Agape Retaining Walls remained in good light at the end of our search. Sean came to our house and went over our ideas and gave us other options that would actually save us money.

We were very impressed with Sean; and once we had Agape start our walls we found that his entire crew was just as impressive and was a great reflection what their company stood for. The craftmenship of the walls and design were above and beyond what we could of expected and made us feel so lucky to of found such a great company to entrust our homes appearence and the walls integrity to. Their work completely changed the look of our house's exterior, bringing a whole new appreciation to where we call "home".

Thank you Sean and crew , we love coming home to see our homes new outdoor renovations.

rpalmatier55

02/18/2009

Overall
Exceeded Expectations

I have needed to replace deteriorating railroad tie retaining walls in a large terraced area at the side of my house as well as one at the back of my property. I have delayed the project because of the cost. Agape Retaining Walls quote to do the work was within my budget and the pictures of previous projects on their website as well as their references convinced me to go with them for the work. Their men worked during a few of the coldest days of the winter and even prompted my neighbor to comment on the dedication of the men. In preparing the base they found inadequate soil support and had to dig deeper than anticipated and use more gravel than anticipated. They did what was necessary and stayed with the quotation. The finished product is beautiful. It exceeded our expectations.

ryancc

01/21/2009

Overall
Amazing

Imagine a company that takes amazing pride it what they do, is honest in what they say and their end product excedes your expections. It's hard to believe these days but Agape Retaining Walls absolutely exemplifies these qualities. Upon meeting Sean, the owner, I instantly knew he was a man passionate about his product and was someone I could trust to deliver on his word. My back yard was nothing but a steap hill filled with trees making it impossible for my three small children to play on. I received several quotes in the span of about 6 months and almost went a company before I received my last quote from Sean. Agape was equal to my lowest quote and had a website full of previous jobs. He also agreed to tear out a concrete patio that was directing water into my basement at an additional per hour charge. Upon completion of the job, he decided not to charge me for this work!! Greg and his team worked at a back breaking pace and made suggestions that greatly improved my original wall design. I am a skeptic at heart and truely believed Agape's previous reveiws were too good to be true but Agape is as advertised and more.



Sean and Greg,



Thanks for a backyard my family will enjoy for years to come.



Ryan and Kendra

dyealogue

01/12/2009

Overall
I just had a large retaining w...

I just had a large retaining wall torn down and rebuilt by Agape Retaining Walls. Sean proposed some very good ideas that I had not thought about that made the new wall functional even with my somewhat unique lot. His price was very reasonable and competitive, with a good warranty on the work. The workers were prompt, courteous, hard working, and competent. I am very pleased with the work and would recommend Agape Retaining Walls.

cjdoering86

12/01/2008

Overall
Honesty & Integrity

We recently had a home built and during the process, determined we'd want to install a retaining wall across the back of our property (approximately 60 ft). In researching companies on the internet, we kept coming back to Agape's web site after seeing pictures depicting their quality work so we gave them a call. Soon after calling, Agape's owner Sean came out to look over the job site. During his FIRST of several visits, Sean took the time to explain everything his company could do for us to stabilize the steep slope at the rear of our property. Then, after the builder completed the final grading, we had Sean back out to make sure nothing had changed. When he saw the final grading the builder had done, he informed us that in his opinion and with proper vegetation of the slope, we did not need a wall, but he would be happy to build one if we chose. In our opinion, only an honest company & owner would turn down potential business; that impressed us! As time went on and for our own peace of mind, we decided to have the wall installed and Agape was the clear choice. Next came a major hurdle; no direct access to our back yard as our homes are too close together to allow for any equipment to pass between them. Sean's crew mapped out a path that took them through back woods & common ground to eventually reach our property so as to not disturb our neighbors' yards. Then, working on a very steep slope and an extensive amount of loose back fill, they proceeded to dig a SEVEN FOOT DEEP trench before reaching virgin soil where they poured & compacted their deep base of gravel to construct a sturdy foundation before constructing the wall. In cold & sometimes treacherous soil conditions, Agape's team of experts completed the work in 3 days, working until dark each day. They even re-graded a sizable portion of the hillside for us when asked, going over & beyond our expectations. The finished wall is beautiful and we've received many compliments. Sean and his team consistently demonstrated professionalism & integrity from start to finish and we would HIGHLY recommend Agape Retaining Walls for any large or small job you may be considering. John & Connie Doering

wizowl777

11/18/2008

Overall
Agape Earns An A+

During the torrential rains in October, our 90-foot tie retaining wall fell over, making our back yard a rather dangerous place. We got an estimate from one retaining wall company for a stone wall replacement, but then decided to go to the company that manufactures the stones to educate ourselves a little further. They gave us the names of three companies that they highly recommended to do the work. We called Agape first because they were the closest to our house. Sean came and surveyed the situation and very quickly presented us with an estimate for tearing out the old wooden ties and replacing the previous wall with a stone one. We got a total of three estimates, but Agape, although not the least expensive, seemed to be the company to go with.



They began work just a little over four weeks after we signed the contract. His crew of 2 were remarkable. They worked continuously from early morning until late afternoon for 5 working days in a row and finished mid morning on the sixth day. (Sean had told us the job would probably take two weeks.) I have never seen workers from any company work as hard and as steadily as they did. We were very pleased with the job they did. The quality of the stone wall they built is outstanding.

We would highly recommend Agape Retaining Walls to anyone.

glow4it

11/18/2008

Overall
Exceeded Expectations

Agape pulled out some overgrown bushes and old rotting landscape timbers in my front yard and installed a beautiful little retaining wall/planting area. In addition, they made a fantastic circular planting area around my mailbox with stones that matched the front retaining wall/planting area. The entire task was completed in one day and my expectations were exceeded! I would highly recommend Agape - you won't be disappointed. Larry Plumart