The Authentic Landscaping team was very professional and competent.  Jalal always accommodated our wishes while at the same time providing us with sound advice based on his considerable knowledge and experience.  Working with him was very positive and collaborative, and we’re very pleased with the results.

Knud Skov and Ingrid Van de Walle

Dear Jalal,
My wife and I would like to thank you for the outstanding work you did in designing and executing the rejuvenation of the front of our house.  We are very pleased with the quality of work with the interlock paving and with your attention to detail.  Not only were we very satisfied with your work, but also with the quality of the work done by your subcontractors, the concrete guys who poured our new garage floor, and the asphalt crew.  You did what you promised to do and more, you did it when you said you would do it, for the agreed (reasonable) price, in a timely manner with a minimum of disruption and no mess.  Couldn’t have asked for anything more. The curb appeal of our home has dramatically improved and we have many neighbours commenting on how much they like it.  I have no problem in recommending your work to others.  Thank you again.
Best regards,

Authentic Landscaping and Construction recently did an excellent job of replacing our patio stones and in-ground pool deck.  Jalal suggested an attractive design that met all of our needs.  The job was done quickly, and the conscientious crew left a tidy work site every day.  We intend to have this company transform the front entrance to our home next year, and would highly recommend them to others.

Frank & Kathy Deeg
June 2015


We needed the flagstone work at the front of our home replaced. Jalal and his company “Authentic Landscaping & Construction” were recommended to us. We found that he and his worker were
punctual and efficient , Jalal were knowledgeable about design and end results. We were very happy with their pleasant manner, quality of work and clean-up afterwards.
We would highly recommend them.
Joan Halliday


We wanted to thank you and your team for the wonderful job you did at our house last week. The results exceeded our expectations.

We had spoken to several companies and chose Authentic landscaping because of you, Jalal. You were the person we felt the most comfortable with: the person we could trust with our project.

When we began, we were unsure about many of the details. You were patient, kind, and helpful – even when buried ‘surprises’ were encountered. You had a way of making the whole experience painless for us.

The result of your labor is beautiful and you were a pleasure to work with. For these reasons we will invite you to help us with future projects and would gladly recommend Authentic Landscaping to all our neighbors and friends.

Thanks again,

Richard and Gisele

We are extremely pleased with the quality of the work done by Authentic Landscape and Construction and their high degree of professionalism. The work started on schedule and they did not hesitate to work longer hours to ensure they would complete the work within the estimated time given to us. We also appreciated the suggestions for various options in design, material as well as choice of flowers and plants to make sure we would truly enjoy the final results. We are more than pleased to recommend Authentic Landscape and Construction to anyone looking for high quality work.

Christian Labelle and Chantal Lussier

We can’t thank you enough for the beautiful work you have done on our front steps and patio! From the very start I was extremely impressed with your professionalism and the great care you took to listen to our needs and give us great advice on how to make the front of our home look terrific. It is obvious that you are a true craftsman and that you take enormous pride in your work. Every step of the way you patiently took the time to make sure we were getting exactly what we wanted. You were always so punctual and dependable and super at communicating with us. When the job was done it looked amazing. We are very happy and definitely would recommend your work! With kind regards.

Sean May

We were quite impressed with Authentic Landscaping. They were competitive on price and
demonstrated knowledge and commitment beyond that of any of the other companies we considered.
Jalal was attentive and made numerous visits to our home before the work started to make sure all
was in order. He was able and willing to accommodate last minute schedule changes due to other work being done at our home by another company. We would not hesitate to recommend Jalal and Authentic Landscaping.

S. Mcclennon

Hi Jalal,

Thank you for you and your crew in finishing our project on time. It turns out very nice. Neighbours are also admiring the design and workmanships. Below is a few words that I hope will help you land more clients.

Authentic Landscaping & Construction is very professional in handling this project. They provided good suggestions and advice at the proposal stage and follow through with good workmanship during the project. We are very happy with the end result and would recommend this company to our friends.


I want to thank you and your team for the great work you did on my front walkway this summer (2014). Authentic was very easy to work with and always considered my requirements every step of the way. The quote and start date were very precise and the work was done very well and in a short time. We’ve had a lot of compliments on our walkway. I will certainly call Authentic if I need further landscaping work done in my backyard. Thanks Again
Mike Albert

Ottawa, November 2013
Jalal and his crew skillfully transformed our outdated backyard into an oasis that will be enjoyed for years to come. Receiving lots of compliments from our neighbors and family.
Project was completed at the agreed to budget and time.
Job well done!

Alain Rioux

In autumn 2013, Jalal rebuilt two natural stone retaining walls on our property. The walls are beautiful and blend in perfectly with the other walls around our property. The work was completed very quickly and efficiently, with minimal interruption to our lives. Jalal and his crew were very attentive to our needs and have excellent customer rapport. We would not hesitate to hire Authentic for future landscaping projects.

Dave and Jennifer

I highly recommend Jalal and his team. From small jobs to bigger ones, all the work is done with consistently excellent standards. We’ve had Authentic Landscaping replace two sets of stairs and a retaining wall over the past two summers (2012-2013) They arrived on time and kept working on the job until it was finished. Old stones and landscaping materials were removed and everything was cleaned up at the end of the job.

I trusted Jalal to take my ideas and turn them into beautiful and functional designs. He also takes into account rain and snow management in the design, so any run-off doesn’t cause future problems. Jalal consulted us at every step while the work was in progress and kept us informed on any minor changes required to handle any elevation or other issues.
I would not hesitate to call Authentic Landscaping again for the next project.

Ian Pitt

My husband and I would like to sing the praises of Authentic Landscape and Construction, and especially Jalal. From start to finish of our front porch project, he proved to be knowledgable and extremely competent as well as friendly and accommodating. He even had me try out various heights for a stone bench until reaching a perfect fit for seated comfort. Now our small front step and deteriorating wooden front deck have been replaced by a beautiful natural stone patio with graduated steps (for us seniors) and a “mini Roman aqueduct” (the bench, with niches for drainage). Both neighbours and passers-by have remarked on the beauty of our new installation. It will certainly last longer than we will, and probably even longer than the house!

Thank you, Jalal.

Connie Strickland

Hello Jalal

I’m writing to thank and congratulate you on the wonderful work you did for us on our two patio construction projects. Your workmanship is excellent, but more important, it is obvious that you have great pride in your work. That is something that the best training in the world cannot teach. Thanks also for fitting us into your busy schedule.

Bill Arthurs

Project Description: Authentic Landscaping & Construction ( Jalal ),

We made business with you and we were blessed to have the opportunity to know you prior to our great project.
You dealt with the biggest project of landscaping we had in our life. You were right in a middle of a broader construction site where you kept accommodating us all way long. We ended up within the timelines and within our budget targets with basically more that we could have dreamt about. We enjoyed a terrific summer and had precious family time thanks to you. Jalal, you just made our life better and with no hesitation for all people reading it : if you want someone who cares about you and who cares about the final outcome with a strong vision, call Jalal and his team !

Julie and Christian

To whom it may concern;
I am writing to recommend Authentic Landscaping for their very professional and competent work on our front yard redesign work in the summer of 2012.
In particular I would like to emphasize that the owner and crew chief, Jalal Kazamian, was very competent and attentive to our suggestions and concerns before and during the project.
Ours was not a simple project as the house sits above street level and all of the construction had to take into account the elevations over distance. This was not easy but Jalal and his crew worked diligently to get it just right. This was further complicated as the construction was a mix of 6 foot stone slabs and paving stones.
Jalal and his crew worked in a very professional manner. They were in constant communication with us. They listened to our questions and concerns and acted on them. They were punctual and diligent workers who were not loud or rowdy as they worked.
Finally they were on time and on budget.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Authentic Landscaping and would hire them in the future

166 Rodney Cres.
Front walk, patio and driveway project – Summer 2012
Bill and Lorraine Rooney

“We had two retaining walls on our sloping driveway that needed urgent replacement. After contacting some landscaping companies for advice and quotes, we settled on Authentic Landscaping and Construction. They were prompt in responding to our request, provided excellent descriptions of the required work, types of stone available at a fair and competitive cost. The work was completed in a very professional manner and we were kept informed as it progressed. The workers were honest, friendly, industrious and cleaned up when finished. We now have two beautifully finished retaining walls and a newly paved driveway. Several neighbours have mentioned how great the walls are. We strongly recommend Authentic Landscaping and Construction.”

G.&L. Cochrane

We contacted Authentic Landscaping to design the front entrance of our home. We needed some serious work done in order to define the area, which was nothing more than a set of concrete stairs with its rusted rebar showing. We wanted the design to tie into work that we had already completed to the rear and side of our home. We were in dire need of some curb appeal.

We had a preconceived idea of how we wanted it to look, and Jalal brought that idea to life. We love the final look, which includes a driveway reconstruction, integrated pathways and a beautiful seating area. Jalal’s attention to detail was inspiring, and his work ethic beyond reproach – often working 10 hour days during that oppressive heat wave in August. Also very noteworthy – he raked the lawn – ensuring no debris was left behind! I know it may not sound like much to most people, but that little detail spoke volumes to us about pride of workmanship.

Jalal, thank you for transforming our house into the home that it now is!

John and Fay

Thank you, Mr. Kazemian and crew, for the excellent landscaping project completed at my home. I very much appreciated the personal attention you gave to every detail throughout the planning and building process. The interlock patio was completed on time and on budget. You were able to incorporate my own wishes into the plan exactly as I had visualized it. I very much appreciated that you were so particular, that you were able to work without disturbing more of the property than was necessary and that you cleaned up everything meticulously when you finished. It was a top quality job and a pleasant experience having you work on the property. Well done!

D. Hay / Ottawa


We wanted to let you know how impressed we were with the customer service you provided during our patio project.

You recently installed a gorgeous patio made out of natural stone for us. Shortly after the patio was completed, a heavy rainstorm washed ground debris onto the entire patio. We were concerned that this problem would reoccur and we contacted you immediately to discuss. You came and inspected the problem and assured us that everything would be done to make us happy with the final product. In short, the entire patio was rebuilt within the following week and we were completely satisfied. We initially thought we would have to fight long and hard to get satisfaction but you were very understanding and wanted to make us happy. You were extremely pleasant to deal with and wanted to ensure we were satisfied with the work that was done.

It was a pleasure to deal with a company who took the time to explain the process and the stone products used and make adjustments when requested. The site was always cleaned up after each visit and you were always very professional whenever we interacted. The patio was completed in time for us to host a large party and we received many positive comments from family & friends. I’m sure this patio will result in many referrals in your direction. Although there is more to this project down the road, it looks great and we are enjoying the extra space.

We’d like to thank you for all hard work,
Best Regards,
Diane and Leslie

In August 2011 I hired Authentic Landscaping and Construction to remove and replace our front steps, walkway, driveway, front yard and replace the garage floor. Jalal arrived on schedule to estimate the job and took all the time necessary to explain his plans and made valuable recommendations. From the first day I meet him I was impressed with his professional approach. All points were discussed and I felt very confident giving the job to Authentic Landscape. Work was started on 19th Sep and completed on the 7th of Oct. I received many compliments about Jalal and his crew on their work ethics from our neighbours. The work site was left tidy and organized every night. All aspects of the work were completed in a timely and professional manner. Jalal recommended Permacon Mega-Trafalgar pavers and we chose the Norvick grey colour. We couldn’t be more satisfied with the finished product. I confidently recommend Authentic Landscaping and Construction for any landscaping or stone work project.

Eric Cappell – Nepean ON

November 15, 2011
We are very happy to recommend Jalal and Authentic Landscaping for the work they did for us over several weeks this summer and fall. We are thrilled with the end results and have had many favourable comments even from passers-by.
Last fall we talked with Jalal about our ideas, and he made some measurements and gave us suggestions. In the spring he came back and confirmed everything. Because I didn’t want to toss our old stones from the front walk into the landfill, he suggested how he could incorporate them into our backyard and also advised putting borders around my gardens.
Jalal was organized and efficient. He took great care to inconvenience us as little as possible, making sure that we always had one door available. This was especially important to us because we have 3 dogs who wanted access to the back yard. Even though the workers had to go back and forth, they always made sure the gate was shut.
Every morning they were here bright and early. They worked from dawn till dusk. I am glad that we were here to watch. Jalal patiently described what he was doing, and I was able to see how much work was involved. And Jalal was precise. He re-worked one of the paths because he didn’t think it was just right. I also saw him turn stones over to get the best fit. He made sure at each stage that we were happy before going on and was conscious and careful to save my plants that were already in the soil by moving them to a safe resting spot until their new home was ready. He gave suggestions about colour and curves, but left the final decisions up to us. Even as he worked he was willing to adjust things as we saw the evolution. Good soil that he dug up, he placed in a spot so we could use it later. This was more work for him, but saved us and the landfill a lot.
We were so happy with the walkways and the gardens that we asked him to return in the fall and re-sod our front lawn. Again he appeared on time and efficiently completed that.
Not only are we thrilled with the work, but we were pleased with all the workers. They were enthusiastic, friendly, and cheerful. Everyone made a constant attempt to inconvenience us as little as possible. It was a joy to have them around. The clean-up was exceptional.
And the charges were very reasonable. Everything was itemized and did not change during the process even though some modifications were made.
It was a pleasure to watch someone who took such pride in his work and a team that worked so hard and happily.
So in all the elements—quick estimate, planning, expertise (about materials, design, colour and trends), workmanship, clean-up, and value, the Authentic team was superb. They were pleasant to have on site and communicated well at every new stage to make sure there were no misunderstandings. .
Jalal said his goal was to make us happy, and he did just that. We are delighted with both our front and back yards and gardens now. We would recommend Authentic to anyone.
Judy and Maurice Price

“In the fall of 2010, we hired Mr. Jalal Kazemian of Authentic Landscaping & Construction to install a stone patio in our back yard and rebuild our front steps and landing. With his help and advice, we chose a design and the materials for both jobs, and we could not be happier with the results.

Throughout the entire project, Jalal was punctual, professional, helpful, and provided ingenious solutions to the many questions we had. We now have a beautiful patio on which to entertain and our front steps are elegant and functional.

We wholeheartedly recommend Jalal and Authentic Landscaping and would seek his help in the future.”

Stuart and Colette

“In the spring of 2010, we contacted Authentic Landscaping to provide an estimate for work on our front and back yards. Our property had been neglected by previous owners for several years and needed a complete “overhaul” – new sod, new planting beds, new curbs and stone, removal of old rock beds, and a general clean-up of a large amount of brush and weeds.

Jalal took the time to listen carefully to our vision for the property, offering advice and guidance based on his many years of experience. He provided a fair and reasonable estimate and we worked out a schedule to our mutual satisfaction.

True to his word, Jalal was there when he said he would be to begin the work. He and his crew were very professional, working efficiently and with minimal mess and disruption to us and our neighbours. Jalal consulted with us at every step, making sure we were comfortable with the landscaping design and advising us of challenges and potential changes along the way. There were, in fact, very few changes to the original plan and the original estimate, and any changes that were made were explained clearly and negotiated fairly, with several options provided so that we could choose what worked best for us.

We are extremely pleased with the end result. Several neighbours have taken the time to comment on how clean and inviting our property now looks. There is no doubt that the landscaping work done by Authentic has added significant value to our home.

We are also pleased with the service provided by Authentic Landscaping, and would not hesitate to recommend Jalal and his crew to anyone who is considering having landscaping work done.”

Doug Morris and Kerrie Whitehurst
November 2010

“I have had two occasions to deal with Authentic Landscaping and Constrction and its principal, Mr. Jalal Kazemyin with respect to work done at my home, 54 Old Sunset Boulevard, Ottawa.

On the first occasion, Authentic Landscaping constructed a stone patio. On the second occasion, Authentic Landscaping extended that patio at a second level and did significant landscaping.

On both occasions, I found Mr. Kazemyin to be a thoroughly professional, honest and diligent contractor. I have no hesitancy in recommending him and his business.”

George Hunter
July 2010

“Recently we had a “facelift” for our house, this involved new interlock or pavers at the front, side, and rear of the house.

I obtained estimates from two companies, and was impressed, both by the price quoted by Authentic, and their pleasant courtesy.

This was a fairly large job, and took the better part of two weeks, throughout which the job site was kept clean and neat at all times, noticed not only by ourselves, but also by the neighbors who commented not only on the work being done, but also on the tidiness.

Jalal is a very pleasant gentleman to deal with, and his professional manner, and suggestions were very much appreciated.

We were very pleased with the final result and I would recommend Authentic to anyone considering any landscaping job, large or small.”

Robert Day

“In September 2008 we hired Mr. Jalal Kazemian of Authentic Landscaping & Construction to construct a stone retaining wall and install a fence on one side of our backyard. We were very pleased and impressed with the quality and standard of his work and decided to hire him again this past September 2009 to construct a similar retaining wall and replace the fencing on the opposite side of our yard.

We were always able to count on Jalal to be honest, fair and professional in his approach. He is a highly competent and dedicated tradesman who takes great pride in his work and always provides high quality workmanship. We also greatly appreciated his friendly personality and his flexibility to willingly accommodate making adjustments as required during various stages of the work project.

We have been extremely satisfied with the two sturdy and aesthetically pleasing retaining walls that he as built for us. We have received many positive comments from friends and family on the high quality and look of the retaining walls. We would not hesitate to recommend Authentic Landscaping to others. Thank you Jalal for jobs well done.”

Louis Meduri & Elaine Lacroix
October 2009

“In the spring of 2009 we contracted Authentic Landscaping to redo our patio with interlocking stones and redo our driveway with asphalt and stones along with the entrance. As promised Authentic completed the work on time for a planned family event. We did ask for minor changes to the original plan after the work had started and Jalal did accommodate our request without any complaints. We are extremely pleased with the outcome. Jalal is a very likeable man who is very hands on with the work being performed. I would not hesitate to recommend Authentic Landscaping for large or small projects.”

Royal and JD Lafleche

“In 2008 we hired the services of Authentic Landscaping and Construction to redo our driveway in interlocking stones, to rebuild the front entrance steps and to build a small interlocking stone patio and some tree planting retaining circles. Jalal, the company president, is a hands on supervisor who works alongside his crew. The work area was kept neat and the project was completed on time. Some time after the project was completed, Jalal called and paid a visit to ensure that we were satisfied. The end product fully meets our expectations. We are completely satisfied and we would not hesitate to hire the services of Authentic Landscaping again.”

Denis & Lesley Gadoury

“I am extremely pleased with the excellent work Jalal and his staff did in the design and re-construction of our driveway, walkway and patio. Jalal’s commitment and dedication to his customers was evident before, during and after the completion of the project. I have no hesitation in recommending Authentic Landscaping and Construction for home improvement projects.”

Dr. George Karlis

“In late summer 2008, we got into a landscaping project with a lot of trepidation and only after Artistic Landscape (where we bought supplies from) and other customers recommended Jalal to us as we were looking for a contractor. It’s hard enough these days to find competent trades people, who know their craft and care as much about the final product as the customer – let alone finding one who is also conscientious and dependable, and one who is pleasant to work with and prepared to “deal with a smile” with the finicky idiosyncrasies of his customers. So we were really happy when we found all this in Authentic Landscaping, Jalal, its owner, and his workers. Our project was a patio with interlock which also involved replacing old stones that were there with grass in the surrounding area. We wanted the patio to be “perfect” – with a naturally curving perimeter, of the right color and paver size to work well with the pool and other things around it, and with final dimensions “to be determined” as the project took shape. There were also some pesky technical problems, such as getting around trees and other structures and, more important, achieving just the right slope so rain water would drain away from the 320 sq. ft patio into the surrounding grass. We got the project at the high quality we wanted, on time, and on budget. Of special value to us, considering our experiences with other trades people (which aren’t unique, judging from the horror stories we hear from friends), Jalal was always easy to find, prepared to accommodate our design changes throughout, and most important, a real pleasure to deal with. All in all, our initial worries turned into a real fun experience with a great outcome. We’re happy to second the recommendations we got from others at the outset – we strongly recommend Jalal and his company for great and worry-free landscaping work. ”

Irinela and Nicolas Papadopoulos

“Authentic Landscaping did an outstanding job creating my stunning backyard patio. I have received many comments from family and friends regarding the design and quality of work. Every time I look out my French doors I am thrilled with the results. All aspects of the contract were completed in a timely and professional manner and I would have no hesitation in recommending Authentic Landscaping to my friends and neighbors.”

Win Stewart

“The finished product looked exactly as the original design sketches of the work. The end result was much better than I expected and it was completed on schedule.”

K. Greenwood – Ottawa

“The commercial interlock patios you build for my restaurant gave it a beautiful look and the green landscape gave it the added touch needed. Thank you for the timely delivery”

F. Lteif – Gabriel Pizza Restaurant in Aylmer, QC

“We continue to be delighted with your wonderful job, and we wish you much success.”

Barb Lowe – Ottawa

“Jalal worked for us on two occasions. First building a retaining wall on one side of our pool and designing at the front a beautiful stone entrance and a perimeter around the driveway. Jalal is creative, has good suggestions, respects his deadline and very conscientious. He is an honest person with a pleasant personality who is easy to work with. We recommend him to others.”

Jake and Charlotte Ryan – Ottawa

“I can’t say thank you enough for the very careful and right way you replace the stone work in my front porch. We have had it repaired before, but obviously not well.
Now I have the security of knowing the job is very well done and won’t need yearly repairs. Thank you so much. ”

Mary and David Lindsay – Ottawa

“In late August 2006 I contracted Jalal from Authentic Landscaping to design and execute some landscaping improvements at the front of my home. After discussing with me what my requirements were, he presented me with a beautiful design that actually improved upon what I was looking for, as well as an estimate for materials and labor. The work was carried out within the agreed upon time line and within discussed cost ranges. The plans grew as the project went on but Jalal and his workers adapted very well to changes and challenges they encountered. At all times during the project Jalal was easy to contact, had answers for all of my questions and was helpful polite and courteous. The work was of the highest quality and has added much to the curb appeal of my home. I would recommend Authentic Landscaping and Jalal to anyone who is interested in having work done on or around their home.”

Lawrence Evenchick – Ottawa

“In the summer of 2006, Authentic Landscaping and Construction, under its owner, Jalal, rebuilt my front porch, walk and retaining wall with interlocking stone. The quality of the job exceeded my expectations and was done in a very creative, but sound way. During construction, he and his workers were tidy, conscientious and dependable. In all respects it was a wonderful experience to have this work done by Authentic Landscaping. I would strongly recommend the company for similar sorts of work.”

Dr. Bryan Gillingham – Director, School for Studies in Art and Culture Carleton University – Ottawa

Thank you, Mr. Kazemian and crew, for the excellent landscaping project completed at my home. I very much appreciated the personal attention you gave to every detail throughout the planning and building process. The interlock patio was completed on time and on budget. You were able to incorporate my own wishes into the plan exactly as I had visualized it. I very much appreciated that you were so particular, that you were able to work without disturbing more of the property than was necessary and that you cleaned up everything meticulously when you finished. It was a top quality job and a pleasant experience having you work on the property. Well done!

D. Hay – Ottawa


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