Rock Removal in Shelby Township

His Workmanship offers landscape rock removal services. Our rates start at $120 per hour for 2 landscapers. It’s an extra fee per trailer load for haul away and rock disposal. Each trailer load can hold 2 cubic yards of rock. New customers can read Ephesians 2:1-10 to receive a $20 discount. Details are on the final step of the contact form.

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Did you recently decide you want to replace all the rock around your house with mulch instead? Landscape rock removal can be back-breaking work? Fear not! Sit back and relax while we shovel rock for you. Watch the video below to learn about our rock hauling process and to get an idea of the average cost for rock disposal.

His Workmanship is a landscaping company in Shelby Township

We’ve got your landscaping project taken care of anywhere in Shelby Township. Check out the map below to view our service area in Shelby Township. We dump the yard waste at Tower Wood Recycling which is in Utica just west of Ryan Road.

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Select the services that best align with your needs and describe the details of your project to help us get a better idea of the scope of work. Feel free to upload pictures so your crew can visualize your specific needs.

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Our staff guarantees a reply to all emails within 24 hours. Once you get scheduled, you'll get a confirmation email with your service provider names as well as a text notification 1 hour before your project starts.

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Equipment in hand, your crew will arrive a few minutes early so they can collaborate with you about the work that needs to be done. Once they finish, you can pay the total bill directly to the crew leader. It's as simple as that!

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“I heard about His Workmanship through a google search online and I’m so thankful that I did. Eric was quick to respond to my emails and got me on the schedule right away. I had a huge landscape project that ended up taking well over 100 hours of labor. Each of the crews showed up on time and worked very hard shoveling river rock. I would highly recommend His Workmanship.” – Candy
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Great experience with His Workmanship. They responded to my request promptly, got me scheduled quickly, and then sent a great crew that worked diligently to finish a yard project that we needed help with. Would certainly recommend, and also consider using again.
The crew arrived earlier than I had planned but got started working anyway and were already working on the areas that I needed done. The two men were very pleasant and friendly. They did everything I asked and put my.tools and wheelbarrows back where they belonged. Will definitely use them again!
I would highly recommend this team! I sent in an email request and heard back from them in less than 24 hours for a quote. Very pleased with their landscaping work and communication.
The boys who came to weed for me were so pleasant and got right to work. They even continued working as it started to rain. I had plenty of tools, but Logan came prepared with plenty of his own tools along with a wheelbarrow! I would like to have them back as I had a long list of items needing attention, but the 3 hours were up and more rain was predicted. I will be calling on them again.
great job.wonderful young people
Nick and Tanner were just so professional, on-time, very pleasant to speak with and ready to get instructions on the work they needed to perform. Their performance was amazing. They even asked if there was anything else I needed them to do. I give His Workman, Nick and Tanner high a 10-star recommendation. Thank you, Eric, because my customer service experience was wonderful from the very beginning in speaking with you. His Workmanship is definitely worth using for your next project. I definitely will contact them for mine.
We needed rock removed from garden bed. They did a great job. I would definitely recommend these guys.
Scott and his team did a really good job getting me moved into my new home. They showed up for work on time and were very courteous and professional, I look forward to the next time I use their services again.Thanks Team!!!!
This service is worth every penny. The crew Travis and John were great workers and thorough. They were polite and professional. I would highly recommend this service. We're hiring them again in the near future.
Jake, Cal and Dom were an amazing crew and did an outstanding job around my yard!! So very grateful to meet these polite young men! I highly recommend them!!
100% pleased with the entire crew's work. Would hire them again!
I had an absolutely wonderful experience with hiring His Workmanship! The crew showed up before 8 am and were hard-working, polite and asked great questions. It was clear that their goal was that I would be satisfied with the project and I definitely am! They came and accomplished the three landscape projects I had contracted for and were so efficient they ended up being able to tackle several more jobs. The communication I had with the owner was fantastic and very timely. I highly recommend this fantastic team!
The service was great. The guys were on time, friendly and worked well. It was such a relief to have their help and get done what we couldn't. I also appreciated the quick response to my request and how quickly the were able to do the work. Thanks so much.
The team did an excellent job with many general yard maintenance task. They were on time and friendly. I'll use them again, highly recommend them.
Everything went according to plan. Gosh, the gentlemen were hard workers and did not need any kind of supervision. They were very knowledgeable, especially buckthorn and other types. They asked questions. Overall, this was simply an incredible experience of receiving their help for something so important that I cannot do. Extraordinary!!
The guys were great hard workers, and charming , sweet people.
Very professional - hard workers. Well worth the money.
The company arrived precisely on time, and I courteously explained the work that needed to be completed. I kindly requested that they inform me if they had any questions or concerns. The work they performed was amazing, and I hired three of them for five hours to efficiently complete the required tasks. I intend to utilize their services again for future projects. Thank you!!
I have had the privilege to work with this company on 3 occasions and was pleased with their quality of the work. The employees showed up on time and were professional throughout the entire process. I would hire them again.
Initial communication to set up scheduled work was seemless. The crew arrived early due to possible weather and proceeded to get right to work. Both crew members were polite and respectful of both me and our property. Stayed busy and completed the task perfectly in less than allotted time and offered to do more tasks. I would definitely recommend them (and will ) to anyone needing a project done at their home or business. Will be calling them again for any future projects.
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If you need the rock hauled away, then it’ll cost more. If you are fine having the rock piled up on site or relocating it to another area, then it’ll cost less. A small amount of rock (less than 2 cubic yards) will cost around $580 to remove or $380 to relocate. A medium amount of rock (4 cubic yards) will cost around $900 to remove or $500 to relocate. A large amount of rock (6 cubic yards) will cost around $1,340 to remove or $620 to relocate. Note- 1 cubic yard is about 12 full wheelbarrows of rock.
Rocks make it much harder to plant in your gardens. Flowers have a hard time surviving with all the heat that radiates off the rock. River rocks can damage lawn mower blades if they spill over onto the grass. If the rock hasn’t been professionally designed, then it can be a major eye sore. It’s far too easy for weeds to grow up in-between the rocks. For further commentary on the downside of rocks around your house, check out this blog that gives 3 Reasons to Remove Rock and Install Mulch.
The best way to separate dirt from the landscaping rocks around your house is by sifting them. You’ll need to build a wooden frame and then put metal fencing with 1/2 inch spacing on top of the frame. Then shovel the dirty rocks onto the fencing and use a garden hoe to move them around. The dirt should strain through the chicken wire fencing and the cleaned rocks will stay on the top. Cleaning dirty rocks by sifting them is the best way to save money and help the planet. You save money because you don’t need to pay to have the dirty rocks hauled away. You help the planet because repurposing the rock means you don’t need to dispose them at the landfill. To learn more, read our recent blog titled How to Sift Out Dirt from Landscape Rocks.
Yes, it’s possible but very messy so it’s not a recommended method. You cannot simply keep the rocks in the landscape bed and spray them with a hose. That would be easy but ineffective. Why? Because the dirt won’t actually get removed from the rocks. Instead, you’ll need to shovel the rock onto a metal sieve and then spray them. This will clean off the rocks and allow you to reuse them. Bear in mind, this means you’ll need to shovel the rocks twice, so it’s double the work for an outcome that is not visually satisfying. These are just few reasons from my personal experience why I do not recommend using a hose to wash off dirty river rock around your home.
There actually is such a thing as a rock vacuum. It’s like a shop-vac on steroids because it’s much more powerful and heavy duty. A rock vacuum is a very big and expensive machine that you’d need to rent. The rock vac doesn’t dispose of the rocks for you though. All it does is suction up the rocks and pour them out onto your wheelbarrow. The machine doesn’t suck up the rocks that fast either. To top it off, the vacuum hose is quite heavy to carry so there’s alot of labor involved in merely holding the suction hose. For all these reasons, I do not recommend renting a rock vac to remove your landscaping rocks.
While there may be a time and place to sift rocks, wash rocks or vacuum rocks, in my personal experience, I still think the best approach is to remove rock by using a good ole fashioned spade shovel and wheelbarrow. One tip to make this laborious task easier is to spread the work out over a long period of time. For example, work in 30 minute increments for 2-3 days over the course of a week. It might take about 1 month to accomplish your whole project, but at least you’ll save your back from a lot of pain! Trust me, I’ve removed rock from hundreds of residential homes over the course of a decade and if I’ve learned anything from my experience it’s that, “slow and steady wins the race.” Read our blog to learn more about How to Dispose of Rocks and Gravel and The Ultimate Guide to River Rock Removal: Tips and Techniques.
Yes, you’re in luck if there is landscape barrier fabric underneath the rock. You can pull up the fabric so the rock gets piled up. Rock in piles is not as hard to shovel as a thin layer of rock. If you have another person helping, you can each grab onto both ends of the fabric and lift up the rocks so they can be dumped into a wheelbarrow. This saves you the work of having to shovel them. In summary, using weed barrier fabric to hoist rock piles onto a wheelbarrow is one of the most underappreciated hacks that I’ve discovered from my years of experience removing landscape rock. You would be wise to utilize this strategy for your rock removal project.
Before you decide to dispose of your landscape rock, you should look into options where the rock could be repurposed. Post on social media like Facebook marketplace or Nextdoor to see if anybody nearby would be willing to take them for free. Alternatively, try to think about ways you could reuse the rock on your own property. For example, rock can be reused as fill for a retaining wall or base for a paver patio. Or you could make a berm by piling up the rock and then adding a fresh 2-3 inch layer of dirt on top. For further reading about where to dispose leftover rocks or how to repurpose them, check out the blogs I wrote on Landscape Rock Removal and Repurposing Landscape Rocks, which ranks #1 on google for most related search queries.
Unfortunately, bagster dumpster bags do not accept rock. I’ve had many customers try this DIY approach to save money but only for bagster to refuse that material type. Then they end up calling His Workmanship to remove the rock from the bagster. Your local trash company won’t take rocks away in bins either. Again, this has been attempted many times before but is unsuccessful. Unless you can somehow conceal the rock underneath trash, the waste management company will refuse to take it. Dumping rock in a public woods or on private property is illegal so you definitelly don’t wanna do that. Some yard waste sites accept rock and others do not so be sure to call and ask first.
If you own a truck and trailer (or can borrow one) then just google “yard waste sites that accept rock near me” and you’ll probably find one. Some cities have a yard waste site at their local public works but don’t publicize them on the internet due to the increase of illegal dumping from out-of-town commercial contractors. So try calling your local city hall to ask if there is a free yard waste site for county residents. If not, then public landfills are usually willing to accept landscape rock too. If you don’t have a means for hauling away the rock, then you could rent a rolloff dumpster and manually load the rocks in there via wheelbarrow and shovel. The dumpster company will come pick up the rocks for you, which is a definite upside.
The secret sauce here is asking the best possible questions. Asking generic questions won’t suffice. You need to ask precise questions about the most appropriate things. Here is a list of 6 topics to inquire about. 1. High/low price range to complete the job. 2. Additional fees like rock disposal and travel expenses. 3. Where they dump the rock and how big of a trailer they use. 4. How many years of experience they have. 5. References or where they have reviews online. 6. How soon they are available to complete the job. Click here to get a rock removal quote from His Workmanship.

His Workmanship is a Christian company

Our mission is to glorify God as we embody the gospel through our hard labor and our honest behavior. Our desire is to bring satisfaction to the customer as they seek to improve their property. We also desire to facilitate growth for students as they experience the business world from a Christian perspective.

Hear what a provider says

My name is Mike and this is my eighth summer since joining the His Workmanship network. I’ve been good friends with the owner ever since our college days. Our relationship has grown over the years and I felt very respected throughout the whole process. I can work when I want to work and I can take off however many days I need to rest. I would highly recommend for college students to get connected with the team at His Workmanship.

Fun facts about Shelby Township

Yates Cider Mill is a water-powered cider mill that includes a confectionery and cider shop, picnic and fishing areas, hiking trails and more. Stony Creek Metropark predominantly includes two beaches, golf courses, a nature center, a boat launch, picnic areas, basketball courts, a zip-line park and more. Packard Proving Grounds is a national Historic Place. Learn more about Shelby Township schools, utilities and parks.
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