Rock Installation in Buffalo Grove

His Workmanship offers rock installation services. You arrange for the rock delivery and we’ll break our backs to spread the rock around your property. Our rates start at $120 per hour for 2 landscapers. 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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Are you getting 12 tons of rock delivered? Does the thought of breaking your back installing all that rock give you nightmares? Don’t worry. You can sit back and relax while we break our backs for you! Our young and strong landscapers know the most efficient way to install landscape rock. It usually takes around 1 hour for 2 workers to install 2 cubic yards of standard size river rock.
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His Workmanship is a landscaping company in Buffalo Grove

We’ve got your landscaping project taken care of anywhere in Buffalo Grove. Check out the map below to view our service area in Buffalo Grove. We dump the yard waste at Midwest Compost which is north of Spaulding Road or at any of the Lakeshore Recycling Systems locations in North Chicago.

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1. Get a free estimate in just a couple minutes

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.

2. Receive great customer support along the way

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.

3. Relax while we speedily complete your project

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!

Hear what a customer says

“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
His Workmanship LaborHis Workmanship Labor4.9 Based on 1469 reviews fromJim HartJim Hart ★★★★★ Hired these guys again - and once again received great service. They accomplished everything I asked them to do and more. Very impressed with their work and professionalism.James DignanJames Dignan ★★★★★ Sam and Will showed up on time. They worked diligently, and did everything that I asked of them. They were both kind and considerate. I would hire them in a heartbeat if I need more work performed. Thanks!Cyndee TovsenCyndee Tovsen ★★★★★ Carlos and Blake did some AWESOME work cleaning up my front landscaping, spreading mulch and cleaning out the back gardens. Eric was on top of the appointment with expert communication. I would recommend His Workmanship for anyone needing garden help.David BraciakDavid Braciak ★★★★★ I had some hefty lawn cleanup from the winter. The two guys were fantastic. They arrived early and were already to it when I pulled up a few minutes after the arranged start time. The yard work was thorough and done at a nice pace. I am very pleased and will use them again. Thank youClaudia BuckalewClaudia Buckalew ★★★★★ The crew was here on time, they had me show them what needed to be done and they got to work. They asked me to check their work when they were done and I had them pull some additional grass clumps but other than that they did a very thorough job. I have no hesitation in recommending their performance. The young men were polite and easy to work with.Peggy DobrenskiPeggy Dobrenski ★★★★★ Dat and Braiden were on time, accomplished more than we thought possible, cleaned up the work areas and were eager and willing to help in all ways. We were very happy with this teamCindy LytleCindy Lytle ★★★★★ Excellent experience with His Workmanship two years in a row. Quick response to my inital request. Prompt arrival of workers who worked steadily three hours straight. Good work and cleaned everything up. Very good experience.Joseph ChiaramonteJoseph Chiaramonte ★★★★★ His Workmanship and the team that came and did our mulch installation project were great. On time, worked hard and were a pleasant group of young men. Bravo! Highly recommend this local business. 👍👏Julia SmithJulia Smith ★★★★★ Great workers - easy to schedule, showed up on time and got the work done!Kimberly MooreKimberly Moore ★★★★★ Efficient and quality work by helpful crew with friendly attitudes! Will use again!Lacey OsbornLacey Osborn ★★★★★ Eric had excellent communication. The young men who came were very polite and did a good job. Much appreciated.Dàvid BarrickDàvid Barrick ★★★★★ The crew were very friendly and efficient. This is our second time using this service and we will be using them in the future.Bruno MartinBruno Martin ★★★★★ Hello, Excuse me, they will be occupying staff to work in your company.Gino HliebayGino Hliebay ★★★★★ Absolutely exceptional.Prompt, timely, professional, efficient.Repeat customer, great customer service.You definitely get your moneys worth.Nick was one of the hardest working men I have seen, I would use him again in a heartbeatRobert WertmanRobert Wertman ★★★★★ Great communication and hard work!JC WilliamzJC Williamz ★★★★★ Be sure to have a list of tasks longer than you think will fill the time. These young men are fast!David DickersonDavid Dickerson ★★★★★ The guys worked hard all day. Showed up on time, didn't take excessive breaks, and left on time. They both were super friendly and polite. I will hire them again.L KL K ★★★★★ The crew made spring clean up a breeze! I’d definitely hire them again!Elizabeth RatkovElizabeth Ratkov ★★★★★ The guys were very polite and they did a great job weeding and trimming the bushes in the yard. I appreciate the hard work and will definitely work with this group again.Jami MadewellJami Madewell ★★★★★ Couldn't be happier with His Workmanship. They get back to you right away. Everything is clear regarding the hours and the cost. The young men who dug out shrub roots and transplanted another shrub were nice and professional. I will recommend this company to all my friends.js_loader

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Frequently Asked Questions

Some rock installation companies charge by the cubic yard and others charge by the hour. It generally takes 1 person 1 hour to install 1 cubic yard of rock. Hourly rates tend to be $50 – $70 per hour per laborer. So if, for example, you need 10 cubic yards of rock spread, then it’ll probably cost between $550 – $650. As for calculations, 1 cubic yard = 1.15 tons and 1 cubic yard = 27 square feet.
River rock is the most popular choice for landscape rock around houses and it also happens to be one of the cheapest options too. River rock is usually priced at anywhere between $60 – $80 per yard. Crushed granite and pea gravel are on the lower price end too, but they are not nearly as common.
Most residential properties have river rock that is 3/4 inch to 1 1/2 inches. River rock is smooth, polished, medium-sized and adds a decorative aspect to garden beds. Pea gravel is the smallest option coming in at only 3/8 inches. Given the tiny size, pea gravel is a great choice for a playground or pathway. Crushed granite is a good selection if you have hilly terrain since it drains very well and will prevent puddling.
If you’re installing a different kind of rock than you already have in place, you will need to remove the old rock before laying new rock. While it may be tempting to just put new rock over old rock, this would be a mistake. The reason is because landscape rock that’s too deep will spill over into your grass. Also, if there is foot traffic on the rocks, the walking may cause the older layer of rocks to be exposed and this would look bad.
Start by clearing the rocks of any leaves or branches. If you have landscape fabric underneath the rock, then you won’t need to replace that unless it is in very bad condition. You should be left with an area that only has a weed barrier laid down and pinned to the ground. Then you’ll be ready to install stones.
You will need a shovel to scoop up the rocks and a wheelbarrow to relocate the rocks to areas that need it. Since rocks are heavy, you should only fill the wheelbarrow up about halfway full. Dump the wheelbarrow of rocks in separate areas so there are multiple rock piles. Then use a metal rake to spread out the rock evenly.
You generally want to have a layer of rock that is roughly 2 inches thick. If you have less than that, the fabric will get exposed in some parts. If you have more than that, the rock may spill over the edging and into the grass. That said, when you order the landscape rock from a local supplier, you should err on the side of getting too much because it’s better to have rock too thick than too thin.
You should ask for a ballpark estimate on the total cost for your stone installation project. Be ready to share about how many tons of rock you ordered and how far the rock pile is from the landscape beds. Ask the rock installation service how long they’ve been doing it and what their process is like. Google their company name to make sure they have good reviews online. Click here to get a free estimate on rock installation 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.
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Buffalo Grove holds approximately ten events throughout the year, the largest being Buffalo Grove Days in September. The Indian Trails Public Library District serves Wheeling Township and Buffalo Grove. Buffalo Grove Fitness Center is north of Willow Stream and features similar amenities to Willow Stream. The Buffalo Grove Golf Course is one of the largest open spaces within the village. The non-profit corporation Buffalo Grove Recreation Association, not affiliated with the park district, provides a youth baseball league for the community. Learn more about Buffalo Grove schools, utilities and parks.

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