Rock Removal in Andover

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 Andover

We’ve got your landscaping project taken care of anywhere in Andover. Check out the map below to view our service area in Andover. We dump the yard waste at Anoka County Bunker Hills Compost Site which is right on Hanson Blvd.

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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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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
His Workmanship LaborHis Workmanship Labor4.9 Based on 1441 reviews fromRichard FendaRichard Fenda ★★★★★ The two men that came to our house were great.Claire JordanClaire Jordan ★★★★★ The two men on the job loaded an apartment full of belongings, making trips to two destinations for these items, and taking care all the while to protect fragile items such as TVs. They are prompt, professional, organized, and thorough. They were flexible and provided outstanding service. We are repeat customers and will use this company again.Kim MuellerKim Mueller ★★★★★ This is the third time we have hired His Workmanship and again they did an amazing job! We needed furniture moving help this time. The work was exceptional! Very nice young men, respectful and fun. Will definitely hire this company again!Jeffrey DoyleJeffrey Doyle ★★★★★ The workers were on time. Very hard workers and very polite. I would hire in a heartbeat if needed.Kitrina SullivanKitrina Sullivan ★★★★★ They showed up on time. They were polite and worked non stop the whole time while at the house. They made suggestions that were very helpful.Katelyn MorgnerKatelyn Morgner ★★★★★ Eric and his team did a great job. We would definitely use them again in the future.James MillerJames Miller ★★★★★ Came to my yard removed all my leaves worth every penny!Kate RichardsonKate Richardson ★★★★★ The Team did a great job raking the Fall leaves and removing branches. They are very professional and made sure that they understood the job before starting it. They work very hard and are very gracious. I have used them numerous times and always had an excellent experience and outcome.Jordan SJordan S ★★★★★ I've used His Workmanship several times now. They're reliable, hard working, and do a fantastic job. It's easy to book a service and Eric always replies within 24 hours. Their pricing is also reasonable.Becky DaviesBecky Davies ★★★★★ The team from His Workmanship was punctual, polite, skilled and a pleasure to have at our home. They completed a full fall cleanup of our garden areas with gusto! The price was fair and the job was done well! The communication before, during and after the job was excellent. I recommend them highly.Clare MacLeanClare MacLean ★★★★★ Fantastic experience. Will definitely use again and recommend to others. It was so easy to schedule and I heard back immediately. They were quick but thorough with the job. 10/10frances kreuzfrances kreuz ★★★★★ His workmanship has done two projects for me and I have been very satisfied and will plan to use them againMary Kay BettsMary Kay Betts ★★★★★ Caden and Nick arrived on time and worked very hard. They were very professional and polite and fun. They gave me a few good suggestions which I liked. I will have them back again for another project.Sharon CostelloSharon Costello ★★★★★ On time and very professional. The young men got the job done. I needed a lot of leaves raked and bagged and that is exactly what they did. They guys could not have done a better job. Am very pleased. I would certainly use His Workmanship again.Robert LaingRobert Laing ★★★★★ These two young men were thoughtful, polite and hardworking. It was a pleasure having them here. They finished everything we had on our list thoroughly and on a timely basis.Want them back next time.One suggestion (even though it's none of my business):It is my understanding that the hourly fee is split evenly between the workers and the organization. I my opinion, this arrangement is a bit lopsided and would think that 60% workers and 40% organization might be a more equitable arrangement. Just a thought. Perhaps the additional 10% could be positioned as an incentive and earned based on the customer reviews they receive.David EhrlichDavid Ehrlich ★★★★★ Terrific job from beginning to end. Nice to see an A+ performance. Will use this team again for sure!Julie MullikinJulie Mullikin ★★★★★ I appreciated the prompt response and open line of communication in setting up services. Tanner and Josiah were pleasant young men who did a marvelous job raking my lawn. Circumstances had kept me from being able to do it myself and now I don't have to worry about it anymore. Thank you so very much.Robert BroRobert Bro ★★★★★ Nic was on time. He was friendly and polite.Brian JamesBrian James ★★★★★ I’ve used His Workmanship for two years now and have always been impressed by their work and professionalism. I was late booking this year for some end of season stuff but they were able to get me in within a few days. Workers are polite and engaging.Graham AndersonGraham Anderson ★★★★★ Every step of my experience with His Workmanship was great. From the owner initially responding to my post, to the website that clearly listed out service options, prices, and next steps. Follow up was fast and thorough, making sure both parties were clear on what I needed.Scheduling was fast and flexible. The team was very responsive in the days prior confirming price, schedule, and scope of work. The day of the team was prompt and spent time listening and taking notes on exactly what I wanted them to accomplish. They even checked in half way through to make sure I was satisfied with the work so far.I’d be happy to hire this team again, and have recommended them to friends and family.js_loader

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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.
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.”
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, check out the blog I wrote on Landscape Rock Removal 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 Andover

Once a stop on the Great Northern Railway, Andover was established as a city in 1974. The annual city celebration is the Andover Family Fun Fest, held near the beginning of July on and around the grounds of City Hall, Andover Elementary School, and Sunshine Park. Learn more about their schools, utilities, and parks.
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