Testimonials

Gwendolyn Lee

“Ken & team overhauled our private courtyard and we could not be more pleased. While we had a concept of the finished space, Outdoor Innovations brought expertise and curated/beautiful ideas to create our oasis. We have tons of mature ivy that we wanted to maintain – they took special care to protect and create an aesthetically-pleasing and functional wall that doubles as seating & a barrier to the deep root system. With the mature Japanese maples, mulch and greenery, it looked right out of a resort brochure by the time they were finished.

Besides the great space, this was a rare contractor experience: they came in on budget, AHEAD of schedule and had great communication/followup during the entire process. Have already recommended to several others.”

Gwendolyn Lee

David Hochgesang

“We recently had some exterior lighting put in by Outdoor Innovations. The quality of their work and materials is excellent! We were also impressed by how genuine and personable Ken was throughout the whole process, from the initial free estimate to the project installation and completion. They are very reasonable for what you get and we would highly recommend Outdoor Innovations to anyone!”
David Hochgesang

Jamie Meyer

“Love this company. Came up with great ideas for our project and their crews do fast, high quality work. Just a great down to earth honest company.”

Jamie Meyer

Deb Hutton

We needed a space for grilling, entertaining, hot tub, & a fire pit. Ken took our desires & designed a beautiful & comfortable patio for us. He then took the design & made it a fabulous reality! We love it! I highly recommend Outdoor Innovations for design & the professional, quality work they do.

Deb Hutton

Andy and Angie Ellingson

“Ken was wonderful to work with. Excellent quality of work, and Ken was always available to answer questions. A few small things needed to be corrected with our patio/pergola project after the job was complete, and Ken made sure everything was done to our satisfaction. We will definitely use Outdoor Innovation again in the future.”

Andy and Angie Ellingson

Dr. Kara Birks

“Ken did a great job fixing our steps that a previous company had done. The bench seat walls that he put in around our fire pit look great! We look forward to having them come back next year for another project.”

Dr. Kara Birks

Larry Pithan

“As part of a recent office addition, KJWW Engineering in Rock Island, IL designed an inner courtyard that can be viewed by all our new offices and conference rooms. We hired Ken Hoffman of Outdoor Innovations to design and install the landscaping for the courtyard. We were impressed with the variety and uniqueness of the plant material and design. The courtyard includes several built in seat walls, numerous brick paver sidewalks and a center water feature.

Larry Pithan
KJWW Engineering

Gary and Anne McCright

“My wife, Anne, and I began building our dream house in the early winter of 2015. We first met Ken Hoffman at the 2015 QC Home Show as we were looking for building and landscaping ideas. We were impressed with his acumen , his display and a subsequent visit to his website. As our building progressed it became apparent we were going to need to install some rather substantial stone walls around the walkout portion of our basement and pool area, and under a screened-in porch. We wanted a look that was more rustic than the typical landscape block and Ken suggested we consider quarried stone from Wisconsin. As the time for installation arrived, Ken, who was on-site for the delivery, noticed that the stone as delivered was not what he ordered on our behalf. He sent back the first semi load of stone before he received what he wanted to achieve the look we had discussed. Once the stone arrived, Ken’s staff took his guidance and turned our project into the look we had desired. His staff was respectful, disciplined and timely under his direction. He delivered everything he suggested and more. We are now discussing a landscape plan with which I am certain we will be more than satisfied.”

Gary and Anne McCright

Kathy Manthey

I would highly recommend Outdoor Innovations for any landscaping needs. Ken Hoffman designer/owner met with us when we built our new home. He designed a plan that met our budget and included plants, shrubs, and trees that enhanced our property. We were able to pick out the plant materials at his nursery and were very pleased with the selection. The installation went very smooth under Ken’s direction and we have been very pleased with the entire process. As we have added to our property Outdoor Innovations has helped us blend the original landscaping with the new. We have been in our home for 4 years now and the trees and shrubs look better every year.

Kathy Manthey

Matt and Kim DeBlock

We cannot say enough positive things about our experiences with Outdoor Innovations. Ken was extremely easy to work with when sharing ideas for our landscaping and creating an outdoor living space around our pool. When he returned with his design plans we were totally blown away as they far exceeded our expectations!! Our pool area was transformed in a timely manner and the crew was always very courteous (they even helped me on a few side projects if I was working around the pool). Every attention was paid to detail and the commitment level to our project was impressive. They are my very first call for projects and advice. I also really enjoyed working with Barbara when it came to accenting the area with ceramic pots and flowers.

Again- We just can’t say enough positive things about everyone involved with Outdoor Innovations!

Matt and Kim DeBlock

Lois

“Thanks again for a terrific job you did for my yard. All the kids were here yesterday. They could not get over the change in looks of the front yard. We can’t wait till spring to see the flower beds. Please don’t forget to work me in when you start up in the spring. Thanks Again!”

Lois

Teresa Henderson

“Thank you again for all your hard work on such a HOT day!  Everything turned out beautifully, better than I had envisioned.  God bless you and your business!”

Teresa Henderson

Chad and Caroline Everitt

“We used Ken and his Company in 2006 to build an outside kitchen and patio area with many seat walls and differing levels and were very pleased with the outcome of the project as outside kitchens were fairly new to the area. We moved in 2011 and hired Ken and his Company in 2013 to do another outside kitchen, patio area, hot tub area along with a fire pit that included many more seat walls, lighting, columns, etc. This was a much larger footprint than the first project and presented many grading challenges. Ken’s vision and corresponding design of the outdoor living area has totally changed where and how we spend our time with our family and friends. The completion of the project far exceeded our expectations and we would highly recommend Outdoor Innovations. We also noted that the foreman and several members of the crew did both of our projects which is also a great testament to Ken and his Company.”

Chad and Caroline Everitt

Bruce Kellums

“Today Ken Hoffman had his crew out here replanting a few plants that didn’t make it thru last winter. His crew did an excellent job way above my expectation. The landscaping looks great. Ken’s Outdoor Innovations Landscaping does a great job, I highly recommend this business if you want the job done correctly. Thanks Ken.”

Bruce Kellums

Lyndy Hamilton

“Excellent Company! From the moment I first met with Ken, the owner of Outdoor Innovations I was impressed. Ken was at our project every morning to meet with the crew, check on the progress and ask if we had any questions or concerns. I found him and his company to be very honest, reliable and have a level of knowledge and creativity that is hard to find. His selection, design and use of materials were beyond what I could have imagined. We were also very impressed with how respectful and courteous his crew was. Simply put, he was very easy to connect with and I would highly recommend Outdoor Innovations to all of our friends.”

Lyndy Hamilton

Randy and Deb Coon

“We built a new house in Milan, IL and moved in March of 2007. We used Outdoor Innovations to do our landscaping. We are extremely pleased with the finished product. Ken Hoffman was very easy to work with, and for the first time ever we did not make any changes to the original plan. Ken’s vision for detail is outstanding.

We would recommend, without hesitation, Outdoor Innovations to anyone wanting landscaping work completed. They are very competitively priced and have a wonderful finished product.”

Randy and Deb Coon

Greg and Diane Boruff

“The design and installation of our landscaping by Outdoor Innovations exceeded our expectations. Ken and his staff listened to our ideas, but also took into consideration the site and made recommendations on unique ways that we could design our backyard to fit our lifestyle. We would recommend Outdoor Innovations unconditionally.”

Greg and Diane Boruff

Nate Durick

“We did a project in the fall of 2013. Looked at many plans and designers. Ken’s vision, flexibility and commitment won out. He works hard at making things look perfect. His crew is timely and friendly. Outdoor innovations does unique and creative things that aren’t always typical in our area. Really enjoyed working with Ken and his team.”

Nate Durick

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