What Our Customers Say

Testimonials and Reviews
John Benton in Lake Wylie, SC on Houzz
We are delighted with the camellias you planted!  They are blooming with abandon!  Thank you again for such a beautiful plan and plantings!
Deb and Bret B.

Charlotte Metro Area

We were out and about this PM, pulled into the drive and found some unknown being or force or whatever, had come onto our property and turned all of the sod a beautiful green from the dying brown it was when we left. 
We have met some very fine and honest folks down here and have come to like it very much living down here. We attributed our good luck to being lucky enough to meet just the right people.You have been one of those people. So, we thought it must be you and your people that came here. Is it possible it was Benton Outdoor Living? That would explain a lot. Because we cannot explain the happening that occurred here this PM any other way, we concluded it was you and your people.
We will diligently water and treat the new sod in accordance with the regime laid out by both Super Sod and Carolina Fresh Farms all year. 
We are prepared to do what is necessary to accomplish the goal.
Thank you so much John. We are happy we put our faith in you.
Del L.

Tega Cay, SC

Benton Outdoor Living recently completed a retaining wall, drainage, patio and new deck for us. We couldn’t be more pleased with their work. Everything from the quality of their work, to their professionalism was great. If we had questions, they are easily accessible and ready to take care of any potential issue promptly. We would highly recommend Benton Outdoor Living for any project.

Melissa E.

Tega Cay, SC

Very Professional. Willing to work with the customer accommodate their needs. The designer is very professional. An extremely pleasant experience.

Eliza J.

Indian Land, SC

My wife and I bought a property thinking we could do most of the work ourselves as a fixer upper being on a pretty big slope. When we built our house, we did not have much landscaping or grass etc. installed. After attempting a few things that did not go so easily we started contacting landscaping companies.
After a few that did not instill a lot of confidence in us, we came across Benton and they knew they would be able to handle this project no problem. We worked with Seth who came out and spent many hours with us taking measurements and figuring out a plan of attack for our yard.
Being a visual person, having them create a 3D drawing of what it would exactly look like was amazing. It really put our mind at ease instead of someone just telling you what it could look like. Seth really put in the work to make sure we had everything we wanted and couldn’t be a greater person to work with.
I would highly recommend this company due to their professionalism throughout and will to get exactly what you want. Now we can’t wait to get this plan installed and enjoy our backyard in how we originally envisioned it!

Zach S.

York, SC

For the first time in a long time, I was very pleased with a construction company. I was referred to Benton Outdoor Living. In the past, my construction experiences have been less than pleasurable—delays, run overs, missed appointments. No so this time.
We put in a paved pool area with an outdoor covered kitchen, fencing, garage, driveway, pergola, paver walkways and landscaping. I was amazed at the short time table I was given, and a little skeptical. Benton came in on time and on budget. We even made some major change orders which were not a problem. More importantly, it was effortless.
I have daughters and a pool, and I was concerned with workers, schedules, etc. Benton made it effortless and kept my entire family happy during the entire process. Will use again and I highly recommend. Seth and John were a pleasure to deal and reliable–and they got grass to grow where we had never been able.

Craig W.

York, SC

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I want to say thank you for the great job you and your team did.
We are really impressed how great our outdoor space looks now. As you know or experienced, I am very picky when it comes to quality work and pride in what you do at the job.
I definitely can see that your team strives to make it right the first time.
Really, very nice and everything is clean and they even arranged neatly the furnitures and herb pots etc.

Sven F.

Lake Wylie, SC

We were skeptical. We had a bad experience with a contractor a few years back. Then, two different landscape design companies no-showed for appointments to talk about our project. We had postponed and hemmed and hawed for years about turning our nice-sized backyard into space we could really use.
“We were relieved when Seth from Benton Outdoor Living started talking. Actually, he mostly listened. He really listened. Seth did an amazing job of capturing our have-to-haves and nice-to-haves, and helping us design a hardscape that could grow with our family. The design service and 3D imaging really helped us envision our space in brand new ways.
“We were surprised at how painless the construction process was. We expected Seth to disappear after the contract was signed, but he was on-site and actively involved the entire time. He and the owner, John Benton, kept us informed about the progress and offered “good, better, best” options when we needed to make design decisions. The process was stress-free because of Benton’s fixed-price contracting. We didn’t have to worry about “surprise” costs popping up throughout the project.
“We were in love when we first saw our new yard. In some ways, it felt like a brand new yard. In other ways, the structures flowed so naturally that it felt like they had always been there. The result is even better than the 3D designs predicted. Charlotte experienced record rains just a few weeks after our project was finished. Our yard drained better than it ever had before, and our new paths, walls and stairs looked even more natural and beautiful after the storms.
“We are sorry. We’re sorry we didn’t contact Benton sooner and have this beautiful yard years ago. We are having them back in a few months to continue their great work on our home. We highly recommend Benton Outdoor Living. It’s okay if you’re a skeptic, a procrastinator, or just nervous: you’ll become a believer, too.

Anna V.

Charlotte, NC

I was very impresses with Benton Outdoor Living and especially with the thoroughness of the Sales/Design Manager (Seth Hudson). They studied my problem with water drainage in the backyard and recommended an approach that controlled the water from the roof drains as well as installing a French drain and improving the slope to assist with runoff.
My project was not a huge project compared to their normal work but the management team all assessed the project, discussed it internally and recommended the best solution for me. The quality of their work and the helpful nature of the entire crew was most impressive.

Bill K.

Charlotte, NC

I hired Benton outdoor living to build a outdoor kitchen. Once they started construction they were done in 8 short days. They did a very good job and finished fast. I will gladly hire them to do my next house.

Tichco P.

McConnells, SC