My husband and I had purchased a summer cottage and immediately had major excavation work done. Only one month later we received a job transfer overseas so the cottage sat unattended for two years and needed much work. We found Doug Pratt while shopping for gardening supplies at his gift shop in Alpena, PRATTScape, LLC. Doug was so wonderful at helping us prioritize our needs while working within our budget. He also gave us ideas of what projects we could do on our own, thus saving on our budget. Most importantly to us, he and his wonderful crew were able to complete all the work before we had to catch our plane back to Europe. Our neighbors were astonished at the transformation we were able to accomplish in just two weeks, as were we. Doug was friendly, honest, and quick. He will always be the person we consult for our future landscaping needs and we wholeheartedly recommend PRATTScape, LLC.
Patty and Erick Saks
Thank you so much for your generosity to the Survivor and Caregiver Dinner at the Relay for Life 2013 and for raising dollars to fight this horrible disease. You and your business are greatly appreciated.
Sept. 16, 2013
Dear Mr. Pratt,
On behalf of Trinity’s “Sunday Supper” program and our guests who share dinner with us each week, I would like to express a sincere thanks to your business for the generous donation of food. Our guests truly enjoyed it.
This community outreach effort of Trinity Episcopal Church depends on the efforts and generosity of many people – cooks, shoppers and clean-up crews; those who give us food and other goods; and those who offer us gifts of money. All of the time, treasure, and talents offered makes “Sunday Supper” possible.
Your donation helps us continue to meet the needs of those in our community that are hungry. Thank you for helping to make a difference in the lives of others.
Ellen Runkel Eagan
Sunday Supper Coordinator
August 18, 2013
As I have said before we are extremely happy with our 50’ retaining wall and our 200’ boardwalk to the beach with the landscaping. Everything came out better than we even expected thanks to you and your crew. The project was awesome and everyone in my family is excited to see it.
Doug, you were a pleasure to work with. We met several times before and during the project so that I knew what to expect and when. What I appreciated the most is that you gave me the opportunity of adding or changing things as we moved along. You also made great suggestions and additions to the project. I appreciated your creative talent and keen eye.
Your crew were gentlemen, polite, professional and hard working. I look forward to seeing them next year on our new projects that we have discussed.
In conclusion, we are so happy I can’t write any more as I need to get on the boardwalk and enjoy being able to get on the beach. Again, we thank you for your hard work and efforts. I’m looking forward to working together on next years projects.
August 1, 2013
On behalf of Alpena Regional Medical Center, I would like to thank you for replacing the tree outside of the entrance to the Cancer Center, in Dr. Tim Boyd’s memory. Your support continues to help us provide quality healthcare for your employees, your family, and the rest of our community. Thank you again Doug. We are proud to continue our partnership with you and PRATTScape, LLC.
Our Community is a good place to live because of people like you! We appreciate your generous gift to Friends Together in honor of Marie & Ken Dully. Until cancer is defeated, our community will show how much we care for our neighbors and friends who must deal with cancer.
With our thanks,
It was a pleasure working with PRATTScape on our home landscaping project!
Doug was extremely knowledgeable. After his first visit to our home, he had a great feel for our style and needs. He took our ideas into consideration when formulating the design, made his own recommendations and was on site frequently during the planting process. His team was timely, courteous and willing to share information on the plants as they worked. We actually had quite a lot of fun and couldn’t be happier with the results.
I’ve already suggested PRATTScape to family and friends!
Anne & Patrick Heraghty
March 1, 2013
Thank you for your generous raffle item donation to our recent 2013 Chamber Annual Dinner. We had a very successful event, with one lucky person going home with a great prize made possible by you. Thank you for being such a great supporter of the Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce's events. We truly appreciate you!
Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce
Thank You. It’s been a pleasure working with you. You surpassed our expectations. If we need more work none in the future, we’ll give you a call. Your “crew” was great!
Kathy & Al, Hubbard Lake, MI
Thank You for all you did to Make our Perennial Sale $ Chair-ity Auction a success! Your input was invaluable! It truly was a blessing to have you as part of our team. We couldn’t have done it without you. Hope you will consider helping again next year.
Habitat for Humanity,
Marcia, Alpena, MI
Doug Pratt and Employees of PRATTScape Landscaping.
We want to thank you for an excellent job of beautifying the grounds of Birchwood Meadows Senior Apartments. We know there were a lot of very hot days your crew endured to make this happen.
Sue & Bob Donnelly
We’ve seen all the work you had done on the New ARMC Memorial Gardens. The new sidewalk is so nice, it lets everyone know that they can enter the gardens and enjoy them. The new plantings along the sidewalk will be bright and beautiful. We know there are future plans and we are so glad that ARMC has put these gardens into your hands. It will be so enjoyable to sit and relax while a loved one is have a procedure done.
Thanks from everyone that will enjoy your wonderful work.
Dec. 20, 2011
Alpena Sportsmen's Club, Inc.
Dear Prattscape, LLC
Happy New Year. May the New Year bring you the best of health and successful endeavors in your business. Thank you for your support in our recent annual fundraiser, the Annual Wild Game Dinner. Without devoted individuals such as you our success in a community organization wouldn't be possible.
Thank you for your generous donation and hopefully you will be able to assist the club in future ventures.
Wild Game Dinner Committee
Dec. 20, 2011
Harrisville United Methodist Church
Wonderful, Awesome. We really do appreciate you, so very much! The greens, bows and bells are absolutely gorgeous and so welcoming to the Church entrance.
Joan, Connie, BG, Bonnie, Barb
Dec. 12, 2011
Citizens Bank-Chisholm St.
Thank you and your two little elves for decorating our Christmas Tree and Lobby so beautifully! You have brought the Christmas Spirit back to Citizens Bank.
Kim, Branch Manager and Staff
November 17, 2011
AGP Services Inc.
Birchwood Meadows Apartments.
On behalf of AGP and Birchwood Meadows Complex, I want to thank you and your crew for all the great work at our property. Everything turned out looking really great and largely due to the many improvements we made to the original design. Your cost effective design solutions and additions to our project really enhanced the end result. Throughout the process you were a pleasure to work with as was your crew. I look forward to working with you in years to come and wish you all the best on future projects.
November 11, 2011
I wanted to take a moment to express my sincere gratitude to you for designing our landscape for our summer lake home this past summer. I have no knowledge whatsoever of horticulture, design, etc., so you can imagine my delight when I called you up and got nearly an hour's worth of information and details about what trees and shrubs would work best in Northern Michigan! Most companies I contacted prior to connecting with you either didn't have the knowledge or the manpower to do what I was asking. I personally have no desire, time nor inclination to design my own landscape or to research the best trees/shrubs for my geographic area. So, after listening to you and your process, and providing you with my desired budget and objective, it was so refreshing to have you work your extensive knowledge into my simple plan. I love that you were able to give me what I wanted, yet scale it down to a price that I could afford. Now I know we can always add to the current design, should we desire.
Furthermore, after the job was complete, you took the time to come to our house and walk us around to each and every item you planted and educate us on how to care for them during the various seasons. And for all the times I have since called you with questions, thank you for our loyal willingness to help.
From the time we first spoke, to the completion of the job, you exhibited the utmost professionalism, courtesy and respect that you rarely find in a service industry today. You quoted us a date and price, both of which were met to a "T", despite the fact that you were extremely busy this summer. My family and I are grateful for the experience and would recommend you to anyone in a heart beat!!
Our sincere thanks,
Denise and Allan Kochanski
Dear Mr. Pratt
On behalf of the Alpena County Board of Commissioners I would like to extend thanks to you and your company for the donation of shrubs for the Veterans' Memorial located on the courthouse grounds.
We are very grateful and truly appreciate all the effort put forth into making the Veterans' Memorial an even more beautiful place to visit for many years to come.
Thanks again for your generosity.
Chairman of the Board
This past summer, my husband and I enlisted the services of Douglas Pratt of Prattscape to create a large patio space at our home, and we were very pleased with the overall quality and look of the installation. Owing to his knowledge and experience, Doug helped us select patio and landscaping products that complimented the look of our log home, resulting in a beautiful outdoor space which we now thoroughly enjoy. In addition, the job was completed in a timely and professional manner, and was not considered by Doug to be finished until we were completely satisfied with every aspect. We would most certainly recommend Prattscape as an experienced and quality landscaping firm.
October 26, 2011
To date, we have utilized your services three times at our home over the last couple years, and in all cases, we have been highly satisfied. In those instances, we have only had to provide you with the basic concept of what we wanted, and you have provided a design that not only met but exceeded our desires. In addition, your installation crew has been friendly, professional, and efficient, and has turned those designs into a reality we are very proud of. We wish to thank you for your excellent services, and we intend to utilize you on a future project in 2012.
Len & Betty Torsky
July 5, 2010
On behalf of Alpena Regional Medical Center, thank you for so generously donating your time and materials to replant and renew the garden located outside the Cancer Center. It certainly is a wonderful addition to the Mural of Hope area and it looks beautiful.
Our cancer patients enjoy looking out at the garden during their treatments, and we certainly appreciate your efforts to make it peaceful and serene.
Thank you again, Doug. ARMC is truly appreciative of your community involvement and this wonderful tribute.
I wanted to write you a short note to thank you for all the hard work; you have done on finishing what I started. I thought if I copied something someone else had designed I could save money and have a professional looking Landscape Design, boy was I fooling myself. You have a great gift as a designer, to take what I had already bought and finish by attempt at doing it myself.
I’m very thankful that you were willing to incorporate what I had bought into the design so I could save the money already spent. I’ve learned my lesson, in do it yourself projects; I’m convinced that hiring a professional is a more cost affective way to get the job done right the first time.
August 31, 2007
We just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all the beautiful Landscape Designing that you have done for us thoughout the last couple years. Our house is even more beautiful because of your creativity and vision.
You made the front of our home so breath taking, that we had to have you come back to do the backyard and finally the side yards as well. Now, Bruce has you designing landscaping for our hunting camp.
Each and Every time you have been here, you have indeed exceded our expectations.
Your expertise and knowledge has been invaluable. The joy you have for landscaping is evident in every job you have done for us.
We thank you for jobs well done!
Bruce & Debbie Anschuetz
We can’t thank you enough for the wonderful job you and your crew did in making a very ugly vacant lot into a beautiful Reading Garden.
I understand that people, who were in town last week-end for our Annual Car Show, were in awe of the garden. They could hardly believe that a town of our size could produce something so lovely.
We all look forward to having you back to do the next phase when time and money permit.
Thank you again for everything you’ve done for the Friends and the town of Lewiston.
CaraLynn Pender, Treasurer
Friends of Lewiston Library
To Whom It May Concern:,
I wanted to Thank You for such a great job. I hired another designer and after spending a whole summer frustrated at the progress made, I decided to fire him and hire you. Your crew did more in a week than the other designers crew had done in a summer. Your crew completed a 20 item list of things that needed to be completed, at a very professional level. There aren’t very many designers that are willing to finish what someone else started. Thank You so much for taking on this project. You will be the first one I call when we start on the back yard.
18 June 2008
On behalf of the members of the First Baptist Church of Lincoln, MI, I would like to thank you for helping us make a dream come true. Your professional expertise in designing and implementing a creative landscape layout was extremely helpful to us. You considered our financial limitations and came up with a truly beautiful end product.
We were especially pleased that you started and finished the project when you said you would within the cost boundaries that we agreed upon. Your cheerful and professional manner made it a great pleasure working with PRATTScape. I highly recommend your company to anyone contemplating a landscaping project, large or small.
CJ Sawyer Project Manager Lincoln, Michigan
To whoever is considering having Doug Pratt of PRATTScape design and install landscaping:
We contracted with Doug in the summer of 2005 to design and re-do our front and back yard. He was courteous to our ideas and concerns; knowledgeable and creative in his suggestions; and utterly professional in his completion of the job. He also made call-backs to be sure we were not having any problems.
In our opinion, you could not engage a more conscientious and professional landscape architect.
- Jo and Don Trewartha - Alpena, MI August 31, 2007
PRATTScape designed and installed our rock garden in this summer of 2005. We asked for a low maintenance, animal resistant plants as we live in a wooded area. Our side yard is located on a steep slope and erosion was a concern as well.
Doug listened carefully to our wishes/concerns and created a practical but beautiful garden for us. He worked within our budget and time constraints.
We hosted a family reunion two weeks after the garden was installed and people couldn't believe that it was all done and so new. The garden looks lovely now and will provide years of enjoyment to come.
Doug took our rough idea for a rock garden and turned it into a peaceful, lovely space. We heartily recommend PRATTScape, LLC for all your landscaping needs.
-Gary & Diane Johnson -Spruce, MI
We just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all the beautiful landscape Designing that you have done for us though out the last couple years. Our house is even more beautiful because of your creativity and vision. You made the front of our home so breath taking, that we had to have you come back to do the backyard and finally the side yards as well. Now, Bruce has you designing landscaping for our hunting camp. Each and Every time you have been here, you have indeed exceeded our expectations. Your expertise and knowledge has been invaluable. The joy you have for landscaping is evident in every job you have done for us. We thank you for jobs well done!
Sincerely, Bruce & Debbie Anschuetz
September 20, 2007
To Whom it May Concern:
We have had a large addition put on our home this year and we needed a Landscape Design that would bring the old and new together. Doug with PRATTScape, LLC was amazing in his design choices and being able to get Large Plants that Matched the others. He traveled a large distances to find them since our local Nursery’s don’t stock the older larger plants.
We were very impressed with this desire to satify our needs and desires. He worked very hard and make sure that everything was perfect before he left. We were very happy with the cost and outcome.
We have already booked him for first thing in the spring to get another area designed and installed. We hope that he will continue to be in the industry so that we will have continued success I our homes appearance.
Thank You So Much Doug
Robert and Sarah Smithfield
I built a beautiful large home on a cleared lot. The house looked totally out of place. I hired Doug with PRATTScape to design a landscape that made the house look like it had been there for years. Doug spent a lot of time with me and he came up with a beautiful design that gave the yard a very mature look.
He found large tree of different varieties that really pull the whole look together. Several large gardens and water features made this new house look like a home. We can't thank him enough.
I would recommend PRATTScape to all new home owners to give the property that lived in look.
Sincerely, -R. Wilkinson -Gaylord, MI
To Whom it May Concern:
If you're looking for someone with a very creative mind and a dependable service, I can highly recommend Doug Pratt with PRATTScape, LLC. I hired Doug to do my yard and I couldn't have been more pleased with the outcome. I found him to be very knowledgeable in his field. He also offered many suggestions to fit in with my budget. I had my project done in late fall and I can't wait until spring to see my yard in it's full glory, with the healthy plants and beautiful flowers.
-Sincerely -Mrs Diane Mason -Lost Lake Woods Club -Lincoln, MI
To Whom it May Concern:
I am pleased to write this letter of recommendation for Doug Pratt of PRATTScape, LLC. Doug completed a major landscape renovation for the front of your home in the summer of 2005.
The entire project went flawlessly. Doug designed a complete plan for the front of our home, taking into consideration the trees and shrubs we liked.
His landscape and plant suggestions added very nicely to our final design.
We found Doug to be very knowledgeable about the landscape needs of our locale (deer resistant plants, soil conditions, zone needs, etc.)
Doug and his assistant started the project - tore out the existing landscape and kept the work site very neat at all times. All work was completed in a very timely manner once the project was underway. They were careful of the existing landscape and once the project was finished - the new area blended seamlessly with the rest of the yard.
The new trees, shurbs and plants were of highest quality and were planted according to their needs for light, drainage, soil, etc. Doug returned several times to our yard during the summer to check on the job and plants to be sure they were settling in well.
I would heartly recommend Doug Pratt for any landscape job. You will find him to be courteous, knowledgeable, timely, neat and very attentive to your landscape needs.
-Sincerely, -Trudy and Ken Stuber -Lost Lake Woods Club
Dear Hal and Jean:
Thank you so much for calling on PRATTScape to finish your Landscape Project. After you had dismissed whom you called “The Landscaper from Hell”. It was a pleasure to work for a client that had such a clear vision of what they wanted. As we completed each area it’s was obvious that you and I saw eye to eye on the design sense needed to make your Home all it was meant to be. I’m looking forward to this year’s projects.
Thanks Again Doug Pratt