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Successfully Incorporating Retaining Walls Into Your Landscaping

Posted 27/10/16

Retaining walls play an important role in our landscaping efforts. Every wall is carefully planned and constructed to ensure it is able to withstand the required load. But all too often, the aesthetic aspect of it is not considered. This leaves many homeowners with unattractive landscaping featu

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8 Ways to Protect Your Trees Before Heading Into Winter

Posted 29/04/15

Many homeowners are under impression that the vast majority of winter damage to their trees comes as a result of unusually cold temperatures. While this can be an aspect, there are other factors at play and we explore them... What causes most damage is the drying due to cold air and the u

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Stage 6 Life Stages of Home Ownership - Caring For Your Home During Your 80s

Posted 07/12/17

Owning a home at any age is a commitment, but when you're caring for your home during your elderly years there are more things to consider... In our final article of our Home Ownership Article Series, we discuss the types of decisions you'll need to make and how to get the best value for

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Ultimate Winter Ready Checklist

Posted 30/04/18

Autumn is a great time to get stuck in with preparations to get your home in the best shape and be a healthy place to be during the challenging winter months. Mould & mildew control Prevention is easier than treatment. Check around your house for spots that are prone to leaks, condensation

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Your Ultimate Lawn Comparison Guide

Posted 30/04/21

f you’re wondering what type of lawn to go for, we’ve got you covered. After reading this, you’ll know what type of lawn best suits your needs, budget and lifestyle. Plus you’ll get some practical lawn advice from one of our professional Landscapers who’s been in the trade for 25+ years

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Stage 5 Life Stages Home Ownership - Getting Your Home Ready for Retirement

Posted 30/11/17

Thinking about whether the house you're currently living in is suitable for retirement is an important to consider. Many downsize, but should you?... While your house remains your castle, there comes the time we need to adapt it. Getting your home ready for retirement is all about thinking

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How to Fix Your Retaining Wall Aesthetics with Landscaping

Posted 10/10/16

Retaining walls are often perceived as uninspiring or an eyesore. But a little landscaping can go a long way to improving the aesthetic appeal and/or blend a retaining wall in to the surroundings... Blending existing retaining walls into your landscaping Many of us have existing retaining

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6 Smart Tips for Hiring a Gardener You Can Use Right Now

Posted 15/09/16

Hiring a gardener may seem like a luxury for some, but having your garden tended to on a regular basis can be a game changer for many homwowners. Freeing up time and allowing space to do the other jobs our modern lives demand... We’ve gathered our best 6 tips to make hiring a gardener

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Achieve Success with Our Spring Landscaping Guide

Posted 04/08/16

Spring is the perfect season for undertaking landscaping projects in your garden. The soil is still soft, weeds are easily treated before they multiply, transplanting conditions are right. Most importantly, it is a fabulous time to start a landscape design project for your outdoor entertainment

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5 Steps to Transform Your Landscaping Dreams into a Backyard Reality

Posted 25/02/20

We take you through the steps of turning your landscaping dreams into a reality.  Adding value to your property doesn’t have to stop at the back door - and with the rise in popularity of ‘indoor-outdoor flow’, backyards have become quite the asset.  We’ve done the hard ‘yards’ for you and

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Latest gardening case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

There’s nothing like waking up to a gorgeous garden. That’s now the case for Chris and Rochelle, Auckland homeowners who made good use of their time throughout lockdown doing prep work for their garden redesign. It included plenty of digging and pulling-up, but there was one job left on their garden-scaping list that was a little too big to undertake themselves. The Problem The new design of the garden patch featured a structural garden bed which required a retaining wall, something that Rochelle says was too much for their skillset. “We knew we needed someone to do the last part of the job,” says Rochelle. The garden edging had previously been lined with bricks, but Rochelle was looking for a timber look. With an open mind and a flexible approach, she was hoping to bring the design to life by making the most of the existing area. The Solution Aside from seeking someone who had the skills to build the retaining wall, Rochelle also wanted someone with landscaping

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

Busy homeowner Michelle holds down parenting, full-time work and studying towards her PhD. She shares with us how she used Builderscrack to outsource her housework so she could focus on the important stuff... How It Started To say Michelle is a driven person is an understatement. Sitting across from a woman that packs so much into her days is inspiring, not only because of that drive but the clever way she has arranged her life to make it possible. She tells me "I’m doing a full-time PhD and I’m doing full-time work, so for me, I have lots to do and absolutely no time. I also have a teenager who’s almost 16, who is extremely social. Every weekend there are at least five to seven friends invited, and they are having a sleepover. I come home, and I'm like, “I left it nice and tidy, what happened?”.  Michelle and her son moved into their home three years ago, and with a laugh explains “how things were starting to fall apart and in need of repair”. It wasn't only hard findi

Overgrown Patio to Contemporary Deck: How Lex Doubled His Living Space

Find out how this Christchurch homeowner transformed a ‘cold and unused’ area to create indoor-outdoor flow. Walking up the long driveway draws out my anticipation of two things: seeing just how much the backyard has changed, and whether I got everyone's coffees right. As I reach the back of the house I’m given a warm welcome by homeowner Lex, and following inquisitively behind is his kitten Naki – in Māori meaning ‘to glide’, and in Ngāi Tahu dialect, ‘cat’. Naki jumps up onto the newly finished deck as if to begin the grand tour, and I’m amazed – what a transformation! It’s completely reinvented the look and feel of this space. It’s not long before Ashraf joins us – he’s the tradesperson who got the job done with his teammate Conor. And after a few minutes of seeing Lex and Ashraf talking, it’s clear as to why this job went so well; there’s a lot of respect here. Ready for the project rundown and eager to sip our coffees, we take a seat at the modern stone table (whic

Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

There’s nothing like waking up to a gorgeous garden. That’s now the case for Chris and Rochelle, Auckland homeowners who made good use of their time throughout lockdown doing prep work for their garden redesign. It included plenty of digging and pulling-up, but there was one job left on their garden-scaping list that was a little too big to undertake themselves. The Problem The new design of the garden patch featured a structural garden bed which required a retaining wall, something that Rochelle says was too much for their skillset. “We knew we needed someone to do the last part of the job,” says Rochelle. The garden edging had previously been lined with bricks, but Rochelle was looking for a timber look. With an open mind and a flexible approach, she was hoping to bring the design to life by making the most of the existing area. The Solution Aside from seeking someone who had the skills to build the retaining wall, Rochelle also wanted someone with landscaping

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

Busy homeowner Michelle holds down parenting, full-time work and studying towards her PhD. She shares with us how she used Builderscrack to outsource her housework so she could focus on the important stuff... How It Started To say Michelle is a driven person is an understatement. Sitting across from a woman that packs so much into her days is inspiring, not only because of that drive but the clever way she has arranged her life to make it possible. She tells me "I’m doing a full-time PhD and I’m doing full-time work, so for me, I have lots to do and absolutely no time. I also have a teenager who’s almost 16, who is extremely social. Every weekend there are at least five to seven friends invited, and they are having a sleepover. I come home, and I'm like, “I left it nice and tidy, what happened?”.  Michelle and her son moved into their home three years ago, and with a laugh explains “how things were starting to fall apart and in need of repair”. It wasn't only hard findi

Overgrown Patio to Contemporary Deck: How Lex Doubled His Living Space

Find out how this Christchurch homeowner transformed a ‘cold and unused’ area to create indoor-outdoor flow. Walking up the long driveway draws out my anticipation of two things: seeing just how much the backyard has changed, and whether I got everyone's coffees right. As I reach the back of the house I’m given a warm welcome by homeowner Lex, and following inquisitively behind is his kitten Naki – in Māori meaning ‘to glide’, and in Ngāi Tahu dialect, ‘cat’. Naki jumps up onto the newly finished deck as if to begin the grand tour, and I’m amazed – what a transformation! It’s completely reinvented the look and feel of this space. It’s not long before Ashraf joins us – he’s the tradesperson who got the job done with his teammate Conor. And after a few minutes of seeing Lex and Ashraf talking, it’s clear as to why this job went so well; there’s a lot of respect here. Ready for the project rundown and eager to sip our coffees, we take a seat at the modern stone table (whic

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Check out how homeowners like you are using Gardeners on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Greenfingers needed

Posted 5 months ago

We live on a very well established half acre. We have had a wonderful Gardner previously, who due to ill health is no longer able to help out. It has taken a while to readvertise, but this family has ALL the intentions to garden, but NONE of the action. 4 active kids, a dog and cat and busy life stuff mean we really do need a committed whanau-friendly pro to help us out long term. Weeding, trimming, garden planning and reducing the maintenace over time are the obvious jobs. The lawns and...

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Brush cutting/ long grass around planting

Posted 6 months ago

Basically need to trim back long grass around plants, approximately 100m in length to trim around 100 plants to trim around This is on a build site so while the build is a fair distance from the house build I will have to get clearance for letting someone on site to do the job

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Tidy up

Posted 4 months ago

Pruning shrubs Weeding gardens Trimming creepers Loading trailer

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Mow lawn

Posted 2 months ago

Need lawns mowed (front back and sides) at cowling road asap.

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Clearing site and planting

Posted 5 months ago

replanting existing site pulling out hydranger 1 bush easy light work .that's the front garden .1metre x10 m Back garden tidy up rearange no planting 1.5 m x15m very light work good soil any day any time this whole job is aprox8 hrs more for an semi retired person

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Bit of a Yard Tidy

Posted 4 months ago

Hi, I’m looking for someone reasonably priced with the muscle and vehicle to cut down and dispose of whatever the tree thingy is in pic. 1, the cabbage(?) tree trunks in pic 2 (longest would be 2.5m at a guess), whatever the giant weed looking thing is that’s growing in the barrel in pic 3 and the pile of branches/sticks in pic 4.

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Regular Lawns mowed & some gardening

Posted 3 months ago

Large residential lawn which will need a self propelled mower, sorry no drive-on access for a ride on mower. Also needs edges trimmed & berms mowed & Remove lawn clippings. Some other occasional gardening jobs including tree planting, garden set up, making mowing strips, etc.

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Garden maintenance and general clean

Posted 1 month ago

Have a rental needing a little spruce up between tenants. Quick mow, leaves clean, check gutters, clean up remaining section, sweep garage type of jobs. Can pay hourly. Expect 4hrs?

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Lown Mowing

Posted 2 months ago

Need a regular lawn moving for a 600 m2 section.

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Hedge trimming

Posted 4 months ago

Hedge trimming and disposal of clippings.

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Regular garden/weeding

Posted 1 month ago

I need somebody who can come in regularly (once a fortnight/month or as needed) to maintain the front garden and driveway of our home and ensure that they remain weed free and looking presentable. The front garden consists of a lot of rose bushes, plus other flowers, the driveway is gravel but the weeds are growing through it. It is currently overgrown, which is what I hope to avoid in future!

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Price required to trim a hedge

Posted 4 months ago

Price required to trim a honeysuckle hedge at our rental property.

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Hedge and tree trimming.

Posted 4 months ago

I need a hedge trimmed on top a medium size tree trimmed and a ginger plant removed from the bank.

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Need lawn and weeding done ASAP

Posted 2 months ago

I need my back lawn mowed and surrounding garden weeded as soon as possible(preferably in the next couple days!) . Also need all clippings taken off site after as well if possible.

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Pruning

Posted 3 months ago

I have a large bush that needs pruning to reduce its size and tidy it up and one smaller one (Camelia) that needs a trim

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Lawn mowing

Posted 6 months ago

Mow lawns Feb-March as needed (max 2/month)

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Gardening

Posted 2 months ago

A couple of hours a month to keep gardens tidy. Mainly weeding and some pruning

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Garden reno

Posted 2 months ago

Help take this sad state of a garden to a relaxing functional space that can survive being looked after by someone that doesn’t have an ounce of green thumb. I have various projects - front, side and back. Some are more labour intensive than others and some can be done now, while others need to wait. So if you’re willing to get your hands dirty, but can also give sound advice and creative ideas, then you could be just what I’m looking for. As I’ve renovated the house I’ve also started to renovat...

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Need help with the general garden tidy up

Posted 5 months ago

Small hedge trimming, weed control and other general tidy up around the section + garden waste removal. Possibly will need a regular maintenance service also.

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Laying fill for backyard retaining wall

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have recently had a retaining wall put in and need someone to assist with laying the drainage chip and clay to fill the hole. It would be around 6 - 7 m3 of stones and clay that would need to be laid. Stone chip and clay will be delivered to the site, so the job just involves laying it.

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Recent gardening reviews

With over 200,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Hole digging.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Waterblast + Gardening

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removal of large Cape Honeysuckle shrub

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Big Mess

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Hedge and tree trimming.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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SKF Contracting Ltd

Joined January 2018

SKF Contracting was established in 2014, offering contract and construction services to business in Taranaki. Shane Flavell's qualifications in Civil along with more than twelve year’s experience across numerous construction, maintenance, structures and civil projects. Shane has a perfect blend of local network knowledge and technical expertise that equates to delivering excellent project outcom...

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Quicksmart Handyman Services

Joined October 2016

Hi people, i am here for you to do to the jobs you can't do or haven't got time to do. very reliable honest service. customer satisfaction guarantee. from lawns right through to painting a house. i have the tools to do most jobs, and i won't attempt to do a job i am unsure of. being a ex dairy farmer owner, the skills will be useful. referees available too if needed.

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Idu Property Grooming

Joined July 2017

Garden Maintenance I focus on the property elements that don't seem to get the right amount of attention at the right time. - Lawn Health - Weed Control - Hedge Care - Hard Surface Cleaning I am also available for more difficult projects such as. - Clearing overgrown sections. - Building garden features such as pergolas, path barriers etc. Consultation & Quotations are free of...

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Stoneley Handyman Services

Joined February 2019

Hi there, I'm just your average run of the mill young kiwi bloke looking for the chance to prove himself in the industry. I have been doing a multitude of trades virtually my whole life. I come from a trade orientated family with a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience at my disposal. Where I excel is my attitude towards the work, whether it be new or common ground, I strive to do...

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Werder property worx limited

Joined June 2019

Whether you want to maintain restore or renovate your outdoors. We can create a safe place for your children to play, the ability to exercise or leave your pet's without concern or add beauty and security to your property investment. We will work with you to find the best options to suit your budget. Simple or custom

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Classical Elements Limited

Joined December 2019

Hello we are a company that provides an array of services. We have a 3T Tipper truck and also trailers available with driver for cartage, section maintenance and repairs inside and out. Fencing/retainer walls. Welding and fabrication. Professional house cleaning, end of tenancy.

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ProperCare

Joined June 2009

Why choose ProperCare?.... Quality work, Fast and efficient, Great communication (we'll even help with planning) Large range of jobs big or small.

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Stott and Co Tree Experts

Joined October 2019

Hi, we've been in the tree industry for 20+ years, are fully qualified (Advanced Certificate in Horticulture, Level 4 Advanced Certificate in Arboriculture), knowledgeable, highly skilled and insured (just for your peace of mind). We are professional, safety conscious, hard working and pride ourselves on our exceptional knowledge of the industry and giving exceptional service - nothing makes us...

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deanos maintenance services

Joined November 2013

Hi, My name is Dean I have over 20 years experience in the building and painting industry. (Not a registered Builder!) Painting interior and exterior General Handyman,Decks bathroom renovations,floor repairs/replacement,rental property tidy ups,fences,landscaping are my specialties. No job is too BIG or too small!! Rates are structured on a job to job basis.with a quote to suit you!...

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Robo's contracting

Joined September 2020

Hi there, we are new to Builderscrack and we have 20 years experience in painting houses, from brand new to the very old. We offer free quotes, and have very affordable prices.

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Webber Building Ltd

Joined October 2010

25 years experience. Member of the Certified Builders Association of New Zealand. Liceinced Building Practioner. Competitive rates for high quality workmanship. Specialise in New Homes, renovations, additions, hard landscaping, Maintenance, Bathroom and Kitchens.

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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Edwin and I have 8 years of building experience and am a qualified builder. I'm honest, trustworthy an reliable, I pride myself in taking care of my work as well as my clients ensuring utmost respect for workmanship and you. I work with you to make sure that its within budget and cost effective so that nobody loses out. I've just started my own business so I look forward to working wi...

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Farm Ezi Limited

Joined June 2021

Farm-Ezi offers a wide range of 'Hire-a-farmer' services to farm and lifestyle block owners. Services range from farm-sitting to livestock work and more. We can also assist with all residential handy-man services. Located in Taranaki, but can service out of region.

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Turf and Section Solutions

Joined August 2020

Hi there we are your total Landscaping team from instant lawn, to fences, and retaining walls , planting , tree pruning, I'm a qualified head greenkeeper by trade, and have been in business for 4 years , we have a qualified builder on the team to, no job too big or to small, we pride ourselves on quality workmanship, and making attention to detail paramount.

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Elite Painting and Decorating

Joined July 2017

I have been in the painting and wallpapering business for over 20 years. I am metiulous in my work. My clients have always been more than satisfied with what I have to offer, both large and small jobs, high end work or just some minor touch ups. And if for some reason you're not happy, I'll put it right! My aim is for an Elite finish every time and an elite experience. I also carry out minor rep...

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Callaghan Construction

Joined January 2018

We strive to maintain integrity, fairness and honesty in our relationships with all our customers, suppliers, subcontractors and associates. ​There are a lot of companies out there that do what we do. They share the same what and how. But our clients work with us for our why and our who. We're minds and makers with business sense and creative chop.

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Donaldson LTD

Joined August 2020

Hi, We are primarily a Directional Drilling company, and do earthworks, concreting, asphalt repairs in between. For the last 3 years we have been placing concrete footpaths/driveways and crossing and assisting with building homes around New Plymouth. We are a small crew and focus on the smaller jobs. We take pride in our work and love what we do.

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360*landscape construction

Joined August 2018

360 degrees landscape construction can achieve and exceed your expectations for all your landscape needs if it’s outside the house we can do it I have a trade certificate in horticulture advanced level 4 landscape from primary ITO

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Global Partnership and Development Ltd

Joined July 2012

Global Partnership and Development Ltd The Art of House Flipping, Renovation, and Design Your Assets Matter! We, therefore, focus on durability and quality. Global Partnership and Development Ltd has supported more than 100 micro business entrepreneurs in the least developed countries. Why us? We have completed houses in Hamilton, Taupo, Tokoroa, Rotorua, Tauranga, Putaruru, Cambridge, a...

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Teraforma Construction

Joined November 2010

I am a builder who does tiling and landscaping when required, I have 15 years experience working in Auckland, Northshore, Hibiscus Coast & New Plymouth.I hold a degree in physical geography and I am very good with structural work. My rates are very reasonable and I work hard to meet deadlines for project completion.

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