Anyone can push a lawnmower across their yard, but some think of their grass as a blank canvas that demands nothing less than the creativity of a professional in the landscaping arts.

That’s where Harder Services, K&D Tree Masters and Atlas Asphalt all come in. The three locally based companies each rank at the top in their respective fields of prettying up the exteriors of homes on Long Island — lawns, trees and driveways included.

“The most important thing that we can offer to our customers is the promise that they will be treated with respect, courtesy and honesty and all work will be handled in a professional manner,” says Jack Harder, owner of Harder Services, a nearly century-old, fourth-generation family business based in Hempstead.

With such deep roots in the community, it’s no wonder Harder won Best Landscaping on Long Island in the 2018 Bethpage Best of Long Island competition. K&D Tree Masters earned the title of Best Tree Service on Long Island in that annual contest. And the public voted Atlas Asphalt the Best Mason on Long Island this year.

All three won high praise from their clientele — no small feat in a suburban community where homeowners are known for having uncompromisingly high standards.

Harder’s work has been on display at the new Yankee Stadium, Lincoln Center, Roosevelt Field Mall and dozens of other high-profile locations.

At Atlas, this leader in the paving industry has had a reputation for quality, integrity, safety, and customer satisfaction for the past 30 years. The proof is in the paving: They’ve resurfaced millions of square feet of blacktop across Long Island. Their expert craftsmen also do masonry and sealcoating for commercial and residential clients.

And K&D won high marks for their responsiveness after Sandy downed countless trees across LI.

“After other tree companies did not return calls, or show up to quote, I was given the number for K&D,” one Massapequa woman says. “They hustled from the minute they got there.”

To find all the other 2017 Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestoflongisland.com Winners of the 2018 contest will be announced in February. Nominate your favorite businesses and people in the 2019 Best of Long Island program starting Jan. 1.

K & D Tree Masters can be reached at 631-957-8542 or k-d-tree-masters.com

Harder Services, Inc. can be reached at 516-481-8800 or harderservicesinc.com

Atlas Asphalt is located at 117 Brook Ave. in Deer Park. They can be reached at 631-242-5100 or atlasasphalt.com

 

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