SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Scape-Abilities owner Steve Costalos, a Westfield resident who grew up in Mountainside, is proud to celebrate 25 years of successful business this year.

“We’ve been around for 25 years in this area, and we have an excellent reputation,” said Costalos. “You only get that by doing the right thing.”

Scape-Abilities specializes in installations and maintenance — their team will design your project, build it and maintain it. The first step starts when you call them at 908-654-1155.

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“People have ideas of what they want to do,” Costalos said, whether they want to create an outdoor room for entertaining, spend more time in the backyard with their children or create a private retreat.

“I think what they’re getting is more of a life experience — it’s changing the way they use their home, which is where they spend the majority of their time.”

Westfield customers John and Bonnie hired Scape-Abilities first to extend their patio, then many times since.

“We have used them both for design and actual installation processes,” they wrote. “For the design process we found Steve and Kara very easy to work with. They listened to what we wanted and came back with ideas. Then we all sat down and discussed what we liked and didn’t like. It was a very easy process. They are great listeners and have great ideas as well. But they also support what you as their customer want.”

Scape-Abilities employs about 50 people during the height of the season. Costalos calls it a “destination company,” where employees want to be hired and stay.

“Their input is valuable and they’re in a rewarding place to work,” Costalos said.

Ralph Reyes, recurring services supervisor, has been with the company for 24 years.

“The treatment that you get here is really good,” Reyes said. “Steve has always been a good boss. That’s one of the things that made me continue to be here.”

That employee satisfaction shows in how they treat their customers.

“Kara, Steve and Mark and all the other workers who came for both jobs are a pleasure to work with.  We have five boys and they even took the time to chat with them when they interrupted them,” wrote John and Bonnie.

Customer Michael Boyle wrote, “From the day that we met with you and Kara to develop the plan you promised to manage all aspects of the work and your team has done a great job. After the final leaf removal, the weather was really nice and the lawn, landscaping, deck and fencing looked great. Thanks again for your help. You have a great team to be proud of.”

Scape-Abilities installed a sump pump for Al and Maggie Figuccio,

 “Your crew was very professional and detail oriented. Every portion of the job was carefully done and completed. We appreciate the quality work and outcome,” the Figuccios wrote.

“We used Scape-Abilities last year to design and install and extensive outdoor kitchen with a two-tier blue stone patio and multiple stone walls,” wrote Grace Kochanski. “Kara and Steve were great to work with in designing the plan. We met and gave them an idea of what we wanted and they drew up three great options for us to work from.  My husband and I felt that they really listened to what things were very important to us and made sure to include them in the plan.

“Mark was the project manager who was onsite almost daily. He was also a pleasure to work with. He really addressed any issues that I had in a timely manner.  Mark and Steve are both pretty particular when it comes to stonework and it really shows!”

Costalos said that it is amazing to him that he has been doing this for 25 years.

“There are so many people along the way that have been a huge part of this business’s success,” he said. “Family, friends, employees and customers that have always been supportive and loyal to me and Scape-Abilities. Thank you to all of you for going on this journey with me and I look forward to another 25 years in this business with all of you.” 

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