Outdoor Living Space

We could not be happier with the entire process we have gone through with Gene Bessette, and everyone at Bessette Hardscapes. The initial meetings where we worked together to combine our ideas with Gene’s vision for our back yard transformation, really gave us the confidence and made our choice in contractor easy. There was a real sense of collaboration and creativity we did not get from the other contractors we contacted.

We were delighted to watch as the ideas, plans and vision began to take shape. It was very impressive to see the professionalism, attention to detail, and complete dedication of Gene, William, Drew (Fountain Bleu), and Cadence as the project really began to come together. At the completion of the installation we were entirely satisfied with the construction of all the hardscape elements, and the design was entirely in concert with our collaborative plans and vision.

Gene and the entire crew at Bessette Hardscapes were professional, courteous and friendly throughout the entire project. This was a relatively long project, and we quickly realized having Gene and crew around our home, family and pets, was a good thing and there was no reason to be concerned. We are already looking forward to the 3rd phase of our project in the spring and we have no doubt, that the final touches will really bring this project to a hugely successful completion.

Phil & Laurie - Hampden, MA

Raised Patio, Seat Wall, and BBQ Pit

Bessette Hardscapes came in and transformed our backyard into a beautiful entertaining space. Our backyard was an unusable area with gravel and some grass. It was very hard to entertain back there. Gene was very easy to work with and listened to what we wanted and made it even more beautiful then we expected. We highly recommend Bessette Hardscapes and we look forward to using them again in the future.

Jeff and Audrey Godere

Goshen Stone Walkway

Last fall, Gene and his crew turned a dangerous, weed infested stone walk, that looked like a dry stream bed, into a smooth, safe, beautiful, closely fitted Goshen stone walk that is a perfect approach to our late‐17th‐century‐style home. He listened to our concerns and drew-up a plan that included a few additional touches that we hadn’t imagined…for a price lower than estimates by other stone workers. The work was completed in the span of a single weekend. The clean-up was immaculate. We have already planned to have him do additional work on a stone wall as soon as the snow melts.

Ken & Carolyn Samonds - Amherst, MA

Retaining Wall & Walkway

My wife and I recommend to anyone considering installing a patio, walkway or wall to contact Bessette Hardscapes and schedule an onsite appointment with Gene Bessette. Gene’s expertise and knowledge was critical to our hardscape design selection and outcome. Needless to say we are very pleased with the result and would recommend Bessette Hardscapes to anyone.

John & Elaine O’Brien - Feeding Hills, MA


What a pleasure to work with Gene – quick,efficient but never skimping on quality or professionalism! Within 24 hours when Gene did our patio a few years ago, our backyard was immediately transformed with a quality, stylish sitting area and it continues to look brand new. We were so pleased that last year we had a new front walk done. Within hours, the old asphalt walk that had been riddled with frost heaves and cracks was removed and replaced with a gorgeous cobblestone paved walk. The look was an instant upgrade to our property that we continue to admire. The walk was done so well that there is no trace of weathering from the extreme cold and frost this past winter. If you are thinking of any landscape projects, you can’t go wrong in contacting Gene.

Ann & Paul Johnson - Chicopee, MA

Secret Garden

I enjoyed having Gene involved in this project not only because he is a skilled hardscape landscaper but he was friendly, polite, and easy to get along with. He seemed to really enjoy what he was doing and got involved with the project offering ways to to improve the project without changing my original design goals. He came on time, worked quietly, and always cleaned up thoroughly at the end of each day. I can recommend Gene with great enthusiasm. Plants are mostly in and enjoy adding bits and pieces as I go. It’s a lovely retreat. Thank you for bringing it in to reality.

Katie George - Amherst, MA

Stairs & Goshen Walkway

Gene listens…he sees what you want and need….he takes your ideas and desires and combines it with his vision and experience and makes your dreams come true. When you have a vision and the talent to make a meticulous product….I call you an artist.

Joyce O’Donnell - Southwick, MA


From start to finish, we couldn’t have asked for more. Gene is very knowledgeable and attentive to detail. He listened to what we were looking for both in looks and budget. Gene’s experience and passion shows in his planning and workmanship. He came up with a design and plan that looks awesome and works well. Gene is just good at what he does. I have and will continue to recommend his work. Best of luck with continued success.

Barry, Jess and Riley - Westfield

Wall and Planter

We originally contacted Bessette Hardscapes to replace a failing wood retaining wall on our property. Within a few hours after our first email to Bessette Hardscapes, Gene had contacted us, and we had scheduled an initial appointment.

We were impressed with Gene from our first meeting and felt that he would be a good partner to undertake this work. During that project, Gene’s strengths as both a very capable landscape contractor as well as a creative designer came through.  What may have started as a retaining wall replacement truly transformed our property and our home.

We were so happy with Gene’s work that we engaged him again to replace a front planter for our home. This project was much more ‘design-focused’ that involved placement of boulders, plantings and complimentary stone fill. We couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome. Once again, Bessette Hardscapes upgraded the look and feel of our home and did so on time and budget.

Gene and his team have been excellent to work with; we would recommend them to anyone and cannot wait to get started on our next project.

The Conroys

Longmeadow, MA

Retaining Wall, Patio, and Walkway

“Very impressed with the work and dedication.  We are thrilled with the finished product!”


Bo Sullivan
Irish Cultural Center of Western New England