Our Services

We offer everything from landscaping, remodeling services and handyman and concierge services. With 25 years experience we offer complete services on the Outer Banks.


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Click here to read testimonials from our satisfied clients from over the years. See why Distinctive Group is the leader on the Outer Banks, NC.
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Dear Rex,

I wanted to write and thank you and your team for the outstanding job you did on our home renovation.  The project was extensive, with work on all three floors including plumbing, electrical, duct work, drywall, carpentry and flooring – finished off with a high quality paint job of the entire interior.  With the number of elements involved I had concerns that it might not get done on time, but your team did it and I was able to have my renters move in on schedule – and my management company told me that week they did not get a single complaint so all the details were clearly tended to!

Living 300 miles away from the house I was concerned with overseeing the project but it was not necessary as you kept us informed.  You are an honest guy to deal with and I appreciated not being “change ordered” throughout the process.  As you found other issues during the renovation, I appreciated you pointing out the things that needed to be done (eg., exterior wood rot that would have been a problem in the future had it not been dealt with now), and distinguishing from other things that were nice to have but not necessary.  In the end we have a beautiful house built with quality that will last – we can’t express enough how delighted we are with the end product.

Thanks again to you and your team – you will certainly get our future business!

Regards – Chuck and Niamh Crotty

Your team did an outstanding job on the trees and removal of “jungle debris” at our home. We had not idea that our property was that large on the east side of the house. It looks awesome, and now we can enjoy the beauty of our lot without wondering what might be “lurking in the jungle”. It was a pleasure working with Distinctive Landscaping and we will most certainly use your services in the future.

Thank you, Michelle and Greg Barone

I have worked with Todd Ottenstein and his companies for 3 years. He has been found to be a reputable businessman and produces quality service and product. Todd is one of my larger accounts and all transactions have been exemplary.

Thank you, Elaine

I wanted to thank you for work well done on our OBX home on Buck Island. Last fall your company re-landscaped our entire yard and this spring repainted the exterior of the house.

Alex and I appreciated the attention to details and diligent follow up with each phase of the projects. You always returned phone calls, emails and followed through as promised. Your crew and staff are always responsive and pleasant. We were very pleased with the quality of the work.We have come to depend on Distinctive Landscaping for the many services offered homeowners at the OBX.

Many Thanks, Pat and Alex Gorsky

Recently we sold our home at 927 Corolla Kazbah. We wanted to thank you for the many years of landscape care. As we live in a distance away it was good to know that the property was taken care of and always looked great!

Thank You – Michael and Bev Kaczmarski

Dear prospective landscaping customers of Distinctive Landscaping and Remodeling. I am happy to recommend the services of Distinctive Landscaping and Remodeling for your landscaping/yard maintenance needs. My husband and I have been satisfied customers for many years, and decided to remain so when the company changed hands years ago. We continue to be well pleased. We have a monthly maintenance contract, which is reasonably proved and includes mowing, trimming of bushes and weeding. When we need additional work done, they respond in a timely way at a fair price (i.e. mulching, planting, clearing, fencing, etc.)

The people in their crew are friendly and want to please, and if the yard workers cannot answer your questions they quickly get someone who can. Estimates are done promptly as are the jobs, once contracted. Again, we recommend them highly.

Yours Truly, Peter Tolson

Remodeling Testimonials

Hi there. I would first like to say thank you for everything. The entire project looks great. I also want to share some impressions that I have had over the past few days. First and foremost the men that you have working for you are extremely polite and professional.

Having a customer around as much as we were can often be a hindrance when a job of this nature is taking place. They never seemed to mind and always were accommodating. Joaquin always seemed to have the men on point and was very professional. He is a true asset to your family. I wish I knew everyone else’s name to give them credit as well, but just know they all were fantastic. All of them!

The quality of the work is top notch. From the design on down to the quality of work done cannot be surpassed by anyone else I have worked with over the last 10 years. The speed in which the job was completed is mind blowing. I don’t know how else to put it. Simply amazing. Well maybe I do know another way to say it, anyway…Thank you.

Mike and Jay called often to follow up with me to make sure everything was going as planned. This from a customer’s stand point is great customer service. And of course Todd, you are always in touch making sure the job is the way that it needs to be. These a great signs that the company that you are working with truly cares about the job and the customer. In today’s world that is impressive and sets you and your company apart from your competition.

You all will be the only company I will refer for this type of work ever. Thanks again from the bottom of my heart. Kami I can never say that enough. When we finish our part (painting and landscaping) we would love you all to come over and enjoy some cold beers and a burger with us.

Chris Trusz – Maintenance Manager – Brindley Beach vacations

I believe that you are aware that we continue to keep our home in the best possible condition not only for renters but also for ourselves. Many of the improvements will not be noticeable to renters but are indeed improvements. This year alone we have replaced the refrigerator, interior cooling units as well as window replacements.

One of the latest projects was replacing all of the windows and exterior siding on the side facing the ocean. Distinctive did the work and we can say that their work was excellent. Although we had some timing difficulties due to the power washing, spring clean and interior trim, Distinctive worked with us and Emma to make it happen. Their workmanship is superb; the interior trim is outstanding, a real craftsman’s work. They were neat, clean, honest and completed the work without additional costs, even though they discovered acrobat ants in the wood! And they kept us informed of each step of the project via video through email.

We have been and continue to be pleased with the work Distinctive has done on our home. Just want you to know this is a company we rely on and will use in the future for renovations and repair.

John & Carol Turoczi

Thank you everyone who did such a beautiful job on our home.

God Bless, Bob & Trina Eber

We wish to thank Distinctive Landscaping and especially Eric Bell for their efforts in stalling the pool at our beach house. Although the lead time was short the pool was completed in time for the beginning of the season. The workmanship was excellent. We are very happy with the whole project. Please feel free to show our pool to prospective customer and to use us for a reference.

Sincerely, James Ingram

I am happy to write a reference for Todd Ottenstein and the Distinctive Landscaping’s remodeling division. They have recently enclosed a screened porch and completely remodeled my kitchen in my home on Lighthouse Drive in Whalehead, Corolla. They have successfully and attractively converted and unused space (porch) into a bright, comfortable and useful space; at the same time, they completely modernized my 20 year old kitchen and make it more attractive (actually, I think it is beautiful!!), as well as better utilizing the space available for cabinets and other amenities.

In addition to being please with the outcome, I can report that they had to do most of the work in my absence, but still tried to protect the rest of the house from the mess, and were very responsive to all my anxious phone calls about the progress of the job. Also, when there were one or two instances of appliance arriving damaged, they made sure that they were replaced promptly, with little disruption to my use of the kitchen.

The workers kept the work area as clean as possible. They were very pleasant whenever I was there, and showed up as planned-no long gaps when they were “on the job”. Mr. Ottenstein was frequently on site, and took a close interest in the job. The completion of the job was very close to the date we agreed on, and the short delay was not cause by them, but by the cabinet manufacturer.

In summary, I would highly recommend Distinctive for any remodeling work you may be considering. They are not in the business of building new homes, so you r remodel IS their priority, and they do it very well.

Yours Truly, Margaret (Bunni) Latkin

A real “breath of fresh air” in the remodeling business in the Outer Banks.

Thanks, Phil Broughton, Corolla, NC

Just a note, to thank you all for responding to my needs concerning my recently completed remodeling job in Corolla. You staff was extremely responsive, concerned and communicate to the specials needs of absentee owners. Through your courteous customer attention and involvement, the issues were satisfactorily resolved in a minimum amount of time.

Thanks for being there for this absentee owner!!

Regards, Philip P. DiDomenico

I just wanted to drop you a note to say how pleased we are with the work performed by you and your crew on our rental home. We had heard legions of horror stories about large-scale renovators, but experienced none of them with Distinctive Landscaping and Remodeling. Both the kitchen and bathroom overhauls went off painstakingly – as painless as renovations can be, of course – and we ended the contracts on time and pretty darn close to on budget (except for my profligate spending on bathroom fixtures). We never felt pressured or as if we were being left ignorant or deceived. All in all, working with Distinctive Landscaping and Remodeling was a fabulous experience and me I would surely recommend to other homeowners.

Yours, Tate and Aarah Linden

Thank you for finishing my house in Corolla so quickly. We really appreciate the quality of your work. As you know, it is difficult to manage this property at times as we live in Alaska, but I know this project is in good hands with your company. Thank for this good work.

Sincerely, Dr. Todd Boling

We couldn’t help but pass along this note to say thanks for a job well done! We could not be happier with our homes new exterior. You and your staff paid attention to the details, kept us informative of progress and quickly and proactively addressed any issues – as small as they may be.

The Onyx decking is specular – just beautiful, and without the annual maintenance! The new decking coupled with the painted/stained rails and pickets make for a completely new appearance. Your help with the creative approach to our facade modification, to include the installation of small pergolas was spot on.

Todd, our past 3 years of remodeling here on the Outer Banks could certainly have been less stressful – and more predictable, had we chosen Distinctive Landscaping and Remodeling from the start. You and your staff demonstrated professionalism and the highest level of customer service. We could have not asked for more.

Gene Murphy

Just a note on your work: although we ran into some timing difficulties with the ordering of the framing and the shades, everything was done and done well. I again wish to compliment Distinctive and in particular Jay, for his updates and overall management of the project and Tim for his crafts man’s touch to the interior framing. Both gentlemen were helpful, courteous and knowledgeable. When I last saw the project, I was pleased; we’ll let you know if there are any problems when we get down there again in April.

Would we hire Distinctive again for another project? Absolutely! Nice job.

Drs. John & Carol Turoczi


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