What spurred your interest in landscape design and outdoor living?
Chad had a passion for working on outdoor projects and built a skill set ranging from stone walls and landscaping, to painting and carpentry. The entrepreneur in him decided he could start his own business and capitalize on his experience. As his wife, Kelli came on board as a designer. This year they are celebrating 20 years in business.
What is the main focus of your company?
Outdoor living. Whether that means a screened in patio, a deck with a fireplace, or an outdoor kitchen—whatever features the client wants—they are focused on doing it right from start to finish.
What is new in outdoor design?
Color, color, color. It is so inspiring to see manufacturers of railings, stone, and deck building materials add color to their selection. It has opened up a whole new way to design and personalize projects. Another notable change is that there are more contemporary options becoming available regarding shapes and materials.
What is trending in outdoor living?
We’re installing a lot of TV walls and firepits. As long time Columbus residents, we know how passionate this town is about OSU and sports in general. A properly designed and equipped outdoor space should be an extension of your home and enjoyed all four seasons. Homeowners who spend all their time—and remodeling budget—indoors are missing a BIG part of home enjoyment.
Where do you begin with homeowners?
Their budget. It is always good to dream big, but how much those dreams cost is a hard reality. But that is where we come in. We want to hear the dreams, but we also want to work with their budgets and make suggestions on alternatives.
What about timing?
We are a small company that cares about each project. Before construction even begins, we take care of the permits, work with HOAs and track material deliveries. Based on the scope of your project, we will give you a reasonable timeline. However, we don’t over promise and under deliver just to get a job. And if you are hoping for a new outdoor room this spring, now is a great time to start the process.
Article originally appeared in September 2023