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Cooper Outdoor Living Space in Canal Winchester

This outdoor living space is a project we designed and installed for a new family in Canal Winchester, Ohio. The project is complete with a fire pit, built in seating, water feature, paver patio and built in space for grill.

Outdoor Living Space Canal Winchester Ohio
Paver Patio Canal Winchester OH
Fire Pit and Seating Wall
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Custom Gunite Swimming Pool Project in Dayton, OH

This is a custom gunite pool project that we really enjoyed working on. The travertine pool deck turned out great. This inground swimming pool project is complete with custom limestone coping, a custom water slide, pool house, spa, outdoor fireplace, boulder waterfall and more.

We’re planning to take some more pictures this spring 2014 and we’ll upload them as soon as we have them. For now, here’s what we have.

Custom Pool Dayton Oh
Inground Pool with Slide Dayton Ohio
Rock Waterfall in the works
Gunite Swimming Pool Dayton OH
Outdoor Fireplace
Gunite pool with spa Dayton Oh
Travertine Pool Deck
Custom Pool Slide Dayton Ohio
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Inground Spa Dayton OH
Swimming Pool Company Dayton OH
Pool Contractor Dayton Ohio
Pool Company Dayton Ohio

The Winds Cafe Patio in Yellow Springs, Ohio

We we’re/are honored to be apart of this patio renovation project for The Winds Cafe in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Nadia Malarkey of Yellow Springs was the designer of the new space and it couldn’t have turned out any better. Since completion, the new patio receives many compliments on a daily basis.

Here are some pictures of the new patio.

The Winds Cafe Patio Yellow Springs Ohio
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The Hospice of Dayton Paver Labyrinth

We we’re hired by The Hospice of Dayton to design and build a monument for their retiring CEO. After a few variations, they decided this design which included a paver labyrinth to be perfect.

Here are some pictures of the project.

Paver Labyrinth at The Hospice of Dayton
The Hospice Of Dayton Walkway
Custom Paver Labyrinth for The Hospice of Dayton

Note the custom cuts involved

Paver Labyrinth
Paver Labyrinth The Hospice of Dayton

If your organization is exploring the idea of a paver labyrinth and would like to speak with us regarding design, budget or any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Curious what a labyrinth is? This should help:

A labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. It combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path. The Labyrinth represents a journey to our own center and back again out into the world. Labyrinths have long been used as meditation and prayer tools.

A labyrinth is an archetype with which we can have a direct experience. We can walk it. It is a metaphor for life’s journey. It is a symbol that creates a sacred space and place and takes us out of our ego to “That Which Is Within.”

Labyrinths and mazes have often been confused. When most people hear of a labyrinth they think of a maze. A labyrinth is not a maze. A maze is like a puzzle to be solved. It has twists, turns, and blind alleys. It is a left brain task that requires logical, sequential, analytical activity to find the correct path into the maze and out.

A labyrinth has only one path. It is unicursal. The way in is the way out. There are no blind alleys. The path leads you on a circuitous path to the center and out again.

A labyrinth is a right brain task. It involves intuition, creativity, and imagery. With a maze many choices must be made and an active mind is needed to solve the problem of finding the center. With a labyrinth there is only one choice to be made. The choice is to enter or not. A more passive, receptive mindset is needed. The choice is whether or not to walk a spiritual path.

At its most basic level the labyrinth is a metaphor for the journey to the center of your deepest self and back out into the world with a broadened understanding of who you are.

Zeiger Travertine Patio, Stone Walkway and Outdoor Fireplace in Upper Arlington, OH

This is a project we installed for Zeiger Residence in Upper Arlington, OH (Suburb of Columbus, Ohio). The Zeigers had completely renovated the inside of their home and wanted to improve the backyard by adding a cozy fireplace area that was a separate space from the existing covered porch and brick patio.

We designed and installed a travertine paver patio with natural stone seating walls and a natural stone wood burning outdoor fireplace. This project was especially exciting because the home was going to be featured in the 2011 Kitchen Kapers Tour and Mrs. Zeiger (Merrit) is the honorary spokesperson for the organization. We we’re able to complete the project the evening before the event was to start.

Travertine patio with natural stone outdoor fireplace in Upper Arlington Ohio

The natural stone pathway with grass growing between each stone is made from Fond Du Lac stone which comes from Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin.

Fund Du Lac natural stone walkway Columbus, Ohio
Natural Stone Outdoor Living Space in Upper Arlington, Ohio
Natural Stone Outdoor Fireplace Columbus, Ohio
Travertine Paver Patio Columbus, Ohio

Here are a couple before pictures.

Brick Patio Upper Arlington, OH

If you would like to see some progress pictures of this project, please visit this project on our Facebook page.

Mendoza Unilock Umbriano Paver Patio with Built in Grill in Montgomery, Ohio

This is a project we just completed for a client that recently moved to the States from Argentina. When they purchased the house, the one area they weren’t fond of was the back patio. It was too small, had no character and they we’re able to entertain outdoor like they want. So they contacted us. We discussed some of the ways they planned and would like to use the space. With this information, we we’re able to design the perfect space using interlocking paving stones made by Unilock that resembled granite. We used a black accent paver around the perimeter of the patio to make the patio pop out. The built in grill island has a slide out door where the customer stores their propane tank.

After Completion
Paver Patio Montgomery Ohio
Built in grill outdoor kitchen montgomery ohio
During Construction
Unilock paver patio montgomery ohio
outdoor kitchen Montgomery OH
Built in grill Montgomery, Ohio
Before Construction

Paver: Unilock Umbriano

Color: Midnight Sky

Accent Paver Border: Unilock Il Campo

Color: Dark Charcoal

Seating Walls/Outdoor Kitchen/Steps: Unilock Brussels Block Dimensional

Color: Limestone

Granite: Black

Chambers Patio, Fire Pit & Seat Walls Washington Courthouse, OH

This paver project in Washington Courthouse, OH was a lot of fun and we really enjoyed working with this client. They struggled picking out material colors and choices so they told Mark the owner to pick for them. Needless to say the project turned out exceptional.

The client wanted a seperate space off their existing deck to lounge and enjoy a fire with their family of 5. Their house is the neighborhood hang out.

Paver Patio in Washington Courthouse OH

Paver: Unilock Brussels Block

Color: Sierra

Accent: Unilock Copthorne

Color: Burnt Clay

Seat Wall / Fire Pit: Unilock Brussels Block

Color: Sierra

Wall Cap: Unilock Brussels Block Double Fullnose

Column Cap: Unilock Ledgestone Pillar Cap

Hopkins Paver Patio Re-Design in Centerville, OH

This project is located in Centerville in the Ashbury Meadows development. The client had a very outdated paver patio that didn’t integrate well with the architecture of the home so it wasn’t very inviting. We created a design that welcomed and made the hot tub more usable regardless of the weather.

Since installation, the client has contacted us letting us know how much they love their new patio and how many compliments they’ve recieved.

Paver patio in Centerville, OH

Progress Pictures

Before pictures

Pavers: Unilock Camelot

Color: River Blend

Carriage Hill HomeArama 2014 Tuscan Style Outdoor Living Space Mason, Ohio

This is a project we completed this year. The client contacted us in early spring with lots of ideas but couldn’t put them all together to create a space that made sense for their family and lifestyle. The design goals were to incorporate a pizza oven and outdoor kitchen that was easily accessible from the back door of the house into a tuscan inspired outdoor living space large enough to entertain their growing family and the large groups of friends and family that they often entertain. There were also substantial grade changes that had to be addressed without using typical man made materials that would take away from the tuscan style.

The Tuscan Inspired Outdoor Living Design

Tuscan Inspired Outdoor Living Space and Pizza Oven

The Before

Before Picture

And The After
















Outdoor Living Space with Covered Patio and Fireplace in Mason, OH

This is an outdoor living space we designed and built for a growing family in Mason, Ohio looking to create an outdoor space that would provide shade, privacy and extend their patio season. The custom built gas fireplace not only provides the perfect spot for their tv, it also add great privacy to their new space. We added two ceiling heaters making the space enjoyable even on late fall days.