Completed Landscaping Projects
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Quentin and crew transformed our unique and failing backyard landscape into a space we use and enjoy. We are very happy with both the result and the process, from start to finish.
We were in the market for a nice fire pit and planned on just doing a traditional wood burning fit pit. Outdoor Living Experts (OLE) happen to come with an excellent proposal for investing into a gas fire pit and did an excellent job explaining the added benefits of the investment. We chose to move forward based off their recommendations and are so happy we did! Our family and friends love visiting in the cooler months of the year to warm up by the clean burning fire pit, that we can light up without any hassle. Best regards - David L.
Always professional from concept to design to execution. Friendly and easy to work with. We’ll be using Ole again in the near future.
They were prompt, clearly communicated and finished the job in just three days. I am extremely happy with the results.
Working With OLÉ
What Does Working With OLÉ Look Like?
Phase 1: Getting to Know You - Consultation
Every transformative journey at Outdoor Living Experts begins with a personalized on-site consultation led by our experienced designers. In this initial phase, we take the time to understand your needs, preferences, and budget, ensuring we align our expertise with your vision. Our team conducts a thorough site survey, discussing your project goals to formulate a clear path forward and determine the precise type of proposal needed.
Phase 2: Unleashing Creativity - Design
Our creative process takes center stage as we delve into brainstorming and planning your outdoor space. If a formal plan is deemed unnecessary, we proceed to craft a detailed written proposal, transparently listing materials and labor to ensure you have a comprehensive understanding of our offerings.
Should a scaled drawing be required, we initiate the design phase, requesting a design fee retainer, which is refunded upon project completion. This phase involves an extensive site analysis, ensuring an accurate representation of your property, evaluating grade elevations, addressing irrigation, proposing drainage solutions, and creating a 3D conceptual blueprint alongside a video tour of the site. Our aim is to complete the design within 10–14 days from our initial consultation, setting the stage for the next phase of your outdoor transformation.
Phase 3: Vision to Reality - Finalization
Depending on the complexity of your project, we may meet again at your home or at our office to finalize details. This stage allows us to showcase product samples and make any necessary adjustments to your proposal, ensuring our visions are perfectly aligned. We strive to make this phase an exciting journey towards creating a space that will bring you joy and satisfaction for years to come, ensuring you feel confident in your decisions.
Phase 4: Transformation in Action - Breaking Ground
With your commitment confirmed by signing the proposal, we order your materials and provide an estimated timeline for completion. Please note that exact start dates may vary due to weather conditions. We pride ourselves on our dependability; your designated crew will remain focused on your project until its completion. Pre-construction meetings ensure a seamless, safe installation process, with your production manager serving as your daily point of contact and our construction superintendent overseeing quality assurance. We take great care to respect your property and that of your neighbors throughout the construction phase.
Phase 5: Empowerment and Assurance - Educate
As we bring our work to completion, we invite you to a final walkthrough to ensure the project meets your expectations. We are committed to educating you on the proper care and maintenance of your new outdoor space, and we proudly stand by our warranties for both landscaping and hardscaping. Our trees and shrubs come with a one-year guarantee from the date of installation, and most of our Techo-Bloc pavers and walls are protected by a limited lifetime warranty, with a two-year installation guarantee provided by Outdoor Living Experts.
We encourage you to reach out if you have any questions or notice signs of decline post-installation. Your long-term satisfaction and the success of your landscape are of utmost importance to us at Outdoor Living Experts.
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Discover Historic Charm in Smithfield
Smithfield, Virginia, is renowned for its rich history and charming ambiance, offering residents and newcomers a quaint living experience. The historic downtown area is a testament to the city’s heritage, with well-preserved buildings and unique shops that transport visitors back in time. The St. Luke’s Historic Church and Museum, dating back to the 17th century, stands as a proud monument of Smithfield’s storied past, providing educational tours and community events throughout the year. For those looking to delve deeper into the local culture, the Isle of Wight County Museum showcases the area's history, including its famous ham industry. Residents take great pride in their community, and this is evident in the well-maintained public spaces and regular local events that bring everyone together.
Enjoy the Outdoors and Local Festivities
Smithfield’s scenic location along the Pagan River provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation. Windsor Castle Park, a favorite among locals, offers hiking trails, picnic areas, and stunning water views, making it a perfect spot for a family day out or a peaceful retreat. The town also plays host to various festivals and events throughout the year, such as the Smithfield Wine & Brew Fest and the Olden Days Festival, providing entertainment and a sense of community for residents of all ages. The Smithfield Farmers Market is another local gem, offering fresh produce, handmade crafts, and a chance to support local farmers and artisans.
Upscale Living in Smithfield’s Affluent Neighborhoods
For those seeking an upscale living experience, Smithfield presents a variety of affluent neighborhoods, each with its own unique character. Cypress Creek and Gatling Pointe are notable for their luxurious homes, manicured lawns, and access to top-notch amenities, including golf courses and country clubs. These communities provide a serene and secure environment, making them highly sought after by families and professionals alike. Additionally, the town’s commitment to preserving its historical roots while fostering a welcoming community makes Smithfield a desirable place to call home.
With its blend of history, community, and upscale living, Smithfield stands out as a unique and enchanting place to live in Virginia. Outdoor Living Experts is excited to offer our premier landscaping services to enhance the beauty and functionality of homes in this delightful town.