Builder Spotlight: Where It All Begins

May 17, 2016 Interview

Texas Custom Patios is a family-owned and operated business located in Stafford, Texas and Irving, Texas, but our service area covers most of the greater Houston area and many parts of the Dallas – Fort Worth area. We have completed more than 1,300 outdoor living projects since we opened our doors in 2004.  Part of the reason we are so successful?  We have an amazing staff!  Please take the time to meet someone coming up on her one year anniversary and take a look at her current favorite project!


Jessica - Texas Custom Patios


Full name: Jessica Harper


Title:  Office Administrator


How long with TCP?  Almost one year!  


How long in this business?  I have 12+ years of property and restaurant management, accounting, marketing and customer service.  This is, however, my first time working with an outdoor living company.  I am loving it!


What do you enjoy most about what you do? I enjoy working with homeowners and being the first step in helping their dream patio become a reality.


What’s inspiring in the construction/build world to you?  The outdoor living world is still a fairly new market in DFW.  Some homeowners aren’t even aware of what is possible for their patio design!  It’s very inspiring to see an amazing design come to life and see an ecstatic homeowner that now has a space they can enjoy nearly year-round with their family.


Do you have a favorite project from the past?  My “favorite” is ever-changing!  My current favorite is a project with a drastic before and after.  

What trends have you seen in outdoor design in the last few years?  It seems most people in Dallas have only had pergolas and arbors as an options for a “covered patio.”   We are bringing the new trend from Houston.  Roof structures that look original to your home with fully finished out ceilings for a very high-end look.  People are blown away by our pictures.


What do you see to be popular in the future?  With TCP-DFW just starting 18 months ago, I see us being popular.  I don’t think this new trend is something that will be going away anytime soon.  I see our popularity continuing to grow and grow!


What’s the one thing that most clients say they HAVE to have?  Electrical wiring for an outdoor TV. 


What do you hear most often from clients when everything is completed?  “You have to come to our first BBQ!”


What do you think outdoor living space does for a home and person?  We live in Dallas.  We are not near the ocean, most of us are not near any lakes or other water, and there are no mountains.  I think outdoor living spaces give people a desire to entertain themselves and their family outdoors in a way they had never even considered.  When you have the correct tools, (i.e., lighting, fans, fire feature, TV) enjoying Texas weather is possible at virtually anytime of the year.  I believe it’s important to spend time outside.  Vitamin D is essential to your health, and taking time to relax under the moon and stars can do great things for your happiness!


Have a project in mind? We work throughout the Houston and Dallas - Fort Worth areas.

Our Customers Love Us

Texas Custom Patios was a pleasure to work with from first call to final detail on our patio cover and flooring. Everyone we worked with — office personnel on scheduling, crews on fast and quality work, and Steven helping with design ideas and scheduling and issue resolution — were all what contracting should be. We had been looking at our odd roofline, chimney location and numerous angles for over 10 years and received numerous quotes and estimates that just didn’t work or the contractors flatly said they couldn’t do what we were looking for . . . until Steven and TCP arrived and did exactly what we wanted (and more) on time, on budget, no hassle. We love our new space and receive many compliments on the look and functionality of the space and design. We would love to have TCP and Steven do another project for us and we recommend them to anyone.

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