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 did an amazing job on our outdoor living space! Everything from the initial meeting to the finished product has been wonderful! Steven listened to our ideas, asked questions, and then came back to us with a design that was even better than we dreamed! The crews that came to work on our project were incredible. The final result is an outdoor living space that looks as if it has always been a part of our home… not something that was added on. We would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to add outdoor living space to their home!

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