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January 29, 2019 Uncategorized

Texas Custom Patios

Awarded Best Of Houzz 2019

Awarded by Community of Over 40 Million Monthly Users, Annual BOH Badge Highlights Home Remodeling & Design Professionals with Top Ratings and Most Popular Home Designs

 

January  2019 – Texas Custom Patios has won “Best Of Design, Customer Service, Design Photography” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design. The turnkey custom design project builder was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 2.1 million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.  This is the 4th year in a row for Texas Custom Patios to score this coveted title!  

The Best Of Houzz badge is awarded annually, in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design awards honor professionals whose work was the most popular among the Houzz community. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including a pro’s overall rating on Houzz and client reviews submitted in 2018. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award.

A “Best Of Houzz 2019” badge will appear on winners’ profiles as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

“Best of Houzz is a true badge of honor as it is awarded by our community of homeowners, those who are hiring design, remodeling and other home improvement professionals for their projects,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We are excited to celebrate the 2019 winners chosen by our community as their favorites for home design and customer experience, and to highlight those winners on the Houzz website and app.”

To follow us on Houzz, read our reviews, or check out our award-winning projects, visit here!

About Houzz

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow, Tel Aviv and Tokyo. Houzz is a registered trademark of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit houzz.com.

 

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2018 Star Awards Winners

August 29, 2018 Awards, Patio Design

The Texas Association of Builders (TAB) announced and presented the 2018 Star Awards winners on Thursday, Aug. 9 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas. The highly-coveted Star Awards are given annually in conjunction with the Sunbelt Builders Show™ to recognize excellence in all areas of the home building industry. More than 500 entries were submitted for consideration for this year’s awards. Entries were judged by industry experts from across the nation, including Aaron Crowe (Benton, Ark.), Mike Goodrich (Beaverton, Ore.), Gretchen Palmer (Scottsdale, Ariz.) and Bill Sager (Tacoma, Wash.).

In 1992, TAB launched the Star Awards – the only statewide tribute to excellence in the home building industry. The annual competition showcased the outstanding work of builders, remodelers, architects, designers, and sales, marketing, and construction professionals in Texas.

We are proud to announce we are the winners in three categories:

Remodeler – Best Outdoor Living Space – $100K-$150K

Remodeler – Best Outdoor Living Space – Under  $60K

Remodeler – Best Outdoor Living Space –  $70K-$95K

Check out our website for details on all our featured projects, learn more!  

From Our Home to Yours

December 22, 2017 Interview, Patio Contractor

Chances are if you are reading this blog right now, you are doing some patio pondering.  So will it be a covered patio or pergola? Outdoor kitchen or dining (or both)?  Maybe a fireplace or perhaps a beautifully lit fire pit?  Stone, granite, paint color … so many things to think about, but your first question should be … why Texas Custom Patios?

Let us help you answer that first!  We are a family-owned and operated business with offices located in Houston and Irving, Texas.  We proudly serve the greater Houston area and parts of Dallas/Fort Worth.  We have completed thousands of outdoor living projects since we opened our patio doors in 2004.

The TCP Difference

We offer personalized service and flexible payment terms, and when you choose to work with us, you’ll work with the same project developer every step of the way.  Start to finish, preliminary design stage all the way to project completion and clean-up.  It’s nice to have one main person that you can really count on each day.

We specialize in providing turnkey design solutions for outdoor living, including patio covers; outdoor kitchens; screened porches; room additions; pergolas and decks; outdoor fire features and so much more!  View our portfolio here to get a better idea of what you would like.

We Stand Behind Our Work

At Texas Custom Patios, we’re confident in our work, and we want you to feel confident, too!  That’s why we offer a two-year warranty for materials and workmanship, and a five-year warranty for structural components of your home improvement project.  We also have one million dollars in liability insurance to protect against accidents and injury.

Exact Quote Promise

When you schedule a consultation with one of our experienced project developers, you’ll receive more than just a ballpark figure.  We’ll tell you exactly how much your outdoor living project will cost – down to the penny!  So many times if you get a bid from multiple builders, they will give you a soft bid to entice you, but the costs add up as the project gets built, leaving you with something much higher than you were promised.   Every estimate of ours includes a detailed drawing with specifications and dimensions, plus rendered views and elevations -so you can see a preview of your completed project!  It’s like your day dreams come to life on paper, making it that much more fun to start building!

The Best of the Best (we always come full circle)

Year after year we are awarded and recognized for being the best in the business.  We constantly receive an A+ from the BBB (read our reviews here), and we are noticed by everyone from the National Association of Home Builders to fans on Houzz.  We love hearing from our customers and sharing the stories of how what we build for them has changed their lives.

We hope you will give us the chance to build a dream for you, but before we do that, let’s get to know us.

 

Meet our Houston team!

 

 Rob Douglass – Partner and Project Developer
Rob is a family man who loves Houston, enjoys the outdoors and watching sports (his superstitions played a big part in the Astros World Series win)!
I was a YMCA Director before starting Texas Custom Patios in 2004.  The thing I enjoy most about TCP is seeing our talented Project Developers take our business in new directions with creative design ideas and problem-solving techniques.  Fun fact… I’m preparing to be a first-time grandfather in 2018!

Katherine Douglass – Managing Partner and Office Manager

Katherine is energetic and loves to laugh!

I love being a part of a company that works with homeowners to create a new and exciting outdoor space at their homes. Fun fact… I have taught dance for more years than I want to admit and have been the Grandmother and Rat King in BalletForte’s Nutcracker for 16 years.
Steven Schell – Partner and Project Developer
Steven has been an expert in outdoor living for most of his adult life.

I love designing unique/functional outdoor spaces and teaching others to do the same! Fun fact… I once broke both arms at the same time.  Ouch!

Ryan Guikema – Project Developer
Ryan has been with TCP for 8 years and helps in the the South/Southeast Houston area.
My background is in Commercial Project Management and Contractor/Retail Sales.  I love the ability we bring to make someone’s backyard dreams a reality.  Fun fact… I’m a musician and am pretty handy in the kitchen… outdoor kitchen that is.
Brian Reed – Project Manager
Brian is a family man and has been married for 17 years and is a proud dad to two sons!
It is great working for TCP because we get to help homeowners bring their backyards from a dream/wish to reality.  Fun fact… I am a huge fan of sports and music.
Chris Clark – Project Developer 
Chris is a retired veteran and has lived in Texas for the last 5 years!
I love being able to create a space that families will enjoy and use to come together.  Fun fact… I love to travel and have been able to visit almost 20 countries and have lived in 6 countries for 6 months or more.
Dean Pyfferoen – Project Developer 
Dean is originally from Wisconsin and is a father of two!
My prior careers were in bridge construction and account management for a construction supply company.  I love seeing a project grow from a drawing to the actual finished product, also I love the people we work with.  Fun fact… I’m a big baseball fan and love hanging by the ocean!
Daniel Vedas – Assistant Project Manager 
Daniel loves to golf, hunt, fish and is a sand volleyball enthusiast.
I come from a project managing background for a low voltage electric company.  I love working with Texas Custom Patios because it gives me the ability to provide people with a quality project, plus I love seeing our projects featured online and in magazines!  Fun fact… I have broken over 10 bones before the age of 30.

Kendall Adams – Office assistant

Kendall is originally from Houston but has also lived on the East & West coasts.  She has four wonderful kids!
I am so thankful for my people, the ones I get to do life with.  I love the great people I get to work with at TCP!  Fun fact… I like to climb mountains, jump hurdles, and enjoy roller coaster rides.
 Brandi Howard – Office Assistant
Brandi is married and has two beautiful daughters.  She grew up in a beach town in Florida, but moved to Texas 25 years ago.
Before working for Texas Custom Patios I was a System Consultant, but joined the TCP family 5 years ago.  It’s fun to be able to talk to clients on the phone to find out their wants and needs of a project and get them set up with a Project Manager.  It’s great to be able to help them get started with that dream project.  Fun fact… My family and I love Disney World.  We generally vacation there once or twice a year.
 If you would like to meet our DFW area team, click here!

What’s Our Specialty?

November 28, 2017 Interview, Outdoor Living

After 20 years as a non-profit executive director for the YMCA, with a lot of facility responsibilities, Rob Douglass was ready for a change.  “My wife Katherine and I both grew up in Houston , then went away for college and career building.  A few years later, when we moved back to Fort Bend County in southwest Houston, there were all these new homes springing up in one of the fastest growing areas in the country.

There was one word they thought all those homeowners needed more of… SHADE!  This is where Texas Custom Patios was born.  For the rest of the story and more on our specialty, read here!

 

“Cool Cabana”

July 28, 2017 Patio Design

 

 

Named “Cool Cabana” by Hearth & Home for August, this project in Houston is simply stunning.   This covered patio project was completed earlier this year and is not only attracting new neighbor friends for this homeowner, but it’s catching the eye of many.  This was also our featured Project of the Month for May of this year, to explore all the details, visit here.

 

 

 

For more cabana-esque projects, stroll through our gallery for freestanding patio covers.

It’s a Breeze …

April 28, 2017 Patio Design

On many occasions, some home owners see their breezeway as something that complicates a potential project.  Others just may not understand what can be done with a breezeway at all.  Some even decide to not pursue a potential patio addition because of this confusion, which is a big mistake!

To start, let’s describe what a breezeway is …

Typically the breezeway connects the house to the garage to protect you from the elements while walking between the two.  Sometimes the breezeway will have your electrical wires running through it, as the breaker box is in the garage.  This is very common and not anything to be concerned about.  The breezeway is typically built to hold only the weight of the breezeway with absolutely zero additional weight.

When Texas Custom Patios comes out for a site visit, we will look at your breezeway and discuss the options available to you.  On average, it’s best to remove the breezeway and run the electrical in the attic space of the new patio cover.

Sometimes we will cut off the existing breezeway and re-attach the remaining breezeway to the new porch, or we build a totally new breezeway if that makes most sense.  Many times homeowners convince themselves this cannot be done, but it’s really not a big deal.  On rare occasions the electrical wires can create a challenge, but your project developer will discuss options to work around this. Our expertise allows us to create a clean, well-thought-out look that even the builder of your home would have done had they built the cover themselves. We have found removing the breezeway, when possible, is a best practice in our industry.

Don’t let your breezeway keep you from exploring a project … trust us, it’s a breeze!  To explore a variety of options to consider when building your patio, click here!

 

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

Our Customers Love Us

Rob came by our house and looked at what we wanted. We wanted our patio to cover a width of 50 feet between our bedroom and garage. Our garage was not parallel to our house and posed a building problem, but Rob solved that problem and blended our patio with our house and the garage. The crews were very professional and did a fantastic job. They cleaned up after themselves every day, and the backyard was immaculate when they finished. Rob did a fantastic job designing our patio the way we wanted it to be. Texas Custom Patios was the only company that also properly designed the patio for us. We love the results and would only recommend them to anyone else looking to add an outdoor living area to their home. They are a first rate company.

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