Award-Winning Outdoor Living Projects

July 25, 2020 Awards, Patio Design, Project of the Month

The Texas Association of Builders (TAB) was excited to announce 394 projects made the finals of the 2020 Star Awards. This year saw a record breaking 624 entries from 54 cities across the state of Texas. 

The out-of-state judges reviewed 187 categories and select the best in Texas. TAB launched the Star Awards program in 1992 and it remains the only statewide tribute to excellence in the residential homebuilding industry.

Winners were just revealed at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas during the Sunbelt Builders Show™.

This year’s entries showcased the outstanding work of builders, remodelers, architects, designers, sales professionals, marketing professionals, construction professionals and industry leaders in Texas and surrounding areas. With nearly 200 categories to choose from and hundreds of entries each year, it’s impressive to be recognized.

We are proud to announce that Texas Custom Patios was nominated in four different categories and we won all four! It’s an honor to be recognized among other elite builders. Here are the projects that impressed the judges!

Winner 50 – 75k

This older home needed a backyard make-over. The family needed some shade, a nicer area to entertain, and a built-in kitchen. For details and pictures on this entire project, click here.

Winner 75k – 100k

The homeowners wanted to add about 850 square feet of outdoor living space, so we added an expansive kitchen, living room and dining area. We worked through the existing drainage issues, and added Astro Turf. Now the home is complete and perfect for entertaining! For details and pictures on this entire project, click here.

Winner 100k – 125k

The customer had an existing pergola with arches that were on its last leg. They wanted to remove the deteriorating pergola and add a space that could add the “wow” factor to the backyard when they looked out their living room window. They wanted a space that could blend with the architecture of the home along with the design of the pool. For details and pictures on this entire project, click here.

Winner 125k – 150k

This project needed remodeling in both the front and the back of the home. This gorgeous patio was done in a contemporary style complete with an outdoor dining and living area. For details and pictures on this entire project, click here.

If you would like to see more of our work, click here. To see the 2020 award program in its entirety, click here.

Texas Custom Patios Is Growing

October 28, 2017 Patio Contractor

We are so excited to extend our patio living space to make room for some new Texas Custom family members.   We are like a family here, so when we welcome new people aboard, we want you to meet them!  Here’s the new crew from our new Dallas/Ft. Worth office.

From left to right: Josh Miller, David Elliot, Crystal Morgan, Collin Jarrell, Lilia Alvarez, Joshua Murray (Not pictured: Gavin Minnis)

Josh Miller – Project Developer
Josh is a West Texas boy that loves the outdoors and helping others enjoy it also.
I have a background in customer service and sales, most recently in the oil and gas industry.  I love the quality that TCP brings to the table. It’s not your average patio covering, it’s a custom built extension of the original home for the homeowner to enjoy an amazing outdoor lifestyle.  Fun fact… I love going to national parks and took a 2 month camping road trip hitting 6 major national parks in the western US with lots of smaller ones in between.
David Mitchell Elliot – Project Developer
David originally from Minnesota is an avid golfer who moved to Texas 3 years ago with his wife, Betty.
I’m a former pastor, philosophy teacher and concrete company owner.  I love the personality of the Texas Custom Patios and the organization itself.  The product we produce is awesome!  Fun fact… I played pro basketball in Europe in the early eighties.
Crystal Morgan – Office Manager
Crystal was born and raised in the DFW area!
My entire career has been in office management ranging from advertising to country clubs. I  love working with TCP because I am able to see complete, beautiful outdoor living transformations! It’s absolutely amazing to see all kinds of projects from start to finish.  Fun fact… I’m a huge animal lover!
Lilia Alvarez – Office Assistant 
Lilia was born and raised in Dallas,Texas!
I enjoy all of the wonderful customers I get to speak with and seeing the finished projects the designers work so hard on.  Fun fact… I enjoy working on DIY/ fixer upper projects on the weekends!
Joshua Murray – Project Developer
He was born in Nuremberg Germany where his parents were stationed oversees.  He then grew up and served 9 years in the military.
I love creating awesome backyard experiences for homeowners and working with a good team!
Collin Jarrell – Lead Project Developer  
 Gavin Minnis – Project Developer (not pictured) 

Builder Spotlight: The Awesome Twosome

September 22, 2016 Interview

Just as important as the people who meet you at your home to build your covered patio, are the wonderful voices of the people who answer your calls and help guide you in the right direction! Today we are putting the spotlight on two young ladies that have worked hard for Texas Custom Patios each day for the last few years. They hear it all, now it’s time to hear from them!

Name: Brandi Howard

Texas Custom Patios - Brandi

How long with TCP? 4 Years

How long in this business? 4 years

What do you enjoy most about what you do? Getting to talk to different people and learning what outdoor projects they need help with.

Do you have a favorite project from the past? High end finishes in Royal Oaks and the contemporary outdoor living room in Montrose because they are totally different. I love the clean lines in the Montrose living space and all of the details that were done in the Royal Oaks space.

What’s the one thing that most clients say they HAVE to have? Covered patio!!

What do you think outdoor living space does for a home and person? Provides additional space for family.

 

 

Now meet, Kendall!  She prefers to stay behind the telephone lines and not be pictured.

Name: Kendall

How long with TCP: 2 years

How long in this business: 2 years

What do you enjoy most about what you do?  I really enjoy the people that I work with at TCP.  They are all such great people to be around!

Do you have a favorite project from the past? My favorite project is the Hill Country Charm with Scandinavian Accents with the outdoor fireplace and kitchen. It’s a beautiful outdoor living space!

What’s the one thing that most clients say they HAVE to have? Outdoor entertainment space

What do you hear most often from clients when everything is completed? They love the new addition to their home!

What do you think outdoor living space does for a home and person? Helps create their favorite place to go in their home.

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

Our Customers Love Us

Texas Custom Patios did an awesome job on our cover. I have enjoyed everything about it. The crew did a great job before, during, and after. I highly recommend them to everyone. Thank You for a beautiful patio.

© 2020 Texas Custom Patios

Virtual Initial Appointments During COVID-19

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