In 2016, John and his wife Julia wanted something very special to cover their open air living room for the home they were having built in Stafford Virginia. John was a successful local business owner and they had earned their dream home after years of hard work…but not with an unlimited budget. At first they contacted an architect, with whom they shared their vision. Once they had the renderings of the beautiful and ornate design, they reached out to local builders – but unfortunately – they were shocked to find the lowest bid was North of $70,000. Not happening.
In February of 2017, they found American Landscape Structures doing a web search; John caught me up on their situation and what they were trying to do.
They didn’t want to settle for an “off-the shelf” pavilion, and certainly did NOT want to spend $70,000, not even close. But they truly did want something special. In fact, our first pass having listened to what they said was important to them was STILL $10,000 more than they wanted to spend.
John and I persisted over the course of 3 months that Spring; it took some resourcefulness and creativity, but we came up with a solution that in the end they were absolutely thrilled with. And we did it all over the phone and email. It’s in our projects section, the 16’ x 24’ pavilion with the arched beam, and copper top cupola. It’s pretty hard to miss. And it’s like nothing you’ll see anywhere on the internet – or anywhere actually.