This project was a new build and our client wanted an entertaining area with a fire place and fire pit - as well as an outdoor kitchen - and all of it was to be designed around that idea that a pool would be installed in the future. One challenge was to create a design that protected their neighbors from a pool full of noisy swimmers as well as to provide privacy for the clients to be able to relax in their pool.
We separated the kitchen and fire place so they had a more private and contained entertaining area. Then the fire pit was secluded into it's own little cove off to the side but still allowing easy access.
The fireplace is situated so it is easily enjoyed and in plain view of the interior of the house.
The patio was designed to be built a couple steps lower than the fireplace area to allow for a feeling of a separate living area while still being inclusive to the entertaining area. These areas were all designed for easy access and a continuity that would allow for different groups to be entertained at the same time.
The excavated soil from the patio was used to build up a berm to plant large shrubs in order to provide an additional layer of privacy and seclusion. This saved the home owners money while providing an additional facet to the landscape design.


  • Mary McCarthy
    “Dear Chris – I want to let you know how happy I am with my new backyard. It is better than I expected it would be and was by far the smoothest home improvement project I have ever completed. (The crew) was incredibly professional and paid attention to every detail of the project. I am very confident in their workmanship and was amazed by how hard they worked during what was extreme heat. Thank you again for a great job. We’ll enjoy our backyard for a long time.”
    Mary McCarthy
  • Mary Jane Dolan
    “Trevor – Thank you for your amazing work restoring my pavers. The driveway looks great – as good as new. After all of the rain we had the last few days – the bottom of the driveway held up – no water! Great job! – Mary Jane Dolan”
    Mary Jane Dolan
  • “We have used Chris and his team for several projects ranging from complete landscape – retaining walls, paver patios, sod, and plantings – to smaller projects in between, and have loved them all!”
    Dr. Gregory & Ms. Sharlene Toone
  • “Dear CLC, Inc. We are enjoying our new patio immensely! Glenn and the crew did a great job, giving attention to detail, and very willing to explain how the job would progress. I was pleased with your diligent efforts and professionalism for a job well done. Thanks again,”
    Debbie Hobbs