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Pergolas and Shade Structures

Shade and decor for you and your guests

Arbors and Pergolas

Arbors and pergolas are great shade solutions for areas that get hit with direct sunlight. They are generally characterized by the supporting columns or posts alongside paths, walkways, or recreation areas, with rafters spanning overhead that allow sunlight to filter through while maintaining an unobstructed overhead view. Arbors and pergolas can be freestanding or can serve as a shade structure attached to the house. They can also be used as a transition from one section of outdoor living to another. Smaller arbors and pergolas are often used along paths to add drama to the landscaping. Plants and ivy can be trained to grow up and over the pergola or arbor, providing additional shade and décor.

See our blog What is the purpose of a pergola

Structures to provide shade and privacy.

Gazebos are similar but offer much more protection from the elements. They are traditionally round or octagon and have a closed roof and floor. Check out our blog post, “Gazebo Ideas for a Peaceful Backyard Retreat” for more information about gazebos.

Specialized Pergola, Arbor, and Gazebo Builders

As specialized arbor, pergola, and gazebo builders, we enjoy creating beautiful and functional structures that we consider art. They are custom built from the ground up, so we can customize all the components to fit the architectural look and function that is desired. We've designed a wide range of arbors, pergolas, and gazebos, from small, free-standing gazebos, to giant pergolas with stone or brick pillars that serve to shade massive areas. These are infinitely useful for outdoor kitchen areas, pool areas, and outdoor dining areas.

We have many material options available for arbor, pergola, and gazebo buildings:

  • Cedar
  • Redwood
  • Low-maintenance PVC materials
  • Treated lumber

If you are considering adding a shade structure to your yard, please contact us! We will help you find the perfect solution for your needs.

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Pergolas and Shade Structures Sample Projects

Curved Low Maintenance Pergola


Bath area, Ohio

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Solon, Ohio area

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