Thursday, January 11, 2018

Snow Work

Our guys prepared to roll on the eve of the first snow of  2018.

Our man Wilson selects his preferred weapon.

Night fall begat snow fall, and so our crews fanned out for some night work, from Tarboro to Roanoke Rapids and points east and west.

For those in the mood for a little action, here is a video of Keith Harvey pushing snow at one site.

As daylight dawns, our crews look upon the fruits of their efforts.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Mix 'n Match

Working up a cloud of dust, our stonecutters are molding and trimming a new stone paver walkway on the Lake.

But that was not the most interesting part of this project. Down towards the Lake, there was an existing paver patio that our customers wanted to expand. This presented us with the problem of not only matching the materials, but also the design of the stone pavers, so that the addition would merge seamlessly with the existing patio. 

Our guys were up to the job.

Here is the seam between the old and the new:

Only a slight bit of weathering distinguishes the old patio from the new addition, and that bit of difference will disappear when our crews pressure wash the whole patio.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Step Up

Steps and walkways make our Lake homes friendly and inviting. They can remedy difficult topography and make open and accessible areas that may not be. But steps and walkways are not just useful; they should also add visual interest to your home. This is why design, materials, and workmanship are so important, and also why it is important to hire people with the appropriate expertise.

Ben's Creek Nursery has the expertise. Here are some photos of some current steps and walkways we are working on and/or have completed.

In this first series, our guys used Dublin Fossil Beige pavers to build this walkway down a steep slope to the Lake.

In this next series, we utilized stone, rock, and Lincoln Creek stepping stones

Here, we went with elegance personified: Travertine limestone.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Finish Work

Our crews bring a lot of effort and expertise to their work. But what really stands out is the way they finish a job with the same diligence and energy they had at the beginning. Here are some before and after shots of our guys putting on the finishing touches.
Before & After

Before & After

Before & After

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Installation Lay Away

There is no time like the Fall to install premium, full-grown plant material. These Nellie R. Stevens Hollies are laying away in anticipation of being picked up and transported to some lucky customer's yard.

But worry not; we still have plenty of Hollies left along with many other varieties of plant material. However, the seasonal conditions that favor transplanting won't last forever, so call us soon with your order!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017


This property already boasts a poolside patio, a small water garden, expansive lawn, and a water view. What more could it need? Decorative rocks, strategic plantings, and in-ground stone steps, of course. And more rocks.

As natural as these rocks look - which is the point - they and the stone slabs were actually selected and individually placed by our crews. Which is not work for the faint of heart.

Herewith pictures of this work in progress.