Dave Hetrick Has a Unique Blend of Carpentry Skill and Artistic Talent


My name is Dave Hetrick, and I’m the owner of Exterior Concepts. In addition to running the company, my main responsibility is designing beautiful outdoor living spaces for our customers.

My education is in the fine arts, and I bring my artistic talent and training to each Exterior Concepts project I undertake. I received a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and then pursued post-graduate work from the Philadelphia College of Art. The artistic training I received in composition, balance and flow was easily transitioned from pencil, ink and paints to the wood, stone and water that I now use to create outdoor masterpieces for Exterior Concepts’ customers.

I come from a long line of master carpenters and have grown up with an appreciation of water and the outdoors. An avid outdoorsman, I spend much time taking inspiration from nature, and from childhood and through today, I’ve enjoyed fishing, snow skiing, water skiing, canoeing and kayaking.

I am the lead designer on every Exterior Concepts project, and I’m also in the field on each project, lending my expertise and eye for design to each outdoor living space the company touches. Because I’m there for each job, the design process can evolve as the project proceeds, and I’m able to see opportunities to expand the design as the project evolves.

I look forward to working with you to design a truly extraordinary outdoor living space that you will enjoy for many years to come!

Dave Hetrick

“25 years of experience in the fields of hardscape and carpentry has given Dave Hetrick the experience and insight to provide you with design services of the highest standard.”