Exterior Concepts Reviews
TESTIMONIALS AND REVIEWS FROM OUR HAPPY CUSTOMERS
We hope the Exterior Concepts reviews below will illustrate just how many successful projects we have completed for our customers over the years. It has been an honor to work on each of these projects!
Exterior Concepts completed a beautiful wall and contemporary water feature for my patio space. Many thanks to David and his team for a beautiful design, transforming my space, and meeting/texting with me nights and weekends to accommodate my work schedule. Justin was one of the best contractors I’ve ever worked with; he was responsive, knowledgable, flexible, and communicated with me throughout the project. It’s clear Exterior Concepts takes pride in quality work and values their customers.
Dave Hetrick and his team of professionals design and deliver a very high quality product at a fair price. Dave sat down with us and explained the options for building a pergola on our existing wooden deck. His final design fit perfectly with our deck and backyard landscaping. Justin and Kevin did a great job building the pergola. Their workmanship was excellent and we are very pleased with the final product.
Innovative design , perfect work was done for remodeling of our deck ,completed in very timely manner, very professional staff, appreciate Justin for doing a club house for my kids when they requested !!
I had trouble finding someone to come out and give me a quote to remodel my back yard, but as soon as a called Exterior Concepts they came out gave me a quote. They started the job and finished it in less than a week. They did a beautiful job at a reasonable price. They cleaned up every day before they leave. They were very professional and courteous. Now, I am enjoying my back yard. I would certainly use their service again and I would recommend them to anyone who would like transform their back yard into a comfortable, entertaining, and beautiful space to call Exterior Concepts first. Thanks guys!
David and his staff were outstanding to work with. Upon meeting David he allowed me to show him what our vision was, but also provided essential information in the design process to help create a product that would meet our needs. His staff was on time and did an exceptional job during the construction process. The final product was outstanding and truly exceeded our expectations. Upon departure the crew thoroughly cleaned and picked up after themselves and left with the backyard looking perfect…Would definitely use Exterior Concepts again and would highly recommend others to use them as well.
I had a great experience with Exterior Concepts from start to finish with the design and construction of new backyard deck. Dave Hetrick listened to what I wanted and came up with a beautiful design that met my goals to have an outdoor living area with multiple decks and landings that complemented the house and the existing landscaping in the yard. The office staff were very helpful in regards to all stages of the process and the communication was excellent throughout the design and installation, including some change orders that came up during the actual deck installation. The installers worked quickly and professionally and were respectful and took the time to answer my questions as the installation progressed. The care that they took in constructing the decks, landings and steps is very obvious. I was very pleased with the final product–the deck is beautiful and I’m already planning to work with the company on other projects.
We had a great experience with Exterior Concepts! We love our new deck! It was done in a timely manner and exactly how we wanted it. I highly recommend Exterior Concepts.
I had never done business with Exterior Concepts, and they were referred by a colleague. I must say. I was pleasantly pleased. They were phenomenal. They build 2 magnificent looking pergolas for the courtyard at our company. All of the workers and administrative staff were over and beyond cordial. The administrative arm was constantly on campus monitoring progress of work. The thing that impressed me the most is they answered their phones very timely and called back immediately. They went over and beyond to ensure that our company’s encounter with them was pleasant. They even worked on weekends to ensure quality and time sensitivity of project. I highly recommend them for projects on all levels. Our company is so impressed and pleased that we are securing them to build an additional pergola, and they are doing other work for other departments within the company. They are a breath of fresh air and one of kind company
These guys are true “Artists” of the Outdoor environment. They are professional throughout the entire process. If you have an idea, be ready to take it to the next level. Dave has the creativity,, knowledge and the team to make it a reality.
This is the second project we hired David and his crew to do. Our first one about 3-4 years ago was a Gazebo that looks gorgeous. We get many compliments on it from our friends and neighbors. So, when we had another project we knew who to call. This latest project was to replace our rotting columns and support beam inside our covered patio. Working with David’s design we added arches and lighting which came out great. Tim and Chris were very personable and a pleasure to work with. John was very courteous and made sure we were happy. If you are looking for a quality project at a very reasonable price, I highly recommend Exterior Concepts.
This is the second time we have used Exterior Concepts and they continue to amaze us with their work! Dave’s design brought new life to our front yard and met our request at minimal maintenance and beauty. Jon and his crew worked tirelessly to complete the job just in time for our daughter’s first birthday party! They were in tune with our needs and worked so very hard to deliver a gorgeous final product. We cannot thank Jon and his crew for the incredible job they did making our dreams come to life in our front yard!
This is the second time I’ve had Exterior Concepts do a project at my house. After the work they did on my pergola, they were the first people I called. The project was to lay brick pavers bordering poured concrete under the pergola and around the fire pit. David came over to consult on the project, and he suggested we also cut the expansion joints in the concrete wide enough to lay a line of bricks in order to tie the whole presentation together. His idea was spot on, and the finished project was beyond my expectations. The crew he sent was professional and courteous, and got the job done surprisingly fast. John, the project manager, maintained open communication with me on timing and progress and was just great to work with. Exterior Concepts has quickly become my go-to contractor for outdoor home improvement projects. They have the eye of an artist and the work ethic of a true professional.
This is the second project we have undertaken with David Hetrick and Exterior Concepts. The results, both times, have been spectacular. David brought an artists eye to designing our travertine patio with fire pit a few years back and, just recently, a complementary southwestern high desert look to our recent project. Special thanks to Jonathan for his stewardship of the project and his many other contributions – great job, Jon! – to Andrew for his craftsmanship with the multiple borders and rock gardens, to Dave for his fine carpentry and the rest of the folks who were always eager to serve, polite, and accommodating. If you are looking for something special, these are the folks to create a vision you’ll enjoy for years to come.
I was blown away by the quality , timeliness and professionalism. We had a long, paver pathway put in and we couldn’t be happier. Highly recommended !!
Project consisted of expansion of pavers, gas fire pit with stone bench, removal of previous landscaping, new landscaping with full irrigation system, screen enclosure of back patio, and LED lighting. Project turned out beautifully. I would recommend working with John if possible who was always available, very responsive, and did a majority of the work himself. Dave has the artistic vision.
Exterior Concepts just finished a deck for our home, and we could not be more excited and please with the experience and the finished product. I first met with David, and he provided insight and advice that improved upon the original ideas I had for the deck. When I told David that I needed the deck to be completed in a short amount of time (as the deck was a surprise), he was more than accomodating and made sure to provide the resources such that the deck could be completed in the correct time frame. He even went the extra mile of coordinating with me to make sure we were out of town so as not to ruin the surprise. When I came back home, I came back to a beautiful and well-crafted deck. I would recommend Exterior Concepts to any of my friends.
We were very pleased with the overall design and concept of our backyard that included a pergola, deck, fire pit, paver walkway, planters, retaining wall and outdoor kitchen area. David is very talented and his team were courteous and a joy to work with. I have already recommended Exterior Concepts to my neighbors and friends and have signed them on for future projects.
Exterior concepts installed brick pavers patio and a long winding paver walk in my yard and I am so pleased with the finished product. They did what I asked and it is just beautiful. They were recommended to me by my son who had them build a pergola and it was an outstanding job. I would recommended them to anyone.
Mr. Hetrick for Exterior Concepts was very professional and helpful in design a(12x15) pergola for my back yard, Price was extremely reasonable, finish product was beyond my expectation ,Andrew build the pergola and completed the job 100%. I did bid(3 bid’s) the job out, if I told you the price difference you would think I am lying , 5 star company,
For those looking for the highest level feedback, my wife and I couldn’t be more pleased with our outdoor living space and having met Dave Hetrick and his Exterior Concepts team. Exterior Concepts was able to deliver the turn-key solution we were looking for with great quality, people, and financial value. For starters, our backyard wasn’t in bad shape to begin with. We purchased a renovated South Tampa pool home a year ago and some landscaping was done prior to help with the sale. Our initial scope was simply to extend the pavers on our patio and it wasn’t until we met Dave, and he got to know us a little bit, that he showed us what we could do to truly make an outdoor living space. From my perspective, this is what is invaluable to Exterior Concepts, its not just about a renovation or addition, rather creating a unique and comfortable outdoor living space that can be used year round in Florida. There are a lot of landscape and hardscape firms throughout the bay area, but Dave’s eye for design and incorporating personal touches into our project is what really set him apart. Ultimately we extended our patio, put pavers over old concrete around our pool, added coping to pool and spa, built a bench/flag stone bar around a large oak (very creative design Dave brought to us), built an outdoor pavilion, and added landscaping and low voltage lightening that accents the entire project. We couldn’t be happier with our outdoor living space, its our new favorite “room” in our home. In addition to exceeding our expectations with the finished product, we really enjoyed the process. It started with an initial assessment of our backyard. As opposed to asking us for our “budget” Dave was transparent about the pricing for each segment of the project (pavers, carpentry, landscaping, lighting) from the onset, allowing us to estimate how much we wanted to do and to compare prices from other firms. From there, we described what we were looking for and Dave prepared a drawing that was broken out into multiple phases, allowing us to plan how we wanted to tackle the project, and making us comfortable knowing we wouldn’t have to bite it all off at one time. Considering the competitive price points and quality of the work Dave and his team provide, we were able to get exactly what we were dreaming for with what Dave designed. Finally, I couldn’t speak more highly of the teams that work directly for Exterior Concepts. Working from home and having a wife that works part-time, everyone was extremely courteous and professional. The work was completed on-time and the crews did an excellent job of making sure the work-site (our home!) was tidy each night before cutting out. All-in-all, we are impressed and pleased with the design, craftsmanship, and Exterior Concepts team and would recommend Dave and team to friends and family.
David and the Exterior Concepts crew were very good. They have created an Oasis iin our backyard where we can enjoy peace or have an awsome gathering with family and friends. It is now the place everyone goes to as soon as they walk in the house. We did not realize how much space we had available for such a project. Now we have a big pond with waterfalls and beautiful Koi fish to make it more lively. As plant lovers, the landscape adds to it but does not need much maintenance as before, so we have more time to enjoy the space, instead of working on it. A spa for relaxation and a grill for out door cookouts tops it all. Special thanks to Pete and Jason for the extra work and mud pudles they had to battle during construction. They were very nice thru the whole thing. Thank you all for the beautiful space we will enjoy for many years to come.
From start to finish Dave and his associates were top notch! They were very professional, courteous and knowledgeable. I know that the work we had done will be a lasting investment in our home. Dave worked up several plans listening to all of our requests and had great ideas for the design. They customized a spa cabinet incorporating a bar along the side, built a great cabana storage area and the deck is amazing! We are looking forward to implementing phase II of our outdoor living area. I will call on Exterior Concepts with confidence when we are ready to start up the next project.
—A Google User
Working with David and his wonderful crew was a very pleasurable experience. Their quality of work and creativity is excellent. We basically replaced a boring existing deck with a a dual level deck that spanned an area between our dock and land giving us much more outdoor living/entertaining space. The project also included a fire pit and shade structure. The project was completed in a timely manner and clean up was performed every day. I highly recommend company – you won’t be disappointed.
—A Google User
I cannot say enough good about David and Exterior Concepts. The first time we met I shared with him what it was I wanted to accomplish…and he got it right off. The quality of the workmanship was outstanding and totally on schedule. The price was also excellent with regard to the quality of the work and the artistry in capturing what I wanted was perfect. Exceeding all expectations David has stayed in touch over time checking to be sure everything was still exactly what was needed – a rare quality of service in today’s market. I will use David and exterior concepts again and in fact already have, and I have referred others to him. I would recommend David whole-heartedly and enthusiastically to anyone who would like to create any type of exterior design with the finest in artistry, workmanship, and quality. They will meet or exceed every expectation.
—A Google User
Dave and his team did a wonderful job of turning our old tired pool area into a relaxing beautiful deck that we enjoy everyday. They were prompt and kept the job site cleaned up each day. I would recommend Exterior Concepts to anyone that wants a job well done.
—A Google User
The team David sent was EXCELLENT! I will definitely recommend and/or use them again in the future for all my outdoor projects. Thanks for a job well done!
—A Google User
Dave and the team were excellent to work with. Dave’s fine arts background really contributed to the design of our courtyard. I’d highly recommend them to anyone, and have!
—A Google User
Exterior Concepts did a phenomenal job renovating our elevated back yard deck. The project included demolition of the existing deck and staircase and then expanding the original foot print, installing Trex flooring, rebuilding the staircase to add a landing, building a sturdy platform to hold a new spa, and adding custom lattice work around the entire bottom portion of the deck. To maximize our view, we installed glass panels instead of wooden spindles to the deck railing and also lowered the spa into the deck where the weight of the spa rested on a platform underneath the deck. All lattice work was custom built on site – very precise and tedious work! Andrew and Tony are very talented carpenters and were flexible with all of our custom design issues. Andrew always communicated updates or changes to the work or product delivery schedule. Rachel keeps the administrative side of the business organized. She always responded to our texts and calls. She even facilitated the replacement of the original defective glass panel shipment directly with glass supplier. She had it all replaced and even provided us a discounted price for the inconvenience. And lastly, there is David, who is extremely creative and can help you with whatever kind of design you are trying to achieve. We would recommend this company to anyone who wants great quality work for any outdoor space.
—Beth and Dan Yankle
“The Courtyard by Marriott Oldsmar was in the process of completing a total interior remodel of all guest rooms and public space. As a part of that remodel, I contacted Dave Hetrick at Exterior Concepts to bid on our outdoor patio area and I am so glad I did! Dave and his team did a wonderful job and I could not be happier with the final “piece of art.” We receive so many positive comments on the area and guests of the hotel actually sit outside now enjoying the serenity. The outdoor experience just enhances the entire hotel and the Sales Team could not be happier. Once they show the space to a potential client…they are hooked and sold! The Sales Team also pressured Exterior Concepts to have the project completed ahead of schedule for an upcoming wedding and they did not disappointment them. The bride loved it and it was a huge WOW factor for her special day. Our guests now enjoy a beautiful rock waterfall, pond, arched bridge and spacious patio. Our pond is even stocked with six of the biggest and brightest Koi fish I have ever seen! Exterior Concepts cannot be beat and I would highly recommend them to anyone. THANK YOU!”
—The Courtyard by Marriott Oldsmar
“We discovered Exterior Concepts at a Tampa Home Show back in January. We came to Dave Hetrick with a unique request which included having a grassy area inside a deck so that we could let our puppy safely out (we live in a HOA community that does not allow us to have a fence – but does allow decks with railings) and so that we could enjoy our outside space more. He was very receptive to our idea and was able to help come up with a unique idea for our request….and I believe this type of request may have been the first for him. After having multiple contractors bid on our project, we decided to use Exterior Concepts to build our deck, including solid skirting and stairs, and an AC unit “lattice”. We ultimately decided on Exterior Concepts because Dave Hetrick was very responsive and wonderful at answering all of our questions…and being this was our first large home project, we had hundreds (or so it seemed like). He answered any and all questions we had and was very helpful. About a month ago, the work was completed (within the estimated budget!) and the end result was fantastic! Actually, it came out better than we could have imagined! We have also received numerous compliments on our unique/custom deck with our grassy area for our large pup and we are extremely happy with the end result. We are so happy we decided to use Exterior Concepts and we have already recommended them to our friends, family and neighbors!”
“Exterior Concepts built me a beautiful covered deck with pavers, waterfall, and fireplace over three years ago that still looks brand new with virtually no maintenance. The owner, Dave Hetrick, has a very artistic vision that blends naturally into the landscape. Prior to building my deck I spent virtually no time in my backyard of weeds. Now, I spend as much time as possible in my backyard. Its as if Dave and his team added on a new room. My backyard is now my favorite part of my house!”
—Mary Ellen Ogden
“Exterior Concepts is the best team hands down. I discovered Exterior Concepts at a Home Show in Tampa a few weeks ago and I said I would love to have some pavers in the backyard and possibly at the front. They called as they promised and Peter came out the day after. He gave me an estimate and gave great advice on the projects I had in mind. He also made a computer rendering of my projects which was awesome. He directed me to the website for additional ideas and concepts. Their site is amazing. The team came out and completed the job in less than two days. We are very happy and the dogs are enjoying the new outdoor experience as well. I’m so glad I decided on Exterior Concepts. I will be using them for phase three as well. Best in class and quality. Thanks!”
“Exterior Concepts installed a brick paver patio and a long winding paver walk in my yard and I am so pleased with the finished product. They did what I asked and it is just beautiful. They were recommended to me by my son who had them build a pergola and it was an outstanding job as well. I would recommended them to anyone.”
“For those looking for the highest level feedback, my wife and I couldn’t be more pleased with our outdoor living space and having met Dave Hetrick and his Exterior Concepts team. Exterior Concepts was able to deliver the turn-key solution we were looking for with great quality, people, and financial value. For starters, our backyard wasn’t in bad shape to begin with. We purchased a renovated South Tampa pool home a year ago and some landscaping was done prior to help with the sale. Our initial scope was simply to extend the pavers on our patio, and it wasn’t until we met Dave, and he got to know us a little bit, that he showed us what we could do to truly make an outdoor living space. From my perspective, this is what is invaluable to Exterior Concepts, its not just about a renovation or addition, rather creating a unique and comfortable outdoor living space that can be used year round in Florida. There are a lot of landscape and hardscape firms throughout the bay area, but Dave’s eye for design and incorporating personal touches into our project is what really set him apart. Ultimately we extended our patio, put pavers over old concrete around our pool, added coping to pool and spa, built a bench/flagstone bar around a large oak (very creative design Dave brought to us), built an outdoor pavilion, and added landscaping and low voltage lightening that accents the entire project. We couldn’t be happier with our outdoor living space, its our new favorite “room” in our home. In addition to exceeding our expectations with the finished product, we really enjoyed the process. It started with an initial assessment of our backyard. As opposed to asking us for our “budget” Dave was transparent about the pricing for each segment of the project (pavers, carpentry, landscaping, lighting) from the onset, allowing us to estimate how much we wanted to do and to compare prices from other firms. From there, we described what we were looking for and Dave prepared a drawing that was broken out into multiple phases, allowing us to plan how we wanted to tackle the project, and making us comfortable knowing we wouldn’t have to bite it all off at one time. Considering the competitive price points and quality of the work Dave and his team provide, we were able to get exactly what we were dreaming for with what Dave designed. Finally, I couldn’t speak more highly of the teams that work directly for Exterior Concepts. Working from home and having a wife that works part-time, everyone was extremely courteous and professional. The work was completed on-time and the crews did an excellent job of making sure the worksite (our home!) was tidy each night before cutting out. All-in-all, we are impressed and pleased with the design, craftsmanship, and Exterior Concepts team and would recommend Dave and team to friends and family.”
“We put a new deck in and Exterior Concepts integrated lighting and also put new lighting in our backyard and on our deck. Really slick and professional job. We would highly recommend them!”
“My back yard was a major slope collecting water at the bottom that tadpoles started forming. Exterior Concepts’ concept of a patio and gazebo was a great addition. We didn’t stop there. On the hilltop Dave built a huge firepit we use for ambience or have a nice pig roast. He drew a waterfall plan in between the hillside and gazebo, the stand-out piece that was eye appealing and very relaxing. The best idea was to build a pond at the bottom of the fall but fill it in with rocks. I have two large oaks in the yard and I would constantly be removing leaves, mold, and other problems that goes with ponds. I couldn’t be more happy. It’s very maintenance free and all my friends say it’s reminiscent of a Busch Gardens attraction. The best part of the plan is the carefree tropical plants that bring the colors out of the landscape. I have an area that I have now enjoyed for four years without worry. Thanks Dave. ”
“Fabulous work! Our waterfall is the main attraction and the workmanship is outstanding! The Exterior Concepts crew was polite, professional and very courteous as they worked to create the waterfall. Great company if you are looking for good work and creative ideas!”
“Exterior Concepts did a great job on my new screen room. Thanks Dave, Pete, and Jacquie for all your help.”
“After viewing Exterior Concepts amazing website, we believed they were the right company for us to hire for converting our unused backyard into an outdoor living space. Dave Hetrick and his team did a great job, helping us organize our dream backyard design into individually priced pieces so our project could be done in phases in order to stay in our budget for this year. This summer we added a beautiful pergola, with pavers underneath and a paver walkway. Dave’s designs are creative and he thinks outside the “box shape”, and we are very pleased with the results. The crews that came to do the work were very courteous and cleaned up the work areas. If you’re looking for a creative designer, Dave is the one to hire. We’ve received many compliments from neighbours on the beautiful design of the wood pergola and have recommended Exterior Concepts to anyone who asked.”
“I used Exterior Concepts over the course of a year and a half, having two phases of backyard renovation completed over that time. In Phase 1, Exterior Concepts designed and built a new deck over two-thirds of the yard, steps, planters and a fire pit. It was a fantastic transformation of a space that was not very friendly to relax in. The second phase included the addition of a hot tub, elevated decking and benches, a bar top, more planters, and a large shade structure. We get constant compliments on how wonderful the backyard looks. It’s a fantastic place to host guests, and simply enjoy by ourselves. In both cases the work was completed quickly, and within the defined estimate/budget. Also, in both cases, we were able to work with Dave and the builders to make adjustments as we liked throughout the build. These adjustments were able to be made within the original planned budget. They were very interested in making sure that we would have something that we would love, when they finished. During Phase 2, they also fixed something that they didn’t like from Phase 1. I had not even noticed in over the course of a year, but one of the builders did, and fixed it. In short, Exterior Concepts was a joy to work with and very professional. I look forward to using their services again for the next phase of my backyard transformation. I strongly recommend this company to anyone.”
“Exterior Concepts designed and built an outdoor patio with pavers in a beautiful shape along with walkways and a matching pergola that turned out amazing. We had, like many in Florida, a backyard that we never used because there was no place to sit or do anything. They also did our landscape design. It all turned out amazing. It has been completed for a month or so now and the only thing that has prevented us from being outside with our family is rain. We use it day and night. It also became another thing we wanted…the official hangout for or and our daughter’s friends. It sometimes feels like an Italian Villa out there… truly awesome. Exterior Concepts did all of this even with time constraints as we wanted it done for our daughters birthday and they did it. I really appreciate it. They also are true to their word and estimate; they honor what they say and that is rare now-a-days. I thank David, Peter, Andrew as well as the whole crew. Great job!!! Totally recommend Exterior Concepts.”
“Highly recommended!!! What a pleasant surprise we had with Exterior Concepts! My husband and I are renting a home that needed work on the backyard pond. The crew who came out to repair our pond was extremely knowledgeable, incredibly hard working, and fast! They restored our pond and it’s beautiful! We are so pleased with the professionalism and courtesy we experienced in dealing with Exterior Concepts. We most definitely recommend Exterior Concepts for anyone looking to install or restore a pond or any backyard oasis!!!”
“Thank you Dave! We won the Yard of the Month award! Let’s just say “excellent” doesn’t express the amazing work that Dave the owner can do with his company. He’s an artist in his field and makes your backyard or front yard a canvas and creates a work of art. You’ll be the envy of all your friends and even make more friends because they will love visiting you and playing in your new backyard! He’s very professional, personable and his crew is always excellent and pleasant to work with. Highly recommend!”
“We are thrilled with our pergola and arbors that David and his team built for us. They had wonderful design ideas and it turned out better than we could have imagined. They were very thorough, but also fast and efficient in their work. I plan on using them again for future projects!”
“Exterior Concepts was great to work with. They built me a deck with a pergola. The job came out perfect. We would recommend this company highly.”
“David and the Exterior Concepts crew built a beautiful gazebo for us. It came out better than we expected. We are a picky couple who knows exactly what we want, and David delivered each of our requests. His prices are reasonable and his crew is very friendly and truly cares about the project they are working on. We will definitely use Exterior Concepts again for our future outdoor projects, and highly recommend them. They exceeded our expectations and we absolutely love our gazebo.”
“Repeat Performance – Excellent Again! Several years ago I needed to have my Davis Island dock fixed. The planks were old and weathered. Exterior Concepts replaced them but that wasn’t enough. David noted a sagging and brought the dock up square – a problem I hadn’t noted, just David’s eye for having the job done right. When I wanted a deck in the back I wouldn’t have asked anyone else. When the job was finished, it was way better than we had anticipated. For carpentry, design and an eye for making the project fit into the rest of the yard, Exterior Concepts is the best.”
“WHAT A TERRIFIC GAZEBO!! The Kings Point Condominium Owners Association wants to express our gratitude and thanks to David Hetrick and his staff for the excellent workmanship of our new gazebo built by Exterior Concepts. At the time our community was considering the creation of a Heritage Park where unit owners, residents, family members and guests could have a place to reflect on our past history and activities going into our future, we decide to build an attractive gazebo that would be the focus point for our community. We had a very short time-frame and an approximate budget in mind. We contacted several businesses who we thought could possibly handle such a project. After meeting with you, Exterior Concepts was the only one that offered ideas/suggestions, was willing to meet our time frame and was able to stay within our budget. It was after that meeting we came to the conclusion that Exterior Concepts would be the best choice for Kings Point. David Hetrick and Peter Kretmar, you not only did what you said you could do but actually did it in a fashion that left no one guessing at our end. Exterior Concepts fulfilled our greatest expectations and then some. In addition to Exterior Concepts’ craftsmanship, they also recommended an electrician who could put all our electrical work together and put us in touch with Glenn Mueller, Mueller Electrical, Inc. who also did a first-class job. Today, February 6, 2013, the community of Kings Point, Sun City Center, FL has one stunning 20’ X 20’ outdoor white gazebo, with a blue metal roof, paver flooring topped off with lighting around the entire top portion of the structure. We also have electrical circuits wired for audio equipment use, interior lighting and a fan with flood lights on eight sides of the Gazebo providing a beautiful nighttime setting. The Gazebo quality is second to none and the gentlemen workers were a pleasure to deal with. Their on-time punctuality made the whole project a pleasant experience, one of joy. It is one thing for us to be given credit for a great job, however Exterior Concepts can make anyone look good based on their creditable expertise and reliable work ethics. Our Kings Point Condominium Owners Association, Inc. is very proud to provide Exterior Concepts with a recommendation of OUTSTANDING! We are full of pride on our new Kings Point Heritage Park and can only thank David and Peter for a job well done and a masterful piece of art in our gazebo. David and Peter, if anyone needs further clarification and/or a reference, we will be happy to invite them to come to our community of Kings Point, in Sun City Center, FL 33573 and we’ll satisfy their curiosity on what an Exterior Concepts gazebo would look like. ”
—Charles Hassell, President & Forrest Davis, Treasurer Kings Point Condominium Owners Association, Inc.
“Highly recommend! I built two waterfalls, one in each corner of my screen room, many years ago. These waterfalls were incorporated into interlocking pavers with a 12 ft palm tree in the center. Since I built the waterfalls with no knowledge, of course I had some problems. I decided to tear out both waterfalls and the palm tree and have a pondless waterfall built that would expand 30 ft across and 10 ft deep. I called several places and felt most comfortable working with David Hetrick at Exterior Concepts. I liked his idea and felt he had a good understanding of what I wanted. The work began in July with temps in the mid 90’s. I couldn’t believe how hard the Exterior Concepts crew worked in that heat. I was expecting some work with many breaks, but his crew seldom rested. They worked through the heat for two weeks completing my project. It was intensive labor. First, having to rip out the existing falls that were concreted in and taking out the palm tree. Then began the digging, bringing in bricks and concrete blocks, all which had to be brought in individually due to being in a screen room. I teach and was off during the project. I was out with the guys a lot and will say you can easily establish rapport with them. I would question if something didn’t look right and they all would always take the time to explain to me. Of course, they were always right, I just couldn’t envision the process of what it took to build a waterfall correctly. Even the very few times I wanted to make a change, they were more than cooperative. I now have three waterfalls, nicely landscaped, for an outdoor living space that covers the entire 30 ft across. I sent David pictures of what we started with, pictures during the construction and the finished product. You can ask him for the album in which you will see how intensive this project was and how nicely it came out. Everyone who sees it raves about it. What’s important to me with anyone I hire is the rapport. Having communication is important and I can’t say enough how friendly, hard working and cooperative the Exterior Concepts crew was to me. They took the time to explain what was going on and always addressed my concerns. I would not hesitate to call Exterior Concepts again for another project. I want to personally thank the crew for their hard work and outstanding result. ”
“We are so pleased with David and the Exterior Concepts crew. They take pride in their work and the results are quite fabulous. With David’s designing and his men’s diligence, our homesite has been changed from dull to delightful. Even our neighbors are very pleased, as they still continue to drive by and observe our fantastic new look.”
—The Happy Couple Norman & Loretta Alley
“The team David sent was EXCELLENT! I will definitely recommend and/or use them again in the future for all my outdoor projects. Thanks for a job well done!”
— Carmen A.
“We are thrilled with our pergola and arbors. David and the Exterior Concepts team did an excellent job building us a beautiful pergola that exceeded our expectations. They completed the job very fast and efficiently and made sure that we were more than satisfied with the project. They were wonderful to work with and I plan on using Exterior Concepts again for future projects. Thank you!!!!”
— Jamie Davis
“Exterior Concepts built me a deck with a pergola. The job came out perfectly, and they were great to work with. We would recommend this Exterior Concepts highly. ”
— Edwin Velez
“Thank you for your nice note and the bottle of wine, which was quite a surprise. Our thanks go to you and the Exterior Concepts team who not only produced the effect we wanted, but added some details which enhanced the overall appearance of the pergola structure. It looks like it belongs there — a comfortable extension of our living quarters. Sitting out on our patio has become more enjoyable than ever before. We love how it turned out and appreciate the skill, work ethics and positive, friendly attitude displayed by you and the Exterior Concepts team members. You did what you promised and more. Thank you.”
— Caroline and Jim Bernard
“David Hetrick is very personable and I found that to be very important to convey what I had envisioned for my deck and pergola when moving my hot tub and adding a roof top and swim platform for my dock on the lake. I am not at all artistic, so it’s hard to envision what you want and even harder to convey it, but David’s personability and artistic vision made everything seem so easy. He really listens to you and gets to know you in designing a space that’s uniquely “you.” He was prompt with every aspect of my project from meeting with me, coming back with a design, and starting the project. His crew started the day early every day and worked all day leaving no mess behind. They were very friendly, clean-cut workers that are very talented and take their art of woodworking very seriously. His crew was just as passionate about the project as I was and cared about every detail. Unlike other construction type workers, David’s crew approaches their work with pride and I was very impressed. Thank you for bringing my living space to life.”
— Gina C.
“I cannot say enough good about David Hetrick and Exterior Concepts. The first time we met I shared with him what it was I wanted to accomplish…and he got it right off. The quality of the workmanship was outstanding and totally on schedule. The price was also excellent with regard to the quality of the work and the artistry in capturing what I wanted was perfect. Exceeding all expectations David has stayed in touch over time checking to be sure everything was still exactly what was needed – a rare quality of service in today’s market. I will use David and exterior concepts again and in fact already have, and I have referred others to him. I would recommend Exterior Concepts whole-heartedly and enthusiastically to anyone who would like to create any type of exterior design with the finest in artistry, workmanship, and quality. They will meet or exceed every expectation.”
— Mike Horton
“Dave Hetrick and the Exterior Concepts team were excellent to work with. Dave’s fine arts background really contributed to the design of our courtyard. I’d highly recommend them to anyone, and have!”
— Susie Crowley
“Dave Hetrick and the Exterior Concepts team did a wonderful job of turning our old tired pool area into a relaxing beautiful deck that we enjoy everyday. They were prompt and kept the job site cleaned up each day. I would recommend Exterior Concepts to anyone that wants a job well done.”
— Deborah Shippee
“David Hetrick and the Exterior Concepts team did a great job turning our backyard from a concrete slab and dirt into an oasis to relax and entertain. Dave had a design for us in just a couple days, and his team completed the work while we were on vacation. We enjoyed working with Dave on phase 1 of our backyard transformation, and we look forward to working with him on phase 2 in the near future. I would strongly recommend Exterior Concepts to anyone who is looking for quality work.”
— Sean Donahue
“I recently used Exterior Concepts on two separate occasions for two separate projects. The first project was a front porch and I was so pleased with the result that I commissioned them to spruce up my back deck. Dave Hetrick has a great eye for the artistic possibilities and their workers are professional and timely. The end result has not only added to the value of my home but enhanced my appreciation of outdoor living – I would definitely recommend Exterior Concepts and use them again in the future.”
— Doug from South Tampa
“We want to thank Exterior Concepts for doing such an excellent job on our upper deck. Your crew of workers were really craftsmen and did a great job. Not only were they here on time, they worked non-stop each day and were meticulous in their clean up at the end of each day. As I mentioned to you I was very impressed with Andrew and Tom as well. They all went the extra mile to do a great job. Looking forward to working with you and the Exterior Concepts crew on any future jobs we have. Be assured that we will recommend you to our neighbors and friends.”
— Don Sullivan and Frank Sammartino
“I’d like to thank you and your carpenters at Exterior Concepts for the wonderful deck they built for us. The craftsmanship and attention to detail were better then any other contractor I have used over the years. Not only was your crew prompt and efficient while working at our house, they were meticulous in maintaining the job site and ensuring there was no mess left at the end of the day. I will (and have) recommend Exterior Concepts to my neighbors and friends and would encourage anyone looking for a “first class” deck to utilize Exterior Concepts. We look forward to many years of enjoyment on our new deck and have you to thank!!! Thanks again! ”
— Michael P.
“I met Dave through a job I saw him do for my company. What caught my attention was the professionalism and experience he and his employees showed as the job moved along. I asked him to look at my property because we needed to replace a 23-year-old, multi-level deck and dock. Dave came out and provided a reasonable quote, using high-quality materials. The job was completed on time, and we are very happy with the outcome. I would recommend Exterior Concepts to anyone.”
— Noah J.
“Once again thank you and your crew for a job well done. When we realized we needed to have the Tennessee Blue Stone walkways and patio areas redone we were faced with the problem of who do you get to do such a huge job? When finding Exterior Concepts at the Home Show in Tampa (which by the way your booth was the focal point of the entire show, what a display!), and after speaking with you, you sold us on the spot. You and your crew showed up on time, you all took the time to do the job right and every day when you left the place was spotless. The end results were fantastic it all looked like it was just installed rather than 15 years old and crumbly as when you started. It was also nice that you stayed on top of the job and didn’t leave for days at a time to do other work even though I know your plate is always full and you have people waiting for you to make their homes beautiful. Looking forward to working with Exterior Concepts on other projects around the estate.”
—Richard English, Odessa, FL
“Exterior Concepts has completed a number of different projects for us at our home in Tampa, Florida. We are exceptionally pleased with all of the work they have done for us. David Hetrick helped us evaluate the options, which enabled us to decide on the best and most cost-effective way to do each project. He is easy to work with, communicates very effectively, and ensures that all work is done properly and in a timely manner. I would highly recommend Exterior Concepts and David Hetrick! He is an outstanding professional!”
“Exterior Concepts did an exceptional job turning my back yard into another living space. The design and workmanship exceeded my expectations. David and his crew were very professional. I would highly recommend Exterior Concepts. I felt fortunate to have found them to renovate my back area.”
“In October of 2010, I was getting quotes on having my upper deck redone. I had the contractor that originally did my lower deck some 13 years earlier as well as another one recommended to me by a friend. The next day another neighbor in my complex of 15 townhouses had work begun on his new upper and lower deck. Upon observing the work ethic and the way the team went about carefully unloading the lumber from a Lowe’s truck and placing it on the property and then going about building the deck, I decided to contact them as well. It was Dave Hetrick of Exterior Concepts. He gave me a quote which came in lower then the two I already had. I watched as his foreman Andrew and his team went about each day building my neighbor’s deck carefully and painstakingly keeping the mess of cut lumber etc. stowed away each night before they left. They seemed to work non-stop each day without taking the usual “many” breaks that I have experienced with other workmen. Well, that convinced me and I gave the job to Dave and the Exterior Concepts team. They completed the job in 3 days, being careful not to damage anything on my lower deck and to clean up each night prior to leaving, including washing down my lower deck. I am completely happy with the results and with Dave and the Exterior Concepts team and now enjoy sitting out on my new upper deck with a cocktail each evening and looking out at the water off of Bayshore Blvd.”
“David, I just wanted to thank you for taking care of the final touches on the deck so quickly and efficiently. I love my new deck and think that you and your crew have been wonderful to work with. From the minute I contacted Exterior Concepts, everyone has worked their hardest to ensure that the deck was designed and built properly and that I, the customer, was happy. It was such a pleasure to work with guys like Andrew and Tony who are prompt, respectful, understand their business and just get on with it! Having lived in Florida for many years, I have dealt with all types of service companies and I can honestly say that Exterior Concepts wins hands down. I will happily recommend Exterior Concepts and your expertise to anyone. Your end result speaks for itself! By the way, your new website is fabulous!! Thanks again for everything. I think it is now time to crack open that bottle of wine and enjoy my deck.”
“After speaking with several companies, we selected Exterior Concepts to design and build our backyard deck. The owner, David Hetrick, made everything so easy. Our initial meeting was at our convenience and David had many great ideas on how to incorporate an organic styled deck around our existing plants and trees. He worked with us to stay within our budget and gave us a realistic starting date as well as the amount of time it would take to complete the project. His crew actually started a couple days early and were prompt, very personable, and left our yard tidy each day. The project was completed on time and we are very pleased with the finished product. We now have a wonderful outdoor living space that we have used every day to entertain guests or simply sit and enjoy since its completion. We would highly recommend Exterior Concepts to anyone.”
—Jan Van Glahn
“Several years ago I needed to have my Davis Island dock fixed because the planks had become old and weathered. David Hetrick and the Exterior Concepts team replaced them, but that wasn’t enough. He noted a sagging and brought the dock up square – a problem I hadn’t noted, just David’s eye for having the job done right. When I wanted a deck in the back I wouldn’t have asked anyone else. When the job was finished, it was way better than we had anticipated. For carpentry, design and an eye for making the project fit into the rest of the yard, Exterior Concepts is the best.”
“David Hetrick and the Exterior Concepts crew built a beautiful gazebo for us. It came out better than we expected. We recently spent the weekend there and loved it. I added the curtains, furniture and an outdoor rug and it truly feels like a cozy outdoor room and a great place to relax. We are a picky couple who knows exactly what we want, and David delivered on each of our requests. His prices are reasonable, and his crew is very friendly and truly cares about the project they are working on. We will definitely use Exterior Concepts again for our future outdoor projects, and highly recommend them. They exceeded our expectations and we absolutely love our gazebo. Please thank Andrew, John and Daniel for us, they did a great job. When we are ready for our phase 2 with the fireplace and the water fountains we will definitely call you as well as recommend you to our friends.”
—Dorit K. Stone
“I am the lucky owner of Hillside Retreat. I started out wanting a deck and gazebo. During the building process, I asked Dave if there was something more he could build to add ambiance and character. He drew up a plan that included a beautiful waterfall and a nice area with a fire pit. I now feel like I have added three more rooms to my home. Dave Hetrick and the Exterior Concepts crew did more than a professional and over-the-top job. Dave did this job by concentrating on every little detail as if his life depended on it. The life they added to my back yard was like something out of ‘Better Homes & Gardens’ — if not better. I commend Dave and the Exterior Concepts team for doing what they do by going the extra mile. The process was more than comfortable and the finished work was better than I could ever expect. I am glad I chose Exterior Concepts to add a very nice outdoor living space with an artistic twist! If you want to know how much I appreciate their work, check out the Hillside Retreat project. Thanks to Exterior Concepts, my wife and I can feel like we have some place special to spend our evenings without ever leaving our home.”
— Jaimee W