When Tom and Barb Parsons moved into their newly constructed home in O’Fallon, MO, they always planned to complete the living experience of their new home through the addition of comfortable and inviting outdoor living spaces. Focusing on how they wanted to enjoy their new setting and extend their outdoor season, it was important for them to first live in their new home to give time and attention to planning their outdoor oasis.
Tom and Barb were looking for a builder to help design the outdoor space that would provide the function and quality they wanted. The Parsons found Heartlands Building Company through friends whose outdoor room Heartlands designed and built, and they loved the level of craftsmanship, attention to detail and the seamless flow with their existing home. They called several references and other friends that had used Heartlands, and everyone had wonderful things to say about their project and experience with the Heartlands team.
Details were very important to them. They were able to talk through questions, concerns and needs with Adam Twellman, one of the owners, and the design team. “Heartlands exceeded our expectations by giving us access and input as the project was progressing. When questions arose, Adam was available, and we met to discuss our options. It was obvious to us that he cared how our project turned out,” Barb recalled.
Barb continued, “Our experience with Heartlands was excellent and the Heartlands team was friendly, polite and respectful in answering all of our questions.”
Jake Halloran, co-owner, explained “As a design build firm, it is important to listen and translate the needs and wants of our customers to a design outline and eventually construction plans.” Tom commented, “It is really hard to pick one part of our new outdoor oasis that is our favorite. We love the outdoor grilling area and how it flows to the inside and the screened-in room. The finish of the screened-in room exceeded our expectations and looks beautiful from inside the house and in the room itself.”
Design elements important to the Parsons included being able to walk from the house into the screened-in room under the cover of a roof thus staying out of the elements, maintaining an open view, sun control and privacy; decorative stamped concrete blending with the décor of their home and outdoor room and accent lighting highlighting the grilling area, staircase and patio areas. Also, the sizing or better said “right sizing” the outdoor room, grilling area, patio and flow to the front yard were important and evaluated based on how they plan to use the area and entertain family and friends. Tom exclaimed, “Our screened-in room is truly an extension of our indoor space and a wonderful setting where we enjoy a morning cup of coffee to an evening dinner direct from the nearby grilling area. What a wonderful multipurpose area.”
Barb continued, “Everyone that has seen our outdoor living space loves it and marveled at its beauty, and we have Heartlands to thank! We most certainly would recommend them to family and friends that are looking to improve their home with quality and luxury.”
These outdoor retreats are constructed for frequent high traffic use, and, to be worry- free long after completion, Heartlands uses high quality and durable exterior rated products. This passion for quality is shared by the Heartlands team and co-owners Larry Brost, Jake Halloran, Adam Twellman, and Dick O’Brien.
Heartlands Building Company has enhanced many of St. Louis County and surroundings’ finest homes and will work closely with you to develop a design, work plan and a fixed price for your dream project. You can call Heartlands for a free at-home consultation or an appointment at their showroom in Chesterfield Valley at 636-728-0003. You can learn more about them and view a gallery of their screen rooms, decks, homes and additions at heartlandshome.com.