Testimonials

Client satisfaction is our number one priority. We take quality and attention to detail to heart with each and every project that we embark upon.

Below you'll find a few of the glowing testimonials we've received from our happy clients.

Feel free to phone or email us if you'd like to receive the contact information of some of our past clients as references.

Eddie & Jen, Russell

Work Done: Curved front interlock walkway with single step, rock-faced curbing around planting beds, pruning, and fresh soil.

"I am extremely happy with the work done by OKP. Probably what pleased me the most was the initial guidance given before the project even started.  Although I had a general idea of what I wanted to get done, Robert offered suggestions and ideas that were cost saving and effective. Due to the expertise and knowledge at the front end, the follow up after the project was complete, as well as the quality workmanship, I can tell you I am extremely satisfied with OKP and have recommended them to my friends."


Rob & Martha, kanata

Work Done: Custom designed front entry with landing including integral pillars and curved interlock walkway.

"With many thanks to all. You guys rock!"


Susan, The Glebe

Work Done: Complete backyard renovation including a cedar deck, custom cedar bench, interlocking paver walkway, driveway, natural stone retaining walls, outdoor kitchen, garden beds, custom cedar couch with built in storage, cedar and mirrored cabinetry which camouflages hydro meter and doubles as storage.

"OKP are a fine bunch of people to work with. Our project involved many components: hard and soft landscaping, deck and fence building and more. Their expertise in all these areas is impressive as is their flexible and accommodating way of getting the job done. On budget and on time with a great attitude leaves me willing to have them back for other contracts."


Mike & June, Orleans

Work Done: Pool coping and interlocking paver patio with circle kit and drainage system, boulder retaining wall system with integrated steps and natural stone window well.

"Rob and Shannon took the time to ensure that our needs were met and that the end product reflected our vision. We were impressed by the quality of the work, professionalism, and the attention to detail and flexible approach. The owners are actively involved in all aspects of the work, Rob supervised everything and made sure that the work and design met his high standards while Shannon made sure to stay in touch to make sure there were no problems even after the job was done.  We were also impressed by the effort they put into ensuring the site had a proper drainage system, finding and getting a local source of specimen boulders all of which added to the success of the project. The crew as a whole were fantastic and made sure everything was completed on schedule despite some really hot days. To be honest we did receive lower cost quotes, however the difference in cost was reasonable given the quality of products, workmanship and design we received. Overall it was a positive experience and we would hire them again."


Mavis, Ottawa

Work Done: Demolition and removal of existing fence and construction of custom cedar fence

"I am delighted with the cedar fence designed and executed by Outdoor Kitchens and Patios in September 2009.  From the start of our negotiations, I was impressed by Rob's honesty, commitment and obvious expertise.  The project involved demolition of an existing old fence, heavy pruning of adjacent trees (where Rob's experience as an arborist was most reassuring) and the building of a 6-foot cedar fence with a palisade top.  It is beautiful and has been much admired by neighbours and friends.  I know it will give me pleasure and privacy for many years to come.  Rob suggested some additional landscaping and it has greatly enhanced the garden and pool area.

It was a pleasure to work with Rob, Shannon and their excellent team.  They are knowledgeable, courteous and their work is of the highest quality, with impressive attention to detail and creative suggestions.  The project was carried out on time and on budget.  The clean-up at the end of the day and at the end of the project was most satisfactory.

I would recommend the team at Outdoor Kitchens and Patios without reservation and hope they would be available to work on future projects."


George, Ottawa

Work Done: Multilevel interlocking paver front entry.

"Robert Ewing and the crew from Outdoor Kitchens and Patios did an exemplary job on rebuilding our interlocking paver front walk. They were personable, knowledgeable and competent. They didn’t even mind when I interrupted their work with questions. The work site was clean every night and the finished product was way beyond our expectations. We will call them again for future work and would recommend them to anyone."


Alexis & Steve, kanata

Work Done: Multilevel interlocking paver front entry.

"Robert Ewing and the crew from Outdoor Kitchens and Patios did an exemplary job on rebuilding our interlocking paver front walk. They were personable, knowledgeable and competent. They didn’t even mind when I interrupted their work with questions. The work site was clean every night and the finished product was way beyond our expectations. We will call them again for future work and would recommend them to anyone."


Kay, Ottawa

Work Done: New backyard interlocking paver patio and curved staircase, area for barbeque, curbing and riverwash.

"I had a fantastic experience from start to finish with OKP. I was a little nervous at the beginning, as this was a very big financial decision for me. However, as soon as I met Rob, I knew that I could trust him. He was very professional, knowledgeable, and he took the time to answer all of my questions. The project started on time, and the team worked very hard to stay on schedule; despite being rained out for a few days. They were very careful with their work and paid attention to every detail. They were friendly, courteous, and very, very hard working. I was very impressed with the entire team, and I am very happy with the results. Thanks OKP!!!"


Rita & Jamie, Orleans

Work Done: New interlocking paver front entry and walkway as well as a custom multi-level cedar deck in the back yard including a custom cedar overhead structure, and interlocking paver walkway with riverwash accent.

"My wife and I are pleased to recommend Outdoor Kitchens and Patios to family and friends. Robert took what we had in our minds-eye and designed a stunning front entrance and a fun rear-deck.  All the work done has quality and appearance beyond our expectations. Shannon advised our neighbours of the planned construction and ensured no one was inconvenienced during the project.   The OKP Team were always on time, professional and skilled. Robert ensured that we remained well informed during the project, and despite challenging weather met his timeline within budget.

Since completion of the project we have enjoyed entertaining on the deck and have had numerous compliments on the renovations. We look forward to hiring Outdoor Kitchens and Patios in the future as we continue to make improvements to our home."


Josee & Art , Orleans

Work Done: Design and Build complete backyard makeover including multi-level patios, retaining walls, garden beds, and custom cedar lattice privacy screening and plantings.

"From the consultation process to the end of the project, Rob and Shannon have been extremely helpful and professional all of the way.  Rob took the time to find out our needs, and his wealth of knowledge and creativity was indispensable to the creation of our new living space. The construction/landscaping guys were always very courteous, friendly, and obviously took pride in their work.  The site was cleaned up after every workday, which was an unexpected bonus and very appreciated.  Rob even took the time on a Saturday to help us tree shop.  We will definitely contact Rob and Shannon in 2010 for our front walkway and recommend Outdoor Kitchens and Patios to anyone.”

We have been back this year and completed the property with a custom front entry with planting beds, custom driveway detail, walkway and front landing!"


Sanjay & Colleen, Ottawa

Work Done: Two new front entry’s and walkways, pool surround patio, powder coated aluminium fence around pool, cedar pool house, and landscape Design for remainder of property including outdoor kitchen and bar, outdoor living room, dining room, planting beds, and waterfall

"Rob and Shannon did a large amount of work for us. We checked every reference prior to hiring them. Every person had nothing but good to say about their work and we can now happily add our voices to that same message.

This company does outstanding quality work, on time and on budget. They have a commitment to their customer that embodies the pride they take in what they do. Rob and Shannon are unbelievably talented and have amazing experience. They know what will work, and almost as importantly, what will not.

We heard from a previous customer that they would try to find work to keep Rob and Shannon around. This is the situation we now find ourselves in. We would love them to continue the process that started with something small and is growing into a total re-shaping of every aspect of our yard.

You will never meet such dedicated, talented, personable people. These are the type of business owners that everyone seeks to do business with. I cannot put into words how highly I recommend them. You need only check the reference list and go to see a previous job. Your choice of contractor will be obvious. This is the company and these are the people you want to hire.

Recommended without reservation!"


Matt & Cheryl Barrhaven

Work Done: Design and Build complete backyard makeover including multi-level patios, custom bar/counter top w/BBQ, gas fire pit, custom cedar lattice privacy screening, cedar arbours, garden beds, and plantings.

"We’re extremely happy with the final product and were very comfortable with the process from beginning to end. Throughout the project we felt that Robert had a good read on us, our likes, and dislikes, which lead to a smooth and stress free design and build process.

I’ve a fair amount of construction experience myself and have always prided myself on attention to detail and build quality. I had relatively high expectations as a result and I must say that they were met in spades.  A couple of highlights:

The on-site team was second to none. They’re hardworking, experienced and work well together.

Robert’s attention to detail throughout the build, as well as his horticultural expertise, really shows in the final product.

The custom cedar lattices and arbours look beautiful and were designed and built to last.

We didn’t have many change requests along the way but those we did were handled seamlessly and without hesitation.

The small things such as the mailbox notifications Shannon prepared for our neighbours ahead of the project, the on-site porta potty, and excellent daily site clean up were greatly appreciated.

Robert and Shannon have a great team who are very experienced, hardworking and friendly. We’ll be returning to OKP to do the front of the house down the road and recommend them without hesitation."


Laslie & Kashif, Findley Creek

Work Done:

"From our very first meeting with Robert we knew our project was in great hands.

Robert really understood our design style and goals and went to work creating our dream backyard. We had a lot of ideas with several unique components and Robert worked tirelessly to incorporate them into the design.

Our backyard project was very overwhelming to us but Robert made the experience enjoyable.

We felt informed and extremely well taken care of by Robert and Shannon. This team is very customer focused, showed remarkable attention to detail, and they were always on top of everything! These strengths coupled with their experience and talent made the design process seamless and stress-free.

Robert’s dedication and commitment to our project was incredible. He was very knowledgeable, patient, creative, and often went well above the call of duty. We relied on his expertise to guide us through the design process and we were thrilled with the outcome!

Robert created an impressive 3-D computer layout of our backyard enabling us to visualize the completed project. We are very impressed with Robert and his team and we are excited to be working with them again this season to make our design a reality."