A New Screen Porch

Have you been considering an addition to your house, or maybe just remodeling what you already have? Then be sure to consider Hertzler & George as your one stop design/build construction company. Sure, we install and maintain great landscapes, but our team of expert designers and builders can also help you visualize, plan, price and build any home improvement project you have in mind.  

Case in point: H&G designed and built this beautiful new screen porch for a house in the Settler’s Mill neighborhood of Williamsburg. Originally, the house had just an aging wood deck in the backyard. But instead of repairing it, the clients wanted to convert the deck to more usable space. The simple yet elegant porch that H&G designed gives the homeowners plenty of extra space for entertaining, allowing them to get a taste of the outdoors without the mosquitos getting a taste of them.

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new screen porch after

Having already worked with Hertzler & George on an earlier front yard renovation, the clients trusted H&G to guide this project every step of the way. From initial design concepts and sketches through construction drawings, permits and construction, H&G ensured the project moved in a smooth and timely fashion.

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Elements of the design

Skylights – With the new porch roof reducing light to the existing living room, skylights were an important consideration for brightening the space.

new screen porch skylights

Decking – The homeowners chose composite decking for ease of maintenance. With composite decking, there’s no need for yearly painting or sealing and it’s available in a wide variety of colors. Here, the owners chose Azek tongue and groove decking in the Oyster color. Perfect for covered spaces, tongue and groove decking gives a cleaner look than standard decking.   

new screen porch decking

Custom Screens – The white aluminum frames of the custom screens  give the porch a sharp, clean look.

new screen porch custom screens

Patio and Walkway – Belgard’s Dublin cobble pavers give the patio the timeless look of natural tumbled stone at a more affordable price.

new screen porch patio and walkway

Plant Palette – New plantings provided the finishing touch for the project. A mix of evergreens and flowering plants provides color and structure throughout the year.

        autumn fern
Autumn Fern
Variegated Carex
coral bells
Coral Bells
sunshine ligustrum
Sunshine Ligustrum
lemon lime nandina
Lemon Lime Nandina
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Thank You

Just a short note to thank you for all the help you gave us with our garden this year. Jonathon again did a wonderful job doing the bed detailing this summer, as did the mulching crew in the spring. I don’t know the name of the woman who supervised the mulching crew, but I want to let you know how professional she was. In fact, the entire crew was pleasant to work with, especially to experience the care that they took with their work.

Thanks also for being so flexible with the changes we requested for our mowing schedule.

E.L. - Ford's Colony

Always Helpful

Brian came out last week to try to assess a problem we are having in our yard.  He arrived on time, was extremely courteous and took a considerable amount of time analyzing our situation.  While he was unable to reach a solution, he did take the time to research and recommend another business that might be able to help us.  That kind of customer service will make us more likely to call on Hertzler & George if other issues arise.  Thanks, Brian!


Five Stars All Around

We hired H&G to help us re-do our landscaping after a different local landscaping company did a sub par job with plant selections and installations. That company also was very hard to deal with. H&G stepped right up with Jennifer creating a new planting scheme comprising of native plants with some we had never seen before and which we love! She is extremely knowledgeable and pleasant to work with – a true landscaping charm! Jon did the installations and also did a fantastic job. He was very meticulous on planting and finishing the job neatly with mulch. Unlike that other company’s installer, Jon left us extremely happy with the job done. Customer service on the phone – pleasant, patient and helpful. The only, and ever so minor aspect of their work, is they don’t offer a guarantee on the plants or install. I suppose that’s becoming industry standard. However, now looking over all the plantings with a bit of time passing, I am confident that there won’t need to be any replacements. Watering is of course the key element. Thank you H&G, the country cottage landscaping we’ve wanted is now ours – FIVE STARS!

Chris Dombrowski
Ford's Colony | Homeowner

True professionals

Had these guys build a surface-grade patio in May 2023. They looked at the project, sent me a proposed scope of work and contract via email, took a deposit of 1/2 the total via bank transfer. They set a date weeks later to start the job. They showed up on time, worked professionally and cleaned up at the end of the day. Whole job took 3 days, and they even replaced all the patio furniture on the last day. The final product was precisely what I asked for, done in a high-quality, workmanlike way.

H&G are not the cheapest guys out there, but for the extra money you get a professional product, professionally executed, on time, on budget. Honestly: I don’t think it gets any better than that.


Ken Blakely

Beyond Satisfied

We had an ugly uneven weedy patio and a driveway that needed reshaping and gravel. The transformation is stunning. Your representative Brian was patient and helpful in designing repairs to our satisfaction and your work crew was exceptional. Edwardo the work site foreman was extremely knowledgeable and professional and created a beautiful patio. His crew was superior.

Tim & Cynthia Porter