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.

new screen porch before

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
gardenia
Gardenia
hellebore
Hellebore
coral bells
Coral Bells
sunshine ligustrum
Sunshine Ligustrum
lemon lime nandina
Lemon Lime Nandina
peony
Peony
salvia
Salvia
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Bed Transformation!

Once again I am very pleased with the excellent work H&G did on my property.  They turned a section of my ugly front yard with invasive Bermuda grass into a beautiful and simple flower bed with mulch and many small bushes.  This striking transformation adds greatly to the house’s curb appeal.  I look forward to them coming back out this fall and replacing the rest of the front yard with sod and removing all the undesirable Bermuda grass.  Brian was easy and pleasant to work and plan with.  He always responded to my questions immediately.  Jon and his crew were likewise very nice, efficient, and perfectionists in planting my new yard.  Many thanks and accolades to H&G once again!

Sandy Hall

So thankful to be a customer!

when i returned to williamsburg in 2022, it was a real challenge to find a company willing to take on “yet one more customer” – i was ignored and turned down by others… but hertzler and george came to my rescue and i could not be happier – wonderful staff, professional and so friendly, i completely trust them to service my yard!  merry christmas and happy new year to everyone and H&G!

Kae

Drainage Help

I would like to let you know how happy we are with the service we received recently.
We had a drainage issue in our yard and did some research, learned your company was highly recommended and decided to see what your company could do.
From the first contact, we had a great experience as the lady that answered the phone was very nice. She put us in contact with Brian Kemp who we also liked from the start, and we made an appt for him to come and take a look. He was right on time, very thorough, and just a very nice fella who we both liked right away and had confidence in. We really liked how he gave us options and listened to what we wanted. We scheduled the work, it was done right on time, and it looks great! Brian was even nice enough to do a video walk through for us afterwards as we weren’t in town. Just great service from start to finish! Thank you Brian

We will definitely be back with more projects in the future.

T.M. - Ford's Colony

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