Backyard Addition

Hertzler & George isn’t just landscapes. We’re also experienced builders, as this house addition in Williamsburg’s Ford’s Colony neighborhood beautifully demonstrates. H&G handled everything from preliminary concepts and building plans to Ford’s Colony Architectural Review approval and James City County building permits.

The clients that lived in this house needed a bit of elbow room for their growing family, so we expanded an existing breakfast room into a new dining space that allows them to expand their dining table for holidays and special occasions. On normal days, it provides space to sit and take in views of the backyard patio and outdoor fireplace (for more information on that part of the project click here).

Our goal with this project was to make the new addition look like it had always been there. So we matched the existing hardi-plank siding and windows as closely as possible, and carefully copied the eave details of the roof.

In addition to the addition, we also renovated the existing deck to better connect the house to the yard and provide storage space below. The new wood railing matches the original Chippendale fence and an attractive butterfly staircase provides easy access to both the driveway and the patio.

Connecting indoor and outdoor spaces is what H&G excels at. Providing gracious, comfortable transitions between inside and outside encourages more use of both, making your yard feel like a natural extension of the house.

To make room for the expansion, the existing condensers needed to be moved around to the side of the house. To hide them from street and to also provide storage space for trash cans, we constructed a new screening fence using low maintenance PVC boards.

If you’re thinking of adding onto your house, call Hertzler & George. We’d be happy to explore the possibilities with you.

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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!


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