James River Deck

Hertzler & George was called into renovate an existing deck and backyard.

james river deck before

The existing deck overlooked a prime spot on the the James River, but it was aging and didn’t really provide a adequate space for entertaining.

james river deck after

The finished deck that H&G constructed includes a beautiful copper-roofed outdoor kitchen and plenty of space for guests to gather. A balcony above provides a more private spot to soak up the sun.

james river deck design

By designing the project with SketchUp, the client was able to visualize what the completed project would look like and how various elements would affect views of the river. It also allowed us to play with different options, like a freestanding fireplace that was eventually replaced with a firepit.

james river backyard before

The area to the side of the existing deck was unused, but had potential.

james river backyard after

H&G created a new patio to the side of the new deck with a cozy stacked-stone fire pit. The fire pit and retaining wall were hand-built by our own talented stone masons.

james river outdoor kitchen

For the outdoor kitchen and bar the client selected  Fantasy black granite. The stone was given a durable leather finish to stand up to the harsh weather. A stained tongue and groove roof allows all-weather cooking.

james river deck view

Built in benches and planters complete the custom look. For this project H&G used TimberTech composite decking. The colors the clients selected were Tigerwood and Pecan. The subtle colors contrast add interest to the design without making it fussy.


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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