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Built-In Grill and Concrete Patio - Project Summary

June 26, 2018

Project Description:

The goal for this project was to create a social space for a town-home community in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. The association contacted us to create a unique space for their residents to be able to gather, grill, and relax. The previous space was a large open picnic area that lacked seating and didn't encourage gatherings by the residents. To address these needs, a large patio was installed with seat walls, a pergola, and a built-in grill. The residents of the town-home association now have a space to mingle, relax, and grill in style.


Before Landscape


During Installation


 After Patio

 After Pergola

 After Seat Wall

After Built-In Grill


Customer Needs:

  •  Create a gathering space for homeowners
  •  Grilling area
  •  More seating
  •  Partial shade
  •  Appropriate access for all

Peterson Solutions:

  •  Install a stamped concrete patio
  •  Construct a fiberglass pergola
  •  Create a grill island
  •  Build free-standing walls for extra seating
  •  Install edging, plants, and mulch

Core Materials:

  •  Fiberglass pergola
  •  Gravel & concrete for stamped patio
  •  Class 5 gravel base & Unilock Lineo Dimensional block for walls
  •  Stainless steel grill built in with the same block
  •  120 feet of vinyl edging
  •  11 one-gallon Feather Reed Grass
  •  22 two-gallon Orange Rocket Barberry
  •  3 one-gallon Purple Coneflower
  •  4 cubic yards of Western Red Cedar mulch
  •  Black dirt, premium blend grass seed, and fertilizer to repair any lawn damaged in the construction process

Project Duration:

  •  Day 1: Excavated, hauled away soil, brought in class 5 base. Started constructing seat wall
  •  Day 2: Finishing the seat wall, and constructing grill
  •  Day 3: Finishing grill island, pouring pergola footings
  •  Day 4: Concrete stamped patio
  •  Day 5: Constructing pergola, installing perimeter landscape, shrubs and mulch