Fireplace Lights up Backyard Makeover
The backyard oasis at Cherie B.’s Oceanside, California, home was years in the making. But it took highly rated North County Pavers of Oceanside only a week to make it a reality.
After getting bids from several contractors and fretting over the best materials to use, the Angie’s List member didn’t settle on Northside because it could do the job quickly.
“One of the most appealing things about Ronnie [Hemphill] is that he is quite the visionary, and can draw and verbally explain his vision,” Cherie says in a Page of Happiness-nominated review. “His flexibility and adaptability are what sold us.”
The $60,000 project included tearing out stamped concrete patios, grass, vegetation and a pergola to make way for a freestanding bar, barbecue, new pergola and outdoor fireplace.
Even though they added custom touches late in the project, including firewood boxes, a mantel and a stone chimney, Cherie says she didn’t have sticker shock at the reveal.
“Ronnie, as a man of his word, told me that his bid was his bid, and that the changes, including massive customization of the fireplace and BBQ, were included in his price,” she says. “It is absolutely gorgeous.”