Rustic Country Gazebo

You know what it’s like to enjoy the great outdoors and wish for somewhere you can relax in nature without being totally exposed to the elements? Like, this breeze is glorious and I love hearing the sounds of nature, but if I could be sitting in the shade instead of baking in the sun right now, that’d be great.

Enter the gazebo: a structure designed specifically for outdoor relaxation, and it can be as ornamental or rustic as you wish.

Step 1: Pour a concrete pad to keep your floor from turning to mud on rainy days:

Step 2: Hire Hostetler Builders so we can actually build it for you, beginning by attaching 6 x 6 treated corner posts to the concrete floor, using metal brackets and anchor bolts:

Step 3: Watch happily as we frame in your new gazebo, using Yellawood® treated lumber:

Step 5: Start getting excited as we install galvanized metal on the roof and gable ends:

Step 6: Relax, enjoy, have picnics and parties, chill in the shade on sunny days, delight in being outdoors without getting wet on rainy days – this is your kingdom, now:

Do you like this sort of rustic gazebo, or would you go for more of a decorative style? Let us know in the comments…or just go ahead and call us at (870) 845-1121 to find out what it would take for you to get exactly the kind of gazebo that you wish for.

Rustic-Modern Porch

Wooden steps work just fine if all you want is a way to get up to your door, but you know what’s better? If you wish your family spent more time out of doors, if you want a place to relax on cool evenings, if you’re longing for a space to BBQ and have your friends over, if you need somewhere your pets and toddlers can play outside without you needing to worry they’ll wander off – you know what will give you all of that? This homeowner could tell you, because they’ve got it: a beautiful, rustic-modern, gated porch.

But they didn’t always have one. They started out with these wooden steps:

This is where we came in. Step one: framing in the new porch, using Yellawood® treated lumber:

Once the porch was in place, we built the railing out of the same Yellawood® lumber. For a strong contrast, the balusters are of black aluminum:

For the roof and the gutters, we used galvanized metal, in keeping with the rustic-modern theme of the porch:

With a spring-loaded gate like this, you’d never need to worry about your dog running off and getting hit on the road…or your small child:

The porch is finished! Well-furnished and decorated by the homeowners, well-built by Hostetler Builders; doesn’t it look like a great place to spend an evening?

And, while we were there, we built a matching enclosure to protect the outdoor A/C unit and make it a more attractive sight at the same time:

Autumn is just starting to show up, bringing the kind of evenings when you want somewhere you can spend time outside. Do you have that space? If you wish you did, if you’d like to know just what it would take to get it…a call to (870) 845-1121 is all it takes to reserve your own free consultation.

A Shop for the City

It’s not just homeowners that face the problem of having tools and equipment and vehicles that would last longer and look better if they had a place to live away from the damages of sun and rain. This past summer we had the privilege of building a new 30′ x 30′ steel-frame shop for the City of Grannis.

We started with dirtwork:

The wooden concrete forms are built:

And one beautiful concrete slab is poured:

A closer look at the concrete details:

And the completed shop, with galvanized metal on the walls and roof, from both the front and back view:

This shop comes with a 3′ walk-through door and an 8′ x 12′ roll-up door, providing easy access without compromising either the security of the building or its shelter from the elements:

A closer look at the bottom of the walk-through door and concrete sill:

And finally, a view of the spacious interior:

A simple metal building, with the space and protection to keep your equipment safe and useful for many years, not to mention the other uses it could be put to. Need a garage? Need somewhere for your kiddo’s band to practice where you don’t have to hear it? Need more storage space? Need a workshop? Need a place to host a big old party? And then there’s always the option of adding insulation, electricity, and whatever else you would like, and turning part of it into an office space or even a guest apartment.

Get yourself a metal building: call us at (870) 845-1121 for your free quote.