A spectacular front yard is not only something to enjoy, but also something to be proud of.

“The beauty and quality of your landscaping is going to be one of the first things people notice when they drive by your home,” insists Kory Lamphear, owner of Lamphear’s Lawn Service. “That’s why so many people are very particular about the curb appeal of their homes.”

Your back yard, on the other hand, is all about your own enjoyment.

“It’s your place to relax in solitude or enjoy the company of family and friends,” Kory says. “A beautiful stone living space accented with flowering plants and landscaping features—and maybe a fireplace or water features—can be personalized to perfectly complement your lifestyle.”

As the company name implies, Lamphear’s has long been known as one of Medina’s premier lawn care and landscaping experts. But its construction crew, which focuses exclusively on building custom patios, outdoor kitchens, walkways and other features, has earned accolades of its own.

For example, Kory points out, Lamphear’s is an authorized Unilock contractor.

Unilock, the famous maker of top quality concrete pavers, emphasizes that using a Unilock authorized contractor will guarantee your job will get done right.

“You are making an important investment in your home,” Unilock notes on its website. “Don’t let poor workmanship turn your ideal plan into a disappointment. The contractor you hire should have technical, business and interpersonal skills, as well as the tools and the experience needed to complete your paving stone and/or retaining wall project.”

That, Kory says, is why Lamphear’s has earned Unilock’s authorized contractor designation.

“It’s one of the things that sets us apart from some other companies,” he says. “Unilock is very proud and protective of its reputation as a leader in its industry. They don’t just make everybody an authorized contractor. We went through an extensive process with them to prove that we install our projects correctly. That gives them the confidence to guarantee our workmanship as well as their own products on every job we install.”

Lamphear’s dedicated building crew is well stocked with its own fleet of equipment to help make sure that each installation is done correctly.

Some of the attractive Unilock products, Kory adds, are manufactured in nearby Rittman, Ohio.

Your patio or outdoor living area can be as basic or elaborate as you choose, Kory says.

“It isn’t as much about the size of the space as it is how the project is designed,” he says. “No job is too big or too small. We can do a basic 12-x-10 patio with a grill in the corner, or we can pull out all the stops like we did at a recent job that was built into a hillside, with a gas fire pit and a bluetooth sound system. We can add wood structures and set the mood with dazzling outdoor lighting.”

Lamphear’s handles the whole project, from design to completion.

The process begins with a consultation with Kevin Mick, Lamphear’s sales manager and designer.

“We want to know how you spend your free time and how you plan to use your patio,” Kory says. “If it is just a husband and wife we can do a more intimate space with a fire pit and save you some money. If you entertain a lot, you’ll probably want more room and amenities.”

Following the consultation, Kevin will create a 3D computer rendering that shows what your new project will look like.

“It is a darn-near exact replica, in exact scale,” Kevin says. “We even put your house right in the picture. It’s as close to actually building the patio as you can get. But the best part is you can change things in the design before we start building. That’s a lot better than walking into your back yard after the project is finished and thinking, ‘this isn’t what I was expecting.’”

With your personalized outdoor space, Kory says, you don’t have to wait for a one-tank weekend trip to get away from the stress of life.

“We specialize in using natural stone accents and colors to create a rustic, but modern, appearance that more resembles the ambiance of a mountain resort than a suburban development,” he says. “You can combine the beauty of Mother Nature with the convenience of a full outdoor kitchen and a cozy gas fire.”

And, he adds, it can be a sound investment.

“Nice landscaping and outdoor living spaces can add up to 25 percent to the value of your home,” Kory says.


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Lamphear's Lawn is an authorized Unilock contractor.