What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
We recommend meeting with our designers to plan & layout your outdoor kitchen, concrete counter top, fire pit or water feature as there can be a number of obvious / not so obvious considerations.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Gebhardt Designs is properly trained and certified to install GFRC concrete. When you hire a local landscaper around the Austin-San Antonio corridor area who offers concrete block and other products there is no guarantee of expertise or quality. We have been trained and authorized as a local installer in the Austin-San Antonio corridor & surrounding areas so you can be sure your project will be done properly leaving you 100% satisfied.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Each project is custom built so pricing is based on size of project. However, you will find that it will surprise you how reasonable the ultimate backyard can be!
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I was researching an outdoor kitchen for my own backyard and could not find anything under $15,000 - even if I did the work myself. I came across a GFRC concrete product but it was not offered in Central Texas! I thought people in central Texas deserve to have access to the ultimate backyard so I became a certified GFRC concrete installer.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Gebhardt Designs have worked directly with homeowners as well as contractors and home builders.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
We built a curved outdoor kitchen under a palapa. Not only was the homeowner awesome but the kitchen came out amazing! And we completed installation in 2 days and the customer was so happy he is having a fire pit installed!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
If you are paying thousands of dollars for an outdoor kitchen or water feature, make sure it’s going to last a LIFETIME; that it will be there for as long as you own your home. You do not want to pay thousands of dollars for something you will need to tear out and rebuild 5-7-10 years down the road!
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
What are your cabinets going to be made out of? What is the warranty on your cabinets? How long will this job take? What damage to my property should I expect? Will you be using subcontractors? What will you do if a subcontractor does not show up? What are your payment terms? Do you offer financing?