We wanted to extend our overall backyard patio space but wanted the look to be consistent across all of it, not just the new addition. We also wanted to add an arbor or covered structure to make the space more usable year-round. We had several companies out to look at the existing space, develop a solution design and provide pricing estimates. When we started, we only had a rough idea of what we wanted, so I encouraged each company to bring their creativity to the table. Key challenges were that the existing patio slab abutted two sides of the house, and we have two mature pecans right off of the old patio that we wanted to preserve. Luis, the owner of Arbors and Patios, came out to review the space and our needs. I found him to be very professional and extremely knowledgeable about hardscaping. Of all the individuals I had out, It was clear to me that Luis had the most experience in extending patios and building overhead structures. In fact, he had me out to visit an in-progress project that was very similar to the design we discussed - this gave me additional confidence that Arbors and Patios was the right choice for us. Luis was very patient with us, as we iterated on the design several times before deciding we wanted to go with a covered patio rather than an arbor. This way, the patio would be protected from the elements and we could install a ceiling fan for those hot summer days. The work took about a 3 1/2 weeks to complete, which was a bit over the original schedule we had discussed. There were a few rainy days, and there was a delay in getting one of the light fixtures in, but overall I was satisfied with the pace of the work. Luis has two distinct teams - one that builds the patio and one that builds the arbors / covered structures. I found both teams to be quite experienced and efficient. They also cleaned up the space at the end of each day, which was very important to us. I found his pricing to be extremely competitive compared with the other bids I received, particularly for the stamped concrete. The cost for the covered structure was slightly higher than others I received, but the quality of the materials used and the craftmenship evident in the final product more than makes up for the difference. Overall, we are very, very happy with our new patio. I would recommend Luis and Arbors and Patios to anyone looking to update their hardscaping.