Project Spotlight: A Haven for Outdoor Living Lovers

Michael and Sharon are outdoor-loving people. They enjoy entertaining family and friends, grilling or just relaxing outside listening to music. They purchased a home several years ago that Metzler Home Builders had built just a few years before that. The original back porch was not adequate for their entertaining needs. They decided to add an outdoor living area with a covered patio and wanted it to look like it was built with the original home. Since they were from out of the area, they weren’t familiar with Metzler’s. They knew they had a quality-built home, though, and since Metzler’s had the blueprints and specifics of the original materials used in construction, it was an easy decision on who to use for their patio project. Tim Zehr, the Senior Designer/Estimator, created CADD drawings of the existing home with the new covered patio. Michael and Sharon were able to make changes to the CADD drawing to suit their taste and budget before the project began. 



A fireplace was a must for Michael and Sharon’s new outdoor living area. They love the relaxing sound of a crackling fire, the warmth it brings and that wonderful smell on a chilly evening. Their grandchildren are able to make s’mores and roast hot dogs. Their previous home had an outdoor hot tub which they loved. They knew they wanted a hot tub again, and like the fact that it has protection from the elements. 

Michael and Sharon start their day with coffee (and their puppy, Gracie) on their “absolutely gorgeous” patio, and end their day relaxing in the same space. Their favorite time on the patio is “campfire time.” They love the fact that their outdoor space can be used to a greater extent since it’s covered. 


 “It was an extraordinary pleasure to work with Metzler Home Builders,” said Michael and Sharon. “Their desire is to be certain that each customer is completely satisfied. Everyone we worked with was courteous, professional, and had a sense of humor. Their craftsmanship is exceptional. When questions or concerns were raised, they were always available to respond. Our experience could not have been better!” 

This article was originally featured in our Summer 2021 print newsletter.