What Our Customers Are Saying About Us


 “While we were very satisfied with the end result, the entire experience throughout was so refreshing to Anna and me.  You approached the job not so much for economic benefit to you, but as a personal effort to create a landscape setting that you could both be proud of while meeting our tastes and budget.  You helped create a dialogue that was effective and comfortable for all of us.
I also noticed how you were personally involved in every detail.  In one particular incident I pointed out a slight imperfection that was acceptable for me, however, you insisted that part of the job be redone without cost because you considered your work more than “just acceptable.”
Steve and Anna Stephens

“My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Russell Ponzoha on an extensive three-tiered deck and outdoor kitchen project.  Mr. Ponzoha was the ultimate professional and perfectionist.  He listened to our ideas and concepts and then combined them with ideas of his own.  The resulting product was a deck and patio/kitchen area that augments our living spaces in a wonderful way which exceeded our expectations. It looks like one you would find in Metropolitan Homes or Architectural Digest.
Mr. Ponzoha designed the deck very carefully and consulted us throughout the project.  Even when we changed things during the construction he was agreeable and responsive to our requests.  The work was timely and proficient and the lines of communication were kept open and constant.  The workmanship was superb, the crew friendly and hard working, and most importantly, it was critical to them that we were a satisfied customer.  At the same time, Mr. Ponzoha was careful to create the least amount of intrusion into our lives throughout the project.  The result was a unique and highly functional living and cooking area created to enjoy and compliment the outdoors.  Additionally, this project was completed just prior to our whole community being ravaged by Hurricane Ike.  This deck held absolutely solid in the most devastating storm our community has ever experienced, which is an additional testament to the superb workmanship.
We would, without hesitation, recommend Creative Outdoor Designs and Installation and Russell Ponzoha to anyone who asks for a reliable, reputable and competent construction company.”
Kurt and Catherine Peters 

“We are pleased to give the highest recommendation to Creative Outdoor Designs & Installations.  Russell Ponzoha and his team assisted our family in turning a rarely-used side yard into a gorgeous outdoor room, complete with Ipe decking, flagstone paving, children’s play area and raised planters.  The result is visually stunning and exceptionally usable outdoor space that our entire family enjoys on a daily basis.
Our experience working with CODI was entirely positive.  Russell worked closely with us to understand our design aesthetic and beautifully articulated them into his plans.  He used a great amount of ingenuity in finding the best solutions to fit within our budget.  He and his crew were overwhelmingly reliable, courteous, and diligent in getting everything “just right.”
Lara & Dan Purser

“Russell created a great outdoor space for us.  The project included design and planning, demo and regarding, placing a large paver patio with integral drainage, tree protection for an oak tree with high roots, replacing pool decking and coordinating pool repairs, sodding the yard, and placing sidewalk.
Throughout design and construction we were always fully aware of the cost and schedule of the project because of Russell’s immediate, informative and transparent communications.  Russell kept us apprised of the status of the project at all times.
Russell worked with us as a true partner.  He was clearly devoted to giving us a superior project.  For instance, he carefully researched multiple products and pricing with us until we found the right combination.  He also addressed important items beyond the immediate scope of the project without prompting, such as considering the quality of our total property.”
Jesse Wells