Friday, December 20, 2013

Looking Ahead to 2014 - Attention Subcontractors and Employment Seekers

Looking Ahead to 2014

Pittsburgh Stone and Waterscapes, LLC, founded in 1982, is known as one of the top outdoor living space contractors in the area. We cover the southern Pennsylvania area from Washington County and surrounding areas in the South Hills and also through areas in the North Hills up to Zelienople. We have won awards in the past for our projects and recently have been accepted into the Pittsburgh Builders Association. Our projects include patios, driveways, pools, ponds, waterfalls, hot tubs, landscaping, outdoor kitchens and fireplaces,  patio roofs, sports courts, excavation, fencing, sprinkler systems, home additions/interior remodeling, plumbing, and electrical. We do not just develop projects, we develop long-standing relationships with our construction partners and customers.  Time and again, our expertise, proven design-build approach, and associates have allowed our clients to achieve their living space dreams.

With a reputation of performance, quality,  customer satisfaction and safety, we have seen many changes in our industry over the past 30 years.  Many of our projects are all-inclusive as we plan, design, and build outdoor living spaces for our clients with projects ranging in total cost from $10K - $400K+.  As our challenges are ever-changing, our scope of work has changed, too.  Our company's scope of work has grown to include many functions of a general contractor, as outdoor living spaces can include needs for many different contracting specialists and their unique services.

We are looking for additional resources to cater to our growing customer base and expanding service requirements. We are looking for dependable, qualified subcontractors who approach projects with the same passion as PSW.  Subcontractors are expected to be willing to put forth the extra effort required to achieve project goals, coordinate their requirements effectively, and cooperate with all parties involved in a project.  Subs will need to have professional crews that will accomplish their designated part of the project professionally, timely, and at the highest quality while working in conjunction with our project manager.

We are looking for companies whose areas of expertise includes: hardscape, concrete, pools, landscape, excavation/heavy equipment hauling, carpentry, electricians and plumbers. Your company will be expected to consistently provide quality work with a quality attitude.  Subcontractors must meet the following criteria: at least 5 years experience in field of expertise; fully insured, state registered, reliable; and past customer references will be needed.  

In addition, we are also seeking to hire full-time employees for Pittsburgh Stone and Waterscapes for positions such as foremen, project manager, CDL drivers, medium duty equipment operators, and technicians.

If you are interested and would like to learn more, please contact our office via email at or phone 412.319.7524.

Monday, December 16, 2013

The Beauty of Exterior Lighting

Lighting can be used to highlight a home's exterior architecture and often times, hardscapes, landscapes and pool areas.  This type of lighting can highlight peaks or accentuate unique features on your home or property.  Properly placed, the look automatically enhances your home's curbside appeal by giving an upscale and elegant impression! Furthermore, lighting adds security.

Outdoor lighting will enhance the beauty of your property during all seasons!
  • Around walkways, create a feeling of welcome to your home and/or outdoor entertainment area. 
  • At particular points in your landscape, highlight your favorite showcase areas to show its beauty. 
  • Define driveway area for safety and security.  
  • Accentuate the color of your garden beds placed around your pathway areas with colored lighting.  
  • Patio and deck lighting adds to the entertainment atmosphere and creates a magical effect for your guests. 
  • Pool lighting transforms your pool area into your own backyard oasis! Lighting surrounding a pool area is a must for night swimming and placing path lights around the perimeters of the pool creates not only safety, but ambiance.  
  • Extend your outdoor living environment into the evening for full enjoyment. 
The ideas are endless!  Whether you place just a few lights or add lights to many outside areas, the look will instantly change the look and feel of your home. 

Check with the professionals at Pittsburgh Stone and Waterscapes for a consultation to discuss your options.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Your Attention Please!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. If that's the case, and we believe it is so, then imagine how many words four pictures are worth - especially when they are before and after photos of an outdoor living area we created! 

Initially, there was a small patio area and several walk ways. As you can see, we increased the patio to include an outdoor grill area and rebuilt the walk ways. We also increased the patio space where there was only grass to include a comfortable fire pit area. Finish with some fresh landscaping, and the entire backyard is a new backyard haven increasing not only the value of the home, but also the versatility of the outdoor living space for friends and family! 

For more information on our company, please visit our website at!