2014 Cincinnati Home & Garden Show Runs from March 1-2 and 5-9 – Have Some Free Tix for Wed thru Fri

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This year’s Cincinnati Home & Garden Show  promises to be bigger and better than ever.   If you haven’t attended recently, I think you’d be surprised at the size and scope.  In addition to things you would expect to see….there’s a Garden Market retail area with everything from designer cupcakes to gentlemen’s cigars. Also, there are a number of seminars that might interest you.  Then, of course there are the mega garden displays that will get you thinking about spring.  If you want to go on Wednesday thru Friday, just give me a text/call at 513.739.3338 or email at rick@distinctivepatios.com or tweet @distinct_patios.   Would love to see you there!

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Mission Team Arrived in Panajachel Guatemala Today to Build a Real Home for Virginia and Her Kids

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This is the third year Rick has made this trip….always feeling like he takes away more than he gives.  He’s really excited that daughter Rebecca and roommate Jessica were able to join the team this year.  The local Mayan Families construction crew has already gotten the project out of the ground.  So, with a good week of work,  maybe the family will be able to move in soon. Here’s a little about their situation and the kind of difference you can make >  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDFLdI0FRrI.  If you’re interested in learning more, Rick would love to chat.  He’ll even buy!

See Louvered Roof in Action

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Here’s an animation showing the Louvered Roofs (AKA Adjustable Aluminum Louvered Canopy) we installed at Bayley Place Retirement Home in Delhi Township.   This allows residents, confined to wheel chairs, to enjoy the outdoors….rain or shine!  With a touch of a button, the louvers open and close.

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Western Timber Frame added as Key Supplier

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Distinctive Patios is now an authorized dealer for Western Timber Frame Pergolas, Gazebos, Pavilions, Arbors and Trellisses.  These beautiful structures use premium timbers, a unique dovetail corner system and a myriad of design options to frame truely distinctive outdoor spaces.  Here’s a pic of our first installation and the product brochures.

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Taking Visualization to a New Level

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Distinctive Patios is using new 3D design software to help our clients visualize improvements to their outdoor space.  While we’ve been using 3D animations for a while now to help with the face-to-face design process,  we can now turn a ‘walk through” (or should I say “fly through”)  into a short concept video that we post on YouTube.   This allows us to put our designs in context with your existing home or place of business….before you even think about writing a check.  Check this out on our YouTube Channel  to see for yourself.

Cincinnati Home & Garden Show Off to a Great Start – Still Have Some Free Tix for Wednesday thru Friday

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This year’s Cincinnati Home & Garden Show is bigger and better than ever.  After a few days off…it continues through Sunday.  If you haven’t attended recently, I think you’d be surprised at the variety of the displays.  In addition to things you would expect to see….there’s a Garden Market retail area with everything from designer cupcakes to gentlemen’s cigars. Also, there are a number of seminars that might interest you.  Then, of course there are the mega garden displays that will get you thinking about spring.  If you want to go on Wednesday thru Friday, just give me a text/call at 513.739.3338 or email at rick@distinctivepatios.com.   Would love to see you there!

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Cincinnati Home & Garden Show Starts Next Weekend

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This year’s show runs on March 2-3 & 6-10 spanning the next two weekends. We have a limited number of free VIP passes for Wednesday thru Friday, March 6-8 (limit two while they last). Just let us know if you’d like to go. Distinctive Patios will have a double booth (1412 & 1414) featuring our innovative Louvered Roof Patio Cover and several new Unilock Hardscape products.

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Rick Returns to Panajachel, Guatemala to do Construction Work

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Photos from our mission trip to Panajachel Guatemala. This year we helped construct the second story addition to a small un-reinforced house. This will be the new home for a abused mom and her kids who has been living with grandma and more family downstairs. We also visited sponsored children and distributed food, clothing & shoes from Cincinnnati. Mayan Families is a very well run organization that is really making a real difference in peoples’ lives.

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