• Valuable Trust – From Start to Finish

    When it comes to planning an outdoor renovation project, we know the importance of being able to trust the contractors you hire. That is why we offer free consultations, so homeowners have a chance to meet our team members and learn more about our company. The step-by-step process with DekTile gives you a peace of mind before you hire us for your project.

    Here’s what one local homeowner had to say about the consultation process with Brett:

    We engaged Brett Berry to bid a courtyard project in our new home. He was quick to respond, was knowledgeable, professional and easy to work with. It is obvious to us that he is an ethical contractor. We heartily recommend him to anyone wishing to beautify his or her home.

    Hal H.

    Step 1: Free Consultation

    In this consultation you will meet with our DekTile representative who will conduct a preliminary walk-through of the space we’d be working. We will be looking at elements like drainage around the home, the architectural style and color scheme of the home, as well as the condition of any existing outdoor surfaces. This gives us a chance to see your vision and ideas for the space. We will then sit down together to brainstorm and generate a sense of design by browsing through photos in our online catalog of the different DekTile products and finishes we offer. After discussing your project budget, the we will then draft a written proposal with pricing and give an estimated timeline of the project. Depending on our schedule, we can usually start projects within a week of the initial consultation. With larger outdoor projects that require detailed measuring and estimating, a proposal will be sent via email and/or a follow up meeting will be scheduled to review final options, budgets, and proposal.

    Step 2: Hire and Design

    Once you contract to hire DekTile we start the process according to the timeline discussed in our first consultation. We can usually order the materials needed that same day. Depending on the size of the project, homeowners may purchase a comprehensive 3D visual design to more fully grasp the finished look of what their project will look like. After we have completed all measurements of your space our design specialist can create a computerized visual of your completed outdoor project including the DekTile design and any additional elements of your project. We use UVision software to create a state-of-the-art rendering of your home and potential project.

    Screenshot from a digital tour we created for a kitchen, patio, and pool deck featuring DekTile.

    Step 3: Project Construction and Completion

    With the DekTile products we can complete our projects in one-half to one-third of the time it takes to construct a traditional paver patio. Depending on the size of your project DekTile can be completed in as little as one or two days with smaller spaces and up to several weeks with larger spaces.

    Completed project including the outdoor kitchen, fireplace, patio, and pool deck.

    This project features a ceramic tile product sourced from Del Conca, USA. Insider tip: If you want to see more of this DekTile outdoor living area, tune in to Bargain Mansions, Season 2, Episode 6, “A Pain in the Deck” on the DIY Network.

    Not all of our projects encompass kitchens, fireplaces, and pools, though. We specialize in updating existing concrete patios with our proprietary DekTile overlay system. We like to believe we can make any backyard into a more livable space.

    Did you know DekTile can be applied over a wood deck? See how the finish flows seamlessly from the deck onto the patio? Our overlay system provides a permanent, weatherproof surface for outdoor living.

    What sets apart the DekTile process from other companies is that we value communication and trust throughout the entire process from start to finish as well as offering a 3-year warranty on each DekTile project.

    Berry Outdoor has installed more than 150,000 square feet of DekTile in Kansas City area since 2007. Our intent is to make the outdoor renovation process as timely and professional as possible.

  • Who is DekTile?

    Who is DekTile?

    This is Lisa Berry, my husband, Brett, and I have been working on bringing our DekTile process to the market for the past 10 years.

    Lisa and Brett Berry operate Berry Outdoor, LLC from their home offices in Olathe, Kansas.

    DekTile operates under our parent company Berry Outdoor, LLC, which Brett and I founded 17 years ago during our first year of marriage. We’ve worked together as long as we’ve been a couple. If you were to ask friends they would agree we are complete opposites, but together we completely balance each other with our strengths and abilities. That’s true in both our marriage and our business. Brett is the lead designer and head of all construction, and I handle the finance, marketing, and administrative side of our business.

    We have two kids. Our son, Noah, is a Sophomore at Christ Preparatory Academy. He plays football for Christ Prep, loves dogs, and enjoys outdoor activities like hunting and fishing. Our daughter, Gabrianna, is an eighth-grader at Christ Prep. She competes on the Pinnacle Gymnastics Team, loves crafting and organizing, and basically loves all animals. We’re all animal people so it should come as no surprise that we have as many animals at our home as humans. We’re proud parents to three dogs: Halle, Libby, and Scout, and a sweet, three-legged cat named Midnight.

    In our spare time, we like to be an active part of our community. Brett coaches football at Christ Prep (which feels like a second job August through November.) I do some writing and editing for the Christ Prep football team. I also mentor several young adults through our church. Brett also volunteers for veteran organizations G300 and The Battle Within to help military personnel recover from the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress.

    Brett instructs one of his players on the Christ Prep Football team. Coach Berry always wears a white visor — we call it his “coaching uniform.”

    Owning a business in landscaping you learn what customers are looking for, what works and what doesn’t work in creating outdoor patio designs for homeowners. What we love about DekTile is that it can dramatically increase the beauty and usefulness of any outdoor spaces.

    We like to approach our outdoor renovation projects with an integrated design model. We don’t want your project to look like an add-on. So, we really work to utilize the style elements of your home and existing outdoor space to incorporate them into our design. Our goal for your project is that it will look like it’s always been part of your home.

    We know you care about who you invite into your home. We bring that same consideration to the people working on your property during a renovation. Since you’ve trusted us to work where you live, we approach hiring very carefully. We want you to have confidence in the contractors we bring to your project. We hire strictly through referrals. Our referrals come to us through two channels: Our industry affiliates and our community of faith in the Kansas City area.

    We appreciate your support of our endeavors and send you our blessings!

    In case you missed our Christmas card, here we are in December 2018: Gabby (13), Brett, Lisa, and Noah (15).

    Who is DekTile?