March 2014

Paving the Way: Quality Hardscapes and Porch Masters lead the way home

Author: Kitty Bartell

The Oregon Trail guided pioneers from Illinois to the Pacific Northwest; Route 66 invited families to escape the Dust Bowl of the 1930s and to find their way from Chicago to the Promised Land of California; and The Beatles sweetly sang of the “Long and Winding Road.” Roads, and routes, and trails play an important part of our collective history.

However, no road is more important than the one that leads you home, and the final yards of that journey are made more inviting, more beautiful, and more enduring by the artistry and expertise of Fabio Miotto and his team at Quality Hardscapes and Porch Masters.

Specializing in inter-locking pavers and screened-in enclosures, this family-owned and operated business has put in over 10 years and plenty of sweat equity to build their reputation as an outstanding one-stop shop for outdoor living. Miotto launched the business in 2007, and shortly thereafter partnered with his wife Jennifer. They are proud to say that they never sub-contract their work.

“Our quality is consistent because we have had the same guys doing the job since 2007,” Jennifer said. With Jennifer guiding customer relations, marketing, and accounting, Fabio meeting with customers and designing driveways, paths, parking, porches, and patios, and their long-time crew executing their vision, the company is growing solidly, brick by brick… or more precisely, paver by paver.

Expanding their reach, Quality Hardscapes recently completed installation of the pavers at the new Embassy Suites in Savannah, adding large-scale commercial work to their already successful home and small commercial projects. They are also putting their stamp on Hilton Head Island’s latest retail renewal at the Shelter Cove Towne Centre where, upon completion this spring, they will have installed 90,000 square feet of pavers.

“That’s a big deal for us,” Jennifer said about submitting the winning bid for the work that began in August of 2013. Their work will significantly impact the elegant and fresh look at the new shopping center rising from the demolition dust at the former Mall at Shelter Cove.

With a 25-year guarantee on the structural integrity of their work, clients are afforded full confidence in their new driveways, porches and walls, knowing that Quality Hardscapes is going to be there to back up their work.

Potential customers are learning that pavers are the best choice both economically and aesthetically. “We are seeing a wider demographic asking for and wanting pavers,” Jennifer said. “Pavers are a more long-lasting choice. If one cracks, which is rare, you just pull out the individual paver and replace it. With cracks in concrete, you’re taking out a whole slab or section, and the new concrete is not going to match.”

The Miotto team works both horizontally and vertically. “About two years ago, we combined Quality Hardscapes with Porch Masters, because we had customers calling for pavers, then turning around and calling for porches, not realizing we were the same company,” Jennifer explained. This one-stop shop for outdoor living brings their expertise to building screened rooms, lanais, sunrooms, pergolas, and home additions.

Dorothy’s Yellow Brick Road may hold iconic status in the history book of roads; however, the Miottos transform driveways, pathways, and roadways, with creative renovations and inspired newly-built design, leaving their customers saying, “There truly is no place like home.” 

For more information, please visit porchandpavers.com or call (843) 706-2202.

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