Gazebos and Pergolas

Luxurious and creative, one-of-a-kind outdoor living spaces

We Build Beautiful Gazebos & Pergolas To Compliment Your Landscape 

Can you imagine spending your beautiful Georgia summer days lounging around in your back yard underneath the shade of your own custom built pergola?  Maybe with a good book in hand or just relaxing with a cool drink beside you?  Pergolas and gazebos make an amazing addition to any back yard patio, pool area, deck, or outdoor living space and increase your enjoyment you get from your property.

Contempo Stone Design is a landscaping company that specializes in building gazebos and pergolas. We are based out of Will County and serving the Chicagoland suburbs including Burr Ridge, Elmhurst, Hinsdale, Lemont, Western Springs, Orland Park and also Northwest Indiana.

We specialize in designing and building custom wood pergolas and gazebos for front yards, back yards, decks, landscaped and garden areas.  Whether you want a pergola at the front entry way of your home, something to cover your hot tub or a nice shaded area on your back patio the small team of craftsman at the Contempo Stone Design will be able to help you.

Understanding Gazebos, Pergolas, and Pavilions in Residential Landscaping

When enhancing your outdoor living space, choosing the right structure is key. Gazebos, pergolas, and pavilions, while similar, offer distinct features and functionalities suited to different landscaping needs.

Gazebos: Traditionally octagonal in shape, gazebos are standalone structures often placed in garden settings. They feature a solid roof and partially open sides, providing shelter while maintaining a connection with the surrounding landscape. Gazebos are ideal for creating a secluded retreat in your garden, offering a shaded spot for relaxation or an intimate space for outdoor dining.

Pergolas: Pergolas are outdoor structures characterized by their open lattice or cross-beam roofs and usually supported on columns or posts. They are perfect for defining spaces like dining areas or outdoor lounges. Pergolas provide partial shade, making them ideal for areas where you want to enjoy both sun and shade. They can also support climbing plants, adding a natural, green touch to your outdoor area.

Pavilions: Similar to gazebos, pavilions are larger and typically rectangular or square. They provide full coverage with a solid roof and are often used as an extension of the home. Pavilions are great for larger gatherings, offering sheltered outdoor space for entertainment, dining, or relaxation. They can be placed near a pool, in a spacious garden, or as a centerpiece in your backyard.

In a residential landscape, the choice between a gazebo, pergola, and pavilion often depends on the intended use, available space, and personal aesthetic preferences. Gazebos offer a charming escape in a garden setting, pergolas integrate seamlessly with your landscaping for a stylish outdoor living area, and pavilions serve as a versatile space for larger gatherings and family activities.

The Benefits of A Well Constructed Pergola Or Gazebo

A pergola or gazebo can help you get more enjoyment out of your property and it can also increase your property value. You can use your new pergola however you like whether it's something built purely for aesthetic appeal or built for a specific purpose.

You can have more shade, a nice quiet area to relax, an area to cook, and more.  With a custom built pergola or gazebo you're not getting some kit sold at a big box store using low-grade materials.  You're getting a custom built solution that is built specifically for your needs using high quality lumber and high quality fasteners so your pergola will amazing for many years.

Why Choose Contempo Stone Design Landscape To Build Your Pergola Or Gazebo?

We care about your pergola project and we want to make sure we do the best job we possibly can.  We provide unbeatable value, we keep your property clean and uncluttered, our pricing is fair, and the quality of our finished carpentry work is unmatched.

If you'd like to schedule an estimate or consultation to build your new pergola give us a call at (708) 300-4201 or fill out our online contact form and we'll get right back to you.

How Much Do Gazebos Or Pergolas Cost?

Our design services are truly next level.  If you want a luxurious, beautiful, landscape it's going to take careful thought, creativity, and planning.  Our designs are masterfully put together by the best of the best.

Smaller Spaces

$2,500 - $4,000

Medium Spaces

$4,000 - $8,000

Large Spaces

$8,000 - $20,000+

Choosing Between Pre-Made Kits and Custom-Built Options for Your Outdoor Structures

When deciding on an outdoor structure like a gazebo, pergola, or pavilion, you have two primary options: pre-made kits or custom-built designs. Both choices offer unique benefits, but it's essential to consider the complexities of installation before proceeding.

Pre-Made Kits: These kits come with all the necessary components and instructions for assembly. They offer convenience and a quicker installation process, with designs varying from basic to more intricate styles. However, it's important to note that even with pre-made kits, the installation can be challenging, requiring specific tools and a certain level of expertise to ensure structural integrity and safety.

Custom-Built Options: Custom-built structures are tailored to your specific preferences and the unique characteristics of your landscape. They provide the flexibility to choose materials, sizes, and designs that perfectly match your outdoor space and personal style. Custom constructions can be more complex and require skilled craftsmanship, making them a task best left to professional landscapers.

While DIY installation might seem appealing, it's crucial to consider the potential challenges and risks. Working with a professional landscaping company like Contempo Stone Design ensures that whether you choose a pre-made kit or a custom-built structure, it will be constructed safely and correctly.

Our team has the expertise to handle any complexities, ensuring your outdoor structure is not only beautiful but also durable and structurally sound.

Let us take the burden off your shoulders and provide you with a hassle-free installation, enhancing your outdoor living experience with the perfect gazebo, pergola, or pavilion.

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Highly recommend! They were extremely professional, completed in a timely manner, and I was happy with the workmanship and final product.

Mark Kieras June 8, 2024
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They are truly the best! George is so talented and did such a wonderful job! I definitely recommend them!

Rawan Alzoubi June 5, 2024
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I highly recommend George/Contempo Stone Design team. They did an amazing job adding a retaining wall on the side and front of our home in summer of 2023. They were very professional and quality of work was flawless. Contempo’s team drove by recently and noticed the cap was cracked and broken off due to the snow removal truck hitting it. Immediately George texted me indicating he noticed the cap was broken and he would replace it. He ordered a new cap and replaced it within a few days. I’m super impressed by the customer service. It’s truly hard to find genuine individuals/companies who care about their customers.

Neha Patel April 24, 2024
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George and the entire team were amazing. They are very professional, thorough and fast! We couldn’t believe the quality of the work in the amount of time it took to finish the entire patio and landscaping for our backyard. Would definitely recommend them for any type of outdoor work. Thanks to the entire team!

Asha Joseph April 22, 2024
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They did an amazing job with redoing our Patio with pavers. George was also able to give us ideas and feedback which was very helpful. We love our outdoor space that they built and would hire them again.

Ashish Patel April 16, 2024
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Did a great job and on time

John Bondi March 30, 2024
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Contempo did a fabulous job on my patio. They are very profession, prompt, and gets the job completed in a timely manner. I have had many bad experiences with other companies in the past so was very hesitant to try another company but, I am glad I found this company. I am very pleased with the end result, my patio is beautiful now. I highly recommend Contempo to others. I will definitely use again in the future.

Tanya Mccall September 12, 2023
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Jorge is exceptional to work with! He is professional, responds quickly and mocks up what his team will do so there are never any surprises. He put up a retaining on all sides of our yard, regraded our yard, added pavers with rocks, created a beautiful space with rocks for our trampoline and did all of our landscaping. He can truly do it all! Highly recommend him and his team!

Lela Vesecky August 22, 2023
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Contempo Stone Design did an amazing job with my outdoor patio. From start to finish very responsive and addressed all questions about the project. Very punctual and professional. Jorge and his team are extremely creative and worked diligently to ensure that the design incorporated all of the elements that we described in the build.

Office Manager August 14, 2023
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If you are looking to design & build an outdoor entertainment area at your home, Contempo Stone Design should be at the top of your list to contact. Owner Jorge Aguirre was a superb person to work with. His design creativity, his experience, integrity and work ethic were unbelievable, from start to finish. He and his talented crew were prompt & on time every day, and before leaving the project, tidied up the site. After completing the project, he was true to his word: “You’ll hardly know we had been working there, except for your beautiful patio”. Our project included 2 connected patios at different levels, with a seating wall and custom steps. George’s creativity in designing a subtle lighting package to illuminate the space at night, we’re the finishing touch to the space. Needless to say, we are ecstatic about our new outdoor space and know that it exists because of George/Jorge and the crew at Contempo Stone Design. It is an investment in our new home that we will enjoy for a long time in the future. I can’t say enough about Contempo Stone Design for their abilities to give us what we dreamed of. George listened to our vision, and then delivered the project on time, on budget and exceeded our expectations. Contact us for pictures or further details

Bryan Millican September 20, 2021

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