"Easy Entertaining"
435 magazine, October 2014

Ann and Dick Halls' concrete patio transformed into a functional entertainment space with custom-designed fireplace, fountain and grill station.

"Engineered for Greatness"
Kansas City At Home magazine, June 2014

Ray and Jill Kowaliks' Lee's Summit home got a little bit sweeter with the addition of an upper suspended concrete deck; lower covered lanai; and a 60- by 20-foot patio that features a fireplace, fountain and built-in grill, with bluestone curved path that leads up to the driveway.

"Setting the Scene"

Kansas City Homes & Style magazine, May 2015

Three different projects, three different homeowners, but all wanted to transform their front entries into a welcoming vignette, which Maverick accomplished through the use of natural stone pathways, front porches and water features.

"A Barbecuer's Paradise"

Hearth & Home magazine, Special Issue "The Outdoor Room," August 2014

"The homeowner wanted an outdoor kitchen where he could cook anything with any technique at any time," Maverick explains, so he gave them a ranch-style outdoor kitchen with a gas and charcoal grills, pizza oven and Tuscan-grill fireplace. (See the full Stehney feature for more details.) 


Kansas City Homes & Gardens magazine, November 2009

Joy and Jeff Stehney -- yes, the owner of our beloved (Oklahoma) Joe's barbecue! -- spared no expense in adding an outdoor kitchen to their 20-acre DeSoto ranch. Within the massive stone structure is a Mission-style pergola, pizza oven, smoker (of course), charcoal and gas grills, warming drawers, fridge and anything else you can imagine. (Flip to page 78 for the whole story.)

"The Main Attraction"
Kansas City Homes & Gardens magazine, October 2008

Steve and Ellen Katz turned their basic little patio into a 500-square-foot outdoor space with bluestone flagging that defines three different areas: living, dining and cooking.  

Additional coverage: 

*Industry news on why outdoor landscapes and becoming more popular (Lawn & Landscape, July 2012)

*Fire table construction for Kansas City Homes & Gardens' booth at the OPA&BG's annual Stems event (September 2012)

*Q&A with landscape professionals on favorite outdoor living design elements (Kansas City Homes & Gardens magazine, October 2011)   

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