About

Is your backyard your own personal getaway? Outdoor Innovations, a local expert in Landscape and Hardscape, combines art and science in perfect harmony to create a sanctuary you can experience daily.

Outdoor living spaces, kitchens, fire features and water features are their specialty. Everything you love about the inside of your home can be brought outside to relax, entertain and enjoy in the clean Colorado air.

Since 2013, owner Patrick Richie brings over his talent, experience and combined degrees in Landscape and Architecture to build a beautiful outdoor space you can enjoy.

Outdoor Innovations was awarded the 2016 Belgard Project of the Year Award and guarantees both the product they install and their workmanship for LIFE.

They have been regionally and nationally recognized for their innovative paver and wall designs and installations, as well as published in local Colorado catalogs and in the Colorado Real Estate Journal. Call them today and transform your patio into your own personal getaway!

$25,000 project minimum.

Services Offered:


  • Outdoor Kitchens, Living Spaces
  • Landscape Design and Certified Installation
  • Fire Features, Fire Pits
  • Water Features
  • Patios, Walkways, Driveways
  • Seating Walls, Retaining Walls
  • Pavers, Hardscape
  • Landscape Lighting

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I have used Patrick and his team on various projects and they never fail to impress. Our paver patio turned out especially nice!

Jeff F.
  • They offered us three different ideas for our entire backyard. Our patio is stunning and we couldn t be happier than we are! They worked hard and showed up when they said they would! We really enjoyed every member of his crew and Patrick is a man of his word! We loved that he cared so much for his crew and for his customers!!! We even got to meet his Dad...what a delightful man. Family means a lot to Patrick and he will treat you like family too!

    Cindy N.
  • Outdoor Innovations by Patrick Richie finished an outdoor living area for us a month ago. Patio pavers, built in grill, fireplace. They turned a boring patio into a party patio. Great communication, good work ethic by Patrick and his employees. Loved the 3D presentation of the patio before work started so we could see what it would actually look like. Patrick is a person with integrity which carries through to his employees and quality of work. Love the result of their good work and will be spending lots of Happy Hours on our patio. We’d recommend Outdoor Innovations by Patrick Richie to family, friends and strangers!

    Linda W.
  • High quality work, friendly and respectful crew, outdoor living space design and construction that you will enjoy for many years.

    Dave S.
  • Good quality and experienced crew.

    Nancy O.
  • Patrick and his crew did an amazing job for us in the Fall of 2019. They were a pleasure to work with each step of the way. He was always courteous and prompt and showed up when he said he would. We had received four other bids and Patrick was the only one who was able to understand our vision and offer a perfect solution for the slope in our backyard. We didn't want just retaining walls and we didn't want to take out our mature trees. He came up with a plan that gave us two retaining walls (one is a seating wall) with a pathway in between and connecting to two spacious patios nestled among the trees. There are stairs and built-in LED lights and it’s so pretty! He also added a paver path from the patio on our slope to our existing stamped concrete patio with a small paver floor under the gazebo. We liked his work so much that we had him come out in the Spring of 2020 and add another paver patio for our Catio. They were able to tie it all in with the existing pavers and concrete and if all flows together so nicely! Once we turned our sprinklers on, we noticed a drip line had been cut. Patrick sent his crew out immediately and repaired it good as new! We highly recommend Outdoor Innovations by Patrick Richie.

    Debra D.
  • The crew was receptive to suggestions and did a great job removing our old concrete pond boom (which was cracked and leaking) to put in a new alpine type pond with a waterfall. Then they installed a patio with pavers and a fire pit!

    Linda O.
  • Outdoor Innovations did a great job building a retaining wall, expanding our sprinkler system, and updating our backyard landscaping. Rodrigo and his team were professional and responsive to all our requests, ensuring the project was completed on time. Our backyard is now the perfect place to relax.

    R. and J. Berry
  • WOW, BEAUTIFUL, AMAZING, I’M JEALOUS, are all comments we have heard from our company when spending time in our outdoor living space designed and constructed by Outdoor Innovations. From the collaborative design process through construction their attention to detail and workmanship was obvious. We particularly appreciated their flexibility though out the project to accommodate our changes and the crew was friendly and very respectful. We live in one of the greatest places in the County to enjoy the outdoors with beautiful weather and no bugs! We have spent more time in our back yard in the last 90 days then we did in the previous 20 years. We could not be happier with our beautiful and functional outdoor living space.

    Dave and Mayre Lynn
  • I recently contracted with Patrick and Outdoor Innovations to complete a backyard project at my home in the Highlands neighborhood of Denver. Patrick and his team helped me develop a great plan, which was important because I did not have any ideas when we first met. For any changes that I made during construction, Patrick discussed the impact on the budget with me before any work was done, and he documented the changes along the way. I am very satisfied with his work and would recommend Outdoor Innovations highly.

    JT
  • Patrick and his crew just finished our back yard and we couldn't be happier. Our project included installing pavers, building a retaining wall, installing all new sod and adding areas of rock and mulch. From the beginning, they were very professional and easy to work with. The designer, Jared, presented us with a complete computer generated plan so we could visualize exactly how our back yard would look. Patrick then worked with us to make it work within our price point. The crew that actually did the work could not have been better. They were hard working, polite and fun to be around. We were very pleased with the results and would encourage anyone thinking of having some work done to consider using Outdoor Innovations. Quality work at a reasonable price!

    Molly Morrow
  • We wanted to make our backyard into more useable space, so I scheduled multiple bids with local companies. Patrick was the only one with the vision to complete the project. He walked us through every detail and offered a reasonable price for the work. The weather forced our project to be delayed but when his crew finally came, they were amazing. They worked hard and fast! Our project involved adding a large retaining wall, a massive amount of leveling (21 tons of dirt to be exact), irrigation and all new sod. They gave us a beautiful backyard within 4 days! I would highly recommend Outdoor Innovations for any landscaping projects!

    Meagan R.
  • I chose them because two diff gals used them, gone over to one person’s house for a BBQ and I thought his is so beautiful. Find out another friend used them and used to work with and never saw the project and knew that if she used them they had to be very good. This is what made me call them. Patrick is so personable and nice and easy to work with and really wants to accommodate you. When they started all the guys that work for him are really nice men and very polite. They left everything in pristine condition when they left and were really contentious. The work they did is absolutely beautiful. We are thrilled and so happy. So glad we did it. We had a group of people over and everyone just loved our project and they decided to use Outdoor Innovations. The patio was raised and now we have a great view of the pond and the lake behind our house. I would highly recommend them to anyone and I would definitely use them again.

    Karen L.
  • We have hired Patrick Richie from Outdoor Innovations for two jobs; they replaced our front step and sidewalk with a paver patio. More recently they remade our side entrance to the back yard with a paver sidewalk and steps. We would rate them excellent. The work was professional and they would check with us on their progress. The crew was timely and took care of site clean up. We have recommended them to many neighbors who admired the work.

    Kristin & Marshall Aines
  • :I want to send out a rave review regarding Outdoor Innovations and owner Patrick Richie. Mr. Richie is a good contractor with whom to work. He is professional, courteous, knowledgeable and takes great pride in the product he delivers. As a result, I have a beautiful, raised, lighted stone patio that I (and future owners) will enjoy.

    Nancy Young
  • Outdoor Innovations and Patrick Richie were great to work with. From the detailed proposal at the outset to the constant communication throughout the process. He and his team were always on time and respectful. His staff even carried groceries for my wife!!! Any changes or ideas were shared and agreed upon before moving forward on the project. After completion of the patio we plan on using Outdoor Innovations to complete our backyard overhaul.

    Greg
  • I’d like to tell you about our experience with Outdoor Innovations, owner Patrick Richie and the whole company and crew that has just recently transformed our backyard patio area into our dream space.

    Our old redwood deck was rotting and we needed to replace it this season. After a trip to the home shows and various deck and patio showrooms around town we met with several deck and patio contractors here at our home. All the folks were nice and their ideas were good, but it just wasn’t what we had in mind.

    Right from the first sit down meeting with Patrick, we felt that he understood what our “vision” of the project was. Other contractors that we had met with just didn’t “get it” and offered their suggestions and told us what couldn’t be done.

    Patrick listened to us and then proceeded to sketch out almost exactly what we had only been thinking about for our project, and then told us that not only could it be done, but on-time and under the budget that we had in mind. The payments were required at logical project milestones and we always had a chance to weigh in on the design and timing of the project.

    We went back and forth on the design and cost of the project. Patrick was up front with all the design elements, what they would cost and the timing of the project.

    Once we agreed to terms it was easy. We were introduced to Ross and Jared and a work crew that would be consistently there every day from demo through the finishing touches on the landscape. They were all very polite, considerate of our neighbors and never started the construction noise too early or too late. These guys are not just paver and wall builders - we really felt like they cared about OUR project - and more than a few times we observed them going back over a cut or an angle on a paver that needed to be re-done, because they weren’t happy with it. All of them made substantial suggestions that improved the design as we went along.

    The timing was great…avoiding a vacation trip we had planned and luckily it was finished before really cold winter weather rolled in.

    We adjusted and stretched and innovated as we went….we moved entrances, revised staircases, enlarged the project, added lights, expanded a walkway and collectively came up with a patio area that Sue and I still look out at and wonder who put that gorgeous patio in OUR backyard.

    Patrick called a week after the project was done to “just check in” and make sure everything was going well.

    We couldn’t be happier with our new hardscape and we tell everyone we know and all who come to visit, what Outdoor Innovations did for us.

    Thanks!

    Dave and Sue
  • We hired Outdoor Innovations to have our concrete back patio re-done to paver stone. Patrick was amazing at helping us design and plan the project we wanted. Communication was great. I would highly recommend them.

    Raina
  • Patrick and the Outdoor Innovations team did an amazing job on our new patio! Patrick met with us several time before the project started in order to plan everything and answer any questions we had. During the actual construction, they discussed with us often to ensure that everything was on track with what we wanted. They finished the project in a timely manner and were happy to help make a few improvements at the end as well. They will be doing more work for us next year and we highly recommend them! We could not be happier with our patio!

    Anonymous
  • My project came out perfect, less time than quoted. Outdoor Innovations was so efficient. All the guys were super polite and asked questions to make sure the landscaping was the way I wanted it. Patrick and/or Ross were there every day. I would highly recommend him to anyone. I have already given his name to my friends. Patrick is awesome and his work is incredible and just as promised.

    Christina G.
  • Patrick Richie and the Outdoor Innovations team did a phenomenal job on our project. We reconstructed two walkways, two retaining walls and installed a patio with fire pit. Patrick worked with us collaboratively from design to material selection. He was understanding of our budget. Their team was respectful, interacted with our family during the day and cleaned up after themselves. We have another project scheduled for next year and would not think of doing it with anyone other than the Outdoor Innovations Team.

    M. Dunlap
  • Outdoor Innovations they were very comprehensive on how they handled everything from proposal to completion. Great communication, always showed up on time, worked very hard the entire time they were on site. Even though they have had to come back out to make minor updates, they have always been professional and helpful. They were overall fantastic to work with and very engaged throughout the entire process. There were always multiple people to talk to and it was an overall great experience.

    Anthony G.
  • When Patrick got started what he said he would do, he did. Patrick was there until the job was finished. It was great, the men working for him were wonderful and very very hard workers. Patrick went door to door to let all my neighbors know of the work being done around the home. The job went well, we are happy with it. I would definitely have him back. It was a nice experience and Patrick is a great guy. We went to a couple of the jobs prior to signing with him. We chose Outdoor Innovations based on what his other customers said about him. We would recommend Outdoor Innovations.

    Jim F.
  • The End Result: A beautifully crafted piece of functional art.
    The Skinny: Patrick Richie listened to our needs, wants, and vision and came up with an interesting design that contained all the items we discussed and more. It included steps, seat walls, capped columns, a grill cubby, and lighting. He brought by samples and let us choose our materials and colors. He was flexible with any changes we made along the way and was sure to give us an immediate cost breakdown and amended contract. Once on the job, the crew stayed there until the project was finished. His friendly crew members were true craftsman who took great pride in their work, were swift workers, and cleaned up daily.
    The Takeaway: Outdoor Innovations knows how to build amazing patios. We would recommend Patrick Richie and Outdoor Innovations to anyone that wants a solid, handsome patio to enhance your outdoor living!

    Anonymous
  • We are super happy with our new outdoor living space and new front walkway and patio! Patrick's team is outstanding . They are reliable, talented, friendly and honest! You can't ask for much more! I would highly recommend them!

    Anonymous
  • We would highly recommend Patrick Richie and his team at Outdoor Innovations to all our friends. They helped us to completely transform our back yard by installing a high quality beautiful raised patio, outdoor kitchen and stairs down to a firepit with columns, seat walls, soldier course and landscaping to finish it all off. They made our vision and dreams a reality and were a pleasure to work with, completing all in a very timely manner and with great communication and attention to detail. You will not be disappointed.

    Anonymous
  • Outdoor Innovations headed by Patrick Richie did an extraordinary job at designing and building a state of the art outdoor fireplace and facility. We have thought about a project like this for years but could never "see" how the results would fit. In a few minutes with Patrick he "saw it" and designed a magnificent, state of the art outdoor fireplace facility. Patrick and crew work very hard and do what they say. Extremely pleased with the results and Patrick and crew are really good to work with. If you're in the market you can't go wrong with this company.

    Anonymous
  • Awesome! We love our new patio, walkway and seating wall. Patrick had great ideas and he and his team were great to work with. I would highly recommend them!

    Anonymous
  • We have Outdoor Innovations transform the sign area at our church as well as build a beautiful patio in our back yard. Both projects were completed in a timely manner without any surprises. The employees that worked on our projects were incredibly respectful and attentive to our desires. As they worked they kept the area incredibly clean. Dealing with Patrick was a pleasure. He was listened to our vision, respected our budget and blew away our expectations. He is a trustworthy businessman and I heartily recommend Outdoor Innovations.

    Anonymous
  • I have had many outdoor improvement projects that has been designed and installed by Outdoor Innovations. Patrick and his crew are respectful, professional and trustworthy. Patrick is great to work with, he is creative, conversational and has an eye for detail. I haven't had any kind of problem with availability or appointments. Patrick is great to work with. Should there be a need for any kind of adjustments in timing, or for the overall project he keeps everybody in the loop so as they know what to expect. Patrick has done some very creative, quality work for us. I have had retaining walls completely rebuilt, a front Porch re-worked and water features added to my front yard. Patrick has also accomplished making our hot tub look in the back yard like a custom built-in.

    Robin K.
  • Patrick and his crew are some of the most trustworthy, reliable, and Senior friendly contractors around. They all are great to work with and it’s a positive team effort. No issues with scheduling, appointments or anything. Patrick is very good about making sure everyone is on the same page. All the work done thus far is very user friendly, looks great and having the back yard fully landscaped is a godsend. Patrick and all his crew are detailed, creative and work as a team to accomplish really nice outdoor living spaces.

    Melissa M.
  • Outdoor Innovations is the proper name for this company because of their innovation. We wanted to get rid of a pond in our backyard and make it into a useable patio area. Outdoor Innovations came, took a look and really delivered a beautiful paver patio! We have had wonderful comments on how nice our new patio looks! A true home improvement. Patrick and his team communicated prior to the start of the project and during operations so we knew what to expect timing wise and what would happen during the next 24 hours. The crews cleaned up every day upon completion of the work day. The crews were also very curteous and communicative as well. We now have a Patrick Richie backyard and would recommend anyone wanting to make a real home improvement hire Outdoor Innovations, you won't be disappointed!

    Anonymous
  • Patrick and Outdoor Innovations did a great job of creating a beautiful paver patio in our front yard! He and his team were and professional and thorough and finished the job before we expected. We would definitely recommend them!

    Anonymous
  • This is an honest company, and top quality. The crew is very competent, and they are craftsmen. They built a patio, and they made sure it would have a gentle slope away from the house, and they took great pride in their workmanship. Each day they cleaned up the work site, and at the end of the job, they restored everything back to the way it was. They could not have done anything better. Patrick Richie is the owner, and he kept true to his bid. After the demolition, he looked at the site, and it was obvious that he had the homeowner's interest as the primary factor. Thus, he decided that my patio would look best with a shallow wall, so he did this, but he did not charge me anything more. It was very obvious that personal pride in his work is paramount, and that same personal pride carries over to his crew. My experience was textbook excellent. Everything was done on time, and it was always easy to get a hold of Patrick or Ross, his second in command. Like I said before, there really was nothing they could have improved upon.

    Anonymous
  • In August 2016, I completed a large paver patio in SE metro Denver using Outdoor Innovations. Two raised decks had to be demolished and replaced with one ground level patio. The results were impressive. Two stairs were also constructed with pavers. Patrick Richie and Ross Butler and the team found creative solutions when unexpected problems arose during construction. The on-site construction team did an outstanding job, were very courteous and knew what they were doing. Patrick and Ross maintained excellent communications with me throughout the project. I was the third homeowner in my neighborhood to use Outdoor Innovations for large projects. I highly recommend Patrick and his Outdoor Innovations team. Taylor Simonton

    Anonymous
  • In May of 2016, after receiving 3 other bids, I contracted with Outdoor Innovations to demolish the existing front walkway and porch and to replace the path and porch with pavers including semi-circular steps to the front door. Additionally, to build a retaining wall in the front and 2 retaining walls in the back yard with a paver path from the driveway and steps leading down to the backyard. They completed the work in about 10 working days and the finished product turned out spectacular. I continue to draw rave reviews from neighbors and friends. In addition to the quality work, what I was most impressed with was the communication between the owner, Patrick Ritchie and I.--From the estimate process throughout the entire project, Patrick would answer the vast majority of my questions and concerns almost immediately or at the latest, within the hour of each text or call. Additionally, the work crew, headed by superintendent, Ross, was always polite and respectful to my wife and I, and always took the time to brief on what they were doing on a given day and what was to come next. Ross, also a partner/part owner in the company, added his own personal touches as the project developed to enhance the overall finished product. In contrast to other companies I received bids from, Outdoor Innovations includes a lifetime warranty on materials AND labor.--A testament to the confidence they have in the quality of their work. This is a very good company.--Over the 35 years or so that I have been a homeowner, I have hired numerous contractors for various jobs.--And Outdoor Innovations has been the most impressive company I have ever worked with. From the bid process to follow-up work after, Patrick, Ross and their crew was terrific. I have no reservations, whatsoever, in recommending them.

    Anonymous
  • I am so pleased with the beautiful stone work that Patrick Richie and his crew created for our backyard. His crew was masterful on all levels and I appreciated the communication throughout the entire process. I highly recommend Patrick, Ross, and his entire crew at Outdoor Innovations. Thank you for making my backyard a peaceful retreat and a lovely place for me and my kids.

    Anonymous
  • We utilized Patrick for our patio and landscaping backyard project (retaining walls, sod, sprinklers, stairs, plus the patio), after interviewing and getting bids from over a dozen landscape companies. Patrick was professional, courteous and a pleasure to work with. The project was done on time and ended up even better than we'd hoped for. And along the way when there were a couple of mix-ups (as happens with these things) Patrick was on top of them and made sure that we were completely satisfied. We are planning on using Outdoor Innovations again in the future, and would not hesitate to recommend them to friends, family, and anyone reading this review.

    Anonymous
  • Patrick and his team did a great job in our yard. They built 4 retaining walls (with a lifetime guarantee) and were especially cautious with the safety aspect of them (for our kids). They were easy to communicate with -- we changed the scope of the project several times and they were very flexible and willing to help. I'd recommend them fully.

    Anonymous
  • I utilized Patrick Richie and Outdoor Innovations for a project at my Highlands home. Patrick and his team were very helpful in educating me on the plan, and their work has been great. They also took great care in maintaining a clean property throughout construction, and cared for my pet during the day as well, which I appreciated.

    Jim Tanzillo
  • They did a very good job with masterful stonework. Their cuts were precise. The staff was professional and courteous and the finished project was awesome.

    Bob L.
  • He did a fantastic job in our backyard. He added pavers, fire pit and landscaping. I would highly recommend Outdoor Innovations.

    Matt P.
  • They did a great job. They are very trustworthy, and got the work done quickly. I would highly recommend them.

    Robin Y.
  • We are very happy with his work; he has a great crew. They all just became family when they working with us, they are amazing!

    Jack and Joy B.
  • Patrick and his team are amazing on every level. They have all the right stuff - picking out the right landscaping additions to fill your needs, stellar responsiveness and timeliness, and great efficiency on the job. But, and this is a big but, what we got from them that we haven't from anyone else is an incredible team feel built into the success of the project. His team wants to be there, they care about each other, you and your job. They're knowledgeable, respectful, and their great camaraderie is built into your project. I literally cannot recommend Outdoor Innovations highly enough; they absolutely shine compared to any other contractor we've worked with.

    Jen
  • Patrick Richie is on top of things!! You need something and he is there! I was VERY impressed with his promptness, reliability, and creativity. One of the strongest traits is he has a no pressure sale and gives options for financial options.

    C. Marie
  • I spoke to a number of companies and ultimately choose Patrick Richie based on his creativity and professionalism.
    In about a week, my backyard went from an unusable, rough space, to an elevated paver patio with a gas fed fire pit. It was simply an outstanding decision to partner with Patrick.

    Happy Homeowner
  • The final product far surpasses my expectations. The driveway is a lifetime masterpiece. It was an excellent experience overall and we highly recommend Patrick Richie to anyone considering a hardscape or landscape project.

    Satisfied Client
  • We can’t say enough good things about our experience working with Patrick Richie to complete our backyard landscape and hardscaping. Patrick provided us with professional plans, mapped out detailed estimates, and responded quickly to our numerous questions and concerns. We are totally thrilled with our patio & plantings.

    Satisfied Homeowner
  • I recently used this company for snow removal from my roof and am very pleased. They were very prompt in returning my phone call. Within hours they arrived to give an estimate which was very reasonable. Provided next day service and their work ethics were very impressive. They displayed pride in their work and customer satisfaction was of the utmost importance to them. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone.

    Brad
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