It’s almost summer. After a long, wet winter and spring, I think most of us are more than ready to spend some time outside. Maybe do a little yard work or gardening. Maybe mow the lawn. But maybe you’re looking at your yard and thinking you want something more. Something beyond your capabilities. If you’re looking to step up your yard game, then you may want to call Alex Fazekas-Boone at Wilder Outdoor Spaces. Alex has decided to join me today for 5 Question Friday to tell you a bit about his business and how his is more than just a landscaping company. Here’s Alex:
1. What is Wilder Outdoor Spaces?
Technically, you could call us a landscape company, but we don’t mow lawns, trim hedges or pull weeds. We construct creative outdoor spaces. We build custom fences, decks, walkways, patios, walls and just about anything else that our clients can think up.
2. What’s your background?
First and foremost, I’m a creative. I’ve played music, shot photography, painted things, filled books with drawings/words, built stuff and traveled A LOT. I’ve made money by working in landscaping and construction my whole life. For the last several years I was the lead builder at local landscape company based in Seattle.
3. What makes Wilder Outdoor Spaces different than most landscaping companies?There are many things that make Wilder different. The first is that I am the one who does the work. I do the estimating and I am the one who builds the stuff. In my experience this simple rule eliminates all of the miscommunication that leads to problems. Secondly, Wilder is the only Tacoma company focused solely on designing and building hardscape projects (fences, walkways, patios, etc). We don’t do maintenance, clean-ups, lawn mowing, tree trimming, etc. Lastly, we are the only Tacoma based company to my knowledge actually building modern design outdoor projects.
4. What’s the biggest misconception most people have about landscaping?
That’s an easy one. Whenever you say landscaping people just assume lawn mowing, tree trimming, weeding, etc.. That’s why we don’t really use the term much, because we really don’t do any of those things.
5. Where can people see some of your work?
The best place to check us out is on our website www.wilderoutdoorspaces.com. We have lots of awesome photography of our work, we have the blog and of course how to get ahold of us. We also have Facebook (www.facebook.com/wilderoutdoorspaces) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/wilderoutdoorspaces) if you’re into those things!
Thanks to Alex for taking the time to participate in 5 Question Friday. If you or someone you know has a connection to Tacoma and would like to participate in 5 Question Friday email me at email@example.com.
– Jack Cameron