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Start Fresh With ShadeScape®

By |2019-03-19T13:56:29+00:00March 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Springtime is here: Spring is here, and that means a fresh start. New and exciting changes are on the horizon. Nature awakens from its slumber, the weather starts to warm, and bees begin their busy work. Like those busy bees, our Design Managers will begin to work in earnest as people begin to design their dream back yards. But you can beat the rush of the busy season. Not only can you beat the rush, but you can save at the same time. Check it out: Save up to   $750   on Pavilions! Save up to   $500    on Pergolas! Beat the Summer Rush: Go ahead and give us a call at 801-331-6690. Click to Start Offer valid until April 1st, 2019. May not be combined with any other offer. Offer applies to a 12x16 8000 Series or [...]

Hurricane Irma Pergola Stood Strong!

By |2017-11-01T23:57:40+00:00November 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Are you kidding this Pergola has already been through its first hurricane, Irma. She stood tall and proud and never wavered. Our neighbors with us sat under her and watched as men from Texas cut trees down off the lines and restored our power. Thank you for your wonderful product she gave our neighbors shade when there was none. Be proud of your product. Thanks. - - Kenneth Baker All of us are deeply grateful for the Protecting Hand over our clients, the Baker family from Florida! Not living in a Hurricane area, I searched how a hurricane is measured or scaled for intensity. The force or speed in categories of 1-5 as follows: Category 1: 74-95 mph. winds Category 2: 96-110 mph. winds Category 3: 111-130 mph. winds Category 4: 131-155 mph. winds Category 5: greater than 155 [...]

Bradley Lavery Forty Under 40 Honoree

By |2017-05-19T08:56:26+00:00February 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Western Timber Frame™, the leading backyard ShadeScape™ provider in North America, is pleased to announce that Bradley J. Lavery, CEO & Co-Founder, is a 2017 Utah Business Forty Under 40 honoree. Under Bradley’s leadership, Western Timber Frame quickly emerged as the industry leader in providing elevated timber shade structures for both residential and commercial environments. Every year, Utah Business recognizes Utah’s up-and-coming professionals rising through the ranks at record speed in its Forty Under 40 list. This year’s list of honorees includes innovating tech wizards, visionary entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders and executive captains who are guiding industry trends and shaping the future of their organizations and the state of Utah. “Each year we are more impressed with the depth of the talent pool in Utah,” said Donnie Welch, publisher of Utah Business magazine. “We receive three times as many nominations as we can recognize in the program—which means that [...]

50 Architectural Landscaping Trends for 2016

By |2017-05-22T11:29:58+00:00March 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Apprise the Architectural Landscaping Trends for 2016. Enjoying time together outside in the form of backyard barbecues, porch visits and parties has been a traditional way of American life but gone are the days when a yard was used only a few months of the year. Today, in America, outdoor living retreats are high in consumer demand, growing more convenient and elaborate than just a patio and grill. The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) conducted a Residential Landscape Architectural Trend Survey for 2016 reporting that residential landscapes are attractively designed for relaxation and entertainment maintaining strong continuing growth in popularity towards sustainable, low-maintenance designs. As the demand for well-designed, low-maintenance and sustainable outdoor living spaces continues to increase manufacturers have acted in response by creating new and more innovative products. Entertainment areas with amenities such as kitchens, installed dining and [...]

Cherishing American Tradition of Family; In Touch Face-to-face

By |2017-05-24T09:49:55+00:00December 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Gather together on a beautiful, summer night, a stargazing fall evening, or enhance a cool winter afternoon with the melting of marshmallows and eating s’mores with family and friends in an outdoor living room. A timber framed pergola complimented with an outdoor fire pit as part of a landscape can extend the time and seasons that you and your family can enjoy with each other in the outdoors. The fire pit provides warmth and a romantic ambiance, making it a natural gathering place to relax, socialize and entertain. There is something about a campfire-like atmosphere that draws people to spend time together with story-telling and laughter. The natural warmth of a timber framed pergola with a fire pit also creates an important focal point in your outdoor landscape design. In this world of texting, cell phones and instant messaging there is a tendency to substitute social media and electronics [...]

Cherishing American Tradition of Family- In Touch Face-to-face

By |2017-05-24T09:53:51+00:00December 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Gather together on a beautiful, summer night, a stargazing fall evening, or enhance a cool winter afternoon with the melting of marshmallows and eating s’mores with family and friends in an outdoor living room. A timber framed pergola complimented with an outdoor fire pit as part of a landscape can extend the time and seasons that you and your family can enjoy with each other in the outdoors. The fire pit provides warmth and a romantic ambiance, making it a natural gathering place to relax, socialize and entertain. There is something about a campfire-like atmosphere that draws people to spend time together with story-telling and laughter. The natural warmth of a timber framed pergola with a fire pit also creates an important focal point in your outdoor landscape design. In this world of texting, cell phones and instant messaging there is a tendency to substitute social media and electronics [...]

Communities, Cooperatives and a Common Social Cohesion

By |2017-05-19T15:31:29+00:00December 8th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Bridging differences in cultures, races, faiths and points of view to work together for solutions to concerns that might threaten our future is a popular challenge often voiced by the mainstream media of today. Differences can open the eyes to new experiences, broadening perspectives, elicit surprise and possibly even humorous us. For instance, the Center of Intercultural Competence states that in Africa it is said that if a female friend tells another woman she has not seen in a while that she has put on some weight she is either complimenting her on her health or telling her she had a nice holiday. Here in America, I deem that most women would take that as an insult. Simple things such as shaking the head or hand gestures can also be interpreted with widely varying meanings differing from culture to culture. It is however the things that people hold in [...]

Thanksgiving, Gratitude, Living in Appreciation of Life’s Gifts

By |2017-05-19T15:25:34+00:00November 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Children seem to innately have a sense of awe and wonder, whereas as adults it is so easy to get caught up in all the things that need looking after that our vision tends to get distracted by our focus, to be able to really look with innocent eyes at the wonders that surround us. It takes a liveliness to will ourselves, to open our eyes and to really see the abundance that already exists in our lives. The very fact we are alive should cause us a rich sense of amazement, to breath in the fresh air of joy, awakening to a deeper sense of awe. It requires discipline to feel gratitude. Sometimes gratitude comes easy, sometimes it can be hard, especially when we get tired or stressed. Choosing to be grateful rarely comes without motion and energy. Though gratitude initially takes exertion, through scientific research it has [...]