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Living in Style Outdoors

Outdoor Escapes Offer Practical, Beautiful Choices for Homeowners Who Love Living Large

If, like many Oklahomans, you enjoy spending as much time outdoors as possible while at home—as well as while on vacation and other outings—the folk at Outdoor Escapes are there to help you make the most of your outdoor living space.

Outdoor Escapes, an outdoor construction and landscape company that provides quality outdoor living for its customers, has over 20 years of experience in construction and landscaping—and the design, ideas, ability and enthusiasm to complete just about any job customers may request. This includes design, landscaping and landscape lighting, irrigation, drainage and retaining walls.

They are the go-to company for outdoor living in style. They will work with homeowners on a variety of covered structures, including pool houses and outdoor kitchens with fireplaces, as well as other projects that make outdoor living more practical, beautiful and enjoyable most months of the year.

They are your go-to experts for building fire pits; paver, flagstone or concrete patios; seat walls; and even waterfalls, big and small. Outdoor Escapes also is your go-to business to install swimming pools (both custom concrete and fiberglass) and hot tubs.

Owner Brian Scroggins notes that their most popular service in the fall and winter are pools and other outdoor living projects. In the spring, it’s landscaping, drainage work, and the design and installation of patios and firepits. Summers, the Outdoor Escapes crew concentrate most on installing sprinklers and outdoors kitchens.

“We enjoy taking a design/concept we think up in our mind and taking that to a design for our customers and building that in their backyard,” Brian says. “Our passion is taking a blank backyard and installing a complete backyard with most aspects of our business—a pool, patio, structure or pool house, outdoor kitchen and fireplace and complete with landscape and irrigation.”

The Outdoors Escapes crew love exploring outdoors concepts with clients.

“Clients usually have an idea of what they want in the backyard or project, but most just don’t know all the details of what they want or what the site is going to require to build their project,” Brian notes. “That is where our professional experience and training/education comes to the forefront and that is what we specialize in for our customers.”

As a bonus, Brian says, the Outdoors Escapes staff do their best to remain eco-friendly in all their designs and projects. In landscaping, for example, plants are placed with the aim not only of adding beauty, but also providing shade and wind blocks to help with the heating and cooling of your house.

Other ways the company works to remain eco-friendly:

• Irrigation – Rain sensor technology is used to prevent overwatering of yards

• Pools – Variable-speed pumps are used to reduce energy cost on pools

• Structures and landscape – LED lighting is used in all their structures, as well as in landscape lighting

The Outdoors Escapes team works closely with clients to design and build the outdoor escape of their dreams, big or small.'

“We consider ourselves a one-stop shop for anything outdoors,” Brian says. “We are our client’s general contractor when it comes to your outdoor construction projects. By allowing us to handle everything from design to install, we typically don’t leave any detail or step out. When you have multiple contractors come in to do a project, things typically get left out or forgotten. But when you hire us, the buck stops with us, and we make sure the job is complete from the design, to the grade work, to the drainage, to the structures, to the finished landscape.”

Brian, who holds a bachelor of science degree in horticulture/landscape construction as well as a master of science degree in plant and soil sciences, both from Oklahoma State University, started his own lawn service while still in high school.

“I loved working outdoors and not behind a desk, and when I began looking for a field to get into after high school, I found the landscape architecture and construction program at OSU and have never looked back,” he says. “I’ve been in the landscaping field since the late 1990s.”

Brian is married to Kristi Scroggins, a veterinarian in Moore. They have two children, Brody, 15, and Kobi, 11, and lots of pets. He enjoys going to livestock shows with his children, who show competitively on a national level with show lambs. Brian and his son together care for a herd of commercial cattle and sell retail freezer beef to customers.

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