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With years of combined experience,

we offer both attached and free-standing pergola construction


Grand Rapids Remodel is here to help you transform your outdoor living space into your dream space with a custom pergola. No matter if it’s in the middle of the yard encircled by a beautiful garden or attached to your existing deck, our pergolas are built to last. Our team of professional contractors is ready to make your dreams a reality by working closely with you to create a custom pergola to bring a new life to your outdoor living space.

Pergolas Grand Rapids

Attached Pergolas

An attached pergola can be attached to anything that you deem necessary, including a pool deck, your house, or you can even have it set on top of your porch or deck! Attaching a custom pergola to your home is a wonderful way to ensure that the finished product blends well with the house.

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Free-standing Pergolas

A free-standing pergola can be placed anywhere and made to display the style and design that you want to fit you and your family’s needs. They are wonderful structures for the middle of a garden, your back yard, or even as a sitting space to give a little shade in the front yard.

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Custom Pergola

What can a custom pergola do for you or your home?

Benefits of Pergolas

Pergolas provide a wide range of benefits for you, your family, your home, or your business! From adding sitting space to increasing your home’s value, there’s no end to the benefits!

Below, you can see the various benefits of pergolas:

Beautify your Landscape

A pergola can be used as a functioning focal point of your landscaping. These structures are open and airy, so you can accomplish this without creating a space that feels small and cramped. Usually, the ground underneath of the pergola is topped with a flooring material like brick, concrete pavers, or decking. When you combine flooring with the pergola’s beams and pillars, you will create define the focal point of your landscape even further!

Create Shade

Despite the slightly unfinished look of pergolas, they provide ample shade. The size of the beams and their spacing is what determines just how much shade they provide. A pergola will not create a fully-shaded space, though this allows you to enjoy some shade while still being able to enjoy the view of the sky or the stars at night.

Pergolas are Affordable

If you want to improve the look of your outdoor space without breaking the bank, a pergola can be the ideal solution. Pergolas are inexpensive and simple to construct, yet they make a huge impact on your landscape. They can further improve your landscape when you add climbing plants. Pergolas can vary in costs, but we know that we can find the perfect, affordable pergola for your budget.

Durability and Low Maintenance

Our custom pergolas are extremely durable. They’re designed to last for over a decade with proper maintenance and care without rotting or needing a replacement. Not to mention, the maintenance for these structures is fairly simple so as to not consume much of your time. They should be stained annually to help maintain they’re durability and sprayed off with a hose regularly.

Uniquely Beautiful

Pergolas are known for their unique beauty that stands out in the crowd of standard awnings. These beautiful structures are designed to help capture visual interest in what would otherwise be a basic backyard. Not to mention, pergolas can be used to beautify gardens. By providing a decorative, yet functional, medium to display plants and flowers, pergolas further enhance the beauty of any space!

Beautify your Garden

Pergolas are the perfect support for creating a living, functioning garden! By utilizing climbing flowers, vines, and ivy, they’ll climb their way through the pergola’s supports and into the top beams. Plants such as wisteria, clematis, and grapevines make excellent additions to a pergola. You can even hang planters from the beams to create a space that is teeming with gorgeous plant life and color.

Making a structure that’s built to last isn’t easy, leave it to the pros!

Reasons to hire a professional for your custom pergola construction

Building a custom pergola that lasts long and functions correctly can be a challenging project on your own. You shouldn’t risk your time, money, or especially your safety by attempting a project like this alone. Allow us to build the perfect pergola to your specifications!


Add a fireplace to your custom pergola to bring a more upscale look and feel to your outdoor living space! Not to mention, you’ll be able to spend more time sitting under your pergola when the weather starts to change with a warming, comfortable fireplace. We can create a fireplace for your pergola from a myriad of materials and designs.

Seating Outdoor Bar

Incorporating an outdoor bar with your pergola will allow you to bring the fun outside! By building a simple bar top along one side of the pergola, the entertainment options become endless for your new outdoor space! Entertain guests and enjoy yourself for hours with a custom-made outdoor bar!

Roof Cover

Though pergolas provide plenty of shade from the hot summer sun, you may want a fully-shaded space to enjoy in your backyard. We can install a roof cover that goes directly over your pergola to provide a completely shaded area for you and your family to enjoy!

Cost Factors for Building a

Custom Pergola

The average overall cost for building a pergola ranges from $2,500 to $6,000.

Pergola Size

Averages from $30 to $50 per square foot.
The size of your project will play a role in the final cost. Typically, smaller square foot pergolas will cost more per square foot than larger projects.


Between $35 and $45 per square foot. The type of wood you choose for the pergola will influence the cost. Usually, pergolas are made with pine or cedar.

Extra Features

Anywhere from $1,500 to $10,000.
Adding extra features to your pergola can become expensive depending on the option. Incorporating multiple extras will increase the cost significantly.

Enjoy the outdoors with your

Custom Pergola

Our team is here to work with you to create a custom pergola that you can be proud of! We have all of the experience and tools needed to create a pergola that fits your function and design needs perfectly! If you’re not satisfied, then we haven’t done our job.

No matter if you’re adding a pergola to your home to enjoy or in preparation to put your place on the market, we’ve got you covered. Our team makes your goals our priority with every project that we take on.

If you or your family is living in the Newport Beach area, visit our partner, General Contractor Newport Beach for home improvement services!

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You have questions,

we have answers.


Here is a list of some of the most common questions that we hear from our clients.

If you have any questions not listed here, feel free to give one of our representatives a call and they’ll answer any questions that you have!

What materials should my pergola be made from?2020-04-21T03:16:01+00:00

Traditional pergolas are normally built out of wood. The most common types of wood used include pressure-treated pine, cedar, redwood, and teak. A wooden pergola does require staining and sealing annually to maintain it. Over the past few years, many people have switched to using aluminum and vinyl to build pergolas as these materials stand up to harsh weather better. Some of these composite materials will even make a pergola virtually maintenance-free and are also not susceptible to insect damage or rot.

How long will it take to build my custom pergola?2020-04-21T03:16:37+00:00

Several factors go into determining the amount of time that it will take to construct your custom pergola. Some of these factors include the size of the pergola, complexity of the design, the weather at the time of construction, and what, if any, extra features will be added. On average, a basic, traditional pergola will take roughly one to two days from start to finish to complete.

Do pergolas block the rain?2020-04-21T03:18:11+00:00

Depending on the design of the pergola, it can offer some protection from light rain. However, pergolas are not typically built to be rainproof. They are an open, airy structure with a lattice style roof designed to let light into the structure and for hot air to escape through the openings in the roof. Therefore, they don’t block much rain. If you want a solid, rainproof structure, we can incorporate a roof covering with your custom pergola!

Different types of

Deck Finishes

Oil Based

Oil-based Stains

Oil decking stains penetrate wood quite well and provide excellent protection. Oil-based stains are normally more natural-looking than water-based stains. They enhance the beauty of the wood by allowing more of the wood grain to show through.

Water-based Stains

Water-based decking stains have become increasingly popular in recent years due to stricter VOC laws in many states. Water-based stains can retain their color better than oil-based though they’re not as user-friendly.

Deck Paint

Acrylic Deck Paint

Acrylic paints are designed to prevent cracking during temperature changes. You can also get deck paint with a subtle non-slip texture. Deck paint is mildew resistant as well, which helps protect the wood underneath.

No Finish

When using pressure-treated lumber or a rot-resistant species, such as cedar or redwood, you can leave the boards unfinished. Your deck will weather to a silver/gray patina.

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