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Fire Pits & Features

Fire Pits & Features2024-02-20T00:55:17+00:00

Light Up the Fun: Fire Pits & Features

For those looking to create an unforgettable outdoor space, fire pits and features can be the perfect addition. We can help plan, design, and install a fire pit that is customized to fit your backyard needs and budget.

From building the fire pit structure itself to adding additional elements like benches, chairs or even a custom surround, these services provide everything you need for an amazing outdoor experience. Whether you are interested in wood burning or gas fueled fires, a professional team of designers can make sure that the fire pit fits seamlessly into your yard’s aesthetic.

Adding features like grills or heat lamps adds maximum functionality while still maintaining a beautiful environment. Doing so will give you the perfect place to gather around with family and friends and create lasting memories under the stars.


Gas fire pits offer the convenience and ease of use that many homeowners crave. With just the flip of a switch, you can have an instant flame that’s easy to control and extinguish when needed. On the other hand, wood-burning fire pits provide a more traditional experience that many people find appealing. There’s something special about gathering around a crackling fire and enjoying its warmth and glow.


Looking for a fire pit that’s both functional and stylish? Look no further than a custom fire pit with a built-in seating area. With this option, you can create an inviting space for family and friends to gather around the fire and enjoy each other’s company. No need to worry about dragging out chairs or finding enough space for everyone to sit comfortably. Instead, the seating is integrated seamlessly into the design of the fire pit itself.


From classic brick and stone to modern pavers and concrete, there are countless possibilities for creating a fire pit that perfectly suits your style. Choose from a wide range of colors, textures, and finishes to create a look that’s truly one-of-a-kind. Whether you’re looking for something sleek and contemporary or rustic and natural, there’s a material option that’s right for you. Get in touch with our team today!

At Bret-Mar Landscape, we specialize in creating custom outdoor fire pits that are not just a backyard addition but a lifestyle enhancement. Our team of experts brings to life your vision of the perfect fire pit, blending it seamlessly with your outdoor aesthetics. From electric outdoor fire pits to traditional wood-burning options, we ensure each design is unique, reflecting your personal style and needs. Choose Bret-Mar for an unparalleled blend of creativity, quality, and customer-focused service.

Discover the Bret-Mar Difference for Custom Outdoor Fire Pits

Enrich Your Evenings: Benefits of Elegant Fire Pits and Features

Enhanced Outdoor Ambiance: Transform your backyard into a cozy, inviting space perfect for relaxation and entertainment.

Year-Round Enjoyment: Our fire pits are designed for durability and comfort, allowing you to enjoy your outdoor space in any season.

Increased Property Value: A well-designed fire pit can significantly boost the aesthetic and monetary value of your property.

Custom Design Options: From fire pit seating ideas to landscaping ideas for backyard fire pits, we offer personalized designs that cater to your unique preferences.

Versatility and Functionality: Whether it’s a gathering spot for family and friends or a tranquil retreat, our fire pits serve multiple purposes.

Guaranteed Quality with Bret-Mar’s Fire Pit Designs

At Bret-Mar Landscape, quality is not just a promise, but a guarantee. Our commitment to excellence is evident in every fire pit project we undertake. From the initial design to the final installation, every step is executed with precision and care. We use only the best materials and innovative techniques to ensure your fire pit is not only beautiful but also durable and safe. Trust in Bret-Mar for a fire pit that becomes the highlight of your outdoor space for years to come.


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Listen to what our raving customers have to say about working with Bret-Mar Landscaping!

“I know a guy…”
How many times have you asked for a recommendation and gotten this as a response? When it comes to landscaping work for your home, friends and family that you ask will probably be able to offer you the name of either an individual or a service.
A call to Bret-Mar is one of the best things you can for your home and for yourself. The entire team is knowledgeable, easily accessible, open to listening to your thoughts and wishes.
I have used Bret-Mar exclusively over the last 25 years. They have never disappointed me. I have had them work in both my front and back yard, designing and planting flowers, shrubs, and trees. They have put in a brick paver walkway outside the front of the house, and worked very hard and creatively to make my dream of having a waterfall and pond in my backyard become a reality. My backyard is my sanctuary and Sharon and Ashley need to take a lot of credit for this.
I cannot say enough about this family and all of the wonderful, hard-working people that on staff at Bret-Mar and help to make homes beautiful!

Dawn B.

green backyard with hardscaped paver patio. Fresh cut lawn with proper sod treatment and fertilization services from bret-mar landscaping

We have worked with Bret-Mar landscape for several of the projects in our yard and their work is top-notch. The entire team and crew at Bret-Mar goes above and beyond in their attention to detail, professionalism, communication & care throughout the project, as well as ensuring the scope (and price) of the project is honored and maintained throughout. Our yard has become a feature of our property and we are so grateful that Bret-Mar brought our vision to life.

Jenny Earnest

small backyard with excellent landscape design

Bret Mar Landscaping re-designed my entire backyard. I worked with their landscape designer Bailey and together (mostly with her input) we designed a beautiful stone patio with walkways, winding secret pathways of flagstone around the house, a beautiful fire pits, and all with creative and lovely landscaping, giving our yard privacy, peacefulness and beauty. We were also dealing with some serious drainage issues that we originally had expected to pay through the nose to fix, but at every turn Bret Mar has saved us money. The quote for the patio came under the proposal price (by over $2000) as well as our expected drainage price tag being lower. They are able to do all of this because they have experienced people running a professional business. The designer and owners are involved, and on the site making sure the job is being done the right way. At every turn I was being consulted to make sure it was being done to my satisfaction. I have dealt with landscaping companies in the past and have always come away frustrated and disappointed. Thank you Bret Mar for a wonderful experience. I will be calling soon to freshen the front yard.

Megan Waldridge

Outdoor Kitchen

Bret-Mar just completed landscaping for our home. This is the second home they have done for us. They have the best, most hard working employees. Sharon did our design which we are very happy with. The employees who came out to do the job were very accommodating, very knowledgeable, and answered my many questions. They even encourage you to contact them with any questions that may come up in the future. I would definitely recommend them!

Susan W.

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We had Bret-Mar design and plant our Landscaping in May of this year. We are absolutely thrilled with the beauty and natural look of the Landscaping.
We met with Sharon in January 2019 and decided what we would like. Sharon was very knowledgeable, professional and responsive. She suggested a wide range of plantings and trees and she came to our home to review the plans. The staff and workers were friendly, courteous, and experienced. Many of her workers have been employees for many years. Bret-Mar has a Maintenance program with many options which we plan to take advantage of this year. We highly recommend Bret-Mar for all your Landscaping needs.

Roseanne G.

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We have been customers of Bret-Mar Landscaping for about 8 years now. They are a great family own and run business. We have had them build a retaining wall for our driveway, landscape the front of our house, and complete Spring Clean up for both our landscaping and my backyard herb garden including weeding, mulch, and fertilizing. They have been extremely responsive to our needs and creative with their solutions to our landscaping challenges.

Shelby C.

multi-layer paver stone retaining wall filled with fresh flowers and mulch. hardscaping service by bret-mar

I’ve been a customer of Bret-Mar Landscaping for the past 3 years and appreciate their attention to detail in all the work they do. I’ve worked with other landscapers in the past and have always had a punch list of things that weren’t done right that required them to come back out to correct them. This isn’t the case with Bret-Mar. Ashley is a pleasure to work with. We meet early in the Spring and discuss the plan for the year and have regular touch points before the crew arrives on site. I highly recommend the landscape maintenance program. It allows me to spend more time with my family by taking care of the routine landscape choirs that are done throughout the year that would have taken me several weekends to complete. It also allows me to focus on the gardening that I really enjoy doing. Thanks Ashley and the Bret-Mar team!

Raymond G.

Raymond G. Bayside Landscaping 7

We have used Bret-Mar Landscaping at our house in Homer Glen since moving to the area a few years ago. They do outstanding work and are incredibly helpful in walking through all the various landscaping options for areas on our property. Ashley has gone above and beyond in making sure things are done well and coordinating the work at our house. Highly recommended!

Stephen P.

fancy white paver patio in backyard with pergola and fresh but grass in homer glen illinois

We have been using Bret-mar Landscaping for the past ten years. At first it was for landscape design and then for spring and fall clean up. We are now using them for year round maintenance and we couldn’t be happier with their service and attention to detail. In the past we used different services and they fell short in one way or another. Not so with Bret-Mar. The entire team from the owners to the crew pay attention to the needs of your property as if it were their own. We couldn’t be happier.

Charlene K.

Charlene K. Bayside Landscaping 8

I’ve never done a landscaping project before. We’ve been in our house over 5 years and never much cared for the original landscaping and it was time for a complete overhaul. I could not be more happy with the team at Bret Mar – especially Bailey & Ashley – who helped me figure out exactly what I wanted, and then their amazing team who did the job perfectly. And it came in UNDER BUDGET!!

Victorio P.

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