Initially designed as a small patio, this project evolved into a larger endeavour, taking four months and 19,000 pavers to make a homeowner’s vision, a reality. Edged with thoughtfully landscaped plantings, General Shale’s Phoenix pavers bring together a range of outdoor amenities to create a wonderful space for entertainment, recreation or relaxation.

Project details


Private garden project, Hiram, USA


Kelly Landscapes Management


Leslie & Wayne Tibbitts

Used pavers

General Shale Phoenix

Outdoor area with pavers in a stretcher bond pattern

Private garden project in Hiram, Georgia, USA

Paved outdoor area surrounded by flowerbed and gras

Private garden project in Hiram, Georgia, USA

Paved area in front of a little bridge

Private garden project in Hiram, Georgia, USA

The Client

Wayne and Leslie Tibbitts commissioned Kelly Landscaping Management with the construction of a “little outdoor patio” for their lake-house in Hiram, Georgia. The homeowners selected General Shale’s Phoenix pavers solely for the product’s aesthetic appeal.
“The clay pavers provide an old-town feel that is reminiscent of the cobblestone roadways from the 19th century”, says James Kelly, owner of Kelly Landscaping Management. “The Tibbitts really liked the look of the pavers. As we laid them out, they were really enthusiastic about how they tied in with the house.”

A gathering place for the family

Installed in a herringbone bond, the pavers reflect the natural essence of the home’s stone facade and the sprawling countryside that surrounds the property. Taking note of the beauty and elegance of the patio as it gradually took shape, the Tibbitts decided to expand the project and create a large outdoor entertainment and living area. The pavers harmoniously blend with the various outdoor spaces around the home – a Jacuzzi tub, fireplace and open-air kitchen, complete with countertop seating – to create a gathering space that boasts an abundance of rustic charm. The end result is an outdoor recreation and living area that is both polished and informal.
The Phoenix pavers, produced at General Shale’s Brickhaven plant in Moncure, North Carolina, were also used to construct walkways leading from the entertainment space to other parts of the property. In addition, the pavers were used to emphasise the entryway from the road as well as parts of the driveway that wind through the property.

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