Impact Landscape & Home Remodeling is seamlessly blending indoor and outdoor living spaces—from designing backyard kitchens that look like they belong indoors complete with granite countertops, refrigerators and sinks to remodeling home interiors by taking down walls to create an open-concept design with views of the yard.
“We take care of all things related to your home,” says Joe Chiera, who, along with his wife, Kristen, owns this local business.
“Whether you want to remodel your kitchen, finish your basement, transform your bathroom, add an expansive patio, install a waterfall or fountain outdoors, or spruce up your landscaping, we can do it all.”
“We make your home beautiful inside and out,” adds Kristen, who was a critical care nurse before getting involved in the family business. Her caring demeanor now translates to the exceptional customer service she provides and design inspiration she gives homeowners.
What started as a landscaping business in 1998 has catapulted into a home remodeling company encompassing both interiors and exteriors.
“I started my business by push-mowing lawns,” says Joe. “While a senior at Walsh Jesuit High School, I mowed lawns to earn spending money while balancing time between school and playing baseball.”
With a strong work ethic and keen business acumen, his company has morphed two decades later into a full-service landscaping and home remodeling company with a staff of 50 landscapers and construction crew.
“We have a passion for designing, whether it is landscaping beds or kitchens and bathrooms,” says Joe.
Meticulously detail-oriented, Joe takes all measurements by hand, draws up the plans and works with the customers to design their dream space. The company also has architectural services available to finalize the design.
“We are currently working on a 1970s ranch that we gutted down to the studs and are remodeling,” says Joe. “We removed walls to create an open concept and are adding some rustic modern farmhouse elements to the design.”
“Our remodels often include custom built-ins and storage solutions,” says Kristen, noting that with five school-age children they know firsthand some clever storage solutions to keep all the toys out of sight and the home tidy.
The couple built a new home from the ground up for their own family this fall, with lots of unique design features, such as a two-sided fireplace that opens up to the family room and outdoor deck, frameless windows for a more modern feel, and a curbless shower that creates a wet room concept for the bathroom.
Nowadays, most homeowners’ living spaces spill outside providing extra room for family and friends to gather.
From a large wood deck to a waterfall built into the hillside to a pergola-covered outdoor kitchen, Impact Landscape helps set the scene in your backyard. “Homeowners love water features, as they bring a tranquility to your space,” says Joe. “We design water features next to places where you will sit because hearing the water relaxes you.”
Whether it is just adding a coy pond or trucking in 20 tons of boulders for a gradual 50-foot waterfall, no job is too big or small.
“Creating outdoor living spaces is in high demand,” notes Joe. “More than just setting up a gas grill on the deck, homeowners are requesting full outdoor kitchens and dining areas.”
The company also offers year-round landscape maintenance plans, which include spring and fall cleanups, mulching and grass cutting, for residential homes and commercial properties.
“Our company is unique in that we do both landscaping and home remodeling,” says Joe. “This allows us to handle every aspect of a home transformation.”