ABOUT US

Founded in Austin, TX, we’re the go-to general contractor homeowners trust to design and custom-build breathtaking outdoor spaces.

Highland Lakes

Outdoor Living

Highland Lakes


Outdoor Living

Based locally in Leander since 2015, we provide a variety of professional home exterior services throughout the Austin area. Each of our team members brings their own unique skills and experience to the table across a wide range of home exterior services. This includes expert deck builders, professional pergola contractors, and masons who can trace their craft back for four generations.

Whether you have a simple project or big dreams for your outdoor space, we always have one goal in mind: helping you Live Life. Outdoors!

 

Our Awesome Team

John Douglas

John Douglas

Founder / Financial Director

John is third third-generation Austinite and a UT Austin graduate with over 20 years of construction experience in central Texas. He enjoys spending time outdoors, fishing and camping with family and friends.

Keith Bruneman

Keith Bruneman

Founder / Creative Director

With a degree in Business from North Texas University, Keith has spent years in landscape design and sign industry management. He enjoys fitness, coaching and community impact projects. His imagination and passion for outdoor spaces and signage is second to none.

Brian Leslie

Brian Leslie

Project Manager / Designer

Starting his sign career in 1998, Brian has forged an impressive history of commercial and private sign projects. His skills as an artist keep him engaged and excited about visual spaces and displays.

Clay Fischer

Clay Fischer

Project Manager

With a degree in Sports Management and business minor from the University of Texas Clay channels a creative spirit and a passion for community service into every project. His commitment lies in transforming visions into tangible, impactful realities.

Cheryl Fort

Cheryl Fort

Project Manager

Cheryl is a Communications graduate from UNCW with 5 years of marketing expertise and project management. She is passionate about blending strategic communication with project execution to drive results. As a Mom of two, she enjoys staying active through exercise and exploring new destinations through travel.

Lisa Mocan

Lisa Mocan

Permit Specialist / Project Manager

Lisa brings 27 years of expertise in the permitting industry bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise in navigating regulatory processes. Outside of her professional endeavors, she enjoys dancing, staying active outdoors, and cherishing moments with her family.

Creating Breathtaking Outdoor Spaces

Customer satisfaction is our number one priority at Highland Lakes Outdoor Living. Whether your project budget is $1,000 or $100,000, we’ll provide the same care, attention to detail, and transparent communication from start to finish.

Our team of craftsmen loves a good challenge, and we consistently help homeowners bring their dream outdoor space to life—or even create an outdoor space that surpasses their initial vision. All of our projects start with a conversation, then a design, and finally a clear plan of action to bring your perfect outdoor space to stunning life.

Locally Built, Owned, & Operated

Our company was founded in 2015 right here in Leander, TX, and our general contractor team calls this area home. As a local company, we believe strongly in building long-lasting, trusting relationships with our customers—many of whom are our neighbors. That’s why we stand behind our work with a 1-year workmanship warranty on all projects.

And when we say communication from start to finish, we really mean it! Throughout your project, you’ll always know your point of contact. When the project is complete, our foreman will go through a full final checklist and walkthrough, and our team will follow up once you’ve had time to enjoy your outdoor space to ensure you’re still 100% satisfied with our work. Finally, if you experience any issues with your new outdoor space, we’re always a phone call away.

Our Services

DECKS & PATIOS

DECKS & PATIOS

DECKS & PATIOS

We’re the top deck builders in Austin for custom deck installation, deck repair, refinishing, and more. Expand your home or complete your pool area with a brand new deck or patio from Highland Lakes Outdoor Living.
OUTDOOR KITCHENS

OUTDOOR KITCHENS

OUTDOOR KITCHENS

Expand your home and experience the joy of cooking outdoors with a fully equipped outdoor kitchen built by our expert masons.
PERGOLAS & PAVILIONS

PERGOLAS & PAVILIONS

PERGOLAS & PAVILIONS

Beat the Texas heat by adding a shade structure to your home. We build long-lasting cedar pergolas, pavilions, and more to help you enjoy your patio year-round.

Ready to Live Life Outdoors?

Reach out today to receive a free estimate from our team.