Beat the Austin heat with a pergola, pavilion, or other shade structure custom-built by our professional builders at Highland Lakes Outdoor Living. Adding a shady spot to your deck or backyard is the perfect way to start Living Life. Outdoors!


Custom Building & Installation

Your Austin Pergola & Pavilion Professionals

As anyone here in Texas knows, spending time outdoors can be tricky—particularly in the height of summer, when it feels like there’s no escape from the sun and heat. But as the go-to outdoor living professionals, our team at Highland Lakes Outdoor Living has installed countless pergolas, pavilions, gazebos, and more throughout the Austin area to help homeowners and their families enjoy more time outside.

Our shade structures are built from cedar and custom-designed to meet our clients’ needs. Whether you’re envisioning a simple sheltered spot to relax or a larger structure perfect for hosting gatherings, our team is ready to start building your perfect pergola or pavilion!

Why Choose Highland Lakes Outdoor Living?

Our team at Highland Lakes Outdoor Living has installed numerous pergolas and pavilions throughout the greater Austin area. Whether your pergola is part of a larger backyard redesign or a standalone project, we’ll provide the same care, attention to detail, and craftsmanship from start to finish.

As experienced Austin pergola and pavilion builders, we can custom-build the perfect structure to meet your needs. This may include features such as angled slats or a polygal cover to add rain coverage.

Ready to Live Life Outdoors?

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

Featured Projects

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Outdoor Living Expansion in Pace Bend, Tx

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Backyard Living Space in Marble Falls, TX

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Full Backyard Makeover in Leander, TX

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Client Testimonials


Keith and his team worked with us to bring our outdoor patio dreams to life! During our initial meeting with Keith, we met to discuss our vision and shared a rough layout drawing. The team took our rough drawing and turned it into a CAD 3D drawing to show what the finished patio would look like. After we finalized the drawing the team got started on bringing it to life! We made a couple of changes along the way, we added limestone around the built-in charcoal grill and requested a corresponding wall have floor to ceiling wood panels installed. Keith and his team didn’t miss a beat, they quickly made the adjustments we requested and continued to check in with us to ensure we were happy with the progress. We are so pleased with the results, even our neighbors comment on the great work! Thanks Keith and the team at Highland Lakes!

Kristina Paulson

In 2018, the team at Highland Lakes Outdoor Living helped to enhance our backyard living space. We added a pergola by the pool, equipped with fireplace, kitchen, and TV. We provided the plans, and they executed it to our satisfaction. We were very pleased with the process and the outcome. Their attention to detail was outstanding, and the results are evident. The following year, we added a fire pit with seating area, that came out better than anticipated. We have referred a handful of friends who have asked us for our builder’s name, all of whom have hired HLOL to perform their projects. We will definitely use them for our next one as well.

Jared Beckelman

When we decided to upgrade our outdoor area, we had high hopes for a patio that would seamlessly blend with our existing landscape. Highland Lakes not only met our expectations but exceeded them in every way. From the moment we contacted Highland Lakes, their team demonstrated professionalism and a genuine passion for their craft. They carefully listened to our ideas and offered insightful visualizations to spring from. The result? A stunning patio that feels like an extension of our home—a place where we can unwind, entertain, and create lasting memories

Bryon Piccart

We highly recommend Highland Lakes Outdoor Living. Lupe and his crew of stonemasons did an excellent job installing our outdoor patios and walkways. Lupe was very flexible and responsive addressing issues that arose during construction, and both he and Keith were a pleasure to work with and very professional.

Christine Manuallin

Great service! From scheduling an estimate to completing our patio Highland lakes outdoor living delivered professionalism and quality. Definitely recommend. We are very satisfied with our patio.

Inka Fam

Just had a beautiful outdoor kitchen installed. They will help you with design ideas and offer different options on looks to get the kitchen you want. Very pleased with the process, turn around time, and attention to detail. 10/10 would recommend.

Ashlee Nelson


Have questions about your pergola or pavilions? Review our frequently asked questions or reach out to our expert Austin pergola builders below.

Do you offer a workmanship warranty?

Our shade structures are backed by a one-year workmanship warranty covering any installation issues or errors.

What type of shade structures do you build?

We build custom pergolas, pavilions, and gazebos from high-quality cedar wood. We can adjust features to meet your needs, such as by adding rain protection.

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