Clive and Tracie, checking out a carved boulder custom fire pit, designed and installed by Outdoor Artisan, Inc.

Clive and Tracie, checking out a carved boulder custom fire pit, designed and installed by Outdoor Artisan, Inc.

Outdoor Artisan Snapshot

We are a local, craftsman company passionate about creating exceptional outdoor spaces and structures. We believe good design is critical to creating the perfect space. So we begin our process by meeting with clients for a design consultation, not a sale call. We take time to hear their thoughts, ask questions and then brainstorm together best layout and material options for their property and budget. Based on this, we'll create a design and present a fixed quote. When a client chooses to move forward with us, they are given a dedicated project director who stays in touch daily, and leads their hardscape and/or carpentry team throughout installation. Our goal is to give our clients a great service experience that results in a beautiful, craftsman quality space they feel proud to share.

Outdoor Artisan is the company for your project if you want a refreshingly sincere and honest approach to doing business. Nothing we undertake is "cookie-cutter" because each design is grounded in the uniqueness of our customers and their individual tastes or lifestyles. However, if you need the lowest bid, fast turnaround or volume-based value, we may not be the best fit. We have created a niche by giving our best for those who appreciate craftsman quality. Sure, it can cost more, but without a doubt, it is worth more.

Consultation: One of our project directors will meet with you at your home to hear your thoughts for the project, inspect your property, ask important questions, and brainstorm with you. Based on this conversation, we will create a concept design and material options to best suit your style, property and budget. Very informative and helpful in establishing vision - whether you choose our team or not.

Design: Invaluable. We'll use our award winning design experience to give you an attractive custom solution for your property. Take a look at our project gallery on to see examples of what our designs become when they grow-up.

Materials: Meticulous. We work with natural stone, brick, pavers, block, concrete, manufactured stone, and large boulders for our hardscapes, and use cedar, rough sawn pine, ipe or pressure treated on pergola and cabana structures. Our team also provides and installs landscaping materials and outdoor lighting to complete and compliment your space.

Price: Fair. We are a craftsman company, not a production company, so we won't be the cheapest. That said we offer great value for our services and work hard to design spaces to suit realistic budgets. Our quote is the price, not an estimate, so no cost surprises!

Projects: Consistently, beautifully executed, at or exceeding standard installation practices, whether it's a simple path or a complete outdoor living space. Our projects are installed to stand the test of time and all our work is warranted.

Customers: Happy! We deliver what we promise and then some. Please go to to read confirmed customer reviews about our team and other Charlotte area companies. You need to be a member, but it's now free to join and it is one of the best sites to help you find reputable contractors. You can also go to to see more customer reviews and an extensive gallery of our completed projects. Just type "Outdoor Artisan in find a pro" in the search bar to find our company profile - no fees to access.

For more about us and some good tips for planning your hardscape, check out our blog page. 

 Clive, when he was a whole lot younger, posing on his first day of school in Clydebank, Scotland.

Clive, when he was a whole lot younger, posing on his first day of school in Clydebank, Scotland.


Clive Newey, owner of Outdoor Artisan, has been designing and installing outdoor living spaces in the Charlotte area for over a decade. He excels in visualizing the potential of a yard and creating designs that bring together beauty and function, to best suit the style and property of his clients. Clive puts emphasis on the "feel" of the space and its continuity with existing surroundings.

As demand for our services continues to increase, Clive has recruited exceptional project managers, masons, carpenters, skilled labor and contractors with similar vision and standards. Even so, a good portion of his time goes to overseeing projects "in action" to ensure all materials are correctly and consistently installed to capture that "feel" with careful attention given to details. 

Originally from Scotland, Clive attended school in Canada where he met his wife Tracie, a true treasure! She handles the business administration and customer communication, including this website you're visiting (any feedback?). They have two, indescribably precious daughters and one "Dusty" dog that thinks he is the son! They are happiest when outside on a beautiful day with their friends and family. This is a big part of why they do what they do; creating exceptional spaces that bring people and the outdoors together.