Clive and Tracie, checking out the most recent custom fire pit, designed and installed by Outdoor Artisan, Inc.

Clive and Tracie, checking out the most recent custom fire pit, designed and installed by Outdoor Artisan, Inc.

Outdoor Artisan Snapshot

We are a small, family owned company passionate about creating exceptional outdoor spaces and structures. Our unofficial motto is "Hardscapes with Heart" because we actually care! We care about our customers experience. We care about the beauty and quality of our work. We care about being a company you can trust. It's possible we care too much, but it is who we are and it's evident in each member of our team.

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 understand the difference. Sure, it can cost more, because without a doubt, it is worth more.

Consultation: $100. One of our project directors will meet with you at your home for an hour, taking time to inspect your property, ask important questions, and LISTEN. Based on this conversation, we will brainstorm good 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 budget. 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, large boulders, landscaping plants and materials, lighting, wood and wood composites to create the perfect solution.

Price: Fair. We are not the cheapest; but we are realists and understand that budgets are important. Our quote is the price not an estimate, so no cost surprises!

Projects: Consistently, beautifully executed whether it's a simple path or a complete outdoor living space. Installed to stand the test of time.

Customers: Happy! We deliver what we promise and then some. Please go to to read confirmed customer reviews about us 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 photographs of our projects. Just type "Outdoor Artisan in find a pro" in the search bar to find our company profile - there are 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 masons, 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.