FAQ

About BPI

What is the BPI design philosophy?

We believe every outdoor living space is a work of art in its own rite. Our landscape architects start with your idea, then create conceptual study that combines your desires with the natural features of your space. Our ultimate goal is to strike perfect harmony between aesthetics and function, for an outdoor living space that fits your family’s needs now and in the future.

What is the BPI construction process?

With landscape architects and skilled artisans under the same roof, your designs translate directly to our construction plans. We develop a construction schedule, you approve it, and we manage the details from there.

Where does BPI build?

BPI is based in Indianapolis and we build on properties across Central Indiana. For a full list of communities, see the service map. If your community isn’t listed, please contact us to discuss your options.

Planning

How long do outdoor living projects take to complete?

Most outdoor living projects take 3-6 months from start to finish. The design process typically takes about 3-4 weeks, including client revisions and material selections. Once the design process is complete, the project is scheduled about 6-8 weeks out. Construction typically takes about 3-6 weeks, depending on project scope.

When is the best time to build an outdoor living space?

BPI works with clients all year round, and you can start designing your space at any time. The best time for installation depends on your project scope, and we work closely with you to develop a project schedule that fits your needs.

What should I look for when choosing an outdoor living contractor?

Choosing an outdoor living contractor is an important decision. The contractor you select is your partner in achieving your vision, so trust is paramount. Ask questions like:

Do you have the experience needed to achieve my project vision?
Do you have landscape architects on staff to create a master plan?
Do you perform installation/construction in house?
How will my project be managed?

At BPI, your dream is our focus. We strive to make that dream a reality and create a seamless process that’s simple and fun for you.

Budgeting

How should I define a budget for my outdoor living space?

There are a lot of factors that go into creating your perfect outdoor space. Most clients in our market spend about 10-15% of their home value on outdoor living spaces and landscaping — but since every client is unique, no two budgets are the same. Use our budget estimator to start exploring ways to allocate your outdoor living budget.

Should I include landscape design in my project scope?

Landscape design goes beyond permanent structures like decks, pergolas, and pools. It includes trees, plantings, walkways, lighting, and more — and it’s the finishing touch of every beautiful outdoor living space.

Will an outdoor living space increase my property value?

An outdoor living space is an investment. To learn more about the outdoor improvements you want to make and the return on investment you can expect, contact us.

Does BPI offer financing?

Yes. BPI has partnered with HFS, a personal loan program, to offer financing for outdoor living projects. Check your rates with HFS or contact us for more information.

Service & Care

Will my outdoor space be party-ready when installation is complete?

Absolutely. We pride ourselves on efficient and clean installation at every step. When construction is complete, all you need to do is enjoy your outdoor space.

Will my outdoor kitchen withstand the elements?

Yes. At BPI, we install premium outdoor kitchen brands and weather-resistant materials. Based on the finishes you select, our team tells you about the best ways to prevent wear and extend the longevity of your outdoor kitchen.

Do outdoor living spaces require ongoing maintenance?

We design your space to fit your lifestyle, and we build using high-quality, durable materials. Before your project concludes, our experts go over care and maintenance to ensure your outdoor living space remains beautiful and functional for years to come.

Ask us

Our team of landscape architects and skilled artisans are happy to help with any questions you have.