DURHAM — Torrison Stone & Garden’s newest addition is aimed at showing off its outdoor work.
The outdoor showroom, 422 Main St., is 10,000 square feet of pavers, fire pits and fireplaces.
“We’re really excited about it,” said showroom sales coordinator Kelly Eddinger said.
Eddinger said almost 20 of their regular partners had a part in creating the showroom. Rockfall Builders worked on the fully functioning outdoor kitchen and pavilion, Durham Fence put up the surrounding fence, and RLI Electric LLC is doing the lighting. Other companies are being incorporated in the sound system, seating and decor as well.
Designed by Torrison Stone & Garden’s landscape architect Brian Murphy, the showroom incorporates vendors that the company plans to partner with more formally moving forward.
“We've always been really into the Durham community... and it's just a great way to celebrate what's already here (in the area),” Eddinger said.
The site also has an interior showroom.
Construction started in late December, but the design had been in the works since fall. Owner Tyler Gerry said the idea came along when he noticed a market need for “full service” instead of small projects. The showroom will highlight the variety of big projects the company can do.
Eddinger added that since the company’s start in 2000, the contractors and companies that Torrison Stone & Garden works with has become a formidable “arsenal” of reliable partners.
Gerry said the showroom will really transform in the next two weeks, as landscaping is done and the finishing touches are added.
“It's very exciting. I drove by it like 10 times this weekend not thinking it was really true,” Gerry said.
The site used to be an area for parking and storage, with a large fence blocking the view from drivers.
Besides new plants and landscaping, astroturfs for a putting green and cornhole area, as well as a “pub shed” will be added. The pub shed will be a full-service bar and decorated with help from The Rustic Barn in Killingworth.
Eddinger said they plan to have everything ready for a grand opening event on April 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be food trucks, kids crafts, giveaways, and other activities.
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