Fire Pits

gas fire pit with seat ledge

Fire pits warm the heart.

The controlled use of fire has been a fundamental cultural element since the dawn of humanity. Fire brought warmth, protection from predators, and enabled cooking. More importantly, socializing around a campfire was key to creating strong community bounds. Michael Chazan, a paleolithic archaeologist at the University of Toronto, speculates, "Socializing around a campfire might actually be an essential aspect of what makes us human."1

Our modern society, with technology unimaginable to ancient man, has little practical use for fire pits, yet, some primordial urge continues to draw us to them. Long after fireplaces were necessary for warmth, we continue to include them as a key feature and attraction in our homes. Unfortunately, until recently, gathering around a campfire was limited to summer camping trips. Many of us have fond memories of key life moments that occurred around a campfire. The open conversation, heartfelt laughter and story-telling while gathered around dancing flames has initiated a growing trend of bringing the campfire to your backyard. Fire pits have become one of the most cherished features of modern landscaping.

The evolution of campfire to modern fire pit is dramatic. Stones set in a rugged circle has transformed into works of art as varied as our personalities – from an artistically primitive look using natural stone to raised masonry marvels, fire pits are a featured landscape attraction. Combined with a concrete, paver or flagstone patio and surrounded by boulder benches or dry stack wall seating a fire pit is guaranteed to become the most desired hang-out place for family and friends. After all, socializing around a campfire is an essential aspect of what makes us human.

Reynolds Landscape is your Puget Sound region fire pit expert. If you are contemplating, even just dreaming, a fire pit, Reynolds Landscape will help you determine if it's feasible and then design the perfect solution for your personal lifestyle. Take a look at just few examples of fire pits built by Reynolds Landscape for your Puget Sound neighbors.

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I contacted three landscape designers/companies for help. Out all three, Reynolds was the most responsive, affordable and convenient. Plus, I felt that Jim, the owner, was really listening to my ...

Bianca – Sammamish

  We are delighted with our new outdoor living room and connecting spaces. Our project created a welcoming environment at every entrance/exit of the house and improved upon previous outdoor ...

Mary Jane – Issaquah

This project took 8 days to complete from bush removal to dirt work and mulch and replanting of plants, bushes, trees and boulders. Jim(the owner) went over price options and was great to deal with. ...

Jill – Woodinville

I enjoyed working with Jim and his team so much I only wish I had more projects for him to do right now!  They are courteous, respectful, careful of the surroundings and very pleasant to work ...

Mike & Penny – Woodinville

They have done landscape construction for 2 houses for us. He really listens to what I want. He makes suggestions but honors the budget that I give him.

Bruce & Candace – Bellevue

Jim Reynolds & his great crew did a complete landscaping job for us 7 years ago & it is still as beautiful as ever! We wanted something very natural to fit into our woodsy setting on a golf ...

Sandra – Sahalee

Reynolds Landscape gave us a good price. The job was done on time and with professionalism. One small part of the yard was missed, but the contractor assured us they would be back to complete the job ...

Rick – Snohomish

Jim's team graded my side yard, put down a patio, added a rockery and landscaping, and also added a flagstone patio in the front of the house. Every day the site was clean when they left. Everything ...

Danielle – Seattle

We are very happy.  Accommodating to changes and great at communication.  Thanks – we will be glad to be a reference.

Paul & Donna – Carnation

Thanks to Jim and the whole Reynolds crew for helping us transform our outdoor living space.

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