Since our founding in 2005, our focus has been to create artistic outdoor spaces built with the highest level of craftsmanship.
All our projects produce a result that is more than “just a patio.” Each project is a place to escape from the day-to-day grind, reconnect with nature, and deepen relationships. It is a space that will foster some of your most cherished memories with family and friends. Knowing this, we create each project with the same love that will be shared in it.
More than that, we believe each project is a creative journey for our client. Like any journey, it should be exciting, satisfying, and enjoyable from start to finish. With that in mind, we’ve worked hard to create a company that not only does great work but is great to work with.
Our hope is to continue building a company that our customers love, our employees are proud of, and our communities are strengthened by. That’s our Outdoor Dream.
Greg Koehler, Mike Newberger, and Geoff Kelchner
Owner and Lead Designer
Since the age of 16, Greg has been working in the outdoor industry. He moved to Richmond in 2001 to attend the University of Richmond and, after college, went into business for himself. Greg is the owner of Outdoor Dreams and lead designer on all projects.
As a designer, Greg prides himself in his versatility and appreciation of various design styles. He draws inspiration from classical styles found in southern cities like Richmond, Charleston and New Orleans as well as the contemporary trends found in Colorado, Oregon and Northern California. Greg appreciates his diverse clientele that allow him to engage his own wide-ranging tastes and appreciations.
Owner and Operations Manager
Mike moved to Richmond in 2005 after graduating from the University of Baltimore with a degree in finance. He began his career as an accountant for a local construction company but quickly moved to the world of finance. In 2007, he joined Property Investment Advisors, a local real estate private equity, where he eventually became Vice President of Investments. Mike has been a silent owner in Outdoor Dreams since 2014 and began working full-time for the company in 2017. Mike now manages all corporate operations and leads the company’s future growth plans.
Born and raised in Mechanicsville, Geoff began his career in the outdoor industry at the age of 15 cutting grass for neighbors and friends. He went on to operate his own company successfully for the next 23 years, eventually expanding his business into landscape construction. Geoff came to work for Outdoor Dreams in July 2014, where he manages all project construction for the company. He is certified with the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) as a Certified Concrete Paver Installer and the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) as a Certified Segmental Retaining Wall Installer.
As a builder, Geoff has a passion for transforming the outdoors into livable spaces. He enjoys the unique challenges that each new project brings and takes pride knowing that it will be enjoyed by the client for years to come.