About

Pegolas by Julie

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Julie Orr

Founder, Pergola Specialist

Julie has been a successful landscape designer and business owner since 2006. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, she has become known for her elevated aesthetic and unfailing commitment to the highest standards of quality in all she does. During the course of managing her landscape design business, Julie discovered the beauty of louvered pergolas and began seeking out the best shade solutions for her clients and their award-winning outdoor living spaces.

That was over a decade ago. Since then, she has had the opportunity to work with a variety of pergola products and companies. Through this experience, she ultimately decided to take all that she had learned and make outdoor shade solutions the focus of her business. Pergolas by Julie was born.

Today, Pergolas by Julie is able to offer other designers, architects, builders and homeowners all the benefits of her deep knowledge of the industry. After vetting all major pergola companies, both nationally and overseas, she discovered Azenco, a French-based company with manufacturing in the U.S., and the company that Pergolas by Julie now exclusively represents.

My mission is to make every client’s outdoor living space the favorite part of their home.

Why I Chose Azenco Outdoor

Selecting a pergola company to partner with was based not only on better design features and better quality products, but had to include sustainable business practices plus world-class customer service. I chose Azenco because they excel in all these areas. Highlights include:

ADVANCED DESIGN FEATURES

HIDDEN HARDWARE such as fasteners, motors, and controllers are completely out of sight to maintain the sleek, sophisticated aesthetic that defines our products.

PROPRIETARY BEAM AND GUTTER SYSTEM designed as one piece for a seamless and leak-proof drainage solution.

WIDEST AND LONGEST LOUVERS available in the industry, measuring 10”wide x 15’ long. Our louvers let the full 10”width of light through when open and their longer length reduces the number of posts needed for larger spaces.

LARGEST SINGLE-ZONE SIZE, also unique in the industry, measures 22’10” x 22’10” and can be specified for the R-SHADE and R-BREEZE pergolas.

NO LIGHT GAPS are visible when our louvers are fully closed. Plus the louver blades sit flush to the gutters providing you with the ultimate in sun, rain and insect protection.

PRECISION ENGINEERING

CUSTOM CRAFTED and manufactured to your specifications within a 1/4” tolerance. All of our pergolas are also pre-cut and pre-drilled, reducing installation time to about 1 to 2 days.

STRENGTH AND DURABILITY you can count on because we use only premium aluminum, never recycled, that is free from contaminants, with durable powder-coated finishes that add to the longevity of your product.

CLIENT SERVICE

TURN-KEY SUPPORT is available throughout the entire process. From the initial pergola design phase through specification, estimating and sale, to permitting and installation, we’ll make sure you and your client have a seamless experience.

LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY covers all aluminum structures, electronic components, and our powder coat finishes.

MADE-IN-AMERICA means quicker delivery and no customs fees. Plus you’ll get faster turnaround times when ordering parts, should you ever need them.

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Environmental Stewardship

Our values and commitment extend beyond our passion for great design. Azenco minimizes their environmental footprint by using smart, eco-friendly manufacturing processes and materials, and by implementing waste-reduction measures that include recycling aluminum scrap and cardboard packaging. Plus Azenco products are designed to be easily reconfigured to your changing needs which extends the life of their products for a more sustainable outdoor living solution.

Azenco is also an active supporter of 4Oceans, a non-profit dedicated to ending the plastic crisis plaguing our oceans. As a Certified Cleanup Partner, Azenco has already helped clean up 25,000 pounds of plastic waste and debris from the oceans around Indonesia, an effort the company hopes to build on in the coming years.

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Working with Pergolas by Julie

Designers, architects, builders and homeowners choose us because of our deep expertise in both landscape design and industry-leading shade solutions. Our lead designer, Julie Orr, offers complimentary consultations to help you determine the shade solution options that best match your vision. You’ll come away with a thorough estimate of costs and a 3-D model for reference.

Included as part of every client engagement is step-by-step supervision, from design specifications through manufacturing, shipping and installation. We can also provide construction drawings and structural engineering plans, if required, for an additional fee.

Our services don’t stop after installation. Our work is covered by our own 1-year installation warranty that covers the craftsmanship of the build. Plus we offer ongoing maintenance including washing and gutter cleaning, and we’ll even change the batteries in your remote. Details matter to us!

When you work with Pergolas by Julie, you’ll have a partner who will ensure that the results of your project meet your highest expectations.

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What People are Saying

“We worked with Julie on a complete backyard outdoor room and felt we got a lot of value from her design. She provided a great mix of listening to our wants and adding some amazing ideas where needed. She provided all the professional drawings for our louvered pergola, provided great contractors, and stayed involved throughout the project. We love the results! Thanks Julie.”

– Rachel Ross

“Julie is extremely creative and professional. She shows up on time, ready to work, with everything she needs. She listens well and adapts to fit your style. She is great at explorations and thinking outside the box/sketching things out so you can visualize before committing to a path for your louvered pergola. I felt she provides a great combination of consultation with listening to my needs/wants.”

– Wendy Wilson

“Worked with Julie on the landscaping of my back garden and she is an amazing person to work with. She is friendly and listens and really got my idea of how I wanted to design my back garden.  The louvered pergola has proven to the best used space in the yard- just as she had predicted! She is full of creative ideas, detail oriented and never left me hanging during the whole project from beginning to end. I highly recommend her!”

– Aimee Lysaght

“Julie did an amazing job redesigning our yard by creating a space including a retractable style pergola that is very tailored to our family. Even after her design drawings were complete, she regularly checked on the builders and was readily available for questions and additional suggestions. We could not be happier with how our yard turned out – all from the great vision that Julie had!”

– Lydia Mazzie

“Julie took all that she learned from us as to our goals, and likes and dislikes, and created plans for our front, back, and side yards that included landscaping, hardscape, a louvered pergola, outdoor kitchen, raised beds, and walkways. She worked closely with her recommended landscaping contractors and pergola installers to make sure that our project was executed in accordance with her plans. We are very pleased with how our project turned out under Julie’s leadership and highly recommend her.”

– Diane Hart

“Julie is extremely professional, knowledgeable, and experienced. She uses a very wel l thought out workflow which greatly helped keep the design project on track. From the start, you get the impression that you’re in good hands. She was able to help us solve some big design challenges around a cantilevered louvered pergola and never ran out of ideas or options in the process. She’s upfront and honest, and endeavors to steer you in the right direction in making the best possible choices for your project.”

– Sean R.

“I am thrilled with how my project turned out. It entailed a complete makeover of my front and back yards. The project included hardscape, outdoor kitchen, louvered multi-zoned roof, firepit, lounge area, lighting, speakers, heaters, and garden. Julie designed everything, I am super happy how the project turned out. Julie was very easy to work with and full of great ideas from the big picture level to the small details. It was a pleasure to work with her and I felt I got real value for my money.”

– Arnie Papp

“After a recent home expansion, our backyard was in shambles and small. Our space was small and our wish list long, but Julie made it happen. Conscientious of our budget, she routinely made recommendations to keep costs down but also highlighted areas where it was worth splurging. Our favorite recommendation was for the metal pergola with moveable louvers – it auto closes in the rain and keeps out afternoon heat so our family room remains comfortable. The structure also has lights and sound which is excellent for dinners and entertaining. Julie walked alongside us in working with 3rd party suppliers (pergola, outdoor kitchen vendors, and landscaping company), so we never felt alone.”

– Cynthia Olavarria

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