If you ask Brad Doane, owner of Lake Norman Patio & Game Rooms, about his business plan – the answer is a simple one, and certainly a worthy goal!
“We are in the fun and relaxation business!,” he answers.
That’s definitely a familiar life skill for anyone who lives in the Lake Norman area, where making relaxation a part of your daily lifestyle is simply second nature.
Brad has operated Lake Norman Patio & Game Rooms in Mooresville since 2011, and is currently working on a second location in Denver, which should be up and running in a few months. With the largest inventory around of absolutely everything you need for your dream patio, deck, or game room, customers come from not only the Charlotte area, but Virginia, West Virginia, and South Carolina, to bask in the choices. Those sought-after options are only the highest quality merchandise, sold along with the finest customer service and positive attitudes. Custom orders are also encouraged – and it’s as simple as dropping by to talk to one of the experts if you have a fun vision of your own in mind!
“I have had many of the same customers since 2011. They keep coming back, and now they are friends!” says Brad. He’s proud to employ – and totally rely on — the top service managers in the industry, and has been associated with many of his vendors for over a decade. Those names and relationships enforce the company’s commitment to quality: Presidential Billiards, Florida Patio, King Casual Furniture, Sunbrella, and South Sea Outdoor Living, to name a few. There are four main materials of choice at Lake Norman Patio & Game Rooms: Polymer (with a 20 year warranty!), wicker, aluminum, and teak – teak is the only wood they will carry.
An avid boater and skier himself, Brad landed in the Lake Norman area from his home in New England, by way of his parents, who always stopped to visit the lake area en route to Florida for the winters. “I wanted to move south, wasn’t quite ready for Florida, but I knew I wanted to live on a lake!” he explains.
But back to the business of fun and relaxation! “Here, outdoor living happens easily nine or 10 months out of the year. Nothing is strictly seasonal – thankfully, we sit outside all year long!” says Brad.
That’s why their all-weather wicker sectionals are so popular – they can remain outside all year, even uncovered. The store features aluminum dining sets, classic chaises and chic dining tables for the pool area, all sizes and colors of umbrellas, outdoor rugs, even propane fire-pit tables for cooler evenings. Adirondack chairs are always a favorite, indoor and outdoor bars (and a stylish selection of bar stools) and every accessory you can imagine for the ultimate pool or deck retreat. For game enthusiasts? They have both indoor and outdoor ping pong tables, pool tables of the finest craftsmanship, shuffleboard tables, and dart boards – which are still a popular pastime!
If it’s time to refresh that relaxing space you head for at the end of each day, or if you’re new to lake life and starting from scratch, the experts at Lake Norman Patio & Game Rooms are always ready for a new project. Visit them at 847 Brawley School Road in Mooresville, 704-660-0527, or online at lknpatio.com and Facebook. Open 7 days a week, Monday–Friday 9:30-6pm, Saturday 9:30–5pm, Sunday 12-4pm.