Finding that picture perfect outdoor patio furniture set can often be a challenge. You want something that is tasteful and impressive for your guests, but you are also looking for something that speaks to you personally – something that reflects your lifestyle and who you are . . .
Look no further and let a Christy Sports Patio Design Center specialist help you select those perfect pieces. With 14 patio furniture showrooms throughout Colorado and Utah, Christy Sports has become an expert on not only which types of outdoor furniture work best for different regions and variable weather conditions, but also what styles best suite each customer.
Inside several of the Christy Sports patio stores, there is something pretty impressive that takes the guess work out of patio furniture shopping – the Patio Design Center.
While each patio store differs slightly in inventory and how it “shows” its inventory, the concept is “virtually the same,” says Jonah Drescher, manager of the new Arvada Christy Sports. The idea behind the Patio Design Center is to be able to customize a patio furniture set to a customer’s specific wants, desires, and needs. Assisting a customer in their search for that dream patio set is made possible through the use of vendor tools from catalogs and vendor workbooks to fabric cushion color swatches, patio table top material, and frame finishes to “firepit jewelry” (decorative stones around firepits).
“We can build a patio furniture set and accessories from the ground up – from furniture cushions to table tops, all the way down to the smallest details of the jewelry for your fire pit,” Jonah says. “If you are going to spoil yourself with a nice patio furniture set, we want you to be able to do it your way.”
It all begins with the customer walking into a Christy Sports patio store. They are encouraged to look around, shop, measure, and decide meticulously on what they are looking for, no pressure “because we want this to be right for you, the customer.”
Christy Sports has over 50 different collections from more than 20 of the industry’s top manufacturers, resulting in the largest inventory of specialty outdoor
furniture in Colorado and Utah. From dining sets to deep seating sets – all in woven, wrought iron, cast aluminum, or wood – to fire-pits, umbrellas, cushions, and accessories, Christy Sports has an impressive selection of high quality patio furniture. The Arvada location itself is one of the larger stores with two full show rooms.
“If we have what they (customers) want in stock, that’s an easy sell – we pack it up and deliver right to their home,” says Jonah.
In the event a customer can’t find what he/she is looking for either in store or on the patio website, Jonah also says special custom orders can be built. This is where the Patio Design Center and vendor tools come into play. Customers can sit down one-on-one with a Design Center expert to customize the patio of their dreams. At the Arvada Christy Sports in particular, customers sit in the chair, at the table they may potentially purchase, or something similar to their purchase, allowing them to physically experience what they are investing in.
Through an industry leading computerized “design” program, customers can create their own patio sets to ensure they are getting outdoor furniture that expresses their own unique style. One particular element of this computer design program is the “Collection Builder,” which helps to organize and plan a customer’s future patio furniture purchase. Items can be added to the customer’s “online collection,” saved to their cart, and printed for reference to be emailed to them later for safe keeping until they are ready to make their final purchase.
The biggest factor for customers to consider when placing special orders, Jonah says, is time – it takes time to create custom orders.
“Most of our customers are understanding and appreciative of the time it takes,” he says. “They have worked with designers before – whether it’s through us or elsewhere – so they know what to expect.”
All Front Range/Denver-Metro Christy Sports patio locations have a design center in some form. It may be as simple as a desk and computer tucked away in a corner of the store, or a full showroom floor such as what you will find at the Littleton and Arvada locations. Whatever shape the Patio Design Center takes on at each location, customers can always expect friendly, professional, and knowledgeable staff to assist them in purchasing their dream patio furniture set. Whether customers find something already in-stock or choose to build a special order, once purchased, Christy Sports provides an exceptional delivery service, which includes setting up the new outdoor furniture set to their exact specifications.
Having over 30 years of experience and commitment in the specialty outdoor furniture retail service throughout Colorado and Utah, Christy Sports is truly your single source for quality patio furniture. When you are ready to spruce up your backyard, deck, or patio, stop by any of our Christy Sports patio furniture showrooms, and let our experts help you find your perfect style. We are positive you will find something you love.