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Supreme Seawall owner expands to backyards

Published: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT
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(Kyle Grillot - kgrillot@shawmedia.com)
Employee Pat Jackson cuts a flat top to a retaining wall at a house on West Lake Shore Drive in Wonder Lake. The owner of Supreme Seawall & Dock Designs is heading away from the shoreline for her latest offering – Supreme Backyards.
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(Kyle Grillot – kgrillot@shawmedia.com)
Camille Perkins (right), owner of Supreme Seawall & Dock Designs and Supreme Backyards, works on a retaining wall with Moe Addeeb at a house on West Lake Shore Drive in Wonder Lake.
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(Kyle Grillot – kgrillot@shawmedia.com)
Employees Greg Fergeson (bottom-left), Donny McPhee (center), and Moe Addeeb work on a retaining wall at a house on West Lake Shore Drive in Wonder Lake.

McHENRY — The owner of Supreme Seawall & Dock Designs is heading away from the shoreline for her latest offering – Supreme Backyards.

“Before, we limited ourselves to waterfront properties,” said Camille Perkins, president and owner of the McHenry-based businesses. “Not everyone has the luxury of living on the water, but we’re capable of giving you the atmosphere of living on the water. We can create that ambience.”

Perkins and her crew are ready to assist those who’d like to add water features, such as mini waterfalls and small ponds, and/or other landscaping features like gazebos, customized fire pits, elaborate decks or creative play structures for children, Perkins said.

“The sky’s the limit,” she said. “Whatever you want in your backyard, we can build it.”

For about three years, Perkins and a small crew of employees have operated Supreme Seawall & Dock Designs. They construct and repair everything from steel seawalls to natural boulder seawalls, boathouses, permanent piers and more, Perkins said.

Supreme’s steel-and-concrete piers are known for being sturdy, long lasting, and low- to no-maintenance. Recent flooding carried many wood-deck piers away, but not Supreme’s steel-and-concrete variety.

Perkins said past customers often remark favorably on her firm’s workmanship.

“We went on a (seawall) quote a couple of days ago, and at the property there was a pier that our guys did,” Perkins said. “The owner said that even if the Queen Mary comes through, that pier isn’t going anywhere.”

Perkins said she and her workers will invest the same attention to quality in their new venture as has been the case with the seawall and dock enterprise.

“We are all about quality, not quantity,” she said.

Supreme Seawall and Dock Designs – and now Supreme Backyards, as well – services McHenry, Lake, Cook and DuPage counties. The companies are based at 707 S. Emerald Drive, McHenry. More information is available at www.supremesdd.com, or by calling 855-349-3767.

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