First impressions matter. That goes for your residential or commerical space. Let us translate your dream into constructible designs with the help of our passionate and creative planners and landscape architects.


Our team ties the personal attention you’d expect from a compact firm, with the unparalleled resources only Ground Effects can offer.


For projects big and small, feel confident that the Ground Effects team will bring innovative solutions and inspiring ideas grounded in hardscape construction and maintenance realities. We  design and install everything from decorative walls, paver patios, walkways, and driveways, to natural stonework. We have won "Best is Show" multiple years running for our outdoor living spaces with pergolas, arbors, fire pits and more. 


Dedicated to providing the best masonry services available. We have had extensive experience and specialize in all types of masonry services, including residential, outdoor living, commercial, and concrete finishing. If you're looking for the highest quality masonry with the best tradesmen in the industry, Ground Effects is the masonry company for you.



Ground Effects is a home-grown business that started in March of 2003 by Patrick and Jamie Gardner. 

Patrick and Jamie are both from the Shenandoah Valley and have built their company from the ground up with jobs ranging from all over Virginia, to Kentucky. 

Back in 2003 when Ground Effects was just starting, Pat talks about very humble beginnings; "Until I could afford to rent equipment, I would hand dig projects and put dirt on my truck, then unload the truck with my shovel, then fill in the excavated area by hand.”

Since then, Ground Effects has seen exponential growth in sales, projects and added another owner - Brett Minnick. Today, not only does Ground Effects have their own equipment, but employs multiple, well-trained crews, delivering the best quality in the Valley as well as lasting career opportunities within the industry. 

Due to Ground Effects outstanding quality and business development, they have been able to continually give back to the community through various local, community  fundraisers as well as national charity giving. 

In the coming months Ground Effects will be concluding projects from Winchester, VA to Richmond, VA and as far south as Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. 

Ground Effects is proud of the work they do and making sure that every customer receives the best care and highest quality throughout each project. They are extremely proud to have served multiple schools and areas such as University of Virginia, Blue Ridge Community College, Virginia Tech, Washington & Lee, James Madison University, Virginia Military Institute, and Stuart Hall, to name a few.  




If you would like to view a larger gallery of our commercial projects, please click on the button below. 


If you would like to view a larger gallery of our residential projects, please click on the button below. 

This video captures one of our latest projects, a retaining wall that was built using Ridge Rock retaining wall block. 

Preston Lake Retail Center on Stone Spring Road

Harrisonburg, VA 22801 


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For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please call (540) 820-6767 or fill out the following form

Head Office

PO Box 2321

Harrisonburg, VA 22801



Tel: (540) 820-6767


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