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Entrepreneurial Couples: Lisa & Dave Burns

Posted By LocalShops1, Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Lisa and Dave Burns started Backyard Getaway in 2004, "a hobby that grew into a passion," they say. The company specializes in water feature design and installation services as well as other outdoor living services including, paver patio, firepit and landscape installation and renovations. But their days working together goes back yet 14 more years, when they ran their own drywall contracting business.

What's the secret to not killing each other when you spend so much time together?
Lisa: "We each have our own set of job responsibilities but at the same time we know we can count on each other to help the other when needed."
Dave: "Communication and a good sense of humor is important to any business but especially for married business partners." 
Best part of working together?
Lisa: "Being able to spend time with each other and working together to make our customers happy."
Dave: "Enjoying what you do and knowing that your business partner is as dedicated as you are to making the business a success and being able to share and talk to each other about everything." 
Lisa and Dave can be reached at 941.752.7663. You can view galleries of their work at
Meet more couples who work together in our Entrepreneurial Couples series.  

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