Jeffrey Hinks

Company President


Founder, Jeffrey Hinks brings to the table over 15 years of industry experience. Jeff is certified by the Interlocking Concrete Paver Institute (ICPI), as well as the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA). He also holds several additional industry certifications including the "Hardscape Pro" certificate by Nicolock Paving Stones, "Stone Store Pro Installer" by The Stone Store, Fiberon Decking "FiberPro Installer", Trex Decking "Trex Pro Installer" and the “Bronze Installer” certificate by Timbertech Decking Products. Additionally he will be earning continuing education credits towards an ICPI Level 2 certification along with working to fully certify the company as an industry green LEED installer. Jeff has always enjoyed the construction industry, and truly loves creating amazing outdoor living spaces for this clients.

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Best of Houzz 2020 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2019 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2018 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2017 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2016 - Client Satisfaction
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Trex Pro Installer

FiberPro Installer

NCMA Certified

ICPI Certified

Nicolock Hardscape Pro Certified

Stone Store Pro Installer

Timbertech Decking Bronze Certified Installer

Eldorado Stone Installer

Cast Lighting Certified

Maryland Erosion and Sediment Control Certified


I hired Bluewater for installing patio and to modify my existing deck to add stairs (and install solar lights on the deck posts) leading up to the patio. I am very pleased with their work. Right from the time I sent them an e-mail requesting a quote, everything went really smooth. Brendan was quick to respond and quoted me for the job within a couple of days. He was very professional, polite and patient through the entire process. I must have sent him at least 30 - 40 emails with questions on the patio design, material etc., and he would always respond within a couple of hours. The crew was very polite and professional as well. I am very impressed with the workmanship. The entire job was completed in just 3 days and the crew cleaned up the area really nice. I would strongly recommend Bluewater to anyone looking to build their patio or deck.Read More

BlueWater built us a deck and patio almost one year ago. Brandon listened to what I wanted while making his design and captured my thoughts very well. The final product was even better than what I was imagining. The deck was built above and beyond our county code and I fell safe knowing it is very sturdy and will last a long time. Any small items that have come up, BlueWater is responsive and addresses the items with a professional manner. After the build, they did an excellent job cleaning up.Read More

The home improvement project with BlueWater Custom Builders was exceptional. The noteworthy items included a comprehensive and reasonable design and estimate, timely execution, excellent on-site crew and leadership, timely visits by the company owner and the project manager, and excellent cleanup. We are very satisfied with the project and it is our opinion that BlueWater delivered a quality project. We look forward to using BlueWater again.Read More

Bluewater did an excellent job installing my patio. The initial consultation with Brendan was great. He was honest and not pushy. The installation occurred ahead of schedule, and the team was quick and professional. Minimal damage to the yard, which was impressive. The final patio looks great. Everyone says it looks like a patio form the magazines. Highly recommend Blue water. You wont be disappointed.Read More

My existing concrete patio installed in 1965 was cracking and uneven due to tree roots growing underneath. I wasn’t sure what my options were, so I contacted Blue Water to see what could be done. Brendan came out and looked it over. He was very professional and friendly, took the time to listen to my concerns and made his recommendations. I ended up choosing Blue Water to install a new raised paver patio. After signing the contract, the company communicated with me regularly via e-mail regarding the status of my project and estimated installation date. Jeff came out before the start of the project to give instructions to his foreman. The installation team did a wonderful job. They worked very hard and cleaned everything up when the job was complete. Brenden also stopped by during installation to make sure all was well. I am very pleased with the quality of the pavers and it is simply beautiful. I highly recommend Blue Water if you need a new patio.Read More