When Indianapolis homeowner Courtney Jennings found out she was the winner of a complete patio makeover, she was stunned.

“I didn’t believe it at first! It didn’t seem real until I met everyone at my house,” Jennings said. “We are doing so much to our fixer-upper, I thought it would be nice to have something done fast and by someone else.”

Jennings submitted photos of her aged deck and patio door to the Party on the Patio contest, produced by Simonton and This Old House. Her patio was selected out of over 4,500 entries to receive a $10,000 makeover and a new Simonton Inovo patio door.


The previous patio door was replaced with Simonton’s new Inovo patio door, which provides long-lasting durability, easy operation and several customization options. These features quickly made a difference to the family’s home.

“The blinds between the glass feature is my favorite. The door is so easy to open and close, too,” Jennings said.


Indianapolis area contractors, G & C Ramsey Construction Inc., were chosen to complete the patio makeover. Below are some of the significant improvements from the transformation.

  • Installing the new Inovo patio door
  • Removing the old deck and replacing it with a new, larger deck
  • Building and installing a pergola for the outdoor space

After the patio makeover was complete, Jennings received $1,000 to throw a party on her newly transformed outdoor living space. She is excited to finally have a space to enjoy with friends and family. Jennings and her husband plan to grill and relax after work on the patio this spring and summer.

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