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Baldwin Commercial Pergolas

Baldwin Pergolas is the industry leader in the design and manufacture of custom fiberglass, aluminum and cedar pergolas. Our professional design team has years of experience and are ready to innovate solutions for even the most complex challenges. We work with architects, builders and engineers from around the country to achieve the impossible every day. Our unique interlocking notched rafters and purlins provide additional strength and are a feature that sets Baldwin apart from the rest. Baldwin pergolas are designed for a clean look and easy assembly with minimal tools and experience. The details matter when designing a pergola and choosing a pergola company. Our expertise and years of experience puts Baldwin a "Notch Above". Call us today to get started with your next project. We speak your language!

Our Work



Avalon Apartments Hybrid Aluminum/Fiberglass Curved Pergola


Huntington Station, NY

commercial pergola.

We've Got you Covered From Start to Finish

We work with clients from conception to completion on even the most challenging projects. This project called for a massive curved pergola one hundred feet in diameter and five smaller structures.

Huntington Station, NY

commercial pergola.

We Do Aluminum and Fiberglass Construction

Our curved pergolas are an aluminum/fiberglass hybrid design that is achieved by bending and annealing 4x12" aluminum beams. The rafters and purlins are manufactured with fiberglass and everything is built to an exacting tolerance.

Huntington Station, NY

commercial pergola.

We Do Quality

We know quality matters, that's why all of our fiberglass is manufactured right here in the U.S.A. and features thicker walls than the competition. We use only the highest quality American made materials whenever possible.

Huntington Station, NY

commercial pergola.

We Do Details

The 10x10" square columns stand atop a 16" retaining wall with inner and outer one inch bevels. This left no room for tradional Tuscan style capitals and bases and required us to custom fabricate a trim package with PVC. Our experienced design team works out the details ahead of time so you don't have to.

Huntington Station, NY

commercial pergola.

We Speak Your Language

At Baldwin we work with industry leading architects and innovators. We constantly challenge the standards of design and quality and we are THE industry leader.

Huntington Station, NY

commercial pergola.

We Do Interlocking Notched Rafters and Purlins

This one pergola was built with 750 purlins. Each one is notched at a left and right angle and interlocks with the rafters to create a more rigid structure.

Huntington Station, NY

commercial pergola.

We Do Projects Large and Small

This project required several smaller pergolas and one massive pergola, the one shown above is the perfect addition to any pool patio.

Huntington Station, NY

commercial pergola.

We Accept Only the Most Exacting Tolerances Meet Our Standards

We allow 0.040" inch tolerance within our notches which makes space for the two coats of primer and paint. With tolerances this high the details are critical for ensuring a perfect fit and finish.

Huntington Station, NY

commercial pergola.

We Do Curved Pergolas

If you are interested in a pergola done right for your next commercial project, call Baldwin today!






Ronald McDonald House Entryway Pergola


New Haven, CT

commercial pergola.

We Do Healthcare

From assisted living facilities to charitable organizations we've done it all. We've worked with such notable clients as The Ronald McDonald House, Sunrise, Brookdale and many others.

New Haven, CT

commercial pergola.

We Do Modern

Looking for a clean contemporary design? Baldwins got you covered! Rules are meant to be broken and we are industry disruptors.

New Haven, CT

commercial pergola.

We Do Custom Colors

We use highly durable PPG High Perfomance coatings that are available in any color. Pigments can be matched perfectly with a with a spectrophotometer.

New Haven, CT

commercial pergola.

We Share

All of our shop drawings are done in-house and are available to our clients in DWG form upon request. We do not require complicated and messy non-disclosure agreements.

New Haven, CT

commercial pergola.

We Do Safety

Safety is important. We respect and understand your organizations safety requirements. Not only do we comply with work site safety requirements, we also will provide Material Safety Data Sheets upon request.






800 Connecticut Avenue


Norwalk, CT

commercial pergola.

We Do Corporate

From corporate office buildings to campus beer gardens you can trust Baldwin to get the job done.

Norwalk, CT

commercial pergola.

We Do Modern

Looking for a clean contemporary design? Baldwins got you covered! Rules are meant to be broken and we are industry disruptors.

Norwalk, CT

commercial pergola.

We Do Style

Sometimes a traditional look just doesn't work. That's where we come in, with our decades of design experience we help our clients find the look that works for them.

Norwalk, CT

commercial pergola.

We Share

All of our shop drawings are done in-house and are available to our clients in DWG form upon request. We do not require complicated and messy non-disclosure agreements.

Norwalk, CT

commercial pergola.

We Do Safety

Safety is important. We respect and understand your organizations safety requirements. Not only do we comply with work site safety requirements, we also will provide Material Safety Data Sheets upon request.






Avalon Apartments Custom Curved Pergola


Great Neck, NY

commercial pergola.

We Do Curves

Another beautiful hybrid aluminum/fiberglass pergola that we did for Avalon. We used the same combination of aluminum beams and fiberglass members to create this stunning custom pergola.

Great Neck, NY

commercial pergola.

We Do Modern

This pergola combines a clean modern design with timeless rope lighting perfectly.

Great Neck, NY

commercial pergola.

We Do Electrical

We offer a wide variety of electrical options to in-column switches and outlets, concealed in-beam lighting, HDMI and much more.

Great Neck, NY

commercial pergola.

We Share

All of our shop drawings are done in-house and are available to our clients in DWG form upon request. We do not require complicated and messy non-disclosure agreements.

Great Neck, NY

commercial pergola.

We Do Safety

Safety is important. We respect and understand your organizations safety requirements. Not only do we comply with work site safety requirements, we also will provide Material Safety Data Sheets upon request.






Marriot Rooftop Pergola


Baltimore, MD

commercial pergola.

We Do Hospitality

This pergola sits atop the Marriot Hotel in Baltimore, MD. It features a contemporary rafter tail architecture and provides a clean modern aesthetic.

Baltimore, MD

commercial pergola.

We Do Modern

This modern pergola design incoporates clean lines and a custom paint color. Overlooking John's Hopkins and the Baltimore skyline this pergola perfectly compliments the roof top patio.

Baltimore, MD

commercial pergola.

We Do Luxury

Whether you're a five star hotel, a luxury apartment complex or a high end healthcare facility Baldwins got you covered. Give us a call today to get your project started.

Baltimore, MD

commercial pergola.

We Do Ambiance

The right lighting is critical to achieving the desired ambiance. At Baldwin we understand that details matter and will work with you to get every detail just right.

Baltimore, MD

commercial pergola.

We Do Bold

Our pergolas are designed to make a statement, challenge conventional design norms and have "presence". We work with our clients daily to help them realise their vision.




The "Diamond" Pergola


Pelham Manor, NY

Diamond pergola

We Do Big

This pergola has presence. We utilized our exclusive 4x12" fiberglass pultrusions for both the carrying beams and the rafters.

Pelham Manor

Diamond pergola

We Do Rotation

We refer to this pergola as the diamond pergola because the columns are rotated 45 degrees from square, into a diamond configuration. We are not afraid to defy conventional design norms.

Pelham Manor, NY

Diamond pergola

We Do Different

Notice how the railings bow outward? The patio is an elipse. The pergola matches the elliptical shape by varying the rafter lengths.

Pelham Manor, NY

Diamond pergola

We Do Architecture

When we were on our first visit to the site owner Max Baldwin did a charcoal rubbing of the architectural detail above the windows of the home. The rubbing was used to create these keystones.

Pelham Manor, NY

Diamond pergola

We Do Details

Our beams are custom manufactured with upward crown so that the weight of the pergola is more likely to straighten the beam than cause the beam to sag. It's the details that matter and the details define Baldwin Pergolas as a company.

Pelham Manor, NY

Diamond pergola

We Love a Challenge

We cherish projects like this because they challenge the norms and allow for creativity. This project demonstrates our craft and it's potential.




Marriott Cedar Pergola


Grande Dunes, NC

Marriott Pergola

We Do Cedar

While our zero maintenance fiberglass pergolas remain as our most popular option we also offer hand crafted cedar pergolas. Over 30 years ago our company was founded by Max Baldwin and specialized in the manufacture of cedar lawn furniture. 30 years later we have emerged as the pergola industry leader but we have not forgotten our roots and we remain true to those roots today. If you are looking for a hand crafted cedar pergola no one does it better than the craftsmen at Baldwin.

Grande Dunes, NC

Marriott Pergola

We Do Integration

This pergola is 12x88' overall and was attached to an existing 20x24' pergola. We work with clients to integrate our pergolas with pre-existing structures in a clean and seamless fashion.


Grande Dunes, NC

Marriott Pergola

We Do Innovation

Our expert woodworkers are able to overcome and innovate solutions for the most complex challenges. We are a built-to-order manufacturer and we specialize in custom.


Grande Dunes, NC

Marriott Pergola

We Do Clear and Knotty

We offer both clear old growth western red cedar and second growth architectural knotty cedar. Our Architectural knotty second growth Western Red Cedar comes from planted trees. These trees may be 60-80 years of age. Our clear grade of cedar is typically cut from trees which are between 1000 and 2000 years old.

Grande Dunes, NC

Marriott Pergola

We Do Form and Function

Our pergolas are designed not only to be exceptionally beautiful but also functional. We offer a wide variety of shade options from a tight purlin spacing to retractable shade systems.





Adrian College Pergola


Adrian, MI

Adrian college in Adrian Michigan

We Do Higher Education

We were provided with an architects conceptual drawing showing a "soon to be built" student center. The layout was circular and was radiating from the buildings lobby. Max Baldwin scaled the drawing and created a working CAD model. Each rafter would radiate at the appropriate angle.

Baldwin Fiberglass Pergolas

Adrian college in Adrian Michigan

Collegiate Pergola at Adrian College

Our rafters notch down over the tops of the beams. In this case, the beams were positioned at angles, so we notched each rafter at a unique angle, as required to create the semi-circle. This photo shows one of the pergolas laid out on the floor while the other pergola is upside down on the work bench.

Baldwin Fiberglass Pergolas

Adrian college in Adrian Michigan

Collegiate Pergola at Adrian College

There you see one of the pergolas framing an outdoor fireplace. I wonder if the architect noticed that we create a Hexastyle structure. Hexastyle: Having six frontal columns in the pergola, as in some Greek temples. [Greek hexastūlos, having six columns in front.

Baldwin Fiberglass Pergolas

Adrian college in Adrian Michigan

Collegiate Pergola at Adrian College

This is the Commencement Pergola where graduation ceremonies take place. It's 20' deep and 60' wide and needs to repel water. Our first design incorporated a pitched roof with fabric, but was beyond the budget restrictions.

Baldwin Fiberglass Pergolas

Adrian college in Adrian Michigan

Collegiate Pergola at Adrian College

We hired an awning shop to create a massive cover with grommets every four feet. We then fastened special twisting grommet fittings to the top of the pergola. The real challenge was designing the beams to withstand the anticipated weight of the fabric, wind and water.

Baldwin Fiberglass Pergolas

Adrian college in Adrian Michigan

Collegiate Pergola at Adrian College

Within the 2x8 beams are arched steel support assemblies designed like large leaf springs which supply constant upward support to the long spans. These sort of challenges drive us crazy and drive us forward simultaneously. Beaubian construction did the installation and reported back a full success.




Details Make Baldwin the Obvious Choice


Why Baldwin?

Our Team

Our Planning and Design Team

Max Baldwin founded Baldwin Pergolas over 30 years ago and is considered a leading expert in the industry. With decades of experience you can count on Baldwin to get the job done right the first time! At Baldwin we care and we have an experienced design and sales team that is prepared to guide you through the process of creating your perfect pergola. Mike Hurlburt is our sales director and is ready to help you design and build your dream pergola TODAY!

Why Baldwin?

Structural Columns, caps and bases

Our Materials

All of our columns are high density FRP fiberglass and will last for generations. Our competitors use high density foam or hollow plastic column capitals and bases. We do not. Rather, we use the same high density FRP that is found in our columns to ensure durability and longevity.

Why Baldwin?

Fiberglass rafter tails

Our Rafter Tails

Our rafter tails are precision crafted by utilizing cutting edge CNC technology.

Why Baldwin?

Other manufacturers rafter tails

Their Rafter Tails

Many of our competitors employ a substandard rafter tail design. They achieve their rafter tails by attaching countoured block of foam to a square cut fiberglass tube. We epoxy high density polyurethane foam inside of our fiberglass pultrusions and then precisely cut our contours directly into the fiberglass with a CNC machine.

Why Baldwin?

Baldwin Pergolas worker tightening threaded rod like crazy

Our Tie-Downs

Max Baldwin and company pioneered the industry standard column mounting system which uses threaded rods to tie down columns to slabs or concrete footings. We use 5/8" inch diameter stainless steel threaded rods that attach at the footing, run the length of the column and are fastened to a structural aluminum assembly at the top of the column. Each threaded rod provides approximately 6000lbs of downward force to prevent uplift.

Why Baldwin?

Baldwin uses only stainless steel hardware

Stainless Steel Hardware

We use only stainless steel hardware in our pergolas because we believe in using the highest quality materials available. If it's not perfect, it's not a Baldwin.

Why Baldwin?

Baldwin Pergolas notch together

Notched Intersections

We carefully design and notch our pergolas to make the structure more beautiful, stronger and easier to assemble. You just match the notches up and it slides together. No measuring is required.

Why Baldwin?

Baldwins pergolas create more shade

More Shade

We offer a variety of options from canopy shade systems to vertical curtains.

Why Baldwin?

Running wires through a baldwin fiberglass pergola

Concealed Wires

All of our fiberglass pultrusions and columns are hollow and act as conduit allowings us to conceal any and all wiring. Please be sure to coordinate your lighting, A/V and other electrical needs in advance with one of our design consultants.

Why Baldwin?

Baldwin Pergolas notch together

Color selection

We use PPG industrial grade exterior paints and we are able to match any color. In each case, we purchase screw caps to match your preferred color of paint. Our pergolas are built with a designers eye for quality and none of our fasteners are exposed.




Options - Decisions you will need to make when ordering


Options

This image shows an attached fiberglass pergola

Attached or Freestanding?

Our typical attached pergola consists of a set of main beams running parallel to the house as well as a ledger that connects to the side of your the house. They require less columns, less footings and ultimately a lower price tag. Freestanding pergolas are more popular.

Options

We must determine the width and depth of your pergola

Depth and Width

Our pergolas are available in standard sizes for easy pricing, but we can custom tailor the size of your pergola to your exact requirements. Our order form makes this simple and fast. You will need to tell us exactly where you want the centers of your columns. Custom drawings will be created for your review and approval.

Options

this is a picture of a tall fiberglass pergola canopy

Height

We encourage our clients to build shorter pergolas, the ideal height is eight feet. We are able to accomodate taller designs.

Options

Choosing the diameter of a column is critical to the look of the pergola

Choice of column size and shape

We offer a wide variety of column architectures and can easily match existing structures. Whether your looking for recessed, fluted, tapered or smooth, Baldwins got you covered.

Options

Choose your capital stlye

Column Capitals and Bases

We offer a wide variety of column capitals and bases, whether you are looking for a classic or clean modern aesthetic we've got you covered. Our most popular design is Tuscan and we offer Corinthian, Doric, Modern Komposite, Scamozzi and many more.

Options

Baldwin-rafter-tails

Rafter Tails

Baldwin offers a wide variety of rafter tails from the classic designs such as Windsor and Kensington to more contemporary angle cuts. We are able to accomodate almost any custom rafter tail design.

Options

Choose your color

Color

We use only the highest quality industrial PPG coatings and we are able to match any color.

Options

Copper flashing is a distinctive architectural detail

Copper Flashing

Its the finer details that distinguish a fine home. Baldwin Pergolas allows one to make that distinction with subtle copper flashing. Historically the columns were made of wood and their tops required protection from rain and sun. A sheet of copper would be custom bent to protect the capital. Only a quarter inch of flashing is visible from ground level. We believe that the details define us.

Options

Baldwin Pergolas installs

Installation

Our pergolas are specifically designed for an easy installation and require only a few tools and no experience. Baldwin offers installation services for clients within 150 miles of our facility in Middletown, CT.

Options

Pergola canopies are becoming more and more popular

Shade Systems

Overhead fabric sun-shades have become more and more popular in recent years. Our preferred shade consists of one large sheet of fabric which extends and retracts. More information is available in our Shade Systems section of the website.




terminology thumb

Terminology

Fiberglass pergola terminology

Footing: A concrete anchor which holes the pergola to the earth. They need to be deeper than the front line, but also large enough and deep enough to hold the pergola to the Earth during a strong wind. Footing size should never be less the 42" deep and 12" diameter.

Pier: This in a small stone wall on which a pergola can be mounted. The pier is always supported by a footing or a concrete slab.

Column: Our columns are hollow, cast fiberglass, vertical supports which and load bearing. They stand atop the footing or pier and support the pergola. At the top of the column is the capital. At the bottom is the base.

Main Beams: The beam which sits atop the columns and supports the rafters. The main beams consist of a set of two parallel 2x8's which are spaced 5" apart. The beams are hollow and may contain wires for lights or speakers. Some beams are built to conceal water lines as well.

Rafters: These are the primary shade creating members make up the pergola. They are 2" thick by 8" tall. They notch down over the main beams and support the purlins

Purlins: These make up the top layer of the pergola. Each purlin measures 2" thick by 3" tall. They notch down over the rafters and keep the rafters in a perfect grid.

Overhang: This is the distance from the center of a column to the tip of the rafter or purlin.

Spans and height

Spans and height limits

We specially manufacture our fiberglass members to include a subtle upward curve, otherwise known as a crown. This allows us to span greater distances without any sagging of parts. Extreme spans require engineering and custom solutions such as internal aluminum reinforcement or other advanced techniques.

Spans are measured from center of footing to center of footing. Often the design calls for large open spans so a beautiful view can be unobstructed. This causes two design concerns: The beam must be built in such a way that it can support the weight of the rafters and purlins without sagging. The larger concern is this: The wind loading of the entire pergola must be divided by the number of columns. Fewer columns means more stress on each column. We solve this wide span problem by placing two columns close together on either end of the span.

Especially large spans and commercial projects call for our massive 4" x 12" fiberglass beams. We use them in sets of two, so the resulting beam is tremendous. These are also crowned and a single beam can receive over 1000 pounds of load and still have a gentle upward crown! We often use them on projects just for the visual effect, so please be sure to ask us about our large beams. They are not an option on the web site pricing tool yet.

Height is also a structural concern because each column has mechanical advantage like a lever. When you apply ten pounds of force to the side of the top, you exert eight times that amount of force to the bottom, assuming that the column is eight feet tall. If the column is ten feet tall, then the stress at the bottom is ten times greater then the initial ten pounds. Our typical offerings are designed to endure high winds, but large residential pergolas and commercial jobs may require engineering. These are things which get discussed.

Shade

Easy Shade Canopy

Baldwin easy shade canopy

Baldwin easy shade canopy

Our easy shade system work very well with our fiberglass pergolas. We have a entire page of information about the Easy Shade system which you can link to here. The information on this page is specific to combining an Easy Shade system with a Baldwin Fiberglass Pergola.

The Easy Shade has a main, central beam which wants to be centered and run perpendicular to the rafters. When you order a pergola with a shade system, we create three of your rafters with lumber inside which allows one to attach the mono beam securely.

The fabric is hung from cross-bars which roll back and forth within the centered mono beam. We restrict each end of the cross bar from being blown upward with shade rails. These shade rails attach to the inner face of the main beams. If your pergola is attached to your house, then the inner shade rail is attached to the bottoms of the rafters. By lowering the outermost shade rail, we can get rainwater to flow away from the house.

Customer ordering a pergola

The pergola ordering process

Measure

Determine where you want the center of your columns. Measure distance in width and depth. Determine how much overhang you would like on each side. Overhang is measured from the center of the post to the tip of the rafter or purlin. Our standard overhand is 24” inches. Rafter length is your depth from center of column to center of column plus your front and rear overhangs. Purlin length is your width from center of column to center of column plus your left and right overhangs. Consider height and sight lines. Remember, short pergolas give more shade under the pergola. Consider the time of day you will use your pergola and the angle of the sun at that time. We'll be better able to assist you if you take a few photos and send them to us.

Go online

We have an online pergola pricing tool you can use to configure your pergola. When you are using the pricing tool, you will need to select your options such as: The cut on the ends of the beams and rafters, column size and type, color, fabric color.

The pergola pricing tool will give you a price for the pergola, your electrical options, drapery and even a trucking quote. It’s easy to modify your pergola until it is exactly what you desire. You can feel comfortable using this no dicker, always accurate pricing tool. We do reserve the right to adjust prices due to lumber costs without notice.

If the pergola you desire cannot be built using our system, please enter the pergola as closely as possible then describe what you would like done differently in the notes section. You can also call our sales team during business hours at 800 344-5103x1 and they will do all of this for you.

When you are pleased with your pergola and are ready to talk to one of our designers, click the “Submit information” button. Your data gets sent to us.

On our side

We review your pergola choices and call you to answer any questions you might have. We suggest making changes that would either make your pergola more useful or more beautiful, but we also look for ways to reduce the lead time and your cost.

Deposit then Drawings

Along the way you can request an elevation drawing of the front, back, or either side so you can see what pergola will look like. Based on this visual, you may request changes. We adjust your file and explain the change in price. We also create another visual for your approval. We do require a 50% deposit before working plans are created. When you get your plans, you confirm every detail and we begin production.

Scheduling & Logistics

During production you may get a call or email from the production team asking about your ceiling fan height or what color light switches you want. When the pergola kit is complete, we require final payment before shipping. If you are within 300 miles, we offer you our in-house, white glove delivery service. Other then that, we use Yellow Freight as our over the road trucking company.

Installation

Baldwin Pergolas are designed to be very easy to put together, but there are still difficult aspects such as using a level to determine the lengths of the posts, cutting the posts to length, drilling the concrete and anchoring the mounting brackets. If this sounds like more then you want to do, we may be able to suggest experienced pergola installers in your area.

Pergola prices

Pricing chart

Use the following chart as a guideline to learn what a Baldwin fiberglass pergola might cost.  More precise pricing can be found by designing your pergola using our custom pergola pricing tool. See Pricing link below.

Pricing of freestanding fiberglass pergolas with four columns:

Overall size Column centers Base price Shade system Site plan
12 x 12' 8 x 8' $5378* $1340 pdf
12 x 14' 8 x 10' $5806* $1470 pdf
12 x 16' 8 x 12' $6234* $1560 pdf
12 x 18' 8 x 14' $7123 $1720 pdf
12 x 20' 8 x 16' $7550 $1890 pdf
14 x 14' 10 x 10' $6300* $1730 pdf
14 x 16' 10 x 12' $7244 $1870 pdf
14 x 18' 10 x 14' $7725 $2080 pdf
14 x 20' 10 x 16' $8207 $2310 pdf
14 x 24' 10 x 20' $11139 $2730 pdf
16 x 16' 12 x 12' $7791 $1880 pdf
16 x 18' 12 x 14' $8325 $2120 pdf
16 x 20' 12 x 16' $8865 $2360 pdf
16 x 24' 12 x 20' $11903 $2940 pdf
16 x 28' 12 x 24' $13080 $3400 pdf
18 x 18' 14 x 14' $8931 $2450 pdf
18 x 20' 14 x 16' $9522 $2720 pdf
18 x 24' 14 x 20' $12669 $3350 pdf
18 x 28' 14 x 24' $13954 $3970 pdf
18 x 32' 14 x 28' $15237 $4900* pdf
20 x 20' 16 x 16' $10178 $3010 pdf
20 x 24' 16 x 20' $13434 $3530 pdf
20 x 28' 16 x 24' $14827 $4050 pdf
20 x 32' 16 x 28' $16220 $5440* pdf
20 x 36' 16 x 32' $17612 $6020* pdf

* Note: These pergolas include 10" inch diameter round columns. All other columns are 12" round.






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