Serving the greater Wilmington area since 2007

100% woman owned business specializing in concrete & pervious concrete, asphalt, carpentry, hardscape, water gardening and masonry

Fire Pits
Outdoor Pools
Reatining Walls
Outdoor Pools


Imagine Pools


Who We Are

Who we are

Aimee and Shannon – A woman owned company

Shannon Tingley: As one of the owners, Shannon Tingley has lived in Wilmington since 1989, leaving briefly to pursue her education at East Carolina University. She graduated with a BS in Nursing in 1999 and worked in Greenville for one year until she returned home in 2000 to get married and start a family. She and her husband Chris have been married for 20 years and are raising 2 great kids. After 21 years in the health care field, she felt that it was time to make a big change and tackle a new challenge.  Despite working full time and raising her children, she spent 13 years assisting her husband, Chris owns New Hanover Paving.  With his encouragement and guidance she and Aimee started Riverside Services.  In 2020 she passed her NC General and Swimming pool Contractor license exam. When she is not working, she enjoys traveling with family and friends, reading, and volunteering at her children’s schools. Shannon is quoted as saying, “My goals are for this business is to provide a good quality product, integrity, and an enjoyable experience for our customers.”

Aimee Persic: Aimee became a resident of Wilmington NC in 2014 with her husband Eric and three children. After graduating from Penn State University in 1997 with an English degree, she began her professional career in retail management.  From there, she worked to help businesses build their brands through direct sales.  Aimee spent some time at home while the kids were young, then began to volunteer in the classroom and helped Eric with his hardscape construction business.  In 2014, she put her degree to good use as an educator at a local elementary school.

In early 2020, Aimee and Shannon decided to team up and create Riverside Services. With young, active families of their own, they saw a need for a business that can create outdoor living spaces for families to enjoy together.  With the support of their spouses, they put together a team of people with expertise in the field- from concrete to pavers, pergolas to pools.  They have assembled a well managed crew that makes up Riverside Services.

Aside from work, Aimee enjoys running, reading, giving back to the community, and most importantly, spending time with her family and friends.  Her goal for Riverside Services is to, “…help create an outdoor oasis.  A place to unwind, relax, and connect with each other.  Let us take the lead while you let your imagination forge the way!”

Why Choose Us


100% woman owned

In recent years, women have made strides in making their mark in our local economy as business owners and entrepreneurs. Riverside Services is proud to represent diversity in the workplace by being a 100% woman owned business. Shannon Tingley dedicates herself to making a quality effort in the workplace as she does in the household. To her, family values and providing a substantial product each and every time you call us are the most important things.  


Years of experience and countless happy customers

Anyone can claim they do their craft well, but any craftsperson worth their salt knows that being the best at something comes with time. The folks at Riverside Services offer the finest products with the most knowledgeable crew. We’re talking quality since our founding in 2007, and dozens of satisfied customers who have told their friends about us. We’ve refined what we do into functional art that you can be proud of, every time you step into your yard. It’s a legacy we’re proud of, and one we have no intentions of stopping.


Quality products and workmanship

Your yard is more than just part of your property. It becomes a place where memories are made, friends are invited over, and home values are solidified. Be it brick, pavers, pool areas, concrete, or asphalt surfaces, you can count on Riverside Services to only provide the best. We don’t slack on materials, we respect the uniqueness of each jobsite, communicate with you until the job is done, and make sure you get a product that lasts a long time while looking great. Trust your yard with workmanship that speaks for itself.

Our Services


A swimming pool of your very own can make your home feel like paradise without having to travel



Asphalt is one of those modern surfaces that we all take for granted…


Fire Pits

No backyard oasis is complete without the incorporation of a fire pit


Outdoor Kitchens

What makes enjoying your yard even more worthwhile? How about a little food cooked in the open air?


Outdoor Showers

Outdoor showers are perfect for beach trips, ideal for a pool cleanup area, or even an outdoor changing area



Concrete is one of the strongest and most popular building materials for home and garden use today


Retaining Walls

A retaining wall is a critical structure that is rigid and strong, to support soil and other pieces of land



For most homes in America, the backyard is a center for social gatherings and leisure enjoyment



A swimming pool of your very own can make your home feel like paradise without having to travel. It is one of the most desired features of homebuyers, especially down in the Southeast where the temperatures are mild and the summers last longer. But getting a pool can take some thought, as there are many aspects to consider. What material will it be made from? Where will the pool be placed? And most importantly, how will this new asset compliment the rest of your home and add value to it? Riverside Services of ILM is an authorized dealer for Imagine Pools and Lathams’ liberty line. With the utmost quality in pool construction and a knack for creating a backyard oasis, Riverside Services of ILM takes pool construction to the next level.

As a licensed swimming pool and general contractor, Riverside Services can Design, create, and install a backyard paradise from start to finish. Our project management services will allow you to have one point of contact throughout the entire construction process. This allows for the client to contractor relationship to a be a streamlined, stress-free, and ultimately enjoyable experience!

From a basic pool with a concrete deck to a pool with a spillover hot tub, water features, outdoor kitchens, and more, Riverside Services can create a one-of-a-kind backyard paradise. Our pools are more than just an accessory for your home, these are treasured assets where memories and value are made. Make sure your pool is one that stands the test of time no matter what occasion you use it for, with Riverside Services of ILM.


Asphalt is one of those modern surfaces that we all take for granted. We never think twice about the surfaces of roads, driveways, and other structures that our vehicles drive over. Asphalt needs to be smooth, professionally poured, and as flawless as possible. It does not just create a good useable surface that will last a long time, but it makes the area aesthetically pleasing as well.

With more than 13 years of experience, Riverside Services of ILM is your premier asphalt team. We are more than just another asphalt service; we are the professionals you want at your side when you need it most. We can provide asphalt repair, maintenance, and installation services. This includes everything from fixing a simple pothole, coating a surface with sealant, and maintaining any residential or commercial parking service. Trust us to provide you with an experience that is second to none, and a product that is superior in every way.

Fire Pits

No backyard oasis is complete without the incorporation of a fire pit. Fire Pits have easily become one of the most aesthetically pleasing, and practical, home accessories to have in your yard. The Backyard of your home is an area where events are celebrated, food is grilled, and friends or family can enjoy life. A fire pit is an amazingly simple way for you to enjoy an open flame and revel in the incredible aroma that only real firewood can bring you. Fire pits are great conversation starters, good for providing warmth on cooler evenings, and just overall great ways to add a little more atmosphere or entertainment.

Though fire pits are relatively simple; it takes a true craftsman’s touch to ensure the masonry around it is done correctly. Brick, stone, and other materials all need to be cut to shape and to fit seamlessly alongside each other. Consistency is key in creating a superior product, and that is exactly what Riverside Services of ILM provides you with. Riverside Services of ILM can create square, rectangular, circular fire pits, or even a full-blown fireplace. Whether you prefer wood-burning or gas is up to you, but you can count on us to provide a cozy atmosphere during cooler parts of the year.

Adding a fire feature to your slice of heaven will provide hours of family enjoyment as well as increasing the value of your home. If you want to add that one little element to complete your love of the great outdoors in your yard, consider making your fire pit one crafted by Riverside Services of ILM.

Outdoor Kitchens

What makes enjoying your yard even more worthwhile? How about a little food cooked in the open air? Grilling outdoors is a treasured past-time that resonates with American culture. That is why when you decide to install an outdoor kitchen, you should make sure you are contacting a team that knows what it means to have a well-planned area for food preparation.

Riverside Services of ILM is the team you need to add the perfect touch to your outdoor cooking area. When you live in a climate that allows year-round outdoor enjoyment as Southeastern North Carolina does, you want equipment that stands up to heavy usage and recreational enjoyment. Riverside Services of ILM knows exactly what you need for your outdoor paradise. Our custom-built kitchens allow for versatility in design and practical function. Whether it is creating a simple built-in grill or a highly custom kitchen, Riverside Services 30 years of experience will create a one-of-a-kind outdoor area that will be the talk of the neighborhood every time people see it.

Our concrete countertops can incorporate a taste of coastal living with the sort of legendary durability that can last a lifetime! It is the perfect blend of form and function in every way. And when you partner with us you are guaranteed an experience that speaks highly of who we are as contractors. Do not risk investing in an outdoor kitchen set that is misaligned, and not given the craftsman’s finish. Trust Riverside Services of ILM to get it done and do it right.

Outdoor Showers

When it comes to our products and services, Riverside Services of ILM cleans up well! And so, can you, when you choose to add a little utility to your yard with an outdoor shower area. Outdoor showers are perfect for beach trips, ideal for a pool cleanup area, or even an outdoor changing area. Using an outdoor shower can come in handy after a hard day of work in the yard, constructing a project in your garage.

Regardless of whether you have a pool or not, an outdoor shower makes a perfect area for convenient rinse and dry offs. You can count on an outdoor shower area by Riverside Services of ILM to be just the outdoor accessory you need to tie your yard together. Whether you decide to add a standalone outdoor shower or make it part of a bigger project, Riverside Services can offer a turnkey product that benefits you in the long run.

There is no need to worry about piping, drains, or any installation hassles that you might get with other contractors. We can install the necessary plumbing, paver floor, and desired enclosure. Our project management services can provide a one-stop shopping experience to simplify your life! Allow us to coordinate the project. We will get the timing right, which is the Riverside Services of ILM way.


Concrete is one of the strongest and most popular building materials for home and garden use today. Concrete is also used in a massive number of industrial and architectural undertakings. It is strong, durable, and can be shaped into anything that is needed. Concrete is an easy way to make any project around your home into something memorable that will stand up to time and the elements. But not all concrete is created equal!

You must contract with a team that truly knows their craft inside and out. They must know which mix of concrete works best for what project, how to lay it out properly, ensuring it will look better than when it started. Riverside Services of ILM can provide a wide array of concrete services, from walkways and pool surfaces to a custom kitchen area. The site of your project is not a concern for us, because we can do it all both big and small! Our concrete crews will replace broken, damaged, or raised slabs in sidewalks and driveways for that extra finished touch. Our construction services can pour monolithic slabs or footers for your home improvements/additions, meaning that any future projects can easily be set on professional and sturdy surfaces.

Want a more decorative approach?  Promote your inner beach town “salt life” aesthetic with a salted concrete finish. Do not believe that concrete must be dull or boring just to last long! Because concrete surfaces can adapt to your design choices without being structurally compromised. Don’t just want plain concrete? How about exposed aggregate borders instead of that unique touch?  

There are many ways to make concrete more exciting!  With our experienced crew, we can create a one-of-a-kind look and feel that makes your home stand out from the crowd. If you are experiencing a restriction on your Built Upon Area (BUA), Riverside Services of ILM can still make things easy for you! By installing pervious concrete to increase your parking surface area, Riverside Services of ILM can give you something new without increasing your BUA.  

Do not limit yourself just because you are using concrete. Let your imagination run wild because there are countless options to turn your serviceable concrete into a real form of artwork! And with a crew of experienced and hard-working people on the job, you can count on Riverside Services of ILM to uphold high-quality standards that we have demonstrated for decades.

Retaning Walls

Keep out the elements but retain the beauty of your yard. A retaining wall is a critical structure that is rigid and strong, to support soil and other pieces of land. The wall is critical for helping to shape your yard the way you want it to be and is ideal for flowerbeds and a variety of different landscaping concepts. Naturally, you want an important structure like a retaining wall to be sturdy and made of top-quality materials. Also, you want the wall to be constructed competently. Riverside Services’ hardscape division can construct all forms of segmental retaining walls that include simple garden beds, sitting walls and fully functioning retaining walls. Should the need ever arise, engineering plans can be provided as well. Each wall is different, depending on the layout of your yard. Some are merely a sitting wall while others may be designed to retain structures, pools, and flatten otherwise sloped areas. The important part is that wall is strong and complements your yard well. An ideal retaining wall is practical and well as aesthetically pleasing to look at. With over 30 years of experience, Riverside Services can handle all your retaining wall needs. Trust your home with only the best in Wilmington, North Carolina.


We are proud of Riverside Services of ILM reputation for innovative design and outstanding service. Our professionalism, craftsmanship, and experience offers homeowners a superior outdoor living space.

For most homes in America, the backyard is a center for social gatherings and leisure enjoyment. However, many variables can make a backyard uninviting or even unusable overtime. Poor drainage, weed-infested lawns, poor lighting, and lack of seating can create the perfect opportunity for a patio install.

Now, deciding to install a custom patio may seem like a daunting task. The inconvenience to the household and the uncertainty of how a project will turn out gives many homeowners anxiety when considering such an undertaking. Riverside services of ILM makes outdoor living space improvements palatable for any homeowner.

Another reason a homeowner decides to improve their outdoor living space is to increase the value of the property. A stunning patio can create great appeal for potential homebuyers. The quality craftsmanship that Riverside Services of ILM delivers will enhance any yardSome popular options are to add Cambridge Coble pavers, a Belgard Castle retaining wall with LED lighting, or an outdoor kitchen. Riverside Services of ILM will create the attractive, modern, user-friendly backyard space you have always dreamed about. We can weave in custom features specific to your family’s needs. Eye-catching, stone fire pits and sitting walls can be worked into a custom design to make your dreamscape to the next level.

“We had a fantastic experience! Eric is very honest, friendly and knowledgeable. He helped us come up with a plan for our patio that met our budget and then got the ball rolling quickly. Installation went very smoothly. We are very happy with the finished product!”



“These guys were fantastic from start to finish! They were prompt and did an awesome job on what was once an eye sore driveway! Extremely well-priced as well!”



“Eric and his team are absolutely amazing. They were always on time and really turned our vision into reality. Would highly recommend reaching out if you ever are in need of updating your outdoor space!”



“Riverside Services was absolutely awesome to work with. I contacted Eric on Friday with out idea for the extension, he got back to me with a quote later that day, and it was installed that next Wednesday! The workers were courteous and pleasant, and the fire-pit and patio are better then we could have even imagined. So excited to kick summer off with this awesome extension!”



“Eric and his team were so fast, courteous, easy to work with, and most importantly, did an amazing job on our patio extension! 100% percent recommend them for any outdoor hardscape project”



“We knew we wanted more space to gather and hang out in the backyard. Eric was quick to meet with us and design the perfect space! Riverside Services of ILM was prompt, professional and the right price! We love our new concrete patio and would definitely recommend Riverside Services of ILM to our friends and family.”



“We started out with a small concrete slab for our back patio, and Eric and his team did an amazing job transforming it with pavers and built a simple L-shaped wall for our grill to slide into. We didn’t know exactly what we wanted to do with our space, but with Eric’s suggestions we couldn’t be happier with the final result. Great communication and fast service!”



“Eric was quick to meet us on our price point with quality and timely work. Fidel and his crew did beautiful concrete work. We are very satisfied with our new patio and look forward to working with Riverside Services of ILM in the future.”



“Riverside Services is prompt, professional, and very detailed. Eric Persic and crew create beautiful hardscape! My job was a bit more complicated than most with the focus on correcting drainage and getting the most inviting patio! Eric takes his time explaining the process, the client’s options, and detailed cost of the project. If you need hardscape or concrete done on your property, this is your local company!”




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