Between her internship at the Iowa Events Center and taking summer classes at Iowa State University, my daughter Courtney has been helping us out at our office/showroom this summer. She is (as well as are all her parents) looking forward to a December graduation from ISU and the “real world” that follows. Until then, if a nice, bubbly voice answers or returns your call with “Thanks for calling Archadeck, this is Courtney…” she’ll help you out with the first steps of your interest in a deck, porch, pergola, patio – whatever outdoor living project you have in mind. That often quickly results in some connection with/to “dad” (me), most often as an appointment scheduled for your complimentary design consultation visit.
Courtney is of the generation that grew up on whats ultimately (so far) evolved as Facebook and Twitter and all the other electronic social media tools that are second nature to this generation. I’ve learned a lot from all my kids regarding these tools…they are my guinea pigs when dad tries things on Facebook and Twitter. And, believe me, they really enjoy this.
Now I’m returning the favor…to Courtney, at least…by showing her….uh, having her help me with…how to put those tools to a more productive use. Not that there’s anything wrong with the non-productive uses.
Courtney recently completed a new YouTube video for us; find it on our YouTube Channel, ArchadeckCentralIowa. The video showcases a collaboration between Archadeck of Central Iowa and Wright Outdoor Solutions on a project completed earlier this year for Don and Sue Neiman of West Des Moines. The transformation made to the Neiman’s backyard was nothing short of astonishing.
Courtney reviews the project nicely in the video; see it here.
Check out some of our other deck, porch, and pergola projects around the Des Moines area on our YouTube channel as well. We invite you to share comments and subscribe if you’re so inclined. The subscription will keep you alerted to new videos we’ll be creating in the coming weeks. We’ve got a backlog of completed projects we’d like to feature on YouTube (as well as get updated into our web site photo gallery). Courtney’s going to be busy!