Patio Planning Gets Grills Alight and Umbrella Drinks in Hand Sooner

Jennifer Miller realized while interviewing me for the “Patio 411” feature article in the Des Moines Register’s May 2011 edition of their Homestyle magazine that she should have been writing the article about patio planning at least three months ago.  Then you could have called me about your nice outdoor living space plans and beaten the spring rush!

But, she’s aware of the reality:  Her bosses aren’t thinking about patios and decks and porches in the middle of a cold, Iowa winter any more than you are!  So, she’s happy to write her story anytime of the year.

And I’m happy to have it written…anytime!  So, “Thanks,” Jennifer, for a great article and for “getting” what Archadeck is doing for outdoor living.

This past week, I had a prospect call with an interest in a deck and porch project on their new home in West Des Moines.  One of the first things she said was that it wasn’t something they were planning to do this year, but wanted to get plans underway for doing it next year.  Then, somewhat apologetically, she said she felt bad calling now, for something she wants next year, when we’re busy designing and building outdoor living space projects for people who want them this year.  I told her not to worry, my contention is that you can never call too early.  And, besides, after what Jennifer wrote, who am I to complain?

And speaking of stone and the Des Moines Register, in the May 15th Sunday Register there was an ad insert for Belgard Hardscapes.  Be sure to check it out!  As mentioned in the last post here, we’ve got a growing, national relationship with Belgard and we are excited about the support and resources they are bringing to the Archadeck system.  Belgard is a manufacturer of some very nice wall stone and paver products that we are incorporating into more of our outdoor living space projects…either as a patio integrated with a deck or porch or as accents to deck and pergola designs.  Here’s one such Des Moines-area project we’re nearly completed with:

TimberTech Deck - Belgard Paver Patio and Wall - Clive (nearly complete)

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