As years go, 2011 has been a really good year. We built lots of decks, porches, patios, sunrooms, pergolas and other outdoor structures all around the Columbus area. Here are some of our favorite moments and highlights for 2011.
Extreme Home Makeover Home Edition
One of the biggest highlights certainly needs to be being a part of the Extreme Home Makeover helping the Rhodes family. We worked for 18 straight hours and built a roof-top deck with pergola over the family’s garage. Read more about our experience here.
Working with TimberTech
Columbus-based TimberTech is our composite of choice and we have a great working relationship with TimberTech. Their products get better and better and their selection and family of collections continues to grow. One of my favorite projects was this radius deck in Columbus‘ Dublin area. You might think that architectural details such as radius decking cannot be accomplished with a composite. Watch this YouTube video about bending composite wood to build a radius round edge to a deck.
Building lots of patios
More and more of our customers are looking for not just a deck or porch but also a connected patio to go with it. While building your outdoor area, it’s a great time to build an area that can serve multiple uses such as serve as a seating area as well as an eating area. Often the deck is used as the grilling and eating area and the patio is used for seating and relaxing. Read this story about the various hardscape and pavers available.
Lots of fun with screen porches
The screen porches of the past were fairly basic and were seen mostly as an upgraded deck with a roof. Screen porches these days are an extension of the home both in general design and also in interior design. Our customers built their screen porches to match the interior and exterior of their homes. Some build french doors for entry or multiple entrances to open up the screen porch easily to the inside of their house. Read about some of the screen porch interior design choices.
A star-studded family
As an owner of an independently owned local franchise, there are lots of great opportunities to utilize the extreme talents of my family as my son Kyle recently illustrated. When you called in to the office, you probably had the pleasure of speaking with my wife and co-owner Carol. Take a look at Kyle’s illustration of his Mom at work. Before you ask, yes Carol does have a large desk.
Kyle is 6 and his older brother Jacob is 8. I asked Jacob to also illustrate Mom and Dad at work but he was to cool for that.
But, both of my boys did become YouTube stars in their video where they beat up TimberTech wood. I’m proud to say their YouTube video has over 1,000 views!
I’m really looking forward to 2012. With projects already on the books, we look forward to jumping in and building even more projects next year.
Mike, Carol, Jacob and Kyle Reeder