Collaboration is the key to a great project in your Columbus OH backyard

multi level low-to-grade TimberTech deck Dublin Columbus lrI love getting to know each of our new clients and count many customers among my friends.  When you work on a home improvement project like a new Columbus screened porch or a Hilliard paver patio, you have time to build a relationship. It starts with the interview process.  You meet with me, I listen to your ideas, concerns, budget and dreams. You get a chance to hear my thoughts and look at my recommendations. Hopefully you read some reviews of my work on a site like Angie’s List or check my references. We are getting to know each other.

TimberTech Legacy deck pergola Dublin OH lrThe next move is yours. I want your feedback. What is your response to the plans I proposed for you? What do you like or want to change? I need to understand what you like and how you plan to use your new space. You need to have enough information that you trust that I will do the best job I can for you and that my standards are very high. We begin your project; if you are like most of my customers, you are cautiously enthusiastic.

Here’s a recent project we did in Dublin; it was fairly typical of many of the projects we build. The owners had a modest builder deck. Its steps led down to a patio that had some structural issues. Like most homeowners, the clients wanted to keep what
Low-to-grade TimberTech deck Cols OH lrthey could to limit costs, while creating a space that was large enough to use and enjoy daily. They wanted to invest in quality, beauty and durability and have this deck last for the rest of the time they own the home. No do-overs.

We used TimberTech synthetic decking for its longevity and natural look. We installed LED lights on the risers and accent lights on the posts which add safety and make the space relaxing to use in the evenings. You want to be able to see each other, but not have a giant spotlight over head drawing attention from the neighbors. Did the clients have all these thoughtful details in mind when we first sat down together? No, but this is the kind of expertise Archadeck brings to the table.

TimberTech deck picture frame detail lrOur clients told me that they wanted to have areas to kick back with friends and another for cooking and eating. Experience told me that using multiple levels and different directions on the planking would make it feel like two different decks, even though they are connected. A pergola and ceiling fan over the conversation area will keep things cool and a few evergreens along one side offer natural privacy and a pop of color.

The finished deck is a wonderful addition to the home. All the design details and fit and finish demonstrate the quality and professionalism that we bring to every job. This deck bears no resemblance to something a typical homeowner or neighborhood handyman would create. It was a collaborative project from the first meeting and the results speak for themselves. The homeowners have a terrific new space to entertain and we have more photos to show prospective customers in our portfolio.

Michael Reeder, Archadeck of Columbus
Michael Reeder, Archadeck of Columbus

If you’re thinking about adding an outdoor living space to your Columbus backyard, give us a call to see how we can make creating your dream backyard an enjoyable experience, start to finish. The consultation is completely free. Call (740) 879 – 3730 or email us at We look forward to your call.

Author: archadeckofcolumbus

I began my association with Archadeck in 2001 when I was working for a subcontractor that Archadeck of Columbus was employing for patio installations. I had been working in the Landscape/Hardscape industry for quite a few years at the time and immediately noticed a difference in how Archadeck operated in comparison with other deck companies that we worked with. Over the years of working with Archadeck on numerous projects, large and small, I came to realize the importance of what they were selling; beautiful designs, top-notch craftsmanship and a world class customer experience. This is what drove me to start working for Archadeck in January of 2011 and eventually buying the company in 2016. My wife, Amber, and my son, Logan, could not be happier to be a part of such a wonderful organization. We look forward to the future as we build the outdoor living environments our customers dream of with the “world class” service they deserve!

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