Archadeck of Columbus reflections on 2014 and looking forward to 2015 – a few thank you’s and a big “I can’t wait”

When you work in the construction and home design industry, December is an especially good time to pause and take stock of the previous 12 months and to make plans for the coming year. Our building and client meeting schedules are less hectic so we have more time for reflection. In some ways the construction year is like my grandfather’s farmer’s year: winter is when you have the opportunity fix the fence posts and plan for spring.

Archadeck Columbus team 2014 lr

Since my wife Carol and I started this business, we have seen lots of change in our lives, our community, and our industry. We welcomed two wonderful sons who love riding around with me in my truck and helping with our YouTube videos. We’ve said goodbye to my parents who were tireless cheerleaders for both our Archadeck business and Ohio State. I never lose sight of the fact that my family is the heart of my business. My parents taught me to work hard and honestly and Jake and Kyle are teaching me that kids are really expensive (just joking!). I’m so grateful to have a business that meets my family’s financial needs and gives me the flexibility to go to soccer games and parent-teacher conferences.

In 2014, we were very excited to be named as part of the Cougar 100. It’s such a thrill to be recognized as a success by your school. I owe this award, as well as the many others we have earned, to my wife and the rest of our team. If you built a screened porch with Archadeck of Columbus, you have probably met Seth, our skilled carpenter who has been with us for 12 years. Or maybe Josh, he’s been building with us for 9. Thanks also go to our other valuable team members: Rob (4 years) and Phil (2 years). This kind of longevity is rare; these numbers are very impressive for the construction industry and it shows in our work.

I’m also grateful for all the wonderful customers who we have worked with this year. We understand what a leap of faith it is to sign a contract with a builder and to make them part of your daily life during construction. We do everything we can to minimize cost and disruption and to create an amazing new living space for each and every one. You can’t imagine the thrill I get when I read the positive feedback we get from our clients. I offer all of you my thanks for your faith and your business.

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

If you have a Columbus outdoor living space you are considering for 2015, we’d love to hear from you: (740) 879 – 3730 or email us at  The consultation is completely free.

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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