Lets Talk Turkey — Thanksgiving Turkey Options for Your Big Green Egg!

With Thanksgiving week nearly upon us, you have probably begun planning how to prepare your turkey this year. There are quite a few options for outfitting your bird for the big meal, these include baking, smoking, roasting, grilling and even deep-frying. However, Big Green Egg owners know the best way to cook a turkey is in their Egg!

We’re not sure when the first person decided to include the Big Green Egg as a November holiday tradition, but we do know that the EGG can make it a memorable Thanksgiving meal! If you have holiday entertaining on your schedule, look no farther than this collection of special holiday ideas.

As for that turkey, you can cook a whole one or just a breast. You can brine it, inject it and then roast it. Check out these turkey recipe options on the Big Green Egg website, and don’t forget to keep your Big Green Egg charcoal on hand and enjoy!

The Perfect Roasted Turkey

Ingredients

  • 1 turkey, cleaned thoroughly
  • poultry seasoning
  • 1 whole onion cut in half
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 2 cups chicken broth, wine or water

Big Green Egg Thanksgiving TurkeyInstructions

Set the EGG up for indirect cooking with the convEGGtor at 325°F/163°C. Use a handful of pecan chips for a light, smoky flavor and to provide a deep brown color to the turkey.

Spread the seasoning generously over the outside of the bird. Load the bird onto a Vertical Poultry Roaster or Rib and Roasting Rack, then place into a drip pan. Add the onion and celery to the drip pan. Fill the pan with chicken broth, wine, or water.

Cook for 12 minutes per pound until the turkey has reached a safe minimum internal temperature of 165°F/74°C throughout the product. Reserve the drippings from the drip pan to make gravy.

When it comes to the types of dishes you can prepare on The Big Green Egg, the world is truly your oyster — no pun intended, but you can prepare oysters on an EGG® too!

With the holidays right around the corner, everyone’s mind is on what to prepare in honor of the BIG day and other holiday celebrations you have planned. Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio is your local Big Green Egg dealer with many size EGG’s in stock along with a wide variety of Eggcessories and accouterments to make meal planning and enjoyment during the holidays a breeze!

Contact Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio at (937) 848-7040 or (513) 897-2040  wcohio@archadeck.net to view our menu of Big Green Egg items today!

 

You heard it here: Today’s composite decking materials are great — not perfect

West Central and SW Ohio composite deck builderWhen it comes to recommending a product or service, how far do you go with it? Nothing is perfect all of the time. It’s important to manage the customer’s expectations, but sometimes that’s difficult.

Let’s look at the newest generation of composite decking materials. These materials have improved over time since they were first developed. By “over time,” we don’t mean they’ve aged like fine wine. We mean the technology continues to advance and the products keep getting better.

Technically, what is composite decking? The boards are made of a mixture of plastic and wood fibers, sometimes referred to as reclaimed wood. Some are formed through an extrusion process, and others are formed by compression molding; the materials are heated and compressed to create a physical bond. Several of the newest generation boards also have the extra protection of a cap or shell around the board. To make comparisons even more interesting, some brands are capped on three sides while some are capped on all four sides.

What our clients need to know is this: not all composites are the same. Several different manufacturers produce these building products and compete for your (and our) business. Each manufacturer may have more than one product line at different price points. In some cases, a manufacturer produces a line of boards that are protected by that additional capping AND ALSO produces another line without the capping — this would be their “value” product.

When composite decking boards first hit the market, many homeowners were reluctant to use them. They looked too much like “fake wood.” Today’s composites look much more like natural wood — to the extent that homeowners no longer steer away from them based on appearance.

Wooden decks such as this PT deck in Centreville, OH have time to cure properly it built during the cooler monthsHow composites out-perform wood

Have homeowners been over-sold or over-convinced when it comes to composite decks? There has been so much buzz about these products they’ve taken on a “larger than life” reputation. To some extent this is a result of very effective advertising. Marketing campaigns have convinced consumers that composite decking is the answer to every discerning homeowner’s quest for the perfect deck, in every respect.

In marketing terms, word-of-mouth can be more powerful than paid advertising, but at some point it all runs together.

Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio invites you to take a fresh look at the realities of composite decking. Yes, composites perform better than natural wood when it comes to these two important characteristics:

  • Composites are low-maintenance compared to wood. No sanding, staining, sealing required. Just wash gently with soap and water once in a while.
  • Composites are warranted against rotting, splitting, splintering, insect damage and material defects.

So, does that cover it? No, actually it does not.

Composites are not indestructible

To counter some of the hype about composites, if you are considering a composite deck, we recommend you read the manufacturer’s warranty before making a decision. Since there are several manufacturers, you can read several warranties, and you may find they are substantially similar. (Note: we are not lawyers.)

As we stated earlier, composites are warranted against things like rotting, splitting, splintering, insect damage and material defects. That’s great! But the marketers also boast their products resist fading, staining, scratching and mold. Hmm. What’s that word? “Resist.” This is not the same as a warranty. This is not a promise. Composites are not indestructible.

The new deck complements the Tudor architecture of this home in Cincinnati, OH.

Consider stains. How about red barbeque sauce hitting your beautiful driftwood gray composite deck? Check the manufacturer’s warranty. One such warranty states that the manufacturer cannot guarantee resistance to spilled food and beverages that are not properly cleaned up within one week. The onus is on the homeowner to see the spill and clean it up within a short time frame.

What about scratches? Accidents do happen, and if a person’s ring, watch or charm bracelet is somehow scraped against the composite deck surface, a scratch may result. On a wooden deck, a scratch can usually be sanded out unless it is extremely deep. The homeowner would need to apply fresh stain and deck sealer after sanding the wood, but the scratch will probably be a distant memory after the work is done. Meanwhile, scratches cannot be sanded out of a composite deck.

Composite or natural wood — making an informed choice

What’s our end game in providing this much information? We want our clients to be well-informed consumers. Composite decks are great, and we do recommend them for their easy maintenance, durability and longevity compared to wood decks. Some homeowners believe they can save money by choosing a wooden deck, but adding up the cost of 10-15 years of deck maintenance, they don’t always save money in the long run. Overall we build more composite decks than wood decks, and that trend is increasing.

We encourage all of our clients to do some research and know what you are buying so you will have realistic expectations.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

If you are interested in redecking an existing deck, adding a new deck or combination outdoor living space to your home, we want you to become one of our well-informed clients. Contact Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio today at (937) 848 – 7040 or (513) 897 – 2040, or via email at wcohio@archadeck.net.

 

7 Reasons to call Archadeck to come back and work at your home again

Custom vinyl pergola in Springvalley OH with fixed louvers and interlocking slatsWe love our repeat customers! Could you be one of them? Nothing says “satisfied customer!” better than a phone call asking us to come back and build a second or third project at a client’s home. It is very satisfying to get those calls. It also says a lot about the service we provide, the work we do and the relationships we build with our clients.

7 reasons to call Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio to come back and improve your outdoor living space again:

  • You only needed a deck at first. You’ve enjoyed your “outdoor living time” so much that now you see your family would also enjoy a covered porch or patio in addition to the deck.
  • You hired us to build a patio with a pergola and space for your hot tub. You LOVE the patio and want to enlarge it and add a fire pit.
  • You love your covered porch, but there are times you wish it were screened in. You decide to enclose half of it with screens so you’ll have options when you need to keep the flies and mosquitoes at bay.
  • We built a combination outdoor living space (deck/porch/hardscape) at your prior home. Now that you’ve moved, you want us to set up that same combination at your new home.

Miamisburg OH Outdoor Living Space Combination is pure bliss

  • Originally you could only afford a small deck. Now that you have more funds, you want us to extend it and add another staircase leading from the deck down to the patio.
  • We built a deck with a pergola for you, but you find that you want even more shade. You call us to add a retractable canopy for the deck.
  • You love the patio we built for you so much that you want to add an outdoor kitchen to it.

Of course, there are many reasons why our Cincinnati- and Dayton-area customers call us back to build additional projects. In every case, they call us again because they were pleased with our service and craftsmanship the first time around. Once they experience Archadeck’s careful design-and-build process, and see the high-quality results, they want us to work on their next project.

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This tells you a lot. It tells you that you, too, will be thrilled with the work done at your home by Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio. It tells you that you can trust us to do a great job.

Here is a note we recently received from a satisfied customer:

Tim –

K. and I would like to thank Ray for all his hard work. The deck looks great — he is a craftsman! It was reassuring to know that he did his very best work even when we weren’t around.

Thanks to Kevin also : )

Sincerely,

P.B.

What this note doesn’t tell you is the backstory. The client wrote the note after the third project we designed and built for them. First, we built them a pergola. Then, they called us to come back and build a second pergola, this one specifically for hanging plants. Then, when their wooden deck needed to be replaced, they called us to come out and take a look at it. We determined that the deck’s support structure was still sound, so we were able to redeck with new wood instead of building an entirely new deck from scratch.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

If you are thinking about a second or third outdoor living project at your home — or if you’re just getting started with the first one — contact us today at (937) 848-7040 or (513) 897-2040. You can also email us at wcohio@archadeck.net.

THIS is the season for decks and redecks — and don’t forget the shade covering, too!

Kettering OH TT dream deck

Dream deck in Kettering, OH, by Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio.

2017 is shaping up to be “The Year of The Deck” around Cincinnati and Dayton. We get so many calls for decks this time of year! With fall weather around the corner, are you suddenly wishing you had a deck?

Decks are ideal for sitting outside and relaxing. Perfect for sharing time with family and friends. Lovely for evenings under the stars and for grilling and dining al fresco, day or night. Decks are especially great for parties (if you like parties).

When you step out through your back door, do you take a step or two (or more) down before you reach the ground? If so, then you need a deck!

Decks may seem very straightforward, but you’ll have to make some decisions. We can help you with that. Here are some of the decisions many clients are exploring when they call Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio for information about adding a deck to the home:

Do you need a new deck or a redeck?

If you have an older deck and you’re thinking about replacing it, you may have the option of redecking instead of starting from scratch with a new deck. This can save you some money, but before we can commit to redecking we’ll need to examine your current deck. If the underlying structure is still sound and in good condition, we may be able to use it. If so, we’ll replace the surface decking boards along with the steps, railings and pickets.

Pressure treated wood multi-level Custom designed deck, Timber Tech Ornamental composite rails with Deckorator pickets and Kichler low voltage deck lights in Butler county West Chester OhioWould you prefer natural wood or one of the composite decking products now available?

Some homeowners prefer real wood, and that’s fine if you’re willing to perform the tasks of regular deck maintenance — or hire someone to do the work for you each year. Without annual cleaning, staining and resealing, a wooden deck will not look its best and can deteriorate more quickly than you’d expect.

Composite decking boards are looking more like natural wood every day. Decks built with composite decking materials such as AZEK or TimberTech will retain their like-new appearance with minimal maintenance on your part. The trade-off is the cost, because these decks are more expensive. Many homeowners decide the cost of composite decking is more than offset by its maintenance-free durability and longevity.

Will you redeck with natural wood or composite?

If you are hoping for redecking rather than tearing down the old deck and building a new one, you will still need to decide whether you want natural wood or composite decking. Even if your original deck was made entirely of natural wood, we can switch to composite decking for the redeck. Many clients choose to redeck purely for this reason. They are no longer willing to perform the upkeep that natural wood requires, so they are ready to make the switch to low-maintenance materials.

Our award winning deck in Spring Valley, OH features a curved, raised area for dining.

Our award winning deck in Spring Valley, OH features a curved, raised area just for outdoor dining.

How large will your deck be?

You’re not limited to the 10×12-foot builder-grade deck size you may have seen on some new homes. When it comes to deck size, we encourage the homeowner to consider all of the ways you’ll want to use the deck. Will it serve more than one function? Would you like your deck to have several sections for different purposes?

If you’ll be grilling out on the deck, you may want to use an area near the grill for a dining table and chairs. When you’re considering the deck size, you need to allow plenty of room for people to pull their chairs out from the table and for other guests to pass behind them comfortably. When it’s not mealtime, you might prefer to sit on a couch, love seat, or other comfortable outdoor lounge furniture. So already we’re looking at three areas on the deck for grilling, dining and lounging. Be sure you plan enough space for various activities.

Outdoor Living at its best in Clear Creek Township by Archadeck of West Central and SW Ohio

Are you considering a deck-and-patio combination?

We can show you many examples of outdoor living space combinations, including hardscapes, we have designed and built for Dayton and Cincinnati area homeowners. The more you use your outdoor space, the more space you may need! Especially if you enjoy entertaining outdoors, the deck-and-patio combination will give you more room for separate dining and seating areas — even room for a fire pit or outdoor fireplace and a seating wall.

Shadetree Canopy retractable awnings installed over a mahogany deck in Butler Township just north of Dayton Ohio

Shadetree Canopy retractable awnings installed over a mahogany deck in Butler Township just north of Dayton,Ohio.

Don’t forget to include a shade covering in your design!

Whether it’s a pergola or retractable canopy, shade covering doesn’t need to be an afterthought. We recommend planning for shade during the initial design of your outdoor living project. Shade may not be a concern going into fall, but when spring and summer roll back around, you’ll be glad you planned ahead for protection from the sun’s brutal UV rays.

Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio is an authorized dealer and installer for several companies that provide shade solutions:

Equinox pergolas

Lumon Natural Light Patio Covers

ShadeTree Retractable Canopy Systems

ShadeFX retractable canopies

Pergolas are attractive and provide visual impact to any outdoor living space, but in some locations they do not provide enough shade. Some of the products listed above can be combined with a pergola for just the right mix of function and beauty, while some offer an alternative to pergolas. Also, some of these shade products can protect you from the rain. Let us help you decide which of these would work best with your deck or deck-and-patio combination.

If you are interested in a new deck or redeck, with or without a patio or shade cover, contact Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio today at (937) 848 – 7040 or (513) 897 – 2040, or via email at wcohio@archadeck.net.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

 

Just as the old saying goes…everything is better with butter

Just as the old saying goes everything is better with butter, so too, are the Big Green Egg summer recipes we have picked out for your enjoyment. As your local area Big Green Egg dealer, Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio wants to help you make the most of the time you spend outdoors this season.

The recipes we have chosen to share are simple and hearty. Though each does contain butter, they also integrate some of the garden fresh berries and vegetables that are readily available through your local Dayton area farmer’s markets, or maybe from your own garden!

The Big Green Egg also comes in six convenient sizes to choose from, from the Mini to Xtra large, so there is a model to fit any lifestyle or budget. We also have one of the largest selections of EggCessories in the area. With the outdoor living season in full swing, now is the time to place your order in time to savor all the savory summer recipes that you can prepare on your EGG.

Parmesan Grilled Corn with Roasted Garlic, Basil, and Parsley Banner Butter

Banner Butter Roasted Corn BGE copy

Recipe adapted from Food and Wine

Banner Butter is made with patiently-cultured cream from hormone-free, grass-fed cows with no added flavoring. Banner Butter is available online and at selected locations.

Ingredients

  • 6 Tablespoons of Roasted, Garlic, Basil, and Parsley Banner Butter
  • ½ cup of freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 ears of corn
  • Vegetable oil, for the grill
  • Kitchen twine

Instructions

Light your EGG. Set to 400ºF/204ºC. While waiting, take your Roasted Garlic Basil and Parsley Banner Butter out of the fridge to soften and grate ½ cup of parmesan cheese. Pull husks back from each ear of corn and remove silks. Using kitchen string, tie husks together at the end of each ear to form handle. Lightly brush your EGG with oil. Grill corn over a medium/hot flame, turning frequently for about 5 minutes (or partially cooked). Brush with softened Banner Butter and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Continue grilling, rotating frequently, and brushing with more butter until corn is a deep brown and tender. Serve with remaining parmesan cheese.

Serves 4-6

Peach and Blueberry Summer Pie

Two summer favorites in one delicious pie.

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 6 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp allspice
  • 4-5 peeled, sliced fresh peaches
  • 1½ cups blueberries
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 pie crusts, homemade or store-bought
  • Extra sugar and cinnamon for topping

Instructions

  • Set the EGG for indirect cooking with the convEGGtor at 400°F/204°C.
  • Mix sugar, flour, cinnamon and allspice together in a large bowl. Gently fold in blueberries and peaches.
  • Pour the filling into an uncooked pie crust. Cut the butter into small pieces and distribute evenly over the top of the filling.
  • Use the second pie crust to create a lattice and cover the pie. Lightly brush the lattice with one beaten egg. Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon over the pie.
  • Cook at 400°F for 30 minutes; reduce the heat to 375°F for an additional 25 minutes.
  • Let the pie set for about 4 hours before eating. Enjoy!

The Big Green Egg is the most versatile barbecue and outdoor cooking product on the market. Eggs offer more capabilities than all other conventional cookers combined. The Egg is capable of cooking an entire meal, from the appetizers and bread, main course and even dessert!

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Contact us today to learn more at (513) 897–2040 or (937) 848-7040 to schedule an appointment to visit our showroom or email us wcohio@archadeck.net.

 

When is a contract not like a steak?

When is a contract not like a steakDoes this seem like a silly question? Humor us for a moment, because it will drive home the importance of reading and understanding the contract you must sign when a builder undertakes a construction job at your home. This applies to us, Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio, and to any other reputable builder out there.

When you order a steak in a restaurant, there is an implied agreement between you and the restaurant that the steak will be cooked the way you want it cooked. When the steak is delivered to your table, if it does not meet your expectations, you can send it back, and they will cook another one for you. If you are unhappy with your meal, sometimes the restaurant even throws in a free dessert or gives you the whole meal for free, “just because.”

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When you arrange for a contractor to design and build an addition to your home — even an outdoor living addition — you’ll need more than an implied agreement. For the arrangement to work, you and the builder must sign a contract. That way, everyone agrees on the expectations up front. No surprises!

Included within (or along with) your contract is the following information:

  • A description of the work to be done, also known as the scope of the project
  • The total exact price of the project, including materials, labor, permits and taxes
  • A specification sheet listing dimensions, special features and specific materials to be used
  • A detailed, labeled rendering created by an architectural draftsman based on our conversations about what the project will entail
  • Details about client responsibilities
  • A payment schedule
  • A method for dealing with amendments to the work, if needed
  • Details about how we, as the builder, will handle clean-up during and after completion of the job

When is a contract not like a steak You should not sign the contract for your new deck, porch or patio project until you are certain that you agree with and understand every detail in it. It’s important that we address any inconsistencies or concerns you may have before we get started. We never want to find out, later on down the road, that a customer had unrealistic expectations.

As you can see, the contract sets the tone and lays out the expectations for any construction project, no matter how large or how small. We take the contract very seriously. At Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio, we pride ourselves in following best business practices. Our objective is to consistently produce satisfied customers while continuing to maintain a successful business.

Dayton Award Winning Outdoor Living SpacesWhen we design and build your new outdoor living environment, we are poised to accommodate your needs and desires in every way. Putting everything in writing, up front, is our way of ensuring we fulfill your wishes. We want you to get everything you expect from your design the first time around.

One area for potential misunderstandings is the timing of your outdoor living project. If we run into inclement weather while working at your home, we’ll need to take time away from the site until conditions improve. Also, addendums to your project while construction is underway, or problems obtaining the correct materials, can extend the completion date. Delays to your project will affect other clients in the queue for future start dates. Conversely, if we encounter delays at a project scheduled before yours, then your start date might be affected.

Does this “contract talk” sound boring? It may, but think about it this way: the concept of using a contract for the scope of a building project evolved because somebody somewhere had a misunderstanding about some work to be done. We want to avoid any such misunderstandings! The contract serves to set boundaries. Should we encounter differences of opinion during the course of our work together, the contract would serve to navigate our relationship through to the successful completion of your outdoor living project.

Remember that steak you ordered at the beginning of this article? Obviously, you can’t compare the journey of building an outdoor living space addition to that of ordering a steak at a restaurant. A steak will stay with you for about 24 hours, while a deck, for example, will be with you for 20 years or more. If something isn’t right with your project, or if there is an aspect you aren’t pleased with, we will work with you, within the contract, to make things right, but we can’t throw in a free pergola. Again, we will work with you within the contract; if it is not written in the signed contract, it is not and cannot be an expectation.

If you are contemplating an outdoor living addition at your home, you will not find a more reliable or professional contractor than Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio. We want to work with you to create the backyard of your dreams. Contact us to learn more at (937) 848 – 7040 or (513) 897 – 2040. You can also email us at wcohio@archadeck.net

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Don’t miss the Second Saturday stroll this weekend!

second saturdayArchadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio will be open during the 2nd Saturday Street Fair this weekend — Saturday from 11-2 our showroom will be open for perusing our extensive portfolio of all things outdoor living. As America’s Deck and Porch Builder®” we have been providing award-winning outdoor living spaces to the Miami Valley since 1990. Specializing in custom designed decks, porches, patios, screened rooms, sunrooms, gazebos and pergolas. We are also your local dealer for the Big Green Egg Arteflame Grills, Lumon Natural Light Patio Covers and much more!

We are a NARI Certified Remodeler with a staff of trained design consultants, and a professional staff to deliver the dazzling outdoor living experience that you will enjoy and your neighbors will envy.Kettering, OH dream deck winner

Stop by our showroom at 237 South Main Street in Waynesville during the Second Saturday Stroll event to learn how to heighten your outdoor living experience. Our Big Green “Egg-spert” will be on hand and our talented design team will be available to answer any and all questions if you are considering the addition of a custom outdoor living space! The day promises to be fun and fulfilling!Big Green Egg

Contact us at (937) 848 – 7040 or (513) 897 – 2040 or via email at wcohio@archadeck.net, or come see us this weekend so you don’t miss this opportunity.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Get Your Deck Looking Its Best In Time for the Outdoor Living Season

The outdoor living season is in full swing — is your deck ready?cookout

 

 

 

 

 

In an effort to improve your total outdoor living experience, Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio offers a way to keep your old deck looking like new.

Our cleaning and protection service can bring your outdoor structures back to life. This service consists of more than just power washing and cleaning. After thoroughly cleaning and pressure washing your deck or other outdoor structure, we then follow-up with an application of environmentally friendly, premium quality sealant. You can choose to enhance your deck with a new color from our extensive palette, or just leave it natural. Our synthetic resin sealer protects your deck from the elements and resists subsequent mold and mildew growth. Our clean and protect service is perfect for use on pressure-treated wood decks and outdoor structures, cedar, mahogany, redwood or any vertical or horizontal exterior wood surface.

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In addition to wooden outdoor surfaces, we can also clean your low-maintenance, synthetic/composite deck and hardscape surfaces, too!

Older low maintenance composite and PVC decks require little work to keep in good condition, (much less upkeep than wood), but still, needs maintenance and attention to keep them in tip-top shape. Our composite deck cleaning service uses a safe, oxygenated cleaner that’s highly effective at removing black stains caused by dirt, grime and graying common on composite decking surfaces. In addition, unlike chlorine bleach, our environmentally friendly deck cleaner is biodegradable and will not harm composite wood fibers, pets, grass or most plants.Dayton and Cincinnati outdoor living experts
Patios and hardscapes need attention too! We recommend cleaning and sealing your hardscape every three to seven years, depending on environmental aspects and traffic to the area. Whether you have a new hardscape or if your patio has been in service for several years we can keep it protected or help revive it to its former beauty with our proven clean and sealing process.

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Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio is committed to helping you get the most out of your outdoor living space season after season! A freshly cleaned and protected deck and/or hardscape is the best way to do just that!

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Call today to schedule your free clean and seal estimate – (937) 848-7040 (513) 897-2040 or email us at westcentralohio@archadeck.net.

Let Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio Inspire Your Inner Gourmet

Big Green Egg family timeThe warm-weather season has arrived and everyone is poised to spend time outdoors! At Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio we cater to all things outdoor living. This means we can design and build the perfect outdoor living environment to fit your needs and fill it with all the accouterments that make the time you utilize so special. One of our most popular outdoor items among Dayton and Cincinnati area homeowners is the Big Green Egg.

The Big Green Egg is widely acclaimed as the original American-designed ceramic cooker and this modern culinary marvel stands alone as the most versatile barbecue and outdoor cooking product on the market. Eggs offer more capabilities than all other conventional cookers combined. From the perfect steak, melt-in-your-mouth ribs to appetizers and desserts, the Big Green Egg does it all. In addition, the Egg comes in six convenient sizes to choose from, so there is a model to fit any lifestyle or budget.

A Big Green Egg is a must have for tailgaters!

As your local Big Green egg dealer, we often share Egg recipes to make your outdoor cooking and dining experience more delicious. As we move into spring, farmers markets and local gardens will soon be overflowing with fresh vegetables. With this in mind, we have chosen a few meat-free recipes perfect for making the most from the season’s fresh selections.

Zucchini Bread

BGE Zucchini BreadIngredients

  • 3 cups zucchini, shredded
  • 1 ⅔ cups sugar
  • ⅔ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup walnuts or pecans
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves

Instructions

  • Set your EGG for indirect cooking, with the convEGGtor. Stabilize at 350°F/177°C.
  • Grease the bottoms of 2 loaf pans. Mix the zucchini, sugar, oil, vanilla, and eggs in a bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients. Pour into loaf pans.
  • Cook 45 minutes-1 hour.

Indian Curry Summer Vegetable Pan Grill

BGE stir fry

Ingredients

  • 1⁄4 cup water
  • 2 cups broccoli cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 cup red onion cut into thin 1” strips
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into thin 1” strips
  • 1 1⁄2 cups yellow squash cut in 1⁄2” slices
  • 1⁄4 cup sweetened coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon Bouillon Seasoned Vegetable Base
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper, ground

Instructions

  • Set EGG for direct cooking (no convEGGtor) at 400°F/204°C.
  • In a bowl, mix coconut milk, Seasoned Vegetable Base, curry powder and black pepper.
  • Combine vegetables in a Stir-Fry and Paella Pan.
  • Pour mixture over vegetables and place pan directly on EGG.
  • Cook for 10-12 minutes or until vegetables are soft and fork-tender.

Serves 4

In addition to our large selection of Big Green Eggs and Eggcessories, we also carry Artleflame outdoor grills. Arteflame pairs the art of cooking with the ambiance of a backyard fire pit. With Memorial Day and Father’s Day right around the corner, now is the time to place your order!

Big Green Egg with Tim Stephens

Tim Stephens, owner Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio and your local Big Green Egg dealer.

Contact us today to learn more at (513) 897 – 2040 or (937) 848-7040 or email us wcohio@archadeck.net.

Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio Receives Archadeck Customer Satisfaction Award

2016 customer service awardAt the most recent Archadeck annual meeting held in beautiful Cancun, Mexico, Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio was recognized as one of just a handful of Archadeck offices to achieve a level of outstanding customer satisfaction for 2016.

By adhering to the Archadeck Job Process Methodology (JPM): connect, consult, design, build and enjoy, and maintaining an acute awareness of every detail, we consistently produce outdoor living spaces to the complete satisfaction of our clients. As the premier outdoor structure builder serving Greater Dayton, Northern Cincinnati, and the surrounding area, We deliver uncompromising attention to detail with a high level of quality and craftsmanship.

2016 customer satisfaction award

One of the main objectives of the Archadeck system is to provide a structurally sound, aesthetically pleasing product with a prescribed job management system. To achieve this “best of the best” recognition is truly a testament to our efforts and to the dedication of our team and we thank them, and of course our customers, who recognized and appreciated those things in their outdoor living projects. For us, this award means more than a high rating derived from the customer surveys completed by our large customer base. It means we are achieving our goal of keeping it all about the customer.

Our commitment to excellence in outdoor structure design and building coupled with our award-winning customer service ensures your project is built with quality and longevity in mind.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Contact Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio to learn more about our award-winning outdoor living space designs and customer service. You can reach us at (937) 848 – 7040  or
(513) 897 – 2040, or via email at wcohio@archadeck.net.

“Let this be the year that Archadeck makes your outdoor living dreams come true.”