Category Archives: Special Events and Trade Shows

The 47th annual Ohio Sauerkraut Festival is this weekend — don’t miss it!

sauerkraut2016finalArchadeck Outdoor Living is excited to announce our participation in a beloved annual event that has been a cherished part of Waynesville for 47 years —  the Ohio Sauerkraut Festival.  This year promises more than just sauerkraut, with over 450 vendors  participating. Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio will also be participating and our talented design team will be on hand to discuss your outdoor living aspirations and to demonstrate the culinary wonders possible with a Big Green Egg!

sauerkraut-festival-2016The history of the festival began in 1970 after a group of Waynesville’s retail merchants began planning a sideewalk sale and it was suggested that a sauerkraut dinner be part of the event.  With this decision, the Ohio Sauerkraut Festival was born! The first festival took place on October 3rd, 1970 where 538 pounds of the “sauer” stuff was served to around 1500 attendees. Over the years, word quickly spread of the delicious food, unique crafts and lively entertainment. Today, festival serves 7 tons of sauerkraut and attracts approximately 350,000 visitors each year to browse among the over 450 craft booths and sample the offerings from more than 30 different food booths. It continues to be one of the top quality festivals in the United States, attracting visitors and vendors from every state across the Nation. Vendors come from as far as Hawaii, Florida and California to participate in the festival.

Recent sunroom addition by Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio.

The festival is a top-ranked event in Ohio and features an eclectic mix of arts, crafts, antiques, food and outdoor living! This event will provide you with the perfect opportunity to shop for the perfect, one-of-a-kind gift for those on your holiday gift list, including Archadeck Outdoor Living’s wide selection of Big Green Eggs and Eggcessories.

Sauerkraut with apple and roast potato prepared on the Big Green Egg.

Sauerkraut with apple and roast potato prepared on the Big Green Egg.

We will be here at our showroom to welcome you and offer a demonstration of the culinary wonders possible on the Big Green Egg. We will be located behind the vendor tents in the front yard of our showroom located in beautiful historic Waynesville on 237 South Main Street, it is okay to move beyond and around the tents to reach us! Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio is the Dayton and Cincinnati’s area premiere deck and porch builder. In addition to creating memorable outdoor living spaces, we are also your local dealer for Lumon Natural Light Patio Covers, Arteflame Outdoor Grills and  your local authorized Big Green Egg dealer and much more!

Dates & times for the festival are:

  • October 8th 9:00am – 8:00pm
  • October 9th 9:00am – 6:00pm

The Ohio Sauerkraut Festival is always held the second full weekend of October.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Stop by our showroom to sample tasty treats cooked on our Big Green Egg, peruse our outdoor living displays and learn how we can transform your outdoor living from “sour” to “sweet” with a custom deck, porch, patio or combination space in your backyard!  You can also reach us at (937) 848 – 7040 or (513) 897 – 2040 and via email at wcohio@archadeck.net.

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

 

 

Owner Tim Stephens hosts podcast with Jon & Dave of Pro Construction Guide!

pro-construction-guide-iconIt is always an honor to be asked to speak within a forum about the topics we love so much here at Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio. On September 12th, I was fortunate enough to be featured in a live podcast with Jon & Dave of Pro Construction Guide sponsored through the Home Depot.

This podcast is a radio show you can listen to from your computer, phone, tablet, or other device any time you want. You won’t want to miss what thousands of pros across America have already discovered; the Pro Construction Guide podcast brings the magazines and newsletters to life. Listen to the podcast for valuable insights from interviews of construction, remodeling, and maintenance pros. Hosts John and Dave bring decades of experience from the jobsite as they entertain while they educate.

West Central and SW Ohio composite deck builderIn this episode, I discuss why homeowner’s love composite decks and how easy they are to build. Since 1990, Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio has been building low maintenance synthetic decks, such as composite in and around the Dayton and Cincinnati area. During this time composites, and the nature of the material, have significantly reduced call backs and warranty claims.

Some of the many benefits of choosing synthetic decking include the lower maintenance aspect over that of traditional wood, it lasts longer, resists staining and scratching, and many come with anti-fade warranties depending on the specific brand. This means your synthetic deck will likely look as good 20 years from now as it does the day it was installed with minimal maintenance.

Kettering, OH dream deck winner

The first low-maintenance board to come out was called “composite” because it contains a combination of synthetic resin combined with wood fibers. As you can imagine, there are many different ways composites can be made. When it first came on the market 20 or so years ago, it had some problems with mold but those problems are long in the past. Today’s companies have identified the right mix of materials to create a great decking board and many come with a 20 -30 year warranty. These warranties may differ slightly from one manufacturer to the next but the protections afforded by the warranties protect against material defects and the aging woes of wood including checking, splitting, splintering, rotting or fungal decay. There is one protection that the high end, all-synthetic boards share which is warranted stain and fade protection. Keep in mind, low maintenance doesn’t mean NO maintenance and if you clean up and wipe away spills and messes, you should not need to worry but for warranted stain and fade protection. Here’s a rundown of the different types of synthetic decking currently available:

Mechanicsburg-OH-Staged-project-with-deck-and-pergola-Traditional Composite Decking

Composite decking material requires a lot less maintenance than its solid wood counterparts – even those treated with preservatives. Composites can be made to emulate the look of real wood, with wood graining that in a quality composite can rival the real thing. A high quality composite can also inhibit the growth of mold and mildew by the addition of mold inhibitors present in the makeup of the composite.

Composites can be cleaned by simple soap and water cleanup. If stains sit for a period of time, they may take a little more effort to clean. There are many good composite cleaners on the market. As with any deck that contains natural derivatives you will still have to contend with fading, scratching and dirt. Composites, even though they do require maintaining, do no compare with the chore of staining and painting on an annual basis that is necessary with a pressure treated or other entirely wooden deck.

Raised dining area on Spring Valley OH custom Fiberon DeckSolid PVC Decking

If composite is a great option, PVC is the big daddy. As mentioned above, their warranties often includes protection against material checking, splitting, splintering, rotting, termite attacks, fungal decay and even warranted protection against fading and staining. What’s the drawback? You guessed it – price. Because there are no natural fibers, all of these protections can be afforded and warranted. But the synthetic resin is a good bit more expensive than wood fibers. So, the top of the line product does have pricing at the top end of the synthetic decking price spectrum. It is always important to remember that over time, a PVC deck, like many other synthetics can pay for itself over time in what you would save from wooden deck upkeep, repair or even replacement.

Waynesville OH covered porch and deck pavilionsCapstock Decking

As mentioned during the podcast, capstock decking is the newest of all the synthetics and also a great choice for homeowner’s stuck between traditional composites and solid PVC. Capstock is a composite board capped with PVC so you get the best of both worlds. Capstock is made up of a proprietary PVC polymer shell and contains a composite wood and recycled plastic core. It is considered a composite decking material but boasts a durable PVC shell. It is also known as a composite hybrid, as well as being referred to as capstock decking. These products are being backed by some of the best warranties in the business, therefore we expect good things from Capstock products.The price? As you expected, the price is in the middle but not that much higher than composite.

Please visit https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pro-construction-guide-podcast/id1028908337?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 to listen to the podcast in its entirety.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

If you are considering a deck of composite, PVC or capstock, contact Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio to help you decide which material is the best for you and your family.  Call us today at (937) 848-7040 or (513) 897-2040 and via email at: wcohio@archadeck.net.

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

 

 

Don’t miss the Second Saturday Street Fair this weekend!

Celebrate Back to School with An Archadeck outdoor living space addition!With everyone busy preparing the kids for “back to school” you deserve a break this weekend to enjoy all the spoils historic downtown Waynesville, OH, has to offer. This weekend marks the next to the last Second Saturday Street Fair for the season and it is the perfect event for some family-friendly fun!

The festival has many things to do included artist and craftsman booths, a book swap, local entertainment performances at the gazebo, antiques, games and food! Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio will also be participating in the 2nd Saturday Street Fair this weekend — Saturday from 10-2 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 and Arteflame Grills. 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.

Start the New Year off right with Archadeck of Central and SW Ohio

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 for cooking demonstrations 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!

Archadeck of West Central and SW Ohio is your BIg Green Egg authorized dealer!

The Second Saturday Street Fair is held the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10am-5pm and will run the following dates:  August 13th & Sept. 10th. We extend to you our special invitation to come meet and greet our incredible team at Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio.

We will be open Saturday with the regional representative for the Big Green Egg  hosting a live cooking demonstration from 10-2 — Make sure to stop in and say hello!

A Big Green Egg is a must have for tailgaters!
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 the fun.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Stroll on over to our showroom during 2nd Saturday Street Faire!

second saturdayIt’s that time of the month again when historic downtown Waynesville welcomes locals and visitors to 2nd Saturday Street Faire! This Saturday, July 9th, Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio will open their doors in honor of the event from 10am – 2pm.

This weekend, be sure to attend the  Second Saturday Street Faire, in downtown Waynesville. This weekend marks the second of four of these beloved events which runs through September. Not only are we the areas premier outdoor living structure designer and builder, we also offer a large selection of outdoor living accoutrements to make your backyard come alive with enjoyment. If you are ready to transform your backyard or embark on getting the outdoor living space of your dreams, now is the perfect time to stop in and chat with us!

Outdoor kitchen and patio poolside

Big Green Egg profileArchadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio, the area’s leading custom outdoor living space designer and builder will be firing up the Big Green Egg for demonstrations right out in front of our fantastic showroom. As the most versatile barbecue and outdoor cooking product on the market, the Big Green Egg is the blended masterpiece of modern and traditional culinary technology that offers more capabilities than all other conventional cookers combined. Seven convenient sizes are available and tons of Eggcessories to match, guaranteeing that we have a Big Green Egg to fit any lifestyle or budget!

Arteflame grilling varietyIn addition to being your local dealer for the Big Green Egg, Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio also carries Arteflame Outdoor Grills. his inovative and beautiful grill elevates outdoor cooking to an art form by combining a sleek contemporary look with outstanding functionality. Arteflame is the most unique of any outdoor grill available today. This is the only grill on the market today that can replace that unsightly, traditional backyard grill with a functional piece of art.

The Second Saturday Street Fair is held the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10am-5pm and will run the following dates: July 9th, August 13th, Sept. 10th. We extend to you our special invitation to come meet and greet our incredible team at Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio. We will be open Saturday from 10-2. Make sure to stop in and say hello!

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

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 the fun!

 

 

 

Join Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio this weekend for 2nd Saturday Street Faire!

second saturdaySmall town festivals like the beloved 2nd Saturday Street Faire here in Waynesville, sparks community spirit as community comes together to participate in fun activities. The lightheartedness plays an important role, creating an environment where men, women and children all find something to enjoy.

Similar to the celebratory tone of national holidays, small-town festivals provide opportunities to define and redefine the community. Additionally, festivals also serve as excellent opportunities for new residents to get acclimated and meet lots of neighbors make new friends all while increasing the interest of visitors from out of town that may soon become residents.  In essence, locals and out-of-towners alike are typically treated to an authentic, high-quality experience that they will carry with them for a long time.

We extend to you our special invitation to come meet and greet our incredible team at Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio. We will be open Saturday from 10-2. Make sure to stop in and say hello!

Just look for "Eddie" in the front yard of our showroom!

If you are looking for a fun-filled festival to close out the summer that includes all of these features right in your own backyard…then look no further! This weekend, be sure to attend the first Second Saturday Street Faire of 2016, in downtown Waynesville. This weekend marks the annual debut of this beloved event which runs through September. Not only are we the areas premier outdoor living structure designer and builder, we also offer a large selection of outdoor living accoutrements to make your backyard come alive with enjoyment.

A Big Green Egg is a must have for tailgaters!Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio, the area’s leading custom outdoor living space designer and builder will be firing up the Big Green Egg for demonstrations right out in front of our fantastic showroom and offering samples of the some of the most delectable dishes that you just have to taste for yourself. As the most versatile barbecue and outdoor cooking product on the market, the Big Green Egg is the blended masterpiece of modern and traditional culinary technology that offers more capabilities than all other conventional cookers combined. Seven convenient sizes are available and tons of Eggcessories to match, guaranteeing that we have a Big Green Egg to fit any lifestyle or budget!

The Second Saturday Street Fair is held the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10am-5pm on the following months: June 11th, July 9th, August 13th, Sept. 10th.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

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 the fun!

 

 

 

 

Join Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio for Christmas in the Village this weekend!

Waynesville Christmas in the VillageTomorrow marks the arrival of “Christmas in the Village” in historic downtown Waynesville, OH, and Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio invites you to help us ring in the holidays! This annual event is sponsored by the Waynesville area Chamber of Commerce and is one of the most anticipated holiday events of the season.

This year the festival promises the same magic as those of years’ past with carriage rides, live entertainment, sparkling storefronts and shopping galore and much more. A highlight to mention is over a thousand luminaries being lit in honor of the occasion on Friday and Saturday evening! Archadeck Outdoor Living will be participating by bringing out the Big Green Egg and getting decked out in our holiday best for the event.

Archadeck of West Central and SW Ohio is your BIg Green Egg authorized dealer!

Archadeck of West Central and SW Ohio is your BIg Green Egg authorized dealer!

We are your local Big Green Egg dealer for the Waynesville, OH, region and we plan on pulling at all the stops during the Christmas in the Village event. On Friday,December 4th, we will be here from 4-8 pm and on Saturday, December 5th, we will be participating from noon – 6:00 pm. We will be hosting demonstrations on the Big Green Egg and “Eddie” the Big Green Egg mascot will also be present. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the Egg in action!

The Big Green Egg makes the perfect holiday gift

The Big Green Egg makes the perfect holiday gift!

In case you haven’t heard about the Big Green Egg, this modern culinary marvel stands alone as the most versatile barbecue and outdoor cooking product on the market by offering more capabilities than all other conventional cookers combined. From appetizers to entrees to desserts, the Big Green Egg will exceed all of your expectations for culinary perfection … and with six convenient sizes to choose from, and tons of Eggcessories to match, we have a Big Green Egg to fit any lifestyle or budget — and they make the perfect Christmas gift!

The concept behind this cooker was derived from an ancient clay cooking device known as a “kamado”. Originally a clay vessel with a lid, today’s EGG® is a modern ceramic marvel known for producing amazing culinary results for novice and experts alike for over thirty years! You can get a first-hand look and taste of what this amazing cooker has to offer right here at our Archadeck showroom this Friday & Saturday during Christmas in the Village — don’t miss the fun!

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio is the Dayton & Cincinnati’s area premiere deck and porch builder. In addition to creating memorable outdoor living spaces, we are also your local authorized Big Green Egg dealer! We are excited to offer you America’s original ceramic outdoor cooker. You can also contact us at(937) 848 – 7040
(513) 897 – 2040
  or via email at
wcohio@archadeck.net.

It’s that time of year again! Second Saturday Stroll is this Saturday and Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio will be demonstrating the Big Green Egg

second saturdayIf you love classic cars, local artisans and plenty of delicious food, you can’t miss this event! The Second Saturday Stroll is going on this Saturday along the streets of historic downtown Waynesville, where you will be surrounded by beauty no matter which way you turn.

Archadeck Outdoor Living will be firing up the Big Green Eggs for demonstrations, right out in front of our fantastic showroom and offering samples of the some of the most delectable dishes that will thrill your taste buds. As the most versatile barbecue and outdoor cooking product on the market, the Big Green Egg is the blended masterpiece of modern and traditional culinary technology that offers more capabilities than all other conventional cookers combined. From appetizers to entrees to desserts, the Big Green Egg will exceed all of your expectations for culinary perfection … and with seven convenient sizes to choose from, and tons of Eggcessories to match, we have a Big Green Egg to fit any lifestyle or budget!

Archadeck of West Central and SW Ohio is your BIg Green Egg authorized dealer!

Archadeck of West Central and SW Ohio is your BIg Green Egg authorized dealer!

As your local Big Green Egg distributor, Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio, has its extensive Big Green Egg display of the most popular sizes in our showroom. This gives you the opportunity to get a first-hand look at these modern ceramic culinary marvels and compare them, side by side, to see which one best fits your needs.

A Big Green Egg is a must have for tailgaters!

We have six sizes of eggs to choose from and tons of EGGcessories!

The concept behind this cooker was derived from an ancient clay cooking device known as a “kamado”. Originally a clay vessel with a lid, today’s EGG® is a modern ceramic marvel known for producing amazing culinary results for novice and experts alike for over thirty years! You can get a first-hand look and taste of what this amazing cooker has to offer right here at our Archadeck showroom this Saturday from 10:00 – 2:00, don’t miss the fun!

We are always excited to be able to test new recipes created for this fantastic cooking device and share them with you so you too can enjoy cooking them on your Big Green Egg. Here’s a few that we think is awesome:

Big Green Egg Recipe

El Greco Pizza recipe

 

 

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio is the Dayton & Cincinnati’s area premiere deck and porch builder. In addition to creating memorable outdoor living spaces, we are also your local authorized Big Green Egg dealer! We are excited to offer you America’s original. Cceramic outdoor cooker. You can also contact us at or via email at (937) 848 – 7040 or (513) 897 – 2040
wcohio@archadeck.net.

Save the date! Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio will be hosting Second Saturday starring the Big Green Egg!

second saturdayWhat are your plans for this weekend? Are you looking for an activity that involves classic cars, local artisans and plenty of delicious food? We have just the spot! The Second Saturday Street Faire is going on this Saturday along the beautiful tree-lined streets of historic downtown Waynesville.

Large EGG with planked salmon in grid with veggiesAmong the notable fair that will be on hand to enjoy : Archadeck Outdoor Living will be firing up the Big Green Eggs for demonstrations and some tasty treats. In case you haven’t heard about the Big Green Egg, this modern culinary marvel stands alone as the most versatile barbecue and outdoor cooking product on the market by offering more capabilities than all other conventional cookers combined. From appetizers to entrees to desserts, the Big Green Egg will exceed all of your expectations for culinary perfection … and with six convenient sizes to choose from, and tons of Eggcessories to match, we have a Big Green Egg to fit any lifestyle or budget!

The concept behind this cooker was derived from an ancient clay cooking device known as a “kamado”. Originally a clay vessel with a lid, today’s EGG® is a modern ceramic marvel known for producing amazing culinary results for novice and experts alike for over thirty years! You can get a first-hand look and taste of what this amazing cooker has to offer right here at our Archadeck showroom this Saturday (6/13/15) from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, don’t miss the fun!

Archadeck of West Central and SW Ohio is your BIg Green Egg authorized dealer!

Archadeck of West Central and SW Ohio is your BIg Green Egg authorized dealer!

Part of the joy of being your local Big Green Egg distributor is being able to taste new flavors s and learn about new recipes to enjoy on the Big Green Egg. Here’s a recipe that is sure to be a summertime favorite, beer can chicken on the Big Green Egg!

Beer can chicken on the big green egg

Ingredients:
•1 (4 to 5-pound) chicken
•1 (12-ounce) can beer
•1 cup apple cider
•2 tablespoons olive oil
•2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Equipment:
•Porcelain coated grid, 1 (12-ounce) beer can or “Sittin’ Chicken” Ceramic Roaster, 9 by 13-inch Drip Pan,
spray bottle.

Set the EGG for direct cooking with the porcelain coated grid and preheat the EGG to 375ºF.
Apply your favorite rub all over the chicken, even inside the cavity. Work the mixture gently into the skin
and under the skin wherever possible. Cover the chicken and set aside at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Pour half of the beer into the spray bottle. Add the apple cider, olive oil, and vinegar and set aside. If using
the Ceramic Roaster, pour the remaining beer into the cavity of the Roaster and slide the chicken onto the
Roaster, through the tail end. If using the beer can, slide the chicken down over the can.
Place the chicken, still on the Roaster, on the grid and close the lid of the EGG. Cook, using the spray
bottle to baste the chicken once or twice, for 20 minutes, or until the chicken is just beginning to brown all
over. Carefully lift the chicken (still on the Roaster) into the Drip Pan and close the lid of the EGG. Cook,
spraying the chicken with the basting spray several times, for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until the internal
temperature of the thigh reaches 170ºF and the chicken is a mahogany brown color. Using barbecue mitts
remove the chicken and present it on the Roaster to your guests. After they have reacted appropriately,
remove the chicken from the Roaster. Be careful: The can and the liquid inside are very hot.
Spray the chicken once more with the basting spray, cover with foil, and let rest for 10 minutes. Carve and serve.

Serves 4.

You can also visit our website to see more seasonal recipes possible with the Big Green Egg!

Big Green Egg with Tim Stephens

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

Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio is the Dayton & Cincinnati’s area premiere deck and porch builder. In addition to creating memorable outdoor living spaces, we are also your local authorized Big Green Egg dealer! We are excited to offer you America’s original ceramic outdoor cooker. You can also contact us at (937) 848 – 7040 or (513) 897 – 2040 or via email at
wcohio@archadeck.net.

 

 

Who is Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio, and What Can We Do For You?

Who is Archadeck of West Central & SW Ohio, and what do we do?

Who is Archadeck of West Central & SW Ohio, and what do we do?

Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio custom designs and builds one-of-a-kind outdoor living structures and spaces for homeowners throughout the Miami Valley area. These include decks, screen rooms, sunrooms, porches, combination structures, pergolas and so much more! When we say custom, we’re referring to our customer-oriented philosophy of the personalized designing and building of your ideal outdoor living space, no matter how big or small; from a multi-component structure with all the bells and whistles to a unembellished classic design. Remember, custom doesn’t only mean extravagant designs with an unlimited budget, but it always means tailored to your personal needs and tastes to fit your budget.

Dining table and chairs from Casusel's Charleston Collection

We help you see your backyard potential through our custom outdoor living space designs and accoutrements that further your enjoyment!

As the Miami and Ohio Valley area’s leading designer and builder of outdoor living structures, each year we set up a vendor exhibit/booth at many of the home improvement and outdoor living trade shows and expos in our localized and surrounding area. We enjoy being a part of these events because they give us the opportunity to meet thousands of homeowners face-to-face and show them examples of our past projects, explore their backyard potential and answer all their questions about what we do and how we can help them get more enjoyment out of their backyards.

One of our recent home show booths.

One of our recent home show booths.

During these expos and trades shows, we encounter homeowners with a multitude of questions regarding what we do and how we do it. Some come with pictures of their existing outdoor living space or structure (or the lack there of), some pull out quick pencil sketches of what they think they want and some just stop by to dream a little, and we’re comfortable with that.

Mechanicsburg Ohio unique outdoor living designsFor the most part, the questions are typically about design capabilities, the different types of building materials we offer and of course, since we are the local authorized rep for ScreenEZE porch systemsBig Green Eggs and Casuwel outdoor furnishings; we receive a lot of interest and questions regarding these outdoor living accoutrements! As a matter of fact, our booth is designed in such a way to showcase and easily display the visual aids we use to answer almost all of these questions.

However, I must confess, after twenty-five  years servicing the Miami and Ohio Valley and surrounding areas, there are some questions we receive and things people say, which still surprise me. Please allow me to share some of our typical, and our not-so-typical questions and our answers:

Q: Your company name begins with Archadeck, so does that mean you only build decks?

Dayton and Cincinnati outdoor living expertsA: No. Decks are just one of the myriad of custom designed and built outdoor living structures and spaces we provide. We also design and build screen rooms, sunrooms, porches, spa/pool decks, gazebos, pergolas, outdoor rooms…any combination of two or more of the aforementioned,  and so much more!

Q: We love our seventies style split level home and our backyard has a few issues: we want to keep the very large oak tree which is close to the back door and the yard has a slope on the side. Would you still be able to give us a multifunction outdoor living space which includes a deck, but doesn’t look like it was just stuck onto the back of the house?

A: The new deck complements the Tudor architecture of this home in Cincinnati, OH.Absolutely! Each structure is customized according to the way you want to live outdoors and to work in the space you have. Our goal also includes creating a space that looks original to your home, no matter what the age or style of architecture your home happens to be.

Q: I know you manufacture the Archadeck low maintenance decking materials, but who does all of your building?

A: We do not manufacture anything. We do however utilize the newest and highest quality low maintenance decking materials on the market today. We also design and build wooden decks such as pressure-treated, Ipe and other hardwoods. if you prefer low maintenance decking material wood, we offer a wide selection of colors and textures by TimberTech, AZEK, Envisions and Fiberon.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

We build a lot of unique outdoor living space designs that are over the top or high-end, and while we’re dedicated to bringing you the highest quality and exquisitely finished details, we’re happy to work with you to make a beautiful, quality outdoor living structure or space which is well designed without being expensive. If you are ready to begin planning your anticipated outdoor living project, we can help you get started with a design consultation that is focused around you and your vision! Contact Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio today to learn more at (513)897–2040 or (937)848-7040. You can also email us at wcohio@archadeck.net.

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

When we say award-winning designs, you can be confident we’re not exaggerating

CoTy Award for NARI Contractor of the Year Miami Valley OH 2015 Fresh from our Outdoor Living Brands annual conference, awards in hand, we returned home in time to be notified of another award Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio received. We have also been honored with the Contractor of the Year Award (CotY) from our Miami Valley, OH chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and we could not be any more elated! This is especially exciting for us because this means our distinctive combination outdoor living space in Clear Creek Township, OH won two awards this year, from two different prestigious associations.

Combination outdoor living spaces are considered a favorite amongst clients and builders, so it seems only fitting that our awe-inspiring combination project in Clear Creek Township, OH was the winning design for the CotY in the category of Residential Exterior projects. Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio believes an “outdoor living space combination” is achieved when the function and aesthetic assets of two or more outdoor structures are merged within the design and construction to allow them to function as one large space.

Dayton and Cincinnati's premier outdoor living structure designer and builder

For this outdoor living space combination project, our clients expressed their desires for an outdoor living space that allowed them the best of both worlds; a covered porch perfect for dinners al fresco or an escape from inclement weather combined with a large open hardscape upon which they could entertain and bask in the sun during the day as well as enjoy evening celebrations under a star filled night sky. We custom designed and built this combination outdoor living space to fulfill, if not surpass, their outdoor enjoyment wishes as well as create a structure and space that blended seamlessly with their home’s original style. As confirmed by multiple awards for the finished space, we succeeded!!

Waynesville OH outdoor living space expertsThe details of our award-winning space include a spacious open deck and porch finished in all low-maintenance materials. For the covered porch we used Envisions decking in the warm hued “Spiced Teak” for the flooring and stairs, a rustic-inspired pine tongue & groove material for the ceiling, durable white vinyl railings and for continuity, wrapped the porch posts also in white vinyl. The porch stairs graciously step down to the large curved paver patio including an integrated custom fire pit, all of which were constructed with Oberfield Tumbled Pavers in neutral tones to enhance the decking and exterior of the home. To complete the design and provide symmetry, Archadeck Outdoor Living installed a second sconce above the door(s) that lead into the porch. This combination outdoor living space truly exemplifies the visual interpretation of poetry in motion, as you can see in the pictures below.

Details of combination outdoor living project in Clear Creek Township, Waynesville OHThe Miami Valley remodeling industry’s finest contractors make up the membership of the Miami Valley chapter of the NARI. It is both an honor and a privilege to have been selected Contractor of the Year as we were competing against the best of the best in our industry. We consider this a very large feather in our cap and are proud to display this award in our Waynesville, OH showroom along with our many other awards.

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If you’d like to meet members of our award-winning team this weekend, be sure to stop by the Miami Valley Home World show at the Dayton Expo Center this weekend, or next…as Miami Valley’s NARI Contractor of the Year, we would love to see you!

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

If you’re ready to have your own award-winning outdoor living environment custom designed and built for you right in your backyard, contact Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio today to learn more at (937) 848-7040 or (513) 897-2040. You can also email us at westcentralohio@archadeck.net

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

 

See more examples of our award-winning outdoor living spaces by visiting our decks photo gallery, and our pergolas photo gallery, located on our website.