2011 will go down in history as the year of the endless Texas summer, with 100 days exceeding 100+ degrees and little to no rain. Cooler fall winds and our parched landscape brought about devastating wildfires, striking several Greater Austin communities and sparking fear in just about everyone. Resilient as ever, Central TX consumers have somehow managed put the recession behind them. They are already thinking about projects like covered patios, porches, and shade structures to help them escape next summer’s heat. With 130 successful projects behind us last year, we really look forward to a more fruitful 2012. Reflecting back on 2011, we can sum up the year with 3 outstanding P’s – People, Projects and Partners.
- The spot light has to go to design consultant, Mark Mommsen, who will rank #1 or #2 within the Archadeck US system, very impressive.
- I’m very pleased to have brought my son into the company, Tory Odom, with the company now a full year in project management/customer service, doing a great job with very positive customer feedback.
- Christine Methvin, joined the company in as office admin capacity in September, and is doing a fabulous job. Christine has a background in architectural design and construction administration.
See the image above for a myriad of shots of this year’s finest projects.
We’ve enjoyed building so many diverse projects this year including patios made of beautiful, natural stone, plus a variety of detached outdoor structures including pavilions and covered patios. A number of these structures were complete outdoor rooms, chock full of culinary and entertainment amenities, with every detail imaginable. Outdoor fireplaces were very big this year, several of which were free-standing and many were integrated with other structures such as patios or covered porches. As our name entails, we constructed decks in 2011. Discerning clients continue to seek multi-level, multi-area outdoor living spaces incorporating decks with patios, porches, fireplaces, firepits and so much more. One of our most popular decking woods continues to be Tigerwood, a Brazilian hardwood with gorgeous, warm tones and stripe-like patterns. Hence the name “Tigerwood”. Always popular, composite and PVC decking continue to be in demand for customers seeking low maintenance alternatives to wood.
People are decking out their projects with all sorts of traditionally indoor amenities. We installed and integrated large screen TV’s into numerous projects. Our kitchens included much more than the standard refrigerator. Many were outfitted with ornate marble counter tops, grills, steamers, and a multitude of electrical outlets to plug in everything from a laptop computer to a blender for frozen daiquiris. Several die-hard Texan barbequers even chose to add the Big Green Egg smoker to their favorite outdoor space.
Detailed in every aspect, our top overall project included just about everything – a covered patio, stained concrete, an exquisite fireplace, a full outdoor kitchen, and a dining area. It was a perfect fit for our customer’s backyard living space. Read more about our Archadeck of Austin top project here.
We worked with HGTV this year on a project for their show HGTV’d. We also re-decked the John Simpson pool in Steiner Ranch.
People are talking – 40% of our business comes from referrals. We are focused like lasers to deliver superb craftsmanship and the utmost in customer service. Archadeck of Austin was also given the distinction of being named as one of Angie’s List recent Honor Roll members.
Look for us in Community Impact, Dartz, and listen to KUT. Or simply find us in your neighborhood. Call for a free consultation. (512) 259-8282
Jim Odom, Owner
Archadeck of Austin