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Meet the Pro: Terry Fangrad

Posted by Tim on Jul 21, 2014 3:23:26 PM

Source: http://www.wolfhomeproducts.com/

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Topics: Deck Contractor, media

The Ultimate Deck: The Future Has Arrived

Posted by Tim on Apr 1, 2014 1:02:28 PM
Have you ever experienced something that you knew could never be topped, no matter what may come along after it? Maybe you were lucky enough to have witnessed the final game of the 1972 Summit Series live, found the world’s greatest cheeseburger, watched a movie in the best home theatre imaginable, or visited the most expensive home ever constructed. These things give us pause not only for what they are, but more importantly, for the new standards they create. They inspire the next wave of outside-the-box thinkers to push their limits, try bold new things, and set industry trends. Somebody has to have the courage and vision to act for the betterment of the group, and when things go right, they result in a new category of game changers: “The Ultimates”. And the newest innovation to be enshrined into this hallowed class of elites? Prepare to meet the Ultimate Deck, courtesy of The Deck Store.

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Topics: steel frame deck, pvc decking materials, Trex Elevation, Deck Contractor, Decks, wolf, Ultimate Deck

Robert Hodichak from The Deck Store Inc. Receives Best of Houzz 2014 Award

Posted by Tim on Feb 5, 2014 3:40:19 PM
Annual Survey and Analysis of 16 Million Monthly Users Reveals Top-Rated Building, Remodelling and Design Professionals in Canada

Oakville, Canada, February 4, 2014 – The Deck Store Inc. of Oakville, Ontario has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodelling and design. The Ontario’s Largest Deck design, Build and Supply company was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.


Leading designers from The Deck Store Megan Willekes and Robert Hodichak

The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2013. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 16 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers,” who saved more than 230 million professional images of home interiors and exteriors to their personal ideabooks via the Houzz site,iPad/iPhone app and Android app. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2014” badge on their profiles, showing the Houzz community their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

“The Deck Store is proud of this award. Our dedication to customer satisfaction through sound design, above average building techniques and the largest selection of products allows us the meet customer expectations and provide an innovative experience.”

- Robert Hodichak

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“Houzz provides homeowners with the most comprehensive view of home building, remodeling and design professionals, empowering them to find and hire the right professional to execute their vision,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of community for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize Robert Hodichak from The Deck Store among our “Best Of” professionals for customer satisfaction as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”
3D Deck Designing: It’s All About Perception With Houzz, homeowners can identify not only the top-rated professionals like Robert Hodichak from The Deck Store, but also those whose work matches their own aspirations for their home. Homeowners can also evaluate professionals by contacting them directly on the Houzz platform, asking questions about their work and reviewing their responses to questions from others in the Houzz community.

Follow Robert Hodichak from The Deck Store on Houzz http://www.houzz.com/pro/roberthod/robert-hodichak-designs-the-deck-store-inc
The Deck Store inc. is Ontario’s Largest Design, Build and Supply firm. The Deck Store has 4 Locations in Oakville, Toronto, Oshawa and Milton. The Deck Store is recognized as an industry leader.

About Houzz



Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish - online or from a mobile device. From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community powered by social tools, Houzz is the easiest way for people to get the design inspiration, project advice, product information and professional reviews they need to help turn ideas into reality. For more information, visit www.houzz.com

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Topics: Deck Contractor, houzz, Robert Hodichak, Landscape, Award, decking design, gallery-decking

A Condo Is Like A Pyramid: You Have To Cover All The Angles

Posted by admin on Sep 3, 2013 3:50:38 PM
Selecting materials to suite both your project and budget can, at times, be a tedious and daunting task. You have to have the insight necessary to select ideal products, the trust required in the workforce you need to complete the task and the vision to create something both unique and worthwhile. Throughout history we have seen these criteria followed for various historical landmarks, and they continue to dazzle us to this day. Can you imagine what the pyramids of Egypt would have looked like had the ancients decided to construct them using papyrus reeds built into a rectangle, manufactured by children? It would have been quite a mess indeed, and almost certainly a collection of structures that we would not be talking about today…because they wouldn’t exist.

The ancient Egyptians were smart enough to envision grand designs the likes of which the world had never seen, knowing the products that would best suite this purpose, and acquiring the workforce necessary to turn their concepts into reality (technically this was slave labor, but we won’t get into that).

These suckers have now stood for thousands of years, outlasting the techniques of modern construction by quite an unfair margin. So if these are the true keys to a successful project that will stand the test of time, we had better start applying them towards our current building itinerary, wouldn’t you think? So pull up a chair, those of you in the world of condo development. This one is for you.

 

Recently venturing into the world of commercial sales and design, The Deck Store recognizes the challenges facing condo developers in today’s fast-paced environment. The corporate process can take months of planning, budgeting and multi-level approvals, and with so many different players involved, can be strenuous to complete for all involved. Finding a company to partner with that can alleviate some of this stress while providing one-stop service would be a great benefit, and it is precisely that business model which The Deck Store has chosen to employ. So why choose The Deck Store? We’re glad you asked!

The Deck Store Commercial Division

With a track record of excellence in the decking and outdoor living space industry (over 10,000+ projects completed in Ontario), The Deck Store is the ideal choice for condo developers throughout the province. We offer value beyond the traditional box store approach, on everything from eco-friendly products to LEED Credit support, all with the security of an industry-leading 5 Year Warranty on workmanship. Everything from Bison tiles to retractable awnings to artificial grasses and surfaces can be had from The Deck Store, often with more appealing environmental options. Though these products can sometimes increase your overall project budget, the value of quality, long-lasting materials is well worth the extra investment.

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Maximizing living space while providing cost-effective material alternatives is of paramount concern to all commercial enterprises these days. Let’s face it, building a condo is not cheap, and if you want to turn a decent profit through tenants after completion, you have to be able to sell them on your property over competing brands. A nice design and floor plan is a great start, but it’s the attention to details and the subtle nuances that will really have people lining up to reside in your dwelling. What if, for example, you could offer them premium composite or PVC materials for their outdoor deck or patio? Would that pique interest more than a traditional pressure-treated system? You bet it would! Condo living is all about convenience after all, and what could be more convenient than having a low-maintenance deck? There is no staining, no rotting, no paint chips, no scratches…all you do is open the patio door and enjoy! Imagine also that instead of cold, uninviting concrete patios or balconies, you could provide your future tenants with the sophistication of wooden walking tiles, synthetic pavers, and glass railing systems? Which would you rather live in, a boring concrete space with an industrial feel…OR a vibrant, trendy one that feels fresh and inviting?

Whether you are a large-scale housing conglomerate or a local builder, The Deck Store has the knowledge, experience and product selection to give you a completed condo you can be proud of. With Canadian exclusivity on several products in market, The Deck Store has positioned itself as the best option for alternative product selection, with the ability to fulfill bulk orders in a timely fashion. We recognize that no project goes through the construction process without hiccups, and can guarantee prompt delivery and shipping should you need to alter or increase your material load. With four strategic locations in Ontario to serve you, you are never too far away from having the ability to contact our staff, or to sample our products. And if you need design help or advice, we employ some of the best outdoor designers in Canada. Their knowledge is second to none, their design ideas are fresh and cutting-edge and their demeanor is always friendly and approachable.

The Deck Store is Ontario’s largest showrooms - Toronto | Oakville | Oshawa | Milton

Want to learn more? Contact a member of our team today to get started on your next condo project. Because in the world of outdoor living, covering all your angles is key.

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Topics: Outdoor Materials, Deck Contractor, outdoor living, Commercial Decking, condo space, commercial deck, GTA, condo, commercial design, low maintenance deck materials, Ontario, Toronto, Outddor products, LEED credits, condo project, Condo Development

Free E-Book: 5 Steps to Choosing the Right Deck Contractor

Posted by admin on Jun 6, 2013 12:18:07 PM

If you've ever gone through a renovation project on your home, you know it can be a tedious process. It's usually full of constant inconveniences, noise, and wind sprints down your street after the family dog (I have yet to find a contractor who knows how a gate works). And all that is after you've gone through the painstaking process of selecting the individual or company who was lucky enough to get your business! There has to be a better way...right?

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Topics: Deck Contractor, popular, Decks, The Deck Store Library, e-book, decking design, Services

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