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Special Media Features

Archadeck of Central Iowa and our Des Moines-area outdoor living projects are frequently featured in local – and even national – media. Photos from these projects are scattered throughout our Photo Galleries. More information about our media appearances and our featured projects is provided on this page.

Sherry Failor’s Home Productions, LLC company publishes two local magazines of interest to our world of outdoor living. Welcome Home Des Moines magazine, is targeted to homeowners and focuses on the culture, cooking, health and home and garden interests of the Des Moines area. Sherry has been kind enough to regularly feature outdoor living projects by Archadeck of Central Iowa. These feature articles can be viewed at the Welcome Home Des Moines web site at the following links:

  • “Party Perfect,” Feb/Mar 2020
  • “Creating Memories,” Feb/Mar 2019
  • “A Perfect Place to Party,” Feb/Mar 2018
  • “Porch Perfect,” Feb/Mar 2017
  • “Next to Nature,” Apr/May 2016
  • “A Win Win Situation,” Apr/May, 2015. More information and pictures from this project can be found at the Dream Backyard Makeover Project section in the “About Us” menu tab above.
  • “A New Living Room,” Feb/March 2014
  • “A New Living Room,” Jan/Feb 2013
  • “Built With Love,” Jan/Feb 2012
  • “Family Style,” Oct/Nov 2010
  • “Perspectives on A Pergola,” Jan/Feb 2010

Sherry also produces a digital-only magazine called Build Des Moines targeted to the building and remodeling industry in the Des Moines area. The April 2017 issue featured us and the Archadeck Design Excellence Grand Prize award we won for a 2016 deck project we completed east of Des Moines.

Archadeck of Central Iowa can generally be found in two or three Home Shows each year around Central Iowa. Check our Home Shows tab above to see information about some of our past and future Home Show appearances. Home Shows offer a great way to learn a bit about us in a casual, yet engaging, display scenario. While not necessarily, “media” per se, we had the opportunity to present on the Imagination Stage at some of these shows; below are clips from a March 2017, Home+Outdoor Living Show presentation on Trends and Values in Outdoor Living. Additionally, we got be be onstage with the Property Brothers at the March 2016, Home+Outdoor Living Show.

With a 18-year A+ rated, Accredited Business relationship with the Better Business Bureau serving Greater Iowa, Quad Cities, and Siouxland Region, we’ve appeared with the BBB on KCWI’s local Great Day and CW Live morning TV programs. Always a fun time with Ryan, Lou and Jackie!

Back in the day, the Des Moines Register newspaper produced a nice little insert magazine on a monthly basis called Homestyle. Delivered right to your door…with your newspaper. A casualty of the internet’s impact on the economics of the newspaper business, it nonetheless was a nice piece and we did have several features there, too, before its demise. Homestyle mostly pre-dated articles like this being published on the internet, but here is one remaining remnant:

Meredith Corporation is a DesMoines-based publisher of national magazines such as Better Homes & Gardens, Midwest Living and various special interest publications….many of which are focused on outdoor living. Being based in Meredith’s backyard, we occasionally find Meredith in our clients’ backyards, using Archadeck designed-and-built spaces as sites for photo shoots and backdrops for features in Meredith’s publications. Some of these only hit the floor of the editor’s cutting room. Some hit the newsstands and are sold out before we even know they’re out. But others, we actually get to see: