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Archadeck of Columbus Receives 2018 Archadeck Design Excellence Award Grand Prize

Archadeck of Columbus is honored and proud to have received the 2018 Archadeck Design Excellence Award Grand Prize for our project in Dublin, OH.

Custom backyard deck and patio with pergola

This Award is the highest acknowledgment of design excellence in the Archadeck franchise system.
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Rob Mitchell and the Archadeck of Columbus team were awarded Archadeck Outdoor Living’s top design award, which recognizes building design excellence among its franchise locations. As North America’s largest custom designer and builder of outdoor structures and spaces, Archadeck Outdoor Living has grown to a franchise network of over 50 locations across the United States and Canada.

Presented quarterly, the Archadeck Design Excellence Award is awarded in different project categories including decking projects, hardscape or patio projects, and porch and sunroom projects. The winners of those categories are then qualified to be entered to win the Design Excellence Award Grand Prize, which is determined by a collective vote by the Archadeck franchisee network.

The winning project is a combination hardscape, deck, pergola and fire pit project in the Ballantrae subdivision of Dublin, Ohio. While Archadeck of Columbus can take credit for the execution, we can’t take credit for the selection of the materials. The homeowners devoted all of the time necessary to look at hundreds (maybe thousands) of pavers and stones and made their own selections for the hardscapes. Quite a few different materials went into this project, and yet it all comes together as a unified design in a splendid pattern of neutral white, black and grays — simply stunning!

Dining area on deck

The clients wanted an open and expansive outdoor living design with multiple seating areas because they entertain frequently. On the deck, they have ample space for their dining table that seats eight, and the deck also features a high counter or bar overlooking the patio with bar stool seating for six. The large patio also offers room to set up additional tables or comfortable seating arrangements.

Custom pergola on deck

The deck area is high-aesthetic and low-maintenance as it was built using composite decking from the TimberTech PRO Legacy Collection. Legacy Collection’s decking boards are capped on all four sides to provide complete protection against mold, mildew, moisture damage, stains, scratches and fading.

Custom backyard deck and patio

Almost all of the hardscapes using in this project came from Oberfield’s. The patio field features pavers from Oberfields’ Grand Milestone Collection in a color named Timeless — which seems a fitting name for such a timeless outdoor living space design! We also used Unilock pavers along the soldier course and on the bullnose cap.

Pergola with hanging flowers on patio

The design also includes two custom cedar pergolas stained them to match the decking. The pergolas are more decorative than functional as they help anchor and define the overall design.

Backyard patio with pergola and seating area
— A unique rectangular fire pit finished off this award-winning space!

If you are ready to discover what Archadeck of Columbus can design for your outdoor living space, contact us today to learn more at (740) 265-3905 or email us at

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