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Deck We Built for Dream Backyard Makeover Contest Wins Archadeck Design Excellence Award

At Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio, we are THRILLED to have won an Archadeck Design Excellence Award for the low-maintenance deck you see pictured here. This award is meaningful to us on several levels.

Award winning deck

First, we take immense pride in seeing our custom design work honored by our peers within the Archadeck franchise system. The Archadeck Design Excellence Award is given 4 times a year, once each quarter, and those quarterly winners are entered into the annual design contest. Winners of the Grand Prize will be announced in January.

We compete in several award categories, and this project, built with TimberTech composite decking, won in the Deck category. In addition to TimberTech decking, the design also features TimberTech Radiance Rail products and TimberTech deck lighting.

If you’re thinking that this deck is so beautiful it could literally be in a TimberTech commercial, you’re right! This deck was used in a national TimberTech commercial—and in their catalog as well. It is also currently featured on the TimberTech website.

The fact that TimberTech features, in their marketing materials, a deck designed and built by Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio is flattering. We’re glad they like it!

Before We Won an Award for this Deck, Someone Else Won this Deck in a Contest!

Yes, there is more to the story. When Archadeck ran a contest called “Dream Backyard Makeover,” prizes were awarded to the top 3 winners. The contest ran on Facebook, and there were hundreds of entries. Homeowners were invited to submit a photo of their back yard and a 200-word statement describing why their back yard deserved to win.


Contest entries were posted on Facebook, and Archadeck’s Facebook fans commented about which entries they felt were the most deserving. Ultimately, the top 3 winners were chosen by Facebook fan votes and a panel of judges. One of those winners was located in Kettering, OH, an area we serve in West Central and Southwest Ohio. It was our job to custom design and build an amazing deck for this Kettering, OH, family—and to ultimately deliver their Dream Backyard Makeover.

Sponsors of the Dream Backyard Makeover contest included Archadeck Outdoor Living, Belgard Pavers & Hardscapes and … yes, TimberTech. That’s one reason this project features beautiful TimberTech low-maintenance decking, railings and deck lighting. The other reason? Because these are great products!


The TimberTech Pro decking used in this award-winning deck comes with a 30-year warranty, so the homeowners will enjoy this deck for a long time. Several generations of this family could enjoy this deck over the years! And throughout that time, they’ll never have to sand, stain, seal or paint this deck because we built it with low-maintenance TimberTech composite decking.

You can read more about the family who won this deck on our web page, Dream Deck Project in Kettering, OH. See their winning contest entry—the photo of their deserving back yard and write-up about why their yard deserved to win a Dream Backyard Makeover.

Low-Maintenance Decking for Carefree Enjoyment – in Style!

What decking would you choose for your ultimate dream deck? This award-winning Kettering OH low-maintenance deck features TimberTech Earthwood Evolutions Legacy decking in Mocha. The accent pieces—parting board, inlay and picture-framed border—feature TimberTech Legacy decking in Pecan. The deck’s spacious radius steps double as additional seating, and we also added a custom built-in bench seat. The deck railing, another low-maintenance product, is TimberTech Radiance Rail. We designed this deck with evening enjoyment in mind using TimberTech post, riser and module deck lighting. We used AZEK composite pavers under the hammock.


Are you ready to talk about building your ultimate dream deck? Contact Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio today at (937) 563-4847, or via email at