Money spent on home renovations is making a shift from kitchens and baths to the great outdoors. To enjoy their homes, an increasing number of homeowners are investing in creating more enjoyable outdoor spaces. Deck constructions have emerged as an attractive option for homeowners. A deck can easily increase living space by hundreds of square feet while offering a healthy return on investment.
Established in 1980, Archadeck Outdoor Living brings outdoor living ideas to life. A deck and patio design and installation company, Archadeck offers custom designs that can incorporate various amenities and features. One of the fastest-growing outdoor space franchises this company goes beyond just decks and patios and can build just about any outdoor structure.
“We are design and build contractors specializing in outdoor living spaces such as decks, porches, patios, and accessories like pergolas, fire features, and outdoor kitchens,” shares Mike Reeder, Brand President of Archadeck. For nearly 15 years Mike has owned and managed an Archadeck franchise in Columbus, Ohio. Starting his franchise ownership with one administrative employee, today Mike runs a thriving deck and patio design and construction company.
As someone who spent most of his life working in the hospitality industry, Mike was ready to move on to a new challenge. With the understanding that other industries are lacking in the customer service area he knew so well, Mike chose to get into remodeling and construction for homeowners. “I discovered Archadeck through several sources and signed up to become a franchisee in July 2001 and owned and operated the franchise till April of 2016 when I took my current position,” he shares. Through Archadeck’s parent company, Empower Brands, Mike now teaches new franchise owners about their time-tested sales processes that have been honed over 40 years.
Improving Your Homes
Archadeck was founded several decades ago by Rick Grossburg to address the needs of residential homeowners who are not big DIYers and seek a professional service-oriented company. Started by an architect and a local contractor in Richmond, VA, the goal of the organization was “to bring more architecture and strength in building outdoor structures, hence the name Archadeck,” shares Mike.
Unlike other companies, Archadeck offers a full-service solution from start to finish. They don’t just build decks and porches, but first design and customize them to fit what their clients are looking for, and then expertly construct them. A modern design service ensures that each unique vision is understood from the very start. Rather than a ‘one-size-fits-all approach,’ this organization takes pride in creating structures that are unique to every client.
As a proven home services franchise business with over 40 years of experience and $1B in completed projects, Archadeck has all the tools and systems in place to help ramp up operations at a faster pace with visible results. “We bring professionalism to an industry that is very fragmented and typically local family-owned operations. A national company is advantageous for homeowners,” states Mike.