Turning 50 and celebrating in our outdoor living space!

Eric Kent turned 50 and celebrated with friends in outdoor living space

Ron, Eric, Steve, and Neal celebrating 50th birthdays

July 14th, 2012 was my 50th birthday (yesterday)! I have been writing this blog for over 3 years and shared insights on everything from outdoor fireplaces, to composite decks, to patio’s, etc…

For my 50th birthday, my wife and I decided to celebrate in our backyard and utilize our beautiful outdoor living space that Archadeck of Charlotte designed and built for us. We invited some very close friends and I got a surprise the night before as 3 of my childhood friends from Akron, Ohio flew in to celebrate with us. During the party, my sister arrived and surprised me as she drove down from Canton, Ohio. The get together made me realize how fortunate I am to have such great friends and family. To see more outdoor living photo’s from Archadeck, go to www.charlotte.archadeck.com

Outdoor living design concepts with backyard

stone patio with outdoor kitchen

stone paver patio with outdoor kitchen

More and more people are looking for more than just a deck or patio. People want a total outdoor living design concept that incorporates multiple outdoor living spaces. Decks and patios are a big part of these designs and they are no longer mutually exclusive. We are designing decks for homes that are built on crawl spaces and have them flowing down to grade onto stone patios. In addition, we are designing outdoor fireplaces, outdoor kitchens, firepits, and water features! Since most people have a budget they do not want to spend beyond. the best concept is to design to the budget. We call it “stage construction”. We start with the end in mind by creating a total outdoor living design concept and then only build the priority areas and designing them so that they can easily be expanded to encorporate the next stage or stages. This way you can create your outdoor living dream in an affordable and functional fashion. For more ideas, click on either our following web sites….     http://www.archadeckofcharlotte.com  or http://www.charlotte.archadeck.com

Charlotte Deck and Screen Porch Builder wins top awards for 2009!

We just got back from the National Meetings recognizing achievements and won all of the major national awards, not bad for this small local company! Check it out below….

Archadeck of Charlotte Wins Seven Awards at Annual Meeting

Archadeck of Charlotte wins seven nationwide awards at the Archadeck annual meeting in Florida


CHARLOTTE, NC – January 25, 2010 – Archadeck of Charlotte is proud to announce that it won seven awards at the Archadeck annual meeting on Amelia Island, Florida last week.

Archadeck of Charlotte won more awards than any other franchise location at this year’s annual meeting. Presented at the opening banquet, the awards included:

  • Top Sales Office
  • Top Selling Owner – Eric Kent
  • Top Individual Salesman – David Block
  • Rookie Salesman of the Year – Mike Luick
  • Website Development
  • Best Use of Social Media
  • President’s Award


“We worked really hard in 2009 and it’s nice to be recognized,” says Eric Kent, owner of Archadeck of Charlotte. “David and Mike did a great job selling this year and I’m proud to have them as part of the Archadeck team.”

“What Eric and his team at Archadeck of Charlotte accomplished during 2009 was truly quite remarkable,” states Rob Haislip, the Vice President of Franchise Services for the Archadeck System.  “The remodeling and construction industry struggled mightily in 2009 like so many industries did, but Archadeck of Charlotte never allowed their focus on their clients to waver.  They continued to design, sell and build hundreds of quality projects for their clients.  Further, through their pioneering work on their new website, they were able to touch base with many new clients who were actively searching the internet for the high quality contractor services that Archadeck of Charlotte has such a well-deserved reputation for providing.   That is a testament to Eric’s vision & leadership, as well as to the excellence of the service team he has assembled at Archadeck of Charlotte.”

Archadeck, established in 1980, has built more than 75,000 projects across the country and is recognized as the largest deck and porch builder in North America. A part of Outdoor Living Brands, their mission is “to enhance the lives of our customers by creating unique and innovative outdoor living environments.” Qualified Remodeler magazine ranks Archadeck ninth on the 2008 National Remodeling Firms List. Archadeck projects have graced the covers of Gardens, Decks and Patios and Decks & Backyard Projects. The company has been featured in articles in This Old House, Smart Money and Gardening & Deck Design, as well as on Home & Garden TV (HGTV).  Additional information can be viewed at www.archadeck.com.

Check us out at http://www.archadeckofcharlotte.com