Archadeck of Central Iowa Receives Archadeck Outdoor Living’s Design Excellence Award

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Archadeck of Central Iowa was awarded the national Design Excellence Award

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Harold Cross, owner of Archadeck of Central Iowa, and his team received the national Archadeck Outdoor Living’s Design Excellence Award for the deck, porch and patio space they created for a family in Dallas County.

The family was looking for newly designed deck that would allow them to relax and celebrate together, as well as entertain. In addition, they wanted a covered deck for an outdoor living space, outdoor kitchen and an area for a fire pit.

Harold Cross worked with the family closely to design and build the outdoor living space of their dreams. The deck and porch were framed using Trex Elevation Steel Framing and the roofline was adjusted and matched to allow for the outdoor kitchen to be completely covered. The outdoor kitchen consisted of all FireMagic components included an Aurora grill, warming drawer, bar caddy and a refrigerator.

The decking is TimberTech Tropical Caribbean Redwood and the porch ceiling finish is tongue-and-groove cedar with ceiling fans and recessed lighting. Cross also designed a stairway and railing to work around the curved outer wall of the bunker below.

“The curved staircase was the perfect option, from aesthetics and functional perspectives, to travel from the lower backyard and the upper patio, deck, porch, and driveway level. Veneer stone finished off the bunker walls and was a nice aesthetic tie-in to the deck/porch columns,” said the homeowner.

"The spacious, functional and luxurious outdoor spaces in this project represent the breadth of Archadeck’s approach to outdoor living,” said Harold Cross. “We can scale our designs to meet the needs and budgets of each of our clients. I’m honored to have received the Archadeck Design Excellence Award for this project.”

The winning projects will be featured in the Archadeck Design Excellence Award photo gallery, which can be found on the company’s website at

About Archadeck Outdoor Living

Archadeck Outdoor Living is North America’s largest builder of custom-designed and built decks, screened porches, sunrooms, outdoor living rooms, outdoor kitchens and outdoor living structures. Qualified Remodeler and Remodeler Magazine consistently rank Archadeck at the top of their respective annual “Best” lists. 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, Coastal Living, Better Homes & Gardens and Gardening & Deck Design, as well as on HGTV. Additional information can be viewed at

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