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The On Deck Blog from Tailor Decks. Discussions About Wood Decking and Construction in Athens, Georgia

Customer Service Never Been as Important

From the time we started this deck building business, the core has always been to deliver a high-quality product. This means both the process of building it, as well as the finished product (deck or outdoor space). Over the 20+ years that we’ve been in  …read more »

Using a Licensed Deck Contractor

We’ve been quoting and working with customers for many years now and it’s interesting, even with warnings from homeowners found on the internet, that people go with unlicensed deck builders. Many home inspectors tell us that about one-third of the decks they check are unsafe. That’s  …read more »

And The Winner Goes To…

I’m proud to be a member of NADRA (North American Deck and Railing Association). In the deck world, they are our “hub” or “voice”. They’re where we come together to discuss various issues…legal, administrative, trends, etc. One of the funner aspects of the association are the  …read more »

Creative Deck Ideas

As we approach Spring, I thought I’d share some general deck ideas to get excited about. We’ve built all kinds of decks, in all shapes and sizes. And we welcome unusual ideas as well. There are five major types of decks. The first is a platform  …read more »

Decks in Georgia

I must admit that I love Georgia. I wasn’t born or raised here, but I was drawn to it many years ago and knew it would be my home once here. (Perhaps I was born here and my mother just never told me about it  …read more »

The Design

In spite of what some builders tell you, there is no right or wrong way to build an outdoor living space. All designers bring their own training and point of view, as do we. More importantly though, every homeowner generally brings things that are important  …read more »

The Best Seats in Town (Part 2)

This is the second part of an article recently published in Southern Distinction magazine- Next, where you position the porch on your house is important. You want your new living space to be an extension of your house…and ideally an extension of where everyone naturally  …read more »

The Best Seats in Town

Part one of an article that was published recently in Southern Distinction Magazine- Ah, there’s nothing like game day, is there? If you’re as competitive as my family (Dawgs, Falcons, Braves, Xbox, Backgammon, 🙂 etc.), then you know how important the venue is for peak enjoyment.  …read more »

Good Communication Matters

You know I’ve come to understand that building decks is similar to about any other skilled trade. And it’s similar to anything else you’re wanting to build in your life. And much of what you hear from others is true – the difference in being good  …read more »

The Legal Side of Deck Building

We’ve been building decks and porches in North Georgia now for more than 20 years and have seen so many changes over the years. I honestly can’t imagine starting the business again today in this now tighter legal environment. It was so much simpler back  …read more »

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