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

Building the Right Team

Like a lot of businesses out there, we’ve certainly traveled the road of hard knocks along the way. One of those has been in the area of hiring. After all, building the right team is tantamount to success. Since we’ve always set good guidelines and  …read more »

Tailor Decks is the Long-Sullivan Award Winner for 2011

This past Friday was possibly the best Friday ever. On Friday evening I had a phone message from Huck at Arch Chemicals (Wolmanized Wood Treatment) to call him when I could. When I called him back he told me he entered Tailor Decks in a  …read more »

Getting to Know Deck Companies

Most consumers would probably think deck company owners do not talk or know one another. It use to be that way years ago, we all pretty much went our own direction. Over the past few years I have gotten to know many other Atlanta deck  …read more »

A Friend

Have you ever wanted to write about something but never knew how to start? Well I am there tonight. Last Friday evening a friend of mine called me about 6 o’clock and told me he was seriously hurt in an accident, he was going to  …read more »

Doing the Little Things

The little things are what separates you from your competitors, but are really hard to find the time to do. I know how hard it is to find the time to do the little things that larger companies do, but somehow you have to find  …read more »

Blogging about Deck Construction

Blogging about deck construction… what’s the point, and does anybody really read this stuff, and if so, who? I think two of the main reasons why most people blog are they either have a lot of information about a certain topic which they feel may  …read more »

Purchasing a Deck

I know I have written a blog in Nov, 2009 about how to choose the right contractor which is similar to this blog, but I have added several comments and suggestions. I felt it was very important to follow up with this blog since I  …read more »

A (Relatively) Simple Deck Builder

Recently I have been back to the decks I built in the late 80’s in Southern Indiana, amazing how strong the railings still are. These railings were actually built with the 2” x 2” pickets nailed to the outer deck bands sandwiched with a 2”  …read more »

Staining New Decks

When should the homeowner stain their new deck? This is a very good question and you better know the right answer or it could put you in a bad situation and cost you deeply. I am asked this question on almost every sales appointment I  …read more »

Choosing the Right Decking

I started building decks in 1989 in Atlanta, GA and prior to that I had built a few decks in Southern Indiana. The majority of the decks were either built with pressure treated southern yellow pine or western red cedar; rarely would I see an  …read more »

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