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When I started 4 Quarters Design & Build back in 2003 I had no idea what I was getting myself into.  At least, that’s my version of it in hindsight.  I’m sure I had it all figured out back then.  One thing I certainly paid no attention to is the concept of constant change.  It is a requirement of business in this world.  Without continual change, adaptation, evolution, and growth, you die.  Sometimes...

Well, a full two weeks has eclipsed since the start of IBS 2010, and we’re still sifting through a lot of information that continues to come in.  One thing is certain:  There has been, and will continue to be, a lot of action in the world of deck building.  Because I have no interest in delivering an epic IBS recap reminiscent of Tolstoy’s War and Peace, I’ll give you the...

Well, it appears that those who invested in a deck last year, or those who are planning on investing in a deck this year, will be handsomely rewarded.  So says Mother Nature.  Apparently we are going to skip spring this year and jump right into summer.  The forecast for the next 10 days seems unseasonably warm.  Sure, we’ll deal with a few relapses along the way, but I’m going to predict a long, beautiful...

I recently traveled to Scranton, PA for two days of education/training.  Azek Building Products has dubbed this series of events “Azek University.”

Azek is the world’s largest manufacturer of PVC building products; they began with exterior trim products, and entered into the deck building arena with the acquisition of Procell Decking Systems in February, 2007.  Initially Azek sold decking under the...

Deck building season is in full swing and 4 Quarters Design & Build is anxiously awaiting the release of the new XLM Rustic Bark.  We’re introducing the color to a number of clients, and the feedback is very positive.  TimberTech is telling us that they will begin shipping full trucks to distributors this coming week.  The 4 Quarters client base is very attracted to this product and we anticipate selling much...

When is the Best Time to Build a Deck?

3 Tips to Make You LOL
(Love Outdoor Living) 

In Minnesota, summer is the season for deck building. Sunny days and warm weather are perfect for living and working outside, but there is much...