I’ve decided, after much contemplation, that certain stories must be told.  In particular, I’m talking about the time I spend in the kitchens of my prospective clients.  While most sales calls are business as usual, some are not.  Now, let me be honest; I’ve seen and heard a lot in the years I’ve spent running a business.  There’s not a lot that surprises me.  But now and again, something...

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...

We’re working with a client now on a whole-house remodel.  Last year, we designed and built a stunning outdoor living environment for these clients, including a water management solution, landscape, and a handful of other details.  Of course, let’s not forget to mention the PVC deck with custom aluminum railing, fire table, grill cabinets, LED lighting, etc.

At any rate, we’re now working with them...

As a deck builder in the Twin Cities market, it’s no secret that 4 Quarters Design & Build is a big proponent of PVC decking.  With this in mind, I thought I would write a quick note on what’s new in 2011 regarding TimberTech XLM decking.

The first new color release is Harbor Stone.  It’s been on the ground at the distribution level since late November/early December.  It’s base tone is...

For those in the Twin Cities market looking to attend the 2011 Home & Landscape Expo, don’t go to the Metrodome.  The roof remains collapsed.  The word is that the roof will not be fixed until March.  How deflating.

The new venue is the Minneapolis Convention Center.  The event will be held January 14-16.

4 Quarters will be exhibiting products and materials related to deck building and outdoor...