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"This is probably about the best damn thing you guys could do. Every question that I had has been taken care of perfectly and I could not be happier. I just said that to my wife and she said, you’re kidding me, because I'm never happy. Everything is great. Now you've got to get your camera out here and take pictures of this one because its gorgeous."
Steve and Rosemary B.
West Des Moines

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Be Safer On Your Decks, Des Moines

KCCI TV8 reports a deck collapse in West Des Moines over the Memorial Day weekend. Deck safety – the structural soundness of your deck – is serious business. If its not taken that way, the results... More

Memorial Day: Celebrating Life, Outdoors in Central Iowa

Memorial Day gives us opportunities to get outdoors…to live outdoors…to celebrate outdoors, eat and drink outdoors. Many of these celebrations also occur outdoors on decks, porches and patios with... More

Dream Backyard Makeover Project Moving at the Speed of Mother Nature

We have unfinished business with the Dream Backyard Makeover project for the Bentrott's in Huxley, north of Des Moines. When Mother Nature allows we will be back up there to complete the patio and... More

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about us
Archadeck of Central Iowa
Harold Cross & David Cross
2925 99th St
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

Thank you for visiting the Archadeck of Central Iowa web site!  Here we hope to help you understand how the design/build services of Archadeck | Outdoor Living  can enhance your outdoor living lifestyle. 

Archadeck is a national brand of service professionals dedicated to the development of outdoor living spaces, rooms and accessories.  Our custom design, construction and support services are focused on decks (wood and wood-alternative), screen porches, open porches, sunrooms, 3- and 4-season rooms, pergolas, patios, outdoor kitchens and other outdoor living spaces, rooms and accessories.  Or, as we like to say, virtually anything under the sun!

Since 1980, Archadeck has been an industry leader in this exciting field and our franchisor, Outdoor Living Brands, Inc., has helped us attain "World Class Franchise" designation thru the Franchise Research Institute.  We’ve had a presence in the Des Moines and Central Iowa areas since 1997.  Over these periods, outdoor living has grown as both a popular lifestyle as well as a value–enhancement for your home (when done right).  Coincidence?  Maybe, maybe not.  But, we do understand it…we live outdoors everyday.  And, yes, in Central Iowa…even in the Winter months!   

Our Des Moines-area outdoor living projects are frequently featured in local - and even national - publications.  Photos from these projects are scattered throughout our Photo Galleries here.  Individual pages dedicated to some of these features are also included here (click on these links to access):

 

As you consider your outdoor living lifestyle choices, feel free to download our complimentary Outdoor Living Design Guide.  This popular guide has been prepared to help you understand our approach to “outdoor design” and help facilitate our complimentary design consultation.  Then, when it makes sense for you, we’ll engage our proven design and build processes to begin turning your outdoor dreams into your dreamy backyard.

We also now offer Loving Outdoor Living, a free e-magazine for outdoor living aficionados.  It features editorials, tips, hints, and stunning photography to help you imagine and enjoy your current – or future – outdoor living spaces like never before. 

We look forward to hearing from and/or seeing you soon.  Give us a call or complete the “How Can We Help” form at the right.  Again, thanks for visiting our web site.  But, we’re more than a web site; check us out in other ways as well: 

  • Visit our office/design studio in Urbandale
    • offers an interactive and engaging design studio for clients to envision their outdoor living space designs thru product samples and CAD-supported software
    • no "retail" hours; call ahead for walk-in availability or call to schedule a design consultation 
  • Follow us thru our various interactive media sites:
  • See video of our projects and activiites at:

 

 

areas we serve

We service the Central Iowa area including the Des Moines metropolitan area and surrounding counties including golf and lake developments at Briarwood (Ankeny), Saylorville Lake (Ankeny / Johnston), Glen Oaks (West Des Moines), Napa Valley (Waukee), Lake Panorama (Panora), Bos Landen and Red Rock Lake (Pella), Sun Valley Lake (Osceola / Creston), Easter Lake (Des Moines) and many other beautiful rural areas in Central Iowa.

Counties Serviced in Iowa

Dallas, Madison, Polk, Story, Warren

Cities Serviced in Iowa

Adel, Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Berwick, Bondurant, Booneville, Carlisle, Clive, Cumming, Dallas Center, Des Moines, Elkhart, Granger, Grimes, Indianola, Johnston, Lakewood, Mitchellville, New Virginia, Norwalk, Perry, Pleasant Hill, Polk City, Runnells, Saint Charles, Saydel, Saylorville, Summerset, Truro, Urbandale, Van Meter, Waukee, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Winterset

Representative products offered by Archadeck of Central Iowa:

We build decks, screened porches, sunrooms, multi-season rooms, pool decks, spa decks, pergolas, gazebos, patios, porches, loggias, arbors, fencing, planters, benches, ramps, bridges, walkways, garden structures, outdoor kitchens, outdoor rooms, and much more.

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Building a new deck
Replacing an existing deck
Adding a sunroom
Adding a screened porch
Creating shaded areas
Designing an outdoor kitchen
Adding a hardscape, paver patio or walkway
Creating a design plan for my outdoor space
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Going on 30 years of business and nearly 100,000 completed projects, Archadeck’s experience and professionalism ensures unmatched quality and service.

We want our clients to get the outdoor structure they’ve always wanted. That’s why we offer a free design consultation that explores their individual wants and needs. Based on those requirements, Archadeck custom designs each project and creates detailed renderings so you can see exactly what your finished project will look like.

Archadeck handles every aspect of the construction process, from obtaining all necessary permits to thorough inspections upon completion of the project. You won’t need to worry about anything.

Every outdoor living project we design and build is backed both by an Archadeck warranty and the National Guarantee Corporation. The Archadeck warranty includes a one-year workmanship warranty and a five-year structural warranty. The National Guarantee Corporation guarantees that our structures will be completed to the agreed upon specifications, no matter what.