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Welcome to Archadeck of
Central Iowa

Happy Holidays from Archadeck of Central Iowa! If a new outdoor living space is on your Santa or New Years Resolution Lists, you’ re going to like what Santa’s elves already brought us (we were really good this year): a slightly new look to our web site! Santa’s elves have worked to make it easier to navigate the information we provide here about our design+build services for deck, porch and patio spaces for the Des Moines and Central Iowa area. The most significant addition you’ll find is in our new video gallery; check it out…often…the elves work year-round!

Since 1985, when Archadeck | Outdoor Living began franchising offices around the United States and Canada, we have been a national leader in 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, patios, pergolas, outdoor kitchens, fireplaces and fire pits and other outdoor living components. 2018 was our 15th year here operating as Archadeck of Central Iowa (and 6 years prior as Archadeck of Des Moines). Over these periods, outdoor living continues to grow as a popular lifestyle as well as an attractive and valuable (when done right) component of your home. Coincidence? We like to think not; we live outdoors everyday. And, yes, in Central Iowa…even in the Winter months!

You likely came here hoping to find a nice sampling of the deck, porch and patio spaces we’ve developed around Des Moines and Central Iowa over the years. You’ll certainly find that – and more – throughout our many photo and video galleries here. Also, check out our Special Media Features where we highlight our projects that have been featured in local – and even national – publications.

While here, you can also learn about the Archadeck Difference – our proven process for developing these spaces and guaranteeing our performance. Starting with the inspiration you’ve seen in our photo and video galleries, these next three steps will bring you even closer to fulfilling your outdoor dreams.

Step 1 – Download our complimentary Design Guide. This popular guide has been prepared to help you understand our approach to the fine art of outdoor design and help facilitate our complimentary design consultation.

Step 2 – Review this short video, highlighting Our Process. Part of what makes Archadeck North America’s #1 designer and builder of outdoor living spaces are our proven design and build processes. This video highlights the steps we take you thru from the idea stage you’re in today to the first “aaah” moment you have on your new Archadeck | Outdoor Living deck, porch or patio space.

Step 3 – Contact us. We’ll discuss your project and our approach to it. As it makes sense, we’ll schedule your complimentary design consultation, either at our Urbandale design center or at your home. Connect with us using the form above at right or give us a call at the number shown there. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you on your project.

Our Services

We build decks, open porches, screened porches, sunrooms, multi-season rooms, pool decks, spa and hot tub decks, pergolas, gazebos, patios, porches, loggias, arbors, fencing, planters, benches, ramps, walkways, garden structures, outdoor kitchens, outdoor fireplaces and fire pits, outdoor rooms, and much more. And if you want any of it lighted at night…and most folks do…outdoor lighting.

Areas We Serve

We service the Central Iowa area including the Des Moines metropolitan area and surrounding counties and cities (see below). This includes 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
Our primary services counties are Polk and its adjacent counties including Dallas, Madison, Story and Warren. But, we branch out frequently with projects scattered across Boone, Marshall, Poweshiek, Jasper, Mahaska, Marion, Union, Adair and Guthrie counties…even one as far as Scott county. In other words, if it makes sense… we’ll go there.

Cities Serviced in Iowa
Within our primary service counties…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 and others in between.

Beyond those cities, we’ve also done projects in/near Panora, Boone, Marshalltown, Grinnell, Newton, Sully, Pella, Oskaloosa, Creston and others in between. And even Davenport!

Partners

Satisfied customers: The strongest proof of our performance

Quality job!

Jeff and Nancy K., Johnston


Harold was great to work with. I was out of town for most of the construction and he handled all difficulties efficiently and effectively. Really happy with the finished product and have received many compliments from the neighbors.


Susan P., Des Moines


We are pleased with the overall quality and appearance of our screened porch. Whenever we found workmanship or something that did not meet our expectations, David made every effort to correct it to our satisfaction.


Terry and Janice C., Ankeny


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


The quality of work and finished project is outstanding! Its better than what we expected.


Randy and Natalie B., Ankeny


We had an excellent experience from start to finish with Archadeck and were very pleased with all aspects of the project.


Mary Alice H., West Des Moines


Harold and David did an excellent job. If I have anyone in the future needing services, I will definitely tell them about Archadeck.


Brett and Pamela M., Des Moines


I like the finished deck. Looks good.


Marilyn A., Des Moines


We are totally happy with the job David Cross and his crew did. Once started, they completed it an a timely and professional manner.


Arlo and Norma B., Albion


I’ve completed several projects on my home this year and this the only one that was stress-free. From the initial planning meetings through the entire build process, my expectations were exceeded. David and Harold Cross were fantastic to work with, the crews who were on site were professional and courteous, and the finished product was exactly what I envisioned.


Darla B., Des Moines


Finished great. Easy to work with. Nice end product. Well-built, good-looking.


Tom and Karla K., Ames


The end result made the project worthwhile. We have an extremely nice deck that is very unique compared to others in our neighborhood.


John P., West Des Moines