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Welcome to Archadeck
of Central Iowa

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Archadeck of Central Iowa is the leader in design+build services for deck, porch and patio spaces for the Des Moines and Central Iowa area. Learn more about us here and find ever-changing video and photo galleries for inspiration for your project and for results of the collaborative design+build services we offer our clients, including…hopefully…you!

Archadeck | Outdoor Living began franchising offices across the United States and Canada in 1985. A Des Moines office opened in in1997; Archadeck of Central Iowa followed in 2004. We are national and local leaders in the development of outdoor living spaces, rooms and accessories. Our custom design+build 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 features. Over our tenures, outdoor living has grown 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!

Besides the photo and video galleries you’ll find here, check out our Special Media Features section. Several of our Central Iowa area deck, porch and patio projects have been featured in local – and even national – publications; you’ll find links to these in that section.

Central Iowa’s Most Trusted Patio, Deck and Porch Builder

The Archadeck Difference is our professional, proven process for developing outdoor living spaces and guaranteeing our performance. Armed with information and inspiration you’ve gained here, these next steps will bring you closer to fulfilling your outdoor dreams.

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.

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.

Contact us. We’ll discuss your project and our approach to it. As it makes sense, we’ll schedule your complimentary design consultation, virtually or in-person at either our Urbandale design center or 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!


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