Sometimes building a solid foundation can be harder than it looks. Just ask Bonanno Pisano (architect of The Leaning Tower of Pisa), Vespasian (founder of the Roman Colosseum), or Cover Girl (makers of some pretty subpar makeup products). Often, what you’re making is not as important as what it’s made of, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the world of outdoor renovation. Specifically, when it comes to Do-It-Yourself projects there are specific concerns that you will face along the way, whether you consider yourself a professional or not. And one of the key things… Read the rest
Terry Fangrad, founder of The Deck Store, is an experienced deck builder and business owner.
Under Terry’s leadership, The Deck Store has grown into Ontario’s largest independent deck design, supply and build company with four substantial showrooms.
How did you get your start?
I started my deck business in the mid 1980’s. My grandfather was a furniture maker and I always enjoyed carpentry but I wanted to work outside. Deck building was a great fit for me as I had a keen eye for design and I had a good understanding of proper construction practices.
I was building … Read the rest