Canada’s largest decking design, build and supply company
We are Toronto’s most professional source for custom-designed and expertly installed outdoor living projects including decks, cabanas, pergolas, and screened rooms.
Whatever your vision is, our expert designers will work with you to bring your dreams to reality on time and within budget. We invite you to experience the difference and understand why we are Canada’s premier deck builder – right here in Toronto. All of our decks are built to exceed building code standards with helical footings to assure that your deck remains level permanently. Plus they are backed by our unprecedented 10-year workmanship warranty.
The 1980s: Humble beginnings
The legacy of The Deck Store began with its founder, Terry Fangrad. An analytical thinker with a salesman’s mentality, Terry began installing quality custom decks in and around the GTA in the mid-1980s and hasn’t looked back since.
Through hard work and perseverance, he quickly became a leader in the industry and was instrumental in bringing composite decking materials to the Canadian market. Pressured by his customers for better quality, lower maintenance materials, Terry purchased a product called Trex from Mobil (yes, the oil company) and brought it to a jobsite in Mississauga in the summer of 1985; thus becoming the first decking contractor to build with composite materials in the country. Through seasons of weathering and use, this deck is still standing 28 years later, a testament to his quality construction and the longevity of the composite decking materials he used.
Since then, Terry has gone on to build thousands of decks in Ontario and has been instrumental in raising the bar of both quality workmanship and durable materials in the decking industry. His philosophy of always “doing the right thing” has resulted in numerous repeat customers, referrals and positive reviews.
The early 2000s: The start of an empire
In 2008, Terry opened The Deck Store’s first showroom in Mississauga, Ontario, the result of an industry-wide demand by customers looking to view and educate themselves on various styles of decking, railing materials and accessories all in one location. The concept was an instant success, and it wasn’t long before its notoriety spread among both consumers and builders alike. The Deck Store quickly gained a reputation for being the only place in Ontario where you could go to see samples of almost every material in the market, as well as get solid, helpful and honest advice from both Terry and his team.
In the fall of 2010, the decision was made to make 454 South Service Rd W. in Oakville, Ontario the new, permanent home of The Deck Store. Along with this move in location came a shift in the focus of the business. They began to notice an increasing trend in customer purchasing; builders, contractors, landscapers and even homeowners themselves were starting to frequent The Deck Store for material purchases. That made the next plan of attack an obvious one: turn The Deck Store into Ontario’s premier retail outlet supplier.
Suffice it to say, this new approach paid off for Terry and his crew. Always having his eye on the customer experience, Terry continues to think of new ways to appease the masses. He knows they are willing to travel to buy materials and gain industry knowledge — but should they have to?
Keeping his pilot store in Oakville fully operational, Terry now has a physical presence in Toronto, Oakville, Mississauga, Oshawa, Kitchener, Markham, Barrie, Stoney Creek and Ottawa. His Oakville headquarters is still the hub of The Deck Store brand (and ultimately converted to assume both showroom and stockyard duties).
What will the future hold for The Deck Store? Even Terry doesn’t know that for certain. But what he does know is that his home-grown brand will continue to churn out quality projects, new and innovative decking materials and industry knowledge for customers across Ontario for the foreseeable future.