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Andy's Picks

Andy has been in the decking industry for about 13 years and considers himself not just a building trade professional, but also an expert do-it-yourselfer. Andy enjoys woodworking, and among his recent projects was the installation of a new wood floor for his bathroom made entirely from reclaimed lumber. When he’s not fostering relationships with builders or organizing pallets full of product, he’s happy to answer phone calls and help with questions large or small.

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Angelene's Picks

Angelene has been part of the DecksDirect team for over four years. She has participated in multiple building projects including the construction of a deck railing with lighting at her own home. She provides consultation services for DecksDirect’s marketing, design and communication strategies. She is responsible for the site’s well-polished look as well as keeping up-to-date on various social media platforms. Follow us on Facebook for tips, new product information, and highlights from the DecksDirect office.

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Anne's Picks

Anne is an important behind-the-scenes contributor to the success of She does it all, from packing boxes to highlighting a product or two as the official DecksDirect video spokesperson. She keeps busy by proofreading every bit of the website and providing IT input from time to time.

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Bert's Picks

With a very busy warehouse to manage, Bert’s plate is pretty full. He’s no stranger to heavy lifting, as this Chicago native has been a personal trainer for over five years. Just as Bert is able to put a unique spin on each of his personal training sessions, he packs and ships each order with special care (as well as speed).

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Blair's Picks

As a member of the decking industry for over 17 years, Blair brings his expertise to the table every day while not hesitating to jump in and get his hands dirty when needed. He entered the building industry with a degree in Architecture, and practiced with firms in both Iowa and Minnesota. If you are lucky enough to have the opportunity to speak with Blair on the phone, listen up because he is an endless source of knowledge and know-how.

Blair founded DecksDirect in 2003 for the sole purpose of creating a better deck building experience for the do-it-yourselfer. He's built the organization by collaborating with other industry professionals and acquiring talented people to join him in forming what is today's DecksDirect.

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Gary's Picks

Gary brings a wealth of customer service experience to the DecksDirect team, having worked in customer service, specifically the building products field, for over 25 years. In addition, he has spent six years helping customers specifically with decking-related products. Gary enjoys helping you with your projects and taking care of what you need to make your deck one-of-a-kind..

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Jon's Picks

Your railing quotes and technical questions are in good hands when Jon gets a hold of them. He’s been in the building industry for 24 years and 15 of those were spent designing and building decks of all shapes and sizes. He’s a national award-winning designer and builder, so he’s as comfortable with a drill as he is with a computer.

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Laura's Picks

DecksDirect is lucky to have Laura bring her sharp eye for details to work each day. After working in window, building material and lumber sales for 28 years (most recently windows and doors), she has stepped into an operational role at in which she handles purchasing, accounting, inventory management and much, much more.

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Lindsay's Picks

As a relative newcomer to the decking world, Lindsay eagerly does all she can to learn (and teach others) about the products DecksDirect has to offer. She spends her days photographing and writing about new products, streamlining the website and assisting customers.

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