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When Family Makes the Business

Summer with Archadeck

Wayne Parks and his wife Helen own Archadeck Outdoor Living of Roswell-Buckhead.

It’s his job (and pleasure) to design and build beautiful outdoor spaces. Business is healthy and luckily, Wayne and Helen have a team to help them grow. Besides the professionals at Archadeck, the Parks credit their kids for providing boatloads of support by sharing their time and creativity to help the business grow. They have three daughters and two sons-in-law who live in Roswell, St. Louis and East Cobb, along with four grandsons.

“The sons-in-law have jobs at Mercedes Benz U.S. in Sandy Springs and Kodak and while they don't work directly in the business as employees, they are eventually benefactors of the inheritance of the business ownership for our company and franchise,” says Wayne. “They have directly assisted in the business on weekends, on occasion as labor for a pergola installation, under-decking installation, and a three-season room window installation. They also helped with a donated patio that we made for a military museum in Fort Oglethorpe. Three of the grandsons also helped with that project,” says Wayne proudly.

We asked Wayne what he’s excited about at Archadeck this summer.

“Here in Roswell, we spend as much time outside as we do inside. Your outside space is an extension of your everyday living space. Do you have kids who need space to run? Do you entertain and eat outside? Because a picnic table needs a different deck than a lounge or play area. Mixing decking, hardscapes, and green space can really define a space. In addition, built-in planters, seating, pergolas, and storage can often heighten style.”

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