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Tony McKlem
Hollywood Decks

After 20 years behind a desk, Tony McKlem felt it was time for a change. Coming from a background in finance and investments, he took a deeper dive into his construction hobby and never looked back.

Tony established Hollywood Decks in Northeast Florida in 2019 and has been living out his passion ever since. Tony started building decks in Hollywood, Calif., and has built more than 150 residential and commercial decks in his career.

He brings over 15 years of experience to the Trust The Pro Blog

Tony started building decks in Hollywood, Calif., and has built more than 150 residential and commercial decks in his career. He brings over 15 years of experience to the Trust The Pro Blog

Bruce And Judy Verblaauw V7
Bruce and Judy Verblaauw
NJ Decks and Railings

Bruce and Judy Verblaauw started NJ Decks and Railings in 1970. Bruce is a second-generation carpenter and has been building high-quality decks for more than 50 years. Specializing in condo communities as well as private homes around northern New Jersey, this couple has seen it all.

They believe in quality workmanship at a fair price and total customer satisfaction. NJ Decks and Railings are certified NADRA “Master Deck Professionals,” and qualified porch builders, handicap ramp builders, and railing installers.

Bruce and Judy Verblaauw started NJ Decks and Railings in 1970. Bruce is a second-generation carpenter and has been building high-quality decks for more than 50 years. Specializing in condo communities as well as private homes around northern New Jersey, this couple has seen it all.

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10 Best Outdoor Patio Chairs & Loungers
The key to enjoying your outdoor space is comfortable seating. Explore our list of the best outdoor seating options for your deck or patio, from dining chairs to sofas
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10 Best Outdoor Patio Chairs & Loungers
November 07, 2022
The key to enjoying your outdoor space is comfortable seating. Explore our list of the best outdoor seating options for your deck or patio, from dining chairs to sofas
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Patio Lighting Ideas: 16 Ways to Light Your Outdoor Patio
October 28, 2022
With the right lighting, you can transform your patio from a daytime sunbathing sanctuary to a nighttime oasis. With so many options available, it can be hard to narrow down your choices for matching your patio lighting to the mood. Luckily, we’ve come up with a helpful list of 16 patio lighting ideas to give you a little inspiration and help you get started! .
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