SKOKIE, Ill., Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) recently held its sixth annual National Deck Competition in Baltimore, Md. This year, Jason "Dr. Decks" Russell was recognized at the awards ceremony held at the Hard Rock Café on Thursday, October 6th for an outstanding project featuring AZEK® Deck. The Milton, Wash. deck won first place in the Best Alternative Deck category and third place for the Best Overall Deck.
Russell's company, Dr. Decks, has been building custom outdoor living, award-winning environments in Washington for the past 25 years. He specializes in heat modification of PVC decking and railing, frequently using AZEK Building Products to complete his projects. "When I'm designing a deck or talking about concepts and ideas, my customers can see the passion I have for what I do," said Russell. "The fact that I am able to come up with outside the box designs and have fun updating peoples' backyards every day has been extremely fun." When Russell was originally introduced to the Milton, Wash. project, there was an existing wood, square deck that was not conducive to the homeowner's yard. Taking inspiration from their portable, stainless steel pizza oven with a domed lid, Russell began creating a unique outdoor living space that showcases a curved deck featuring AZEK's Vintage Collection in Cypress with Dark Hickory trim. "I used AZEK's app to create a virtual version of the round deck design that allowed me to show the homeowners a 3D rendition of my idea," said Russell. "The app is great because clients can see my vision before I even begin building. They have to have an imagination and let me experiment so that I am able to design the deck of their dreams."