How to Build a Deck – Part #1

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Considering building your own deck but aren’t sure where to start. Throughout this series, we will present step by step instructions on how to build a deck.   Step #1 in the process, is to obtain the materials needed for the job. Deck building requires a lot of varied materials. This can be a lot… Read more »

Outdoor spaces to replace the cottage

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Perhaps you had plans to buy a cottage this year and are having second thoughts. You’re not the only one. Throughout the pandemic, many things have been hard to come by, including cottage sales. With the added need to keep our social circles small, many are changing gears. This is where a backyard oasis comes… Read more »

Priorities During a Pandemic

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Many of us are at home. Not on vacation, not by choice. COVID-19 has put us all into circumstances that are unprecedented. For Hickory Dickory Decks, April is the start of a very busy time. We are typically running at 110%. 2020 has brought a very different deck season and a vastly different way of… Read more »

What is the Janka Scale?

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For those of us who can’t resist the look and feel of real wood, the Janka Scale can be a valuable tool. While composite and vinyl decking are leading in the decking industry because of quality, comfort and longevity, there are a few of us who will insist on wood when investing in a new… Read more »

Maintaining Health and Safety in the Workplace

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  Whether you are an employer or an employee, health and safety should be of great importance in your workplace. Thousands are injured every year in the province of Ontario alone. In fact, last year more than 150 workers lost their lives while on the job. Being able to return home from work each day,… Read more »

Decking Made from Giant Grass? (Katana Decking)

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Bamboo has become a mainstay in interior design.  Furniture and floors are being made from Bamboo.  It is durable, low maintenance, and comes from a sustainable wood source. Now, with Katana Decking, the beauty of bamboo can be enjoyed in your outdoor spaces as well.     Katana Decking Katana Decking requires no dyeing, painting… Read more »

Master Franchising – A Sound Business Model

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Want to own your own business? How about several? Master franchising could be just the kind of business you’re looking for. Owning a master franchise not only allows you to be your own boss, but to invest in a proven business model that grows year after year on a global scale. Master franchising is a… Read more »

The “Hickory Dickory Decks” Way (Sales Process)

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deck at head office

If you can dream it, we can build it. From conception to completion, we have a process that will leave you feeling confident in your investment.  At  Hickory Dickory Decks we think this process should be an enjoyable part of the experience. Our process will guarantee you a deck project that is beyond your dreams… Read more »

Franchising in the Province of Ontario

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The economy is good, providing a rich environment for entrepreneurs. Ontario is a mecca for the entrepreneurial spirit, and if you are considering going into business for yourself, buying a franchise within the province of Ontario could be a great place to start.     Nothing truly great comes without risk and going into business for… Read more »