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Let's Talk Trex: Q&A With Hickory Dickory Decks

TrexPro Platinum builders are the leading experts in Trex products. Because of their ability and expertise to design and build outdoor spaces ranging from simple to complex, they have achieved the highest level of recognition from Trex. There are more than 250 TrexPro Platinum builders across the U.S. and Canada. We’ll check in with them to find out what's trending in outdoor living in their neck of the woods. This month, meet Lisa Proctor of Hickory Dickory Decks of Ontario, Canada.

How many years have you been in the decking business?

32 years


How many years have you been using Trex products?

Since 1997 when it was first made available in Canada


Estimate the number of decks you've built in your lifetime.



Most used/most requested Trex deck color.



Why do your customers choose Trex?



What do you tell customers who are torn between wood and composite?

Short-term investment for long-term benefit


Thinking about your particular geographic location and climate, what are customers generally looking for when it comes to an outdoor living area?

Low heat, durable, attractive


When it comes to railing design, what's your philosophy?

Simple and sleek are best


What's your favorite Trex product other than decking?

Trex® RainEscape® deck drainage system


Finish the following: the most impressive Trex deck I've built is...

Replaced a possible cottage purchase. Cottage was cancelled once the Trex deck was built.


Finish the following: Kryptonite is to Superman as Trex is to...

Boring outdoor spaces


Describe Trex decking in five words or less.

Most recognizable brand of decking


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