TrexPro Platinum builders are the leading experts in Trex products. View our Q&A with James Baldwin to find out what's trending outdoors.
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. Currently, there are more than 350 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. Today, meet James Baldwin of SelectDecks.
James Baldwin, SelectDecks of Morgantown, W.Va., and Pittsburgh, Pa.; Owner
Dedicated outdoor/deck business for the last 7 years. Before that another 5 years of general remodeling.
Approximately 7 years
Brand recognition. When homeowners call they say “I want a Trex deck” as opposed to a composite/PVC deck.
If you don’t have the budget for a composite deck, wait until you do rather than going with a wood deck.
Multi-level with some sort of bump out.
Overhead structures are becoming more popular. We have a lot of mountains, lakes, etc., so many times the whole project centers around those views.
Cocktail rail always, not only looks good but has some utility that a profile rail just doesn’t have. Don’t get too crazy with the colors, but it is certainly a way to add some depth to an otherwise plain space.
Lighting, in general, can totally transform a space. I love the Trex wedge lights and use them anywhere I can.
Head of the class.