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Let's Talk Trex: Q&A With Techton Construction

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 Chris Longwell, owner of Techton Construction of Poway, CA.

How many years have you been in the decking business?
Since 2008

How many years have you been using Trex products?
Since 2012

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

Most used/most requested Trex deck color.
Spiced Rum and Tiki Torch

Why do your customers choose Trex?
Low maintenance

Thinking about your particular geographic location and climate, what are customers generally looking for when it comes to an outdoor living area?
Usable space with a view and comforts of home outside.

What's your favorite Trex product other than decking?
Trex Lighting

Finish the following: the most impressive Trex deck I've built is...
The Cadillac of Trex decking in 2012 that included Trex Elevation, Trex RainEscape, 3 Transcend decking colors, Transcend railing, Trex cap and recessed lighting and a nautical star inlay!

Finish the following: Kryptonite is to Superman as Trex is to...
The wood decking industry

Describe Trex decking in five words or less
Innovative, green, durable, beautiful, lovable!



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