From Our Blog:

Spring Clean Your Deck Without Damaging It

Which methods are best: pressure washing vs. chemical cleaners, chlorine bleach vs. oxygen bleach, staining vs. sealing, water vs. oil based? Spring is just around the corner, and it’s time to get your deck ready for the summer! But how do you clean your deck without damaging it? Here are a few way to get your deck ready for the summer without causing damage:

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What Our Customers are Saying:

“I just love my patio; it’s an extension to my home and just in time for a visit from a gal I knew when I lived in Virginia…The quality of living in my home is so much improved, it’s hard to describe. Window coverings are up so light shines in all day long…had to keep them closed because of the too bright sun and heat. And working with Trish and Trent and team was the best…professional all the way. Several neighbors have peeked in and may do this also..we all have a western exposure!”

-Sheila C, Corvallis, OR

The TnT Story

The red motorcycle that started it all for deck and patio builders Trish and Trent Irwin of TNT Builders in Albany, Oregon.Back in the 80’s, a girl named Trish left her hometown of Albany, Oregon and moved to Phoenix, Arizona. One day, Trish met a young man named Trent riding a bright red motorcycle – and a love story began….

During the day, Trent worked as a carpenter and Trish worked in an office, but in the evenings and weekends T&T traveled the southwest on that red motorcycle. Both had come from families that loved the outdoors and the southwest was the perfect playground for a young couple who loved being outside.

On a visit to Trish’s hometown, Trent found out that there were bigger fish in Oregon (literally) and within a few weeks that red motorcycle was in the back of a truck headed north. T&T settled in the Portland area and quickly found new jobs. Both returned to college, Trish got her degree and Trent took some drafting classes.

In 1995 those two crazy kids decided to start a business of their own – TnT Builders. Trent focused on production framing but never turned down an opportunity to build a deck after a house was framed.

During this same time, T&T had started a family. Babies were born so that red motorcycle got traded for a little red boat and then a big red boat. Houses were bought, remodeled and sold. Every house had one thing in common – a wonderful outdoor living space. Lots of great backyard BBQs occurred and many of T&T’s friends asked for help designing and building their own outdoor areas.

As the babies got older, T&T realized it was time to leave the big city and move down to the valley. T&T also recognized that their true passion wasn’t inside the house, it was on the outside. So, TnT Builders started focusing on outdoor living: building great decks and covers so that their clients could fall in love with their backyard all over again!

Today, those babies are helping out in the office and packing lumber as TnT has become the local expert on decks, pergolas, patio covers and other outdoor structures. T&T love the work they do and continue to be excited about every new chance to share with other families the happiness they’ve found right out their own back door! Click here to meet our team!