Huxley, Iowa Family Chosen To Receive New $70,000 Outdoor Renovation In National Archadeck "Dream Backyard Makeover" Contest

May 17, 2013, 16:30 ET from Archadeck

HUXLEY, Iowa, May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Huxley, Iowa homeowner, Merea Bentrott and family are the grand prize winners of a $70,000 backyard transformation from Archadeck, Belgard Hardscapes and TimberTech. 


Bentrott and her husband, Rick, have a family of six, including two newly adopted foster children.  Launched in February, the Dream Backyard Makeover Contest enlisted homeowners across the country to submit a photo and 200-word description of why their backyard is the most deserving of the grand prize.  With more than 2,000 submissions, the Bentrott family's was chosen as the winner.

Harold Cross, owner of Archadeck Central Iowa, Chris Boyd of Belgard and others made the surprise announcement to Rick and Merea Bentrott on May 17 at the family's home. 

For updates on the progress of the makeover, visit:

About Archadeck Outdoor Living
Established in 1980, Archadeck is recognized as the largest deck and porch builder in North America and has lived up to its motto -- Better Building by Design -- by completing more than 100,000 projects across the country. A part of Outdoor Living Brands, their mission is "to enhance the lives of our customers by creating unique and innovative outdoor living environments."  Recognized for overall operational excellence, Archadeck was named a World-Class Franchise® company for 2013 by the National Franchise Research Institute and was ranked 12th on Qualified Remodeler magazine's 2012 Exterior 200 list of top remodeling companies.  Archadeck projects have graced the covers of Gardens, Decks and Patios and Decks & Backyard Projects.  The company has been featured in This Old House, Smart Money and Gardening & Deck Design, as well as on Home & Garden TV (HGTV). Visit for more information and to download a free copy of our "Design Guide" to help make your dream backyard a reality.

About Belgard Hardscapes
Belgard® Hardscapes, part of Oldcastle® Architectural, offers a complete collection of paver and wall products for outdoor living spaces, walkways, driveways, parking areas and retaining walls. Available in a range of styles, premium Belgard products have been found in America's finest homes and award-winning commercial and retail properties since 1995. For more information or a complimentary Idea Book, visit or call 1-877-Belgard (235-4273). Find more inspiring outdoor space ideas at

About TimberTech
TimberTech is one of the world's top producers of high-performance decking, railing, fencing and lighting solutions. With a passion for outdoor living and a global reputation for quality and innovation, TimberTech delivers a wide range of low-maintenance, wood-alternative products in an unmatched selection of colors and styles – all available through a network of more than 8,500 contractors and dealers worldwide. For more information, visit or view product installation videos on the TimberTech YouTube channel. Stay up-to-date on TimberTech by following the company on Twitter (@timbertech_deck) or Facebook at





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