As the temperatures start to get warmer, the desire to cook lunches and dinners outdoors increases. Cooking indoors makes an already heated home even hotter, this is what makes an outdoor kitchen perfect. Besides having an outdoor kitchen, you can set up a picnic table with chairs to allow family and friends to enjoy a meal. Decathlon Construction is an outdoor kitchen contractor in Dallas, TX capable of creating the outdoor living space of your dreams. Increases the Overall Value of Your Home An outdoor kitchen or patio can increase the value of your home by 8-10%; earning the homeowner... Continue Reading
The outdoor patio is an extension of your home that makes it possible to step outside and enjoy the beautiful weather. While you can expect lots of beautiful sunny days in Texas, there comes a point when things can take a drastic turn. Adding a patio cover helps to protect your outdoor space by providing these benefits that make it possible to enjoy the area all year long. Enjoy Your Space Even On Hot Days At some point in the late spring or early summer, you might realize that the sun’s rays are beating down on the patio. This... Continue Reading
The outdoor space around your home should feel like a personal oasis where you can spend time relaxing with your family and entertaining your neighbors and friends. Whether you just moved into a new house or are eager to spruce up your current one, you’ve got many options for transforming your outdoor living space into one that fits your dreams. As you get started on planning the updates, take a moment to step outside and see how these ideas might make your outdoor space more amazing. Add A Touch of Warmth With Stone Fire Pits and Fireplaces When it comes... Continue Reading
As the temperatures start to drop, spending time outside starts to feel comfortable again. Over the summer, you might’ve noticed that your backyard or front porch needed some sprucing up, yet you might not have had the motivation to plan a project during the worst of the heat. Now that it’s fall, you can use reasons to plan outdoor upgrades that will improve your enjoyment of your property. Plan Your Project During the Off-Season Even with the high temps, you might’ve still wanted to do things outside. Hosting a Fourth of July barbecue or celebrating your child’s birthday are a... Continue Reading
Decathlon Construction now offers financing through Hearth Financial! In 2-3 minutes you can have several financing options without taking a hit to your credit!
Jerry Terry – CEO of Decathlon Construction, explains the difference between negotiating in the service industry vs the retail industry. This explains how opportunity cost and ultimately survival can work against you as a negotiating customer.
Jerry Terry, the CEO of Decathlon Construction, speaks on training methodology in the Outdoor Living service industry. With Israel Caballero and Orsin Rodriguez, we developed a training method to make sure that we are never just good enough, and always pushing the quality envelope. Here, we have 2 teams of our men building 2 identical structures, with one bonus pool and one winner, in order to re-create the sense of urgency felt on a real job site. If you want something done give it to a busy person… and if you want great service give it to an urgent person.
In this video, Jerry Terry, the CEO of Decathlon Construction, waxes poetic about the power of experience in the service industry using a Javelin as a demonstration. Jerry had 8 years of previous experience throwing a Javelin, and even after 18 years away from his last competitive event, that experience leads to a successful attempt. This same philosophy applies with service industry products. The more times that a company has been through it’s process, the better and more well oiled it gets. A company is only as good as it’s process will allow. You can have the best sales people... Continue Reading