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Outback Deck, Inc.

Low-Maintenance Luxury ­— Life Happens Outback

By Jennifer Paire

Now is the best time for homeowners to create the outdoor living spaces of their dreams.

“The costs of building materials continue to go up, due to inflation along with the high level of interest rates today,” said John Gwaltney, co-owner of Woodstock-based Outback Deck, a premier deck and custom porch company that is the largest Timbertech composite decking dealer in the southeast. “The price of everything continues to go up. So, no matter what choice you make, the best time to buy is now.”

Bryan Miller, co-owner of Outback Deck, added, “We have a highly skilled team, we are licensed and insured, and we are there for every step of the process,” noting the company serves homeowners in Cobb, Cherokee, and North Fulton counties. “We have the best deck builders in the nation, we keep them busy year-round, and they are quick, clean, and efficient.”

Outback has received multiple awards over the past several years, including the “Best of My” Sandy Springs Magazine Award, the Qualified Remodeler Top 500 Award, the “Best of Atlanta” Atlanta Magazine Award as well as being named the 2021 Certified Contractor Company (CCN) of the Year.

The Process

Outback Deck offers free inspections and estimates for custom outdoor decks and porches to help identify the state of the existing deck or porch. Customers begin by visiting to sign up for a quote. The company takes pride in delivering personalized, value-driven service. Rather than rely on gimmicks or high-pressure sales tactics, Outback Deck offers the guidance, options, and proven process needed to create your ideal outdoor living space at an affordable price.

“Our process is very unique,” said Gwaltney. “We handle all the permitting, we have great crews that are knowledgeable, and they are excellent at keeping a clean space, so you don’t have to worry about a mess.”

After a contract is signed, Outback Deck specialists help homeowners choose colors and materials for their deck or porch. Once materials are dropped off, an Outback project manager steps in to manage the process. Outback has about 50 employees, including construction crews.

“As the building occurs, we are there to answer questions from homeowners. Project managers become like family. We pride ourselves on making sure progress is where we want it and where the homeowner expects it to be. You pay as work is completed,” said Gwaltney.

Maintenance-Free Spaces

Steve Mosley of Canton chose Outback Deck to replace his 16-year-old wooden deck after receiving four or five quotes for his 2,000-square-foot structure. He was impressed with the company’s thoughtful design and chose composite materials.

“Wood will need to be repainted or changed out a lot,” said Mosley in a YouTube testimonial for the company. “They knew their products and provided a diagram and architectural view of it. I think that’s what really sold us ­— that captured it and made it real to us.”

Mosley was fascinated by the effort taken to install brackets to attach the deck to the house as well as the speed at which the project was completed.

“Once they had the core infrastructure of the framing built, the deck was built in a week. We’ve kind of joked around that if a tornado hits, the house may be gone, but the deck will be here and still be attached because these brackets aren’t going anywhere.”

Miller said his team can work with all materials, but encourages customers to consider composite decking, which is also made from virgin and recycled content. Composite doesn’t require regular sanding or staining, cleans easily, and offers transferable warranties for 30 to 50 years, depending on the product.

“A maintenance-free lifestyle is our goal for our customers,” Miller said. “We are educating people that though composite may cost more, the pros outweigh the cost.”

If you want to learn more about the Georgia Deck Code, Outback Deck offers a free copy of the Georgia Deck Prescriptive on their website by clicking the “Free Resources” link.

Learn more about Outback Deck, Inc.

Since 2010, Outback Deck, Inc., has been North Atlanta’s premier outdoor living company, providing custom designs, top-of-the-line materials, and expert installation for composite decking, motorized louvered pergolas, and Custom Porches by Design. Outback Deck professionals are committed to completing work efficiently, accurately, and to code. The company is owned by John Gwaltney and Bryan Miller, and both employers are long-time fixtures in Cherokee County. Their philanthropic efforts stand as a testament to the principle that success should always be shared and reinvested in the betterment of the place they call home.

"Our dedication to community involvement runs deep within us, and we're always eager to support meaningful causes in any way we can,” Gwaltney and Miller enthusiastically stated.

To schedule a free deck inspection, call 678-940-8187 or visit

Outback Deck, Inc.

501 Hickory Ridge Trail, Suite 150
Woodstock, GA 30188