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. Currently, there are 180 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 Jay Oliver, president of Long Island Decking Inc. of Island Park, NY.

How many years have you been in the decking business?
20.

Estimate the number of decks you've built in your lifetime.
2,000.

Most used/most requested Trex color?
Island Mist or Spiced Rum.

Why do your customers choose Trex?
Most recognize the brand, plus it’s easy to care for.

What do you tell customers who are torn between wood and composite?
I tell them that Trex will not only add value to their home, but will also be easy to maintain and will save them money long-term.

Most popular deck shape?
Rectangular with 45° angled corners.

What’s your favorite Trex product other than decking?
Railing.

Finish the following: Kryptonite is to Superman as Trex is to...
Wood.

Finish the following: The most impressive Trex deck I built…
Every deck we build changes the lives of the family who lives there. I get just as much satisfaction out of 10x10 deck as I do a 4,000 sq.ft. monster. When you do the job right for someone and they are happy with the experience, size or budget doesn’t matter.

Describe Trex decking in five words or less.
Durable. Colorful. Beautiful. Sustainable. Smart.