Miami Deck Builders

in Miami, FL

529
Deck Builders are
in Miami

87
Deck Builders in Miami
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Briam R.
"It started well, I had them come over and draw pretty pictures. Unfortunately, that's where it all ended. Communications has been spotty, to say the least, and I've yet to" receive an estimate. Either they are overworked and understaffed, or they do not genuinely care about their business.
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Jesus Giraldo P.
"Just had a sunroom built by
. I found them on Angies List and liked their reviews so we gave them a call. I spoke with a young lady on the phone who scheduled" an estimate appointment for me, they even accommodated my work schedule and set the appointment for a Saturday.
was the next person I spoke to, he called when he was on his way to our home Saturday morning. He arrived, asked what we were looking to build, apparently he listened carefully as his sketch of the room was exactly what we were looking for. We thought about it for a week and although we had received a bid for around 3,000 less from another company, decided to go with Venetian as we thought their version of the room was the most attractive.
was scheduled to come back out to fill out all of the paperwork, and there was a bunch of paperwork indeed, but he was very efficient and explained the process carefully and was patient with the 500 questions we had along the way. After all of the paperwork was completed, we heard from their general manager (
) who let us know the permit had been submitted and they were waiting on an approval. Another 4 weeks passed and the city has signed off so they called to schedule the project to begin.
gave us a call to let us know that
had been assigned to build out sunroom as he is their specialist in glass enclosures and needed to set a time to meet with us and review the project before they fabricated the room.
scheduled with us again on a Saturday, arrived and reviewed the contract and permit information and spent around 3 hours taking measurements and leveling things, then let us know he was going to build the walls of the room in the factory, then return when he had them assembled and ready to install. We waited for a week and
called to set an appointment to begin his installation. Once these guys arrived to begin work, they really moved. The walls were mostly built when they arrived at our home,
and his helper had the framing of the room done in 3 days, then had the roof up on day 5, they worked in a relatively clean manner and were both very polite and easy to deal with, even with some questions thrown in here and there. Once the room was standing,
let us know they needed to order the glass and that would take 3 weeks to arrive. He said he would call once the glass was in their factory to schedule a date to come and finish our new room. The glass arrived 2 weeks later,
called, we let him know he could start anytime and he had the glass installed before the weekend and final building department inspection scheduled and passed the following week. Although we could have asked for a little more communication over the length of the project, we felt the Venetian staff were very competent and happy to be working for us. The room is great and we couldn’t find anything to complain about when it comes to quality as our finished sunroom is beautiful. I would definitely recommend Venetian to anyone that asks as we thought this process was really going to be painful but it turned out to be a piece of cake. Nice work guys.
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Sanjeev D.
"Upon estimate,
took the time to actually show me samples and pictures of work done. I was actually impressed with the knowledge and professionalism
" displayed. I admire when a contractor actually knows and educates his clients on the products they are selling. Not to mention, he came to my home on a Sunday and was very patient with the process. He gave me a date to start and told me the whole process would be done in 3 days. I was very skeptical but considering the other reviews I read on Angie' list, I gave him the benefit of the doubt. His pricing was also very fair and offered 0% financing which was a huge benefit.
called me a day before delivery of material to inform me of a time the pavers would be delivered. To my surprise, he also told me that the job would be started a day before scheduled. I was very surprised by that news and eager to see it all come together. Materials were delivered when promised and job was started one day later.
's crew were both punctual and courteous. They worked at a tremendous speed and discipline. They left no stone unturned and had a very special eye for details. I am the most pickiest of customer and was very impressed by the work they had performed. Also,
came down form Coral Springs to Miami (Country Walk) everyday to see how things were going. Very impressive. They also met the 3 day deadline. My wife and I are 100% completely happy with this company and the work they performed. I probably will go out on a limb and say this is the best contractor I have dealt with to date being a homeowner of 14yrs. Thanks to
and his crew for making a pleasurable experience and making my backyard look amazing! I will definitely be working with them again.

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I agree with Jim Casper - after about 50 years of dealing with weathered wood finishing both in my homes and in the construction business, it comes down to about 90% preparation, 10% the finishing. If you do not prep the wood right, any moisture, mold, etc in the wood will destroy whatever you put over it.

High-build finishes like paint and epoxies and, from reading the Rustoleum flyer on this new product that too, work by trying to make an impenetrable surface and depend on a very good bond with the surface, AND no water getting under them. Because they are thick and are designed to provide a waterproof surface, unfortunately where water gets under them they are just as good or better at keeping it from evaporating, so you get fungal growth, blistering, and peeling.

Unfortunately, on deck and most outdoor applications except siding the surface will get nicked, scratched and otherwise develop leaks in short order. Water will therefore get into the underlying wood, and because it entered through small cracks and scratches, does not have any airflow to make it evaporate, so it sits there and breaks the finish bond to the wood (causing peeling and blisters), and promotes decay. That is why new deck boards and siding and trim that have been heavily or multi-coat painted on all 4 sides, thinking that will give the best protection, only last a few years versus the usual 10-20 years or so for boards that are painted top and sides only.

The full sun and hot conditions will, of course, cause more thann normal heating of dark colored painted decking. I had one instance where I was doing an independent appraisal of a very large commercial deck at a government facility, and in 85-90 degree daytime temps, in the sushine the chocolate brown deck surface temp was 150 degrees, and the paint was softening so much it stuck to the bottom of your shoes a couple of months after application.

As Jim said, the studies pretty clearly show that a breathable penetrating stain gives the best life, after plain ACA/CCA (copper chromium variations - the green stuff) treated wood. Penetrating stains, properly applied, do NOT seal in the moisture, they inhibit its entry and (when dark colored) help protect against sun damage to the wood and finish, but still breathe enough to let moisture escape on dry days. For my money, I will only use petroleum distillate (paint thinner cleanup) products, as they penetrate into the wood much better. Water based ones immediately start swelling the wood pores, so it blocks further penetration of the stain, which while cleanup is a bit easier, totally defeats the purpose of a PENETRATING stain or sealer.

I would recommend against any sort of waterproofing sealer, as they trap the water just like paint, and I have never seen one that is effective for 2 years.

My personal preference, though it limits the architectural coloration possibilities, is ground-contact rated copper compound treated wood (NOT the Wolmanized brown product), which comes green initially but can be retreated with either green or brown solution or can be liquid colorized darker (though not easily to a specific tone) using either of those as a base. My practice is to redo the treatment before installation to ensure thorough treatment, as from the mill it commonly has skips where boards contacted each other or where stacking seperators laid on it, and the ends are commonly very poorly done. This is done after cutting to length, as cut ends have to be retreated anyway.  A simple short deck cleaner soak followed by a light pressure washing and brush or roller re-treating of ONLY the TOP surface every 10 years or so has, for me, reduced visible weathering of the boards and beams to negligible.

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The product has evolved considerably since the lawsuit.

 

I would still do your own research and give you contractor your feedback.  At the end of the day, the cost for whatever board you want will be similar. 

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As stated by others: You get what you pay for.  Many contractors no longer use employees.  The cost/benefit ratio is gone by the time worker's comp. insurance, unemplyment and other taxes are paid.  Especially with the high turnover in our industry.  Many, myself included, have our guys set up as sub-contractors.  That means even if the job is only for a day the duties have been outlined and a set pay to complete those duties has been established from the onset.  It's a better way to manage costs once I got used to it.  Also, it means I can operate cheaper and not have to charge as much to the customer.  My agreements with my guys, which they sign, make it clear that I nor the homeowner are responsible for their safety and medical care should a problem arise and that all parties are relieved of any such obligation.  If you hire a contractor who follows this growing practice ask to see a copy of his sub-contractor agreement.

That being said, a legitimate contractor still has operating cost which vary by area and how they run their business.  I break even at $150/day not including labor and materials so I've got to charge more than that to make money.  To keep the math simple, if I'm paying $250 for a pne day job in labor plus another $300 in materials and $150 operating costs I've got to charge $700 to the customer to break even.  That's if I'm only doing one job a day which is why most of us manage several at a time.  The point I'm trying to make is that someone with the necessary knowledge and experience to build you a safe deck is not going to be cheap.  Knowledge accompanies success which costs money.

I've repaired or restructured several decks built by handymen who should find another profession.  Ask yourself this question when hiring someone for this project: Would I trust this person to build my house?  If the answer is no you need to find someone else.  The deck is just as important.  It's where your family, friends, kids are going to gather and interact.  If it isn't structurally sound it can collapse causing injury or even death.  One last word on decks: Always screw a deck together, don't nail it.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
www.thomeservices.com
San Antonio, TX
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Deck Building reviews in Miami

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's phone number somewhere in the papers of the house, so I called the guy to ask if the roof had a warranty. He told me it did so I asked if he could come out to repair the leaks. He said sure so we set up an appointment. I think he said he was going to send his roofer sub-contractors out. They didn't show up for the appointment so i called and the guy said, in a condescending
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that they were just around the corner & would soon be here. How would he know where they were, he didn't even have time to find out who I was on the phone. The roofers never came & I never called him back. He told me there was a warranty but then didn't want to fulfill his obligation.
- Charles H.
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I first contacted
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and it took them a month to respond. Then it took another month to try to get them to come to my house to move forward. The day before we were supposed to meet I called
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and reminded him of our scheduled appointment. He said he would call me back in 5 minutes. Which he never did and then stood me up the next day without a call. I contacted him about it and a few days later he said he had received bad news about his mother. Feeling wary after already having "3 strikes," I decided to give him another
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and tried to reschedule but have not heard back from him yet and it's been a week so far. I feel for anyone having personal issues but as a business owner myself, unless I was in the hospital unconscious I would make sure I cancelled appointments and didn't leave my clients hanging. I've had so many experiences like this lately with contractors and hearing the horrible bad luck they have every time they stand me up, which is why I joined Angie's List, in order to try to avoid these types of experiences. So far I've had the same experiences with contractors on Angie's List. Is there any hope to find professional people in Miami? This company has good reviews but I think they are from jobs performed in North
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and not Miami. I'm looking to build a
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in my yard - does anyone have any recommendations?
- Sue S.
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Called the company and made an appointment. Mr.
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arrived on time and was very professional. He immediately noticed that there was a setback problem with installation an aluminum roofed patio in the area that I wanted to and he advised me that he would be unable to do the work since it would fail the county inspection. He was actually one of only two salespersons who actually told me the truth. All the others advised that this would not be a problem with the county. It would have been a big problem actually. Mr.
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offered to perform some other work but I only needed this work done for now. This salesman knew what he was doing.

- Jose B.
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The salesman / owner agreed to show up on the appointment date at 4:00 pm. He actually showed up the following day at around 4:00 pm. He looked over the job and was unable to quote me a price due to setback problems.
- Jose B.
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Called the company and spoke to
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who is the owner of the company. Described the job (approx. 400 square feet) and I left my phone number. He said he would call me to make an appointment. Never returned my call.
- Jose B.
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This company is a gem. They are courteous, professional and helpful. They are always willing to go the extra mile and offer suggestions on how to make the best of the available choices. They had truly exceeded my expectations. I am not at all surprised how busy they are, the quality speaks for itself. They have become our number one choice for home projects and we would recommend them to anyone.
- BARI & JOE M.
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Four-man team took one day to erect posts and wood frame, one day to add fronds. Very professional, good looking, on-time result.
- Wallace M.

All Deck Builders in Miami, FL

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Tropical Screen & Repair

16648 64th Pl N
Loxahatchee

Tropical Tiki Huts, Inc.

3120 SW 15th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale

True Residential Services

15023 Sw 148 Ct
Miami

Under the sun pressure cleaning co.

103 N.W. 50th St
Pompano Beach

URBANO ENTERPRISES INC.

4564 N HIATUS RD
Sunrise

Uribe Construction Inc.

1800 NW South River Drive
Miami

US Paver Co

22809 Horseshoe Way
Boca Raton

Varela Design

4241 SW 99 Ct
Miami

VENCI TILE

12354 WILES RD
Pompano Beach

Venetian Builders Inc

3912 Estepona Ave
Miami

VERNAYS

4233 SW 60th Pl
Miami

Verotex Construction Inc

6895 SW 18 Street
Miami

Villferfix Corp

225 Ne 23 St suite 1104
Miami

Vogel Construction

2001 NW 15th Ave Bay 103

WEATHER GUARD INDUSTRIES INC

11460 NE 10TH AVE
Miami

WEBB MANAGEMENT INC

14441 SW 83RD AVE
Miami

Wellworks Design Build Incorporated

333 Las Olas Way Suite 2503
Fort Lauderdale

Wescott's Woodworking LLC

500 SW 21st. Terrace
Fort Lauderdale

WESSINGER DEVELOPMENT GROUP

10747 NW 18TH CT
Pompano Beach

Wholesale Building Supply

3050 N 29th Ct
Hollywood

Will Connect Co

5645 Coral Ridge Dr
Coral Springs

WR Contracting

1000 5th St., Suite J5
Miami Beach

Wright Scapes, Inc.

4839 SW 148 Avenue
Southwest Ranches

ZAC INC


Miami

Ziegler Builders Inc

4930 NW 74 Place
Coconut Creek

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