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"This company did a great job. When I initially contacted construction companies for my project, I only contacted people with "A" ratings. I like quality." The quotes I received ranged in prices of up to $6k. The people that I communicated with at the various construction companies all had different communication skills. The think that set
apart from the others, is the fact that he wanted to come check out the existing footing himself,, rather than rely on the fact that they were located in the correct position. My ex and I had poured footings back in 2004 when we remodeled our house. We just didn't have the cash to put a deck in place.
came to my house, measured the deck location, went over composite color choices, etc, with me as well as the railings. I ended up having
adjust his bid three different times during the deck builder
. Once was for an upgrade in the decking material,,, once was for a change in the style of alimunium railings, and finally,,, a change when I decided to go with the glass panels. Through out the process,
was very professional. The crew started on the day they stated, and made remarkable progress. The only thing that slowed them down was the fact that I ordered black satin railings, and these are custom order. So,, it took several weeks for the railings to arrive. Once the deck was complete,, and the city of
came for the final inspection, it passed with flying colors within 5 minutes. I love my new deck. It has been almost 20 years since I have had a deck. I enjoy sitting out side in the evenings or on the weekends just enjoying nature. I would definitely hire
for any building needs. Their crew was very proficient, professional, and courteous.

-Betty B.

"I had previously had this company install all new siding and custom windows on my house. I was so pleased with their work that I decided to use them again to build" a deck on the back of my house. Owner
who I had worked closely with on all the renovations is a true professional and is a pleasure to work with. The actual work was performed by one employee,
. The fact that such a project could be undertaken by one person and done right made me a little nervous when he first started since composite decks are not common in my area but I found him to be completely knowledgeable about everything and (as are all the employees of
) a perfectionist. The weather was bitter cold but didn't see to phase
one bit. After a snowstorm in fact he shoveled out our driveway so he could continue to work. I purposely waited to submit this review until I could see how the deck is holding up. It's only been 7 months but it 's still as perfect as the day it was finished. People who see it rave over it...it really is beautiful. My one concern is the fact that the deck post lighting control is on the outside of the house (in an outlet plug) and I am worried about how that will be affected by the snow.
is aware of my concerns.and has assured me it will be fine. He has taken care of some window issues I had since they were installed (none of them the company's fault ) without hesitation so I know if a problem does arise it will be handled. I gave them a B for price because I may have been able to get the job done cheaper but I have found that you really do get what you pay for. I will be contacting them shortly in fact for a new door and siding on a large shed. A+ Company!!!

-Lynda B.

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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.

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
San Antonio, TX

Assuming you buy the right size door to fit the rough opening, and that your old door is not a size that is no longer made, and that you get the correct depth and transition adapters and sills and flashing and trim and seals and such, and that you transport it home without distorting and damaging it, then removal and disposal of old one and install new one probably about $250-400 depending on how well it fits, number of transition and similar pieces that have to be assembled (from 1 or 2 for some doors to as many as 30 on others).

The laundry list of things at the start WAS intended to intimidate you - I would say not 1 in 25 homeowners who buy a new patio door have bought it the right size for the rough opening and have everything needed to install it - the contractor almost invariably has to go get materials or parts to complete the installation - sometimes waiting weeks for factory adapters that are needed or missing parts AFTER the original door has already been taken out.

I would question why you are going to probably spend as much installing a door that may not do the job for you as the cost of the door. I would hazard at least half of people who go buy a $250-400 cheap door at a box store are sorely disappointed within months - due to poorly fitted parts, bad or non-existent seals causing drafts or water leaks, fogging or breaking glass, etc.

I would recommend you assess your needs, in conjunction with your installer find a decent and reputable brand unit to fit that need and that fits the loction right, and probably pay 50% more installed but have something that you might actually be happy with. Oh - BTW - your best installers generally will not install the cheapest box store units because they do not want the callbacks, so many times the quality of the installer who will actually do the job for you at a price you are willing to pay gives you a job that is - you guessed it, worth what you paid for it.


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. 

Deck Building reviews in Schererville


I contacted
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on Monday - received my free written estimate by Wednesday and all the work was completed by Friday ... they even did a couple of extra finishing touches. Fast, friendly, and professional workers.
- Diana M.

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& his workers removed the cross woods of the porch poles and remaining rails then they replaced them with new cross woods. Then they covered the porch with screen, when that was done they installed the lattice holders on the poles and placed the lattice securing the end with nails.
- Sylvia R. F.

It went quite well. We had a few issues that came up along the way as is typical of a project of this size.
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was consistently responsive to these issues and he doggedly followed through until the various problems were solved. We want to credit the company with some extraordinary creativity. Our original plan called for a 50 x 4 foot strip of land to be left unpaved for tree planting but we eventually discovered a gas line was there which prevented us from digging. We thought we would have to abandon the plan but MDS then came up with the idea of building a raised planter in which to place the trees with some accent lighting. The final product looks wonderful and is much better than our original plan. It was a brilliant solution and we are extremely grateful for it. We would also like to acknowledge the company's responsiveness when we had some warranty work that needed to be done months after the project was completed. We called
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and within a week a crew arrived and took care of all the issues very satisfactorily. Our only complaint overall is that the project took longer than expected but this isn't the first time that has happened and some of the delay was due to circumstances that were unanticipated. MDS was also highly responsive to modifications of the project that came up along the way at our request and this accounts for some of the extra time.
In summary, these guys are attentive professionals who will follow through and provide a finished product that will probably exceed expectations.
- Rhonda F.

When I contacted them, I spoke with
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. He was extremely professional and punctual throughout the entire process. My wife was home during the estimate and she told me that they were professional and that the pictures that they had were very helpful in seeing what they could do for us. They did an excellent job on our deck.
- Abe B.

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and team were excellent and provided us with some great ideas for a deck replacement. He and his team did excellent work removing the old deck and putting up a new one.
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designed some beautiful built-in benches for the deck as well. And the deck is built for
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. Rather than place the deck on some concrete support beams (which will eventually sink and heave), it is supported by concrete piling that goes over 5 feet into the ground. Very happy with the job!
- Kevin I.

Being rather inexperienced on this type of exterior work, I made some mistakes that I believe cost me. The person who did the estimate is likable and persuasive and I believe I arrived at a poor idea of the size of the job and its cost. The work that was done looks to be very good, but it turned out to be quick and easy. When I added up the price of the actual labor and materials (plus a reasonable overhead cost), it was far below the billed price. In the future I will expect detailed costs in any estimate, not just a lump figure. I was told that I can't get that (especially on relatively small jobs like mine), but I will insist on it. One other lesson, I think, is to work directly with a company whose only work is what you need, in this case exterior painting. Contractors just seem to add a lot of cost.

The whole project took a bit longer then scheduled but we were totally satisfied with outcome, it looks great and
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addressed all issues we talked during the project. The owner of the company
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went above and even beyond certain points to make sure that job done properly and everything is secure. Thank you
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- Natalie N.

From the very beginning everything was handled in a professional manner. The availability of an in-house designer was essential. Everything was explained and the project started and was completed on schedule. Questions were answered promptly, often after business hours. The quality of the work and products was excellent, and the results are beautiful.
- Kathleen D.

Deck Builders in Schererville, IN

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3D Structural

20115 Jackson Road
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a j remodeling

Crown Point


504 Broadway

Abacus Home Inspections & Construction

P.O. Box 442
Rolling Prairie

All Construction

462 South 500 West

All-Cap Home Improvement

8951 O'day dr

All-Phase Services

1825 Hale Ave
Chesterton Indiana

American backyard LLC

9505 w 141st pl
Cedar Lake

Amerilliana Company LLP

201 Garden St
North Judson

Amish Structures Inc

9626 W 400 N
Michigan City

Anderson and Anderson Construction

670 N Madison St
Crown Point

Apex Construction & Remodeling

2743 Highway Ave

Armour Construction LLC

208 Washington St

Artistic Visions LLC

1515 Roosevelt Rd

Atlantic Siding

1130 Newman St.

b & b remodeling


B&L Work


Ballard Home Improvement

1345 N jay cir.

Bee Window, Inc.

115 Shadowlawn Drive

Cedar Rustic Fence Co

99 Republic Ave



CL Builders

820 Manhattan Street
Michigan City

Classic Builders, Inc

7714 N. Meer Rd
Michigan City

Compton Construction

PO Box 266

Conrad Construction

709 Plaza Dr. Suite 2-156

Creative Design Consultants LLC

7009 Cline Ave

Creekside Landscaping

PO Box 727

Cummins Remodeling

5404 W 78th Ln

Custom Hardscapes

2708 45th St

Cutting Edge Builders

Michigan City

D M Maintenance


Dano Construction

5435 110 St Unit 3



Dave's Decks & Construction

10324 W 100 N
Michigan City

David DeCesaris

2146 Coral Dr

Del Mar Builders

165 W 10th St

Details Home Improvement

1121 Beacon st.
East Chicago

Diamond Deck Indy

4115 Owster Court

Dimension Fence

9845 Garfield Pl
Crown Point

DNB Concrete Raising

14532 Kolmar Ave

DNM Construction LLC.

220 Main St.

Done Right, Inc

11604 W 181st Ave

Doppler Construction Inc

1023 1/2 E. Summit St
Crown Point

Duneland Home & Hardware, Inc

1018 North Karwick
Michigan City

Dye Custom Carpentry

203 E 16th St.

E and S Home Improvement

268 Timber Springs Rd


453 Hayes Leonard RD

Eenigenburg Exteriors Inc

13926 W 117th Ave
Cedar Lake

Elevate Construction Inc

1000 S Fairfield Drive

Everyday Construction

717 Moraine Trace


Crown Point


2683 jay st
Lake Station

Express Painting and Pressure Cleaning

8803 Calhoun Pl
Crown Point


15080 US Hwy 41
Cedar Lake

Fine Tune Home Improvement

1519 Springland Ave
Michigan City

Fred C Doppler & Sons Inc

305 N Colfax St

Fred's Stumps & More

11175 W. 500 N.
North Judson



GW Owens Construction Inc

234 Illinois St

Handy Joe

217 169th St

Handyman 911

1926 Manhattan st
Michigan City


6212 US Highway 6


PO BOX 9444
Michigan City


1137 167th St,

Heavy Hammer Construction

1206 E Lake St

Hennessey Home

10769 Broadway #318
Crown Point


1418 W 96th Ave
Crown Point

Home Pro of Valparaiso Inc

2504 Roosevelt Rd

Hoosier Permanent Coatings

5731 W 85th St

I & A Painting

7037 colorado

J. Iddins Landscaping

Hawthorne Lane

James Wierman

8804 Baring Ave.

Keske Construction

1887 peactree ct.

Keystone Remodeling LLC

PO Box 11375

Kirkenlow Remodeling

4000 W 106th St

L G Custom Homes Inc

224 Coneflower Dr

L&M Building Services, LLC

133 w lakeview dr

Legacy Window & Door LLC

540 N. Range Line Rd

M&D Property Services

14715 w 225th ave

Mackenzie Group LLC

PO Box 2863

Magilla Builders Co

511 S Ashland Ave
Michigan City

Magnolia Outdoor Living

3522 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd.


1141 Hoyt st
Michigan City

Manly Builders

310 Chestnut St
Michigan City


3336 176th Place

Marquez Painting and Decorating

4009 Towle Avenue


7129 Van Buren Avenue



Mr. & Mrs. Fix It!

7775 Burr Street

Mr. Handyman of N La Porte, Porter Counties

9896 W. 300 North
Michigan City

Naddaf Construction

4909 West 750 North
Michigan City

Northwoods Construction LLC

2698 N Van Gogh Dr
La Porte

Northwoods.Construction LLC

2698 North Van Gogh Dr.
La Porte

Old Farts Construction

220 s. linda st.


9318 W 158th Ct

Perfect Solutions Co

506 Dexter Dr.
Crown Point

Phillip Van Prooyen - Handyman

215 N Colfax

Plan 1 Construction & Design, LLC

212 Larson Street
La Porte

Porters Network

1050 W 81st Ave

Precision Painting AMF LLC

154 Worchester Dr

Price Point Builders

PO Box 1343
Crown Point

Prime Contractors, Inc.

6609 74th Place

Professional Home Services

350 Campbell St Ste 24

Projex-RHB Inc.

POB 2452

Proline Painting & Construction

102 S Jackson Blvd

Pulaski Roofing & Building Construction

47 West Polk St Suite 100-220

R and R Painting and Remodeling

503 Oak Street
Michigan City

Reeves Exterior Services

7602 W Lincoln Hwy
Crown Point


700 waverly rd 109



Ron's Home Improvement Inc.

390 Rose Ellen Dr
Crown Point


8900 Wicker Ave (US 41)
Saint John

Schmanke Home Improvement, LLC

335 Maid Marion DR. N

Scott Hady/Hady Home Painters

691 E 100 S

Shamrock Painting

1311 Elm St.

Simply Angelo's Creations

886 Floyd St


708 E Talmer Ave Ste C
North Judson

Smiths Construction Services

1690 Starwood Dr

Solid Ground Concrete

6505 Armstrong Drive
South Bend

southridge building and remodeling

6503 East 84th Dr

Stash Construction




Straight A Builders, Inc.

13731 Deodor St
Cedar Lake

Superior Siding

63 west 68th place STE 201


PO Box 341

The Image Makers, LLC

7567 W. Mill Court

True Remodelers, LLC

133 Rillstone Dr

Two Uncles Remodeling LLC

844 N Elmer St

Von Tobel Lumber & Hardware

256 S Washington St

Walker Contracting Services

5630 West 154th Ave
Crown Point

Wall to Wall Construction

3023 laporte street
Lake Station

Waterproof4Less, Inc.

15134 Myrtle Ave

Wilds Restoration Services

5858 Thunderbird Road

willsons green valley plants

2600 east st rd 2
Rolling Prairie

Window Genie of Northwest Indiana

12400 105th Cir
Saint John


Crown Point

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