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's first objective is to ensure that the customer is happy. I am very picky, and he is always willing to "make it right" in my eyes. I have called
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back to "fix" a few things and he is always willing to do so.
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is very quality conscious and his rates are reasonable. If he does not feel comfortable doing something re: his capabilities, he will let you know.
- Rebecca S.
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He responded quickly and gave me an estimate. Most of the others were too busy. His price was very good. All the work was done by the owner and one other person. It just took a week. They were nice guys and did a great job. I am very pleased.
- Peter L.
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We have an old
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home with an upstairs kitchen. The original builder's design only had an 8' X 16' deck outside the kitchen door. We had this deck replaced several years ago to add an additional 12' X 12' area and also stairs down to the backyard. I began to mistrust this replacement deck recently, as I could feel it wobble a bit, especially if more than a couple people were on it.
We got three bids to replace this deck, and went with
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. The owner,
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, was very personable and competent, pointing out things on our old deck that were questionable and explaining how he would do them differently to make the deck stronger. He suggested improvements to our old design and also ways to save a little money (having the stairs go straight down to the yard instead of turning halfway at a landing).
A big crew of seven or eight guys showed up on the first day to tear down the old deck, and everything was gone by the middle of the day. Big 6" X 6" supports were concreted in.
The second day a smaller three-man crew showed up to begin framing. The joists were complete and part of the high deck had flooring by the end of the day. While his crew was working on the high deck,
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built the lower 12' X 12' deck himself.
The third day a two-man crew finished out the high deck with the rest of the flooring and rails.
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tore out and rebuilt our front porch railing.
The fourth (last) day, a two-man crew built the stairs from the high deck down to the back yard, complete with handrails. The last part of the day they cleaned everything up.
The deck looks great and seems to be very well built. All the lumber except the joists and supports was routered on the corners to make it look nicer. All boards were fastened with wood screws. Small details, like mismatches where the new deck didn't align with the house where the old deck was fastened, were trimmed out to look nice. Deck corners were trimmed with mitered boards and look really good.
It was as hot as the surface of the sun and these guys showed up promptly at 8:00 every morning and didn't leave until around 6:00, with only a lunch break.
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made sure to provide his crew with whatever they'd need for the day so there were no delays running to the builder's supply to get something. These guys did great work, I would definitely recommend them.
- R D B.
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was great. They came out on time for the appointment. They followed up and showed up on time when the job began and everyday thereafter. The owners were intimately involved from the first quote to the first day when the crews showed up on time. The work was meticulous and the deck looks great. I was super impressed by the painstaking details as they went through each
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of the process. The price was very fair -- given how much time was put into this little deck, I wondered a bit how they could make money at it. I definitely would recommend them.
- Ken V.
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I don't even know where to begin. We have had multiple remodel projects in the past and actually chose
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since they were an established company, hoping to avoid the many headaches we had previously experienced. Well, we were wrong, again. We signed a contract back in December of 2013 with an estimate from
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that the project would take about 8-10 weeks to complete. That is when the headaches began. We had several delays getting approval for the project. The project did not get started until sometime early to mid March. We had minor rain delays with the foundation, which I understand. Lumber and supplies arrived around the first of April to begin framing and the roof. This is where major delays began. The construction workers obviously were given poor or no communication on our project, which was exactly what we the customer were given. We were told routinely by
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, the scheduler, that workers would be out this day to do that and no one would show for days. Windows were ordered that were the wrong windows, so new windows were ordered. Guess what, the new windows were also the wrong windows. The construction guy noticed this and called this into
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, but she told him to install them anyway that my husband had approved them. When my husband arrived at our house the construction guy showed him the windows and since they were the wrong windows they stuck out 1 1/2 inches from the exterior side of the house .I called
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and she said the siding would fill in this gap, but siding had already been put up and they still stuck out about an inch. So again new windows had to be ordered. When I would inquire about the delays we were having,
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would bring up the fact that my husband did not like the windows and they were waiting on new ones to come in. THEY WERE THE WRONG WINDOWS, WHY WOULD WE LIKE THEM. I then challenged her on why couldn't some other work be done while we waited on windows, like the patio or the steps. Within the next 2 weeks the patio was installed.. Why are we having to beg for work to be done? Is this not what we have paid for? We had issues with the tile floor and with the trim around the windows and door. We just wanted the trim to match the existing house. The project manager took pictures, but this information obviously did not get to the workers, so this had to be redone. When they went to install the door to the existing house, that was ordered back in May and had been sitting in our garage for 2 months, it was the wrong door. Remember the lumber and supplies that were delivered back in April? Well the left over warped wood and debris was finally picked up on August 8. We had been asking for this to be done for approximately 2 months. The siding and steps had to be redone due to unacceptable quality of work. This company admitted to us several times that they had problems with communication but never did anything about it. A good example of this was when we were ready for some of the interior work to be done. The trim around the interior door had about a 1/2 inch gap between it and the wall. I took pictures of this and sent it to
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, the second project manager, who said they would fix it. We also had trim work around an oval window that was hand cut and obviously wavy, I mentioned this also to
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and again he said they would fix this. The painters came in and filled in the gap with caulk and painted both of these trim pieces, and even put on a second coat, even though we informed
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this was not acceptable. The carpenters then came back out to replace the trim which then had to be repainted again. So now you can see that it has been patched. I have asked repeatedly to speak with the owner of the company, even leaving him a message on his voice mail and to this date they have not meet this request. I called
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, the V.P. for the company, last week to inquire why no workers had done any work on our project and his response was that he thought they were finished with our project. We were told by
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, about a month ago that 95% of our project was completed, yet they are still not finished. I am submitting this review now, even though the project is not completed, hoping to get a response for the owner.
- Donnie B.
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bol,I obtained three bids from Angie's List companies and selected
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, LLC because the owner,
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, was the only one of the three who told me about a new deck material, NyloDeck, made in Georgia by a carpet maker out of carpet scraps and resin. It contains no wood at all, and no mold, mildew, algae, etc. can be grown on it. My deck is the first NyloDeck west of
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(it is already in residential decks in New
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, New
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, Pennsylvania,
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and Florida). He said he read about it in his builder's magazines. I asked the other two bidders to check it out on the NyloBoard website but they were not willing to do this, so I hired
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, LLC. I was also impressed by
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's professional manner and experience.
My old cedar deck, L-shaped, was 50 years old, so both I and
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suspected there would be dry rot where it joined the house walls and we were right. After removal of the old deck,
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's crew had to repair the dry rot. Then we discovered my house was slipping down the underlying slope (perhaps the old deck was holding up the house!), so deck work had to be suspended so a foundation support firm could drill and insert supporting "piles" (posts with flanges). Also, the bottom floor sliding door frame had to be repositioned, which was done by a separate contractor.
This is a second-story deck so the underlying supporting wood posts are visible when walking beside the deck on the ground floor. The lumber company delivered wood to my site several times but I refused much of it because of fork lift and mill damage. This was not well received by the lumber company so they informed
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he would have to pick up the lumber himself, which he did, selecting it himself, resulting in much better quality wood! I appreciated
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's willingness to do this.
The finished deck and railing are beautiful. I waited until now to write an Angie's List review to test this new NyloDeck material, which still looks brand new and survived our rainy winters with absolutely no algae, mold, mildew, etc. A few of the railing post bolt heads loosened two different times, probably from my frequent blasting with my power blower when I cleaned tree debris, and
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repaired them immediately upon receiving my phone calls.
I am delighted with my new deck and railing and recommend
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and his
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, LLC for deck work anywhere.
- Sarah H.
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We met
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for the first time at the Omaha Home show and glad we did!
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and his team are true professionals. He came to our house to discuss deck design and to show us materials. Upon agreement he and his team completed a sizable deck that we are completely happy with. During installation he always ensured the area was clean and the deck came out beautiful. He also installed underneath the deck a system so that we could stay under the deck and keep dry during a rain.
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continued to ensure we were happy with the deck during the entire construction process. We had some delays due to bad weather and he always kept us in the loop and actually was out working on some of the more miserable days of the year. We had looked at a number of deck companies in the Omaha area and are so glad we were able to work with him. He is honest, hardworking and professional. We would highly recommend his services to others considering building a deck. You have to give this company a look if you are considering building a new deck!!!
- Hugh T.
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was great to work with from the initial estimate to the final nail. Their work crews are professional, very quality conscious, prompt and courteous. The job went exactly as we were told, and
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, the installation crew leader, kept us informed the whole way along. Our old deck was approximately 350 square feet with a walk-around to the driveway and stairs to the back yard. My wife and I are extremely pleased with the quality and care the installers showed. Our new deck looks beautiful and is solid as a rock. I would not hesitate to recommend
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to anyone.
- George H.
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Do NOT use
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& Patio. They are dishonest, deceitful, unqualified,and unethical. We were told our project would take 6-8 weeks. It started at the end of March, it's now mid-September (almost 6 months later), and the project is only 90% done.
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will not respond to our requests to come finish the job per the contract or provide us with a copy of the plan or materials used for the slab foundation which the city is now requesting. Left with no other option, we've contacted over 8 professional and licensed contractors to come bid on the remaining work (fixing the roof and chimney) and all have the same feedback: the construction is second rate and the cheapest materials were used.
Our$30K+ outdoor kitchen and living area project included extending the concrete slab, removing the existing roof, framing, electrical work, and masonry. All work was performed in the cheapest manner possible using the cheapest materials with no supervision or regard to standard construction codes leaving us with an outdoor area full of code violations and hazards. Concrete slab foundation was not properly poured or reinforced resulting in cracks in the foundation and city code violations. Roof flashing was improperly installed without the use of roofing grade caulking, proper cut-in stone installation, or counter flashing. The wrong gauge wire was used for ceiling fans, electrical wire was not in conduits, and outside electric boxes were not weatherproof. Concrete slab foundation slops abnormally and masonry settings are already cracking.
If you are outside of San
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, be aware that all contractors come from San
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so they spend 3 hours commuting back and forth, meaning they get a late start and end early which cuts into the day’s productivity.
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claimed to have their own crews but lost 2 masonry crews and 1 project manager over the course of our project.
We now realize there were several red flags along the way but we were falsely reassured by
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, the general manager, that everything would be taken care of. As we neared the end of the project,
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was eager to wash his hands of us and we were told our project was a
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. His
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and attitude showed a complete disregard of customer satisfaction and no remorse that the project was left in this state.
While I am not a frequent poster of reviews, this has been the worst contractor experience we have ever endured and we hope letting others know of our terrible experience and the hardship we have endured over the past 5+ months will steer others away from
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and prevent them from going through the same thing. Happy to discuss this in more detail and share pictures if you wish to contact me directly.
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- Randy S.
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is a true professional & scheduled a time to come out & give me an estimate for an arbor by the pool. The pool area is a very tight/small space, but he made suggestions that would maximize the space.
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took the time to sketch out the backyard area & how the arbor would fit in the space. Once I decided to go with him, he offered to come out again before the project started to show me exactly where the posts would go. It was a quick visit, but reassured me that I made the right choice. With my work travels my availability is tricky, yet
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was open to scheduling a date a few weeks out. His crew was professional, on-time & very neat, plus only took one day to install. The arbor is absolutely beautiful, I can't be more pleased & would highly recommend
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- Audra C.
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All Deck Builders in Bennington, VT

Companies below are listed in alphabetical order. To view top rated service providers along with reviews and ratings, Join Angie's List Now!

ABC Miscellaneous Services, LLC

PO Box 58
Readsboro, VT

Amazing EZ-Screen Porch Windows

401 N 3rd St
Minneapolis, MN

Baltic Iron Doors & Naddour's Ornamental Iron

1221 E Warner Ave
Santa Ana, CA

Barnhardt Construction, LLC

100 John Street
Bennington, VT

Beacon hill builders & assoc.

505 beacon hill
Morrisville, VT

Brad Vaughan Roofing

850 graniteville road apt 5
Graniteville, VT

C & C roofing and carpentry

309 state street
Montpelier, VT

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north
Birmingham, AL

Carter and Sons Construction

996 leighton hill rd
Wells River, VT

Champion Window of Albany

12 Petra Lane
Albany, NY

Dave Can Do It! LLC

PO Box 1135
Bennington, VT

Double H Construction

86 Franklin St.
Rutland, Vt

eaton exteriors & landscaping

120 riverside ave
Lunenburg, VT

Evergreen Building Contractors

1077 Putney Rd
Brattleboro, VT

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.
Waverly, NE

Hammer Time Corp

305 Powderhorn Rd
Manchester Center, VT

Happy Valley Painters, Inc.

18 Broadview Terrace
Granville, NY

JAMES POTTER CONSTRUCTION

1687 S STREAM RD
Bennington, VT

John J. Read Construction Corporation

33 Manicknung Lane
Stratton, VT

Jon Prue Remodeling

4246 Severance Hill Rd.
Lyndonville, VT

KEY LANDSCAPE & IRRIGATION

PO BOX 1492
Keene, NH

Laurie’s Certified Construction

474 Prim Rd
Colchester, VT

Let It Rip Construction

14 Fairview St.
Newport, VT

Lewallen Builders

74 Maple St
Perkinsville, VT

LFB Construction

71 stratton arlington Rd
West Wardsboro, vt

Longo Builders NH

PO Box 1015
Center Ossipee, NH

Mad River Woodworks

P.O.B. 1067, 189 Taylor Way
Blue Lake, CA

Magnolia Outdoor Living

3522 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd.
Atlanta, GA

Middlebury Fence Co

1341 Ethan Allen Hwy
New Haven, VT

Montshire Painting LLC

56 Partridge Lane
Canaan, NH

Morrison's Home Improvement Specialists

674 North St
Pittsfield, MA

NU-Life Resources

45 Callaway Road
Argyle, NY

Old House Works

842 Washington St
Bath, ME

Out on a Limb

26 Hidden Cove
Morrisville, VT

Re-Design Construction

680 Landgrove Rd
Londonderry, VT

Rhodes builders & professional home services

60 tori lane po box 4061
Bennington, VT

Richard Klein

51 E Rd
Bennington, VT

Rick Thompson Carpentry

PO BOX 54
West Rupert, VT

Ronald Bruce Construction

2284 McConnell Roaf
Brandon, VT

SLN Construction

5608 Oak Hill Cir
Rensselaer, NY

Troy Rainey Builder

146 Burke Rd
Sutton, VT

TUFF-KOTE FLOORING

1704 Saratoga Rd
South Glens Falls, NY

VERMONT VINYL

1140 Fort Bridgman Rd
Vernon, VT

Vista Home Improvement

2003 Riverdale Road
West Springfield, MA

Weathercheck LLC

PO Box 255
Georges Mills, NH

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