Handy Men & Mrs. Helper were hired to remove a 28-year old deck, reinstall new decking, and install a hard-top steel gazebo. The work went well with a few hiccups. Dan was scheduled to arrive on a Monday but the forecast was for rain that day so Dan did not come in. He came in on Tuesday and started dismantling the old deck. The work stopped when Dan was struck in the face by a board that popped up when he was trying to remove it. He did not return the next day because of the injury to his face. Dan returned on Thursday, only to find a nest of opossums – one mother and ten babies – under the deck. Needless to say, Dan was not happy and the mother opossum was not happy. Dan left until I could get someone out to remove the nest. Suburban Wildlife Control came out that afternoon and removed all the opossums. Dan returned on Friday but the forecast was for rain so no work was done. Dan was supposed to return on Tuesday after the holiday but once again all work was stopped because of rain. Dan returned on Wednesday and continued dismantling old deck and started framing in additional rafter supports, posts, and railings. Once again, it rained all day Thursday. Dan spent the next three days completing all the posts, railings, and trim. Wednesday Dan installed all the decking. No work was done the following day due to more rain. On Friday Dan and Martin returned to set up the gazebo. Work went well and within 5 hours the gazebo was up and the deck was completed. I have worked with Handy Men & Mrs. Helper previously and am always more than satisfied with their work and their staff. The workers are professionals in their field of expertise, are always polite and courteous, and finish all work as required. This project took a little bit longer than planned due to Dan’s first day injury, the nest of opossums, and many days of rain. Because we were working with using as much of the old deck support structure as possible, the actual work on the deck was more complicated than originally thought so some additional time was required. My deck and gazebo are beautiful and I could not be more pleased with the results. Handy Men & Mrs. Helper have once again done a great job.