Recent Review: We wanted to replace our small pond with a much larger pond, a waterfall and provide a greatly expanded deck area to make our backyard more usable. The existing deck was heavily rotted and needed replacing. Nexxus was hired for everything but the pond/waterfall construction and landscaping. Construction began in the beginning of October. The project began as a complex network of decks and staircases for a hillside yard with a 30 degree slope. The design had to be modified numerous times during the project to accommodate issues that cropped up during the construction. Oh the joys of building into a steep hillside! John's input was invaluable. Poor guy probably left the site with a crushing headache during the first month as we worked out the details on how to create the transitions between the various deck levels. The destruction of the existing deck was fast and smooth. Debris was removed on a daily basis. John ran strings so that we could better visualize the various deck locations before the foundations were poured. The deck was constructed with the joists spaced 12" apart rather than the required 16" to provide a much stronger support structure. The support structure was treated for termites and stained before the Ipe deck boards were added. LED lighting was installed on the stair risers and the deck perimeter. Custom wrought iron rails were created and installed. Mini retaining walls were installed everywhere where the deck might come into contact with dirt. The crowning glory is a 16' diameter 6-sided gazebo with valley views, complete with power, lighting, ceiling fan and a gas hook up. Did everything go smoothly? Uh, no. With a project of this size and complexity, I would have been very suspicious if it went without a hitch. We had few delays due to unexpected rain (it is simply not supposed to rain in Southern California in October!). After the first major rain, I was discussing some issues with John when we noticed numerous bugs flying around us. Upon inspection, we determined that they were sub-terrainean termites that were in the process of swarming after the rains. Tony quickly responded and had the hillside treated the following day. Once the deck was partially completed, the exterior doors began appearing quite dilapidated by comparison. We decided to replace the French doors as well as an additional exterior door. When the existing doors were removed, we had to install a suitable frame as the previous doors had not been properly installed. And once the new doors were in, the paint suddenly looked shabby so that led to the house being repainted as well. It's the domino effect - it happens! The overall job did take longer than expected and did go over budget. Some of this was totally unavoidable (rain delays, additions to the original scope of work). The overall quality of work, however was far superior to that of other contractors we have dealt with in the past. Is Nexxus cheap? No. But again, quality demands a premium. Materials used were top notch as was the workmanship. Is Tony a modest man? Definitely not. But if you are smart, you will listen to his recommendations and benefit from his years of experience. I kept sarcastically telling him that he needed to go to "Assertiveness training"! Tony is more than willing to give you his opinion, whether you asked for it or not! We did not implement all of his suggestions as we do not have unlimited funds, but we certainly listened, ignored some suggestions, implemented some immediately and created a wish list for later. In conclusion, we will be contacting Tony for future projects.