Business Description: Carpenter by trade, with more than 10 years of experience in home renovation projects. Experience includes, but not limited to: Kitchen renovations, Bathroom renovations, & Custom woodwork, including custom kitchen cabinets, Minor repairs, Deck building and repairs, Door and window installations. Attention to detail and excellence in all my work.
Recent Review: Keith and his team had the task of rebuilding a wood deck using Trex. From the first time we met Keith we were impressed with his ability to showcase products, provide recommendations and willingness to do what it takes to get a design that we liked. He made several recommendations and while there was an added cost for some, explained why it should be done. Keith was very patient and understanding as we visited a showroom to choose the proper colors. Initially, we chose Timbertech but after visiting the showroom we liked a color combo available with Trex. We decided to go with Trex and so far (after 3+ months) we are very happy with the selection. The team showed up on a Monday to start the work. The old deck was completely removed, new foundation installed to code, and the new deck was built. As the deck took shape, we decided on a few changes (some minor, some major) and Keith was very accommodating. At one point one item was not to our liking, we mentioned it and it was resolved. Keith did not make a fuss or any issues. His goal was to make sure we were happy. The job took 4 days and the same guys, including Keith showed up each day. They were very attentive to make sure all garbage was cleaned up every day as well. His workers, including Keith, are hard workers and did what was required to get the job done. Overall, we're happy with the job Stellar Decks did and the attention Keith and his team provided. We would highly recommend Keith/StellarDecks for any work that they are capable of doing. He is very accommodating, honest, will help you make the right decisions and hard working.
Recent Review: Great. I found Jay of Long Island Decking online and am so glad I did. Jay was responsive, efficient and thorough. Very detailed with the planning and render so we knew exactly what we were getting in advance. Somehow it came out even better than advertised. We love our Trex Transcend Deck and highly recommend LID to anyone looking for a deck that will blow you away.
Recent Review: The project took a week. Rain was a factor so they couldn't be here everyday but you can't control the weather. They were still done in a fast and orderly fashion. The crew was very nice. They cleaned up every day. We had a minor issue with a rail and Bob was quick to take care of it. He actually started to take action before we had time to discuss what could be done. I would hire this company in a heart beat!! I love my new deck class!!
Recent Review: My basic wood deck was only a few years old and needed repair. Per contractor John Mignone's request, I emailed him photos of the deck. Then for a 100 dollar inspection fee he came to my home to see the situation in person and give me an assessment of the situation and provide me with an estimate. The inspection fee was applied towards the cost of the job. My deck had been installed with the wrong nails that were and inch too short and were rusting, resulting in popping up boards. The work was done promptly, neatly and proficiently. The work area was secured and cleaned up prior to leaving daily-I did not have to clean up the area myself. Mr. Mignone gave me good advice about selecting the appropriate color for the protective deck paint, which is different from the previous color and now blends beautifully with all the elements of the house . Mr. Mignone was very conscientious and did a great job supervising the work. He has many years of experience in his field. His worker was a quiet, pleasant and hard worker and did a great job. The repaired deck now feels stable and looks terrific. If you want to save time and some money, investigate the type of protective coating you want to use and sample possible colors before you begin the job. If you prefer less maintenance for your wood deck use two coats of elastomeric deck & dock paint, which is available from an established paint store, which I am told should last between 5 to 7 years. In order to access raised areas, the painter placed a plank across two strategically placed fold out ladders-he did not need to use a scaffold. This was an important detail, since my municipality verified that a permit would have been required for the use of a scaffold and I would have had to ask the contractor to obtain a permit, which he would have been willing and able to do since he was licensed and insured at the time that I hired him-a detail that homeowners should always verify.
Recent Review: They were phenomenal. They actually worked wonderfully with True Blue to make sure the project was done timely and within budget. It was incredible work that went into this deck. We had delicate tiles installed as well, so there was lots of work that went into the deck. They were terrific to work with.
Recent Review: As communicated workman showed up at designated time. He was professional and conscientious. When rain intervned between power washing and original date for staining of deck, owner communicated with me and set new dates. House, walkway, steps and deck look great!
Recent Review: The two painters showed up exactly on time the first day to power wash everything and returned on day 2 to do the painting. They were super neat, which is always a concern and very professional. I am more than pleased with the work and I'm now planning some interior painting soon, and will use them again.
Recent Review: Our existing large wood deck was removed (including foundation) and replaced with Ipe hardwood. (We preferred real wood over the composites, and needed a very hard wood to stop the carpenter bees from damaging the deck). The Ipe wood was stained as requested and two sets of stairs were installed. The deck was fully skirted and two doors were installed for access to storage (kayak and ladders) under the deck. Decks Unique did a terrific job. The deck looks great. All work including the estimate were completed in a timely manner and all workers were professional and friendly. We are very pleased and do recommend them. We would use them again.
Reviews in New York Tristate Area for Repairing Decks
We recently had a new deck installed by John Byrnes of Distinctive Decks. John was a great help in planning out the deck and provided a complete and easily understood estimate of the work to be done. He and his crew worked diligently and professionally with the end result being a beautifully constructed deck. John was a pleasure to work with and we highly recommend him.
- Jacqueline W....
Very reliable. The deck was completed on time and the workmanship was excellent. Very happy with Deck Guardian and would recommend to others.
- Brian B....
AOronoque Home Improvement LLC
Jim Faris quoted to replace our 30-year-old wood porch deck and railing with composite material. The price seems a bit high but we were ready for a change. His crew were excellent; they remove the old deck boards, installed the new material, minimized waste, and left us with a beautiful deck with excellent fit and finish. The job took a bit longer than expected due to weather and a couple miscalculations but he stuck to the price. Faris also pointed out a gutter and a gable issue with the home which his crew also repaired at a nominal additional cost.
- Douglas G....
Sal and his team, Alex, Sal Jr. & Rafael did a fantastic job rehabilitating my 20+ year old deck. They took special care preparing the surface and provided a finish that makes the deck look new again. They take pride in their work and do a fantastic job cleaning up.
- Anthony F....
ADecks Unique Inc
Our existing large wood deck was removed (including foundation) and replaced with Ipe hardwood. (We preferred real wood over the composites, and needed a very hard wood to stop the carpenter bees from damaging the deck). The Ipe wood was stained as requested and two sets of stairs were installed. The deck was fully skirted and two doors were installed for access to storage (kayak and ladders) under the deck. Decks Unique did a terrific job. The deck looks great. All work including the estimate were completed in a timely manner and all workers were professional and friendly. We are very pleased and do recommend them. We would use them again.
- Deborah G....
Very professional and courteous service. Excellent job on the powerwash, left immaculately clean siding and deck. We selected and bought the stain at Home Depot, then they applied the stain to the deck. Excellent results.
- Gil B....
AJohn Beresch Contracting
When we purchased our house there was a deck that was being held up by concrete blocks and that was rotten along the house. We found John on Angie?s list and setup an appointment. He confirmed the appointment and showed up on time. He took the time to go over options and styles with us. Once we settled on everything John and his crew went to work. We could not believe how quickly he and his team worked once the footings were in. The design John came up with really made the difference. If you are thinking of putting on a deck then you should contact John because you will be very happy with the results.
- Dave S....
My wife and I have been looking for several years to have our second story 15-year old wood deck replaced with a new Trex deck. We finally found the right combination of price, product selection, and service with John and his crew at Distinctive Decks here in NY. The job could not have gone any smoother and more professionally. John took the time to answer all of our questions and offered helpful tidbits on design layout, function, and color choices. His crew was courteous, respective of our yard, and did a fantastic job from start to finish. We selected the Trex Transcend line and simply could not be happier with how the deck turned out. Gone are the days of sanding, staining, and dealing with loose/splintered wood deck boards. Now we have a beautiful outdoor space that we can actually enjoy without all the associated maintenance headaches of wood, and John and his team are to thank for that. If you are in the market for a new deck, either to replace an existing deck or have a new one installed from the jump, save your time searching for a reliable contractor. Look no further than Distinctive Decks in NY. Make John and his team your ONLY choice for a decking specialist you will not be disappointed in.
- Justin L....
ADecks Unique Inc
We had our old wood deck replaced with composite decking. My inquiry was responded to within a day and we had our estimate date set. Tom was our design consultant and he explained all our options, took measurements and gave us an estimate. Within a day, I received an email with a 3-D rendering of our project, with all the details. On the day of installation, the crew arrived at 7am right on schedule! They immediately began removing and clearing the old deck and hauled it all away. Within 20 minutes it was completely gone and they began construction on the new deck. By 12:30 pm, the new deck was complete! The crew was fantastic, professional and cleaned up after themselves. The new deck is beautiful and we couldn't be happier with the whole process!
- Cara C....
AAll Good Painting & Restoration inc
I normally do not post reviews but we are so happy with the work that was done, I had to do it. James and his team went above and beyond what we expected. They did an amazing job in painting our three level deck. Because I am a bit of a perfectionist, I was so nervous about how it would turn out. It has been a few weeks and I am still in awe of how beautiful it turned out. I never thought paint can look that good on a wooden deck. James and his team was so courteous and professional, they were easy to work with. The other part that was poignant is their efficiency. I wish I could post a picture of how big our deck is. They did it in one afternoon...even our neighbors were impressed. They did this with speed without sacrificing precision! We hired James and his team through a recommendation from a friend and have already recommended him to others as well. He is definitely the person you want.