Custom Deckworks is just as the name implies, truly "custom", not only in the exceptional design skills and quality construction but in customer interaction. I had to do some significant excavation and drainage work before even starting on a deck but wanted to get an idea on cost and some ideas. Chris (owner) gladly came out to do a sight survey, took some measurements and discussed my many wants and ideas. He explained several options and possibilities I hadn't even considered. I sensed he truly wanted to get a feel for how I wanted the finished deck to flow, look and function. A short time later he emailed me an amazing, custom designed, hand drawn - not cheap computer generated plan others provide, quality set of plans, drawn to scale, and a price quote. A few weeks later, after the excavation and retaining wall/drains were done, he again came back out. He had to redesign the plan because of retaining wall height/dimension issues (my fault). Again he re-measured and promptly emailed me a revised plan to work around the retaining wall that now cut right through the proposed deck. I am a stickler for quality workmanship, proper construction techniques and attention to detail so I asked to see some of the decks he had completed and without hesitation he said "sure", gave me several locations and types I could go see. I went to see a completed deck and one he was currently working on. After inspecting his work and meeting his foreman, John, I was very impressed and knew they would build my "dream" deck. Chris and John are both professional craftsmen and you can just tell they love and take pride in their work. At every point in the build they continued to amaze me with their abilities and attention to detail. Some of the many examples are: where one level of the deck met a brick staircase coming down from the house they scribed and custom fit each deck board to precisely fit the irregular brick face - they cut holes for the posts in the deck board and slide them over the exposed posts so you end up with a single board that fits perfectly instead of cutting a notch in 2 boards and butting them together (which would eventually separate, have a gap and just look ugly) - the majority of my deck flooring was in a diagonal pattern and each required a slightly different angle (see out of square house/shop/pool above), every board was cut and fit precisely to provide a tight joint with no hint of a gap - etc. etc. With these guys there is no "close enough" it either fits or it doesn't and they work it till it fits!! Chris and John always promptly started work in the morning even on some frosty, windy, truly miserable days to stay on schedule. At the end of each day they cleaned up the job site of all scraps and organized their tools. The price quoted was the price paid, there were no hidden charges. Unless you just like talking to contractors call Chris first and you will get a truly "custom", professional, exceptionally well built, showpiece quality deck at a fair price!!!!!!