Recent Review: Working with Baron Biedenweg of Archadeck of Fort Wayne was a pleasurable experience. Within a day of submitting an online request to be contacted by someone from Archadeck, Baron contacted me and was the utmost professional from the start. We agreed on a date for him to come take a look at our back yard and to see what we wanted to replace and hear our ideas for what we wanted in our new deck. Baron arrived on time and after we talked about ideas for design, material options, convenience options, etc. for the deck, he took measurements and told me he would get back with me in a few days with a design. He also left us some literature and brochures to look over. As promised, he got back with us with three different designs for our deck. None of the three designs hit the mark perfectly, but were very close in what we were thinking. I would definitely say he was on the same page as we were and it was obvious he listened to us very intently during our first meeting. After a few minor modifications to the design and some great suggestions from Baron on design questions I had, he presented us with the design we really loved. One of my "must-haves" was to have a maintenance free deck, and being that our deck would be on the west side of the house in the full sun, the heat of the decking was a concern of mine. Baron listened to all of our concerns, wants, and wishes and came up with a beautiful design to meet our needs. We ended up going with the Timbertech composite materials. A maintenance free decking material that Baron assured us wouldn't get too hot on our feet in the blazing sun (more on that later). He even made some design suggestions that saved us money in the long run. The quote for the design came in very close to our budget and some last minute additions on our end put us a little over what we wanted to spend, but we felt comfortable spending the extra on some additional accessory type-changes. Baron brought out board and railing samples for us to choose our colors. That was a big help to see the actual product up against our house. After signing the contract, Baron gave us an approximate start date and said he would get us a more concrete date a few weeks out and he did. They ended up starting one day later than originally planned, but no complaints on that. They started by removing the old deck, which I had considered doing myself at one point, but am VERY glad I let his crew do this. They were very efficient and fast in removing the old wood deck. The estimated time to complete our deck was three days. The crew were all very nice and professional, it was very apparent in watching them work that they knew what they were doing. At the end of each day, they cleaned up the job site and took care of all the scrap material from that day's work. At the end of the third day, they had completed the deck and railing and it looked absolutely fantastic. The quality of work was stellar and it turned out more beautiful than we imagined it would. And the hot deck boards under our feet from the hot westerly sun? - Not even an issue, not even in the later afternoon. Surprisingly, but just as Baron told us, the deck boards did not get too hot to walk on, even in the 100 degree weather we had. We even chose one of the darkest decking colors offered. You couldn't walk on our old wood deck barefoot, but this we can! We have had so many great compliments from family, friends, and neighbors. The quality of customer service, workmanship, and materials were all top notch. We couldn't be happier. After all the work was completed, Baron went through all the warranty information, how to care for our new deck, and made sure there weren't any lingering questions or concerns. Archadeck made all the necessary arrangements for permits, dumpster, ground marking, etc. All we had to do was sign the contract and pay the bill. It was an extremely smooth process and we would definitely use Archadeck of Fort Wayne again!