If we were asked to conceptualize an ideal construction project, we could simply chronicle R.P. Wilkinson’s construction of our new deck. The initial contact and design phase: Rob was punctual and prepared to work with us. He patiently offered helpful suggestions without any pressure. His guidance through the design and decision process made it far easier than we had anticipated. When we had a final concept in mind, he took us to a similar, new deck in a nearby community. The owner of that deck expressed complete satisfaction. Rob provided us with references who were currently building decks; they enthusiastically recommended Rob and his crew. The contract and construction schedule: Rob’s proposal and design documents, which became the basis for the contract, were complete and understandable. In preparation for building our deck in January, footings were dug in early December, before the ground froze. Once construction was scheduled to commence, Rob was outstanding in communicating with us about what would happen and when. The construction of the deck: A two person crew of experienced carpenters worked efficiently and skillfully to build our deck. We were fortunate to have good weather during construction. They were highly organized. Mike, the construction foreman, pointed out and corrected a number of problems from a prior siding project. This was above and beyond. The final product: We are delighted with our new deck – the design, the materials, the construction, and, best of all, the process.