Recent Review: .After reading positive reviews on Angie's List, we contacted Frank Snell about installing a deck atop an original [deteriorated] concrete patio in the rear of our home. Mr. Snell responded immediately to our call and stopped over. He inspected the site for the deck, gave us an estimate and even drew up a deck plan on the spot. His quote was very competitive and his deck creation and local coding expertise was extensive and impressive. We signed the contract immediately. The Bella Decks crew began the installation the next day. The deck base was established with a generous number of posts that were laser-aligned and precision sunk to 42" underground. Then, an interconnected system of hardwood beams were securely fastened to the posts. The next layer of the sub-structure were cross-installed hardwood joists. Finally, the deck flooring was secured to this rock-solid underpinning structure. A walkway with steps were installed to complete the project. Clearly, this deck is strong enough to support a vehicle! The crew took great pains not to damage the decades-old flower garden that surrounded the deck area. They cleaned up thoroughly after themselves. The deck is beautiful and Frank Snell and his crew were a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Bella Decks for deck work
Recent Review: They were very professional did fantastic work for a fair price. They were even considerate noise-wise for our sleeping baby. We really appreciate the great service, our deck looks great!
Recent Review: Don did an excellent job on our deck. he showed up when he said he would and the work was done in a very reasonable amount of time. The price was very competitive. Very happy with the service received.
Recent Review: The build went great, excellent communication from everyone. Job was done earlier than expected even with them a man short for a few days. Angela and Gary outlined everything we should expect, worked around scheduling weirdness due to having a new born coming and delivered a great product. Great company, I have and will continue to recommend them to anyone who is planning on doing anything with an outdoor space. Gary's design was spot on, and turned out better than we even imagined.
Recent Review: Tom and his crew did an excellent job. The rebuild was performed is June 2018 and we could not be happier. The finished job was much more than I expected...professional, neat and clean. Tom spent a great deal of time and effort going the extra mile to ensure the rebuild will last. Pricing was very fair given the high quality of the work. Tom had transparent material pricing which was greatly appreciated. My wife and I would definitely use Built To Last again.
We had them build a 10X12 deck from Trex Transcends material. Pretty simple design. Colour scheme worked out really well. Took longer than I would've liked to get it done but the carpenter and his guys were really good. Conscientious. Asked questions before they did things which I really appreciated.
- Raquel M....
AKJP Sales Inc
The original storm door was moved from it's location flush with the front door so that it is flush with the exterior wall of the house. This provides a nice airlock which allows me to close the storm door before opening the front door and allows me to keep the elements out. KJP removed the old door and frame and reframed a new door several feet out from it's old location. The new door is well made and attractive and the workmanship on the new frame is first-rate. The old wooden deck was completely removed and carted off. A new deck, made of composite material was put up in it's place. This new deck matches the front porch that KJP added to my house in 2013, except that instead of balusters, there are horizontal wires installed between the vertical posts. This gives me a great view of the river and woods when sitting in my living room. Also, the workmanship is first-rate.
- James R....
ACARL ZATSICK CARPENTRY
My experience with Carl Zatsick has been nothing but positive. Communication is key with any project, and not every project goes smooth. Overall the process was very smooth from initial walk though and estimate to the final building inspection. We had some minor bumps but Carl's kept me in the process and relayed over any issues or concerns. Carl and his son were professional while on site, and kept the area clean after each day. In the end we got the deck we wanted and couldn't be happier. Before getting estimates, I pre-filtered the companies I wanted to deal with, based off of reviews and craftsmanship. When getting estimates for this project, Carl supplied me a with materials vs labor cost so i knew exactly where my money was going. I didn't get that with other estimates from the other companies, just a total cost. His estimate also came in a little lower than most of the other estimates, not by much, but enough to swing my decision.
- John K....
AGreg Carter Builders LLC
I highly recommend Clark Builders. Paul listened to my goals for the project and developed a plan exceeding my expectations. Paul’s son Josh was the lead team member. He is an excellent craftsman who was extremely reliable, communicating daily with me to be sure I was happy with the process and the evolving project. The other workers were also outstanding, skilled men; I appreciated their friendly, reliable work ethic. Each day the project area was thoroughly cleaned and left in a safe state which I greatly appreciated as my young grandsons live a few houses away and are in and out of my home. The finished deck exceeded my highest expectations. I would contract with Clark Builders again for any building project I might pursue.
- Norma M....
AMichigan's Best Deck Builders
The owner, Aaron, captured our vision exactly and provided the crew to execute his plan perfectly. We couldn't have asked for two nicer guys than Mark and Jason - courteous, polite, friendly and hard workers! Sometimes, it was difficult getting through to Aaron and the job took a little longer than we anticipated, but the end result was well worth the wait! We're happy with our new sunroom and deck and would recommend this company.
- Cindy A....
CC & L Ward Brothers Co
They didn’t have experienced employees and the craftsmanship and installation was bad. The communication was bad between the people in the office and project manages.
- Mary J....
Contractor seemed competent and was easy to work with through most of the project. His helpers were not as competent. Near the end, I paid him the final payment, which was a HUGE mistake. He did not return to finish several items that he had promised would be completed. He also did not repair an exterior faucet which his men broke. I also found a number of vinyl sections incorrectly cut, leaving openings in the siding. He will not answer/return calls. Another contractor that looked at the siding asked me if the contractor had ever sided a house before.
- James B....
ACUSTOM DECKS PLUS
They did a beautiful job on both decks. They ran a board so that there're are not visible seams in the sections. The deck on the pool has a rounded end that matches the curve of the end of the pool. They sanded all the hand rails, steps, visible joists, deck boards, etc. so that they had smooth edges. They really paid attention to details.
- Sarah H....
ACreative Decks and Finished Carpentry, LLC
The job went fantastic. Steve is a very professional worker. He does not waste time. He is very skilled at what he does! I had him come out and tear out a 16 by 20 deck and replaced it with a 20 by 20 wood deck with cedar railing. He had everything including the tear out, done within 4 days. And coming from a carpenters background I was extra critical of his miters and where exactly i needed my steps to land and he did it with ease! I will always use and recommend Steve for any projects I have in the future!
- Stefen G....
APaulson's Construction Inc
He was professional and came out, he responded. His quote was just much, much, much higher. I don't remember the exact amount but it was 2 or 3 thousand higher for the same deck. He was timely, he came out, he was friendly. He gave us what his best quote was, no problem with any of that.