Recent Review: I have a raised deck some 14x20 feet, with a stair case. The floor boards were down to the raw wood due to the rotten weather last winter, and they were covered with sap spots from an overhanging spruce tree. Spectrum came promptly to give me an estimate for power washing and sealing, which was quite reasonable. We arranged a time and they came when scheduled. They initially left some sap spots after the power wash, but removed them all by hand when they came to stain. They did a marvelous job. I don't recall the deck ever looking so good. Everyone involved was pleasant and professional. What a pleasure!
Recent Review: Weather delayed the original start date but once they were on site they worked methodically to plan. Every issue that came up during the demo and build (no home improvement project is without unanticipated issues in my experience) was addressed carefully and thoughtfully. Carmine gave us updates and options at each stage, as needed, and checked in to see how we felt about the deck as construction progressed. With this project, as with every project we've ever undertaken, I wish the price was a little lower but as far as I am concerned the money was for the peace of mind that comes with knowing the job is in the hands of quality planners and builders. The deck is gorgeous and sturdy, the results speak for themselves.
Recent Review: Excellent and exceeded my high expectations!! Mark is without a doubt one of the top contractors I've ever hired in terms of skill, professionalism, responsiveness, flexibility, neatness, punctuality and management of his employees. I had originally purchased just a painting Big Deal with Mark but I was so impressed with his service and ability that I hired him for several other projects. I am very cost conscious and I feel that Mark provided an excellent value for the money. He gladly took on the additional projects and kept to his original timeline. He was a sincere pleasure to deal with and I'd hire him for other work in a second!
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.
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....
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....
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....
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.