It is my pleasure to recommend the Excellent Exterior and Deck Company (EEDC). The owner, Joseph Vitale, and his team - Zach, Brian, and Marty – are craftsmen who strive to make the homeowners vision a reality. In this review I will focus on four main subcategories; cleanliness, craftsmanship, project completion, and value. With respect to cleanliness, EEDC arrived with an organized plan to complete the project. And during the project I knew my property was being treated as if it was theirs. For example, whenever machinery was required, his team would place large composite mats down to protect the lawn from the wheels and treads. This attention-to-detail paid off, as my lawn quickly recovered, which was not my experience in past projects where contractors didn’t make that effort. On the subject or craftsmanship, EEDC is capable of very nice work. Zach leads the charge on the craftsmanship front. If not formally, he is the de facto leader when Joe is not on site. I credit him with my outstanding deck step and vinyl siding integration. Another notable on the subject of craftsmanship are the GoliathTech Helical Screw piles used as the deck frame foundation. Joe is a certified GoliathTech installer and this system is the best I’ve seen to date. With respect to considering the project complete, Joe worked every issue until I was satisfied, as it should be. His ability to allow me to openly communicate my concerns and address them stands out as the single most important trait I look for in anyone that works for me. Finally, on cost, can you have a deck built less expensively? Probably. But I believe that the entire process needs to be factored in. EEDC uses top shelf materials, employs craftsman, completes the project quickly, and follows up to ensure you’re a satisfied homeowner. Thanks to Joe, Zach, Brian, and Marty, for building a deck that I will enjoy for years to come! Respectfully, Dean J.