Overall, the project went well. I met with Doby Franklin (owner) in mid-January. He showed me some photos of decks he'd previously done and we even went out and looked at a few of his decks. I signed a contract and put a small down payment around the end of January. Doby informed me he was backed up and probably wouldn't be able to get started until late March. So, we waited a couple of months. Around April 1st, I went out to the Tamko Evergrain website and noticed that they had come out with a new composite decking material called and quot;Envisionand quot; that looked much more like real wood. I called Doby and asked about the new material. He had heard of it, but didn't know much about it or when it would be available in the Tulsa market. I did quite a bit of research and called a few places and found out that it was going to be available in Tulsa around May 1st - so, we waited another month. Finally, the second week of May and the material was available and work started on the decks. The supervisor and lead deck builder (Jesus) came out with a crew and started tearing out the old deck and building the new deck. I don't know that I've ever worked with a more hard-working, diligent, contractor than Jesus. He worked eight straight days, usually 10-12hrs per day. He was here long after the rest of his crew left for the day. With this being a new material, he ran into a few and quot;issuesand quot; that he was able to figure out how to deal with. He always asked me for my opinion/approval before he did anything out of the ordinary. This deck is built solid. My previous deck had a total of two posts set in concrete with the sides mounted to the brick wall. My new deck, only slightly bigger, has 16 posts set in concrete. These decks are going nowhere. The look of the deck is outstanding. Doby said it was the nicest looking composite deck he has ever seen and I can see why. The quality of workmanship from Jesus and his crew is fantastic. No project is perfect and this one was no exception. The price is high. No doubt about it. The new material cost more. There is more labor cost using the new decking due to the decking company (Tamko) not making rail sleeves and other pieces that are needed that match the new material. Basically, they had to clad the cedar pressure treated posts in the new material which took a long time. Also, I decided to use and quot;hidden fastenersand quot; which basically require screwing the decking from underneath. The good part of that is there are very few visable screws. The bad part it cost me two grand more. I gave the price a and quot;Cand quot; because you can probably get the same deck done in wood for less than half what I paid, but I like the way it looks and I shouldn't have much maintenance going forward. The only other and quot;problemsand quot; were the timeliness of the project and a couple of times I never got call backs after leaving messages. If you're in a hurry for a deck you might want to look elsewhere. I started this process in January and finished in mid-May. About a month of that was due to waiting on the new material, so that was out of their hands. Still, it was a 3-month wait due to the company being so backed up. I think it was worth the wait, but others might not. All-in-all, I'm thrilled with the quality of the result. Pretty expensive. Took forever, but worth it.