Summit Deck Doctor

A 49 Reviews

Founded 2003 • Angie's List since October 2006

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  • Trade License Number
  • 928487
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  • California
  • Trade License Authority
  • CSLB
  • Trade License Expiration
  • 20150823
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Hours

Sunday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM

Company Contact

15215 Old Ranch Rd

Los Gatos, CA 95033

Description

This is Rupert and my team at Summit Deck Doctor. We offer Deck Finishing, Deck Repairs and Deck Build within 25 miles of Los Gatos. We know you have a choice and hope you will choose us! There are three things that make us different from other contractors: LOOKS BETTER, LASTS LONGER, JOB DONE. Here’s why: 1) LOOKS BETTER. a. We avoid lap marks where two layers overlap. Not every contractor understand the import of maintaining a wet edge to avoid these dark marks on your deck. B) we stain the edges of the boards so you don’t get “zebra stripes” – very visible and distracting drips down the sides of the boards (other contractors charge extra to fix this), c) we use lots of drop cloths to avoid spills (so no more careless mess below the deck). 2) LASTS LONGER. a). We use reliable durable stains, not the cheapest ones (unlike other contractors), b) we use hybrid stains, not environmentally-unfriendly and smelly oil stains which have very poor durability. c) we apply stains in the shade or the cool of the evening to allow stain to sink in and so they last twice as long (unlike contractors who don’t seem to read the instructions on the can which say “don’t apply in sunshine”). 3). JOB DONE. a). I will be coming to give you the quote and I am the owner (unlike other contractors who send a sales guy who might make promises the company can’t keep). b) I will write up the quote then and there (no waiting a week for a contractor to type it up), c) I will be calling you every night during the work to make sure you are happy. IN SUMMARY: We put special care into refinishing your deck and handrails so they look stunning, in giving you twice the durability of other contractors, and in getting the job done efficiently. We believe we halve the cost of refinishing your deck because we apply stains in a way that doubles the durability of your deck finish which means you have it done once not twice, saving you money. WANT TO KNOW MORE? Download our 90 page book "Deckology; The Art & Science of Deck Finishing and Carpentry" which explains the refinishing and carpentry process. (Look for deckology33.pdf). WE WON’T LET YOU DOWN. We have worked on over 800 decks, have been in business for 12 years, are accredited at A+ with the Better Business Bureau, are a Super Service Award Winner at AngiesList.com with over 50 reviews, have a 5 star rating on Yelp with over 38 reviews, and are certified by the EPA for removal of toxic finishes. We are licensed, bonded and carry workers compensation insurance for your protection. We offer Fixed Prices, which include all labor and material expenses; this gives you peace of mind with no hidden costs. Our payment schedules are all milestone-based, which means you pay only when a milestone in work is achieved, providing you with reduced risk and more peace of mind. Contracts are proper written contracts; nice and clear, and professional; how it should be. Unlike other contractors we work on your job continuously - no "dragging it out;” most jobs can be completed in 4 days' continuous work. We leave you a partial can of stain once we have finished so you know what stain we used, when it comes time to refinish the deck in the future. BEFORE YOU CALL. If you really don’t know what these things cost, then it would be helpful if you can estimate the size of your deck by pacing it out – so we can give you a ballpark estimate when you call PLEASE NOTE: Don't forget to read our reviews in both "Deck Maintenance" and "Decks and Porches" categories....

Verified Reviews

49 Total Reviews
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B Rated
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C Rated
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F Rated
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deck building (34)deck cleaning (33)pressure washing (18)house painting (13)woodworking (5)water and smoke damage (1)
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RATED

09/02/2017

Rupert understood what we were trying to do- make the deck safe, attractive and usable at the least cost. Rupert came up with a plan to replace the beams that were damaged by the tree roots, level the deck as much as possible and replace the missing section. He power washed and cleaned the deck floor & restained it when the deck was done. He kept us updated with the dates and times the work would ...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
We needed to repair our 20 year old deck. It was built around a very large ash tree. The tree was removed years ago, so we had to have the stump removed which left a 6 by 8 hole in the deck. Rupert, the owner, responded quickly and came over to give us a proposal. We wanted to repair what we had, not get a whole new deck. His price was very fair, so we hired him.

CATEGORY decks,deck cleaning,pressure washing,woodworking

COST $3,250

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 08/17/2017

SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

A pleasure working with you! Yes, certainly not an easy job. Many of our jobs are a mix of carpentry and refinishing, and this was no exception. Glad we were able to fill in the part of the deck that had been removed when they took out the tree, and level the rest (as best as we could, given the warpage from many years). The deck stain we used was carefully chosen from one of our custom colors to ...
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05/20/2017

Rupert is a true pro. He was 100% clear on pricing and took the time to explore different staining options. He even saved me money by recommending I don't replace all rotten planks, only the really bad ones. Always punctual and excellent fast job. A pleasure to do business with. Always cheerful!

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Deck staining, hot tub staining, step staining, and replacing rotten planks

CATEGORY deck cleaning,house painters

COST $3,960

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 10/29/2016

SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

[Member Name Removed]: A pleasure. Thanks again for the work. I also appreciate your willingness to take the occasional phonecall from a potential client. Best wishes, Rupert
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05/16/2017

Rupert (owner) was on time, on schedule, in constant communication and patient. He and Michael (partner) are professional and thorough at a competitive price.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Power washed, sanded and stained approx. 1000 sq feet of red wood decks.

CATEGORY decks,deck cleaning,pressure washing

COST $3,000

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 04/20/2017

SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

Many thanks! We used a deck stain that was semitransparent and of a custom color so that the deck would be a very similar color to the handrails which still had plenty of stain on them. Glad it looked so good! Thanks again for the work! Rupert.
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11/29/2016

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DESCRIPTION OF WORK
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CATEGORY decks

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 10/15/2016

SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

Thanks for your rating. We will try to do even better next time.
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11/13/2015

Rupert and his crew were on time, courteous, and efficient, and did a great job. He kept me posted on progress and I didn't have to worry about the project at all.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
wash and stain deck

CATEGORY decks,deck cleaning,pressure washing,house painters

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 11/10/2015

SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

You will be proud to know yours was the last deck staining of 2015. In fact we have never before stained a deck that late in the year (normally the deck staining season ends at Halloween); have to love the weather staying dry so long in the year. I am glad you liked the color we offered you - a custom color called "Rupert's Redwood" that is a redwood color with a touch less red and a touch more br...
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05/08/2015

WOW. I thought my 30 year old redwood deck wasn't salvageable, but Rupert convinced me to do so.  He was very prompt & reliable & knowledgeable and everything went as planned.    A real pleasure to work with, especially if you prefer texting over e-mails!! I thought it was going to need replacement, a cost of $20,000 using a wood/plastic composite.  I am glad I didn't spend all that money- I would...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Strip/clean/repair/stain deck

CATEGORY decks,deck cleaning,house painters

COST $2,000

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 05/05/2015

SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

Yup, amazing what a bit of TLC can do! We often are called up with the potential client asking us to replace their deck, but we can often show them how to patch things up for a tenth of the price and make it last for another decade. Try us out!
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04/12/2015

-Solid estimate -Good communications -Work performed carefully -Outcome of the deck is a great result with excellent color choice.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Decks refinished & stained.

CATEGORY decks

COST $5,850

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 09/29/2014

SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

Many thanks for the lovely review! A pleasure working for you and your husband in such a beautiful locale. Good color choice. Don't forget to make sure the gutters are cleaned out before El Nino: gutters overflowing leads to water cascading onto decks and eventually working its way through the deck stain to expose the boards underneath.
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09/28/2014

Needed work done quickly & Rupert was able to get it done on time.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Great customer service! Work done professionally and on time!

CATEGORY decks,deck cleaning

COST $2,995

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 09/09/2014

SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

We were able to slot your project in between other jobs in order to meet the tight deadline of your daughter having a reception on the deck. Normally we can start within 10 days of signing and have the job done in 3 days or so afterwards. One thing clients like is that we are a "deck maintenance machine" - we start when we say we will, the team work on your job every day until the job is done, and...
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08/26/2014

They arrived on time and completed the work when expected. The price was a little more expensive then another guy, but he did great work.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
They refinished a wood deck.

CATEGORY decks,deck cleaning

COST $1,550

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 05/06/2014

SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

Glad you liked the quality; we put in a lot of effort to get it just right, the way you wanted it. Yours was a relatively smaller deck. Small decks inevitably cost more per square foot than larger decks, as all the costs of client liaison, client briefing, and logistics have to be borne, whatever the size of the deck. Appreciate the work.
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08/20/2014

Rupert began the job on the day and time agreed to. He and a second worker carefully removed all of the existing redwood deck boards from the portion of my deck I had agreed to repair. They were careful to preserve all boards by prying them up from underneath (after removing the first board in the middle). They then inspected all removed boards for rot and fungus growth and other structural damage...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Carefully removed all existing redwood deck boards from about 50% of my deck (per my request), removed all rotting/deteriorated old support structure, installed new pressure treated support structure and properly interfaced it with the existing section of the deck not being rebuilt, re-secured the still-good old deck boards and added necessary new redwood deck boards to complete the rebuild of that portion of my deck.

CATEGORY decks,woodworking

COST $4,000

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 08/13/2014

SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

Happy we could save you so much money. Must of our deck repair work is delaying the evil day when the deck needs to be replaced. If you can keep it safe and looking good for another 10-15 years at a fraction of the cost, well, why wouldn't you?! Very cost-effective, no permits needed (in general) and little disruption to your life. Thanks again for the kind review.

Services Offered

We offer three services: 1. DECK REFINISHING: We carefully pressure-wash, scrub on fungicide and wood brightener, meticulously brush stain onto deck surfaces using a thousand-bristle brush, and spray handrails for a consistent finish. 2. DECK REPAIRS: Unlike painters, we can conveniently take care of pesky deck repairs like replacing boards. 3. DECK BUILD: if it’s less than 7 feet off the ground, we can do it!

Services Not Offered

a. We don't build or do heavy repair work on decks more than 7 ft off ground (too difficult to hold up beams for our team). b. We don't offer metacrylic or membrane flat roof deck coverings (much too difficult and messy). c. We don't stain shingles. d. We don't do build or repair tile decks or stone patios. e. We will happily finish fences but we don't build them.

General Information
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Emergency Service
Yes
Warranties
Yes