Well boy was this refreshing.......Le me begin by stating that I have
absolutely NO connection with this company other than being a customer of
theirs by hiring them to build our deck.
Pictures are here, and story is below:
The deck is Pressute Treated framing with Trex accents (saddle color) with
reinforced PVC railings with 12 Watt lights on each post cap.
We contracted a company, Deck Tech, www.decktechusa.com back in April to
build our deck. We met with the contractor, formulated a deck design, and
drew up a contract. At that time, he gave us a start date of August 15th.
When we built our house I got very used to contractors not showing up when
they said they would, so I figured there was no chance this company would
keep the schedule they set 4 MONTHS in advance. We gave them a deposit, and
waited. There was some communication via. phone and e-mails as to the
specifics of Trex color, and lighting, but that was it.
I came home the evening of August 15th to find footer holes dug and a
message on my machine stating that they started the deck building process,
and while digging the footer holes they hit rock (which we knew would happen
and made him aware of at the time). He stated on the machine that they would
be back the next day to complete the footers. They were in fact done the
next day as stated. The crew showed up every day thereafter at 8 am, missing
only one day (which I was made aware of via phone the day before). One day
it was raining (rather steadily) and they were here working.
The workers were friendly, courteous, knowledgeable, polite, and very
respectful of our property. The contract stated that they would clean up the
jobsite when they were done (something I have seen in other contracts, but
was rarely completed well). When the deck was completed, you would have had
NO idea the workers were there. The jobsite was cleaned up better than I
would ever have imagined.
There are still two lights that need to be installed (they are on
backorder and will probably be here Monday) but the quality of the
workmanship is outstanding. They even withheld final payment until the
lights were completed and the electrician hooks them up (which is only
right, but again odd for a contractor, in my experiences). The deck is rock
solid and I feel will give us decades of enjoyment. I think it looks like it
was always there, though the house is 5 years old. While this contractor
does advertise, we hired him on word of mouth. I was told by the company
that paved our driveway (who is a brother of a friend) that this company was
good, and was the only deck builder for which he had heard no negative
comments ever. I can now see why.
If you are looking to have a deck built, and are in the Southeastern PA
area, I would strongly recommend Deck Tech. We are extremely happy with the
service they provided to us.