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Hiring a Contractor

We've added this page to our website as an aid to those of you in search of a home improvement contractor. It is always very disturbing to many of us in the home remodeling industry to hear or read about "scam artists" or unsavory business practices by those claiming to be "professionals"! We cannot stress enough the importance of thoroughly researching and interviewing any contractors you may be thinking about hiring. Regardless of what type of project or remodeling you are contemplating, PLEASE READ BELOW for some tips on what to look for in a contractor and who to avoid!

Also, please beware of what you might see or read on other deck contractor's websites. Check out for yourself all claims or statements made by any contractor, keeping in mind that some may try to mislead you into believing that they are the best option, bar none. In reference to another local deck company's claims and statements, here are our FACTS:

1. We are an established deck building business as we have been building decks in the Omaha/Lincoln metro areas since 1988.

2. We have proven expertise in building custom decks as we have also built 1,000's of decks in the Omaha area. We also have a large portfolio of pictures of all of our projects as well as an iPad Photo gallery for your viewing at our appointment with you.

3. We have expert knowledge of local building codes, zoning laws, permit requirements and utility locator services. We are also bonded and licensed in all local jurisdictions who have these requirements.

4. We specialize in different varieties of wood decking as well as composite, PVC and capstock alternative decking as we have been building wood decks for over 24 years and PVC and composite decks since their introduction to the decking market.

5. We show a total commitment to your deck project from start to finish. We are highly skilled at what we do and even though we only have a "2 man crew", we are in and out within a few days to build your new deck. We don't need a huge crew of workers to complete most decks, we are more efficient than that and realize you don't want or need a large crew of people on your property!

6. We also use state of the art 3D deck design software so that you can see an image of your deck project before you buy.

7. We are a TimberTech® Gold Contractor and an AZEK® PVC Decking Preferred Contractor. We also promote and build with what we feel are the top quality brands of decking products and we absolutely won't build your deck with just anything, especially "off brands"! In fact, we've turned away deck projects requested by homeowners because they were insistent on using a lower quality decking product that we knew to have a poor track record. Also, we have never voided a decking product warranty by improperly installing any deck products. We also register all decking products for their warranty for our customers as well as managing any and all deck product warranty claims made by our customers.

8. We are an Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau and also have an A+ rating with them.
(Click HERE to visit our BBB Rating Page)

9. We provide complete, high quality customer service from start to finish, even providing additional services at no charge that other deck companies don't provide. Our deck estimate and contract is very concise and detailed, more so than many others, leaving you as the customer with complete confidence in knowing that you are getting the deck you want.

10. And finally, we DO have a showroom with decking and railing samples and also have hundreds of local past customers who will allow us to show you their deck projects that we have completed. We feel it is more important for our potential customers to see the quality of our work as well as the decking products involved in "REAL TIME"!

All in all, we want every potential customer to make sure to research any and all "points to consider" statements made by any contractor to determine which have been made erroneously! Some contractors would like you to believe that they are the only game in town, when in fact, that just isn't true...there are a few more of us who can give you the same (and quite possibly better!) quality craftsmanship and customer service for your deck project. So rest assured, you DO have more than one choice!

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