FAQ - Deck Remodelers Request a Design Consultation
Do you do the deck design and the construction, or do I need an architect?

No, you do not need to hire an architect, we have architects on staff. We provide the custom deck design, all drawings, and handle everything for you. Our dedicated team includes award-winning deck designers, a NKBA certified outdoor kitchen designer, professional project managers, and highly skilled craftsmen. We do it all.

Do you handle getting all the required building permits?

Yes, our project management team handles all the standard construction documents for you as part of our Pre-Construction Phase. As the leading deck contractor, we have the staff to make the process easy for you.

What is the process to get a new deck?

It all starts with a conversation. After a review of your thoughts and needs, one of our award-winning Designers will meet with you at your home. We’ll explore your goals, the site, your timing, and budget. We’ll discuss some options and preliminary concepts. Next, in the Design Phase, we’ll design a backyard custom tailored to your meet needs and lifestyle. You’ll be presented with a 3D video concept. It usually moves quickly after that. We secure the building permits then get to the Construction Phase. Once completed, it’s all about you enjoying your new outdoor living space!

How long does it take to have a new deck built?

Like having any new home built, the timing varies depending on the size and amenities to be included. From start to finish, a large sprawling home naturally takes longer to complete than smaller, more basic one. Because our projects are completely custom, timing for each will vary. By getting a final plan set and ready to go ahead of time, you can set the start time around your family’s schedule.

Do you build year-round?

Yes! We design and build 12 months a year, so you can decide when we start. Do you want to be on the deck for the summer? Let’s start construction in the spring. Do you want your fall parties on the deck? Let’s start building in the summer. We work around your schedule. The sooner your design is finalized, the more scheduling options you’ll have.

Do you do more than decks? We have a big project in mind for our entire backyard with a raised deck, pool, sauna, and hardscaping

Yes. We have been backyard specialists for over 30 years, creating the finest in decks and everything that goes along with them: under decks, patios, saunas, hot tubs, pools, pergolas, louvered roofs, outdoor kitchens, bars, entertainment areas, hardscaping, and retaining walls. Knowing large projects are best when integrated, we make it seamless for you. Our project management is second to none. After all, we do say…Designing & Building Dreams…One Backyard at a Time!

I want an outdoor kitchen. Do you build them?

Yes, with nearly every deck we do! Our clients range from professional gourmet chefs to the weekend griller. We’ve designed outdoor kitchens and full-service bars that match their unique aesthetic and cooking style. Our staff kitchen designer is certified by the National Kitchen & Bath Association and will advise you on the high performance, long lasting outdoor kitchen equipment, cabinetry, and surfaces that best serve your needs. Speaking of style, we design the counters and cabinetry to your tastes – modern, classic, sleek stainless, classic wood, beautiful tile, rustic stone, etc. We’ll create a kitchen you’ll love!

Can I build in stages?

Yes. For some, approaching the process in stages is a good way to handle a large project. Planning for the end goal you envision results in a properly designed and built deck. This allows the design to flow beautifully, the space to be properly allocated for future activities, and for the construction specifications to be suitable for the entirety of the project. It is also more cost-effective to plan properly once, rather than making changes later. Creating a Master Plan from the start ensures the appropriate infrastructure is in place and prevents trying to squeeze more into a tight or awkward space. You can rely on our designers to thoughtfully plan for each stage of your project.

How can I add heat?

Easily! Including ceiling mounted heaters, fire pits, or a fireplace in your design makes your deck more enjoyable during more months of the year. We can design your fireplace to be a decorative focal point and a heat source. Plus, you can toast marshmallows!

Can we build-in an outdoor AV system?

Yes. Our clients love the top-quality sound and video systems we integrate on most deck designs. It’s fun to watch a great movie or a game outside with family and friends. We often include multiple TV, hidden TVs, and giant screens. Speakers built into structural columns are a clever way for them to be heard but not seen.

How can I have a deck yet preserve my view?

We are all about your view! Our award-winning deck designers know how to preserve your beautiful view. We love to find the best ways for you to sit back and enjoy the view from your fabulous deck. We are innovators in the creative use of cable rails, glass panels, custom cut privacy panels, and other elements all focused on keeping safety high and the view unobstructed.

Can you build around our favorite tree?

Yes, we’ve done that! Because every project is custom tailored to you, your home’s existing architectural style, and the lay of the land in your backyard, we can work around any limitation – or beloved tree!

Do you have insurance and references?

Yes. We are licensed and insured in NJ, NY and CT. We have been in business for over three decades and have many references available through our office 973-729-2125.

Where can I see some projects you’ve done?

We take pride in making our clients’ backyard dreams come true. Here is the link to see some of our completed projects: See our many decks here. Also, make an appointment to see our NEW Design Studio in Sparta, NJ, where you will see our work onsite!

Why should I go with your company?

We love designing and building outdoor spaces that make our clients happy. We have been doing just that for over 30 years. Our designers are outdoor living space specialists, who listen to your needs and dreams to advise you on the best selections for your unique space. On the design side, we know what works and have an eye for beautiful details and effortless flow of space. On the construction side, we only use top-of-class materials and always build in quality. We thoroughly investigate all new products and techniques before we even think of using them on a client project. We only use the best-of-breed materials and are on “speed-dial” with the company executives for instant answers should that be necessary. You can be confident only top-grade materials and methods are used in your deck. We take no shortcuts.

You benefit from our long-standing reputation in the industry. Because we build more decks than anyone in our area, we have Platinum status with our material suppliers. This premier status and expertise provide extended manufacturer’s warranties for our clients. Simply put, we build better and faster than anyone else.

You could say, we’ve mastered the art of designing & building the finest outdoor living spaces. The industry thinks we are on to something too! We’ve been honored with 47 National Deck Design and Building awards. Our Lead Designer and Owner, Sean McAleer is a third-generation woodworker who oversees everything. But it is our work that speaks for itself. Call 973-729-2125 to let us create an outstanding outdoor living space for you!