Joe Hagen and the folks at All Decked Out did an outstanding job building our deck and my wife and I couldn’t be happier with the final result. Since we are retired, we wanted a low maintenance deck that required little or no upkeep, plus some custom features to permit all weather barbecuing. From our initial contact, Joe provided expert advice in choosing the right materials, and working with us to develop drawings fulfilling our needs. Once construction began, the carpenters were clearly skilled at their work, but better yet, cleaned up after themselves on a daily basis. Joe was personally onsite frequently during the build to ensure our satisfaction, and together with the carpenters, made several design changes minimizing rework and maximizing our happiness. The design changes were both innovative and buildable, as a result of collaboration between all parties. Without hesitation or reservation, we can highly recommend All Decked Out and Joe Hagen for your deck building project. -Mark T.
We are so happy with the work performed by All Decked Out. All work was performed how it was explained and was completed on time. We have a lot of traffic flow at our site, and the work performed has helped expedite the issues we were having. Every employee on site that day were professional and courteous. If we need any more work done, All Decked Out will be who we call! – Bob R.
We built our house 2 years ago with the plan for a nice deck as we had a great view. We knew that we were not likely to want to have to maintain the wood materials and would want a significant size with composite. Our primary initial concerns were centered around the cost for composite. While we understood the long-term benefits, the short term cash outlay was of primary concern. We had worked with other general contractors on small house projects and after 2 years of doing that and babysitting house construction (with all of the resulting work afterward) we were very tired of policing contractors. Cost and dealing with the “monster” of another contractor were our initial hesitations.
And then we stumbled into All Decked Out as a potential deck contractor and had our initial brainstorming meeting. The first thing we found in Joe was a partner who listened, gave us many ideas and most importantly heard the “value for cost” message. He educated us in all things composite decking, encouraged us to visit the McCabe Lumber showroom and creatively worked with us to get the value we wanted for the best pricing that could work in our budget
Creativity and value are critically important, but in our situation, the best part of our experience with All Decked Out was the experience itself. They were always responsive; whether during the brainstorming process months ahead of time, during our financing discussions, during the process itself… including via text during evenings and weekends (when we were actually home). They showed up on time, did what they said they would, kept things neat and orderly, actually built what they said they were going to build… all novel concepts when working with contractors. We were treated like valuable clients and partners throughout the entire process.
Flexibility: When we discovered that our original plan caused us setback issues, Joe was able to adjust his schedule (and home schedule) to come out within a day for new brainstorming and diagramming to keep us on our original timeline.
Creativity: Joe added great value in his ideas around a new deck design and the small details. When the new design meant increased cost, he continued to work with us to find ways to mitigate that cost (some of which included future planning such as setting up all posts for lighting, but only doing minimal now; and determining how we could add under-decking in the future if we wish).
Listening and treating us like customers: I will be honest. In addition to our high attention to detail around the deck itself; we tasked Joe and his team to build us a custom rolling work table / storage cart for our new Big Green Egg. The dimensions and plans for this table changed multiple times, and even after it was built we adjusted the look. The team was always pleasant (no customer shaming) and very flexible in working with schedules to ensure that we came to what we wanted.
We absolutely would and do recommend All Decked Out. The service and partnership in the effort are the primary drivers, although the excellent workmanship is a given. We already plan to work with them in the future when we are ready for our fence and likely for when we look to extend the patio underneath the deck. -Tricia