I hired Goodland Decking to replace approximately half of my total fence. I took estimates from 6 service vendors for this work. I was originally skeptical about hiring Goodland Decking given that I could not find much in terms of reviews of their business. However, in conversation with Seth, he explained that he and his family had recently moved to Colorado from California and were working on getting the business up and going. They have extensive examples of the work they performed in California.
I took a chance and hired them, and I'm glad I did. Seth, a carpenter by trade, helped me make an intelligent decision about the selection of materials for my fence including wood type, picket width, post type, and gate dimensions. He works with his father, Ron, who is a mason by trade. The two of them make a great pair. Seth's carpentry experience and Ron's masonry experience blend well. They removed my old fence, installed new posts, railings, and pickets to my specifications. Seth even included an extra-wide picket on the inside to cover the metal fence posts I selected. Although a small touch, it added a lot to the project and speaks to the quality which Seth tries to achieve. Additionally, he identified a few pickets that split when he installed them or otherwise weren't to his standards. He removed and replaced them without me even having to point them out. This is a clear indicator to me that he truly takes pride in his work.
Previously, I had a disaster of a gate that could only be opened from one side and wouldn't open all the way. Seth installed a new gate that opened from both sides and leveled the ground out to allow the fence to swing open entirely where it would not previously. He also installed a second gate on another portion of my fence where one did not exist previously to my specifications. In both instances, the fence was built from scratch and he did not use one of those fence "kits" that you see in stores. This was true craftsmanship.
Both Seth and Ron were polite, professional, and truly grateful to have earned my business. They were respectful of my pets, my children, and other family at my home. They cleaned up at the end of each day and weren't satisfied until the work met their high standards.
I highly recommend Goodland Decking. I'll be contacting Seth in near future for some work I'm planning on my deck.