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Chicago Custom Deck Builders

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Alex's Fence and decks llc
4.9
from 188 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 278 hires on Thumbtack
Curt H.
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Needed to have some lumber hauled away after a deck construction project. Alex gave us a great price, showed up on time and worked hard. Left the yard clean and was very professional. Would hire again.

Superior Exteriors
4.8
from 173 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 238 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph B.
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This husband and wife team did a great job on our cedar deck. They power washed, sanded and stained it at a very affordable price. Scott was great at keeping in communication with us as we navigated the changes in weather that impacted the project. They were a pleasure to work with. We would highly recommend them.

A Plus Decorating Inc.
4.8
from 121 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
Jeannie R.
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We hired Chano to paint the interior of our garage, and Chano also quoted on staining our wood deck. Chano was very professional, friendly and thorough during the quoting process and his team did excellent work. In fact, they were able to complete the job the same day Chano came out to quote. Highly recommend!

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Remodeling Associates
4.9
from 111 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
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Kelly C.
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Ron and his team were amazing! He was a straight shooter from the beginning to the end of the project. His craftsmanship is amazing and everything was built super solid. I love my new deck and will be using Ron for all my remodeling work in the future. Hands down the best I have worked with!

R & R Coatings Services Inc.
4.9
from 66 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Adam V.
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Deck and Exterior Bar/Kitchen. Roberto was one of many quotes I explored - so glad I went with him! His work is outstanding, very professional & competitive pricing. The deck & outside bar look great! I'll be hiring him again for some inside painting. Thanks Roberto!

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Paintmasters LLC
4.8
from 62 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
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Orest S.
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Paintmasters did an excellent job of refinishing our large deck. I was amazed at the time they took to properly prep the deck, which was a combination of an old deck and an more recent add on. They were meticulous in both the prep work and the finish work. I strongly recommend them to anyone looking for quality work at a reasonable price.

Kosterna Construction
4.6
from 50 reviews
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Marcelo A.
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Karol recently completed a new deck installation. I would highly endorse this company for any job. Karol was timely, respectful, courteous, innovative, clean etc. He kept me up to date at all times. We are very happy with the finished product.

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  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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Steve Z.
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Thanks for the new deck railing install. Quality work and they are reliable and reasonable, doesn't get much better than that!

  • 5 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Jamasen M.
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We had a great experience! We needed a variety of odds and ends done around the house including lighting, fixing toilets issues, building a patio set and gas fire pit. We will use him again for building our deck.

Master Craft & Design
4.6
from 33 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon S.
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Eddie has done a great job. He has been wildly responsive to concerns, and the end result looks great. He laid tile, built a custom cabinet in a tricky location, and then trimmed out my cabinets to look like they were customized all along. We came up with innovative solutions for the cabinet above my refrigerator, so the new, taller fridge fit AND my cabinet doors open freely. It is a brilliant solution you'll have to ask him about.

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  • 26 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
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James R.
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Dan created a custom built-in for our entryway with bench, shoe storage, shelves, and overhead cabinets. From the very start he was a pleasure to work with as we collaborated on something that would be one-of-a-kind and perfect for our space. His crew built the unit offsite in 5-6 weeks then assembled/installed in-home over several hours, and we couldn't be happier with the look, functionality, and high quality of his work. Will certainly recommend to anyone looking for built-ins, custom kitchen, or bathroom cabinetry. Thank you!

  • 5 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Melanie P.
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I highly recommend Shelton for any services you may need. He does quality work. Shelton kept me involved with every step of the process and was very patient when we had to come up with a different layout for my deck. He is conscientious and hard working. He put in long hours to complete the job in a timely manner. His son helped and he was awesome as well. Both very knowledgeable. I know I found a great handy guy for any future projects. Shelton is very personable and i trusted him to do the job and he delivered above and beyond my expectations.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Teri V.
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Andrew did a terrific job. Work was excellent, and he was extremely professional and knowledgeable, as well as meticulous in the details. Had him replace rotted boards on the deck and then powerwash and stain. I've already recommended him to neighbors.

Precise Management Services
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Richard G.
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Ken go t there early and stayed until the job was done had a huge punch list of things to do including install a garbage disposal power wash and paint my front and back deck install light fixtures and Outlets throughout my house and hang three TVs he got the job done completely by himself this is a one-man working crew will definitely use and hire him in the future

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Brad schiltz
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
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Susan E.
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After having Brad gives me quotes for replacing my rotting front porch, I made the decision to go with composite decking and I cannot say how happy I am with that decision. The porch looks wonderful and Brad was extremely responsive to my questions, came when he said he was coming and did a wonderful job. Alot of attention to detail and I now have a porch that I feel was custom built. He also replaced cellar doors I badly needed replaced and did a wonderful job of shoring up the sides as well. I have had a lot of compliments on the work and would certainly recommend Brad to anyone looking for a porch or deck build. Wonderful job!!

  • 6 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Cathy W.
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I have never been so pleased as I was when we recently used DDT Home Transformations to build our deck. From day one, their attention to detail was outstanding. Once we decided we wanted a deck, we called them and Rick Vargas came over immediately to discuss what we wanted, offer very helpful suggestions and promised a prompt quote. By the next day we had a quote and the day after, work started. Rick set EVERYTHING up including calls to the City to confirm code on an item we were concerned about. We didn't have to do anything except discuss plans and watch the transformation begin from ugly to beautiful. Within a week our deck was completed. Throughout the process Rick and DDT's crew were honest, on time, professional and listened to our needs. His construction guy, Billy, even came out on a Sunday to finish the job! I'm not a deck builder but people who are have come over and complimented us on the workmanship and high quality of materials that were used. I wouldn't hesitate to hire them to come back and do any other work on our house including basement refinishing, bathroom or kitchen upgrades....they do it all and they do it beautifully! DDT Home Transformations is the best and they deliver as promised. -Cathy and Bill Welch

Excellent Painting Inc
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
German R.
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I am a General Contractor in the Chicagoland area and I have been using Mariusz of Excellent Painting Inc as my sub contractor for the past few years for all my painting and decking jobs. Mariusz is simply fantastic! He is knowledgeable, professional, and most of all he is punctual. Every customer of mine that he has done work for has had nothing but glowing reviews about his work and more importantly his character. Mariusz continues to do work for me to this day. If you are looking for quality, call Excellent Painting. You will not be disappointed. Rey

Amruss Inc.
4.0
from 9 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Ann C.
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The work Amruss did on our porch and deck were amazing. They look brand new. I was incredibly impressed by the communication Amruss provided. Kept us up-to-date on when they would arrive and there are not a lot of places that do that.

Deck Doctor
3.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Steve F.
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Donald and crew did a great job on a difficult project. I'd certainly hire him again for additional painting/staining work and recommend him to others.

Custom Built Fence & Deck
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Robert N.
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Custom Built installed a board on board fence custom built on location. After encountering some issues with very difficult neighbors, Karen and John (both were great) reworked my contract to my satisfaction. Both were very attentive to the details of my situation. The crew was great, especially Javier. He was very professional, kept me advised and while he supervised the crew, he did so much quality work as well. I highly recommend Custom Built.

Designer Decks by M.J. Inc
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Rick S.
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Jim and his team responded quickly to our needs. His quality of workmanship and customer service set him apart from the competition. Designer Decks is first class!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Who is a carpenter and what do they do?

Carpenters are skilled craftsmen who build things out of wood. Depending on what the carpenter builds, they may be referred to by various names. A framer is a carpenter who puts up the framing on a house. A trim or finish carpenter installs the finishing touches of prefabricated or custom trim and detail work once a house has been built and the walls are up. A furniture maker or woodworker builds furniture — such as tables, beds and dressers — out of wood. A cabinetmaker is a carpenter who builds custom and semi-custom wood cabinets. If you’re having a home built or remodeled, your general contractor will either provide or subcontract the carpentry work for the framing, cabinets and trim. You can hire a carpenter directly to update the trim in your home, build you a piece of custom furniture, or repair or replace your wood cabinets.

Do carpenters build houses?

Carpenters are trained to work with wood. That means that any part of your home that is built of wood is very likely to involve a carpenter. Framing carpenters will put up the wood that makes up the bones of your home. If you’re having a wood floor installed, it may be done by a carpenter — although being a carpenter is not a requirement to install flooring. Trim, baseboards, wainscoting and any other detail work is typically installed by a finish carpenter. The wood boxes of custom cabinets will be built and installed by a carpenter.

Although all of these components in your new or remodeled home are built by carpenters who specialize in building things with wood, a general contractor typically oversees construction of the entire house. If the general contractor is also a carpenter skilled in all these areas, they may well construct your entire home. More often, the general contractor subcontracts out the various building stages to different individuals, including carpenters.

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