5. Iron River Construction LLC
- 18 years in business
- 15 hires on Thumbtack
- Serves Lakeville, MN
"We hired Iron River to build a 15'x18' deck with an additional landing (8 footings). It turned out fabulously!
In the early stages - our project manager did a great job with responsiveness and turning around revisions to their bid to match what my wife and I wanted. They also included a warranty on their labor! Their "bid folder" included all of the information a person would want when evaluating a bid so it was pretty easy to decide where Iron River stood among our other bids.
The only thing we didn't like was that our project took a long time to get started and we didn't get a whole lot of communication. The challenge with decks is they're at the mercy of the weather. We would have liked more communication during the interim (we waited almost 2 months, but we did sign in mid April while it was still snowing...) between the signed work agreement and actually starting the deck. It was just hard since we had been told initially that we'd be 3 weeks out once the first deck of Iron River's season had started.
Scheduling aside, once the project started it was smooth sailing start to finish. I'm a big fan of communication (if you couldn't tell from above), so it would have been nice to know what they were trying to accomplish over the next couple of days or if they were expecting to pause work for a day (there were days where nobody arrived and the weather was not inhibiting work activities). However, the project start (digging footings) to finish (fascia + inspection) was quite quick even with rainy days.
I would definitely recommend Iron River to anyone looking to build a deck, or even some internal house remodeling (but I don't know as much about that)."