I've never had a deck. I can count on one hand the number of times I've even sat on a deck. But I've always loved the concept and when presented with the opportunity to fulfill a dream I turned to Thumbtack, quite simply, for its simplicity.
That said, I contacted several of the companies listed, S.O.S. Property Services being the one I chose.
From the outset, this company stood head and shoulders above
the rest. While a couple of the companies were good, one was horrible -- I've reviewed that one here before -- S.O.S. was simply superior.
Specifically, when I first made contact with the S.O.S. office I was treated with a level of professional care that reminded me of bygone days. Blanca, the S.O.S. Property Services office manager, made certain my appointment needs were foremost. As we moved forward her follow-ups were so appreciated.
Luis, S.O.S.'s owner showed-up exactly as scheduled, went about his business quite efficiently and offered a number of suggestions I, who knew nothing about decks, found not only
helpful but cost effective. Luis promised and delivered a quote
within 48 hours. While his estimate was below the others, the
primary reason I chose S.O.S. was because Luis and his company
seemed so easy to work with, were extremely knowledgeable, creative and diligent.
The construction of the deck went like clockwork even though I
made one major and a couple minor changes along with way. In
each and every case, Luis and his team were more than patient
and accommodating. Amazingly within three days I was sitting on
my new deck. (See photos).
All in all, I cannot recommend S.O.S. more highly. Decks are only one of the many construction projects they're prepared to do and while I've yet to use them beyond the deck, Luis is currently preparing the plans to build us a rather large shed.
You'll not go wrong contracting with S.O.S.