Disaster evaded. I couldn't be happier. My refurbished deck looks like new and is stronger and safer than new. I had a large deck, approximately 20 years old, that was ill-maintained by the previous owner and was long overdue for a major overhaul. The horizontal surfaces were rotted, pitted, splitting and splintering. I thought I needed to replace the flooring and railing with better material than pressure treated wood. I was shocked when I priced the TREX decking material necessary for what I had in mind. I consulted Ron whom I knew from our mutual interest in a charity. He discussed options and savings opportunities with me. I went with his suggestions which resulted in an extremely reasonable cost for the refurbishment. He reworked, sanded and was able to save about half the pressure treated decking. He replaced the other half with new boards. And he replaced the top surface of the railing with brightly colored TREX that provided a nice highlighting effect once Ron had cleaned and painted the entire deck. It looked like a new deck when he was done. But all that shines is not gold. In doing his due diligence, Ron checked beneath the surface (See example of what he found). The six major posts that support the deck were rotted to the core. It was only a matter of time before the deck, its contents and occupants went tumbling down. Ron provided a deep concrete foundation that extended above ground level for each post and did so at a very reasonable price while giving me the confidence that this deck is now safe and built to last. Due to Ron's diligence and professionalism, my family and I dodged a bullet. He is a highly experienced and proficient workman of exceptional character. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking the contract services he offers.