I found out the hard way that this person is NOT a licensed contractor at all and on top of that, my entire covered porch/deck structure was ordered to be taken down AT MY EXPENSE by the city building inspectors. After that I tried to take this guy to court but new laws place all responsibility upon the home owners to be IN COMPLIANCE. I guess I just assumed by all the website and paperwork that he was all legit. It was a very costly mistake as he doesnt even have a basic business license and NO INSURANCE EITHER which would have had me fire him mid job had I known that just by his totally unsafe worksite practices and the fact he ALWAYS SMELLS LIKE BEER. One other thing you will notice is that ALL THESE CLEARLY PRO GUYS COME THROUGH WORKING FOR HIM AND.....THEY ALL GO AWAY> I had no less than 8 different guys who all knew what they were doing just leave. One of them tried to give me a heads up but I was so far into my pocket at that point I felt stuck to finish. DO NOT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE. His work looks pretty good but is all STRUCTURALLY UNSOUND and will not meet building codes. This guy is listed all over the freakin web, but all I can say is BUYER BEWARE. YOU HAVE ALL BEEN WARNED. Even his listed business address is a fake as it is a rental house he owns.
Posted: 8/11/2015 • Link to this review
I don't know who this is She-he never complained to me.
I have never had a serious job site injury.
I don't think the building inspector can bake you tear down an existing structure even if your stupid enough to let them in your house
I work alone 1/3 of the time and have 1 or 2 helpers the rest of the time I have never had 8 workers on a job site.
and "clearly pro guys who know what they are doing".
not meeting building codes and structurally unsound are totally different concepts.
I think that She-he got to talking to this clearly pro guy
while I was paying him $20 an hour and something went wrong after I was done. And the building inspectors (I'm guessing City of Decatur) put Her-him up to this.
THATS MY CONSPIRICY THEORY.
Dave did an excellent job screening in our deck. He listen to how we wanted it and he went beyond what we thought it would look like. He did nice qaulity work. We highly recommend him.
Posted: 6/19/2012 • Link to this review
Working with Dave was an excellent experience. He and his guys were prompt, courteous, professional and built me a wonderful deck, privacy screen, and arbor. He kept me informed every step of the way, and the project was finished on time and exceeded my expectations. I didn't know exactly what I wanted at first, but Dave gave me several options and prices for each. I would highly recommend Creative Deck Designs without hesitation.
Posted: 7/22/2011 • Link to this review
Dave and Samuel from Creative Deck Designs just finished our deck yesterday. They exceeded our expectations throughout the entire project. Great communication, craftsmanship and price! We would recommend them a million times over!
Posted: 4/16/2011 • Link to this review
David and his team did an outstanding job on my deck. I could not be happier with the result, it is exactly what I was hoping for and more. Great workmanship, easy to work with and very reasonably priced. I highly recommend them.
Posted: 7/22/2009 • Link to this review
David was great! Good communication, top-quality materials and stellar workmanship. My new deck is perfect and just how I envisioned. Plus their price was the lowest of the three quotes I got. Can't beat that! Highly recommended.
Posted: 10/29/2008 • Link to this review
The company torn down an old wooden walkway/deck and built a new one. Their quality and workmanship were great and they did an excellent job. They were reasonably pricing and completed the work in a timely manner. I would definitely use them again and would recommend them highly. My husband and I are both happy with the results!
Posted: 10/29/2005 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
I had my whole deck ripped off and put back on by this decking company!! They are FAST and THOROUGH!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! Great people and very professional!!
Posted: 5/04/2005 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review