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When we decided to replace our builder-grade wood deck on our nine-year-old home, we knew that we wanted to use a composite decking product instead of real wood. After doing a good bit of research, we settled on Trex and their Transcend decking product. When I went to their website to search for local deck builders who use Trex products, Decksouth was among the first to come up. As a Trex Pro Platinum builder, I knew that we would be dealing with a quality company that could build an amazing new deck, but Decksouth exceeded every expectation we had. John and Shane did such a wonderful job on our new deck. They were friendly to deal with, helpful in explaining things, and all of their employees and subcontractors who worked on the deck were also extremely pleasant to deal with and did an impeccable job of cleaning up afterwards. Decksouth's prices were reasonable, too, and I feel like we got great value on our deck project. We could not be more thrilled with our new Trex Transcend deck, and we have received so many compliments on it already from our friends and neighbors. A Trex low-maintenance deck truly is the envy of your neighborhood, so if you live in the metro Atlanta area, I couldn't urge you enough to use Decksouth for your deck project.
Posted: 8/15/2015 • Link to this review
We just finished a porch/deck project with Decksouth and couldn't be happier. They are very professional from the initial meeting/quote to the project leader and all crew members. We were kept updated on all details and progress and questions were answered quickly and thoroughly. We've already had many compliments on the project and would definitely recommend Decksouth to anyone considering doing a deck or porch project. We will definitely work with DeckSouth on any future projects as well.
Posted: 5/03/2015 • Link to this review
When we moved into our house my wife joked that we should build a deck in the back yard. A few years after that we did it! After talking to many different companies, we found Decksouth to be the best. I would say that my wife and I tend to be very picky, and Decksouth was very good. They listened to us, helped up think of ideas and in the end built a deck that we are going to love for many years to come. I would highly recommend them to ANYONE in the area who needs a deck.
Posted: 1/07/2015 • Link to this review
We had an awesome experience! Our entire backyard was renovated to include a pool, new landscaping, removal of old deck and building of new one with dry ceiling for patio use underneath. John Lea and his crew were a bright spot in a our long and tedious renovation! The crew was respectful, clean, and hard working! We had to change the location of the steps from the old design and he came in with a new design, thinking of everything from how much room we would have at the bottom of the stairs until the pool started, to windows being blocked, etc... John even got married and was gone for 9 days during our project, but he arranged ahead of time for Shane to take care of us. Shane was as easy and on top of things as John! The deck is beautiful and changes the aesthetics of our entire backyard! Makes us want to fire up the grill on the top of the deck and relax under the fans beneath the deck! I wish all companies were as easy to work with! Plan on using them again for Bahama shutters around the pool in the near future!
Posted: 10/12/2013 • Link to this review
Beyond thrilled with our new deck! John Lea & his team were top notch! We now have a new living space outside which we LOVE. John and his team listened to our needs and not only met them but exceeded our expectations. The project was done on schedule and was effortless on our end. John's team was incredibly organized and the work space was always clean and in order. There is no question who I would recommend to build your next deck! Decksouth definitely lived up to its stellar reputation! Thanks John & team!!
Posted: 10/07/2013 • Link to this review
Deck South built an amazing Trex deck for us that is all that we could have wanted it to be. It was no easy fix for our sloped yard, but John Lea was able to use his creativity to design a deck, that wrapped around our raised koi pond, that is 6 feet off the ground on one side and an easy 2 steps on the opposite side, to our wooded yard and garden pathways. He designed an equally beautiful paver walkway to transition from the deck to the gardens, because Deck South also does patios. The other contractors we spoke with limited their work to decks only with no help in blending the deck into the rest of your yard. The deck looks like it belongs in a magazine, but is nestled so comfortably in our yard John has a very creative mind and is also very familiar with his products and the elements of construction. He can design a deck with personality, not just a cookie cutter design. It all would not come together without his experienced crew, who do very high quality work and who can figure out how to make things work when issues come up. We even have an attractive, non skid built in dog ramp for our dachshunds. John will make suggestions on how to keep the costs under control and does not try to jack the price up. We are very happy we had John Lea, Deck South construct our outdoor space that we will enjoy for many years.
Posted: 10/07/2013 • Link to this review
My new deck by Decksouth is exactly what I wanted. They came up with a great plan to extend my deck by four feet, reroute the stairs and add a corner landing where I can pause to enjoy my landscape. John's plan included creating a chevron pattern with the boards that really expands the deck visually. The quality of the construction is first rate. The wood and other components are top quality. I highly recommend Decksouth.
Posted: 4/25/2013 • Link to this review
It was clear early on, that Decksouth was the right choice for my deck/screened porch project. Of all the companies, Mike was the only one that offered a gabled roof design for my 2 level screened porch. My team of carpenters stayed consistent throughout the project, and they worked long days to keep the momentum going. Mike and/or Joey (the Project Manager) stopped by frequently to check on progress and to fix small details. My project had a few tricky aspects, a large custom french door needed to be installed as well as a swing bed, both on the upper level. Neither one was a picnic to get "up there", and both took several iterations to get everything perfect. However,the entire crew worked diligently to meet and exceed my expectations. I love my new outdoor spaces, and rarely want to leave the house now!
Posted: 6/26/2012 • Last edited: 4/18/2013 • Link to this review
My wife and I were extremely happy with our new deck extension. We got exactly what we described when DeckSouth came out for our consultation. The quality of work was exceptional and there was no mess when they left our house. There was real attention to detail. We will call DeckSouth the next time we need any deck work completed.
Posted: 5/23/2012 • Last edited: 4/18/2013 • Link to this review
The overall finish product was exceptional. Very impressed with the crew and I would highly recommend them. They work with me on the design and look that I wanted to achieve.
Posted: 1/31/2012 • Link to this review
DeckSouth was professional, accurate, thorough and great to work with. We obtained bids from four contractors and while DeckSouth was not the least expensive their work was worth the investment.We went with a kiln dried pine which they stained at completion, added lights (this looks so nice!) and rebuilt a small screened in porch. John had Alex as our crew lead and he was wonderful! They handled every step of the process including inspections, stain & electrical. Their work was extremely precise (I was amazed at how much effort they put into every measurement to ensure accuracy) and we were thrilled with the results. No issues at all and that is rare these days in the construction industry.
Posted: 1/28/2012 • Link to this review
Mike and Joey and team did a great job demolishing and rebuilding our 11 x 18 PT deck. They were very professional and accommodating to last minute changes. The deck looks great. They were punctual and cleaned up the site very well. There were a couple of design errors that I caught, but I'm sure they would have made them good either way. Recommended!
Posted: 10/28/2011 • Link to this review
After quotes from different companies, we chose DeckSouth not only for the reasonable price for our Screened Porch project, but also for their excellent references and ideas that expanded what was possible for us to build, within our budget. What resulted was not just a screened porch - but a glorious Outdoor Room! It has become a true extension of our interior home. The skill and craftsmanship of Abel and his crew is unparalleled. Roberto and his painting team did an exquisite job with the Cabot Deck stain and in refreshing the painted exterior areas of our home. Communication with the Project Manager Mike Reasons was professional, timely and consistent. The DeckSouth crew on our project was on always on time, polite, answered questions thoroughly and neatly cleaned up the workspace each night. We continue to get rave reviews of DeckSouth's work from neighbors and passers-by. We kidded with the crew that we were going to move outdoors and live on our new Screened Porch Deck full time because they had created a fabulous, large "Treehouse Oasis" for us. As we sit in it and enjoy the outdoors, we marvel at the talent of these men, and the care they took in completing our vision. We're deeply grateful to Mike Reasons, Abel, Roberto and the whole crew. We look forward to working with DeckSouth on future home projects. They have truly increased the value of our home!
Posted: 5/22/2011 • Last edited: 4/18/2013 • Link to this review
I have nothing but great things to say about Decksouth. I am a small business owner as well, and I know how important it is to do people right. Decksouth does just that. They cared about me when they were on my job. The work was the best I've seen. They cared about the detail and the craftsmanship. They cared about the product they were putting up. I'm so glad we chose Decksouth over the other companies. Thanks Decksouth a great deck that my family will really enjoy.
Posted: 4/07/2011 • Last edited: 4/18/2013 • Link to this review