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Our neighbor recommended Jim Craftsmen Deck builders did an awsome job on my porch.. We were looking for someone with experience installing "IPE" hardwood decking.. It was pretty obvious They know what they are doing...i couldnt be happier Jim explained everything in detail...explained to us the pitfalls and was extremely helpful...guideing my wife and I through the design process.. he suggested we do it a specific size..and i am truely grateful we did it this way...We just had a party on this new porch and everyone complimented me on how good of a job it was.. i will recommend him..infact my neighbor is dealing with him right now.. Job well done... he wasnt the cheapest..But i got my money's worth....The Home owner that wished all contractors where as good as advertised! as Mr. Fox was! It was refreshing to have a contractor that cared about his work.
Posted: 11/16/2009 • Last edited: 6/13/2013 • Link to this review
I can not say enough good things about working with Jim Fox at Craftsmen Deck Builders. I have been burnt in the past by my contractors and therefore move cautiously when hiring one. I started by interviewing approximately 5 different deck builders ranging from big companies to smaller. Through the process, I met Jim, felt comfortable, and knew that he would be the main person building my deck. Through the estimate process, he itemized every option in detail allowing me to choose the deck that I wanted. In the end, I choose every option presented. This included a flare base to the stairs, a gate at the top of the stairs, metal balusters, a new door for access, and composite decking. I was lucky in availability and Jim was able to start days after I chose him. He was on-site every day that that work was done and let me know if there were any potential issues. Additionally, he provided some intricate details to the deck with routed edges and decorative framing around the decking and supports. He had quoted me X amount for the deck and that it would take 9 to 10 business days. I paid the exact amount that I was quoted and we finished in 10 business days. For a person who has been burned by contractors, I was ecstatic to encounter and work with Jim from Craftsmen.
Posted: 5/07/2007 • Last edited: 6/13/2013 • Link to this review