Leo and his crew did an excellent job building our deck and some other related items. It was very clear from the beginning that Leo was not going to penny pinch or take a middling approach to the job. His work was above and beyond what the code called for and we have no doubt as to the structural soundness of our deck. We could not say that about our prior deck. In addition, Leo provided some excellent thoughts on design and layout and our deck looks so much better for it. We ultimately chose a PVC material for the deck. Sure, it costs more, but Leo did not take advantage of us on pricing. He also steered us toward inexpensive, but durable, railing. Now, we have a deck that is relatively maintenance free, and it looks great.
In addition, while Leo was preparing an estimate for the job, he identified some other issues that other contractors had not caught. Although that sounds like a contractor simply trying to find more work, I could see the exact issue he noticed. Somehow, our breakfast bump out was built using our old deck for support! Needless to say, that was a major concern for us. Leo got the footings in and we are not worrying about that anymore.
We are very happy with the deck. It is a great addition to the house and it looks great. I plan on using it all year.