In late September and into early October we started searching for deck companies with the goal to replace an existing but much dilapidated 300 square foot pressure treated deck. We needed this to happen this Fall. I made contact with several recommended companies but more often than not they did not return our email or phone call OR once they came out they did not get back to us with a detailed quote. To be honest they may have been intimidated by the backyard. Firstly, one can only access the backyard 'single file' at best due to a healthy cedar hedge. This would make it problematic getting materials and equipment to the backyard. And secondly we have display perennial gardens butted up against the deck on two and a half sides. These gardens are important to us but clearly it would make it much more difficult for deck demolition and the subsequent construction.
Having said all of this Clark S. (owner of HHD of Markham) provided superb service from start to finish. His quote for the PVC deck was detailed and quickly provided. Demolition started promptly with Clark first setting up protective temporary fencing to better shield the surrounding gardens. He kept in touch regularly by text and email regarding the on-going work and any concerns or questions we had were in turn dealt with in a reasonable time frame. The main builder, an employee of Clark's was experienced and seemed to take care with his work.
The deck is now done and can be used as soon as the good weather permits.
As you can see easily infer from this write-up we would confidently recommend Clark S. and his Markham franchise of "Hickory Dickory Deck".