Fred didn't have the best attention to detail. Some elements of the deck were poorly constructed. Never finished the project. The time it took to make a simple deck was about 5 months. This project could have been done in 1 month. He had a lot of appointments and couldn't make us a priority to show up for work. I even helped him with the job and he didn't give us much of a price break. He also promised additional features which he never did and never returned. At the end of the day I would advise nobody to go with Fred, very poor experience, however our deck did get completed and looks great.