Stop searching now. Just hire California Deck Builders! Kobi, Richey, and Erika are all a sheer pleasure to work with and I highly recommend them if you want an honest and reliable contractor at a fair price, who proactively contributes great design suggestions, and takes pride in their artisan craftsmanship. We hired them to finish a deck that was started by another general landscape contractor. CDB not only finished it ahead of schedule, but their work exceeded our expectations including professionalism, material selection (ipe), and construction quality. Their work is now the crown jewel of our backyard. Of course they do the obvious stuff (which should be standard, but often is not) - showed up reliably on time, communicated clearly and frequently, cleaned after each day, had a professional setup, worked full days, presented a good solid contract, were very easy to work. But more importantly, Kobi listened to our ideas, carefully considered them, and provided alternatives to consider. For us this included: - Smaller tree opening in the top deck for safety, and can be enlarged later as needed. - Various screw options and patterns for visual interest - Alternate bench design to integrate better with the surrounding yard conditions - Various wood transitions and edge condition details - Design solution for concealing the fountain pump with a removable cap that doubled as a step to the upper deck - Cleanly notched wood panels to cover uneven tile installations at the fountain Kobi also connected us with a skilled and licensed electrician who helped us properly ground and reconnect all power in the yard, which were incorrectly installed by the previous contractors we hired. I could go on. At the end of the day, Kobi, Erika and Richie are great people. I had the pleasure of eating lunch with them during break, and we had stimulating, fun, and enjoyable conversations over mexican food. This is what it’s meant to be.