My husband and I had dreamed about having a porch on the front of our cute little home. We decided to get several bids, which we did, and the bid we chose was from archadeck. John Buenneke is the owner of this company based in south Minneapolis and he was the person we spoke with about creating our dream deck. John was really our favorite right out the gate. He had actual photos to show us of his company's work which spoke volumes on the quality of their final projects. Other companies we had come out did NOT have any photos of their completed jobs to show us. John himself was a PLEASURE to deal with, he REALLY listened to everything we wanted and was extremely helpful in enabling us to formulate an exact plan of how our new porch would look. John also had the the bid closest to what we wanted to spend on a front porch. After a lengthy detailed meeting with us, John took photos of our house. Within days, John quickly wrote up a proposal and sent us an actual cad drawing which showed us exactly how our new porch was going to look! We liked John's attention to detail as well as his confident warm personality. He, without question, has been a pleasure to work with on our dream porch. John sent two of his BEST Master Craftsmen, Patrick and Russ to bring to life the images we saw on our cad drawings. We cannot say enough about how absolutely fantastic this team was! Every single piece of work they did was done METICIOUSLY! My husband wants things done right every time and done right the FIRST time and this is EXACTLY what these two workers did. Each day they would show up on time and work on the porch details until late in the day. Each day after they left my husband and I would look at the work they accomplished and marvel at how spectacular their work was! After each days work, they left the porch work area and yard completely neat and tidy! Even the neighbors commented on how clean they left our yard each day! The work was impeccable and we would hire this company in a heartbeat to build any structures going forward that we may need! The porch is solidly built and looks exactly the way we imagined it to be, if not even better! Any time there was any question at all about any detail, Patrick and Russ would talk to me or my husband to make sure they were doing exactly what we wanted. The porch took approximately two weeks to build. archadeck took care of everything! They ordered the wood, the dumpster and all supplies required to build our porch. They took care of getting a permit and when needed conferred with the city inspectors. Everything went without a hitch and I cannot stress enough how absolutely pleased we are with our new porch! John Buenneke (owner) and Patrick & Russ (the master craftsmen) truly represented the archadeck company with integrity, quality, honesty and a final product we are SO happy with and proud of! The photos speak for themselves! I feel that we have the cutest house on the block now with our porch addition! I wanted the porch to be like a porch on a cottage and that's exactly what we got! On the archadeck brochure it says...?Structures so stunning it's a shame they're out back.? A lot of archadeck's work is on decks and structures on the back of most homes. I'm SO delighted to say that this time their structure is on the FRONT of our house and it IS stunning! We are 100% satisfied customers. The porch is made from cedar and other woods. We are in the process of having the porch painted white and yellow to match our home. We are also staining the floor and porch steps. I will submit a photo after the painting is completed.