Came out in early July to look at proposed job of building deck to be level with the backdoor threshold so as to accommodate smooth exit for powerchair. He gave suggestions to increase size, screen it in and place doors in a different place than I had asked. I agreed to all his suggestions. He brought a contract on 7/20 which I signed (without paying careful attention). He said he wouldn't be able to begin work until approximately September. Shortly after he left I called and said we wanted to use a different color composite decking. There was no contact from him on the approximate date. When I called him a few days later I was told it would be another two weeks before he could start. Called him about two and half weeks later, was told it would another two weeks. He finally began work on 11/18/13. Discovered he had estimated the cost using my original dimension rather than the one we agreed on after he suggested expanding the size. Built a deck frame that is absolutely solid. They began putting the composite planks on the frame by screwing them in from the top, leaving the screw heads visible. I stopped them, went to a supply store and bought a tool to install the planks in a way that hid the screw heads. This upset him considerably. After installing the aluminum framing for the screen (another misunderstanding as to type of screen) he spray-painted the raw aluminum edges and screw heads without covering the composite decking, resulting in paint over-spray on a good portion of the decking. His comment for not protecting the deck was "Shoulda', coulda', woulda' didn't". Three scrubbings removed the paint, as well as some color from the decking. The job was finished on 12/4/13. The deck is approximately 1 inch below the door threshold, causing a rough exit for a powerchair. The final cost was about fifty percent more than the original estimate. I understood and paid in full. He said the screened-in deck would be "bug-proof", but there are spaces where the aluminum frame meets the eave. I called him and told him about the problems. He said he would be back to do the caulking "next week" and if I could tell him how to smooth the exit he would do it. Haven't seen nor heard from him. He built a solid deck that looks good from a distance. If you decide to hire him, pay very close attention to the contract details and require a list of materials to be used and the cost, as well as an agreement that the cost of any unused, whole materials be deducted from the final cost. I was left with approximately 3 to 4 hundred dollars worth of decking and screen. And be prepared for a battle of wills.