We researched and talked to a few deck builders before deciding to go with Ceccola. One of the reasons we selected Ceccola as one of those we considered was because Chris Ceccola (owner) had been to our house 10-12 years ago when we were looking for replacement windows. We didn't get them from him, but I "liked the cut of his jib". He was just very forthcoming with details and answering questions. Turns out he hasn't changed. He was quick with his estimate, clearly understood what we wanted, and established the start date as soon as we said "go". This was NOT a new deck project. We already had a treated wood deck that I built about 30 years ago. The floor and top railing wood were split and splintered, but the foundation appeared to be solid. We asked that he confirm that it was, and where not, replace what wasn't (essentially joists, joist hangers, plate against the house, and posts). Turns out the foundation needed only a few new hangers and although the joists were solid, about half of them had bowed in the middle about ½", so had to be replaced to have a level deck. The new deck flooring and skirt are composites by TimberTech, which I had never heard of, but trust in Chris's judgment. The railing is white PVC with black aluminum balusters. We toyed with the idea of breaking up the stark white of the railing by leaving the support posts, which project ~38" above the deck floor, uncovered instead of covering them with a white PVC sleeve. However, the crew pointed out that (a) all of them had cracks that should be filled and (b) they would introduce a maintenance item to the deck that was otherwise maintenance free. So we allow them to be covered with the white sleeves. The quality of the work was great, as were the personalities of the guys who did the work. We are very pleased with the outcome.