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DM Outdoor Living Spaces

Founded 1987 • With Angi since March 2011

5.0

(69) Verified Reviews

Business Details

Phone Number

Address

P.O. Box 54

Western Springs, IL 60558

Description

After thirty years in the industry, DM Outdoor Living Spaces, a licensed, insured and bonded company, has come to be known as a versatile installer of wood, composite and natural stone materials. We are a Unilock authorized contractor with a long standing record of quality and satisfaction in the hardscape/landscape design and installation business. Our hardscape specialist and horticulturist have the knowledge and talents to make your property the envy of the neighborhood....

Verified Reviews

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1.0

06/24/2021


Robert M.

Poor communications - this company was too busy to provide a quote, but wouldn't admit it. I called and emailed several times, but they couldn't/wouldn't schedule a time to come see our deck or provide an estimate. It has been almost a month since I last asked the to set a date and they have completely ghosted me.

Description of Work
Deck repair or replacement

Category decks

Service Provider Response

[Member Name Removed], we are sorry we we were not able to fulfill an appointment for you, and you felt that we did not provide the type of communication that you are accustomed to. We do our best to accommodate everyone that contacts us, but unfortunately we are not able to service everyone. The appointment and estimate process takes time during our busy season, and we are very sought after as you can see with our over 60+ reviews on Angies List, as well on Google and Facebook. We hope you find your backyard of your dreams.
5.0

06/01/2021


Lauren L.

Dino and his team were great to work with. They listened to our design ideas and made our vision come to life. Dino came by frequently to show us different material samples and answered all our questions up front. The workmanship on our deck is commendable and his team finished the job in just over two weeks, giving us plenty of time to enjoy the deck throughout the summer. His prices were fair and the most reasonable of any other companies we quoted. Great value for the work that was done!

Description of Work
Deck building

Category decks

5.0

02/11/2021


brian N.

Dino was very professional and gave us a detailed quote. we ended up putting project on hold due to money issues.

Description of Work
paver for driveway and patio

Category hardscaping

5.0

02/09/2021


Kevin D.

Dino and his team are incredibly skilled! They created an incredible patio and fire pit for us which transformed our outdoor entertaining space. Dino was timely in his responses to my questions and concerns, and was also very transparent on timelines and updates on the project's status. He and his team are consummate professionals and my wife and I could not be happier with the job he did. Dino is creative and truly passionate about creating a customized space for you to enjoy. I would highly recommend hiring Dino and his team for any of your outdoor projects. I will definitely be using him again in the future. Thank you D&M!!

Description of Work
Patio and Fire Pit

Category decks, sunrooms, hardscaping, patios, outdoor kitchens

5.0

11/11/2020


Bud E.

The project went very well in all three phases. We are very happy with the work done by Dino and his crew(s). Dino did a good job of managing the project and his workers were friendly and skilled. They also did a nice job of clean-up at the end of the project. I would definitely go back to Dino for additional work and recommend him highly to others looking to have similar work done.

Description of Work
Our project consisted of 3 phases: Deck demolition and reconstruction with composite (Timber Tech); retaining wall (Olde Quarry stone); grill area with Holland Premier paver stones.

Category decks, hardscaping

Service Provider Response

Thank you for your "A" review. It was our pleasure to serve you, and we look forward to your next project.
5.0

10/31/2020


Elizabeth H.

Dino was very good to work with, and he was attentive and flexible with designing our deck. His crew of workers were professional and courteous, and the price was a lot lower than several other quotes we received.

Description of Work
Demolish brick paver patio and concrete stairs and replace with composite deck

Category decks, hardscaping, patios

5.0

10/04/2020


Robert Z.

It went very well. D and M Outdoor Living Spaces we’re very professional and timely. They did their jobs well and are craftsmen at their trade. I would recommend them highly.

Description of Work
Front porch and rear deck

Category home builders

Service Provider Response

[Member Name Removed], thank you kindly for your review. Your front porch and deck in the backyard look great. Thank you for your business, we hope you have a wonderful rest of the year spending time outdoors.
5.0

10/03/2020


Noha E.

We received several quotes and designs and Dino, was by far the most reasonable. We really liked his design too. What we needed more immediately was a complete renovation of our deck stairs because they were dangerous. We also needed repair of our paver patio as it was sinking and holding a lot of water. They completed the work efficiently and professionally. We really love the look of everything and we cannot wait to continue our custom deck with built in kitchen. Additionally we have a problem with the deck leaking water down to the patio and he presented us with an excellent solution for a patio ceiling that serves as a gutter so he really is a great problem solver. We are really looking forward to working together again in the future.

Description of Work
New deck design and paver patio repair

Category decks, home builders, hardscaping, patios, outdoor kitchens

5.0

10/03/2020


Noha E.

We received several quotes and designs and Dino, was by far the most reasonable. We really liked his design too. What we needed more immediately was a complete renovation of our deck stairs because they were dangerous. We also needed repair of our paver patio as it was sinking and holding a lot of water. They completed the work efficiently and professionally. We really love the look of everything and we cannot wait to continue our custom deck with built in kitchen. Additionally we have a problem with the deck leaking water down to the patio and he presented us with an excellent solution for a patio ceiling that serves as a gutter so he really is a great problem solver. We are really looking forward to working together again in the future.

Description of Work
New deck design and paver patio repair

Category decks, home builders, hardscaping, patios, outdoor kitchens

5.0

09/22/2020


Karen Z.

We are extremely pleased with the quality of work, responsiveness, time to completion, knowledge and experience of the Team and the time Dean, owner took on educating us. Dean was always responsive and available.

Description of Work
D&M Outdo Living Spaces replaced our back deck with composite added a pergola also replaced our front porch and added blue stone stair treads.

Category decks, pavers, gravel, home builders, hardscaping

5.0

09/18/2020


Kathleen K.

Dino and his team built us a beautiful screened porch and fixed a decade long drainage issue on the side of our home. I would highly recommend them. They cover a wide range of skills, so you don't need to hire multiple contractors for your outdoor projects.

Description of Work
Deck, screened porch, French drain

Category decks, landscaping, sunrooms

5.0

08/05/2020


Sean R.

DM Outdoor living was contracted to remove an old deck and replace it with a new composite deck and the final quality of the work was outstanding. During the installation process I noticed an error that deviated from the design. Worse still, this error wasn't noticed until after the composite decking was laid. I pointed out the error & the complexity to resolve is to Dino and his reply was "we will fix it tomorrow". No arguing, no asking if I would just take it as is, just immediate resolution. And it was fixed the next day and work then continued to proceed. In my opinion, that is the mark of an exceptional contractor. From the supervisors to the installation crew, I would recommend DM Outdoor Living Spaces to anyone seeking an outstanding deck contractor.

Description of Work
Installation of new composite deck

Category decks

5.0

10/11/2019


Cathy J.

As with most projects, we started out getting multiple bids. Of the 4 bids that we got, Dino was the ONLY one that talked with us about the structure stability of the house when adding a deck on the upper level. He really made us comfortable & secure in our decision to go with him. We could not have been happier with the outcome! Dino & his crew did a great job! Would definitely recommend DM to others.

Description of Work
Build upper level deck on house

Category decks

5.0

10/02/2019


Robert B.

I had various estimates to repair or replace my old deck and went a considerable way toward doing it myself. I finally had several estimates to fully replace the old deck with high quality Timbertech / Azek materials. D&M came in with most favorable pricing and impressed me as honest and reliable people. Dino took a look at the layout of the old deck and very quickly proposed a reconfiguration with the beams and joists running 90 degrees from the layout of the old deck. It took a while for me to make up my mind to have the deck professionally done. I finally decided that it made the most sense to have it professionally done to meet all building codes and get a level of quality that I could not approach. In the course of attempting it myself I learned some things about quality deck construction. It quickly became clear to me that the deck (20' x 18') that Dino and his crew built was very sturdily constructed with 15 footings going to a depth of 48". Dino and his most experienced crew members did the footings to make sure the pattern was right and the footings were to the correct height. A crew of 3 carpenters (Hugo, Juan and Oscar) did the deck build from a Wednesday to the next Wednesday. I was impressed with how level all the beams and joists were and all the small but significant quality features they built in. The joists were on 14" centers making for a stronger platform for the PVC deck boards which are very flexible and could have ended up feeling a bit soft underfoot or wavy if the joists are not very level and at the same height. The manufacturer required 16" on center joists. The deck boards run the length of the deck to avoid seams and are very nicely attached with hidden fasteners. The stairs are built on footings making them very strong. Way overbuilt but in a good way. I chose the aluminum rail system when thinking of doing the project myself because it was supposed to be easiest for the do-it-yourselfer to install. We stuck with this when Dino did his quote. The carpenters did a great job installing the railing but it became clear to me that I would have ended up with $3,000 worth of scrap metal if I had attempted this myself. Lastly, the Elmhurst building code inspector visited three times, once to verify that the footing holes went to the required 48" depth, once to examine the framing and once to examine the finished deck. On his last visit, I asked him why he spent so little time examining the work. He responded that when it is done very well, it is obvious and he doesn't need to spend much time. I can recommend D&M Outdoor Living for your decking project without reservation. Bob B. Elmhurst, IL October 2019

Description of Work
Replacement of Old Deck

Category decks

5.0

08/19/2019


Robert B.

D&M Outdoor Living Spaces designed and built our deck in 2002 and it still looks fantastic!! We use it for as many days a year as weather permits. I recommend them highly and have continued to use them for other projects, including the expansion of the deck to a third level about 8 years ago.

Description of Work
Deck Design and Construction

Category decks

5.0

08/14/2019


Derek M.

The quality of the new deck was fantastic. Even the inspector marveled at the craftsmanship. Our only quibble was that the yard was left a bit of a mess with screws and nails. We weren't home most of the time the work was being done, however, and it is always hard communicating purely through email/phone. While we don't plan to have a new deck installed for a long time, we would definitely hire Dino again.

Description of Work
Replace Wood Deck with Composite Deck

Category decks

5.0

08/06/2019


Richard G.

Dino and his crew were great. They came to demolish part of our old deck early on so plumbing work could be done. They worked with the village to finally get permits and permission from the association and built a beautiful deck that met with their approval. When we moved and needed some landscape work done, we immediately thought of Dino and called. We are looking forward to working with him now that our plumbing issues have been addressed here.

Description of Work
New deck in a townhouse that required a lot of work with association and the village.

Category decks

5.0

04/08/2019


Larry G.

Dino give use a fair quote. The work was completed on time. The finished product is wonderful. Quality work at a fair price

Description of Work
Construct new deck

Category decks

Service Provider Response

Thank you [Member Name Removed] for your review and for your business. We hope you enjoy your "product"
5.0

12/26/2018


DIANE B.

Dino was responsive, helpful in suggesting alternatives and made sure the job was well done. I highly recommend.

Description of Work
A wood porch that required frequent painted was replaced with Azek and Timberline products.

Category decks

Service Provider Response

Thank you [Member Name Removed] we are happy you are happy!
5.0

12/08/2018


William P.

We had a 25 year old deck that was in need of repair. Dino and Lizz were very patient and easy to work with. I spent several months deciding on the scope of the project. During this time they were very helpful and always willing to answer my many questions and discuss the requirements. Dino took the time to explain why he did not recommend some of the options I was looking for. In the end we decided to demo the existing deck and expand it by about 120 square feet as well as add a pergola for shade. Once we finally agreed on the scope of the project Dino and his team were very professional and courteous. They showed up when they said they would and were very respectful and completed the project in the time frame they gave us and in the most unobtrusive way possible. At the same time the quality of the workmanship was second to none.

Description of Work
Existing deck was rebuilt and expanded

Category decks

Service Provider Response

Thanks Bill pleasure was all ours!
5.0

11/24/2018


S B.

We hired DM Outdoor Living to remove our old deck and build a new gazebo and patio. We could not have been more pleased. Dino pays extreme attention to detail and all of his employees do the same. Everyone we dealt with was courteous and professional and took great pride in their work. They would not leave for the day until everything was cleaned up and put away which was no small feat considering the work we had done. This was a large project and they finished it in less time than we thought considering the weather, the first day they came to work it was actually snowing. We gave Dino a rough idea of what we wanted and he came up with a design which was perfect. And he came up with suggestions we hadn't considered such as lighting which really adds to the patio. We have had so many compliments and couldn't be happier with the whole project from start to finish. Additionally, we had DM construct a new front porch for us the prior year, (which is why we hired them to build our patio, we did not even consider hiring anyone else after we saw the great job they did on the front porch.) Everyone walking through the neighborhood had commented on how beautiful it is and how it just adds to our house. We had structural issues which we thought would prevent us from building the porch we wanted and after talking to a number of contractors, Dino was the only one who came up with a way to solve the problem and his solution added even more to the look of our house. We would unquestionably hire DM Outdoor Living again.

Description of Work
New backyard gazebo and patio to replace old deck and gazebo. Also added walkway around side of house.

Category decks

Service Provider Response

Thank you for your kind words! Steve & Sharon you are the customers we love to work with!!
5.0

11/19/2018


Greg C.

At each step of the way, Dino added suggestions that made the projects better including a creative solution that gave us significantly usable space on our deck. Dino in the field and Lizz in the office were responsive and a pleasure to work with. This company offers the rare combination of quality, reliability and communication.

Description of Work
We had D&M complete three projects for us this summer - replacing our deck, a back porch and our front metal railings.

Category decks

Service Provider Response

Pleasure was all ours! All our best to you and Gale!
5.0

11/13/2018


Craig K.

We are over the moon with our new front porch! Dino and Lizz were so easy to work with and came up with great ideas for the design. The work was done in a timely manner and the quality was top-notch. We couldn't be more pleased and we look forward to working with them on future projects.

Description of Work
New Porch Install

Category decks

5.0

07/18/2018


DIANE M.

The job went very well. Dino let me know each day the guys were coming what time. They did an excellent job. Work site was straightened up at the end of each day. The work was very high quality and detailed. If I had any problems or concerns, Dino addressed them quickly. This is the second time I have used D&M Outdoor for a project and both times I have been very happy with the work. I would use them again no problem.

Description of Work
We needed an old wood deck demoed and removed and a new larger wood deck built in its place. Also a paver brick walkway was installed.

Category decks, pavers, gravel, hardscaping, outdoor lighting

Service Provider Response

Thank you Dave! The pleasure was all ours in completing your project! We thank you for your business! Regards, Dino & Lizz
5.0

06/19/2018


John D.

DM was one of the best companies I have dealt with when it comes to "Outdoor Living Spaces." They have created a wonderful area alongside and throughout our gardens where we can enjoy fire pits and company and the beauty of our natural landscaping. The gentlemen who work for DM work professionally, courteously, and artistically. They also go the extra distances after a project to reset and clean the area. This one great company to do business with, and we will go to them again if we decide to make more changes in our hard landscaping.

Description of Work
Paver Patio in Back to be Sculpted Around Existing Garden

Category landscaping, pavers, gravel, hardscaping

Service Provider Response

Thanks [Member Name Removed], the pleasure was all ours!! Enjoy!

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    Payment Options
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    Warranties
    Yes

    Services Offered

    We offer all aspects of design and installation of landscape and hardscape projects. As a Unilock authorized contractor with thirty years in the industry, we have the experience to accurately consult on any design ideas. Our knowledgable horticulturist will help you choose a landscape that will survive our midwest weather changes and give you all season beauty. Our team of installers will proudly provide you with an outdoor living that will last for years to come.

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    Frequently Asked Questions & Answers about DM Outdoor Living Spaces

    How is DM Outdoor Living Spaces overall rated?

    DM Outdoor Living Spaces is currently rated 5 overall out of 5.

    What payment options does DM Outdoor Living Spaces provide

    DM Outdoor Living Spaces accepts the following forms of payment: Check

    Does DM Outdoor Living Spaces offer free estimates?

    Yes, DM Outdoor Living Spaces offers free project estimates.

    Does DM Outdoor Living Spaces offer eco-friendly accreditations?

    No, DM Outdoor Living Spaces does not offer eco-friendly accreditations.

    Are warranties offered by DM Outdoor Living Spaces?

    Yes, DM Outdoor Living Spaces offers warranties.

    What services does DM Outdoor Living Spaces offer?

    DM Outdoor Living Spaces offers the following services: We offer all aspects of design and installation of landscape and hardscape projects. As a Unilock authorized contractor with thirty years in the industry, we have the experience to accurately consult on any design ideas. Our knowledgable horticulturist will help you choose a landscape that will survive our midwest weather changes and give you all season beauty. Our team of installers will proudly provide you with an outdoor living that will last for years to come.