Straka Contracting LLC

4.9

(133) Verified Reviews

Founded 2002 • With Angi since October 2012

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Hours

Sunday
Closed
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Company Contact

4428 Brittany Dr

Ellicott City, MD 21043

Description

I started Straka Contracting over a decade ago in Howard County after having gained considerable experience in all areas of home improvement. Much of that know-how came from working with my father who has been in the trade since the 1960s. Today we serve the central Maryland area with a full array of services including remodeling, additions, decks, fencing, roofing, skylights, siding, windows, doors, gutters and gutter guards. Straka Contracting is dedicated to quality work and we offer a guarantee to back it up on every job. What’s more, when I take on work I am personally involved from beginning to end, making sure things are done properly. Karel Straka, Owner Straka Contracting...

Verified Reviews

4.9

(133) Verified Reviews

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Rating Details

Price

4.8

Professionalism

4.9

Punctuality

4.9

Quality

5.0

Responsiveness

4.9
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5.0

03/24/2021

Karel Straka was fantastic to work with. He provided excellent guidance on what would work, how he would do the work, and why, and a reasonable quote for the performance of the work. When he saw a problem with the original approach, he completely redesigned it and gave us a lower estimate. He communicated with us reliably about the timing and other aspects of the project. Upon commencement of the ...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
We needed more structural support for an existing elevated deck and new railings on the main part of the deck.

CATEGORY decks

COST $6,000

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 03/17/2021

5.0

01/23/2021

It went seamlessly and Karel is very easy to work with. We were so pleased, we hired him again when we needed a railing installed up our front steps. Both jobs were done on time, at agreed-upon price, and beautiful! We are now calling him again for a possible bathroom remodel!

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Replace our deck

CATEGORY ceramic tile,decks

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 02/03/2020

5.0

11/12/2020

Can't say enough about how happy we are with Karel and the job he did with our deck and new door. He was really easy to work with from the start, and was quick to respond to emails anytime we had questions (we had quite a few). The job was done quickly and without issue, and Karel did a great job coordinating on permits and inspections. Overall we're really happy and Karel will be the first person...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Built a deck and replaced a sliding patio door

CATEGORY decks,doors

COST $15,000

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 10/26/2020

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5.0

10/26/2020

This is our second time using Straka Contracting and we will use them again. This time, Karel and Lenny installed a front door with sidelites and built a porch over our front stoop. They also replaced a standard garage side door and some lighting. The porch was mostly custom built and many decisions/selections were made along the way. Karel was extremely flexible, patient and responsive to our nee...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Replace exterior doors and add porch

CATEGORY decks,woodworking,doors

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 10/09/2020

5.0

10/14/2020

Great job and good price. We would recommend and hire again

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Deck railing

CATEGORY decks,deck cleaning,woodworking

COST $6,000

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 10/13/2020

1.0

10/11/2020

I reached out by email to request a price quote for the remodeling of two bathrooms. He let me know that he was busy, but if I could wait until mid-winter (4 mos?) he'd be happy to take a look and supply a quote. We scheduled a meet several days hence, which he later cancelled, as a rainy week put him behind. After a number of emails, we settled on the following weekend, btwn 8 & 8:30. After waiti...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Remodeling of two bathroom.

CATEGORY woodworking,home remodeling

WORK COMPLETED ON 09/12/2020

SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

I gave you a time window, not an exact time of 8am. You mentioned previously that you are going to be home all day, not sure what the problem is with me emailing.... Same here, glad we didn't do any business as my kid will always come first.
5.0

10/02/2020

Straka Contracting provided the best price on materials and service, was flexible on scheduling the job, did a fantastic work replacing the door and fitting the interior and exterior trim, and quite simply, just exceeded expectations all around. Sometimes you get lucky finding the right person and the right company for the job, and we had the best experience possible with Straka Contracting.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Replacement of sliding glass door

CATEGORY remodeling,woodworking,doors

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 07/16/2020

5.0

10/02/2020

Karel and his team were extremely professional, responsive, and transparent with their pricing and project plan. They did a great job replacing our old deck with high grade composite material. I definitely recommend Straka Contracting if you are considering a deck remodeling project.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Deck Repair

CATEGORY decks,woodworking

COST $9,000

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 09/18/2020

5.0

10/02/2020

Karel and his team did an outstanding job building a new Trex deck for me. Karel was very communicative throughout the entire project, answering all of my questions very promptly, even on weekends and evenings. The finished product was outstanding in every way. Neighbors and friends were all very impressed with the quality and workmanship of the completed deck. I highly recommend Karel and won't h...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
New Trex Deck

CATEGORY decks,drywall,interior painters

COST $14,879

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 08/08/2020

5.0

08/10/2020

I had read the reviews and decided to call Mr. Straka for an estimate. His estimate was fair and the work was scheduled and completed in one day. I am thrilled with the quality of the work. Mr. Straka stopped back a day later to double check that everything was satisfactory. I plan to hire Straka Contracting again, and would recommend them without reservation.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Replaced the supports on a raised deck

CATEGORY woodworking

COST $1,550

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 08/05/2020

Services Offered

Remodeling, Additions, Decks & Fences, Gutters & Gutter Guards, Roofing & Skylights, Siding, Windows & Doors.

Services Not Offered

Minor handyman repairs.

General Information
Free Estimates
Yes
Eco-Friendly Accreditations
No
Payment Options
Check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, PayPal
Senior Discount
5%
Emergency Service
No
Warranties
Yes