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Cedar Works

Founded 1995 • With Angi since March 2007


(154) Verified Reviews

Business Details

Phone Number


3050 Union Lake Rd Ste 8-F

Commerce Township, MI 48382


Cedar Works has been in the business of building decks for over 20 years. Because we are committed to building the finest quality decks available, we’ve also built our reputation as the top deck builder in Southeast Michigan. Owner Jamie Ruddy received his degree in Building Construction Management from Michigan State University and went onto amass years of hands-on building experience as his company grew. Jamie is personally involved in overseeing the construction of each and every deck from the design process to the finished product. Jamie’s deck expertise is built on extensive training and certification in several composite deck materials. He is also a certified Trex Platinum pro deck installer. Cedar Works is made up of a committed crew of deck builders who will bring years of experience to your deck project....

Verified Reviews

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Jamie B.

It was incredible. They were really good. The guy was so smart, they knew what they were doing and they were very professional. They were very knowledgeable.

Description of Work
One board needs to be replaced. They came back and fixed a minor issue on my deck.

Category deck cleaning



Eric S.

The crew did a good job from beginning to end. My frame is sagging, and sometimes the water is leaking into the house under heavy rain. They took care of both. They know what they are doing and exceeded my expectation.

Description of Work
Replacing my 20+ year old cedar deck with Trex Composite

Category decks



Monica L.

Jamie and his crew were wonderful to work with. He gave us a clear estimate of the work to be done. Since we live in a condo, we had association guidelines to comply with and Jamie was great in making suggestions to both meet those guidelines and give us the beautiful deck we envisioned. The professionalism of both Jamie and his workers was outstanding.

Description of Work
We replaced a second story deck on our condo with Trex.

Category decks



Yuko Y.

I'm super happy with our deck! I'm not sure if we got just lucky to have Chad (one of the crew staff who actually built decks) work on our deck, but the quality and craftsmanship he and his team put in is so precise, beyond our expectation - we are really impressed. I think his standards and "common sense" are so high that we did not have to tell him anything while the deck was being built. He did not waste even a second when he was working on our deck, no chat with his coworker, no chat on the phone, nothing - just work, work, work - focused on the deck all day. It was a pleasant surprise since we are very picky about quality, especially after we have gone through a terrible home builder of our home's for bunch of quality issues. Also truly appreciate Robert, who provided us great design proposals and were very very patient with our questions and modification requests. Jamie (owner) is an easy-going nice guy and did everything we asked for. He's pretty responsive whenever I needed to contact him. One more thing - I love the way their quotes are. They break down all items in the quote so it was so easy to know what was included and what was not and super clear about a price for each item. I have received quotes from other deck builders too but they did not show us break-down prices. Most of them even hesitated to answer to my questions about the price when I asked them. I think Cedar Works is very honest with customers. They did not hide anything from us in the quotes.I will recommend Cedar Works to anyone. All my neighbors said our deck was looking sooo nice:-)

Description of Work
Deck (new)

Category decks



kevin C.

Had an appointment for them to come out today. They call 40 minutes before appointment to cancel. Apparently my project was too small.

Description of Work
Needed board for board deck replacement.

Category decks

Service Provider Response

Hello [Member Name Removed], I'm sorry but Cedar Works does not do repairs. Our office manager was not aware it was for a board replacement. When we realized that we gave you a call to let you know. If we can help you with anything in the future please let us know.


Brian H.

The representative never showed up during the appointment time, and did not call to cancel, reschedule, or let me know they couldn’t make it. When I called to inquire, my calls went to voicemail. I left messages, but nobody responded even though I called during the posted business hours.

Description of Work
I scheduled an appointment to have someone come out to my location and bid on a deck project. This project was for new construction as well as a refinish of an existing structure.

Category decks

Service Provider Response

I met with the homeowner at his house at the scheduled time on Saturday 4-6-19. He was emailed the quote within 24 hrs and acknowledged he received it and thanked me for the quote.. [Member Name Removed] told me he thought I was scheduled to be there the week before at same time on Saturday. Also, we are not open to receive calls on weekends. We both apologized for the mix up and moved on. [Member Name Removed] told me he would update the review when he got around to it. Sorry again for the mixup on apt time. thx again!



Jamie came out to take measurements and he then emailed to me the quote a few days later. A lot of the other companies didn't even come out to see the deck, but based their estimates on my measurements. The workers did an excellent job and cleaned up very well afterward.

Description of Work
Replace old boards and steps and fix frame.

Category decks



Joseph O.

Great experience. Jamie is incredibly knowledgeable and experienced. Came out within 48 hours of my first call and was right on time. Advised me on my project and turned around a quote in a few days. Pricing was very clear, itemized and very fair. Unfortunately, we'll not be doing the project this spring as we have a kitchen remodel taking place, but will no doubt call Cedar Works when it's time to get started on the project.

Description of Work
Install Trex decking on older deck

Category decks



Christa L.

The company did not reply to my online request. I was specific in what I wanted and I think contractors are too busy this year and do not take small projects.

Description of Work
Front porch replacement.

Category decks

Service Provider Response

Hello [Member Name Removed], please call me or email me again, I would love to give you a quote or at least talk about it on the phone. I looked through my files and passed incoming emails I could not find your information so I do not have your phone number or email. Sorry for missing the initial contact, And sorry for any inconvenience please contact me again. Thx again! Jamie Ruddy, Owner [phone number removed].


Rob S.

Great. Responsive and prompt. Finished as promised. After dealing with my builder, this was a refreshing change.

Description of Work
Trex deck for walkout

Category decks

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    General Information
    Free Estimates
    Eco-Friendly Accreditations
    Payment Options
    Check, Visa, MasterCard, Financing Available
    Senior Discount

    Services Offered

    Custom deck builder, cedar, replacement, resurfacing, pavers, roofing, sun rooms, gazebos & basement remodeling.

    Services Not Offered

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    Frequently Asked Questions & Answers about Cedar Works

    How is Cedar Works overall rated?

    Cedar Works is currently rated 4.9 overall out of 5.

    What days are Cedar Works open?

    Cedar Works is open:

    Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    What payment options does Cedar Works provide

    Cedar Works accepts the following forms of payment: Check, Visa, MasterCard, Financing Available

    Does Cedar Works offer free estimates?

    Yes, Cedar Works offers free project estimates.

    Does Cedar Works offer eco-friendly accreditations?

    Yes, Cedar Works offers eco-friendly accreditations.

    Does Cedar Works offer a senior discount?

    No, Cedar Works does not offer a senior discount.

    Are warranties offered by Cedar Works?

    Yes, Cedar Works offers warranties.

    What services does Cedar Works offer?

    Cedar Works offers the following services: Custom deck builder, cedar, replacement, resurfacing, pavers, roofing, sun rooms, gazebos & basement remodeling.

    Are there any services Cedar Works does not offer?

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