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Capital District Contractors & Decks Inc

Founded 1987 • With Angi since January 2009

Over time even the best planned and designed home may need a home improvement/home renovation project to keep up with a growing family or a changing lifestyle. Whether you need to spread out, spread up or streamline your existing space to better suit your current needs, Capital District Contractors & Decks, Inc has the experience to convert your wishes and dreams into a reality! The initial planning stages of a home improvement project are crucial to longer term enjoyment of your home and Capital District Contractors & Decks, Inc will help you to plan a design that ensures your needs are addressed as well as adherence to local building code. We enjoy the challenge of working on each unique project and are ready to undertake both large and small conversions of living space. We are known for top quality work at very reasonable prices.

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4.0

(43) Verified Reviews

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Sally K.
2.0
07/17/2022
CDC&D built a beautiful porch unfortunately they do not warrant that the work will meet current building or zoning codes. I am now out over $3,700. four years later as a fireplace vent needs to be rerouted through the porch roof to comply with town code!!
Description of Work
CDC&D built a screened in porch into my townhouse
Category
decks
Randy L.
2.0
05/15/2016
The owner Mr. Bernacki came to my home to discuss my porch project. Upon leaving, he offered to get back to me with references of similar porch work done in the region by his company, and to also add a price of what it would cost him to purchase and install a front door. However, this was the last useful interaction he provided. Despite following up in several emails and a few phone calls over a several week period, the only respond provided was a brief email that read, "Got your emails". He did not attempt to answer any questions including a simple one about the possibility of financing my project with a credit card. No references or door quote was provided as promised. He just left me in the dark with no apparent intent of providing the inputs he promised. This is not professional and as such I moved on to reputable contractors who were interested in building for me. If I had read the Angie's List reviews on Capital District Contractors first, I would have learned 1 in about 4 people (~24%) were giving this company F's for similar reasons.
Description of Work
Contractor provided a quote to build a 250 ft^2 porch with composite deck and rails including roof on the front of my home. He offered to provide examples of his company's work. He also offered to install a front door I had planned to order from Home Depot at an installation price cheaper than Home Depot. These were empty promises that never materialized.
Category
decks
Kyle K.
4.0
09/09/2015
Overall the work went well. The sun room turned out great and I'm very happy with the end product. The demo, framing, insulation, trim, siding and window installation were all done very well with a minimal amount of issues or corrections necessary. The foundations however did have several issues the two outside foundations needed to be moved because they were installed in the wrong place. They were moved on a day when I was not there and they ended up being in a location where the existing footers were not used. This caused the outside foundations to heave over the winter. I have since corrected the issue myself because I wanted to make sure that issue never happens again.
Description of Work
Enclosed back porch and turned into sun room.
Category
decks, plumbing, siding, foundation repair
Donald B.
5.0
08/21/2015
Had them replace the front porch. Work was done on schedule and on budget. Only delay was waiting for the building inspectors to inspect and approve the depth of the support column concert pour holes. Totally out of the builders control. The workers were very professional and accommodating. Contract was very clear and concise. All my questions and concerns were addressed quickly. I?m planning on putting a deck on the back of the house in the future and I would welcome them back to do the job. Two big thumbs up.
Description of Work
Replace front porch
Category
decks
John R.
1.0
08/03/2015
Contacted about 2 porch replacements. No response. I consider that highly unprofessional. If your not interested in a job how much effort does it take to respond.
Description of Work
Nothing
Category
decks
Patricia B.
5.0
02/22/2015
Prior to contracting with Dave I spoke with several previous clients. EVERYONE was TOTALLY PLEASED with their final results.....even the two clients who had difficulties during their construction process. My project required a variance and Dave referred me to a draftsman who drew the plans and guided me through this process without one delay or problem. My initial plan was to do a screened porch. After framing was complete I decide that I wanted to a sunroom instead. Dave was very accommodating and adapted my plans to create a beautiful sunroom. Throughout the process he answered all my questions and addressed every one of my concerns. Follow up phone calls were typically returned the same day. The project manager was on site almost daily checking to make sure things were going well and also clarified all of my questions/concerns. His crews were professional, courteous and knowledgeable. I was also pleased with the quality of his subcontractors who always came on the day and time that Dave said they would. During construction materials were always neat and there was rarely any debris left at the end of the day. It is obvious that Dave cares about his clients. He and his team are dedicated to reaching their goal of having clients thrilled with the quality and look of their completed project.
Description of Work
Sunroom
Category
decks, remodeling, screen repair, sunrooms
Patti V.
5.0
01/15/2015
I found Dave and his staff to be very accommodating. They are a busy company, handling many projects and somehow manages to keep them all on schedule! Dave and his project manager handle the scheduling, ordering and book keeping themselves - not through a central office. I imagine this helps keep costs down with less overhead, but also requires the home owner to stay on top of expenses. I did not encounter any major problems during my project. I utilized Dave's architect for plans and they required a few revisions which is to be expected but it was quick turnaround time. Dave made great suggestions along the way and helped us to create a vision for what we wanted. We did not have all the details in our mind worked out and we relied heavily on Dave's experience. Dave was accommodating to changes we wanted to make along the way such as adding the roof, adding additional electrical service etc. This project was scheduled to be completed in time for the holidays and I was often impatient. Dave however, maintained his professionalism and worked to keep things on track. He was patient with us when we were stressed, as it is never easy having your house torn up! He walked us through the process of what to expect and reassured us along the way personally returning texts or messages. The company utilizes licensed professionals i.e. master carpenter and licensed electricians etc. (the last project we did the company we used did not we later learned.) All of the tradesmen we encountered work directly for him (carpenter, sheetrocker, electrician and finisher for trim etc). The only things subbed out were painter and tile work - both of whom have long history with Dave and did excellent work. I was very comfortable with all of the workers at my house and found them to be polite and courteous. I also have a large dog who is very curious and all were patient with him following them around etc. at times! All in all I would not have done anything differently. I felt confident in Dave's ability to ensure the project was completed in a quality manner and they corrected any details along the way with professionalism. I was impressed that he sent a cleaning crew over to help me get the house cleaned up for the holidays and even sent a few guys over to help move furniture out when we decided to include refinishing the floors (another suggestion that I was not planning on but glad I took his advice and did it.) It cam out beautiful and is everything I wanted. Granted we spent more than we originally planned, but this is due to our add-ons not up-charges from company. I feel that our house is so much more modern now and we our no longer nervous about our electric. We hope to have them back to do the screened in patio room at some point!
Description of Work
Dave's crew added a 12 x 20 addition on our home to serve as a dining room/ gathering room off of our kitchen as well as pour a foundation for a future screened in patio room. In the process they overhauled our electric up to modern standards by upgrading to 200 amp service, adding a panel downstairs to support add-ons and running new wires to separate different rooms to separate breakers. (We have an older house where many of the lines were shared and we would often trip breakers.) Also added under cabinet lighting and a 220 service outside for future hot tub. Replaced stairs and banisters to 2nd floor, laid tile in new room and kitchen. During the course of the project we decided to also replace our roof which was an additional cost to the original quote of approximately 60k which included siding and gutters and a deck.
Category
ceramic tile, decks, drywall, electrician, flooring contractor, gutter repair, lighting, remodeling, roofing, siding, woodworking, sunrooms, foundation repair
Zheng H.
5.0
01/11/2015
All in all it was a great job. The final results pleased everyone and achieved original goal. Most works were executed in quality and professional manner. The owner is flexible to negotiate if there are issues arise during the process (there always are problems with a project of this scale). One of our big issues, for example, was that we realized that the cedar shingle we wanted had not been listed in contract, which stated using vinyls shingles. In the end Dave agreed to accommodate. It took a bit longer but the cedar shingle was beautifully installed. This company does provide quality work. That being said, however, I do have some advice for prospective homeowner. 1. You must be very clear about what you want at contract signing. The more precise the better. 2. Examine the architectural drawings and final contract very very carefully. 3. if you find it confusing, it's not a bad idea to hire yourself an architect who works for you and go through many details of construction on your behalf. you might save yourself much headache. 4. Find a mutually acceptable range of finish dates. if possible specify finish dates on each big step (eg. foundation work, framing, sheet rocking , etc. ) 5. finally let me reiterate. The owner will deliver quality job and just keep communication as frequent as you can.
Description of Work
Addition of new sunroom 14 x 17 ft.
Category
roofing, sunrooms
Michael M.
1.0
11/26/2014
The work that was supposed to take 4-6 weeks for the sunroom and 5-7 business days for the kitchen took 4 months all together. Workers showed up unexpectedly and irregularly. They worked one day and then took 4 days off. No one told me when I needed to purchase items, or I was told to get something and the directions were totally wrong. I had to go to Home Depot 3 times to get countertops and had to settle for stock items rather than getting the countertop I wanted. Now I have two cabinet drawers in the kitchen that are crooked and a door that doesn't open properly. The back door to the sunroom already sticks. There is a spot in the floor tile in front of the sink that is irregular and does not cover completely. They say the quality of the work will convince you to love it in the end, but the quality is not there in my project. Everything was done haphazardly. They painted the walls of the half bath AFTER they had put in all the fixtures. Nobody told the painter he had to paint the ceiling until I did. The only reason everything was finished was because after 3.5 months I wrote a scathing letter to the BBB. These people are not professional. The owner is a great salesman, but if you don't stay on top of things, they let you drift. My definition of a professional is someone who does his job without me looking over his shoulder and telling him what, when, and how to do something. Don't go with this company! Unless you're prepared for the delays or going to press them constantly to get things done and to do it right, you will be mistreated, and then they will blame you for the delays and lack of quality.
Description of Work
Added a sunroom and remodeled kitchen
Category
decks, sunrooms
DEBBIE F.
5.0
11/11/2014
I couldn't be more pleased with the process and the outcome of this project. Joe worked with me from beginning to end on what was a complicated retrofit of a deck that had multiple, oddly shaped angles. He also built an extra set of stairs from the top deck to the side yard. The deck was especially difficult to demo and build as it is surrounded by ponds. He met me at the supplier's store twice to go over product and color choices. He and his staff always cleaned up at the end of the day and took extra care not to contaminate the ponds with construction debris. He saw issues with electrical outlets that were not to his liking around the ponds and fixed them of his own accord. This company was one of three estimates I obtained. The first guy ran for the hills given the size and complexity of the job. The second estimate was thousands above what Joe quoted. Joe and his staff always showed up when they said they would and on time... which I have found to be an increasingly rare commodity among contractors these days. It was refreshing and appreciated. Joe is an absolute professional and a great guy. He aims for excellence and it shows. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who is considering a deck. As they told me in the store where I picked out my products, "he is the best." I plan to use him for any and all exterior work I have in the future. In fact he will be installing a sliding glass door for me in a few weeks. If you want a deck, this is your man.
Description of Work
Replaced the surface of a twenty year old tri-level deck ( approx 400 sf) with Trex composite deck lighting. Old deck surface was demolished and removed.
Category
decks
Barbara T.
5.0
10/22/2014
Excellent job. Created per my design. Included a family room/ home theater, bedroom, and bathroom. Installed a grinder pump for the full bath. Very good quality work.
Description of Work
Finished our basement.
Category
decks, plumbing, remodeling, basement remodeling
Joyce M.
1.0
10/06/2014
The whole experience was a nightmare. It was less then a year later and the brand new roof leaked. Dave tried to tell us it was because of a bad winter. However our old roof didn't leak. I would never recommend them to anyone. The majority of the work was good, but I feel like if the work is less than a year old they should fix it.
Description of Work
We hired them to put a new addition on the house
Category
remodeling
Gretchen D.
5.0
09/03/2014
porch frame was rotten and I wanted to see if anyone would work with the footprint and rebuild the frame. The representative pointed out that the structure was positioned incorrectly and therefor was not structurally sound within the footprint. They would not be able to do anything but knock it down entirely and rebuild properly. The representative also pointed out that the frame was not positioned over any supporting walls beneath it. This was something everyone else missed.
Description of Work
came to give estimate to repair screen porch area.
Category
decks, screen repair
Donna U.
5.0
08/27/2014
It is a beautiful deck. Everything from beginning to end went smoothly. Would definitely recommend this company
Description of Work
deck with storage
Category
decks
James w M.
5.0
08/13/2014
It went very well. They're very good and very reliable. Their prices were very competitive.
Description of Work
They did a very nice screen porch.
Category
screen repair
Robert C.
1.0
08/04/2014
I called Capital District Contractors and Decks for a quote for 13 deck footings for a deck which I was installing. On the initial call, I left a message, which was promptly returned. I explained the work which I wanted done, and he ballparked a quote of around $1,000, subject to a site review. Mr. Bernacki stated that his company doesn't normally do deck footings alone, however he had an employee who 'loved to dig holes', and he's been in this business for a long time, and helping out on a project (such as this one) would give his company positive feedback and would enable his customers to use Capital District Contractors and Decks again. I informed Mr. Bernacki that I was still working with the local building department on obtaining a building permit, and would get back with him as soon as I worked out the permit issue. Once the permit was obtained (approximately 30 days after first contact), I reached out to Mr. Bernacki to schedule the service. He didn't remember the original conversation (which I wasn't too surprised about), and I asked him the best way to send my footings diagram to him. He said to send it to his email, and would get back to me as soon as possible. Needless to say, he never did. I left numerous voicemail messages on his cell phone, as well as with the answering service through Capital District Contractors and Decks main website, without success. After trying to reach Mr. Bernacki for almost 10 days, I decided to use a different vendor to complete the needs for my project. Upon first contact with Mr. Bernacki, I was very impressed. It soon became apparent Mr. Bernacki is not someone I would want to work with in completing a residential project. All Mr. Bernacki had to say in the beginning (when I first reached out to him) was that his company didn't do the project I wanted him to do - rather than lead me down a path and abandon the project he said he would complete. The lack of professionalism (and the inability to return a simple phone call or email message) will prevent me from using or recommending Capital District Contractors and Decks in the future.
Description of Work
Quote for 13 deck footings
Category
decks
Denise B.
5.0
08/01/2014
Owner reviewed days events /game plan with homeowner and project manager. Forecasted for materials delivery when asked for timeline/dates. Project manager was well informed, stopped in for notes. Attention to details. Fast, knowledgeable workers arrived early each day (on time) 7:30 and put a full days work in. Full crew sent demo was quick. Three days in, still a full crew. Same crew sent daily was nice, they knew the job/their work, we knew them. Cleaned up daily. The reuse of many materials needed care in preventing damage, they were on top of it. Sent electrician out on a Saturday to work. Pleasant surprise. Best response is via text, if busy may take to the end of the day to reply. Pricing is very fair, no gouging. Only negative: very busy contractor with many jobs at one time. Weather plays a factor (delays) in scheduling start dates and where crews can be sent depending on jobs to be completed (decks/stairs) versus inside job. If you're not in a hurry, can book early and project a later start date, then I would highly recommend.
Description of Work
Kitchen and bath remodel in process.
Category
decks, remodeling, home remodeling
DEBBIE F.
2.0
07/09/2014
Took more than a week to get a return call, This went on for two or three calls with a week between calls. He never called back the last time that I left a message. I am glad for him that he has so much work that he can afford to be unresponsive.. However, I will save my $20,000 plus job, for someone who is more interested in getting back to me within a reasonable time.
Description of Work
The provider did nothing but play telephone tag.
Category
decks
Pat M.
1.0
06/27/2014
Originally, it seemed liked the process was going smoothly. We sent them a check on July 9 for $250 for the engineers stamp and building permits. Once the permit was obtained, Capital District stated that they would start the work on our deck within 1-2 weeks, weather permitting. After two weeks had passed, we didn't hear from the service provider, and we started reaching out to Capital District to find out what was going on. We had made many phones calls, and had emailed him twice to try and get ahold of them. We did not hear anything from the service provider from for months while we were trying to contact him. We eventually ran into Capital District's owner at the grocery store in January. He just laughed our concerns off, and stated that he had been really busy. He did not assure us that that work was going to be completed. Since then, we have not heard anything from him, and we were forced to hire another service provider to finish our deck. Luckily, we had only invested $250 into this project, and did not give him more of a down payment. Due to the experience I have had, I would never recommend Capital District Contractors & Decks to anyone looking to do any deck or home project.
Description of Work
I signed a contract with Capital District Contractors & Decks to take down and install a new 10x12 second story deck.
Category
decks

Service Provider Response

Due to circumstances which were beyond our control, we were unable to complete this project. If you have not received your $250 a administrative error has accrued . Your refund will be sent to you immediately! Sorry for the confusion.
Denise B.
3.0
06/25/2014
The contractor has finally has offered to begin work in July. We are going on faith and trust that our job will be completed in a timely fashion with good results.
Description of Work
Did not hold true to orignal commitment to begin work and was difficult to reach. Since rectified June 26,14 received call to start job .
Category
decks

Service Provider Response

Unfortunately delays do occur in construction projects. We don't like when projects are delayed anymore than the customer does but rest assured that the project will be completed to your utmost satisfaction. As you heard from our references our work is of the highest quality.
Mark M.
5.0
06/23/2014
The gentleman who came out seemed very professional. He gave us a lot of information and answered all our questions. We are now just waiting to see if the project is in our budget.
Description of Work
They gave us a quote for a sunroom.
Category
sunrooms
Michael M.
1.0
06/14/2014
Horrible. I provided Dave stamped design drawings on which he based his quote. Dave obtained building permit for my drawings around mid-April. Dave then made major design changes to my deck plans without consulting with me. He had made up his own plans and obtained a building permitted for his plans, which overrided my plans, in mid-May. I would describe what happened as a "bait and switch".Thankfully I caught it in time and fired him shortly after his crew poured the deck support footings. In addition one of the footings was definitely substandard. In addition I need to make members aware that Dave threatened me twice with a lawsuit if wrote or spoke negatively against his company.
Description of Work
Hired to replace an existing home deck.
Category
decks

Service Provider Response

The facts are we had a written and oral agreement , and this customer breached that agreement.
Paul K.
5.0
06/03/2014
Dave the owner was great and did respond attentively to concerns that arose. Project took longer than anticipated but weather was not cooperative during the building process. Project turned out better than anticipated due to Dave's guidance. Thought the price was a good value for what we got.
Description of Work
Screen room
Category
decks
Emily T.
5.0
04/29/2014
This is a top notch company. Although we decided to not have the work done we absolutely would have used Capital District and will use them for other future projects. Very honest and thorough. Also refreshing to have a company give you a quote but also honest feedback on if the decision or plan you have is in your best interest. Would highly recommend!!
Description of Work
David came to our house and took his time listening to what we wanted to do for an addition, may great cost effective recommendations and gave us additional things to think about before starting a major project.
Category
decks
Caron W.
5.0
10/06/2013
Everyone on Dave's crew was professional and cleaned up every day. A year has past and still pleased with the quality of the workmanship. They were also very flexible when the scope of the project expanded midway through the project when we decided to change the roof line of the screened in porch.
Description of Work
Replaced existing deck and screened in porch.
Category
decks

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Capital District Contractors & Decks Inc is currently rated 4 overall out of 5.

Capital District Contractors & Decks Inc is open:

Sunday: Closed

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tuesday: 8:00 PM - 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: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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Yes, Capital District Contractors & Decks Inc offers free project estimates.

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No, Capital District Contractors & Decks Inc does not offer a senior discount.

Yes, Capital District Contractors & Decks Inc offers emergency services.

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Capital District Contractors & Decks Inc offers the following services: Residential/commercial, General contracting, home improvements, decks, Sunroom builders ,1st &. 2nd Story Additions, Finished basements.