My boss once said, "Home additions are one of the few things in life that are as bad as everyone says they are." Well, not with Steve Schultze. Steve is a RARE contractor, and I've worked with quite a few. He is responsive, polite, and patient. I originally hired Steve to just do our patio and deck. When I shared the whole vision for the back yard (including the home office), he said he wanted to offer up a design and an estimate. Not only were his designs better than others I'd received, but his all-inclusive estimate - concrete foundation, electrical, HVAC, flooring, etc. - was considerably less than a prefab manufacturer who should have been cheaper. Were there hiccups? Sure there were. But if I've learned one thing, it's this - mistakes and unexpected issues always happen, even with the best contractors. What makes Steve special is his kindness and responsiveness. If you go through these Angies List reviews, you will find that everyone says the same things about Steve, and that consistency is absolutely remarkable. I'll end with this - I spent $50,000 with Steve, and I'd easily spend $50,000 more. I have VERY high expectations of contractors, and Steve met and exceeded all of them. Steve is a gem. When you call American Deck & Patio, ask for him by name.