I hired The Deckman, after talking with four different contractors for a huge summer backyard deck with pergola, sweeping staircase, storage space, and dealing with an AC unit too. The other contractors offered a plastic looking deck, and we wanted wood, and we knew of the maintenance required for an average wooden deck. We did not want an average deck! The other additions to our deck, the pergola, storage and stairs design, the other contractors did not understand my wife's design ideas, nor did they seem confident in completing this request. That is where Maurice Monchamp of The Deckman, arrived and offered a new choice of "Balou" wood. A very tough hardwood from South America, available only through him in Winnipeg, and a Calgary distributor. Maurice understood all of our design wishes, showed us a sample of this very unique wood, and when wet or oil stained it looks magnificent! We saw his draft and it was right the first time, and the quote was in the same range as the plastic looking wood, which is slippery when wet and fades as well in time. Now guess what? All the lumber arrived on time, as Maurice had promised! The work had started on time, as he had promised! When do you hear those stories or testimonials! The work was completed on time, by June 11, 2013. The many compliments we got from our neighbours, family and friends upon the work completed, especially after my wife and I painted on the unique oil, to add to the look and life of the deck, was wonderful to hear! Everyone enquired about the "Balou" wood, and loved the design my wife suggested, and Maurice constructed, the pergola, the wide sweeping stairs, and the valuable storage space, and the hidden AC unit. My wife had watched many shows on TV on this subject of new decks. We were very proud of this investment, thanks to The Deckman. Maurice and his crew were always polite, approachable, and respectful to our family and neighbours. They displayed great pride in their workmanship, that even after a year and a tough winter in Winnipeg, they returned to fine tune some minor adjustments to the deck, and the doors to our storage area, this spring at no charge. We were very pleased with our whole experience with The Deckman and Maurice Monchamp and his family, the work crew. Wait until you see the pictures of our deck, in a future posting, or on their website! We are currently planning a photo shoot and layout this June of 2014. Good Luck with your plans for renovations, and please consider The Deckman, if you want something special for your home or yard.
Douglas and Loraine P.