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Kevin and Carmen P., Hillsborough

"I cannot begin to describe our satisfaction with the new Deck completed by John and Scott! We received 3 other quotes and all the prices were roughly in the same neighborhood. What stood out to us was the time John took to discuss our dream Deck and then design it for us. Both Scott and John personally completed every step of our project from digging the footings to power washing the final product. "

Kevin and Carmen P., Hillsborough

"I cannot begin to describe our satisfaction with the new Deck completed by John and Scott! We received 3 other quotes and all the prices were roughly in the same neighborhood. What stood out to us was the time John took to discuss our dream Deck and then design it for us. Both Scott and John personally completed every step of our project from digging the footings to power washing the final product. They provide top-notch workmanship all around. If you're looking for a cookie-cutter approach for your next project, call somebody else. John will work with you to create a custom designed project from start to finish that will be the envy of the neighborhood (ours is!). Thankfully we went with all of John's suggestions - the deck skirt, lighting, and overall layout- We were able to add some of out own personal touches to the design as well. Save yourself some time and effort by calling J&S first for your project. They will far exceed your wildest expectations! Thank you John and Scott!"

Asif M., Franklin Park NJ

"Working with J & S Decks company (John and Scott) was great experience. Very nice and understanding people to work with (A+++). They were on time for planning/applying for permit/communicate with township/inspection and off course working on time everyday."

Asif M., Franklin Park NJ

"Working with J & S Decks company (John and Scott) was great experience. Very nice and understanding people to work with (A+++). They were on time for planning/applying for permit/communicate with township/inspection and off course working on time everyday. J & S Decks finish their work on time as promised in the contract. No hidden charge. Gave us the best Trex product and Trex Lighting system. If you are reading this review, please don't look anywhere, give them a chance you will enjoy. I give them 5 Stars. My wife and me, both are extremely happy with the construction and design. Great experience, thank you John and Scott."

Chris and Manh-Dan R., Matawan

"We could not be happier with our new deck! Working with John and Scott on our first major home improvement was a joy from the start of the project all the way through the end. "

Chris and Manh-Dan R., Matawan

"We could not be happier with our new deck! Working with John and Scott on our first major home improvement was a joy from the start of the project all the way through the end. What started as a scouting project for a possible deck the next year turned in to a beautiful Trex deck we were able to enjoy for a few month thanks to the quick turn around time even though we started the process late in the year. John worked with us through the design phase to give us great recommendations that complimented our tastes and the existing style of our home. J&S also made the process of working with the township for permits and inspections, which we though would be the most painstaking task, an easy and enjoyable experience. The quality in the craftsmanship of the deck itself speaks volumes to the skill, and attention to detail that John and Scott put into their craft day in and day out. We would recommend J&S to any friends and family looking to build a deck in the future, and look forward to many years of good times and memories out on our deck thanks to John and Scott."

Dan and Cathy G., Red Bank

"While Dan did come up with the overall concept of the new deck, it was Scott and Jon who finalized the design and helped us choose all the materials (colors) that would compliment the original home. "

Dan and Cathy G., Red Bank

When Dan and I moved into our new home on a lovely lot overlooking water reeds and the river beyond, we felt one of the most needed improvements was to remove the small existing deck and build a larger one that would provide more space for our outdoor furniture and entertaining.

While Dan did come up with the overall concept of the new deck, it was Scott and Jon who finalized the design and helped us choose all the materials (colors) that would compliment the original home. They were able to fit in a planter into the stair design that is a wonderful accent even in winter. We really appreciate the low voltage lighting built into the surface of the decking that comes on from dusk to dawn.

Last year we noticed a small area of decking had slightly lifted and Scott and Jon came right over to make the repair and check out any other aspects of the structure.

Based on our experience, we would certainly recommend this team for deck design and building.

John and Amy F., Flemington

"Upon signing a contract with you, you gave us honest feedback about our ideas and finances to create a deck perfect for our home. Your detailed craftsmanship took our breath away! Many of our neighbors & friends have commented on what an elegant job that was done. One can truly see what pride you take in your art. "

John and Amy F., Flemington

We are writing to let you know what a wonderful experience it was working with you and your company this past year. Both of you have shown such great qualities that it made it such a pleasurable experience for us.

Upon signing a contract with you, you gave us honest feedback about our ideas and finances to create a deck perfect for our home. Your detailed craftsmanship took our breath away! Many of our neighbors & friends have commented on what an elegant job that was done. One can truly see what pride you take in your art.

We look forward to hearing of all your successes and plan to recommend you to both family and friends. We wish you the best of luck and a very Happy New Year!

Keith H., Sommerville

"Jon and Scott were great to work with. They came up with the right design for us, taking lots of input on what we wanted. They got started on schedule, and worked hard to complete the job so we could enjoy it with family over the Fourth of July weekend. "

Keith H., Sommerville

Jon and Scott were great to work with. They came up with the right design for us, taking lots of input on what we wanted. They got started on schedule, and worked hard to complete the job so we could enjoy it with family over the Fourth of July weekend. We’ve had numerous neighbors come up to us, ones we know and ones we’ve never met before, asking who built it, and saying what a beautiful job they did. We couldn’t be happier with how it turned out, and would thoroughly recommend Jon and Scott to anyone looking for a top quality deck.

Tim and Kath M., Ringoes

"Jon and Scott did a wonderful job! They are really professional, detailed and they strive for perfection. A beautiful, quality deck that we love."

Tim and Kath M., Ringoes

"Jon and Scott did a wonderful job! They are really professional, detailed and they strive for perfection. A beautiful, quality deck that we love."

Vince and Donna P., Randolph.

"When you sign a contract with J&S, you are retaining the services of skilled craftsmen who clearly take great pride in their work. We had a local landscaper build a wood deck at our previous home, and the phrase "you get what you pay for" became painfully obvious."

Vince and Donna P., Randolph.

When you sign a contract with J&S, you are retaining the services of skilled craftsmen who clearly take great pride in their work. We had a local landscaper build a wood deck at our previous home, and the phrase "you get what you pay for" became painfully obvious. The poor quality of the materials and the construction began to show almost immediately. We vowed not to make the same mistake when we were able to trade up to our new home.

We approached the deck project as an investment to extend our living area that we will enjoy with friends and family for many years. The first decision we made was to choose the building material. Our prior experience with a basic wood deck convinced us to spend the additional money on the Trex Transcend product. We then invited multiple contractors to submit proposals. Jon presented several designs and incorporated beautiful features that we would not have thought of on our own. The plan we finally chose greatly exceeded our initial expectations and flows perfectly with the slope of our yard.

I felt comfortable with Jon from the first time we met, but I still wanted to perform due diligence since this was such a significant financial investment. I took the time to visit with two prior J&S clients who both raved about the quality of the process and the final product. I am happy to say that I agree with their assessments. Jon and Scott were absolutely meticulous with every detail. The deck has truly added a beautiful new dimension to our home and we have received many compliments about the design and quality.

Steve and Joanie R., Basking Ridge

"Last year, our old deck was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. We needed to replace it and we also wanted to place our hot tub on the deck. This was not going to be an easy job as our deck is 2 stories high, so we needed this to be done right. We asked around and some friends and neighbors recommended we call Jon from J&S Decks."

Steve and Joanie R., Basking Ridge

Last year, our old deck was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. We needed to replace it and we also wanted to place our hot tub on the deck. This was not going to be an easy job as our deck is 2 stories high, so we needed this to be done right. We asked around and some friends and neighbors recommended we call Jon from J&S Deck. We solicited bids from a few builders, including a builder we used before, but decided to go with J&S. We liked Jon right off the bat. He turned out to be as honest as we thought he would be. He talked us through our options, showed us where we could save money, and gave us beautiful drawings that helped us decide exactly how we wanted the deck to look. He gave us a price and stood by that price right to the end. There were no hidden costs. They showed up when they said they would, every time. If there were weather issues, they let me know in advance if they wouldn't be there...no disappearing contractors here. They kept our yard neat and safe during the construction and I felt very comfortable having them around. The deck came out better than we thought it would. It is gorgeous and more importantly, it's safe. They worked well with the inspector which made the whole process run very smoothly. We use the deck all the time and having the hot tub on the deck is fantastic. We now use it all the time. This was a big job and it came out better than we imagined.?

Bruce and Linda W., Basking Ridge

"After years of replacing rotten boards and paying for deck maintenance, we decided to invest in an upgrade to our aging cedar deck. We had admired the design and craftsmanship of a neighbor’s new deck, and they were highly complementary of Jon and Scott’s work. We contacted J&S for an estimate, and right from the beginning we were very impressed!"

Bruce and Linda W., Basking Ridge

After years of replacing rotten boards and paying for deck maintenance, we decided to invest in an upgrade to our aging cedar deck. We had admired the design and craftsmanship of a neighbor’s new deck, and they were highly complementary of Jon and Scott’s work. We contacted J&S for an estimate, and right from the beginning we were very impressed! Jon helped us to understand our options on how best to utilize the existing deck frame and footings, reviewed options on design and various materials, and gave us options to save money on the project. Based on Jon’s detailed options and personal attention in the design process, crisp follow-up, and our neighbor’s recommendation, we went forward with J&S using Trex Transcend.

We had our share of challenges with this project, but Jon and Scott proved themselves to be top quality builders with the utmost integrity throughout the project. As the framing was nearing completion, hurricane Sandy rolled through NJ. Jon and Scott removed all building materials, secured all deck boards, and strapped down the dumpster. While massive 80 foot trees fell around us, all the decking materials were safe and secure upon Sandy’s exit. Once the project resumed (with electricity having finally returned to Basking Ridge!), Jon and Scott inspected the lumber yard delivery and found that mismatching dye lots had been delivered. We probably would not have noticed the color variation for some time, but Jon and Scott detected the anomaly right away. Treating our deck as if it were their own, Jon and Scott escalated the product issue through several layers of management, ultimately succeeding in having Trex replace all product at no cost. Once the product issue was behind us, Jon and Scott promptly completed the project.

It would have been much easier for Jon and Scott to have never mentioned the color mismatch, but they did the right thing, advocating for their customer and getting the job done right. They have earned our loyalty, and proven that they work at the highest levels of integrity. We are delighted with our finished deck - the craftsmanship is superb, the Trex Transcend design and lighting system are beautiful, and we will enjoy it with friends and family for many years to come! Thank you Jon and Scott!

Don and Jane V., Ringoes: Deck Expansion

"We are thrilled with our new deck. We can't say enough about the entire experience. From the first time we met Jon until the day Jon and Scott came back to address some very minor issues after the deck was completed. We were never pressured on price or products, in fact, Jon came up with several designs to try to meet our budget."

Don and Jane V., Ringoes: Deck Expansion

"We are thrilled with our new deck. We can't say enough about the entire experience. From the first time we met Jon until the day Jon and Scott came back to address some very minor issues after the deck was completed. We were never pressured on price or products, in fact, Jon came up with several designs to try to meet our budget. The workmanship is exceptional. I have a friend that is a local contractor and an admitted perfectionist and he was highly impressed with the final product. Jon and scott walked us through exactly what they were going to do, when, what we could expect, handled the inspections and left our backyard completely in order. We had high expectations, and they were exceeded. We can't say enough about the experience we had with Jon and Scott. People come here and see the deck for the first time and it's a holy S@#t moment. We never get tired of it. We love the deck and are Happy to talk to potential new clients too. In my day job I work with dozens of suppliers and J&S are one of the best I have dealt with."

- Jane & Don

Bruce and Karen G., Basking Ridge NJ: Deck Expansion

"Jon and Scott built our deck this past fall using Trex Transcend decking. They were exceptional to work with! Right from the start, we were confident that our project was in good hands. The design process was extremely smooth. Their knowledge and creativity was evident throughout."

Bruce and Karen G., Basking Ridge NJ: Deck Expansion

"Jon and Scott built our deck this past fall using Trex Transcend decking. They were exceptional to work with! Right from the start, we were confident that our project was in good hands. The design process was extremely smooth. Their knowledge and creativity was evident throughout. As construction began, we were encouraged to offer feedback in "real time" and felt very comfortable voicing desired changes as the project progressed. At the outset, we were unsure of which railing product to select. We never felt any pressure to rush the decision and even after we made a choice, we had a last minute change of heart. Jon and Scott handled this without issue. Their advice was fantastic and as a result the end product is absolutely gorgeous and we could not be more thrilled."

- Bruce and Karen G.

Update

Hi Jonathan,

I wanted to pass along some very kind words said about you today. Bruce and I had a home inspector out to the house. During his inspection he checked out the deck. When he came in he asked me who built it. I told him J & S Decks (which he jotted down in his notes). He then went on to say that he had never seen a more meticulously built deck. He said the attention to detail was extraordinary and that the design was spectacular. He was so impressed and could not say enough superlatives. It only seemed fair to share all the compliments with you!

We get compliments all the time, but this was a more unique kind. Thanks again for making such a gorgeous product. We love it and are enjoying using it as much as possible.

Best regards - Karen

Shailen and Bhargavi L., Hillsborough NJ: New Deck

"We hired J&S Decks to build a 750 sq. feet deck on our new home. Since our first meeting, Jon was involved in the process from sales to planning to completion of the project. We had very specific requirements in terms of what we wanted in our deck - Trex Transcend decking materials, lighting and an open layout. Our second concern was the time frame."

Shailen and Bhargavi L., Hillsborough NJ: New Deck

"We hired J&S Decks to build a 750 sq. feet deck on our new home. Since our first meeting, Jon was involved in the process from sales to planning to completion of the project. We had very specific requirements in terms of what we wanted in our deck - Trex Transcend decking materials, lighting and an open layout. Our second concern was the time frame. Living in Hillsborough NJ, we are well aware of the township’s strict building guidelines and requirements. J&S Decks were knowledgeable, prompt and very helpful in obtaining the necessary zoning and building permits in a timely manner from the township. Additionally, they worked with the township inspectors during the building process to ensure that our deck passed all the inspections on time. Overall, J&S Decks were involved in every step of the process and provided input throughout the planning and deck building process to ensure that, not only was the deck built to our liking, but that it was completed on time. Thanks to Jon and Scott, we now have a deck that is beautiful and functional and works well with our lifestyle."

-Shailen & Bhargavi

Tony and Mary-Ann S., Westfield

"Mary Ann and I want to thank both of you for and excellent job on our new Trex deck, it was the best decision we made, along with using J & S Decks. We have received so many compliments on it and I would not hesitate to recommend your company to any one. "

Tony and Mary-Ann S., Westfield

Mary Ann and I want to thank both of you for and excellent job on our new Trex deck, it was the best decision we made, along with using J & S Decks. We have received so many compliments on it and I would not hesitate to recommend your company to any one. I want to thank Jon for all the help he gave me working with my insurance company for a settlement on my existing deck, which was damaged due to Hurricane Sandy. We love the color of Vintage Lantern, with the white railing and the Vintage Lantern top rail. Your recommendations were right on, and we appreciate all the extra details you both did for us. Best of luck in the future and if you ever need a reference, or someone to look at your work, please don't hesitate to call.

Tony & Mary Ann S.

Casey and Priscilla M., Westfield

"We are very happy with the way our new deck turned out. Jon and Scott did a great job. Our project consisted of tearing out an old wooden deck and replacing it with a new foundation and new Trex decking. J&S came up with a clever design plan based on some general ideas we had."

Casey and Priscilla M., Westfield

We are very happy with the way our new deck turned out. Jon and Scott did a great job. Our project consisted of tearing out an old wooden deck and replacing it with a new foundation and new Trex decking. J&S came up with a clever design plan based on some general ideas we had. Jon provided us with 3D plans so we could see exactly how it would look before we started. In the middle of the project, they were flexible enough to make a change to the plan when we decided to alter the location of the steps. Their work is professional and they completed the job quickly and efficiently.

Our deck is beautiful and we get lots of compliments on it. The Trex material is clean and easy to maintain. No more painting or staining to worry about - ever. We are totally enjoying being out on our deck and know that its beauty and durability will last for years to come. We thoroughly enjoyed working with J&S Decks. It was a positive experience and we now have a deck that we absolutely love. We are very grateful that we found a company that specializes in Trex decking and didn't go with one that doesn't have the knowledge, skill and experience that Jon and Scott have.

Alan and Jude L., West Orange NJ: Deck Expansion

"Working with J&S Decks was by far the best home improvement experience we ever had. From the first meeting until the final day on the job Jon and Scott were great. Jon set our expectations very high during the planning process, and we can actually say J&S surpassed what were expecting. "

Alan and Jude L., West Orange NJ: Deck Expansion

"Working with J&S Decks was by far the best home improvement experience we ever had. From the first meeting until the final day on the job Jon and Scott were great. Jon set our expectations very high during the planning process, and we can actually say J&S surpassed what were expecting. Jon’s design ideas were spot on, and we could not be happier with the way our deck turned out, especially the aluminum railing. They showed up on-time everyday and constantly asked us if we had any questions or concerns. They stayed late to finish the job so we could host our daughters bridal shower 2 days after they finished!

We highly recommend Jon and Scott to anyone considering adding a deck to their home. We are so glad we hired J&S!"

- Alan and Jude L.

Arlin S., Basking Ridge: Deck Expansion

"Thanks so much for the great job on replacing our deck. You and your crew were amazingly quick and neat and we really appreciated your regular communication throughout the process. Most important to us was your attention to detail and quality starting with the design and ongoing through completion. The end result is perfect!"

Arlin S., Basking Ridge: Deck Expansion

Thanks so much for the great job on replacing our deck. You and your crew were amazingly quick and neat and we really appreciated your regular communication throughout the process. Most important to us was your attention to detail and quality starting with the design and ongoing through completion. The end result is perfect!

-Arlin and Stephanie Schmidt

Phyllis S., West Orange: Deck Update

""Jon and Scott rebuilt my old deck this past winter. Of course, there were some issues with the weather that delayed the project, but they were wonderfully responsible about keeping to the schedule as much as possible and getting the job done as quickly as possible. "

Phyllis S., West Orange: Deck Update

"Jon and Scott rebuilt my old deck this past winter. Of course, there were some issues with the weather that delayed the project, but they were wonderfully responsible about keeping to the schedule as much as possible and getting the job done as quickly as possible. Their workmanship is superb with careful attention to every little detail. They were incredibly easy to work with, creative and enthusiastic, and were very patient with me when I changed my mind or added new elements to the plan. The deck is absolutely beautiful and there were no unanticipated cost overruns. A beautiful finished product at the agreed upon price. Definitely a win-win situation in my book. I would not hesitate to recommend J&S Decks to anyone!"

- Phyllis S.

Andrew P., Summit New Jersey: New Deck

"Thank you so much for our new deck. It looks great! Your design ideas really impressed us. We really appreciated your guidance and enthusiasm throughout the whole process. Also, thanks again for your quick service to replace the post cap after the storm knocked down all of those tree limbs onto our deck. "

Andrew P., Summit New Jersey: New Deck

"Thank you so much for our new deck. It looks great! Your design ideas really impressed us. We really appreciated your guidance and enthusiasm throughout the whole process. Also, thanks again for your quick service to replace the post cap after the storm knocked down all of those tree limbs onto our deck. All of our friends have noticed the big improvement, so we look forward to enjoying it with them for many years to come."

- Andy P.

P.S. Our dog Tessa is a huge fan of the Trex materials...no more splinters! You were right about the Trex lighting - looks really sharp at night.

Frank and Wendy S., Manalapan NJ: New Deck

"We had shopped around for some time and met with a few different contractors who all had different ideas about making our deck beautiful. We then contacted J and S Decks and our plans went into full swing.We met with both John and Scott and immediately felt comfortable with them. They were very professional but yet very friendly. "

Frank and Wendy S., Manalapan NJ: New Deck

"A few years ago my wife and decided to add a deck to our home. We had shopped around for some time and met with a few different contractors who all had different ideas about making our deck beautiful. We then contacted J and S Decks and our plans went into full swing.We met with both John and Scott and immediately felt comfortable with them. They were very professional but yet very friendly. They had some ideas that we never thought of and the deck they designed for us was a step above the others. We decided that they were the contractor for us. From the planning and permitting process to the final product John and Scott were always available to us and made sure that we were comfortable during the construction of our deck. We have 3 dogs and that added to the challenge but the deck was completed in a timely manner and is beautiful. As a contractor myself I know the challenges of these projects but J and S handled all of these challenges seamlessly. The deck added both beauty and value to our home and we have received many compliments on both its design and workmanship. We highly recommend J and S Decks and make ourselves available to answer and questions one may have. My cell number is (908) 217-2078."

- Frank and Wendy Sica

Elliot and Gail S., Manalapan: New Deck

"You put lots of effort into designing, planning, acquiring the material I requested and building. Although the weather was working against you, you saw the project thru and we got exactly what we wanted."

Elliot and Gail S., Manalapan: New Deck

Hope all is well with you and Scott. It’s been over a year since you and Scott completed my deck project in Manalapan. It looks great and there are no issues. Everyone that sees it for the first time is very impressed. Not that I was trying to impress anyone, but it is a great deck.

You put lots of effort into designing, planning, acquiring the material I requested and building. Although the weather was working against you, you saw the project thru and we got exactly what we wanted.

All the way through the project you kept us abreast of the steps and there were no surprises with respect to payment as the work progressed. At the end of the project the finishing touches, the rail routing and molding on the floor made the job complete with no lose ends.

If any of your prospective clients would like to talk to us about the project or come over to see it in person, I would be happy to oblige.

Wishing you the best with your own company and I’m sure you will be successful if all your projects are as good as mine.