DECK SERVICES

Carpentry

We specialize in repairing and building decks, fences, and retaining walls. We create wooden decks using redwood or other hardwoods. Make repairs to existing structures or design new decks.

Plumbing

We can repair your existing irrigation system. and move or install new water lines only for your deck area. These are essential topics of concern and need special attention.

Electrical

We repair or replace only exterior electrical fixtures. We install wiring, switches, and new fixtures, including motion detection lights, deck lighting, and low power usage lights.

Finishing

We do exterior deck finishing work, including molding, trim, stucco repair, caulking, sanding, and painting. These important final pieces need special attention before a job is complete.

Maintenance

Maintaining your home is the best investment you can make. We inspect the integrity of your deck. We will consult free of charge regarding deck repairs, rebuilding, or new design development.

 

SPECIALIZED IN BUILDING DECKS

A deck is like an outdoor room added to your house. It offers you the opportunity to increase your living space and enhance your quality of life while adding value to your home. We specialize in building decks out of redwood and other wood species. We use high-grade materials and modern techniques. We design built-in structures and use stainless steel railings. Scrolling through the website, you will see many decks built over the years.

WORDS OF ADVICE

"When you buy something cheap and bad, the best you're going to feel about it is when you buy it. When you buy something expensive and good, the worst you're going to feel about it is when you buy it."

 

Sasha Aickin, former CTO at Redfin (real estate brokerage), shares some financial advice from his grandmother. 

We have designed and built over 50 decks. The first set of pictures are decks built from 2016 to 2022. Please click on the photo to scroll at your own pace. 

2017 Cedar Shingle Repair
2017 Cedar Shingle Repair

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2022 Custom Railing
2022 Custom Railing

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2022 Mahogany Fence
2022 Mahogany Fence

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We completed the following design-build projects in the East Bay. You can click on any group of photos to see more details. The last group of images shows the rough progression of work involved in construction. 

April 2022
April 2022

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April 2022
April 2022

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April 2022 Mahogany Fence
April 2022 Mahogany Fence

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Built to last

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Deck built in Dec 2020
Deck built in Dec 2020

Newly designed deck

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Overhead view
Overhead view

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Old design had large step up to deck. Hazard from falls off of bench to lower level.

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Built February 2020
Built February 2020

Contractor designed platform deck

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Sitting and grilling area

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See through railings and strong construction

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Deck built August 2020
Deck built August 2020

Redwood deck with stainless steel railings. Wide stairs down to deck.

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Custom deck with shed

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Strong framing

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Deck built June 2019
Deck built June 2019

Custom built deck

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High quality redwood

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July 2021
July 2021

Second story deck

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July 2021
July 2021

Redwood deck with trellis

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July 2021
July 2021

Trellis

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February 2021 Custom Gate
February 2021 Custom Gate

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February 2021
February 2021

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February 2021
February 2021

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You can see the landscape through the railing

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Built March 2020
Built March 2020

Redwood deck with custom designed landing

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Overhead view of deck

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April 2021 Deck overhead view

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April 2021 Overhead view of 1,000 sq. ft. deck

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April 2021 Overhead view of 1,000 sq. ft. deck

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Built in 2017
Built in 2017

Teak Wood Deck

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Concrete foundations

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Pressure-treated framing on top of concrete foundation.

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CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

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We worked with you on our property way back in 2019 in Montclair! We just sold our house there and I truly believe the deck you created with your team was a HUGE selling point for the new buyers. 

Thank you so much for your chraftmanship-we loved the deck!

Erica G.

I strongly recommend Christopher Stoehr for any construction project you are considering. Christopher’s skill set is deep and broad.He is quick and stays on schedule. He’s kind, conscientious and approaches his work and his relationships with clients with integrity. He’s absolutely honest and transparent in his billing. His work at our home included some design consultation, structural analysis, demolition, carpentry and some electrical work. What really stands out from our experience was his clear vision of how to improve the space. He was thoughtful and attentive to our needs which included economizing on the job. Recognizing the constraint, he counseled us on the best way to use our money and his time to make the most of our space. We were able to open the small kitchen space, capture a window that had been hidden behind a washer/dryer stack and he hugely improved the kitchen in our small Berkeley house. I really appreciate Christopher’s thoughtful visual understanding of how much the room would benefit from taking down a small section of wall to open the space and bring in a new window. We will eagerly use him again on any project.

 

-Jon Cohen, Berkeley

 

 

I am a real estate agent and was always in pursuit of a handyman whose work was stellar, and who was reliable, skilled, detail oriented, reasonably- priced, and perfectionistic like myself. That is not an easy task. When I first saw Christopher hang numbers on a gate till they were perfectly aligned,  replace a railing on a stairway that was exceptionally tasteful and architecturally consistent with the home and strategize about a solution for condensation on skylights,  I knew I had found the right person. Christopher is amazing! He is highly skilled, reliable, professional, detail oriented, a problem solver, easy to work with, tolerant about long to-do lists and perseverant when met with a challenge. He is so skilled that many agents have asked for his contact information, and I have been reluctant to share. Selfishly I worry I will not be able to work with him as often as I like and need. He is so talented that others will rely on him as I have. Christopher is by far the most highly skilled handymen I have worked with. I cannot recommend him highly enough.

What sets Christopher apart from most other handyman is his contractors' license ( a rarity among most handymen) and the superior quality of work he performs. He will complete a job in an exemplary manner, and not in a get the job done way. Many handymen strive to get a task done rather than complete the task in the best way possible. This is the antithesis of Christopher’s work.

 

Sheri Madden

 

 

I always seem to have a boyfriend who comes with a complete set of tools.  Having fired my last partner in November 2016, I was in dire need of finding someone who could do home repairs and remodeling.  Christopher was recommended to me by a mutual acquaintance, and I am thrilled. His work is excellent; he always cleans up after a job is completed, and he is easy to be around.  I also very much appreciate his input as to repairs/projects that he feels should be done that I was clueless about, as well as which items on my To Do List can be deferred.

 

Marjorie L.

 

 

Christopher Stoehr is one of the most professional, meticulous and conscientious people I have ever had work on my home.  He can do nearly everything asked of him. One task, I requested, he wasn't familiar with. He went home that evening, came back the next day, after doing some research, and did a quick and thorough job.  He has an innate ability to "figure things out." We had many last-minute chores, getting our home ready to sell after living in it for 43 years. And no matter what was presented to him, he was able to make time, then completed it beautifully.  He was efficient, quiet, and neat coming through for me every time. I would think we were done, then he would discover three more items that needed tending to. He would come as soon as he could fit me in, to complete each item on the "punch list". Most of all, though he is an accomplished carpenter, who builds beautiful decks, and other large projects.  I wouldn't hesitate to call him for any undertaking you require. Plus, he is more than fair in his pricing particularly given the quality of his work. He was wonderful to have in our home and was respectful as well as gracious. He does impeccable work!!!! I can't say enough about how much he added to our project, being as particular and detail-oriented, as I expect and want.

 

Michaele T.

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