Archadeck of Suburban Boston
Customer Reviews

Here is just a sample of some of our wonderful customer reviews. You can read over 75 more customer testimonials on the bottom of our homepage.

“We were in very good hands. We were so pleased by how the design turned into the completed work and how it fit into our house & backyard.”
— Denise Block of Arlington, MA

“Archadeck redesigned and replaced two existing 4×16 freestanding decks that needed to be replaced due to rotting wood. Upper deck was eliminated and replaced with a French Balcony. Lower deck was replaced with an 8×20 deck made of low maintenance materials. I am pleased with both the end result as well as the process of working with Archadeck and especially recommend them if you are building a new deck or replacing an existing deck that may need design work. The following is a list of the main reasons I am recommending Archadeck:

  1. Based on my specifications, Archadeck created a computer design mock up of how the redesigned decks would look which revealed an undesirable design flaw (e.g. a deck post in an unexpected location) which resulted in a redesign that was much better than what I had originally proposed. I am afraid another contractor would have built the deck to my specifications and I would have been unpleasantly surprised by the location of the deck post.
  2. Archadeck has a showroom for customers to examine the various decking materials which sped up making deck materials decisions and reduced some of the uncertainty of making these decisions.
  3. Archadeck solved a structural support problem by finding a source for a lightweight but strong steel beam used to support the 20 feet of unsupported span.
  4. The work was started on time and completed on time.
  5. The managing contractor went into sufficient detail in explaining the construction methods being used and why they added value to the deck.
  6. Possibly the most important reason to consider Archadeck is that all of the people that worked on the project were pleasant and worked in a professional manner. They took the initiative to keep us informed about all aspects of the project and followed through with their commitments."
    — S. Carpenter of Arlington, MA

“The space is fantastic it represents exactly what we wanted and completely changed the feel of our back yard. In addition to the project itself, I cannot say enough about the professionalism, consideration and quality of the work from Jim Finlay and his design and building team. We have been nothing short of thrilled with the project since its completion, but also with Archadeck’s presence at our home during the project and since when small things needed to be fixed or modified. I would recommend Archadeck without reservation, our expectations were exceeded.”
— Stacy Cloutier & Doug Gooding of Beverly, MA

“I cannot say enough about this company. They were an absolute pleasure to deal with every step of the way. Even the littlest concern I had was dealt with as if it was as important to them as it was to me. They were always available, always on time, always professional and always personable. I wish that every contractor I have dealt with or will deal with in the future operated on the same principles as Archadeck does. They were just a bit more pricey than other contractors I had dealt with, but then, they were much more meticulous and much more concerned with giving me what I wanted than anyone else. And, I guess, in the end, quality doesn’t cost – it pays. And these guys are a quality outfit. I would recommend them without reservation to anyone looking for deck work of any kind. I have been singing their praises to my family and friends from the start of my project to the end result."
— Nancy of Wilmington, MA

“Jim Finlay from Archadeck of Suburban Boston, along with Jay Hayden the carpenter,are amazing ! You might be wondering how I could detail out all the work done above. It’s all part of Jim’s attention to detail. He took my contract very seriously, and truly cares about getting the job done right and done the way my wife and I wanted. …During the entire project, Jim’s communication with us was perfect. He was courteous about his calling times, sensitive to our schedules and totally respectful to our wishes.”
— Brian & Karen of Reading, MA

“Although this letter is long overdue, I want you to know the thrill of our new deck(s) hasn’t faded. When friends come they get all excited about whichever part they notice first and are shocked to see the second part that is equally amazing. I am sure if our house was removed this deck would stand proudly for hundreds of years!"

“Surprises were many and all good. It was surprising to see a deck built like furniture. All the railings were sanded smooth and have their corners and edges rounded… Speaking of the building inspector – this must have been the quickest inspection ever. He basically came, said “Wow!” and left.”
— Eileen in Boxford, MA

“We enjoyed working with Larry Cohen and Jim Finlay. Larry designed a beautiful sunroom in a challenging existing space and continued to recommend design details that added up to a stunning room. Both Larry and Jim are very professional, going above and beyond the normal call of duty. All decisions were made based on sound engineering analysis with great attention to all details and considerations. Thank you, Larry and Jim, for helping us realize a dream. We will be glad to recommend Archadeck to our friends.”
— Linna & Gil in Lexington, MA

“Our experience with Archadeck was amazing from the first meeting to the finished product. They were knowledgeable, passionate, detailed and courteous. Would definitely recommend.”
— Elizabeth S. of Wakefield, MA

“Krisoula, our young energetic creative talented consultant really listened to our ideas of changes that had to occur. With thoughtful problem solving she inspired confidence and an appropriate plan of how to keep unwanted wildlife and outside water collection away from our home. She designed all with thoughtful attention to detail so that we removed a deck, preserved a garden and installed a wonderful front and back patio. The 3 carpenters who worked on our projects were all pleasant, extremely skilled and competent. The patio installers were hardworking, meticulous and within a day had completed the work.”

— L.C.S. in Wayland, MA


Read what our local building inspectors have to say about our projects:

“It’s truly a pleasure to see such “Top Shelf” craftsmanship. All too often the work I inspect is far from what I’m seeing here. Less than 10% of the projects that I inspect meet the standards & methods employed here.”
— Medford, MA Building Inspector, Dennis McDonald

“Great Job”
— Building Inspector, Sudbury, MA

“This deck came out amazing. Very nice.”
— Natick, MA Building Inspector

“These are the best decks I have ever seen. The workmanship is unbelievable.”
— Tewksbury, MA Building Inspector

And more rave reviews from our valued customers:

“We are thrilled with the work Archadeck did on our home and are happy to endorse them. From the beginning of the design process with Krisoula we knew that we had full say in the project. Any changes were accommodated without difficulty, and they found way to help us cut some costs here and there. With some others contractors we were made to feel like they had an interest in us overspending, and they reacted to changes with great annoyance or reluctance; not with Archadeck. Once the builders arrived on site things continued to be great. The crew was respectful and always cleaned up well at night. They worked late and built it quickly. They would check in with us at the end of each day and discuss any problems or changes with us in full. Best of all, they left the decisions up to us — “Let us know what you prefer” and “Take the night to think about it” were oft heard phrases from the guys."

— The McAllisters in Bedford, MA

“Recently, we hired Archadeck to build a new deck for us. The old deck was unsafe and ugly.
The entire process of working with Archadeck was a treat. Everything; initial meetings, design decisions, plans, scheduling, permit, demolition, delivery of equipment, lumber, layout, high-tech footings, and construction of the deck was handled smoothly, by a group of men and women who are really good at what they do.”
“I am sitting here now looking at a beautiful, durable deck which is even better than I envisioned.”

Thanks to Archadeck,
- Bill in Woburn, MA

“Most importantly, the quality of their work is exceptional. They built us a beautiful multi-level deck, and we love it! Thank you Archadeck! You were great to work with.”
—-Michael in Bedford, MA

“We couldn’t be more pleased with our new deck and patio! All of the staff from Archadeck were professional and easy to work with. From the first meeting to discuss our plans to completion. The project moved along smoothly and with no financial surprises, which is important when working within a budget.Larry Cohen, one of Archadecks designers reviewed deck photos I had gathered, then asked how we would use our new deck and patio. Larry then put together a most beautiful design, and although the project was a bit higher than we wanted to spend, we got so much more for our money. Jim Finlay, the owner came by regularly to oversee our project. He would review our projects progress and keep us up-to-date with what to expect. He brings a level of integrity to his business. Jay, our primary construction worker was also a great guy, friendly, on time and precise. Some of our neighbors who had the occasion to watch him working would wander over and let us know how impressed they were with him and his work!”

“In summary, what impressed me the most was the friendly, honest and sincere work ethic at Archadeck. They stand behind what they build, with professional design, all the certifications plus that a good construction company should have and a more than fair warranty on the product.”
- Diana & Harry in Wakefield, MA

“They are very thorough, built to last, details are taken care of and the team is very responsive.”

— Lars & Adria in Dunstable, MA

“Done very professionally, high-quality materials, professional workmanship, and timely.”
— Glenn & Debra in Billerica, MA

“ I would like to thank you and the folks at Archadeck for designing and building undoubtedly the classiest, sturdiest and most functional deck in all of Waltham, MA!… Future Archadeck customers can expect the following:

  • Thoughtful and thorough customer interaction during and after the sale process
  • Respect for the client’s needs and desires, patiently listening and observing.
  • Knowledgeable about construction, materials and pricing options
  • Follow through on planned deliverables and unexpected issues
    It was a pleasure working with Archadeck…”
    — Laura in Waltham, MA

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