Testimonials

Our Past Clients Love Their New Outdoor Spaces – and So do We!


At Cedar Works, we have a passion for making our clients’ outdoors feel just as comfortable and functional as indoors.

See what our past clients have to say about working with us and contact us today to start your outdoor project!

Jamie came out to our house soon after a call was made for an estimate. He showed us pictures of his previous work, offered ideas, listened to my ideas, and presented options for challenges posed by job. Next, Jamie provided a detailed quote with a quick turnaround. Once the job was contracted, he worked diligently to get the permit and pre-order long lead materials. Was sensitive to existing construction situation, including protecting new driveway, working with tight spaces for transporting materials, repairing damaged sprinkler lines, and maintaining a clean job site. Matched brick with original brick used for house. Purchased and installed door for existing porch at no extra cost. Once the job was near completion, didn’t mention final payment until everything was complete to my satisfaction. The deck is very solid and looks awesome! Jeff S.*
Jamie worked with us to design two decks and a pergola. He then built all of them for us. The decks are made from Eon (a synthetic material) and the pergola is constructed from Cedar. They are large structures, the decks are approximately 1300 square feet in total and the pergola measures about 25’by 20’. The work was done in conjunction with having a patio built and major landscaping so it was a complex project involving multiple people and companies.

We interviewed multiple contractors and visited with their references before choosing Jamie and Cedar Works. What caused us to choose Jamie was the quality of the work we saw and the recommendations from his customers. The work he did was beautiful and his work was head and shoulders above the others we looked at. Jamie gave us great advice and guidance all through the process even giving us some tips on working with other contractors, for example obtaining a lien release. Our deck is beautiful and the quality of the workmanship is outstanding. Jamie was open to changes and very open to working with us to accommodate our design changes and requests.
Mike B.*
Thank you for the great job on the new deck. It looks like a work of art. I am very pleased with the good looks and the sturdy construction. The project shows true professionalism. James C.*
We really enjoy the deck and like how it has turned out. Thank You. Tom and Gail G.*
We had a cement block porch with a cement cap that was poorly constructed by the builder of our home on the back of our house that needed to be removed and replaced. We wanted to replace it with a deck and wanted to enlarge the surface area to make it more usable. After a year of no shows, etc. by other contractors for estimates. I joined Angie’s list and decided to call Cedar Works. Jamie came out promptly and within a week, had CAD drawings and estimates of the cost of the job. Jamie began the permit process as soon as we submitted our deposit and within a month, he was able to start work. The tear out crew was finished within two days (not an easy tear out) and all material was removed and post holes placed for the deck. After the county approved the post hole depth, Jamie’s crew was back the next day to begin construction. They worked for almost ten days to finish a large deck with steps, were very neat, courteous, and responsive to any questions or problems that occurred. They were able to point out and correct damage that had occurred to the outside sheathing of the house from water runoff from the old porch and the charges added on were very reasonable (less than $100.) The crew worked during a very hot humid period of weather and was diligent about getting the deck finished. In addition to constructing the deck, the house roof partially extends over this area and requires support from columns, Jamie had specified two large columns instead of the three small ones on the original porch, which opened the space up, but required additional reinforcement from under the deck which his crew communicated to him and subsequently performed. Dawn W.*
Jamie and the Cedar Works crew were the ultimate professionals and a pleasure to work with from start to finish on our deck project. We have a rather large (971 sq ft) deck that needed new decking. We began getting quotes and interviewing potential companies in April of 2017. We ended up with 4 quotes for cedar and 3 for composite before the end of Summer 2017. By the time we were done doing our due dilligence, we decided to wait until Spring 2018 to have the work done.

When we called Jamie in March, 2018, he had our original quote along with drawings of the modifications we wanted to make. He made another trip out the house to go over the project and make some additional changes we wanted. While, the quote from Cedar Works wasn’t the lowest, it was competitive and we liked that Cedar Works keeps the same crews working for them throughout the year.

When the crew arrived to do the work, they went over the scope of the project with us one more time, gave us a work schedule, and took great care in moving our belongings off the deck before beginning work. They removed the old decking and had it hauled away the same afternoon. The work site was cleaned up while they worked and at the end of every day. The project turned out great and we are absolutely 100% pleased with the deck and the service provided by Cedar Works.

Jamie stopped by after we had a few days to inspect the work to make sure we were happy. We didn’t find anything wrong with the craftsmanship and anticipate no problems going forward. The deck and the work come with a 5 year warranty though so we are comfortable should anything turn up. We highly recommend Cedar Works!!
Steve W.*
We hired Cedar Works to build our deck for our new home and we are so pleased with the job they did! Our new deck is beautiful and just what we wanted! Jamie was a pleasure to work with, and his crew was amazing. They were courteous and cleaned up after themselves. They got the job done in the time frame that they said they would!! I would definitely hire this company again and will refer them to my family and friends!!! Thank you Cedar Works!!!! Danielle K.*
Great guys, job well done. Best price and highest possible quality. Strongly recommended to anyone thinking of getting their Deck work done. Setu S.*
We have worked with Jamie and the Cedar works crew on two projects now and our experience on both has been exceptional. What really differentiates Cedar works from other contractors we have used is the level of execution and attention to detail. On both of our projects the fit and finish are flawless and both decks still look like the day they were installed. Thanks Cedar Works! Annette R.*
The entire process of re-building our deck was easy. From the tear down of the old, to the construction of the new, everything was seamless. Cedar Works and Jamie Ruddy are extremely professional and reliable and this is reflected in the beautiful craftsmanship. We have had so many compliments on our beautiful deck and we truly enjoy spending time with family and friends on it. Andrea J.*
Very satisfied. Jamie came up with very creative solutions to replace our old deck. The quality of carpentry work and cedar used is excellent. The team were courteous and professional. Sue W.*
I’ve been in the construction industry for over 35 years. When Jamie came out to quote our project he was on time very knowledgeable and answered all of my questions in a professional way. The carpenters did and amazing job and the the cleanup crew was in and out the following day. I would use them for any future construction projects. Avery D.*
The finished cedar deck and screened porch are absolutely beautiful. Well designed and constructed and the work was completed within the estimated time. Cost was reasonable. Many compliments from neighbors. Highly recommend Cedarworks. Sharon S.*
Fantastic experience working with Jamie. Everything turned out great and was first class from planning to completion. Attention to details were great. Happy that he was able to use steel beams to reduce the number of posts. Shane S.*
I hired Cedarworks last year after a strong recommendation from a friend. Jamie was awesome to work with! He was flexible, dependable, affordable, and his crew was talented and fast! The team was in and out, and this was a true "turn key" operation. look no further than Cedarworks! Matt*
I hire Cedar Works to replace my deck, rails and steps. They did a fantastic job and were done in 2.5 days. I heartily recommend them for all your decking needs. David C.*
Jamie and his crew rebuilt our two rickety decks, brand new and rock solid. Prompt, courteous, professional and the price was right. Would definitely call them again! Walter J.*
I moved into a house without a deck and Cedar Works came in and worked their magic! The design plan took what I had envisioned my outdoor space to a whole new level! I now have an "extra" outdoor room where I spend most of my summer days! Pat and his crew were friendly and the clean up was amazing! Love my new deck! Jill T.*
Jamie and his team built a great deck and impressed us with their work ethic. If you're looking for a contractor who will hear you out, create your dream, and remove all the stress - contact Jamie and his team. Tony L.*
FANTASTIC COMPANY!!! I am very impressed with my new deck! It looks incredible! I would recommend this company to anyone looking to get a deck! I appreciate the patience they had with me due to the changes I made and it worked out beautifully!! Thank you Cedar Works!!! Jamie B.*
Very professional and helpful. Extremely happy with our new deck. Dwayne N.*
They do great work and stand behind what they build. I love in a subdivision and most others used a cheaper company with a cheaper product; after 4 years my deck is the only one that looks brand-new. I have young kids and they have broken one of the plastic support braces a couple times and they have been out there timely and fixed for free. Adam G.*
Jamie did great work for us. If anyone is looking for tracks deck I would recommend him. David D.*
Cedar Works Deck Builders constructed our new trex deck in 2010 at our home in Rochester. Jamie was prompt, professional & submitted the most innovative design plan. Pricing was highly competitive. Deck construction started & finished on time as promised. We were impressed with the quailty & attention to detail. Our new trex deck increased the value of our home while enhancing the enjoyment of our outdoor living spaces. We highly recommend Cedar Works Deck Builders! Mario H.*

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