Custom Deck Builders

Looking to create your dream outdoor living space with a custom deck? Look no further than Decked Out Builders, your go-to custom deck builders. We’ll help you design and build the perfect custom deck that suits your style and needs. With our expertise in creative deck customization and a wide range of features to choose from, you can trust us to bring your vision to life.

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Creating Your Perfect Custom Deck

Deck Design

The design and construction of a quality deck starts by partnering with us, your expert custom deck builders. We understand that your outdoor space is an extension of your home, and we’re here to help you create a new deck that suits your space and lifestyle.

Whether you envision a space for entertaining guests or a peaceful retreat for outdoor activities, we’ll work closely with you to bring your vision to life. Our team of experienced professionals will factor in the size of your backyard and the available space for the deck, ensuring that it fits seamlessly into your outdoor environment.

We’ll also help you incorporate all the necessary accessories for outdoor entertainment, such as built-in seating, lighting, and even a barbecue or outdoor kitchen area. With Decked Out Builders, your dream deck is just a partnership away.

Our Process

Creative Deck Customization

When it comes to creative deck customization, our custom decks crew offers a range of options to suit your needs. Imagine having a multi-level deck that adds depth and dimension to your outdoor space, or a wraparound deck that allows you to fully enjoy your natural surroundings. 

If you have a pool, why not consider a pool deck that enhances both safety and appearance? And for those looking to make the most of urban living, a rooftop deck can provide stunning views. Let your imagination run wild.

When planning your deck project, consider all the features that will make your deck the perfect asset to your home. Before starting, it’s important to have a general idea of the characteristics you want. If you have a tough time designing or envisioning, don’t worry, we can help. We also offer 3D Designs!

We’ll ask a variety of questions about what you want. This happens early in the process when we’re building custom decks.

A Look at Different Deck Design Types

Multi-level Decks

Multi-level decks are perfect for properties with varying elevations or larger properties that require more space. These decks can accommodate features like a kitchen area or a hot tub, providing both functionality and appeal. With each level serving a different purpose, multi-level decks add depth and dimensionality to your outdoor design. The underdeck area can be used as an outdoor room or for storage.

Wraparound Decks

For a visually striking deck, consider adding a wraparound or curved design to maximize your outdoor space and enhance the overall aesthetics. A wraparound deck wraps around the perimeter of your home, providing multiple access points and creating a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living. This design not only expands your usable space but also offers breathtaking views from different angles.

Curved Decks

A curved deck adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to your outdoor area. The graceful curves create a natural flow and can soften the overall look of your deck. Whether you choose a wraparound or curved design, these customizations can transform your deck into a one-of-a-kind outdoor space that will impress your guests and enhance your enjoyment of your outdoor space.

Pool Decks

If you’re looking to add an extra touch to your outdoor space, consider customizing your pool deck with creative designs that will make a splash. A pool deck isn’t just a place for lounging and sunbathing; it can also be a statement piece that enhances the overall look and feel of your backyard. With custom deck designs, you have the opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind pool deck that reflects your personal style and complements the architecture of your home. From intricate patterns and geometric shapes to vibrant colors and textured surfaces, the possibilities are endless.

Whether you prefer a modern, minimalist design or a more whimsical and playful look, customizing your pool deck allows you to showcase your creativity and make a lasting impression on your guests.

Deck Features For Further Customization

When it comes to deck features, we offer a wide range of options to enhance your outdoor space.

From stylish and modern glass or composite deck railings to durable and low-maintenance aluminum options, you can find the perfect railing to complement your deck design.

You can choose from deck inlays, outdoor kitchens, fire pits, and shade structures to create a standout and functional deck that suits your personal style and preferences.

You can enhance your deck with the sleek and modern look of glass, the durability and low maintenance of composite, or the lightweight and corrosion-resistant qualities of aluminum for your deck railing.

Glass adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to your outdoor space. It provides unobstructed views and allows natural light to flow through.
Composite railing, made from a combination of wood fibers and recycled plastics, offers exceptional strength and resistance to rot, insects, and fading. It requires minimal upkeep, making it an ideal choice for homeowners who want a low-maintenance railing option.
Aluminum railing is lightweight yet sturdy, making it easy to install and resistant to rust and corrosion. It’s available in a variety of styles and colors, allowing you to customize your deck railing to match your personal preferences.

Whether you choose glass, composite, or aluminum, your deck railing won’t only enhance the safety of your deck but also elevate its overall appearance.

Enhancing your deck with deck inlays can add eye-catching features to your outdoor space. Deck inlays are decorative elements that can be incorporated into the surface of your deck, creating visual interest and enhancing its overall appeal.

These inlays can be made from a variety of materials, such as wood, stone, or composite, and can be designed in various patterns and shapes. Whether you prefer a simple geometric design or a more intricate mosaic-like pattern, deck inlays offer endless possibilities for customization.

Not only do they provide a visual focal point, but they can also serve functional purposes, such as defining specific areas of your deck or creating pathways. With deck inlays, you can truly transform your deck into a stunning and personalized outdoor retreat.

To fully maximize your outdoor space, consider incorporating an outdoor kitchen into your custom deck. An outdoor kitchen adds a new way to enjoy your deck.

Imagine being able to prepare and cook meals while still being able to entertain and socialize with your guests. With an outdoor kitchen, you can have all the conveniences of a traditional indoor kitchen, but in a beautiful outdoor setting.

You can choose from a variety of options such as a built-in grill, sink, refrigerator, and even a pizza oven. Not only will an outdoor kitchen enhance your deck’s functionality, but it will also increase the value of your home.

Adding a fire pit to your custom deck can create a cozy and inviting atmosphere for you and your guests. Fire pits are a popular deck feature that not only provide warmth and light, but also serve as a focal point for gatherings and relaxation.

Whether you prefer a traditional wood-burning fire pit or a gas-powered option, Decked Out Builders can help you design and install the perfect fire pit for your custom deck.

Fire pits can be incorporated into a number of deck designs, such as built-in fire pits or portable options that can be moved around as needed.

With the addition of a fire pit, your custom deck might very well become a year-round outdoor space that can be enjoyed during cooler evenings and even in the winter months.

Incorporating a shade structure into your deck design can provide a comfortable and inviting outdoor living space while protecting you from the sun’s harsh rays. Popular options include pergolas, gazebos, and retractable canopies. With the right shade structure, you can extend your outdoor living season and create a relaxing oasis right in your backyard.

To maximize the functionality and attractiveness of your custom deck, consider incorporating planter boxes as deck features. Planter boxes are a versatile addition that can enhance the overall look of your deck while providing a practical solution for displaying plants and flowers. These boxes can be custom-built to fit seamlessly into the design of your deck, allowing you to create a cohesive and harmonious outdoor space.

By adding planter boxes to your deck, you can bring a touch of nature into your outdoor living area and create a vibrant and inviting atmosphere. These boxes can also serve as a natural barrier, providing privacy and creating a sense of enclosure. With their combination of beauty and functionality, planter boxes are a fantastic addition to any custom deck.

You can enhance your custom deck with the addition of hot tubs as deck features. Hot tubs provide a luxurious and relaxing experience right in your own backyard. Not only do they add a touch of elegance to your deck, but they also offer numerous health benefits. Soaking in a hot tub can help relieve muscle tension, reduce stress, and improve circulation.

Imagine spending evenings under the stars, soaking in warm water, and enjoying the soothing jets. Hot tubs come in various sizes and designs, allowing you to find the perfect fit for your deck space. With the installation of a hot tub, your custom deck will become the ultimate oasis for relaxation and entertainment.

Your Local Custom Deck Builders

Why Choose Decked Out Builders

Our custom deck options bring endless possibilities to your backyard. We can customize your space to suit your lifestyle and needs. We can design your deck to just about any size, shape or decking you can think of. When it comes to decks, no one does design and construction better than Decked Out Builders. All our satisfied customers can attest to the quality craftsmanship, dedication, and exceptional customer service we bring to every project.

When we work with you for your deck replacement or installation, we take into consideration your property style as well as your lifestyle needs. The work we provide for you will compliment your home’s current designs and enhance your property both in experience and appearance.

Part of the Decked Out Builders customer experience is to always be there for our customers. From the very first contact, beyond the last nail, we are here to answer questions or concerns. We do not believe we have done our job unless you feel 100% satisfied with your new build. We take pride in all our projects, using only high-quality materials that last a lifetime. We don’t build cheap decks because we believe in quality over quantity.




Cost Of Decks Built Near Me

composite deck contractor
composite deck contractor
composite deck contractor

This deck in Green Oaks, IL includes Timbertech Azek Decking, Westbury Aluminum Railing with Post Cap Lights, Built in Seating and a Cedar Pergola

Approx. Deck Cost $85,000-$95,000

composite deck contractor
composite deck contractor
composite deck contractor

This deck in Towerlakes, IL includes Deckorators Voyage Decking, Westbury Verticable Railing with Cocktail Railing and Stair Lighting

Approx. Deck Cost $60,000-$70,000

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Composite Deck Crystal Lake IL
Composite Deck Crystal Lake IL

This deck in Crystal lake, IL includes Deckorators Vault Decking, Deck Cladding and Built in Seating.

Approx. Deck Cost $35,000-$45,000

Average 300 Square Foot Deck 15 Year Cost Comparison

Pressure Treated

$ 17,000


$ 21,000


$ 24,000

*Wood Decks need to be stained, painted or sealed every other year at average of $750 a year.
*Composite Decks need to be washed 2x a year with a hose and soap. DIY just cost of soap

Pressure Treated

$ 28,250


$ 32,250


$ 24,600

*Wood Decks have a life span of 15-25 years if properly maintained.
*Composite & PVC decks has a life span of 25-50 years without the hassle.



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This is where the vision of your project really starts! Visualization of your outdoor living space has many benefits. At Decked Out Builders, we specialize in creating stunning outdoor living spaces that enhance beauty and functionality of your home. We know that your deck is more than just a deck – it’s an extension of your home and a place where you will be making memories for years to come. Whether you’re looking to build a cozy space for relaxation or a spacious entertainment area for hosting gatherings, we have the expertise to design and construct the perfect deck for your needs. Our deck design services combine innovative ideas, quality materials and expert craftsmanship to bring your vision to life.

Value of Building a Deck
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The Value of Building a Deck

When planning and building a deck, it is important to take into consideration that you are actually making an investment in your home. And like any investment, there’s a return on your investment.

According to Remodeling’s 2022 Cost vs. Value report for the Chicago area, a composite deck addition has the return value of 61.9%. Building a new composite deck is one of the highest returns on investment.

So, you invest the money now, enjoy your deck for years to come, and if you decide to sell your home your still benefiting from an investment done years ago.

Aside from ROI, there is also curb appeal. Whether your deck is visible from the road or not, to you or any family and friends you have over your deck is going to be one of your focal points as well as when selling your home if you choose to do so in the future.

Increased Property Value

A well-designed and well-maintained deck can significantly enhance the curb appeal and marketability of your home, increasing its overall value and appeal to potential buyers.

Expanded Living Space

A deck provides valuable outdoor living space where you can relax, entertain, and enjoy the beauty of nature, extending your usable living area and enhancing your quality of life.

Improved Aesthetics

A beautifully designed deck adds visual interest and architectural appeal to your home, creating a focal point for outdoor gatherings and enhancing the overall look and feel of your outdoor space.

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Looking For A Deck Contractor?

When Working With Decked Out Builders We Will Make Your Dream Come To Reality

Unlock the full potential of your outdoor space by adding a stunning custom deck crafted by the experts at Decked Out Builders. We specialize in designing and constructing decks that seamlessly blend form and function, creating an inviting retreat for relaxation, entertaining, and embracing the beauty of nature right in your backyard.

Our Deck Building Process

At Decked Out Builders, we take pride in our meticulous installation process, ensuring your composite deck is built to last. Following these easy-to-understand steps ensures a smooth and efficient composite deck installation process. Our team’s expertise, attention to detail, use of proper spacing, consistent material quality, and high-quality tools ensure that your new deck will be a beautiful addition to your home, built to withstand the test of time.

Substructure & Flashing​

Build the substructure, including the foundation, framing, and support posts. Proper substructure construction is essential for the structural integrity and longevity of your deck.​

Protective Joist Tape​

Applying protective joist tape to the top of the joists helps prevent moisture damage and wood rot, prolonging the life of your deck and ensuring its durability over time.​

Decking Spacing And Hidden Fasteners​

Decking boards are installed with proper spacing to allow for expansion and contraction and prevent warping or buckling. Hidden fasteners are used to secure the decking boards in place, providing a clean and seamless appearance.

Picture Frame & Breaker Boards

Picture frame and breaker boards are installed to add visual interest and define the perimeter of the deck. These decorative elements enhance the aesthetics of your deck and create a finished look.

Railing & Stairs

Railing systems and stairs are installed for safety and accessibility, providing a secure barrier around the perimeter of the deck and allowing easy access to and from the outdoor space.

Form and Function

Brands We Trust

At Decked Out Builders we work with the leading manufacturers of composite decking to provide our customers with the best products on the market. Some of the top brands we install include:

Top Quality Workmanship

High-Quality Products

Excellent Communication

Industry-Leading Warranties

Decked Out Builders Promise

When it comes to elevating your home with a beautiful deck, we at Decked Out Builders take pride in offering comprehensive deck construction that bring families together in style and comfort. We are committed to bringing your deck vision to life.

Our experienced team of porch builders understands the significance of a well-built deck that complements your home’s architecture and meets local building codes to ensure structural integrity.

Custom Deck Design To Suit Your Unique Style

We understand that every homeowner has different tastes and preferences. That's why we work closely with you to design a deck that reflects your individual style, needs and complements your home's architecture. Whether you prefer classic elegance or modern simplicity, we'll create a custom solution that exceeds your expectations.

Meeting Building Codes and Obtaining Permits

Navigating the complexities of building codes and permits can be daunting. With Decked Out Builders, you can rest assured that your deck project will meet all regulatory requirements and obtain the necessary permits for construction. We handle it all, so you can focus on enjoying your new outdoor deck.

Built to Last a Lifetime

Your deck is an investment in your home, and we treat it as such. Quality is our top priority at Decked Out Builders. We use only the highest quality materials and to ensure that your deck is built to last a lifetime. From the foundation to the finishing touches, we take pride in our workmanship and stand behind the durability of our products.

Quality Materials

At Decked Out Builders, we believe that quality starts with the materials we use. That's why we use only the highest materials from trusted manufacturers to ensure the longevity and durability of your deck. We offer a wide range of options to suit your preferences and budget.

Customer Testimonials

We were extremely pleased with Decked Out Builders. Tony and Kristen were so easy to work with. Tony took his time to go over all samples and design options. His finished work speaks for itself. High quality work and impeccable service from them both.

Decked out builders did an amazing job on our deck extension. They were easy to work with and were very professional. Arrived early every day and cleaned up after every days work. We absolutely love our new deck and can’t wait for the summer to enjoy our new features. Highly recommend them.


Key factors to consider before building a deck include: 

  • How much is your budget
  • What size and layout do you want for your deck
  • What is the primary purpose: Entertainment, relaxing with family
  • What material do you want to use: Traditional lumber or composite decking
  • What local regulations must be complied with and what kind of permitting is required

Often times we do not recommend it for longevity and safety reasons. Please refer to our article “Can I reuse my existing framing to save costs”

Yes, as long as your deck is properly built with the extra support of where your hot tub will be installed.

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Absolutely! We can design your space based upon both your desires and your budget.

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The short answer is no. We have found that customers who have supplied their own materials did not get the correct amount or types of materials. For efficiency and quality reasons we supply all the materials for our project builds.

As a homeowner, you might wonder why there can be significant differences in the price quoted by different contractors. Every deck contractor approaches their builds differently. To make it easier for you, here are some tips for understanding the estimates you receive from deck construction companies:

Materials Used

The biggest difference we see when comparing quotes comes down to the materials being used. Contractors use their choice of different materials, so there for is not the same selections or pricing.

This also brings having 2 or 3 quotes to compare to, is one leaving out that the others included or what does the quote fully entail. 

What does their finish product look like?

Are all of the quotes similar? Or are there big differences? If there are big differences, it’s important to find out why. Is one contractor using lower quality materials? Are they cutting corners on the project? It’s important to get all of this information before making a final decision so you can be sure you’re getting the best value for your money.

Job Skills & Knowledge

It’s not uncommon for newer companies to charge less. Whatever the discount, if the job isn’t done right, you could end up paying more in the long run fixing your contractor’s mistakes. Remember that it is worth it to spend more money to get a contractor who knows what they are doing. A reliable contractor will answer your questions and can reassure you that the job will be done right.

Customer Service

This is about you. It is your project, your home and your family! Consider customer service when selecting a reliable contractor for your project. In fact, you should factor it in to the cost of your project. You should ask what type of communication you can expect. During construction projects, it’s important that your questions or concerns are addressed right away with honesty. Understand what’s going on so you won’t regret making costly mistakes because of poor communication with the contractor. Maintaining an open line of communication is key so that you feel involved in the project. This one of our strongest values is that we ensure to keep an open and frequent line of communication open.


The companies that you obtain quotes from, it is important to know who will be working in your home. Some companies use subcontractors. Others, like Decked Out Builders use in-house employees. This makes a big difference and can change your experience and outcome. Subcontractors are usually paid by the job and have no set schedule.. They might not have the same high standards or take pride in their work like employees do. You should also consider how many outstanding projects the contractor has when selecting a partner for labor in your deck project. The time it will take them to do your project depends on how many other projects they have going on at the same time. They might take longer to finish yours if they’re working on multiple projects at once.

Product Knowledge

This is important because what one customer might use or what is best for their lifestyle may not be best for you. It is important to have knowledge on all the different products to offer and educate what is best for you and your family.There are a lot of different types of products on the market. It can be confusing trying to compare estimates from different companies, but an experienced contractor should know about all the different products and recommend what is best for your lifestyle based upon what is discussed. 


Any project is an investment. You want to make sure you are protected in case anything goes wrong. A contractor should warranty their work but also you want to have a manufacturer’s warranty in case something goes wrong or is faulty. We do see time to time that a manufacturer warranty is denied because a certified installer wasn’t the one that did the work.


 Choosing a builder with an impeccable reputation means that you are choosing a builder that is proactive, responsive, and fair. We pride ourselves on our reputation in our community for delivering top-notch results and quality builds.

Building a custom deck offers several benefits, including personalization, functionality, increased home value, durability, and the ability to incorporate unique features.