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Hiring a Deck builder boils down to 3 important factors…


The Deck you are contemplating is an extension of your most prized possession – YOUR HOME! Don’t allow just any novice carpenter with a hammer to tackle this. Hire a professional. A company with extensive training and knowledge in the profession. Get Decked has the education, over 30 years of strictly Deck building expertise and thousands of satisfied Homeowners across the area. Get Decked uses only state of the art professional tools, and handpicked materials backed by warranties that supersede everyone. Not to mention that all of the work is done by the Owner! No subcontractors or sales people to deal with! Who gives you the estimate, will be the person who will actually build your Deck!

Get Decked is family owned and operated and rest assured, Get Decked will treat you, your family and your Property with the greatest respect! Our job sites are left spotless and safe after each and every day! And we don’t start your job then leave and start another. When we start your deck, from morning to night we work professionally and diligently until it’s done satisfactory before we start our next project.

We are a proud member of the BBB. We are a registered Home Improvement Contractor with the PA Office of Attorney General (PAHIC# 039607) and we are licensed and bonded in tons of Townships, Towns, Cities and County offices throughout PA and DE! Just ask, we will be happy to supply you with a current copy of our insurance certificate and/or license/registration number for your township!


Ready to figure out what your new deck will cost? Receive a FREE estimate by filling out our form!

More info to figure out what your new deck will cost…


Azek (plastic PVC)
  • The minimum Deck size we build is 120 sq. ft.
  • Cortex Screws and Plugs with Azek Hidden fastening system: Included in Decking Square Footage Pricing
  • Herringbone decking
  • Angled decking

Our Azek deck includes a pressure treated frame built as described below:

  • 2×8 floor joints 12” on center
  • Double 2×10 beams carriage bolted to 6×6 post supports
  • An additional beam also is installed 2′ in up against the house wall for added support of the ledger.
  • Front and back of the beams can be wrapped in plastic.
  • 6×6 Support beams can be wrapped in vinyl sleeves.
  • 16” wide x 36” deep or 16” wide x 32” deep concrete footings.

Our railing options include:

  • Our custom made SOLID plastic railings for our Old World and New England style rail with standard rail post caps
  • Our wider and beefier 5×5” rail post offered in several dark colors with a more detailed intricate post cap and trim ring.

Steps include:

  • Step railing
  • Code required graspable handrail on one side of the step rail

If you have any more than 6 or 7 steps you should definitely break the run up with a 4×4 landing midway as the plastic tends to be a bit more flimsy than the old school old wood deck railings. So cutting a long set of steps up with a landing helps tremendously. So if you have a higher deck and want a set of steps don’t forget to figure in for the landing.


One other thing you may need done is to tear down and remove your old deck (dumpster included).


  • To block those little critters from nesting under your deck, a standard cross buck lattice with access door can be installed. Additional types and styles are available at an additional cost.
  • Make a more modern look by simply adding aluminum deckorator balusters (avail. in round or square and in white, black or bronze ) in place of the solid plastic balusters (Included in Decking Square Footage Pricing, including the designer connectors).
  • Weed barrier and drainage stones are advised for decks low to the ground in wet areas. This helps with moisture, looks very nice, and clean under deck. There are a variety of stone and colors to choose from.
  • We also offer Picture Frame accent decking around perimeter.
  • Lattice can be installed including frame/trim.
  • Deck Lighting has become popular for adding a feeling of warmth and coziness in those summer eves. We offer many options for deck lighting:
    • Under railing lights
    • Side mount rail post lights
    • Post cap lights
    • and more


Lighting includes the wiring, timer/transformer, materials and labor. They add such a nice touch. But keep in mind, we are not using the prefabbed 8′ or 10′ rail sections as other deck builders do, With us, you will have a rail post every 4-5′ and our railings are solid. We build them for quality and strength using solid plastic not hollow so we use more posts than the average deck builder in our railings so please figure that in, when figuring out how many lights you may need/want. All is done perfectly symmetrical with whatever your railing sections measure.

Hopefully that pretty much covers what it may end up costing you for a new deck depending which features you would really like to have. And some you can add on at a later time! But please feel free to call or email and just ask anytime!


Our beautiful, unique and cozy screen porches are one of a kind! This includes code required frame, beams, footings, 12” on center framing, Azek Harvest, Terra, Arbor, and Vintage collection decking installed with charcoal fiberglass screening under decking over joists so bugs can’t squeeze up through cracks., White vinyl wall posts, Charcoal fiberglass screening, Each section is done individually so it is extremely easy to replace a tear. Rustic A-Frame Cathedral wood pressed ceiling with open and exposed Fir rafters, the outside roof will have ice and water shield and shingles to match your house as closely as possible. Proper gutters and downspouts will be installed. A 3’ door is included. You can definitely add extras: electric, a ceiling fan, GFI outlets, cable to watch a baseball game on Sunday afternoon! You can add a small attached sundeck for your grill with deck tiles. There is so much you can do…even add skylights with solar remote control shades not to make the room inside your house too dark with the new porch… but will block the sun in those dog days of summer! If you love the outdoors as much as we do, these porches are so awesome and will extend your outside living tremendously!


We custom make our gazebos on site and they are extremely detailed and beefy! Open rustic cathedral ceilings etc. Unique decorative fretting around top of wall where it meets the roof. Screened in with 3’ door.


We have teamed up with EnerBankUSA to provide financing options with no money down, no-prepayment penalties, and low monthly payments. There are many ways to apply:

  • (800) 774-7598 – Please have the contractor code ready.
  • Online – click here

Click here for the informational flyer!

We have teamed up with Hearth to provide financing options with no money down, no-prepayment penalties, and low monthly payments. Click below to apply:

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What Customers Are Saying

Hal and Rachelle H.

We absolutely love our brand new screened in deck. The craftsmanship and the quality of the materials you all used are superior. I had no idea our house would be transformed so much. We feel like we do when we’re at the beach. We eat as many meals as we can outside. My teenage children take naps outside. My dog even has his bowl outside! Get Decked was an absolute pleasure to do business with. There were no hidden fees. The schedule was kept perfectly and the job was done immaculately. We have lived in our house for 25 years…

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Anne C.

Dear Mike, Connie & Family,I cannot thank all of you enough. From the moment I first met you, I knew how passionate you were about delivering an outstanding product. I am sitting on my new deck now, as I write this note. I am confident that my new deck will bring many years of joy. It is perfect & gorgeous. You are all awesome & I hope that you will be here for my summer BBQ. Fondly,Anne C.

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Patty D, Delaware

“Get Decked” just finished my deck this afternoon. It is beautiful and was constructed with true craftsmanship and detail. In my opinion…all I have to say is that if you need a deck and don’t seriously consider this company, you are making a huge mistake. At least talk to them. . give them a call. My deck was a little under $10,000.00 dollars…and it is exactly what I wanted. Dealing with numerous contractors over many many years, I was thoroughly impressed with the way they do business. This will probably be hard to believe, but I have interviewed over 20…

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Paul Davis, Newark, DE

Dear Get Decked Crew,After consulting with several contractors and looking at projects from each one, I contracted with Get Decked to build my deck in Academy Hill, Newark, DE. I was quite impressed with the quality of your work and the integrity of your crew during the planning and building process. That was nearly 10 years ago. This past summer it came to my attention that the stair support stringers had rotten sections due to what appeared to be insect damage. I contacted Get Decked and explained the problem to Connie. I was greeted with the same superior service that…

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Candy Koons, Pottstown PA

This was my second experience with Get Decked. Sixteen years ago they built a 12×20′ cedar deck on my home, When I decided to replace it with a low maintenance Azek deck this year, I did not even consider another contractor. I knew they used high quality materials, completed the job quickly, charged exactly what they estimated, and had a strong work ethic. Because of this, I did not feel it was necessary to meet them to discuss the second deck. All selections were made via email saving us both time. Both decks were completed exactly as I wanted in…

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Scott and Marianne

When we decided to replace our existing deck, we searched for a company that would assist us from design to construction. They had to be able to help us design a deck whereby we could achieve the most deck given code restrictions, provide quality craftsmanship, and handle any installation issues that may arise. We knew finding a company with the experience and craftsmanship to accomplish this would probably not be the cheapest. We know from experience, however, that cheap often leaves one dissatisfied with the results. We appreciate the personal attention given to this project. You helped us with the…

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Gail Griffin from Downingtown, PA

The Get Decked team is awesome! They know their stuff when it comes to decks. I wanted a deck but had no idea where to start or what options were available to me. Mike and Connie gave us a bunch of information and recommendations based on our needs and budget. They had answers to all of our questions, and were willing to meet with us as much as we needed to go over design details. They were honest with their opinions on what would work and what wouldn’t work, and they worked to stay within our budget. They were quickly…

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Bob and Donna Macheski from Bear, DE

Connie and Mike – thank you so very much for the beautiful deck that you provided to us and also for the extra work you did to put the decking on the ramp to our tool shed with the spare decking. You guys always go above and beyond the customer expectations. We received a beautiful floral arrangement yesterday and it was greatly appreciated. I can’t say enough about the quality workmanship and the people that you have working for you – they are all very talented and respectful people. We need more folks like you providing quality services to the…

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Steve Johnson from Bear, DE

What a great experience having Mike and his crew build our deck and screen room for us. The process was simple for us. Mike and his son came to our home to discuss what we had in mind from the floor colors to the roof on our screen room. Every detail was taken care of by Mike and Connie from permits, materials, and finally the building of our deck. Finally after a week of hard work on their part we have a gorgeous deck and screen room. I know we will get years of pleasure out of our new deck.…

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Lauren, Greg, and Moose Wilkinson from Middletown, DE

Mike, Connie, the Jerminski family, and Get Decked crew – We cannot thank you enough for our beautiful deck! The whole process was top notch – from Mike and Connie coming out to do sketches/measurements/show us samples, to starting a week and a half after contract, to finishing in 4 days! And the craftsmanship and attention to detail on the deck is impeccable! We want to thank you so much for everything including the dog toy for moose and the flowers!!!! Get Decked came HIGHLY recommended and lived up to our expectations! If we decide to add a roof covering…

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Ronald and Silvia Hutchison

Mike and Connie,We want to thank you for what has been an excellent experience. The deck is beautiful and we love it. The quality of construction, the attention to detail, and the finish work is world class. You have exceeded our expectations. Again thank you for everything.

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The Epp Family, West Chester, PA

Every time we look outside to our beautiful new deck, we are reminded of the wonderful experience we had with all the folks of Get Decked! It serves as a constant reminder to us that there really are good people in this world, that you can indeed have a job done by folks who care, not only about the outcome, but about the entire process. Mike, who set the pace for the entire Get Decked crew, is a master carpenter and perfectionist. It was evident each day that he had “done his homework” the night before; he had everything ready…

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Carol Scanlon

Dear Michael,Sorry it took so long to write how thrilled I am with the deck you built for me. I could not be happier with the design and workmanship of my new deck. I could have easily checked all of the above listed attributes if the system allowed. I hold Mr. Jerminski in high regard and give him superior recommendation. Service Category: Deck BuilderYear Hired: 2013Top Qualities, Great Results, Good Value, High Integrity

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Susan Stephenson

I have to say that you and your husband are probably two of the nicest people I’ve ever worked with and the fact that you build very beautiful decks is icing on the cake! You did it so quickly and with such skill I’m still amazed…I’m so glad I read your ad in the Sunday paper and decided to give you a call :>) Thank you again! I have shown pictures to my family and friends and the first word they say is “WOW!!!” and then “It’s BEAUTIFUL!!!” (I think they remember the monstrosity of a deck that used to…

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The Stapletons, Newark, DE

Mike and Connie,Thank you so very much for the superb craftsmanship. But more importantly for the opportunity to meet you both. You obviously have a passion for your work. You are warm and friendly, that made it writing the checks for he deck not difficult. Especially knowing they were going to you. Thank you again. We will definitely contact you in the future when the need and/or finances present themselves.

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Dave and Karen Halliday, Middletown, DE

Dear Connie and Mike, Our apologies for not getting back to you sooner. We would like to thank you for our awesome screen room! Your recommendations, attention to detail and quality workmanship are most appreciated. We only wish it were warmer to truly enjoy it. We would also like to thank you for your understanding and sensitivity during the loss of our baby grandson. Looking forward to many nights on the porch knowing that a special star is shining upon us. Can’t thank you enough for such a thoughtful tribute. Happy holidays to you and your family. Sincerely,Dave and Karen…

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Gene and Dee Windsor, Newark, DE

Dear Connie & Mike,We love our new deck and porch! Your workmanship is just exceptional! Due to an early spring (perfect timing), we’ve been able to spend quite a bit of time out there. We are kicking ourselves for not doing this years ago! Thank you also for the very special memory of Phyllis. She is in my thoughts every day. Hope our paths cross again!

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Tim and Tracey Sommers

“If it seems to be too good to be true, it probably is.” How many of us have found that saying to be true? Well, let us just say, Get Decked has proven that they are the true exception for that saying. Back in the spring of 2011 we had two other deck companies come out and give us estimates to redo our two story level deck using Azek decking. Both company’s quotes were for keeping the old deck support posts and joists, and simply installing new flooring and railing. My husband and I were not thrilled with the prospect…

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Loc N. Dao R.Ph, MBA

GetDecked is an amazing family-run establishment to do business with. From day one my husband and I were very impressed with their professionalism. We live in an area where it is difficult to get permits approved by the township and GetDecked worked directly with them to ensure that the project would get approved. The timeline for completion of our deck was precise and to our delight was actually completed 1 day early! The GetDecked crew arrived to the job site everyday on-time and after each day of work cleaned up after themselves. Overall, the experience we had with GetDecked was…

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Barbara J. Pawelski Newark, DE

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Jerminski:Our deck is wonderful and we are very thankful that we chose your company. The minor issues we had were addressed in a timely fashion and the workers you sent to fix the problems were efficient, pleasant and very professional. The problems we had with New Castle County inspectors not agreeing on the construction restraints (extra support piers) was a real nuisance and again your company rose to the highest level of customer satisfaction. Get Decked went beyond the normal acceptable building code and did the job to the complete satisfaction of New Castle County Inspection…

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Rachel and Dave Stolzenberg

Thank you very much for your outstanding customer service and quality craftsmanship! We love our new AZEK deck and appreciate all of the time you spent helping us meet the requirements of our Homeowner’s Association. It is clear that you have deck building down to a science. We couldn’t believe the efficiency with which our deck was built. Thank you very much for your hard work. We look forward to enjoying our deck for many years to come! We would highly recommend Get Decked to anyone.

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David & Christine Newton

Hey guys… Even though it’s November, we are sooo glad we had our deck built. We’re out there all weekend now, (and now with the fire pit) all night too! The quality is beyond belief; my neighbors have all made comments. We finished the landscaping we talked to you about, and now it looks like it was built with the house! We got several estimates, and we’re so relieved we didn’t go with the low-baller. Mike got it right away. He didn’t try to over-sell us. We told him what we wanted; he gave us a fair price right there…

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