MN Deck Builders

You can feel confident relying on the UglyDeck team. Our owners’ 35 years of combined experience in the deck industry, along with hundreds of satisfied clients, makes UglyDeck a trusted resource for all of your outdoor living area needs.

Founded in 2005, our goal was to provide our customers with the best value and variety of top-of-the-line products and services to create ideal outdoor living spaces.

Today, the UglyDeck team of Minnesota deck builders is happy to have met that goal. With the Twin Cities’ widest range of the best maintenance free decking and decking materials, we continue in our mission to give you the outdoor area you’ve always wanted.

(952) 736-3308



Best of Houzz 2015



2014 Readers Choice: “Best Deck Company”


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The Team

Bill Barton


Bill has 28 years of experience in the home improvement industry. In his 10 years as a department manager at a lumber yard, he became skilled in managing employees, giving accurate project estimates, and providing excellent customer service. He further developed these abilities in his work with a construction company, where he also designed and sold projects, supervised crews, and became adept at project management.

After working with Josh for years, the two decided to found their own deck building company. Bill and Josh currently co-own UglyDeck, providing the Twin Cities’ largest variety of maintenance free deck products, deck railings, and other decking materials.

Josh Paden


Shortly after Josh graduated from The University of Wisconsin River Falls in 1998, he began framing houses with a couple of childhood friends. After 2 ½ years, he went on to become the Railing Manager/Installer for a local company. Josh installed deck railings, built decks, and installed maintenance free fences on a variety of projects.

After about two years he moved to a career in sales with the same company, selling maintenance free deck material, deck railings, fences, outdoor spiral staircases, and other decking materials. Josh and Bill then joined up to create UglyDeck, a company of Minneapolis deck builders.

Scott Swiggum

Residential Sales

Scott is an expert in the design and process of deck and porch building. Scott is a seasoned deck professional in the Residential Sales Division at and has been with the company since 2007. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin Stout, Scott pursued work in the construction industry. Designing and selling outdoor living spaces compliments Scott’s skill set and passion for the outdoors. When Scott is off the clock, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family and friends. Scott resides in Mayer with his wife Ashley and three energetic kids, Aubrie, Evan, and Ellie.

Chad Bakke

Residential Sales

Chad has been part of the residential sales team with since 2012. Whether building new or face lifting an existing deck, Chad understands the purchasing process can be overwhelming and he strives to work with homeowners to make the experience exciting, stress free and one which results in a beautiful deck to be proud of and enjoyed for years to come. Chad lives in New Prague with his wife Jenny, daughter Lyla and golden retriever Stout. Chad enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching college sports, playing golf and is also an avid homebrewer.

Tom McKeen

Contractor & Commercial Sales

Tom Came to with many years of experience in Contractor sales. Tom specializes in component aluminum railing systems and aluminum screen wall extrusions, and aluminum spiral staircases. His knowledge and careful attention to the building process is unsurpassed. Tom leads the charge of organizing and analyzing bids, pricing, selections, and scheduling. Tom has a pleasant and friendly personality that makes him the go to guy for builders in the metro. Tom enjoys spending time with his wife, two children and son in law. In the winter he enjoys snowmobiling and in the summer loves spending time at the cabin with his family.

Nick Pexa


Nick has a wealth of customer service and category management experience that helps from day to day operations. He has a passion for process improvement and takes great pride in his attention to detail and efficiency when solving a problem. Nick and the production team will work to ensure that your project stays on track from the initial estimate to the final inspection. Nick & his wife Rachel and their two children live in New Prague, MN. Nick loves to golf and spend time with his family and friends. He is a Minnesota Sports Junkie.

Matt Pepple


Matt has been working in the industry for over 17 years. He is rewarded by seeing the completion of projects that he is involved in. Matt is a very organized person which greatly helps when it comes to details and scheduling of projects. When Matt is off of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and his energetic son. Matt also spends time working on projects around home.

Casey Sitzer


Casey brings ten years of management experience in the home improvement industry, with a deep background in purchasing, sales, inventory and installation. Hailing from Rochester, MN Casey worked for his family’s pizza restaurant before graduating from Upper Iowa University, and playing for the Peacocks soccer team. Casey enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing golf, fishing, and relaxing at the family cabin.

Kevin Oelfke

Delivery Coordinator

Kevin is the guy at that keeps the projects rolling. He is the definition of a complete utility employee. From delivering material to jobsites, to warehouse management, and everything in between. Kevin resides in Young America, MN with his wife, daughter and son. Kevin enjoys traveling with his family and watching sports.

Pat Kemp

Lead Carpenter

Pat is a graduate of St Cloud State University and was a member of the National Guard. Pat has been in the building industry for the last 20 years. Pat has worked in all aspects on projects in both residential and commercial construction. He has always loved working on deck projects and came to with that in mind! In Pat’s personal time he likes hunting, snowmobiling, and watching his niece and nephew participate in sports.

Brandon Koppendrayer

Lead Carpenter

Brandon has been in construction for over three years and has enjoyed working with the numerous maintenance free decking materials. He loves seeing the evolution of his projects from day one to the completion. Brandon and his fiance and daughter live in the Twin Cities. In his spare time Brandon like to playing the guitar and collecting comic books.

Jay Gonzalez


Jay served in the military as a combat engineer. Jay has extensive customer service and sales experience that he has brought to Jay enjoys spending time with family and friends. Jay is active in coaching his son’s athletics and is a huge Arizona Cardinals football fan.

Corey Smith

Lead Carpenter

Corey has been building decks for over 15 years. Corey has a knack for developing a rapport with our homeowners and takes great pride in the quality of his deck projects. In his spare time Corey likes to hunt, fish, hike, and spend quality time with his family.

Ashley Gregor


Ashely works in the warehouse at She keeps products stocked and ready to go!