Decking, Railing & Spiral Stair Retailer | Deck Builder in MN, IL, and SD
With over 100 years of combined experience in the deck industry, along with thousands of completed projects, the experienced craftsmen at UglyDeck are a trusted resource for composite decking, aluminum and cable railing, outdoor spiral staircases, and the finest lifestyle products to create your ideal outdoor living space.
Founded in 2005, our goal was to be the #1 deck builder in the Midwest while sharing our supplier direct pricing, installation know-how, and excellent customer service to Do-It-Yourself homeowners and professionals across the country. Whether we install in the Midwest or assist you with the best materials nationwide, we stand by our motto: Your Deck. Our Help.
Twin Cities: 952-736-3308
Sioux Falls: 605-356-8988
"From the moment I chose UglyDeck.com as my supplier for my DIY project my wife and I felt like we had chosen the right people to help. Their showroom allowed us to see and touch the products we could choose from. Giving the dimensions of the project to our DIY coach allowed him to order exactly what we needed. After the project was finished, whatever lumber or decking we hadn't used was easily returned back to the UglyDeck.com shop. Overall, they made it very easy to get what was needed for us to get the project done! Highly recommended for any DIY'ers out there!"
"I was extremely impressed with Aaron's customer service and follow up. During my DIY project, he continually provided timely quotes and responses to my questions. I'd recommend Aaron and Ugly Deck to any homeowner looking to tackle their own deck project."
"If you are thinking of building or refurbishing a deck and want to perform the work yourself, look no further than UglyDeck's DIY service. From design to construction, they will be your partners throughout the entirety of the project. I had never built a deck before and I had used some of the big box store design tools prior to visiting Dave at UglyDeck. What I learned is that many of those programs will significantly overdesign the deck, leading to increases in both material and construction costs. I drew up a sketch of what I wanted the deck to look like, took some photos of the site and added in some measurements. UglyDeck took that information and designed the layout for me, including footings, beams, span lengths and blocking. I then met with Dave in person to go over the design. He answered all of my questions before, during and after my project, both email and phone. You just won't get that kind of support from many places."
"UglyDeck will provide you with everything you need for your project - lumber, hardware, fasteners, concrete, connectors and of course decking. You will get #1 treated lumber at big box store #2 prices. It is absolutely some of the nicest lumber I have ever worked with and the best part is I didn't have to sort through piles of twisted and knotted stock to find the few good ones suitable to use. Straight boards, few, if any defects and minimal crowning. The hardest part will be deciding what decking to use as UglyDeck offers a wide variety of top quality brands at different price points to fit your budget. I decided on a composite solution from TimberTech and couldn't be happier. All of the materials were delivered right to my home and placed where I wanted them to place it. If you have leftover materials like extra screws, nails and other hardware - no problem. You can return those items for a refund. I have recommended UglyDeck to several neighbors who have upcoming deck projects this year. I now have a beautiful outdoor recreation space that will last for decades!"
"The experience I had with UglyDeck.com was second to none. They were there to walk me through the process from start to finish on what I was looking for and what I would need. They had competitive pricing which was a jump start right off the bat that opened me to the best experience. The best part was the fact that they were willing to do a partial install (put the ledger board and the footings in for me) to ensure two of the most critical parts were started and were done correctly. So starting off I felt like I was already 10 steps ahead. Dave, from the DIY department, was phenomenal. Was super personable and always willing to answer his phone to help me with my questions. If I ever needed to double check what I was doing or needed something extra, Dave was willing to either FaceTime, Zoom, or stop by to assist as well as get any extra products I needed to me in super quick fashion. Everything UglyDeck.com and Dave did for me was fantastic and I would recommend them 10/10 times! In fact I have already told many of my neighbors who want to build about UglyDeck.com. They definitely make you feel like you’re their number one priority by the way they take care of you! We now have a fantastic deck, just like we had envisioned!"
"Everything about our experience with Ugly Deck was smooth and positive! On our first visit to the showroom Dave helped walk us through design ideas and discussed our material options. Within the next 24 hours we had a quote and he made a trip to our house to make sure we were ordering everything we needed for our project. All correspondence was timely and professional. We had some extra materials to return and that whole process was easy too! Overall, Dave and his team were extremely friendly and helpful. Since our experience, we’ve recommended Ugly Deck to our friends and family."
"Working with the team at Ugly Decks made doing our deck project possible. The decks and railings were cedar but rotting. The frame was in good shape. The project was to keep the original frame and replace the deck and railings with maintenance free materials. Having never done this type of project it was rather daunting. What materials to use? Where to get the materials? How much did we need? What kind of surprises or issues will be encountered? The team at Ugly Decks was able to help us with all these questions. They have a beautiful showroom that allowed us to see the possibilities. We were given samples to be able to see the options on location. With the measurements of our deck they were able to quickly determine our materials list. The materials were quality and delivered when we were ready to begin work. As our project progressed, they were available to answer our questions. When we thought we needed some additional materials they worked with us to determine the best materials, saving us money. Thank you, Dave and team for all the help!"
"I rebuilt my deck in 2020. Dave and the team at Ugly Deck were a really great resource from start to finish. They calculated the materials, delivered everything to my home on precisely the agreed day, and provided great advice throughout the process. And the cost was essentially the same as if I had purchased from one of the big box stores."
"We replaced our worn out decking, railings, fascia and stair landing as a DIY project in 2020. Dave Kodet and the crew at Ugly Deck were most helpful in all phases of the project - helping us decide which replacement materials were best for our needs, providing materials estimates, providing coaching on installation techniques and guidance on differing structural support requirements in changing from cedar to Timbertech Azek decking. Their pricing was as good as or better than any other we found, and they were always quick to respond when we had questions, needed additional materials or needed a replacement piece for one that had been damaged in shipment from the manufacturer. We would definitely recommend Ugly Deck and their DIY service."
"Great DIY services! Answered any and all my questions through my deck replacement project. Material pricing was in line or better than big box stores but the customer service from DIY Dave was far better than the chain stores. I definitely recommend UglyDeck.com."
"I decided to replace my old cedar boards with new composite. Worked with 'DIY Dave' who answered all my questions during the install process. Selection of board brands was huge. Prices were just $1 more per board vs. big box stores, which was worth it considering the available loaner install tools and helpful install advice. And NO delivery charges!!!"
I just wanted to take a minute and thank you for your expertise and professionalism that you and your company demonstrated during my large deck project. I had two other bids for the project and because of your expertise and knowledge I was confident even before work had started that the Ugly Deck crew would meet expectations. Here we are a few months down the road and and our deck looks great and is no doubt built to last, but most of all - NO MORE MAINTENANCE!
As we all know, any project for the house is a hassle, especially a big one, like building a deck. BUT it is a different story if you are building it with Eric Block! From the first time we met him we felt we were in good hands of not just a deck builder but of a deck designer. Eric wants his clients to be happy and he made us happy! He thinks about every detail we would not even consider. He is extremely reliable and hard working! The deck he built for us is so impressive and unique. Thank you so much Eric. If you are planning to build a deck, you should go only with Eric Block!
We love our 3 decks that Eric Block completed. Eric was always on time to the job, and made sure that everything was picked up and left clean and neat. Eric answered all of our questions and made sure we understood everything he was doing. We were very pleased that anytime we needed to get in contact with Eric, he would always answer our calls. We would recommend Eric Block and Ugly Deck to everyone!
We received multiple quotes for the deck on our new build this spring. Eric Block with UglyDeck not only met, but exceeded our expectations as consumers from all angles! Within days of our initial online inquiry Eric gave us a call and came on-site to begin the process with us. Eric gave us his honest opinion on what we thought we wanted after previous discussions and we couldn’t be happier now with our finished deck based on his suggestions! Eric left and emailed over all four quote variations we requested in a timely manner. As our summer schedule amped up we began to let our deck project fall wayside. Eric sent us a follow-up email after a couple of weeks to check-in to see if there was anything additional he could provide or see if we had any questions. I explained we had just been busy and would reach out once we'd made a decision. Fast forward a couple of weeks and after continuing to shop and compare UglyDeck remained competitive from a price standpoint and stood out already on the customer service side. Construction on our deck started almost a month ahead of schedule and Eric worked all morning, day and night on our deck until it was completed – on project we were told could take weeks from others, was completed by Eric in not even 10 days! The yard was cleaned up each day upon departure and we’ve received nothing but positive feedback from our friends and neighbors on the demeanor, craftsmanship and finished project! We’re glad our neighbors worked with Eric and proudly posted the Ugly Deck sign in their front yard for those of us passing by and we thank Eric for making our deck a reality!
Thank you to Eric Block from Ugly Deck Maple Grove for building our beautiful deck! We were very happy with the whole deck building process and the final result. Eric worked with us and our budget to come up with a deck design that we love and will enjoy for years to come. He was very professional and worked very hard to finish the deck sooner than we expected.
We were tired of power-washing, sanding and staining our deck. The UglyDeck.com ads caught our attention and we went and visited the showroom to get some ideas. We then called Eric Block to give us a quote. Eric came out and went over many different options with us, from different types of decking, why one product may work better for us than others, he explained the price difference between the products and last but not least, he suggested to us what he thought would look great on our home. He also suggested we put on a border that would be a color contrast with the other decking. We sensed immediately from talking with Eric that he was a contractor we could trust. He told us that he would be on the job site everyday working alongside his crew. After meeting with Eric, we did not get any further quotes and we decided this was the person we were going to hire. Eric was true to his word. He was on the job site every day. He is a true craftsman and takes pride in his work. He wants you to love your deck when he is done. He was right on with his suggestion of what we should do with our deck. We couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. Throughout the project, we got to know Eric and we consider him a friend. He has stopped by to see how we were doing and to introduce us to his family. He truly is one of those down to earth contractors that you can trust. We would not hesitate to recommend Eric.
Eric, I just want you to know that we really like the deck you installed. We really like the no maintenance material. The colors are great. In particular the multicolor floor material is great. The contrast with the facia and stair is really nice. Thanks for a great job.
Thank you, again, for a great job Eric! We are very pleased with the deck redo. No more staining…no more board replacement…just enjoy the living space. The view of the pond and the widening of the stairway has improved the deck greatly. Your advice on those items was spot on. I still don’t know how you managed to work right through the polar vortex, but I will mark that as a statement of a professional contractor. Please greet your lovely family for us.
We love the deck! It’s exactly what we were thinking – thank you! We are planning on having a party in a couple of weeks to celebrate the new deck. We are definitely happy with it!
Will and I appreciate the timeframe in which you were able to complete the project and will definitely keep you in mind for any future projects that we may have.
The deck is absolutely beautiful. Pat and Mason did a wonderful job. We’ve had a lot of things done on this house — this is the first time we felt like we didn’t have to micro-manage the job. Those guys work together so well. They cleaned things up everyday and were very reliable.
We absolutely LOVE the deck! I know it took a few attempts to get just the right size, shape, colors, etc., but it really looks classy! We’ve had tons of compliments from the neighbors and they LOVE the spiral staircase. That staircase goes just perfect with the railing. We’re extremely happy with the final outcome!
I just wanted to send a note and thank you for the job on our deck. You and your staff were very professional and courteous. Lance and his helper did a wonderful job of keeping the work site clean as they worked on our deck. Your patience in working with us over a design was appreciated and I think the final product looks great.
We love the deck and are 100% happy with it. We ate dinner out there last night – the best investment we could have made. I’ll pass your name around anytime we know of someone looking for a new deck/patio.
Meet Bill and Josh. Family and community are at the heart of everything these two friends do, and that philosophy has been felt by the customers and employees of UglyDeck.com for over 16 years. In this relatively short time, Bill and Josh created a deck-building company that offers customers maintenance-free products like spiral staircases and pergolas, fantastic craftsmanship, and unmatched customer service. And even with growth in 5 states, success is still measured by getting to know each person with a handshake and a promise that we’ll treat you like our friend and neighbor. We thank you for visiting our website. Welcome to the UglyDeck.com family!