Ramona Macy on Houzz
3 years ago
06/28/2018, 12:51 PM
Let me begin by stating that I haven’t an architect, roofer, mason, or carpenter’s bone in my body. I wouldn’t know the difference between an isometric blueprint and a nautical chart of the dead sea. And no one is more painfully aware of these shortcomings than my beautiful and patient wife. Therefore, I was more than a little scared when she asked me to watch some recorded episodes of a show called “Mega Decks”. Now I may not be Frank Lloyd Wright, but I know grandeur when I see it. There’s not a shred of overstatement in that show’s title. Those were some remarkable structures being raised, and aired (a double entendre there, in case you missed it). I guess it was after the third or fourth show when I finally turned to my wife, and asked, “So, if I’m correctly inferring the insinuation here, you want to go back to college and become an architectural designer? Gee, hon, that’s going to a lot of work and expense just to learn how to stain the back deck.” She smiled and pointed to the TV. “Won’t have to. Those folks are going to do it for us. And it won’t just be the balusters getting a facelift.” Assured that I wouldn’t have to run so much as an extension cord, I sighed my relief.
And so, it began. When it ended, my wife and I were left utterly amazed with our wonderful addition. Our home sits on seventeen acres of pine forest in the elevations of Colorado, and this new extension affords us a majestic view of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, among others. It’s really less a deck and more a regal glass treehouse elevating us into the pine canopy, and to vivid orange sunsets previously missed. Just as impressive as the final product was the team assigned to build it. Throughout construction, from the first home visit to the last truck backing out our drive, we were given a king’s treatment. The team worked with us every step of the way, abiding our desires and comforting our concerns. Not only did they grandly achieve the final design, but also every assurance and promise made and thereby earning our complete trust and confidence. We’d never before experienced such courtesy, skill and professionalism.
Top honors to all at Colorado Custom Decks, with high-fives going to James Muckinhaupt, team lead; Klint, building designer; Max Cowl, purveyor and procurer of aesthetics; and Mary Muckinhaupt, showroom hostess extraordinaire. What a great and wonderful team.
We can’t thank you enough.
Jon and Ramona