2016 EBSCO Research Best Pick

Exterior Design & Decks

6th year as a Best Pick

  • A-Rated
  • Verified License(s)
  • Verified General Liability
  • Verified Workers' Comp

We design and build distinctive outdoor living places, and according to our customers, we provided the finest home improvement experience they've had. We believe that communication before, during, and after construction is essential to customer satisfaction and peace of mind. We deliver what we sell.

Richard Thomas | President

Areas Served:

North Atlanta, Cherokee, Dunwoody/Sandy Springs, Gwinnett/East Metro, Roswell/Alpharetta, Cobb/Marietta

  • Services Offered
    Exterior Design & Decks builds outdoor living areas, including custom decks, screened porches, three- and four-season rooms, pergolas, fireplaces, and front porches.
  • Warranty
    Exterior Design & Decks offers a five-year warranty on all workmanship.
  • Company History
    The company is a first-generation family business owned by Richard Thomas and his son-in-law Valiant Nielsen. Exterior Design & Decks has been serving the metro-Atlanta area since 2003. Richard and Valiant are involved in all aspects of projects.
  • Employee Information
    Most employees have worked with Exterior Design & Decks for an average of eight years.
  • Product Information
    The company specializes in working with a wide variety of materials and design options for both decks and screened porches.
  • Licenses

Select Quotes from Customer Interviews

A selection of 145 homeowner reviews:


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Exterior Design & Decks did good work. They did a brand-new screened porch. It took a while because of the inspection. They had to wait on this and that, so I guess it took a few months. I'd give them an excellent grade.
Exterior Design & Decks was the company I used. They did a really good job. They did exactly what I wanted them to do. They did a screened-in porch and a deck. I actually already recommended them to someone.
Exterior Design & Decks did a fantastic job on the construction of our sunroom. The quality of their work was excellent; the attention to detail was very, very good; and it was precisely what we wanted and more. We chose them because they were the most reputable. They were also very professional, and they offered a five-year warranty on their work. I'd give them an A.
I liked everything—from A to Z, the whole package was quality work. I had a deck extended, and they covered it and screened it in. They deserve an A for their excellent work.
I liked Exterior Design & Decks' quality and precision. They provide real craftsmanship, they're easy to deal with, and they're a very reliable company. They get an A.
I loved the design they came up with. They did a screened porch for us, and it was really well done. They earned an A grade.
They were all good experiences. They did quality work, they were here when they said they were going to be here, and they made sure nothing was damaged. I would give them an A grade.
They did what they said they were going to do on time and without any surprises. They were a recommendation. I would rate Exterior Design & Decks as an A+ company.
They enclosed a patio, and they installed screens with glass sliders and headers for the back porch and my sitting room. It was a big job. They were great. I'd recommend them to anybody. Actually, I recommended them to a neighbor of mine. I'd give them an A.
I liked their professionalism, how they handled the job, and the finished product. I had Exterior Design rebuild a sunroom with an all-glass exterior after a tree fell on it. Everything went smoothly. They get an A+.

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