If a picture is worth a thousand words, a visit is worth ten thousand. We strongly recommend that you take the time to look at a few decks built by the contractor(s) you are considering. Additionally, make sure that all materials, grades, and construction types are clearly specified in your contract. To cut corners, some companies use inferior materials and construction methods. When comparing quotes, make sure you are comparing apples to apples. Before selecting a deck contractor, be sure that they carry both workers’ compensation and liability insurance. The Best Pick Reports research identified a number of very good deck contractors.