Cedarbrook Outdoor Design/Build
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"We specialize in creating the outdoor living space that best fits your lifestyle. Your outdoor living space is designed and handcrafted by our professional team of experts to give you a personally enhanced outdoor living experience. Our innovative staff is dedicated to building a custom design that works best for you."

Mike Arneson | Owner
Company Information
Services Offered
Cedarbrook Outdoor Design/Build specializes in designing and building custom decks, screened porches, patios, gazebos, and pergolas for residential customers. The company also designs and installs rainwater diversion systems. Additionally, Cedarbrook Outdoor Design/Build provides quotes that include a comprehensive 3-D rendering of the project.
Services Not Offered
The company does not offer power washing, sanding, staining, or painting of decks.
Cedarbrook Outdoor Design/Build offers a five-year workmanship guarantee.
Company History
The local, family-owned company was founded in 2006.
The company is a TimberTech Platinum Contractor and an AZEK Platinum Contractor. Cedarbrook Outdoor Design/Build is also a member of the Frederick County Building Industry Association (FCBIA).
MHIC #131359
Areas Served
Columbia, Elkridge, Ellicott City, Laurel, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Montgomery Village, Potomac, Rockville, Silver Spring

“Fantastic. They're excellent. We had an old deck on the back of our house, and we had them take that down. And they designed something new according to exactly what we wanted, and they planned and worked with us to get what we wanted. They were fantastic. It was positive experience because we're trying to get deck people for two years, and we had a lot of trouble just getting people to call us back. One good thing was that when I called, someone actually answered the phone; they were very responsive. And the guy came out—we made an appointment—he came out pretty quickly, sat down with us. We told him what we wanted, we told him what we liked, and they drew something up for us. The communication was just awesome, and then the crew that came out—once the plans were made up—the crew that came out were very nice, courteous, professional, and did a good job; the end product is fantastic. I would grade the overall experience with an A+.”

“They put a deck on the back of our house. It was positive because they communicated well. They kept the work area clean, and they did an excellent job. Nothing noteworthy because I didn't have much direct experience with the workers, but the ones I talked to were great, and they did most of the work while we were gone. I would grade the overall experience with an A+.”

“They've done more than a little bit of work for me. They've done a lot of great work for me. They did a lot of stuff. They've installed a paver patio and a paver sidewalk for me. I liked that they completed their work in a timely fashion and in a courteous manner. Very professional, very neat and clean; they exceeded my expectations. Every time they do work for me, I'm impressed with the work that's done. I would grade the overall experience with an A+. I have already recommended them.”

“They installed a patio, a fire pit, and a retaining wall for us. It was positive because they were very responsive to questions and did an excellent job—very professional. Nothing noteworthy, but they all did an excellent job. I would grade the overall experience with an A+.”

“They did a great job. They did some work on my patio, and some reconstruction, stairs, and this and that. I liked that they were on time, on budget, and finished the job on schedule. Noteworthy was that the workers were friendly, cleaned up after themselves. Everything at the end of everyday was in order and nothing left—trash or anything like that, nothing was left around. I would grade the overall experience with an A.”

“They did some repair work on my deck. They were professional. They were very easy to communicate with. They had a good attention to detail. I'm overall very satisfied, and I would highly recommend them. I would give them an A.”

“They put on a new deck, a patio, and an enclosed porch for me. It was positive because they were honest and on time. The workers were all friendly. I would grade the overall experience with an A+.”

“They did a patio for me. I liked that Mike was very professional; the job was done very well and quickly as scheduled, and he was very flexible to work with. Noteworthy was that they were very professional. They kept the site very clean. They didn't destroy too much of the lawn and took care of everything very well. I would grade the overall experience with an A.”

“They did our front porch, and our back porch and patio. I liked that they were always on time. Any problem, they fixed it. They were pleasant. They made us feel we made the right choice in using them for our screened patio. I would grade the overall experience with an A.”

“They installed some stairs from my upstairs deck to my lower patio for me. It was a positive experience from beginning to end, from the time the owner came out and did the assessment of just exactly what the design should be—how it had to go in, and questions about what we wanted, as opposed to what could be done. They also helped us get the homeowners' association's approval underway and complete it. And the workers were prompt and efficient—very, very skilled craftspersons. The whole experience, from beginning to end, was a very positive one. I would grade the overall experience with an A. They were punctual; they were on time. They were clean, and they were deferential. It was a good experience. We already are recommending them.”

“They replaced the posts that hold the deck up. I liked that they answered the phone. They showed up when they said to give the estimate, and they showed up when they said to do the work. And they leave everything nice and neat, and they are all very polite. So, they are just easy to work with. I would grade the overall experience with an A.”

“Absolutely positive. They were great. They did an excellent job. Everything was always cleaned up every evening, before they left. They were on time. And there was one thing that we had requested and they forgot, and they came back and did it in a matter of days. So, we had no problems at all. They replaced a deck that was falling apart, and then they also assisted us with some renovation in our bathroom. And with the deck, they even gave us a new design to consider which was much better than what we had. When the owner came to meet with us, he brought a computer with pictures of decks he had done and he brought sample materials. None of the other contractors that we contacted did that. And when we were working in the bathroom, we thought we wanted to do something, and it was sounding outrageously expensive when we talked to other contractors. And he told us, he said, 'This is what you're doing that's going to make it be that expensive.' Nobody explained that to us. So, we changed our minds and went in a different direction. I would definitely work with them again. I would grade the overall experience with an A+, even though they had a subcontractor who didn't do something correctly, and we ended up with a leak. They came right over while it was still raining. They looked at it, they said, 'Don't worry. We'll take care of everything.' And they did. They had people out here to fix the paint. They were going to repaint the whole room, and it didn't need it. They were right on it. They never said, 'This isn't our fault.' They always said, 'We will take care of this.' Recommendation—we live in a neighborhood and we have a Facebook page, and I always recommend them when someone says they're looking for someone to do that type of work.”

“It was absolutely positive. I got a new porch done, and I'd absolutely grade my overall experience as A+. I really like how everybody was working. The contractors are absolutely wonderful. I would recommend Cedarbrook to anyone.”

“They did a patio, and it was a great experience. They're an A+ company.”

“They built a deck for me, and it was all good. I liked the workmanship and the way they kept me informed. I would give them an A+.”

“Cedarbrook was very professional, and I liked that. They put on a new deck and roof. I'd give them an A+.”

“They installed three decks for me. They were friendly and open to talk to us about what was going on. I'd give them a solid A.”

“They built a deck for my ex-wife. I would say my overall experience with them was A+. I was just acting as a liaison between them and my ex-wife. I spoke to one of the owners, and he was great. There were no problems there.”

“They paid a lot of attention to detail in completing the work. They were very reliable—when they said they were going to be here, they were here. They demonstrated a willingness to work with another contractor that I had working on-site that was very difficult to work with, so in spite of the fact that it was a tenuous situation, they were able to get the job done. They were very polite and courteous. What I really liked is that they kept me informed of everything about the project as it unfolded. I liked their reliability, the quality of their work, and their ability to constantly communicate. I had them put in a pretty complicated deck because it had a rain diversion system in it and a ceiling underneath, so it was a pretty complicated project. It turned out really fabulously, and whenever I thought that something wasn't going right, they made it right, right away. They came in, and they weren't just looking to get the job done; they really wanted to get it done right. They're an A+. I can't say anything negative about them. They were great. I'm considering using them again for another project to build an outdoor bar.”

“Their attention to detail was something that was really good. I had several people come over and give me a quote. Amusingly enough, our original deck stairs hadn't been fully done—it was just on blocks, and Cedarbrook was the only company that even noticed that. So, they paid very good attention to detail and they weren't trying to sell me more than I needed. That was something else that was nice. It looks great today. We love our deck. I'd absolutely recommend them, and I have already. I'd give them an A+. They really cleaned up afterward. The two guys they had come over were very professional and knowledgeable. They even did extra cleanup in areas where the old siding was, because part of the exposed old siding was all dirty and nasty. They went above and beyond.”

“They did a deck on my front porch. It was excellent. They had a problem—my city is very picky, so they had to go get a special permit. They went and got the permit. They build all over, and they said they never had a problem, but they had to stop the work, go get a permit, and do all the stuff for the city. They worked around them, and they got it done very quickly. There was a lot of inclement weather, and they worked around it. They got it done in a very, very good fashion, and they did excellent work. The people that I dealt with were very, very professional, and the ones that came to my home and then the main office were very, very good. I have nothing but positive things to say. Plus, they put a little fence in for me for my backyard. They put in a fence and a deck, and it was all very, very positive. I would give the company an A+. I would recommend them to anybody.”

“It was fine. Everything made it positive—everything. They were helpful, they were on time, and they were professional. I had no complaints at all. They did a deck. It was just around one part of the house. I think they took about a week. I'd say the cleanup was excellent. They didn't leave any trash or anything around. They did a very professional job. It looks fine today. They get an A from me.”

“Everybody from start to finish was good, including the design aspect, and the laborers were super easy to work with, so everything made the experience positive. There wasn't a bad thing at all. They did a deck and stairs. It was on the back of the house over a patio next to a swimming pool. I think it took about two weeks. Their cleanup was very good. I would give them A's all the way across the board, and I would totally recommend them and have them do another job for me.”

“I had a positive experience. It was excellent. I have no complaints with the work.”

“The work was excellent, and I have no complaints. It was deck work.”

“I had a very positive experience. It was excellent work, and I don't have any complaints. They get an A for everything.”

“They did a deck and a patio. They were very punctual and professional, and the work quality was excellent. We had something that we needed some modification on, and they came right out and did it. I don't have any complaints with them. As a matter of fact, we're going to use them again for another job. I would give them an A.”

“I just found them very responsive. The owners came by checking on the work all the time, and any issues I had, they addressed those fairly quickly. The quality of the workmanship was really good, too. They built a deck for us, and from the initial meetup where the owner came in and assessed our house, the owner walked us through any issues that might have been apparent in terms of county guidelines. He took care of that. He was very knowledgeable and fairly confident in terms of the boundary lines. There were a couple of concerns in terms of boundary lines, and he kind of alleviated those concerns initially when we met up with him. He was right to the point; he didn't really oversell himself; and he was very confident in his work, his workmanship, the quality of the materials, and all that stuff. That's why we picked them. He also routinely followed up and addressed any issues we had. Overall, the quality of their service was really good—A+.”

“We had a positive experience—it was a great experience.”

“It was quality work, and it was done in a timely manner. They did deck work. I heard of them from a reference from another company. I would rate them as an A.”

“They did a great job, and they were very professional. They provided me with a project plan and a visual of what it would look like, which the other vendors I called did not do. They replaced the second floor of my deck and created a deck made out of pavers below that. It looks beautiful, and they communicated continually with me about what was going on—A+.”

“Cedarbrook Deck & Patio did our brand-new deck, and they did beautiful work. Mike did a wonderful job getting us really, really good-quality materials, and he did phenomenal work. He just did a beautiful job. I would give them an A rating.”

“Cedarbrook Deck & Patio was very good and had high quality. They rebuilt our front porch because it was disintegrating, and they reworked our wooden deck because it needed to be upgraded. It looks great. I would give them an A+.”

“Cedarbrook Deck & Patio built a deck with a patio underneath, and the architecture is very, very beautiful. They did a great job. I liked the quality of the construction, the construction team's communication, and the company's leadership. They were creative and very easy to work with. I'd give them an A+.”

“We had Cedarbrook Deck & Patio repair the rotting railings and support beams on our porch. Everything is beautifully balanced now, and I'm very pleased with the work. They really did a phenomenal job. I would give them the best grade—they're A+.”

“Cedarbrook Deck & Patio designed our decks based on what we were looking for, and the engineering quality is incredible. The builders were very professional—they were there to get the job done. They really went above and beyond with using products that are going to last a long time.”

“Cedarbrook did a beautiful job—they're excellent. It was a very nice experience, and they did exactly what they said they would do.”

“The guy we dealt with was really good, and the craftsmanship was excellent. The whole thing worked out real well. They built a deck in the back of the house. It was a new construction, but it was an older deck that they tore down. I would definitely recommend them to family and friends, and I'd rate them as an A.”

“They were responsive to all my questions, and they were considerate of my time. Even when weather was a factor and they couldn't come out, I think they tried their best. They built a deck. I think I found out about them from a friend's recommendation. I'd give them an A.”

“Cedarbrook understood our needs, and they came up with a plan the way we wanted. They did the work in a timely fashion and communicated well with us. They took off the deck that we had because it was too small, and they were able to put on a much larger deck for us and also put on a patio. I would definitely recommend them—they deserve an A+.”

“I would give them an A+. They worked through a very, very cold winter and got the deck done.”

“They were great. I contacted five companies, and they never came back to give me an estimate—nobody wanted to do it, evidently. And when Cedarbrook came, everything they said, they did. They replaced my deck. And I got a good feeling that they were going to do it and do it right, and they did. It was complicated, and I needed all kinds of stuff, so they did a very good job. I'd give them an A+.”

“I liked the quality of their work. They did a really nice job. They were very responsive. Any time you had a question or something, they were quick to respond, even if I responded through email. They built a new deck on the back of our house, replaced an existing one, and put a patio with a fire pit in for us. They earned an A.”

“They did good work. It's a small company, so I actually worked with the owner for the design and everything, so that was good. We had them build a small balcony deck and a large patio with a retaining wall. I would recommend them, and our neighbors used them after we did. They're a grade-A company.”

“Cedarbrook was very professional, they kept on time, and they did a magnificent job. They built a patio and a roof on top of the patio to tie into the home. I would definitely recommend them, and I already have. They definitely get an A grade.”

“We'd use them again in a heartbeat. First of all, the owner himself was the one that came out and actually designed the patio for me on the house and gave me some helpful suggestions. The worker that came out was a bit of a character. He was so proud of his work that at lunchtime and at the end of the day, he would show me what he did to the point of measuring it again and showing me everything.”