Cedarbrook Outdoor Design/Build
3rd year as a Best Pick
Best Pick 2018
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Based on 90 Surveys
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Cedarbrook Outdoor Design/Build has received 5 out of 5 stars (A-rating) based on 90 customer surveys conducted by Best Pick Reports.
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"We specialize in creating the outdoor living space that best fits your lifestyle. Your deck or patio 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, paver walkways, and patios. 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.”