• Killer Decks has been in business for 25 years.
  • 4,500 decks in Metro Detroit
  • 2nd largest installer of Trex decking in the world 2005-2007
  • Largest installer in the world for NewTech Composite decking
  • 6,000 sq ft showroom
  • Deck Light inventor
  • Feature Article Deck Builder Magazine, January/February 2006
  • Member BIA since 1996

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SUBCONTRACTORS: There are some trunk slammers who call themselves #1 in the decking business with out any real basis in truth.  #1 in what?  What makes someone #1?  Certainly it wouldn’t be the amount of decks installed because to do multiple projects you need subcontractors.  Certainly it  wouldn’t be in a business profile because you again need subcontractors, to help manage the growing business dynamic.  Also it wouldn’t be in business management because by your own words you would be incapable of managing multiple crews.  So I think I am now sure of what some of the self touted #1’s must be, copiers, no business skills and no imagination,  just the ability to steal designs and bally ho about subcontractors.

Subcontractors allow a business to grow, and for the most part are an accounting stroke.  Subcontractors like children need to be managed.  The ability or inability of the compny using them  is the key. I’ve been managing subcontractors for 16 years.   Using subcontractors is the only way to do business.  It has allowed  me the opportunity to changes crews quickly when things go wrong [sickness or death in a family] and keep the build schedule going.  No matter how many interviews you make, you really don’t know the work ethic of the person you have hired until the job gets going.       Several things to be aware of is the payment schedule, at killerdecks, I only get $500.00 untill the job is done,   if  it is not the same with other so called #1’s   can you be sure?  After all,  the very designs being used   are  stolen,  showing a severe lack of creativity.  I have been installing Kingpost, 4 tier fascia and  leaded glass King Post lights for over 16 years, longer than any #1 has been in business.  To imply that using subcontractors in some way makes for an inferior product smacks at most of the businesses in THE UNITED STATES.  How is it possible to grow ones business with out them.     Also, workman’s comp insurance does  not cover the owner of a business if he gets hurt on the job site, but it does cover subcontractors,  do you really want uninsured people building at your house. Steve Scholl