Minneapolis Deck Builders

Minneapolis Deck Builders

Honey Doers is a premier Minneapolis deck building company. For over 24 years, we’ve partnered with commercial and residential building owners to achieve quality deck builds and renovations. 


Our team of professionals will take time to understand your vision and lifestyle, working within your budget to build quality composite decking, anodized aluminum decks, wood decks, fiberglass decks and cement or concrete decks.

Composite Decks vs. Wood Decks

Composite decks serve as a popular alternative to wood decks. While many clients still prefer wood decks for their versatility and authentic natural appeal, others choose composite decks for their ease of maintenance. 


Other comparative qualities include: 



  • It only requires cleaning with soapy water, a soft bristle brush and a low-power washer twice a year.
  • Cleaning is required twice a year but also needs sanding, sealing, staining or painting every two and a half years.
  • Made of long-lasting materials that are stain-resistant and can last for up to 50 years.
  • Natural occurring wood is also quite durable but is susceptible to insect damage and may last only up to 30 years with proper care.
  • UV resistance so it will not fade over time. Still, painting and staining composite enhances its colors and appeal.
  • Direct sun exposure tends to fade wood color, but staining and painting can correct it.
  • Expensive to install compared to the wood decks, with costs ranging from $ 30 – $ 60 per square foot.
  • More affordable, with costs ranging from $ 23 – $ 24 per square foot.

The choice between wood or composite decks is a matter of taste and personal preference. 

Nothing can replace the exquisite natural look wood offers. If maintenance costs and durability aren’t a factor for you, you may want to opt for a wood deck.

Still, if you prefer a low-maintenance deck, sustainable and highly durable, then a composite deck is something you want to consider.

Benefits Of Anodized Aluminum Decks

Aluminum has a range of qualities that makes it an ideal material for building decks. Anodized or coated aluminum decks are easy to maintain and last a lifetime longer than composite and wood planks. Since it’s a metal, aluminum is recyclable and will not warp, splinter, crack or fade.


Furthermore, plain or soapy water and a scrubbing brush are all the tools you’d need to clean your aluminum deck on an annual basis.

Fiberglass Decks

If you’re considering building your deck using fiberglass, then you should know a few things:

  • Fiberglass is resistant to water and won’t rot.
  • Fiberglass is more expensive and durable than wood. Though, it easily stains and can be susceptible to mold.
  • It’s more environmentally friendly than wood and won’t expand or contract under different temperatures like metal.
  • It’s heavier than aluminum, but it easily chips, dents and fades with time. It’s also prone to scratches.

Pros and Cons for Cement or Concrete Decks

Concrete decks are among the fastest and easy to install options available in the market today. In light of other building materials, here are some of the pros and cons of opting for cement or concrete decks:



  • Though it may crack or chip, concrete is usually more durable than other materials, say wood or fiberglass. Maintenance is easy and inexpensive.
  • With the warm, wet, and winter temperatures in Minneapolis, a cement patio may get significant cracks that require a substantial part of it to be torn up and poured again.
  • Concrete is versatile enough to be formed into any desired shape or size. There are also unlimited colors and designs to choose from for a concrete patio.
  • Considerably slippery during the wet and winter seasons and may pose a hazard. However, a layer of a non-slip concrete sealer may significantly reduce the risk of slipping.

Let’s Work Together to Build Your Dream Deck

Decks create beautiful and functional additional space for relaxing, entertaining guests, or cooking. Like the rest of your house, your deck is a reflection of your style and taste. At Honey Doers, we will take the time to listen to your ideas and combine them with our extensive experience to create a space that makes you proud.

Trusted Minneapolis Deck Contractors

Honey Doers is a trusted family-owned business with over 24 years of experience in the home improvement industry. Since your home reflects your style and values, we provide multiple deck design ideas as inspiration to help you think through your own. If you have an idea or a brief in hand, we’ll give you honest advice and work with you to create a beautiful deck.


No matter how big or small, whatever the complexity of your project, our Minneapolis patio builders are here to serve you.


To get a FREE deck design and construction estimate, reach out online today or give us a call.