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Custom Deck Builder

We specialize in designing and building beautiful decks that are perfect for your family.

Designing and Building Your Deck Paradise

At Custom Built, we understand the importance of finding the right deck builder to create an outdoor space that feels like an extension of your home - where you can unwind and make memories with loved ones. With over 20 years of experience, we've guided hundreds of home owners on the path to crafting their outdoor oasis.

We believe in using top-quality materials and paying meticulous attention to detail in every project. Whether you prefer the timeless charm of a wood deck or the modern allure of composite materials, we have the expertise to bring your vision to life.

Your deck should reflect your unique style and meet your specific needs, which is why we work closely with you to design and build a space that exceeds your expectations. Reach out today to begin transforming your outdoor space into a sanctuary for relaxation and enjoyment! 

Hiring the Wrong Deck Contractor Will Cost You


Code Violations and Permit Issues:

A deck contractor lacking knowledge about building codes and permits may inadvertently violate regulations. This can result in legal consequences, fines, or the need to redo parts of the project to meet compliance standards.


Lack of Adaptability:

Contractors inexperienced in deck building may struggle to adapt to challenges such as weather conditions, grading issues, or specific material requirements. This lack of adaptability can lead to poor decision-making during the construction process.


Limited Design Options:

A contractor without updated design knowledge may offer limited or outdated design options. This could result in a deck that does not meet the homeowner's aesthetic expectations or fails to align with modern design trends.

A 3 Step Plan

Begin Your Deck Build In 3 Simple Steps


Many companies in the remodeling industry tend to avoid discussing pricing because it can be complex with many factors. But it doesn't have to be that way. We understand that remodeling projects can be costly, which is why we believe in providing upfront pricing. Here are the prices you can expect for a deck build:

We Love TREX® Composite Decking... And So Do Our Clients!

If you’re in the market for a new deck, you may be wondering whether wood is still the best material to choose. In short, the answer is no. Wood decks require a lot of maintenance in order to stay in good shape, and they’re also subject to damage from the weather and insects. Composite decking is a much more durable option that will keep your deck looking great for years to come.

Trex composite decking is designed to withstand the tough Michigan weather. It’s also fade-resistant and won’t splinter or rot. If you’re looking for a deck that will give you years of enjoyment with minimal maintenance, Trex composite decking is the way to go.


What is TREX® Composite Decking Made Of?

Trex® composite decking solutions are considered the pinnacle of modern deck construction. The decking is made from a combination of reclaimed wood and plastic. As a result. its durability and weatherproof qualities make it the preferred choice when building a quality custom deck.

TrexPro® Platinum deck builders are the leading TrexPros in their markets and are recognized for their ability to design and build outdoor living projects with Trex, ranging from the simple to the most complex. 

As a Trex PRO Platinum Deck Builder, we love to draft and design using their long-lasting composite decking.   If you’re looking for a deck builder or contractor who can help you create your dream deck, look no further than our team here at Custom Built, your Lansing-based, TrexPro® Platinum deck builder.


No Staining Required – Multiple Color Options


Traditional Wood Vs. Trex® Composite Decking, Hint, One Has a 25 Year Limited Warranty!

Trex Deck

What You Need to Know About Building Your Deck

Below you will find the answers to Custom Built’s most frequently asked questions. If you don't find the answer you’re looking for, check out our Learning Center.

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Download Your Guide to Deck Building

This guide will walk you through recent deck-building trends and how to get your project up and running with a contractor.


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Your Guide to Crafting Your Dream Outdoor Living Space

Decks come in all sizes, shapes, and levels and are as diverse as the homes they enhance. In particular, multi-level decks have become more common, but are especially well-suited for two-story homes and/or lots with varied elevations. Depending on the possibilities provided by your home and lot, you can choose:

Ground-Level Decks (or platform decks) have one main level with other levels defined by steps. These decks are near-grade but can be designed to accommodate many different uses and home styles. Decks near grade can also easily be made accessible for the disabled and may not require railings to meet building safety codes.

Multi-level decks are a combination of any or all of the above and are especially useful when accessibility is necessary, and when features like pools, hot tubs and fire pits are part of the plan. It is important to note that all decks must meet local building codes so hiring a reputable contractor is key to success and safety.

Raised Decks are recommended for homes with above-grade first floors like those with walkout basements. These decks are built on foundation posts and will have space underneath that is either:

  • Limited and can be concealed, used for storage or landscaped.
  • Tall enough to provide useable living space.

Second-Story Decks work well on homes with backyards that slope away from the foundation, but they can be designed to accommodate just about any home style or lot. They can also be combined with ground-level decks and/or patios, built-ins, and landscaping to create your perfect outdoor paradise.

Curved, straight or both? While many of your deck style and design decisions will be based on practical needs, the “look” of your deck offers more flexibility. One of the most visually exciting possibilities is to incorporate curves into your design. This requires the use of building materials that are bent to exact measurements and are often accompanied by railing that is also curved to create a fluid and flowing look. 

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