Extensive Experience and Training
Jim Burgess, the owner and lead contractor of Great Oaks Construction, has over 20 years of deck building experience. Whatever your vision – big or small, wooden or composite, multi-tiered or single level, new build or resurfacing of an old deck – Jim and the rest of the Great Oaks team have the experience required to bring it to reality.
We are proud to be Trex Pro certified. This certification means that our work has been inspected by Trex company representatives and found to meet the stringent standards expected from a Trex Pro certified installer.
Fully Licensed and Insured
Great Oaks is proud to hold a residential builder company license issued by the state of Michigan. Why does licensing matter? In order to obtain our builder license, we had to prove that we are highly knowledgeable in all aspects of construction and demonstrate that we have a great deal of experience. Additionally, holding a builder license required us to pass a background check and demonstrates that we are trustworthy, do things the legal way, and always follow building codes.
We also hold business liability, commercial auto, and worker’s compensation insurance. What does this mean for you? Security. In the unlikely event that something should go wrong on your job site our insurance would cover the cost of any damages. When reviewing bids for your project please keep in mind that hiring an uninsured contractor leaves you, the homeowner, responsible for any injuries or damages that occur on your property.
At Great Oaks we take pride in the personal connections that we make with our customers. We aren’t in the mass production business; the decks we build and the customers that we work for are more than just a job. The person that you met at your estimate isn’t a hired salesperson; Jim is the owner of the company. He will also be on-site every day, leading the crew and contributing to the construction of your deck. When you call the office you won’t be speaking to a hired receptionist; Chrystal is Jim’s wife and the co-owner of Great Oaks. With us, you’re more than just a customer.
Committed to Customer Satisfaction
Great Oaks Construction provides superior service and results that will exceed your expectations. But you don’t have to take our word for it. See what our satisfied customers had to say below!
“I wanted to express how happy and satisfied we were with the deck. It was well constructed and looked great. Our neighbors love it and we received numerous compliments from them as well as from family members. Thanks again for your awesome customer service and professionalism.”
Jamila Austin – Troy, MI
“I contacted Great Oaks Construction about some rotting wood between my deck and my house. I was pretty freaked out thinking it would cost a fortune to repair. When he came over and assessed the situation he was very confident that it could be repaired. Even better was the affordable cost. The work area was so clean it was like he has never even there. He even went over and above and added some extra flashing to prevent the problem from repeating again. I would recommended him to anyone!”
Leron Williams – Lake Orion, MI
“They did a wonderful job. I am very impressed. Thank you!”
Peggy Glass – Oxford, MI
“Very professional, highly recommended!”
Chad Ozias – Clawson, MI
“Thank you for the great work!”
Matthew Mueller – Oxford, MI
“I want to say how pleased we are with the work that Jim did. We have discovered a treasure in our own area and will not hesitate to call on his services.”
Sister Rita Birzer – Oxford, MI
“They did an amazing job and finished quickly. They were very professional and even sent us a thank you package of chocolates. Will definitely recommend them to everyone.”
Jaclyn Lasley – Sterling Heights, MI
“Jim did an excellent job in repairing & refreshing my composite deck and working with condo association color restrictions, and for a fair price.”
Gene Baker – Washington, MI
“Thanks for a marvelous looking deck!”
Harry Vitanis – Farmington Hills, MI
“A big thank you to Jim and team. Looks great!”
Stan Wallace – Oxford, MI
Larry & Helen Olivieri – Lake Orion, MI
“The deck looks fantastic!”
Brad & Jim Palmer – Clarkston, MI
“Professional service. Paid great attention to detail and went above and beyond to make sure we had a beautiful Trex deck. Would highly recommend Great Oaks Construction.”
Chris & Stacy Muelheim – Clarkston, MI
“I have been blown away by your exceptional service.”
Aaron Nephew – Rochester Hills, MI
“Thank you so much! We are looking forward to many years of enjoyment, the deck is beautiful!”
Shawneen Wright – Oxford, MI
“Thank Jim for a job well done. We will enjoy the deck for many years.”
Michael Gillam – Lake Orion, MI
“It was a pleasure working with you and your contractors. You kept us up to date on the process from start to finish. The contractors were very neat, professional, and respectful of us and the neighbors.”
Patricia Uribe – Washington, MI
“The decks are more beautiful than we expected!”
John & Ann Winter – Metamora, MI
“You guys were fantastic to work with and we’d recommend you to anyone who asks.”
Mike & Lauryn Roycraft – Lake Orion, MI
“What a pleasure it was working with you! Norm and I love our new deck!”
Lorna Powell – Oxford, MI
“Job well done! Looks awesome!”
Jon DeMartinis – Oxford, MI
“Very nice job! Jim and his crew are very professional and very accommodating.”
Carol Meagher – Macomb, MI
“Lorna and I want to say what a pleasure it was working with all of you. We couldn’t have picked a better company to build our deck. Everyone was so kind. I wanted to tell you how impressed the inspector was when he came to do his final walk through. He said what a good company you guys have and that the workmanship is outstanding. Great job and thank you so much!”
Norm Powell, Oxford, MI
The reason for our company’s success is simple. Customer satisfaction is our #1 priority. More than half of our customers either call us back to complete additional projects, or refer us to friends and family for their projects. Taking care of customers is a business model that wins, and we’re proud to say that we embrace it wholeheartedly.
And, as they say, a picture speaks a thousand words. So, here are some pictures of previous jobs that we have completed.
**All Pictures Below Showcase Actual Projects Completed by Great Oaks Construction**
If you’re looking for the cheapest price possible for your project, we’re not the company for you. We don’t cut corners when it comes to customer service or finished product. But if you’re looking for superior quality work and customer service at a fair price, give us a call. We’ll be happy to help.