Wood Deck Construction

We specialize in building beautiful wood decks

Wood Deck Builder Serving Dodge, Outagamie, and Winnebago Counties
We build beautiful decks out of cedar or pressure treated lumber

The charm and grace of a wood deck serve as a timeless enhancement to your home, effortlessly merging the natural beauty of the outdoors with the comfort of your indoor living spaces. Many homeowners in Wisconsin choose to build their decks from wood, appreciating its affordability, ease of handling, and the traditional appeal that it brings to their homes.

Among the diverse options available, pressure-treated decking materials stand out as a popular choice. Its cost-effectiveness and resistance to decay and insects make it an ideal choice for homeowners seeking durability without compromising the aesthetic appeal. It's easy to work with and readily available, making it a favorite among both homeowners and builders alike.

However, if you are inclined towards a more luxurious touch, consider options like redwood, cedar, or the premium Ipe. While these options represent a higher investment, they promise an unmatched richness and feel, rewarding homeowners with their unique textures and colors. Cedar, with its striking grain and natural resistance to insects and rot, offers a harmonious blend of beauty and durability. Redwood, recognized for its gorgeous hue and longevity, is another fantastic choice, while Ipe, though more expensive, delivers exceptional hardness and resistance to weather conditions, guaranteeing a deck that stands the test of time.

In the hands of a skilled builder, these materials can be transformed into a stunning deck that harmonizes with your Wisconsin home's style, creating an inviting outdoor space for you to relax, entertain, and enjoy nature. Let the allure of a wood deck bring a fresh and captivating look to your home, capturing the essence of natural beauty right in your backyard.

What’s The Difference In Wood For Decking?

Pressure Treated Decking:  It’s very resistant to rot and insects and it also withstands moisture very well, not to mention it’s readily available which also makes it affordable.  Pressure treated wood doesn’t necessarily need to be painted if you like the dark brown, or dark green color variations that it comes in.  Most pressure treated decking material is milled from southern yellow pine.  Brad's Construction can build you a deck out of pressure treated lumber throughout the Wisconsin area.

Redwood & Cedar Decking: If budget isn’t an issue and you want one of the more elegant looking materials for your deck then redwood or red cedar are great choices. Both of  these western softwoods are highly sought after for their deep rich colors and natural beauty. Both of these species actually contain tannins and oils that help them naturally resist rot, decay and wood boring insects without having to be treated with chemicals.  The crew at Brad's Construction are the Wisconsin Cedar Decking experts!

Ipe Decking:  Also known as Brazilian Walnut or Ironwood Ipe pronounced (Ee-pee) is beautiful looking exotic wood from South America. Ipe is naturally very resistant to rot, abrasion & weather which makes it a good canditate for a deck in our Wisconsin climate.  Ipe’s great looks and performance don’t come without cost however as it’s more expensive than Cedar.  Ipe is definitely not a budget deck material but we work with it enough that Brad's Construction can provide you with an excellent looking Ipe Deck.

If there was just one single exterior home improvement any Wisconsin homeowner could make to their home, that would enhance both the look and property value it would be the addition of a new custom wood deck. Not just any old deck will do however, and there are several things you need to consider before you get to work building your deck.  That’s why choosing an experience team like Brad's Construction is your best choice!

We realize that you've got many choices when it comes to a custom deck builder in our Wisconsin service area. We want you to know we understand and appreciate the commitment you are about to make to your home and we take it very seriously. When you choose Brad's Construction you're choosing a partner in making your home a better place. We guarantee it!

Why Would You Choose To Build A Wood Deck Instead Of A Composite Deck?

When it comes to choosing a material for a new deck, homeowners often weigh the benefits and drawbacks of traditional wood decking, such as cedar or pressure-treated lumber, against newer composite decking materials.

Here are several reasons why a Wisconsin homeowner might choose traditional wood decking over composite:

  1. Aesthetics: For many homeowners, nothing matches the natural beauty of real wood. Cedar, with its rich color and grain, offers a timeless, classic look that many find more appealing than the appearance of composite materials.
  2. Cost: Wood decking, especially pressure-treated lumber, is generally more affordable upfront than composite materials. This makes it a popular choice for homeowners on a budget.
  3. Heat Retention: Real wood tends to stay cooler underfoot in hot weather compared to composite decking, which can absorb and retain heat. This could be a significant factor for homeowners in regions with warm summer climates.
  4. Ease of Repair: If a wooden deck board gets damaged, it's usually easy to replace that single board. With composite decking, especially if colors have been discontinued or batch colors slightly vary, a single damaged board can be more problematic to replace seamlessly.
  5. Environmental Considerations: Some homeowners prefer wood decking because it's a natural material. While composite decking often contains recycled content, it's typically a mix of wood fibers and plastic, and the manufacturing process can be energy-intensive.
  6. Versatility: Wood can be easier to cut and shape than composite materials, allowing for more design flexibility. Intricate patterns and designs might be more achievable with wood decking.

It's important to note that wood decking does require more maintenance than composite materials, needing regular cleaning, staining, or painting to keep it looking its best and to prevent rot and insect damage. This ongoing maintenance commitment is something homeowners need to consider when making their choice.

Our Wisconsin Service Area


Dodge County WI

Outagamie County WI

Winnebago County WI

Questions About Wood Deck Construction?

Wood decks not only add aesthetic appeal and value to your home, but they also provide additional functional space for leisure activities, barbecues, or relaxation. They are a traditional and versatile choice, able to fit with various home styles and it's generally a more affordable material than some of the more expensive composite decking materials.

We generally use two common types of wood used for decking are cedar and pressure-treated lumber. Cedar is renowned for its rich color, natural beauty, and resistance to insects and decay. Pressure-treated lumber, typically pine, is treated with chemicals to resist rot, fungus, and wood-boring bugs. The choice between the two often depends on personal preference, budget, and maintenance willingness.

There are certainly more exotic wood options such as Ipe (Ee-pay) but it raises the cost of materials and labor substantially.

Cedar is a beautiful, high-quality wood that is naturally resistant to decay and insects. It's also less likely to warp than other woods. Cedar doesn't require treatment with chemicals, making it a more environmentally friendly option.

Pressure-treated lumber is a cost-effective choice and highly resistant to decay and insects due to the chemicals used in its treatment. It is also widely available and comes in a variety of dimensions.

The lifespan of a wood deck depends on the type of wood used and how well it is maintained. A well-maintained cedar deck can last 15-20 years, while a pressure-treated lumber deck can last up to 30 years.  How the deck is built and how the deck has been cared for make the biggest difference in it's longevity.

Annual maintenance is recommended for most wood decks. This usually involves cleaning and applying a finish to prevent water damage and UV damage. The exact frequency of maintenance can depend on the local climate and the deck's exposure to the elements.

In most cases, yes, a permit is required to ensure that the deck is built to safety standards.  At Brad's Construction we will handle the permit process for you and coordinate any required inspections once the deck is finished.  We are well versed on the local building codes and can ensure your new wood deck meets or exceeds the building codes and will pass the inspection with flying colors!

What Our Customers Say...


I hired Brad's to add on to my existing composite deck. I removed my hot tub and wanted to extend the deck to fill the area. Justin and Taylor came up with some great options to tie in the new deck portion with the older, weathered deck. They were very informative and stayed on top of communication during the entire process. Even though my project was a fairly small one, they treated it like it was the most important job. I would highly recommend consulting with Brad's if you were looking to have some work done.

Brian Hicks March 4, 2022

We had a garage fire & they came to rescue! We decided to add to the garage instead of replacing the shed that burned & Brad's did a great job with the project. The customer service was great also, communicating with us to keep us in the loop of when inspections were needed & days they weren't able to be here. We are so glad to have a garage back before the snow really starts to fly.

Randi Turner December 25, 2021

When it came time to replace our roof it was a real pleasure dealing with Brad and Taylor. Communication was terrific and they were quick to respond to any questions that we had. The crew did a great job with the installation and we've received several compliments from friends and neighbors on the finished project. We recommend that you give them a call and talk about your next project.

Rob McCoy November 9, 2021

We hired Brad's Construction to redo our roof a few months ago and we couldn't be more pleased. He was prompt in every way and our roof was done perfectly. They were able to get it done in a day, and left behind no mess in our driveway. We would recommend them to everyone, and would definitely hire them again.

Jessa Vermillion October 21, 2021

They did a great job, we just had a fire and they came out to tarp the roof, before the storms hit. They went above and beyond what was asked or expected.

Asher Rosenberg August 26, 2021

Very professional and detailed. Solved our leak problem. Highly recommend.

DrMom Jones May 16, 2021

I would highly recommend Brad’s Construction. His team installed a composite deck with new railings for me. They were friendly, professional, hard working and did an awesome job. They explained all of my options, gave their recommendations and performed the work expertly. I could not be happier and will definitely hire them for future projects.

Sheryl Andrews May 1, 2021

I contacted Brad's construction to replace the shingles on my house and garage. My street was being redone at the same time I was planning but they were very patient with me and answered any questions I had. They finished within 2 days of the start date and cleaned up very well. Would never know they came! I'm very impressed with my roof and would highly recommend these guys to anybody looking to get their roof done. Highly professional and competitive pricing!

rpagenkopf90 November 10, 2020

We had brad’s construction install a basement egress window for us. The whole process from start to finish went awesome. Brad is super friendly, knowledgeable, and a excellent craftsman. They did an excellent job cleaning up daily and took every precaution to leaving our yard and home looking better than they arrived. Most of all the window looks absolutely terrific. I couldn’t be happier with the choice we made to have brad’s construction do this project. I would recommend to anyone!!

Casey Patasius November 10, 2020

Brad and Taylor were professional in their quote process right through installation of our new roof. The crew arrived on time as promised, were friendly, cleaned up each day as if they were never here. Project was finished in two days for a complete tear-off and shingle replacement. They even worked a ten hour day on a Sunday to finish after a rainy week. Highly recommend this business!

Joan Raether September 22, 2020

I had a great experience with Brad, his son, Taylor, and their team ripping out our aging organic shingles and replacing it Owens Corning singles. They showed up ready to work when they promised; and always called or sent a text to let us know if they would be late. Brad and his team not only went above and beyond with the quality of their work but made recommendations based on their experience. When they removed the old shingles, they uncovered some areas that needed re-decking. They repaired the decking and did not raise the quoted price even after finding a few issues. Not only did they beat the estimated timeline provided but beat EVERY quote around us. They were able to deliver a finished product that exceeded beyond our expectations. Great service, best pricing, local, responsive and dependable! Very professional!

Alan S September 16, 2020

Replace roof shingles. Crew was very polite and professional. Highly recommend, as they were on time, and clean up was immaculate.

Mary Nehmer August 28, 2020

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