Here's what our customers are saying...
"I must say I knew you did good work but these are absolutely breath taking. I wish you were in Buffalo, NY - I would have had you build my deck. Great work top notch."
Jon Fletcher, Sales Manager
Advantage Trim & Lumber Company
"I can't even begin to tell you how impressed we are by the quality work done on our deck. We came home from our trip and were just blown away. It's all we wanted and more. Thanks for everything." - Tess and Nate C., Kansas City, MO
"Essential Extras... built an addition to the house, built a roof garden, extended the fireplace, and finished the rest of our basement. It was a complicated project using lots of reclaimed lumber and high end materials. Like any project, it wasn’t always smooth, but he was always available, timely and most importantly didn’t nickel and dime me to death on the changes which were numerous and extensive. He’s a very fair guy and easy to work with." - Kevin
"Very nice work. I enjoyed looking at all of your projects. That pergola [Powell Gardens Heartland Harvest Gardens] is impressive."
Managing Editor, Professional Deck Builder
Assistant Managing Editor, JLC, Tools of the Trade
Hanley Wood Business Media
"They did a great job building a new front porch on my 1915 house. Terry did the design work and it looks like it was always there. I'm really popular with my neighbors now!" - David H, Kansas City, MO
"Great crew. Fast work. Worked within our budget and did a creative, great job." - Brendan H., Olathe, KS
"Tuesday night I went up on the porch for the first time. I love it, love it, LOVE IT!! The angle at the top of the stairs? Wonderful! And even though it was dusk, there was ambient light filtering through the fiberglass roof. And I even like that the smaller surface exposes the rec room sliding glass doors, I think we'll use patio more because of that. And solid? The steps and flooring seem so sturdy." - Elizabeth C., Kansas City, MO
"The work quality was true craftsmen level, an excellent design, executed perfectly, professionally, on time and on budget. I would advise anyone to use this firm. The deck is beautiful and will last forever." - Robert B., Lenexa, KS
"Absolutely satisfied. Very easy to work with."
- Alison S., Kansas City, MO
"The guys just finished for the day and I wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the (staining) job the did (including the clean-up, etc.). They take a lot of pride in their work and it shows."
- Dave, Kansas City, MO
"Thank you. We love our handrail." - David & Rita, Kansas City, KS
"Terry was the only contractor who brought samples of the different deck composites. He was the only contractor who brought a photo book of many of the decks his company built. He was the only contractor who was able to give me a written estimate on the spot. Terry came with samples, a laptop, and a printer. He was able to work up the bid right on the spot. I spoke to 4 contractors from Service Magic and one contractor that a friend recommended and Essential Extras had the best price. Due to the rainy weather, it was a month later before the deck was built."
- Samantha R., Roeland Park, KS
"Although the project isn't complete, Mr. DeFraties is very professional, friendly, respectful of our ideas and our budget, and has really great ideas himself along with a portfolio to back it up."
- Kansas City, MO
"My deck was built in about two days. They will be returning to stain it later. Overall a very good project."
"Terry and the crew that handled our project were very professional. The end results are the most important and quite frankly what we are paying for, but the getting their is what I remember when it comes to recommending a contractor to a friend. I feel I owe it to Terry to recommend him and his company to my friends and acquaintances as the getting their was, although at times a bit frustrating, in hind sight, probably as good as it gets. The end result of our deck project is what really counts and we couldn't be happier. We have gotten compliments from friends, family and some complete strangers.
Thank you Terry,
Pease contact us by email at email@example.com or call 913-385-7374 to discuss your next project. We can make it happen.