When a company prides itself on customer service, like we do at Ako Builders and Home Improvements, it is only fair to share their feedback. Our customers are our best advertising and we are appreciative of their loyalty. Read through our testimonials and see why we have been so successful over the years. I would just like to say what a pleasure it was to work with Ako builders from start to finish. Ark and his team did an amazing job designing and installing my deck! My husband is a perfectionist and was overjoyed by the way this team payed attention to every detail. I would love the opportunity to use Ako for my future projects. I would highly recommend Ark!!
A.Leto (Staten Island 2013)
My deck was destroyed during Hurricane Sandy. Although money was an issue since needing to replace my entire first floor, the price for the Trex Transcend wasn't that much more than wood, considering the durability and ease of maintenance the Trex will provide. I chose Ako builders because I had every confidence that Ark would deliver what he promised. The builders were very professional; the build was precise and finished to perfection. My deck is beautiful. I selected the Tree House finish, and it looks more like wood than real wood. Very pleased with the outcome and a couple of neighbors have already commented how nice it is and asked who built my deck. Sometimes reviews seem a little too good to be true--but not with this company.
Maria (Staten Island 2013)
Ark and his crew are true professionals. First impressions are very important and Ark definitely impressed me the first time we met for a quote. He responded to my calls promptly and showed up on time to discuss the deck upgrade. Ark presented me with plenty of samples and brochures of the products he works with and gave me a few quotes with different options on the spot. He's patient and provided great advice for the project. His crew arrived on time every day and completed the job in the project time frame. They were meticulous with their work and address any issues/concerns I may have had. My wife and I are truly happy with the results and already received compliments and inquiries about who did the work for us from neighbors as they would like something similar. I'm certainly going to recommend AKO Builders to all my family and friends.
Stephen, (Staten Island 2013)
My husband and I were looking to redo our deck. We contacted numerous contractors who were either over priced or unprofessional. We called Ako builders. Ark came to our house for a free estimate. When we decided to do the job Ark advised us it might be in the middle of June as he was extremely busy. We advised him we needed the job done sooner and he made it happen. Not only did he start the job earlier than we expected, but the job was completed in just 3 days. The workers were polite, experienced and professional. The deck is beautiful. He also built us as gate at the stairs for safety since we have 2 young daughters.We especially liked the fact the Ark would ring our bell at the end of each day to see if we had any questions and or concerns. We would recommend Ako builders to all our friends and family.
Mr&Mrs. Moitt (Staten Island 2013)
This spring I was looking to replace a 30 year old deck, so I began interviewing builders. From the very start of the process, my niece & I were impressed with Ark. I signed the contract with him & I can truly say the building of my new deck was the smoothest job I've had done in years. The deck is perfect, but equally important was the way my family & I were treated. Ark & his workers were polite & professional at all times. I strongly recommend them to my friends & neighbors.
Lorraine F, (Staten Island 2013)
When Ark came out to give us a bid we liked him and appreciated his respectful manner immediately. Compared to people from other companies who came to give us an estimate, he was such a breath of fresh air. Throughout the process of designing and building our deck, Ark gave us helpful advice and was promptly responsive to our emails and phone calls. His teams were skilled, thorough, professional and always left our property neat. The deck is beautiful and we have received many compliments from our neighbors. We were lucky to find AKO Builders and would be happy to work with them again.
Jen and Mike, (Staten Island 2013)
I chose Ako Builders to replace my deck because Ark was the most respectable, responsible and honest person i interviewed. His workmanship was apparent in his photos and he was willing to help me design my deck according to my budget. Ark returned returned numerous phone call's and had to return to my house several times before we agreed to go to contract. Many others did no return calls or were unwilling to vary from their original estimate/ options. It was obvious i made the right decision when AKO Builders began working in my yard. The crew was amazing talented and worked with precision and pride. They also went beyond their duties/ contract to insure the job was done perfectly. The finished product speaks for itself and show off the expertise and knowledge that goes along with their great service and professionalism. I suggest you include Ako Builders when interviewing contractors and highly recommend that they be your first choice. I will definitely hire them again!!!!!
Fran L, (Staten Island 2013)
"In the summer 2011 we had 2 decks that needed to be done: off the kitchen, and by the pool. Our original contractor took over 2 months to build the pool deck, and almost a month to clean up afterwards. Tiered of waiting for them to show up for the 2 week, i contacted Ako Builders, and got their estimate for the work. They were done in 2 weeks, including clean-up and some extra projects that came up while they were working on our deck. They were very professional; kept their promises, no need to chase and clean up after them. The price was right too. Very happy, and would contact them again for other projects."
Vladimir M.
"We are thrilled with look and quality of our new deck. The process of building the deck was the smoothest, most pleasant remodel experience I have ever had. AKO builders company provided competitive pricing, ethical principles, and qualified professional workmen. Thank you Ark and the team for building the deck that met our high expectations. You are very knowledgeable on the various material options and have creative design skills to help us to come up with architectural design. You were resourceful and very professional in providing great design recommendations and incorporating our requirements and ideas in overall design. Your experienced crew demonstrated high quality of the workmanship and great attention to details. Once your team started the project, they worked relentlessly until completion. They took no short cuts and clearly quality was their driving principle. The deck was completed on time and on agreed upon budget. The clean up and follow up were top notch. I will definitely use your services for my future remodeling projects and would highly recommend you to all my friends."
Pavel G. (Richmond Town, Staten island, NY).
"I am very happy with the work and there professional approach to the project. Ark's ideas were helpful and worked out well. Every one showed up on time,and left the yard clean. Thank you very much for a great looking back yard, I will use them again."
Michael G (Staten Island NY)
"Fabulous!!! I highly recommend this company . Great finish project and timely completion . They did a great job! This company is as professioal as it gets. the staff was fabulous and friendly. Our new railings on our deck , look great and the price was even nicer. we will be using them again for another project in the future , Great company to do work with , not only is Ark professional in presentation but his work is flawless. Ark is out to please the customer. Returned all my phone calls and addressed all my concerns . That's how all businesses should be run. Couldn't be happy !"
Mr and Mrs Rose (Staten Island NY)
"Ark and his artisan contracting team this year has completed our fence, deck, door and windows, with excellence. His crafsmanship is his true testimony."
Ralph ( Staten Island NY)
"My wife and i wanted to redo our back yard deck that connects to our kitchen. After talking to several deck installers we chose Ako Builders. Ark was punctual and answered all questions that we had in preparing our quote. Ark and his team from Ako Builders are professional and courteous workers they work quickly and got the jobe done in 3 days, even through the weather has not on his side. They left the job site clean each evening when they stopped work. Ark is very knowledgeable and reasonably priced. The finished deck is fantastic. The floor material ( Fiberon Rosewood) looks great with aluminum balusters. I would highly recommend Ako Builders for your deck."
Vincent C. ( Staten Island NY)
"We are so pleased to recommend Ako Builders for your home improvements! From the inception of the job throught complletion, Ark listened to our wishes as he and his team worked meticulously to carry out our vision. While listening to our ideas, Ark offered the options that we had not though about. Their skilled craftsmanship was precise in every step of the way and it was obvious that they were anxious to make the customer happy. Growing up with a dad who has a perfectionist carpenter, i learned that there is only one way to do a constraction... the right way! This company not only has the expertise to accomplish your home improvement dreams with precision, but they are conscientious in the their clen up, are diligent workers, and an absolute pleasure to interact with."
Henry and Barbara (Staten Island)
"I was very satisfied with the work and staining of my deck. They did great job building my deck and it was very neat. It was a big difference from before and after. I would recommend them to any one".
Maryan K ( Staten Island)
''My wife and I wanted to redo our deck. After several quotes and heartache we finally met Ark with AKO Builders. Ark was very kind, professional and most importantly very patient with us from the start. We felt very comfortable giving AKO Builders the job and we're extremely glad we did. The deck came out fabulous and better than we expected. Ark's team was very diligent, talented and also paid close attention to detail. On a customer service aspect, I never encountered a vendor who was as timely and courteous as Ark. He always got back to us promptly with any questions or concerns my wife and I had. We would strongly recommend AKO Builders as they were a pleasure to work with. Thank you Ark.''
Sal and Cristina M. ( Staten Island)
"Ark and his team did a truly amazing job working on our deck. We are generally very careful when selecting vendors due to some unfortunate past experiences. However, soon after Ark's team started working we knew we can put our fears to rest. They worked with extreme attention to detail and when they finished, we were stunned at how beautiful our new deck looked. Every plank was carefully measured and cut - we have never had a vendor before, who worked so neatly and with so much care. We will most definitely recommend Ako builders to all our friends in the future!"
Sergey (Staten Island)