We know decks

We begin by exploring how you intend to use your new outdoor living space. Then, bearing in mind your personal style, we'll design a graceful transition between your home and yard. A deck is like a room without walls--an extension of your living environment. You might use it to cook, dine, lounge, or entertain. We'll help you explore all the options in decking, railings and deck accessories. We take personal pride in making sure that every deck we build is beautifully designed for your specific needs and built to last. .

When it comes to the best decking and railing materials for our Olympia and Lacey climate, we've done the research for you. We test every product for superior durability and ease of maintenance. We carry large samples of the best materials available, so you can see and touch before you choose. Decks aren't built to make you work. They are meant for fun! That is why we offer materials that will increase your enjoyment in the outdoors in an earth-friendly way that will save you from a lifetime of back-breaking upkeep.

Over many years of replacing old decks, we have observed how certain construction techniques and inferior products actually contribute to premature deck deterioration. At Deck Builders, Inc. we have a test field where composite decking, screws, and railings are left out in our Pacific Northwest weather to see how well they hold up. We only build with those products that have proven to perform well in our climate. Our exclusive building process minimizes the ability of rot to get a foothold by making wood unpalatable, and by eliminating zones where debris and moisture can collect. We take the utmost pride in making sure that your deck will be a source of enjoyment for many years to come.

Expand your outdoor enjoyment with a shelter, Log structure, screened room, outdoor kitchen, or one of the many deck accessories that we offer. We often incorporate a hot tub, fire pit, benches, planter boxes, and Pergolas into the deck design. Here is a list of other things we do: Outdoor Lighting, Under-deck storage, Patios, Deck Inlays, Deck Art, Outdoor Audio Systems, Arbors, Trellises, Water Drainage Systems, Children's Play Areas, Patio Covers, Sun Rooms, and Water Features. Add some fun to your deck! We are dealers fo r Equinox Louvered roof and Weather Master Vinyl Windows. Visit our Portfolio to get ideas and see examples.

Articles & Videos by Kim Katwijk

AZEK Deck Bending


AZEK Deck Bending Using the HEATCON HC99-300 Heat Forming System and the CORTEX Concealed Fastening System.

Decorative Inlays

June/July 2011

paves the way to designs that can set a deck apart.

To extend deck life, eliminate pockets that catch water and debris.

Framing a Pergola

November 2007

Keep it simple with a basic design, but make it elegant by using classic proportions.

Rod Railings

May/June 2007

With steel rods and stock rails, you can build a safe and profitable balustrade.

Tiling a Deck

November/December 2014

Fiberglass grating is a sturdy, drainable substrate option for exterior stone and ceramic tile.

What Customers Say

  • Kim Katwijk and company did an excellent job removing my old wooden deck that had become a hazard. Whenever I have had questions or needed something fixed, Kim has been quick to respond. After two years, I am still a very satisfied customer.

    Jim Symmonds - Happy Client
  • We selected Kim & Deck Builders to replace a large deck on our house after talking to three or four contractors. In the sales process we found Kim to be very knowledgeable on the types of decking & railing as well as deck configuration.

    Dick Binns - Happy Client
  • Enter Kim and Deck Builders. Kim developed a design drawing that incorporated our design features: a railing along one side, stairs that complied with code, a hand railing and subdued lighting in the stairs. Kim really knows decks.

    Mike Movus - Happy Client