Very professional and fair prices! We got our vanity replaced as well as new pipes for that. We... also got a new mirror hung and light fixtures. It all turned out fantastic! We will do a minor paint touch up ourselves ( we just decided to do that ourselves no fault of Agile) it looks great.read more
20:17 30 Aug 22
Cole was very quick and thorough with his estimates and did high quality work. Highly recommend... working with him.read more
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19:01 05 Mar 22
Look no further. Cole is the best. 100% perfection. Every time. Cole is so knowledgeable,... dependable, resourceful, punctual, and leaves everything spotless....read more
12:44 03 Feb 22
Great work, fair price, and convenient scheduling and payment. 100% recommend.
11:56 10 Dec 21
Cole is a true professional and was a pleasure to work with. He makes getting in touch really easy... by accepting inquiries via text that he responded to...read more
10:12 03 Dec 21
Cole was super responsive and quick! I spoke to him on a weekday about patching holes in our... ceiling made by a plumber and he was able to come out the next...read more
09:36 02 Dec 21
We needed duct and vent work done in order to install a new range hood. Agile Remodeling Handyman... LLC was one of the few businesses that was able to handle...read more
21:33 17 Jun 21
Cole was awesome! He is the only person who I contacted that actually responded in a timely manner... and provided the estimate shortly after. He made sure to set expectations and exceeded them all. Highly recommend!read more
05:21 29 Apr 21
Cole is so awesome. He helped us build a beautiful pergola in our backyard. Our family is very... happy with it. We encountered and realized some height issues two days before the installation. Cole was really responsive, and he immediately came with ideas to help us solve the problems and made the project better than what we expected. I highly recommend any services with Agile handyman. Definitely will come back and work with Cole again in the future.read more
16:30 23 Apr 21
Cole did an amazing job! I had a really tedious job of hanging 12 wall planters that required... accurate spacing/measurement and I couldn't be more thrilled at the result. He was professional, on time, and completed within the anticipated window. Would definitely recommend and/or use him in the future!read more
01:56 31 Jan 21
We had service done with Cole through a referral. He was incredibly great to work with, thorough,... and clean. His professionalism and desire to do things correctly as opposed to just getting it done and over with is hard to come by. He cleaned everything up, wore a mask at our request the whole time, helped explain what he was doing and why and moved the furniture back after he finished. We have their card now, and they will be our handyman of choice whenever we have a project we need help with. This is the type of service that makes you feel like paying someone for help is a worthwhile investment.read more
01:51 30 Jan 21
I contacted Cole about fixing our couch whose middle seat support had failed after we moved. He not... only went above and beyond in the repair, he also offered to look at or fix anything else we might need since he was there and had time. We ended up also having him help us with a door that wasn't closing correctly. He easily solved the problem, and we couldn't be happier! Absolutely wonderful service from a handyman who genuinely cares about his customers. I will continue to use his services, and recommend him to anyone who needs handy work!read more
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14:36 30 Jun 20
I had a little laundry list of tasks and used the handy online scheduling to book the minimum... two-hour window. Cole not only completed all the tasks within the window, but he even managed to run to Home Depot to get us a new door knob! He did great work, and I fully plan on hiring him again as things break down around the house!read more
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20:41 28 Mar 20
We had Cole do several repairs both inside and outside to prepare for putting our house on the... market. Cole finished the tasks in record time and with very high quality. He has a great attitude and enjoys his work. He is also very receptive to taking on smaller tasks along the way and even fixed some things that we didn't ask for. I'd highly recommend Cole for your handyman or construction needs.read more
13:32 28 Mar 20
We had Cole do several repairs both inside and outside to prepare for putting our house on the... market. Cole finished the tasks in record time and with very...read more
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16:12 24 Jul 19
Cole is amazing! He responded immediately with a very detailed and reasonable quote after reviewing... photos of a flood repair with drywall, painting and molding replacement. Cole offered to get the molding when we realized we had no extra to replace. He had extremely easy online pay option and email and text appointment reminders. The room looks better than it did than before the flood. Thanks Cole! We are already planning another project...read more
20:38 02 Jul 19
I agree with the rest! Super communicative, detailed invoice reflecting T&M, even included the... receipt for the odds and ends he had to pick up at a local hardware store. Very professional, will use again for our businesses.read more
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23:05 15 Jun 19
Very nice and easy ro work. Did a great job with our gazebo. Very fair price. Good clean up. ... Highly recommend and will have him look into other projects for sureread more
15:40 09 Jun 19
Fantastic service! Cole was amazing. He helped us out on very short notice and on a Sunday. He's... neat and professional and very knowledgeable. So glad we...read more
01:34 25 May 19
My back door would not close properly. Cole was amazing, came over promptly, problem solved the... issue, came back with supplies, fixed my door AND made it look beautiful. His charge was very reasonable, and he stuck with the quoted price even though I know it took him longer to finish then he thought.read more
18:35 24 May 19
My back door would not close properly. Cole was amazing, came over promptly, problem solved the... issue, came back with supplies, fixed my door AND made it...read more
08:17 12 Jul 16
Cole did a great job building some bookshelves for me. He listened to what I want, did it quickly,... and it ended up perfect! He also randomly fixed something...read more
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16:51 16 Apr 16
My wife and I were extremely pleased with Agile. We were in a pinch: we needed an emergency... front-door replacement on a Saturday. Cole Chesnut answered our phone call right away and offered to start work in 30 minutes. We were amazed! He went above and beyond the call of duty on such short notice: buying all the supplies, sending us pictures of the options from the store so we could be involved in the purchasing and pricing decisions, and finishing the job the same day. We were very satisfied with his workmanship and his customer service. We have already recommended him to our neighbors. We feel he is honest and diligent.read more
04:15 07 Apr 16
Cole did a very good job at our house and he is an honest contractor. We had a leaking bathtub... which we thought it was a plumber problem after trouble shooting we found that it was a loose connector. He gave us the quotation with plumber service charge to begin with and when he found that it was not, he adjusted the charge for us. His work was very neat. He had to cut holes in drywall and ceiling for inspection and he fixed it neatly. It's hard to tell that the wall and ceiling were cut. Plus, before starting his work, he covered our furniture, hardwood floor and carpet nicely and also his cleanup. So we didn't not have any complaints with that.I would recommend Agile Building Construction for your coming project, I will have them for our interior painting project this summer for sure!read more
21:03 06 Apr 16
Cole did a very good job at our house and he is an honest contractor. We had a leaking bathtub... which we thought it was a plumber problem after trouble...read more
Agile Remodeling Handyman builds decks, railings, and stairs for customers around Kenmore, WA. We do deck repairs and refinishing too.
Project Profile: Deck, Roof, Retractable Awning
We built this deck using all pressure-treated lumber with a lifetime limited warranty from the manufacturer. Pressure treated lumber is a good choice for low cost. Specialty lumber vendors sell a better grade of material (sometimes cheaper, too!) than would be found at a big box store.
Finished the wood with two coats of stain and sealant to darken the color and protect the wood from the weather.
Also built the matching roof above to cover half of the deck. This is especially nice to be a able to enjoy the deck and stay dry when it’s raining.
Then for occasional shade, I installed two retractable shades that can be rolled up and down, as well as pulled out at angle to cover the entire deck from the sun. On hot days, this helps to keep the direct sun from shining in and overheating the living room too, which is an improvement for comfort.
Here is a video of that project:
More Deck and Railing Projects and Services
The example project shown above is one of many. Aside from building decks and railings, we also repair them, do tune-ups to tighten posts and rails. We can refinish your deck with stain, clear coat, or elastomeric coat with grit added for a non-slip / non-skid surface.
Here are some of the other decks we’ve made:
We built this deck in West Seattle. It was a basic budget deck, but should last many years.
Connecting a deck ledger to stucco walls presented a challenge with current building codes, which would have required invasive work and higher budget than was afforded. We designed this deck in-house using prescriptive engineering details for a free-standing (instead of ledger) deck. There are no connections to the building, only to the ground below. This design strategy allowed us to keep the cost down, even with proper plan drawings, Seattle Department of Planning and Development permit, and inspection.
Here’s a deck that had weak railings and some rotten deck boards because of sloppy original construction, but the structure was still good. We changed out the old decking for ipe hardwood and rails with round aluminum balusters powder coated black.
We also build exterior stairs and railings. Here are some examples of those:
Pressure-treated steps and flagstone pavers placed on the ground, plus an ipe handrail with round aluminum balusters powder coated black.
Exterior stairs with railings on both sides. The treads are painted with a durable non-slip coating.
Your home’s outdoor space is an extension of the interior, a place to be enjoyed many months out of the year and some places all year. It makes sense that building or updating a deck can boost the value of your home and provide a peaceful retreat.
Wood decking is the overwhelming choice for homeowners. But synthetic plank decking offers good looks with less upkeep. Composites, which blend ground-up wood and plastic, have chipped away at wood’s popularity. Some even contain recycled plastic.
With so many materials available, it’s tough to know which will stand the test of time. Use this buying guide to consider smart options that fit your budget and help create a space that’s both relaxing and easy to care for.
It’s the small details, such as using a turkey baster to apply liquid treatment inside drilled holes and thoroughly all cuts with treatment, that make our decks last nearly forever.
Posts for railings are anchored to the structure using heavy-duty hardware brackets and bolts. This creates a post that can withstand at least 200 lbs. of lateral pressure in any direction. Some deck guys use lesser attachment methods that may be satisfactory when installed, but do not last as long as this anchor.
Advice for Customers Planning to Build Decks
From my experience, I offer you some words of caution if you’re planning to build a deck;
If some random “deck guy” tells you that you don’t need a permit… proceed with caution. Generally any work that is more than “ordinary repair or replacement” requires a permit. While decks are simple to construct, they can be high risk with liability issues. Several times every year, there are news stories of decks collapsing, even some newly-built decks! If those weren’t prevented, hopefully they were at least insured.
Beside potentially being un-insurable, if a nonconforming deck is in place, it can be a problem for real estate and refinance transactions. There can be financial penalties for lacking permits and inspections from the local jurisdiction. A deck that violates code must be modified or demolished. Common issues are inadequate railing or encroaching on property setback requirements. We check these details and follow the procedures necessary for a “legal” deck.
Advances have been made in engineering standards to reduce common problems and resist the forces of excessive load, earthquakes, and such. We stay up-to-date on best practices for deck construction. You will be confident that your deck is safe and secure after it’s done by Agile Remodeling Handyman.
Enjoy Your Deck!
I can take care of your carpentry, paint, and other handyman tasks.