What our Customers are Saying

Jim, a very special thank you for our beautiful garage. your detail and precision was impeccable! We are still giving tours and hope to bring you more business! Thanks to you our yard is complete. It was a pleasure working with you and also for the other tips you gave us!

Sincerely, (name removed for customer privacy)

Jim, we have been living with the newly renovated rooms for a few weeks now, and are very satisfied. Thank you for a common sense design, and working with us on the details to make this a quality project. We really appreciate your craftsmanship, and great ideas and going the extra mile. We would highly recommend you to anyone. we look forward to working with you in the future.

Sincerely, (name removed for customer privacy)

Ameriprise Financial
Letter of Recommendation

I emphatically recommend Jim Fox, Deck it Out Builders, with unabashed confidence for the design, construction of any garage project.

Jim Fox has an eye for detail, passion for clean lines, the utmost attention to finish work and an understanding of efficient space utilization. Jim and his team work fast, maintain a clean, organized job site, and oversee all details until the entire project is complete. He handled obtaining permits, coordinating We Energies, designing the project, ordering all the materials and even coordinating their delivery so that nothing sat outside, unprotected too long. When a corner piece arrived damaged, Jim immediately caused the lumber yard to make a 3 hour drive to pick up the replacement piece so as to allow the project to continue on time. From my perspective, adding this wonderful garage to my property could not have been any simpler.

This is a testament to competence as much as it is to a dedication to superb customer service.


Sincerely, (name removed for customer privacy)

October 14, 2013
Mr. Jim Fox
Deck It Out Builders
1908 Cleveland Ave
Racine, WI

Dear Jim,
Barb and I would like to thank you for the excellent job you did on the 24’ x 30’ garage you recently built for us. In this day and age, it is truly a pleasure dealing with someone who understands the “voice of the customer” and completes a project on-time and on budget. I was especially impressed by the quality of your planning, workmanship, and attention to detail. I was also impressed with you communication skills and keeping us informed of the scheduling, permits, and progress of the project.

I appreciate someone who takes pride in their workmanship and does things the right way the first time. The subcontractors you used also exhibited the same quality and pride in workmanship. If you ever need to use someone as a reference, please feel free to use us. Or, have them stop by to look at the garage. I can be contacted at my office during the workweek at 262-632-1694.

I look forward to working with you on the future project we discussed (deck and gutters).

Thanks again for a job well done!

Sincerely, (name removed for customer privacy)

My wife and i would like to personally thank JIm Fox of Deck it Out Builders on the completion of our 30’ x 24’ garage. His knowledge and professionalism really helped us on making the right decisions and for this project to become a reality. Jim proved to us that his attention to detail and craftsmanship is second to none, and it really shows in his work ethic.

My wife and I have also decided that Jim Fox and Deck it Out Builders will be the first we call on any of our home remodeling or repair needs. We would like to let Jim know how much we appreciate his help and thank him for all the things he did for us that he didn’t mention, and that they didn’t go unnoticed.

Thanks for a job well done.

Sincerely, (name removed for customer privacy)

Jim Fox of Deck It Out came highly recommended by a knowledgeable woodworker and supplier to the building trade. As owners of a century-old Queen Anne in Racine’s historic district, we are committed to her preservation. Like all homeowners we look for honesty, quality craftsmanship and reasonable terms when choosing someone to work on our home.

Recently, Jim installed thirteen windows for us. He impressed us with his work ethic, trustworthiness and personal human qualities, as well as the following areas:

  • Having knowledge and experience in many aspects of the building trade.
  • Respecting the homeowners’ needs and concerns.
  • Appreciating the integrity of the home and its craftsmanship.
  • Taking time to discuss options, costs and materials.
  • Providing estimates in a timely manner.
  • Making sure the job was started promptly.
  • Following through to completion cleanup.
  • Not complaining about the aggravations that pop-up in a job, just dealing with them appropriately.

Jim excelled in all of the above areas and many more. We look forward to having him complete future projects and we trust his recommendations of other craftsmen.

Sincerely, (name removed for customer privacy)

To Whom It May Concern:

Jim Fox of Deck It Out design and carpentry was a sub-contractor used by the Case Corporation Training Center to construct and install chair rail and corkboard rail in two (2) conference rooms and one (1) classroom.

Jim met with me prior to beginning the project to look at the room layouts and take measurements. He also made available several styles of chair rail to choose from and made some excellent suggestions regarding placement and style of the cork board rail.

Jim was able to work during “off hours” so as not to disturb and meetings going on in these rooms during the day. The rooms were completed per our agreement and Jim followed up afterwards to do some minor touch-ups. We were very satisfied with the quality of workmanship and I have received many favorable comments regarding the aesthetic as well as functional value of the chair rails and corkboard rails. I would certainly recommend Mr. Fox for any type of job such as this.

Sincerely, (name removed for customer privacy)

December 9, 2002

Dear Prospective Customer,

It was an absolute pleasure working with Jim Foxx and his company Deck – It – Out, on the construction of our 30 x 30 garage. Jim took the extra time to find out how we planned to use our garage and designed a garage to meet all of our requirements. Jim used the best building materials and exceeded local code requirements to ensure the quality, durability, and the nice appearance of our garage. The construction phase of the project was managed very professionally. Jim started on time, kept the project moving forward and always ensured that the job site was clean and safe. When the construction was completed, Jim delivered a garage that was absolutely complete and ready to use. All we needed to do was drive in. in fact; we were so pleased with our garage and comfortable working with Jim, that we subsequently hired him to finish our basement.

We felt like Jim was the only contractor that we contracted who was really concerned about what we wanted and took the extra time and extended the extra effort to create a high quality, good looking final product that would exceed all of our expectations.

Sincerely, (name removed for customer privacy)

March 7, 2004

To Whom It May Concern:

After looking at a myriad of proposals to build our garage, at 912 William Street, Racine, WI we selected Deck It Out as our builder. This was done for multiple reasons:

  • Quality of the materials selected for the project.
  • Reputation of the builder.
  • Timetable agreed upon by the builder and owner.

Jim Fox of Deck It Out provided us a well thought out proposal, a reasonable timetable for completion and expert follow through on our progress. My wife and I never had any doubt about the integrity of the builder and it only was during the progress of the building that we realized the concern and well thought through progress of Jim Fox for our overall satisfaction. The materials and construction were first rate and his concern for our satisfaction was extraordinary. You may find cheaper but you will not find the quality that enhances every Deck It Out project. He is worth the price because what price do you put on quality and assurances that you have built the project right the first time and will not have to look back and ask yourself, “why did I try to cut corners?”

We highly recommend Deck It Out, Jim Fox as the builder for your building needs.

Sincerely, (name removed for customer privacy)

October 1, 2002
To Whom It May Concern;

My wife and I are writing to thank Jim Fox and to serve as references for a job well done. During the construction of our 30 foot by 30 foot garage, Jim was professional, punctual and kind. He maintained a good working relationship with the subcontractors, the lumberyard and the inspectors, as well as with us. The job ran smooth, on time, and within our budgeted amount. His input into the design, window placement and color choices of the building was very helpful. Not only did Jim’s patient personality make him easy to work with, the quality of the job was superb as well and we would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for quality work from a really nice guy!

Sincerely, (name removed for customer privacy)

October 28, 2002

I want you to know how pleased I am with the outstanding job you did in building my new garage. The construction was superior in that you used quality materials and quality craftsmanship at a very reasonable cost.

I highly recommend Jim Fox for any construction job. I would like to compliment Jim for such excellent quality work and for meeting my needs in what I was looking for in my garage. I now have e a strong and durable garage that will last for many, many years to come.

I will be telling my family and friends about you and what you can offer so they too can enjoy your work. Thanks again!

Sincerely, (name removed for customer privacy)

January 6, 2003

To Whom It May Concern:

Subject: referral of Jim Fox for Remodeling

The work that Jim has done in my family’s basement has far exceeded my expectations. When I first contacted Jim I had envisioned a specific layout of rooms that I thought at the time was the best utilization of the basement space. After Jim and I discussed how my family wanted to use the space Jim had numerous suggestions that enhanced both the functionality and aesthetics of the space. Jim highlighted up front areas where costs could be saved and after we agreed on the project details, he was very true to his cost estimate. Changes to the project were openly discussed along the way and Jim was sure to clear all changes before he proceeded.

In summary, I highly recommend Jim Fox for any remodeling project. His vision attention to detail and quality of craftsmanship are phenomenal. If you would like to discusses Jim’s word or see the results of this work in my family’s’ basement please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely, (name removed for customer privacy)

March 12, 1997

To whom it may concern:

Jim Fox was contracted by us to finish two rooms in the lower level of our house. Jim designed a family room consisting of a billiards area and a sitting area which included a 13-foot entertainment center also of his own design. His solution to our particularly challenging ceiling was an excellent one.

We are extremely pleased with the quality of Jim’s workmanship and his meticulous attention to detail. He has excellent design capabilities and does all his own mill work such as the fluted columns in our entertainment center and ceiling crown moldings.

Jim is a very reliable person – someone we could depend on to communicate with us and honor time commitments to the best of his ability. He offered valuable advice in helping us stay within our budget for this project.

We are proud of the professional job that Jim has done and know that we have added excellent value to our home. We take pleasure in recommending him highly.

Sincerely, (name removed for customer privacy)

November, 2007

To Whom It May Concern:

We have had the pleasure of knowing Jim Fox for the past year. He came highly recommended to us for the project we had in mind.

Jim has a gift for converting ordinary spaces into extraordinary areas of enjoyment and utility. He transformed our 900 square foot basement area into a WOW suite that contains a Living Room, Kitchen Galley, Bar Area and Game Room. You know that you are in the lower level of our house but your senses tell you that you have entered into a beautiful extension of our home.

We take this opportunity to highly recommend Jim Fox. We are confident that Jim will meet and exceed our expectations. His drive, creativity, construction abilities and craftsmanship will compliment and surpass your visions and expected results.

Sincerely, (name removed for customer privacy)

March 30, 2001

RE: Basement Remodeling

Dear Jim,

We wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the work you did remodeling our basement. The job you did far exceeded what we had expected. We appreciated all your ideas when we were in the planning stage and your ability to vision the outcome, when we unable to.

Your professionalism, craftsmanship, and ideas were refreshing and unique. We are extremely pleases with the outcome and completely satisfied with the job well done. Please use us as a testimonial and reference for your future clients!


Sincerely, (name removed for customer privacy)

August 7, 2006

Dear Jim,

We just can’t thank you enough for the terrific job you did removing our old garage, then replacing it with a beautiful new one!

There was no doubt you were the right choice from our first phone call to request an estimate, to the last sweep of your broom. You listened to our ideas, suggested many more ideas, and the result just couldn’t have been better. You spoke of you quality in craftsmanship, materials and the pride you take in each project at our first meeting. Sure, everybody says that, but you made it show every day you were here. No one has ever completed a job for us as well as you did!

Don’t forget your promise to visit when you on this side of town. Stop in, we’ll enjoy a Coke, and catch up. It’s so nice to have a talented new friend.

Sincerely, (name removed for customer privacy)

December 4, 2008

Letter of Reference for Jim Fox – Deck It Out Builders

To Whom It May Concern:

On July 31, 2008, I suffered a loss at my residence due to a fire. My garage and all of its contents was completely destroyed. .After speaking with various contractors, I felt confident Jim was the best choice. Jim was very professional, knowledgeable and assertive with his work. I felt very comfortable with his opinion regarding product – style, color and design.

I recommend Deck It Out Builders without any reserve.

Thanks, Jim for everything!


Sincerely, (name removed for customer privacy)