While studying Civil Engineering at Rowan University, starting my own company was never considered. That was until my summer job in 2004, when I realized my passion working with a local construction company, specializing in deck building. I have always taken satisfaction in a job well done. To me, there is no greater feeling then stepping back when a job is complete and admiring what I have accomplished. This is the reason I love building decks.
During that first summer I was earning my stripes as the kid getting coffee, running to the truck for tools and cleaning the job site. By 2006 I was a sales representative for the company and building the projects I sold. From digging holes to dealing with regional material reps, I was able to experience every facet of deck building. Since 2004 I have designed and built award winning custom decks and have assisted with hundreds of deck projects from concept to completion. Almost every project has been built alongside Scott, and in 2008 we established J&S Decks together.
Away from deck building, My wife and I welcomed a baby girl in January of 2020, what a challenge! I am an avid sports fan and participant, particularly with golf, and am completely addicted to the challenges the game presents.
When not in the field building decks, I’m spending my nights and weekends as a professional musician or as a cyclist. I like to think of myself as a fairly accomplished drummer, playing in some of New Jersey’s top bands, and I ride over 5,000 miles a year. I also enjoy restoring and customizing drum sets for other musicians in the tri-state area. Whether building decks, playing drums, restoring drum kits or tuning the bike, precision and craftsmanship are of the utmost importance to me. Unlike other trades, deck building allows my attention to detail and carpentry skill to shine with each project J&S Decks builds.