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First State Building & Design
First State Building & Design

Before you begin building a new deck or outdoor living space, there are a number of things to consider. Joe Salvatore, president of First State Building & Design (FSBD), says the most important step you can make is choosing an experienced company with a strong portfolio, superior reputation and experience in design. The right firm will create a seamless experience from start to finish.   

Salvatore knows how important it is to ask friends and family for recommendations before any work begins. “Do your research now,” he says. “A reputable company has a local presence, strong referral list and a team of experienced designers and installers. This prevents the biggest issues homeowners run into, such as overextended budgets, delayed projects and poorly built decks.” 

The FSBD team has more than 95 years of combined experience in building custom decks, gazebos, pergolas, pools, fire pits and outdoor kitchens. They understand that each project is unique, which is why they offer a tailored approach for every stage of design and construction.

After so many years in business, Salvatore also knows which building materials to trust. “Our experience has shown that working with superior materials reduces the possibilities of quality issues down the road. Azek and TimberTech composite decking is one of the most popular choices today,” he says. FSBD also works with the industry leaders in hardscaping materials, including EP Henry, Brickform, Techo-Bloc and QuarryCut. advertisement

The FSBD full-service approach means all projects are done in-house, and includes 3D renderings, structural drawings, design areas and product recommendations. Once designs are complete, they are flexible in working with customers by value engineering the project to make the most of their space and investment level.

“We keep our customers informed throughout the process. This includes every stage of the project, from the building permit being issued to materials being delivered, crews working on-site to the final inspection,” says Salvatore.

Homeowners can count on FSBD’s reputation as a family-owned company known for creating and building custom decks, gazebos, patios,  pools, sunrooms and outdoor living spaces throughout Pennsylvania and Delaware. “From the initial consultation to the final walkthrough, our team members create a seamless client experience and a finished project that our customers will enjoy for years to come,” says Salvatore.

GIVING BACK
As much as FSBD loves to make homeowners happy, nothing compares to their ability to make a difference in the lives of children. A cause  particularly close to their hearts is Motorcycle Santa, an annual donation drive for toys, gift cards, household items and funds for children undergoing treatment at local hospitals. After months of collecting donations from among the community, Motorcycle Santa leads a parade with elves and holiday characters. Together, they deliver gifts to patients and their families at A.I. duPont Children’s Hospital and The Ronald McDonald House of Delaware.

To learn more or donate to the event, visit MotorcycleSanta.org.

First State Building & Design
Wilmington, Del. | (302) 803-5082 | FSBD.co

Published (and copyrighted) in House & Home, Volume 19, Issue 4 (October 2018). 
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