Frequently Asked Questions

Artisan Outdoor Craftsman answers questions about their services, materials, and process.

We build amazing outdoor living spaces consisting of decks, porches, custom decks design, wood decks, pergolas, arbors, and so much more! Basically, if you want it, we can make it happen.

Artisan Outdoor Craftsman is headquartered in Fishers, Ind., and we serve Indianapolis, Carmel, Geist, McCordsville, Noblesville, Pendleton, Westfield, Zionsville, and surrounding communities. Contact us to see if we serve your city.

When you trust Artisan Outdoor Craftsman to make your dream a reality, you can be confident knowing we deliver quality service. But, if anything should happen, rest assured we are licensed, insured, and bonded to protect you and your home.
Depending on the location, you might need to obtain permits to build your new custom deck. We can help with this task, but it’s still important to research local regulations yourself.

Yes, we partner with Hearth. We find that most of our customers have the money for what they need and Hearth helps them to get everything they want. Learn more about our financing options.

We appreciate you considering Artisan Outdoor Craftsman, and we look forward to providing you an estimate. Please complete our form.

We guarantee our work, and the manufacturers we work with, Dynamic Cooking Systems, Trex, and Trex Outdoor Kitchens, provide warranties for their products and materials.

More and more homeowners are realizing that composite decks are a great alternative to traditional wood decks because they offer several benefits. Composite decks are low-maintenance, environmentally friendly, and extremely durable.

Artisan Outdoor Craftsman offers a range of materials for custom deck construction, including wood and composite decking materials. Traditional wood decks are for people who prefer the classic look and feel of wood. Those choosing composite decks like their durability and low maintenance.

Outdoor kitchens provide families flexibility when it comes to entertaining and dining outdoors: You no longer have to limit the menu to steaks, burgers, brats, and dogs. And, you don’t have to cook your side dishes indoors while the main dish cooks on the grill outdoors.

Choosing the right type of wood for your custom deck is important. There are several factors to consider, like how it will be used, what type of climate it will be in, how much rain your area gets, and what kinds of insects are prevalent where you are. Popular choices are western red cedar and pressure-treated wood.

An outdoor pavilion is a sort of shelter that sits atop your patio or even your deck. It can be multi-leveled and may even contain an outdoor kitchen. The point of a pavilion is to provide shade, create continuity between indoor and outdoor living spaces, and, of course, bring your family together in one place. Learn more about how we can help build you outdoor pavilion here:

A well-designed porch can add value to your home and make it more enjoyable. But designing and building a porch is not a simple task. There are many factors to consider, including the size, shape, style of the porch, what kind of railings, as well as the materials used to build each component. At Artisan Outdoor Craftsman, we make this process easy for you.

Improving the comfort and style of your outdoor living spaces can be challenging without the right information. With so many deck and porch design options to choose from, you may wonder which ones are best for you. Many homeowners invest in curved decking designs to create beautiful, functional backyard spaces.

Many homeowners ask this question as they watch their old, unsafe, and unsightly wooden decks worsen in quality and appearance. We recommend switching to high-quality and durable composite deck boards for long-term benefits and improved safety.

Yes, fire pits and fireplaces can be incorporated into outdoor living spaces to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere. These features can be customized to fit the overall design and aesthetic of the outdoor living space, adding both functionality and visual appeal.
When you are ready to have a custom-designed deck built at your home, you can expect the design and estimating process to take 2 to 4 weeks. As for the building process, if you are looking to start a deck during the peak construction season, then you can expect a 12- to 16-week lead time in most cases in Central Indiana. When deck construction begins, it can take one to three weeks, depending upon the size and scope. Also, it can take longer if you have an under-deck system. If your project calls for a pool house or a pavilion, then it can take 4 to 8 weeks.

Every home is different, with different terrain challenges. Because each project is different, it is hard to come up with a ballpark price for a deck project. Where you live will affect how much you pay for a deck. While most deck contractors do not create estimates based on square footage, a deck can cost between $50 to $90 square foot.