Why Choose O’keefe Built?

Boulder’s Premier Deck Builder

Experience the difference in working with Local Deck Experts

O’Keefe Built is a local, independent business servicing Colorado’s Front Range. Founded by Pat O’Keefe, it is our goal to offer high-quality craftsmanship with honest and transparent communication. Pat started professionally building stunning and functional outdoors spaces in 2010. In 2016 O’Keefe Built was founded and has been designing outdoor spaces in Boulder, Colorado, ever since. Because we stay local, each team member has a deep knowledge of local codes and construction practices best suited for the Colorado climate.

Our contractors have a great sense of humor, are easygoing, and are always willing to go the extra mile for you. We believe in creating an enjoyable experience during construction and work hard to ensure you are delighted with our work. We strive to deliver the best design and construction experience possible and understand that each project is more than just a deck; it’s an extension of your home and an investment in your family’s future.

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Boulder’s Premier Deck Builder

Experience the difference in working with Local Deck Experts

O’Keefe Built is a local, independent business servicing Colorado’s Front Range. Founded by Pat O’Keefe, it is our goal to offer high-quality craftsmanship with honest and transparent communication. Pat started professionally building stunning and functional outdoors spaces in 2010. In 2016 O’Keefe Built was founded and has been designing outdoor spaces in Boulder, Colorado, ever since. Because we stay local, each team member has a deep knowledge of local codes and construction practices best suited for the Colorado climate.

Our contractors have a great sense of humor, are easygoing, and are always willing to go the extra mile for you. We believe in creating an enjoyable experience during construction and work hard to ensure you are delighted with our work. We strive to deliver the best design and construction experience possible and understand that each project is more than just a deck; it’s an extension of your home and an investment in your family’s future.

We are excited to have the opportunity to help you create the lifestyle you’ve always wanted for your family.

MEET THE O’KEEFE BUILT TEAM

PAT O'KEEFE

Owner
Pat believes in the importance of transparent communication. He talks to clients about their individual expectations for their outdoor space and ensures that every project has beautiful, secure construction throughout. If you have any questions, he’s more than happy to share his knowledge and help you feel confident in your vision.

CHAD GUDMONSON

Project Manager
Chad has been working in the construction industry for over 25 years; the last 3 of them with O’Keefe Built. He takes pride in being a great communicator and will strike up a conversation with just about anyone. When asked about his favorite part of his job, he says “I really like the reactions from the clients when they see the final product for the first time. It’s gratifying.” On his days off, Chad enjoys fly fishing and going to concerts.

DEREK LEMMON

Operations Manager
Derek has been with O’Keefe Built for almost 2 years. Before joining our team, he worked in Solar for five years and before that ran a non-profit that aimed to educate and connect the youth to construction apprenticeship opportunities. When asked about working for OB, he says “What I like most about the job is the clientele. It’s fun to work with clients who are genuinely excited about a project that will enhance their well-being and connect them with nature.”

Chuck Garton

Designer
Before coming to O’Keefe Built a little over a year ago, Chuck was a Licensed General Contractor with 20 years of experience in Architectural Design. Chuck is highly skilled at creating incredible 3D renderings which get our clients excited about their outdoor construction projects. His favorite thing about working for OB? “Great people to work with. Really. The atmosphere here is very low stress yet quite professional.”

KARCY LAWSON

Office Manager | Social Media Manager | Client Satisfaction Manager

Karcy has a background in accounting and photography, and she loves using her customer service skills to ensure that each of our clients is happy with their experience. Her favorite thing about working for OB is “The people! We have cultivated such an awesome culture here at O’Keefe Built. These guys are like my family, and we all work really well together. Pair that with our amazing customer base, and this is just the best place to be.”

WHY CHOOSE O’KEEFE BUILT?

Best-in-Class Materials

Our decks are built exceptionally well, beginning with the frame. To guarantee the highest-quality foundation possible, we use pressure-treated LVL or steel framing supports, Vycor deck protector, and time-tested construction carpentry practices that guarantee a sturdy deck that is safe and sound for twice the lifespan of regular pressure-treated wood. You can see our attention to detail in how we build our joists 12 inches on center, instead of the industry standard 16 inches. We also include picture frame edges to give every deck a finished aesthetic. In addition to top-notch framing, we use superior-grade materials for our decking, railings, and accessories. Our low-maintenance composite decking outlasts Colorado weather year after year and is always from industry-leading manufacturers like TimberTech, Deckorators, and Trex. We offer a variety of colors and board styles so that you can always find the perfect look for your individual style.

Local Expertise

At O’Keefe Built, we understand that any construction project’s success depends on the expertise and quality of the tradespeople involved. That’s why we’ve partnered with local experts in plumbing, masonry, electrical, and other areas to ensure that your project is completed with the highest level of craftsmanship and quality. This allows us to provide clients that require custom specialty work, such as plumbing redesigns and custom stone materials, with the best possible outcome for their outdoor living space.

Expert Design

We understand that your deck is an extension of your home and should reflect your style and personality. That’s why we go above and beyond to create a custom design that perfectly fits your needs and complements your home’s architecture. Our expert deck designers will help you select the right materials, design the layout, and create something truly special based on your lifestyle goals. And with the help of our cutting-edge technology, you can even visualize your project before we build it. We are committed to ensuring that you are 100% satisfied with your outdoor living space, and our team will guide you throughout the entire design process to provide an easy ride from start to finish. Making your dreams a reality should be fun and exciting, after all!

Professional Team

Our designers, carpenters, and contractors are fully trained and certified in the industry and will ensure your deck is installed correctly and safely. We also stand behind our work and offer a two-year labor warranty on all deck installations. The deck builders on our team focus on quality over speed and reliable workmanship over hasty shortcuts. We’re people like you with families and dreams, so we understand why quality and safety come first. Not only will our team treat your family and home like our own, but we will also work hard to ensure that you are delighted with your new outdoor living space. We want you to be proud of your new deck and proud of your decision to choose O’Keefe Built.
Outdoor Kitchen and Wooden pergola with fan

THE O’KEEFE BUILT ONCE-A-WEEK PROMISE

As a company, we make a guarantee to our customers through the O’Keefe Built Once-a-Week Promise. This promise ensures that we keep our clients informed throughout the construction process by reaching out to them every Friday as soon as preproduction begins. As a result, our clients always know what to expect and have peace of mind that their project is on track. Additionally, we include a 2-year warranty on our labor, meaning that we will take care of any issues arising within that period at no additional cost. We take our commitment to your satisfaction seriously, and we are proud to guarantee that you will be delighted with your new outdoor living space.

 

JOIN OUR TEAM AND LOVE WHAT YOU DO EVERY DAY

We’re always looking for professional carpenters and contractors to join our crew. If you love creating high-quality decks and making a positive impact in your community, we’d love to hear from you. We’re an ethical company that thrives in creating masterpieces, not shortcuts, and we offer flexibility, PTO, and above-average pay.