Based in Waterford, Michigan

Quality work. Quality folks. No surprises.

We may be new on the block. But we have nearly 20 years of experience in all facets of finished carpentry. We specialize in custom built Trex composite decks and other alternative decking and railing products. We have the knowledge and expertise to handle any job we are hired for and have a keen eye for detail.


Once a contract is signed, we handle everything from there and keep you informed through the process. Our service area covers Oxford, Lake Orion, Rochester, West Bloomfield, Novi, in fact all of Southeast Michigan and beyond! Hire us to make your dream a reality and do what we do best:  deliver high quality work at a fair price.

Creative Decks and Finished Carpentry, LLC will craft you something that you love.

Easily. Simply. And with no surprises.


There's no team like a husband and wife.

Ever since he was a kid, Steven Mayville loved to make things out of wood. As he got older, and his fun projects got bigger and more complex, he realized this was what we wanted his future to be. He started out on crews remodeling homes, eventually leading these renovations. In 2002, he began building decks and rose to the position of crew leader in his company. As time went on, Steven began to see how the red tape of the industry could be cut and developed ideas on how to provide a better product and experience to clients. Ruby Mayville knew that with her husband's expertise and her twenty plus years of management experience and proven track record in high pressure environments, they could not only build many beautiful structures for the people of Southeast Michigan but build a business to help their family thrive. Creative Decks and Finished Carpentry, LLC was formed in 2018 and like the high quality work it delivers, it is built to last. From decks and fences to repairs and home renovation, CDFC knows how to get the job done.

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Ruby Mayville of Creative Decks and Finished Carpentry, LLC



Steven Mayville of Creative Decks and Finished Carpentry, LLC



"Hi there, my name is Ruby Mayville.  I live in Waterford, Michigan with my husband, Steven, and our two children. I was born and raised in Lake Orion, Michigan and hold a Bachelors degree from Wayne State University. I have 24 years of management experience and the last 17 of those were with North Oakland Residential Services. When I’m not working, I like volunteering in our community and serving as den leader for my son’s cub scout pack.  I also enjoy working with people with intellectual disabilities.  I like music (love playing the piano and singing) and enjoy hiking, fishing, and redecorating.  I would love the opportunity to work with you on your home renovation."

"Hello, I’m Steven Mayville. I grew up in a small town in northern Michigan called Lewiston and now I live in Waterford with my wife, Ruby, and my two kids.  I have over 16 years of experience in all facets of finished carpentry.  I have remodeled rooms, finished basements, built furniture, trellises, gazebos, decks and interior crown molding. Also, I love spending time outdoors: fishing, hunting, boating, camping and hiking. I like classic country music. Oh, and I like wood working.  I have a keen eye for detail.  I take pride in my work. And I would love the opportunity to make your dream become a reality."

We are proud to be a designated Trex Pro Installer.

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Trex is regarded throughout the industry as the gold-standard in high quality materials. They reserve their pro installer status for those builders who have demonstrated expertise in the construction and design in projects both intricate and intimate. Another factor in achieving this is a history of positive feedback from our clients.

Learn more about the high standards we meet.


We like to build.

Take a look at what we can make.

We have experience building all sorts of things. And we love a new challenge.

Learn more about what we offer and check out some of our work below.

A step by step breakdown of working with Creative Decks and Finished Carpentry, LLC

What is it like to work with us?

Creative Decks and Finished Carpentry, LLC takes pride in being as accessible as possible. It is our guarantee that you will feel integral to the process, while avoiding any headaches.

We set up a free in-person consultation at your home to assess your needs for the project. We will discuss plans for it's design and execution.

When you sign off on our final building plans we will procure all necessary materials and begin the process of delivering your dream project. You will be consulted and informed throughout.

The length of the process will vary based on the scale of your project. Only after we put the final touches on the work will payment be due. 

Enjoy your hand crafted structure or renovation! And maybe you'll refer us to a friend or two!

Hear from our clients.

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We are so impressed with Steven and his work.

Not only did he work hard, he was extremely communicative, punctual and professional. We can’t stop bragging about our deck and how much we love it! He was wonderful about explaining the process, working with us about our association, and kept us posted on any issues. He truly delivered and we are more than happy. We will continue to recommend him to our friends and family!

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Amazing work! I highly recommend Steve and his crew. Our decks were left in poor condition by another contractor, he left it in unsafe. We called Creative Decks in the hopes of getting things fixed and usable again. Creative Decks went above and beyond, from start, to finish everything was above par and exceeded all my expectations. I have to point out that Steve's attention to detail is what makes his work such a success! Again, I highly recommend this company.

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Once we deliver our quote and settle on a budget, we sign the contract, receive a deposit, obtain a plot plan or mortgage survey, and apply for any necessary permits.

We provide discounts to both First Responders and Veterans.

At it's core, our process can be broken down into five steps.

We are proud to use Trex products.

Trex is the world’s #1 decking brand and the inventor of wood-alternative composite decking. With Trex, you never have to sand, stain or paint your deck to maintain it, just clean it with soap and water. It can withstand the sun, sleet, and snow and will not rot, warp, or fade. Made of 95% recycled materials.

Check out the Trex catalogue below!

We want you to picture yourself in a sun hat or ball cap, lemonade in hand, surveying your kingdom from your brand new deck. Let us extend your home and your comfort to the outdoors.


This multi-faceted space is perfect for some grilling, some yoga, letting the kids play or just cracking open a cold one. And with Trex materials eliminating the need for any upkeep, this space will be frozen in time and ready to use whenever you want for years to come.


What design do you have in mind? Click to see an outline.

Rectangle Deck

Overlook Deck

Beveled Edge Deck

A custom build

What color wood do you want to use? Trex offers so many.

Take a look at the options.

And what texture should it have? Lots of options there too.

Scroll over the boxes to learn more.


Nothing will make your house feel like a home more than a fence (white picket is optional). We will create a picturesque frame around your space with detail and care.


Our ramps are up to code with the specifications outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act. And our eye for design and detail will ensure it compliments your home.


Enter your yard or garden in style. You can adorn your trellis with flowers or plants. Or you can highlight intricate molding in the wood. However you dress it up, a trellis will make people take



Everything could use a little TLC. You can trust us to maintain the integrity of your room or structure while giving it new life.


Sitting in the shade is one of of life's simple pleasures. Imagine sitting in your very own gazebo on a hot summer day. Take a rest and take in the view.


Do you look at your kitchen and wish you could shake it away  like an Etch-A-Sketch? Or maybe you just have a couple changes in mind. We'll bring your vision to life and keep it easy on your nerves.

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Getting a new deck or renovating your home can be a big project. We totally get that. So we want you to feel comfortable to ask us any questions you have. Use the form below to send us an e-mail or send it directly to 

If a phone call is more your speed, you can find us at 248.891.8759. 


And if you're ready to get a 100% free quote, click here.

Thank you very much.

Thanks! We'll be in touch soon.

This is a deck and staircase built by Creative Decks and Finished Carpentry, LLC.