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Rick's Custom Fencing & Decking Inc

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Phone: (503) 640-5434 Fax: (503) 648-6397 4543 SE TV Hwy, Hillsboro, OR 97123 View Additional Email Addresses

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This company offers cedar and composite decking, as well as, cedar, vinyl, chain link, and ornamental aluminum fencing. We also offer complete and partial installation and materials packages for the do it yourselfer.

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Reason for Rating

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Factors that raised the rating for Rick's Custom Fencing & Decking Inc include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size
  • Response to 4 complaint(s) filed against business
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

4 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 2 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 4
Total Closed Complaints 4

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

1 Customer Review on Rick's Custom Fencing & Decking Inc
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 1
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 1

Additional Information

BBB file opened: April 01, 1985 Business started: 06/01/1980 in OR Business started locally: 06/01/1980 Business incorporated 04/29/1985 in OR
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

This business is in an industry that may require professional licensing, bonding or registration. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

These agencies may include:

Oregon Construction Contractors Board
700 Summer St NE Ste 300, Salem OR 97301
Phone Number: (503) 378-4621

Oregon Secretary of State Corporations Division
255 Capitol St NE Ste 151, Salem OR 97310
Phone Number: (503) 986-2200

Washington Secretary of State Corporations Division
801 Capitol Way S, Olympia WA 98504
Phone Number: (360) 725-0377

Washington Department of Labor & Industries
7273 Linderson Way SW, Tumwater WA 98501
Phone Number: (800) 647-0982

Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. Rick Stanley, President Mr. Stu Bailey, Store Manager Mr. Ben Fitzgerald, Manager Mr. Dave Harkins, Corporate Administrator Mr. Nick Marshall, General Manager Mr. Tom Marshall, Store Manager Mr. C T Warren, Store Manager
Contact Information
Customer Contact: Mr. Nick Marshall, General Manager
Principal: Mr. Rick Stanley, President
Business Category

Fence Contractors All Other Specialty Trade Contractors (NAICS: 238990)

Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Summary

Rick's Custom Fencing & Decking Inc has received 0 out of 5 stars based on 0 Customer Reviews and a BBB Rating of A+.

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

Additional Locations

  • 11516 NE 66th St

    Vancouver, WA 98662

  • 20132 SE Stark St

    Portland/Gresham, OR 97233

  • 4543 SE TV Hwy

    Hillsboro, OR 97123

  • 4543 SE TV Hwy Ste A

    Hillsboro, OR 97123 (503) 669-0795 (360) 253-3792 (503) 463-8331

  • 8755 Portland Rd NE

    Salem, OR 97305


    9120 W Clearwater Ave

    Kennewick, WA 99336 (503) 640-5434


BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

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Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

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BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Complaint Detail(s)

1/13/2016 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: We had our decks on our condominiums removed and redone. The work has had many issues, from not finishing, sloping and workmanship. Items needing attention: 1. Slope away from building 2. Flashing along decks 3. Flashing where decks meet the building 4. Waterproof sliding glass doors 5. Wall transitions - flash and seal 6. Repair deck coating where applied incorrectly 7. Re-enforce joints to manufacture specifications 8. Over-cuts into posts corrected 9. Replace split posts 10. Waterproof untreated areas 11. Waterproof guard rails 12. We paid extra for repair of rotting siding - not done 13 Remove gaps under decks to building

Desired Settlement: For Ricks to correct the deficiencies or refund out money.

Business Response:

I have Contacted Mr. ***** with ******** *****, and have forwarded forwarded him emails between myself and their attorney *** ***** ****** The emails document that Rick's Custom Fencing and Decking has been anxious to schedule and fix the issues with their project dating back to a meeting with Ms. B****, the owner of ******** *****, and their "Building Solutions" experts CERTA in August of 2015. 


The delay on this project is completely on ******** *****. Rick's Custom Fencing and Decking remains anxious to fix any of the issues we were originally contracted for.


If the BBB would like to see the email documenting this I will be glad to provide them. At this time I ask that the BBB closes this claim in favor of Rick's Fencing and Decking.




Nick R. M*******




10/16/2015 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: 4/30-5/1/2015-Fence was installed 6/25-Pictures taken of top rail bowing up and fence bowing. Some point shortly after this, notified Ricks fence of problems. 7/09-Rick from Ricks fence called to set up when to fix problems, we were out of the country. 7/13-Rick called again, returned his call and set up time to get problems fixed. 7/29-top rails were fixed. Informed the workers on site that the fence gates were obviously bowed. They agreed and they "fixed the gates" at that time. Sometime after this, the gates bowed again, spoke with Ben on the phone and he instructed his workers to use metal brackets in the corners to help the gates from bowing. They came out, redid the gates, I assume using the same wood. The gates immediately bowed, and then only worsened, and so much so that the Cocker Spaniel dog was able to escape through the back gate and run away. (dog since has been found, no injury was done to dog.) ~9/4-Called Ben and he came out to meet me at my house to discuss options. It was decided they would fab new gates and install them as soon as they were available(states it would take around 2 weeks to make new gates, and he would supervise the job). 9/18-New metal gates were installed, I was working until 12am, saw the gates at midnight, pictures taken. 9/21-Emailed Ben pictures of the gates; posts with holes, brackets protruding from the back of posts, back gate not locking shut. 9/23-worker from company called stating he had time that afternoon to come fix the gates, for me to call him back. I was at work, could not call back. He never came to the house. 9/29-Call from Ben stating he would send his "Crew Manager" Pat to the house on 9/30 (Ben would not be there) 9/30/15-Call from Pat (at 350pm) stating he was unable to come to the house, would be there the next day between 1-2pm. 10/1-Nobody came to the house or called. 10/6-While leaving for work, middle gate slipped off of post, slicing small cut in work pants. Email with pics sent to Ben.

Desired Settlement: I emailed Ben the pictures of the gate today. He offered to pay for the pants, I could care less about reimbursement for pants. I want the gates fixed. I want the posts that attach to the gates to be replaced with new posts, not posts that have existing burr holes. I want the back gate to close and secure without pushing open. I want all of the gates to remain on track without falling apart due to normal wear. A part of me feels that I should request monetary reimbursement for the amount of time I have spent dealing with this mess for over 5 months. Not to mention the stress of having my dog escape three times due to their faulty gates, and the cattle dog having to be confined to a kennel for hours each day they never showed up. Is there a monetary value to the stress and irritation I have? Probably not. I just want it fixed by the end of the week. Deadlines set and met, and an end product that is worthy of the $5,000 I paid for back in May.

Business Response: From what I understand we built this a wood framed fence and gate which is what she purchased. The wood frame on the gate warped as wood sometimes will. This warping was aggravated by our unusually warm dry weather. At no charge to the customer we have replaced the gates with metal frame gates that should eliminate any future potential problems. There was a delay in getting this done properly and for that I apologize. It is my understanding that all is currently well with this customers fence and gates. If there are any issues with the fence or gate, I will be personally happy to come meet the customer and supervise any needed additional adjustments. If the customer would like me to reimburse her for her damaged pants, I will be happy to do so. 


Nick *. M*******
General Mananager Rick's Custom Fencing and Decking
************ *** ***

Consumer Response:
Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me. This being said, I find it disturbing that the company continues to use an "unusually hot summer" as means to justify the poor craftsmanship of the fence. I am from mid America where summer temps are much higher and I have never had these kinds of issues. If it is truly the lumber that's an issue, perhaps the quality of the wood they use is poor? Three months of 90 degree sunny weather shouldn't wreck wood. If it did, nobody would ever have a wood fence. Furthermore, if that were the case, why did the top rails stop curling when they came and screwed them down instead of nailing them? I would definitely say the gates are finally fixed (for now, I'm cautiously optimistic) but I am disappointed that the company will still not take ownership that perhaps it was poor craftsmanship and/or product quality. 


***** *******

10/7/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: Had a wooden deck removed and replaced with PVC and vinyl handrails. The deck was not installed correctly, one small issue with the handrails and debris with nails left all over, much of it was left under the new deck to attract carpenter ants. The customer service was non existent until I got really upset with them. I feel I was taken advantage of because I am a 71 year old widow.

Desired Settlement: I would like to get the deck installed correctly and the debris removed. I have already paid them in full $36,373.73. I also believe that I should be compensated for the extra time, frustration and emotional and physical stress they have caused a senior citizen.

Business Response: Initial Business Response /* (1000, 5, 2014/08/21) */ I have met Mrs. ***** and gone over her project with her. Regrettably she is correct. We missed the mark both in workmanship and customer service. Mrs. ***** is a very nice and understanding lady. She is happy with the product and ****'s has her scheduled to have her deck fixed the first week of next month (September). Mrs. *****'s patience and understanding is greatly appreciated. ****'s Custom Fencing and Decking is committed to making all of our customers happy. In addition to fixing Mrs. *****'s deck, we will be doing a few extra home improvement projects for her at no charge. We will be fixing a bit of siding and wrapping a few cover posts. Thank you, **** ******** Initial Consumer Rebuttal /* (3000, 8, 2014/08/27) */ (The consumer indicated he/she DID NOT accept the response from the business.) Rick's Fencing and Decking started my deck project, in the afternoon, August 4,2014. They told me it would be completed in four to seven days. It took seven days. I have clearly been taken advantage of because I am a senior citizen. They did a deplorable, incompetent and horrible installation. I have paid them in full $36,373.73 and they offer me menial home improvements at no extra charge? Those should have been included if the job had been done correctly. Their brochure states "Our highly trained and experienced staff". After they so badly botched my deck project they wanted to bring back the same person, that did the untrained,unexperienced work to train him how to do it correctly. I am not running a training school for Rick's. So I told them that was unacceptable. They agreed, but with the customer No Service I have received it concerns me that I must endure more time and stress with this incompetent company. Final Consumer Response /* (4200, 12, 2014/09/12) */ (The consumer indicated he/she DID NOT accept the response from the business.) The person they sent, to completely tear off the deplorable first deck, was very professional and was the only person that delivered good customer service. The General Manager needs help with both professionalism and customer service. I signed a contract and was told it would take four to seven days and I paid over $36,000 dollars. It took thirty-four days and I had to adjust my life to their schedule for 34 days. I sincerely feel that they owe me a refund of $6000 for not doing what they promised and the General Manager acted like it was not a big deal. It was a really big ordeal for me and caused undue emotional and physical stress and time. it took 27 days longer than they promised and I think I should be compensated since they did not deliver what I paid and signed up for. Final Business Response /* (4000, 16, 2014/09/22) */ I request that the BBB close this case as resolved satisfactorily. Mrs. ***** purchased a deck on July 8th 2014. At that time she was informed that our schedule was booked out about 4 weeks and we would be starting her project on August 4th and that the deck would take about 4 to 7 business days. On August 12th her deck was completed and Mrs. ***** signed a form stating she was happy with her deck and she paid her balance due on the project. Subsequently she contacted me as she had found a few issues with her deck. Some of the issues were legitimate problems with our workmanship and some of the issues were the result of her purchasing a "re-surfacing" of her old deck framing rather than a completely new deck. Rick's did not frame her deck, we replaced the old cedar decking that required maintenance and her wood handrail with new PVC decking and railing. Nevertheless, I met her the following Monday morning. At that time she was given the option of having her deck issues fixed by our Vancouver Crew Manager who could have started work on fixing her deck that day or to wait 2 weeks and have our a crew from our corporate office in Hillsboro fix her deck starting on September 2nd. She chose to wait for September 2nd. Since September 2nd I believe we have gone above and beyond what we were contracted to do for her in a sincere attempt to make her a happy customer. We have fixed the mistakes we made during her initial installation in addition to doing several items beyond the scope of our original contract. I would welcome meeting the BBB or any legitimate neutral 3rd party at the job site to review our work, what we were contracted to do, and what we have done at Mrs. *****'s home. Currently Mrs. ***** has reported Rick's Custom Fencing and Decking to the State of Washington's Attorney Generals office. The Attorney General has offered to involve themselves in the process if Rick's Fencing and Decking will voluntarily participate, and we will. Again, I would appreciate the BBB closing this case as satisfactory resolved by Rick's Custom Fencing and Decking. Thank you, **** ** ******** General Manager Rick's Custom Fencing & Decking

7/17/2013 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: We had a fence installed on May 28th. The fence line was taken out 3 inches at least from where the old fence was. Also the fence is not in a straight line. In this case I had to buy material to fix the gaps in my old fence and deck. What was a small gap ended up being over 10 inches in one spot. My child and dog could fit through the gaps. I had to fix the gaps. I called the Gresham office 3 times. Got to speak to a manager once. I was informed the field supervisor would be coming out to the location and calling me. They have not contacted me at all and it has been 3 weeks.

Desired Settlement: $100.00 refund. I had to by 2x4's, 2x12, 2x10, 2 cedar board and staining the wood. The materials were $60.00 and $40.00 labor. If they would have contacted me and supplied me with the lumber I would have called it even. I feel this is the least they could do.

Business Response: Business' Initial Response /* (1000, 6, 2013/07/02) */ I believe this is all resolved and the customer is happy. I spoke with **** on the phone and apologized for Rick's not jumping to help him with his fence issue. While we were on the phone I asked **** for the information I needed to access his invoice/account. His invoice is actually under his neighbors it was a little difficult to find. This may have been a reason for us not getting him the service he deserved. (I hate excuses too). Never the less, **** and I have had a nice conversation. He is a very nice and understanding customer. I wish we had done right by him on our first try. **** is experienced in construction but was just to busy to build the fence himself. I appreciate that he took care of the fence issues for us. Rick's is mailing **** a check for his materials and for his time and effort. Thanks, ****. Sincerely, **** ** ******** General Manager Rick's Custom Fencing & Decking PH: (XXX) XXX-XXXX ext. *** CE: (XXX) XXX-XXXX FX: (XXX) XXX-XXXX ******************** Consumer's Final Response /* (-5, 11, 2013/07/17) */ Rick's Custom Fencing has contacted me. The issue has been resolved.