Northern Exterior Renovation & Decking Specialists

In response to a demand from the do-it-yourself market, we also offer our buildings in a pre-built kit form. The pre-built kits are a great way to save money and gain sweat equity by assembling your own building. The kits are delivered to you with the walls and gables pre-built, and include all other components needed to complete the building.


Q: Is a building permit required and who is responsible for obtaining the permit?
A: A permit is required in most cases. As a licensed contractor, NERDS will obtain the building permit. The only exception would be if you purchase a pre-built kit. In this case we cannot pull the permit because you are the one doing the work; however we do provide the necessary engineering and can help guide you through the permitting process.

Q: Can I locate a building anywhere on my property?
A: Not necessarily. You should first check with your local zoning department to determine what the zoning requirements and setbacks are for your particular piece of property. Setbacks refer to the distance a building must be from property lines and or easements.

Q: How do your prices compare with other builders?
A: If comparing apples to apples our prices are typically much less than other contractors. Since a garage has to meet the same building code as a single family residence and because obtaining engineering and the building permit can be time consuming; most certified contractors would rather concentrate their efforts on larger projects, unless of course they’re able to make an extreme profit.

Q: Why are your prices less than the average builder?
A: For one, garages and accessory buildings are all that we build. Our system of pre-building our buildings in a controlled environment enables us to better control costs resulting in less waste. We also strongly believe in giving our customers the best possible value for their money.


We found NERDS to be very professional in our dealings with them. Our garage was built fast and we love it. The next summer we had them build us a deck and pergola. We enjoy our backyard immensely. They were recommended to us and we recommend them to you.

H Macutcheon

My wife and I were very pleased with the work NERDS performed on our front stairs. They started one day early and finished it quickly with good quality. We felt this made a significant improvement to our houses curb appeal.

Wm Doug M