being select

what we can do for you

why selectdecks...

We specialize in building custom decks, patios, sunrooms, and outdoor spaces that turn heads.  Constantly striving to be the best at what we do sets us apart from the rest.  With every project, we challenge ourselves with every project to create something that goes above and beyond your expectations.

trex transcend vintage lantern lake view


We focus entirely on outdoor living spaces. This means we are using the most up-to-the-moment products and construction methods, ensuring not only custom designs and a sound investment, but safe structures for your family.  

Specialization is key – you don’t want to be turning over this type of investment to a person or company not focused on these types of projects.


We don’t want to build you something boring.  Even with the most basic projects we can incorporate innovative design features to set your deck or patio apart from the rest.  Our projects are truly custom designed and custom built to tailor to you and your home.

trex deck havana gold spiced rum island mist inlay


SelectDecks is not a volume builder, meaning we’re not in the business of seeing how many projects we can do in a year.  Craftsmanship and painstaking attention to detail take priority over speed in our world.  We take great pride in our work and want that to be apparent in every project we touch. 

technology & social media...

SelectDecks embraces technology and social media.  By using industry specific, state of the art design software, we can visually create the finished product before ever swinging a hammer.  Want to see the day-to-day workings of a project coming together?  We are active on social sites like Instagram and Facebook where you can see the behind-the-scenes things you typically wouldn’t.  @SelectDecks is where you can find the daily ins and outs.

We also love using drones for aerial photography.  This allows us to give our clients a bird’s eye view of your project as it comes together, something you just can’t get from photographs on the ground.


Let’s face it: creating a beautiful outdoor environment is a large investment. We want you to have confidence when choosing SelectDecks as your builder! 

We are fully licensed and insured and offer a full labor warranty, which covers all of our professional installation for an extended period of time.  Additionally, all the products we use come with their own manufacturer warranty.  Trex decking, for example, provides a 25 year warranty – something you certainly don’t see with a general contractor.


SelectDecks was started in 2012 by James Baldwin.  Initially the company focused on general construction services.  It didn’t take long before we realized there was an need for a outdoor living design/build firm that could focus on service and professionalism.  

Since then, we have built close to 200 projects, each different from the other.  As the owner of SelectDecks, James believes that we owe it to our clients to be a leader in the industry – not just locally but nationally.  In 2012, he was one of the first people in the country to obtain the Master Deck Professional designation from the International Code Council.  SelectDecks is also an active member in North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA), which keeps us up to date on current codes and methods, ensuring we’re always at the top of our industry.

James is also a contributor to Deck Builder Magazine and several of our projects have been featured in national publications and websites.  He has forged friendships with some of the top deck builders in the US and Canada, which lets us constantly discuss new trends, ideas, designs, codes, etc.  Additionally, our projects have won national awards at the annual NADRA deck trade show.

James lives in Morgantown, WV with his wife and 2 sons where he received his BA from West Virginia University.


– NADRA Membership (North American Deck and Railing Association) 

– MDP Code Designation (Master Deck Professional)

– WV Contractor License #055100

– PA Contractor License #136496

– MD Home Improvement License