Designer Decks
Designer Patios
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Our Products

Distinctive Deck Designs
  • Single and multi-level designs
  • Stairs, wraparounds, trellises, lattices
  • Custom railings, gates
  • Furniture, Storage, and more...
Porches & Covered Areas
  • Gazebos and cabanas
  • Screened porches
  • Sunrooms
  • Front porches
Patios & Pavers
  • Patios and walkways
  • Retaining walls
  • Borders and entrance features
  • Pavers, stone veneers, brick...

Material Selections

Trex Deckorators TechoBloc EPHenry

Custom Deck Building, Patio Paver Installation, Outdoor Living Elements

Full-service Deck and Patio Contractors | Fairfax and Northern Virginia

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Creating a stunning outdoor living design requires thoughtful planning and personalization. Distinctive Deck Designs by Mark Shriner Contracting focuses on the details to craft custom decks, covered porches, patios, and other outdoor living elements that resonate with the Northern Virginia culture. Our goal is to provide you with additional space at a fair and reasonable price, allowing you to enjoy more quality time with family and friends.

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Every project we undertake becomes a beautiful escape for all ages. We use high-end materials that are durable and weather-resistant, perfect for the Northern Virginia climate. From low-maintenance Trex® composite decking to Techo-Bloc pavers with a lifetime warranty, we offer solutions for every type of outdoor living construction in the metro Fairfax area.

Our in-house construction and masonry team dedicates their full attention to your project from start to finish, ensuring we meet deadlines, weather permitting. Discover the Distinctive Deck Designs difference and start your project today!

Composite Deck Designs

Revitalize your deck with composite decking, a high-quality wood alternative that is more durable and requires less maintenance. The available finishes create beautiful, functional outdoor spaces for nearly all seasons. We can install built-in lighting, stunning railings and caps, and finish the under-deck space with a dry, waterproof ceiling.

Open and Covered Porches

A beautiful porch design encourages more time spent outdoors. We ensure it is safe and functional for the whole family to enjoy. Our patio contractors can add privacy elements, including pergolas and covered porch designs, as well as extend your comfort with screened-in options and three-season rooms.

Hardscaping and Paver Contractors

Create an architectural impact with beautiful paver patios, driveways, and walkways that suit your home’s style. Our in-house masonry team also builds functional multi-purpose retaining walls to prevent soil erosion and home damage for sloping landscapes. Our long-lasting Techo-Bloc pavers are built to withstand the Northern Virginia climate, even the seasonal thaw.

Outdoor Fireplaces and Pits

Add an outdoor fire element to enjoy your patio longer into the year. We use pavers, natural stone, and other concrete products to match your space and provide a focal point for your outdoor area. Our outdoor fireplaces and fire pits seamlessly fit into your existing entertaining zones. We can also install ceiling-mounted Infratech heating elements for porches.

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Outdoor Landscape Lighting Design

Create a dramatic ambiance by illuminating your beautiful outdoor living space to extend the enjoyment of your deck or porch well into the evening hours. We strategically place lighting throughout your outdoor landscape for both safety and aesthetics. Our experts can even light up changes of elevation and railings of your patio or multi-level deck!

Three Season Rooms

Extend your outdoor living experience with a three-season room, offering a perfect blend of indoor comfort and outdoor ambiance. These rooms are designed to be enjoyed in spring, summer, and fall, protecting from the elements while allowing you to take in the beauty of your surroundings. Our three-season rooms can be customized with various features, including high-quality windows, insulated walls, and versatile flooring options. This space can be an extension of your home where you can relax, entertain, and enjoy the outdoors in comfort.

Northern Virginia’s Award-Winning Deck Contractor

Trust Distinctive Deck Designs offers award-winning deck design and patio construction throughout Fairfax County, Loudoun County, and Prince William County. As a Best of Houzz Service winner and certified TrexPro® Platinum Deck builder by Trex Company, Inc., we boast numerous accolades and five-star reviews from satisfied customers since 1990.

“This is the second time I’ve used Distinctive Deck Designs on a home project. I am 100% satisfied with the end results and would highly recommend them to anyone, who wants to work with professional craftsmen with integrity and high standards.” – Darwin C.

There’s a reason why we’re labeled one of the best deck and patio builders in the Metro Fairfax area. Since Mark Shriner formed Distinctive Deck Designs in 1990, we show no room of slowing down anytime soon. Get a personalized outdoor living estimate when you schedule a consultation with Mark today!


Each deck and patio project begins with a complimentary consultation at your home. Meet Mark Shriner, Distinctive Deck Designs’ owner, to share your ideas and needs. Use this time to explore our material options for your project. Mark will evaluate your space to complete your landscape assessment and project scope

Design & Estimate:

Mark will construct a colored rendering of your completed project. We provide a personalized design with landscape adjustments to make your outdoor space shine. You will receive an estimate within 72 hours of your initial consultation to review. We offer deck and patio options for every price point.


After signing your project’s contract, we start the county permit process and provide you the full HOA package. Our always professional team promises to treat your outdoor spaces with care. Our construction zones are clean at the end of each workday to avoid disruptions for you and your family.


We use the highest-quality products in every square inch of your outdoor living design. All our products come with a warranty– some coverage last up to 25 years and others are for the life of the product! Distinctive Deck Designs has an A+ rating on Angie’s List and is a three-time winner of the Best of Houzz award.


What Our Clients are Saying

“Under decking and screened in porch- completely removed my existing Trex Deck, waterproofed it, then screened in my patio. Amazing job completed to my satisfaction with no hassle. My neighbor was so impressed he got Mark’s number for work on his deck. Mark was also highly competitive with his pricing. Thanks!"

- Wolf Johnson

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“Mark and his team are wonderful. He was very patient with us through multiple revisions, both prior and during the project. Communication with him and the team was never an issue. With large projects it’s hard not to be hesitant forking over a large sum of money hoping that picture that was drawn becomes the reality you imagine. Rest easy choosing Mark and his company. They aren’t new to this, they have this process down to a science, and their customer service is top notch."

- Matthew Volo

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“I chose Distinctive Deck Designs because they were a local "Trex Pro Platinum" contractor on the Trex website. Our existing deck was in rough shape. We decided to do a partial deck replacement, keeping some of the existing framing while replacing everything else. Mark was very responsive to all questions and emails. He and his team finished our deck in two days! We love being able to sit outside and enjoy the nice weather and views now. Thank you, Distinctive Deck Designs!"

- Andrew Redmon

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My husband and I are so happy we came across Distinctive Deck Designs while performing some online research. We were looking to have deck steps installed, a paver stone patio, and a custom stone fireplace for the patio as well. We received three quotes from three different Northern Virginia based companies and decided Mark was the best fit for us. Mark worked closely with us during the entire process from start to finish and assisted with professional design decisions as well. He's very knowledgeable and has a keen eye for design. His crew is extremely efficient and the quality of workmanship is incredible! We were also very impressed by the crew's daily clean up.

- Lauren Brookmeyer

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Worked with Mark for years and has been nothing but amazing. Ontime, responsive, brings good value, and great price. Would highly recommend Mark and his team to anyone. Emilio, Marks crew has been respectful as they performed the work and constantly keeping the driveway clean.

- Brian Her

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If you want your deck built right and built well, hire Mark. Mark's bid for our deck was on par with two other contractors we interviewed, but what set him apart was (1) he was on time for our initial consultation; (2) at that same meeting, he drew a draft to scale of the proposed deck to include ideas on furniture placement; (3) he knew exactly what the Reston Association needed in terms of paperwork and application materials, and (4) one of the references he provided was the owner of the tile company I hired to install the floor and backsplash in my kitchen remodel. If he hired Mark to do his deck, I knew I had the right person for my own deck.

- Penny Echard

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