Projects Page 1: Additions, Roofing, Decks & Patios, Basements
Below: Pella Windows.  Here, we took out an existing leaking window and replaced it with 6 Pella
windows to make one complete unit.  This is a beautiful window and lets in a lot of sunlight and gives
great views out into the trees.  Window is energy star rated, fully sealed with caulk under the nailing
fins and window tape.  Exterior is maint
enance free with aluminum cladding and Pella's white vinyl trim.
John O'Connor
O'Connor Construction Services
Limerick, Pa
Cell #: 484-571-8070
Office/Fax: 484-624-3562
Below: A bi-level garden positioned in the upper corner of the yard for the homeowner.  Also, an extension to the
existing deck (doubling the size to 900 sq. ft.), a new larger concrete pad leading out of the finished basement
(basement completed by O.C.S. in 2006) with a small retaining wall to match the garden, and new river rock
spread under the deck.  The wall is made from EP Henry Terrace Wall blocks in Harvest Blend.  Since this area
is for decoration no permit is needed but keep in mind if you plan on building  retaining wall that will carry a load
you will need to check with your local township because most likely a permit is needed.  Click on images to
Below: This area used to be an unfinished area approximately 1,400 square feet in size.  The homeowners wanted
a bar/kitchen area, media room, play room for their daughter, and a bathroom.  Incorporated in the design are two
archways, one connecting the media room and bar area and the other connecting the playroom and bar area, a
bathroom with shower stall, modern vanity and upflush toilet system, 700 square feet of Italian Marble Tile, accent
lighting with pendant lighting and recessed lighting, Kraft Maid Cabinetry with granite counter top, large plasma
television mounted over gas fireplace, 2 storage closets and a large utility room, and we redesigned the stairway
to open up the room.  All work was completed by O'Connor Construction Services with the exception of the gas
hook up for the fireplace and the carpet was completed by Valley Forge Rug Co.  Just click on the thumbnails to
enlarge the picture for a better view.
Below: Homeowner gets hit with the southern exposure pretty hard on this deck so he decided to extend the
deck 6 foot and have a roof built, size 20' wide by 16' deep.  What a huge difference!!!!  They can now enjoy the
deck on those hot and sunny afternoons.  Not to mention, they also help keep the radiant heat from the sun out
of the family room and dining room because the roof blocks the sun's rays, keeping those rooms cooler.  As an
added touch, O.C.S. installed white pvc lattice around the entire deck.  Finally, you will notice the roof only has
two columns holding it up and not one every 6 foot or so.  It was designed like this for maximum viewing. Click on
the picture to enlarge.
Below is a deck that was refaced using TimberTech decking and railing.  The decking is composed of Walnut
and Rosewood colors and the railing is Radiance Railing in Black.  You can see how the deck is picture framed
with the Walnut as well as the stair treads and the risers are in Rosewood.  This deck turned out
John O'Connor
O'Connor Construction Services
Lower Pottsgrove, PA
Cell #: 484-571-8070
Office/Fax: 484-624-3562
Projects Page 1:
Below is a deck built using an all pressure treated frame, 12" on center joist spacing for the diagonal deck boards,
Trex Brasilia decking in Burnished Amber (main deck) and Cayenne (p
icture frame).  It was built to be completely
seamless, meaning there are no deck boards butted next to each other to complete the run, and every fastener is
hidden.  When you walk up to this deck you cannot see one fastener and the deck has extremely clean lines and
you do not have to worry about nails/screws ever popping out and cutting your foot.  The bench is custom built to
wrap the deck and was also built with the hidden fastener system.  If you are planning on building a deck, the
hidden fastener system is the way to go, it is more expensive, but look at the results.  It is just a beautiful deck built
within a contemporary design. Click image to enlarge.
The pictures below are of a bathroom completed in January 2010.  We took the existing master bathroom and
completely gave it a face lift.  It used to be covered in the builder's grade white ceramic tile on the floor, around the
tub, and in the shower stall.  We used travertine tiles with various accent pieces and as you can see from the
pictures, completely changed the look from a standard builder's grade bathroom into an elegant, classy master
bathroom.  Includes upgrading existing 32" door to a double 18" interior door, making it a 36" door and a custom tile
shower base.  Project was a lot of fun and turned out great.
Below is a paver patio.  There used to be an above ground pool that the homeowner removed and wanted useful
outdoor living space.  They chose an EP Henry Village Square style paver with a random pattern with a fire pit. Now
they have a beautiful outdoor patio that they can enjoy while sitting by a nice fire.