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The Deck Medic

Why Choose Deck Medic?
We have restored and protected over one million square feet of decking! Deck maintenance is essential to protect your investment and the overall beauty of your property. Proper cleaning and sealing every two to three years is critical to maintain the safety and beauty of your deck. Don’t take chances with inexperienced contractors that could leave your deck damaged or not fully protected.


A lot of contractors "also do decks." We only do decks! Unlike painters and powerwashers, our entire focus is on deck restoration and preservation. Our equipment is specifically set up for decks and our personnel are trained specifically for deck maintenance.


With a two-year warranty on all labor, you can stop wasting your time looking for someone else to maintain your deck while worrying if it will be done correctly or if your property will be damaged.


Proper cleaning and sealing every two to three years is critical to maintain the safety and beauty of your deck. Don't take chances with inexperienced contractors that could leave your deck damaged or not fully protected.

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The Deck Medic

I began refinishing boat decks along the coasts of California, Mexico and Central America in the mid-70’s. In 1979 I settled in Santa Cruz, started a family and realized the same need existed locally for natural wood decks and home siding. Other than a two-year stint on my former salmon boat “Miss Colleen” in Alaska, it’s all I’ve done since.

Client Testimonials

I can't say enough good things about Scott's work. We had a fairly new deck that had been stained inappropriately, leaving us with bubbles in some places and discolorations in others. He was the first call we made, and he came by the same day to look at the job. He was very professional in assessing the previous job, never making any disparaging remarks about our previous crew, just made recommendations and discussed the advantages of different products and colors. His quote was extremely reasonable and we hired him for the job. He was fast, clean, and a perfectionist about his work. It has been 5 months now and our deck still looks beautiful! We recommend him highly and will certainly hire him again in the future. Thanks, Scott!

Janice L.

Santa Cruz, CA


I used another local deck professional a couple of years ago and then the Deck Medic a few months ago. The Deck Medic is Scott Smith and he did a fabulous job.

Scott is very professional and easy to work with. He spent a lot of time recommending and helping me pick the right stain. He did not ask for a dime until I was happy with the job. He offered to come back and touch up at any time. In fact, he just stopped by last weekend to see if everything still looked good.

Scott was very responsible about work hours and keeping me informed on the progress. Above all, his work is that of a craftsman. He stained many areas that the previous company did not, including the outside of vertical rails, vertical walls, planter boxes, etc.

Scott does very high quality work and I recommend him highly.


Steve B.

Santa Barbara, CA

Scott just finished re-staining our 1300 square foot deck. He did a great job!
I got three quotes from three businesses and Deck Medic was very reasonable. I checked all the references he provided and they were all positive. Scott did everything in the cool of the morning/evening, took his time to do the job right, he walked with me after he finished to make sure he didn't miss any spots, and was very meticulous overall and of course, experienced with doing decks. He also gave frequent updates and always showed up when he said he would. The deck took about a week to finish but we had rain and then super hot weather which delayed it a bit. Overall, very happy customers and would definitely recommend him to friends. (two of my neighbors have already asked Scott to do their decks ;-).

Jennifer C.

Los Gatos, CA

The Deck Medic delivers - he calls back, will show up when he says he will, took the time to make sure that the stain selected met our approval with extra trips to provide a sample section for us to review. He did the work on time and as promised.
He also shared with me maintenance guidelines to get the greatest value out of his work and reduce the number of professional treatments required to maintain our deck for its maximum life and beauty
thanks scott

Mark C

Santa Cruz, CA

Uncover Your Decks True Beauty!

We are the only Santa Cruz County-based company that is solely dedicated to the task of Uncovering Your Decks True Beauty whether it involves occasional cleaning and maintenance or a complete makeover.