Meet our team and understand our values

Your Local Chicagoland Deck Builder

Barrington | Libertyville | Naperville | Schaumburg | Wisconsin

Platinum Decking was founded with a desire to bring the beauty of outdoor living to everyone’s fingertips. A deck can be so much more than a place to store your grill or patio furniture.

We believe your deck can be a work of art and an extension of your home. As your local Barrington deck builder, Platinum Decking will help you and your family to enjoy the beauty of outdoor living by simply walking out the back door.

With over 30 years of combined experience in the construction industry and overseeing hundreds of deck projects, our team has seen what works and what does not. For instance, staining wood decks simply do not hold up against our Midwest winters. Therefore, families often find themselves straining their wood decks every other year and spending more time and money than desired.

In conclusion, we believe Trex Composite Decks are not only a smart financial investment — Trex’s unparalleled beauty and design will empower you to enjoy your backyard like never before. 

Above all, we want to earn your business and the title of; your local deck builder.

Please visit our deck Gallery to view our high-quality deck building standards.

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Our Goals and Values 

Our Goal: To be the unequivocal industry leader in composite decking. We will achieve this by redefining the customer experience and providing a superior product within the decking industry. Our mission is to show families across the country that it’s as simple as walking onto a Platinum Decking deck.

Values: You can choose any contractor you want; however, you should first understand the contractor’s values. A company’s values don’t come from the final product; the show through the customer experience.

*Additionally, we believe one’s organization is only as strong as its weakest link.

*We’re committed to hiring personnel that shares our passion to satisfy customers and exceed expectations. Please notice in our many 5-star reviews that our customers often include our builder’s names in the review. Each and every one of our deck builders and crew chiefs is trying to earn a 5-star deck review!

Platinum Decking Building team

Platinum Decking Executive Team

Barrington | Libertyville | Naperville | Schaumburg | Wisconsin

Matt Rudig

Matt has been with Platinum Decking since its founding year, as its original Director of Sales and Operations. Matt brings 8+ years of experience of his own from the construction and home improvement project industries.

Matt grew up in Sauk City, Wisconsin. He graduated just north of the Illinois border from UW-Whitewater and has settled down in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, where he enjoys spending time with his family.

Matt identifies with and believes strongly in the company vision and values. A Trex composite deck made by Matt and Platinum Decking will be a beautiful asset and addition to your home. We are committed to making your experience unique to your family and your dream outdoor living space.

Number: (224) 634-4345

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Director of Sales and Operations 

Joe Liesch

Joe was born and raised in the Chicagoland area and currently lives in Naperville with his wife and two middleschool sons. Upon graduating from Northern Illinois University, he began his career in the landscape construction industry and has spent the last 15 years continually educating himself on the best practices of outdoor construction. He takes pride in simplifying the construction process, turning what is typically a stressful process for homeowners into an enjoyable experience. 

Outside of work, Joe enjoys coaching his son’s sports teams, woodworking and entertaining friends and family at his home. He loves spending time outdoors and working on classic cars. 

“My favorite part about working at Platinum is knowing that long after the construction process is complete, homeowners will be enjoying a space I helped them attain. I love educating homeowners in order to help them make the best decisions to achieve their dream outdoor living space.” 


Number: (815) 530-1032

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Deck Designer And Consultant

Breanna Kaufman

Breanna grew up in Chicago her whole life and currently goes to DePaul University where she studies Business. She plans on graduating in March while still continuing her career with Platinum Decking.  She worked in the construction and home improvement industry for a few years prior to Platinum Decking. She has worked with hundreds of happy clients and plans to continue that journey.

She has now spent 12 years doing Martial arts where it took her 7 years to get her blackbelt in Karate. In December of 2019 she had a Muay Thai fight… where she had won. She continues to work on getting her 2nd degree blackbelt in Karate and her blue belt in Jiu Jitsu. She also has a love for cars and motorcycles. Breanna loves people and working with people to make them happy by helping create their ideal living space. Breanna’s goal is to help give you the best experience with proper customer service, communication and a final product you will love for many years to come.

Number(630) 343-9650

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Deck Designer And Consultant

Kaylee Smith

Kaylee grew up in the southwest suburbs of Chicago and is currently attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she will be obtaining a degree in Finance this May of 2021. Once Kaylee graduates she will be working full time with Platinum Decking as a Sales Representative. Kaylee has worked in the home improvement business throughout her time in college and plans to continue to do so once she graduates.


Not only does Kaylee love working with people and making sure that her clients enjoy every step of the process while they get their dream deck built, she also loves helping to design these projects if any of her clients need a bit of guidance to create this wonderful outdoor living space. Her favorite part about the maintenance-free decks we build is the flexibility to be creative with colors, looks, shape, and size of these decks. Whether you want a deck built that only holds a table and a few chairs to drink your morning coffee on or a humongous luxurious spa deck, Kaylee is the representative for you.

Number(630) 666-8594

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