While a deck provides years of pleasure and enjoyment for you, your family, and guests, there are a lot of things you have to take into consideration. Building your own deck is a very tempting DIY project that many people think they can complete successfully, while some people do, others are not so lucky and regret ever attempting it. If you are unsure of your abilities as a carpenter it might be a better idea to have a professional design and build your deck for you.
Since you ended up here, I will assume you are interested in how to build a deck or having The Deck and Door Company design it for you. This page will give you a basic overview of the deck construction process and other information that is important and/or required for construction of your deck.