Testimonials

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The Reynolds Family

In-ground Pool

The Densmore Family

Cabana & Pool

The Owen Family

In-ground Pool

Rodney G.B. Clements:

Joe has helped me with several projects at different properties throughout the years. He is excellent in his performance and completes the highest of quality work. He can do just about any job needed and is a pleasure to deal with personally. Trust me – weed out the riff-raff and go with Joe! (March 2010)


Paul and Jennifer Snyder:

We couldn’t be happier with Joe and the work he did on our Master Bathroom shower. As a graphic designer, I wanted something unique, and he never wavered when I showed him what I had planned. He attacked it with diligence and skill, even with all the extra cuts and angles that the project required. He was courteous of our home, and never got annoyed when our 6-year old kept asking, “What are you doing? Can I help?” We already have plans on using Joe on our next project. (April 2009)


Candy Logan:

From the planning stage to the completion, Breakwater did an awesome job – even finding me my special Dolphin water feature.  They handled everything and the Customer Service by this company is top of the line. My pool and yard looks beautiful.  I have received many compliments from my neighbors and friends.  The irrigation and landscapers they recommended are also top notch.  My pool and landscaping were completed, start to finish, in about 6 weeks.  If your looking for the best, here they are!


 Christine Bailey and Brian Harris:

My husband and I had heard horror stories about having a pool built, mostly about running way over budget, not being completed in a timely fashion, and not feeling a part of the decision-making process.  That did not happen with Breakwater Pools.  We had a wonderful experience, and all of our expectations were exceeded. The construction process went smoothly, and very quickly.  I don’t think most pool owners can say that.

Breakwater delivers a high quality product with exceptional aesthetic value.  We will definitely enjoy this pool for a very long time.  Our pool and the surrounding area will not only add value to our home, but will improve our quality of life. We recommend Breakwater Pools because we believe in the product and the service.  Owning this pool has been a wonderful improvement to our lives.  Everyone should have one!



Michele and Sam Holston:

Our experience with Breakwater Backyards was wonderful! From the first consultation Joe was very personable. He was very professional, knowledgeable, and honest. He created the most amazing pool and screened enclosure design. Being first time pool owners, it was amazing to see it all transformed. From the first day Joe and his team where very professional, very courteous and friendly. They explained everything they were doing, and everything they were going to do. The design of the pool and the screened enclosure feels like a beautiful backyard oasis!

Another extra bonus is that just because your pool is finished that doesn’t mean you cannot call Breakwater, Joe is still willing to answer any questions, or help in any way. Thank You so much for a wonderful extra outdoor room.


Sharon and Jeff Williams:

For years, after buying our home, we dreamed of getting a pool.  After several failed attempts, unable to find anyone to do the job, we met Joe.  Up until now, almost every project we had done was disappointing and unsatisfactory.  It seemed like quality work was hard to come by; so we were naturally a little anxious.

By the end of our first meeting we felt we had made the right decision to proceed.  Joe was so personable, professional, and sincere; he seemed to take great pride in his product and his work.

Over the next several weeks Joe proved to be everything we expected, and much more.  He worked hard making sure everything was done to perfection; many times going that extra mile to get us exactly what we wanted.  And what can I say about his crew; they were the nicest, hardest working group of guys we’ve encountered in a long, long time!

What a pleasure it has been doing business with someone who displays such honesty, integrity, and quality workmanship!  Thank you and God bless you Joe for our beautiful pool and a job well done!


Leigh and Samantha Feenburg:

We couldn’t be happier with our pool project. What we have in our back yard, is exactly what we pictured and asked for. From the second Joe came to our home, we knew we wanted to go with Breakwater Construction. We referred by another happy client. Joe, himself, came to our home for the consultation Took his time, took measurements, and really educated us. There’s an old world way about him, and you know the type of man you’re dealing with by just a handshake. His humility, around the clock accessibility via text/email/phone, and the top caliber team he surrounds himself with, went above and beyond to make our experience as smooth as possible. It went by quicker than expected, caused no disruption to our daily routine, and gave us the back yard of our dreams. We are really fortunate to have found him, and you could be too. Thank you Joe, we are so happy, and oddly enough, we will miss you!

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Ed and RoseAnne Takio:

We are used to having a relatively easy pool to maintain vinyl lined in ground pool in New Jersey, and given our relocation to Florida, with its extremely warm weather, another pool was imperative. In 2005 we began to research various pool options and determined that a fiberglass pool would be the best option: and then identified-pool  retailers in the Jacksonville area which provided and installed them.

For about 8 months-of regular and repeated attempts to contact these companies both by e-mail and telephone, none even attempted to capture our business by returning phone calls and messages. We began to get extremely disappointed and frustrated until we found Breakwater Backyards. In April, 2007 my wife e-mailed Joe Dethloff of Breakwater Backyards, who promptly, contacted us to set up a meeting. Something must be wrong with this company because pool installers don’t call back.

I returned home one afternoon, just in time to find Joe and my wife deep in discussion about the specific criteria for a pool my wife had… Joe had his computer , real time displaying CAD proposed design, layout and positioning in our backyard….along with a preliminary price proposal. It is important to know that i personally will drill down on all contractors with a healthy skepticism of their qualifications, intent and integrity.

In this case it was a virtual waste of time… it was apparent at the outset that Joe Dethloff is a professional, but most importantly… I knew then and there this was a  PERSON OF INTEGRITY; he listens to the customer and partners with them to make suggestions and help design and deliver the best solution… he does not over-sell, nor sugar coat. He provides advice and solid recommendations with full explanation as to the advantages of each option and choice as if this was a pool he would be installing for his own family….. the rest would be a matter of negotiation.

We settled then and there without further need, nor desire to shop around for alternative contractors or pricing.

Perhaps one of the most surprising elements of the entire process was that we were swimming in our pool in just over four weeks from the date sat down with Joe and signed the contract…..and we simply love everything about it. My wife uses it daily in the am & again late at night.

Over many years we have worked with many different contractors in all facets of home construction and or repair, and have never been more pleased than our experience with Breakwater Backyards and Joe Dethloff. Thank you Joe for caring and your personal commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.