In 1948, two Long Beach residents started Sunset Fence and Patio Company on American Avenue, now Long Beach Blvd., which specialized in patios and wooden fences. The company would either come to your home and build a custom fence, or the customer could buy fencing materials from the company for a do-it-yourself project.
Their first employee was Bob Dare, who was hired to sell the services of the company. Bob became one of the partners in 1950, and the company changed its name to Sunset Designers and Builders in 1960 as the company gradually grew and changed into a swimming pool and construction company.
In 1991, John Zahn purchased the business from Bob Dare, his step-father and the other partners at the time. Since that time, John has been the sole owner of the business, a premier outdoor living specialty company. Times have changed and John has changed the business accordingly. No longer is a display office needed, now the customers want the information and samples taken directly to their home or for them to see ideas on our website. The sales force shrunk to one, John, who can personally manage each job from beginning to end. The internet is such a valuable tool for communication and looking for pictures and ideas. We truly hope you enjoy our website that we are very proud of.