The whole Team at Sunset Designers did a fabulous job. They were on time, courteous, and answered all of our questions we had moving forward with our project. John Zahn, the owner, was always easy to get a hold of and he had great ideas to pull the whole project together in the end. We will definitely use them in future on any other projects we might have.
My wife and I hired Sunset Designers and Builders to completely remodel our backyard. The project involved refurbishing our original pool that was built in 1957, adding a spa, new concrete decking, BBQ island/outdoor kitchen, deck/planter drains, fire pit, sitting wall, landscaping and yard lights. We are 100% happy with Sunset and glad we went with them over the other bidders. They are honest, timely, communicate openly and quickly and continue to drop by and check in on our backyard. We highly recommend Sunset.
We wanted to thank you for the wonderful landscaping job you completed at our home. It turned out better than we could have imagined! With your help, we expanded the living space at our home by the size of the backyard. It is so livable and enjoyable! We spend more time than ever in the backyard relaxing and enjoying it all. We are constantly complimented on the beauty of the front yard by neighbors and passersby. During the job, it was great getting to know you and your crew. We appreciated how you were open to our ideas and incorporated some changes to the design during the job, even incorporating some non-landscape elements (like the doggy door, which Lenni uses frequently)! Every one of your crew was professional, courteous, hard-working, and helpful. We very much appreciated Luis and his expertise and work ethic. He is worth his weight in gold! Your creativity and expertise of design, positive attitude, and keen attention to detail are outstanding and greatly appreciated! Your crew not only did expeditious, but outstanding work. We would hire you again in a heartbeat and would gladly recommend Sunset Designers and Builders to anyone seeking a top-notch landscape and outdoor living area at their home. Please feel free to have your prospective clients come by or give them our contact information, if they would like a reference.
Sunset Designers and Builders led by John Zahn did a great job of executing our plans for our back yard spa and hardscape. The work was performed in a professional manner and it is beautiful! John communicated with us consistently through the job and has responded to our questions promptly after completion as well. I have been involved in the building materials business for 25 years and have dealt with many contractors so I know projects frequently do not go this well. Prior to signing on with John I called all of the references he provided, over 20 in all and without exception they all recommended I use Sunset. I am pleased to add my name to this reference list and will be happy to talk to prospective clients of Sunset.
Thank you so very much for making my backyard into a tropical paradise! You did a wonderful job and I feel lucky to have met you and your crew! I appreciate your kindness, good heart and sense of humor. You are one of a kind, John Zahn!
I would highly recommend Sunset Designers for any backyard project. I never thought I could be so happy with my backyard, and now we want to spend all of our time there. We went from a 1973 pool/spa to the most awesome, technologically driven, energy efficient 'outdoor living space'. The Sunset team was challenged with the rains of the century during our construction, but they did a superb job, and were on top of communicating with us every step of the way. we really missed them when the job was done!
I have never written an online review before, but after working with John Zahn and the folks at Sunset, I feel compelled to do so. The idea of remodeling my back yard and pool was daunting, to say the least. However, not only did I end up with a gorgeous pool, backyard design and landscape, but I also had only positive experiences working with Sunset. I bet you can’t say that of many contractors! John and Nate were always nice, organized, responsive and beyond helpful. Each day, Nate would email me an update on the project to let me know the status, what was coming up next and who would be working in my backyard. I never had to ask when things would be done, as I knew John and Nate were on top of it. It eliminated so much of the stress of this big project and I was able to focus on my busy life versus micro managing the construction. Also, John and his crews did everything possible to minimize the disruption to our lives during the project. The crews were polite, appropriate (I have children) and efficient. And, they cleaned up each day (as best as possible given the nature of the project). John came over regularly, if not daily, to supervise the project and was involved in every last detail. Any issue that came up, no matter how small, John and Nate would jump on it and get it resolved. John sets high standards for his work product and it shows in the work that was done. Lastly, I can say that both John and Nate are good people. I felt they were honest in their dealings with me, they had my back throughout the project and I now consider them friends. I would not hesitate to recommend Sunset for your pool/back yard remodel.
John and his crew were outstanding. Our pool was completed on time and looks amazing. The crew was always on time, worked hard while on the job, and cleaned up great at the end of the day. We paid for professionalism and perfection. It was worth it. There have been several times since the pool was completed where we have had questions about our operating system, John was there within a short time to help us with anything we needed. Job well done, I would highly recommend.
I wondered “Will I be able to put a pool in my backyard?” I knew there were pipes and gas lines and a sewer line somewhere in the yard. John came over for our first appointment and said, “of course we can put a pool there. We can move anything. Building a pool and spa was one of the best decisions I have made. Because I love to swim and the space was not long enough for a true lap pool, I looked into the Endless Pool system. The hydraulic system provides a strong water current that keeps me in place as I swim and provides a great workout. The added benefit to this system is that my grandchildren love playing in the current. They have spent hours being tossed around as they play. We built our house 10 years ago. The new pool, spa and hardscape in the back yard look like they were built at the same time as the house. The patio actually looks larger now than before the pool was put in. John’s crews came when they said they would and were friendly and always answered my questions. Once again, deciding to build a pool was one of the best decisions I have made.
Sunset Designers & Builders did fantastic landscaping of our back yard. After removing our old pool in 2015, we used John to design and implement a complete landscape of our back yard, including gas fire pit, decking, patio cover, stone bench seats, and all landscaping. From the initial design and proposal through the final planting, John and his crew were extremely professional, helpful, and timely in all phases of the project. All the materials Sunset uses are first-rate, from the landscape lighting to the patio cover, and the masonry and flagstone work is beautiful. John's crew is great, and kept the work area neat and clean during the whole process. All work was kept on schedule, despite the fact the work was performed during winter 2015-16 and there were a couple of work stoppages due to heavy rains. We especially appreciated the daily emails from his assistant Nate letting us know the project status and what to expect next. John also went beyond the extra mile to make a few changes we wanted during and after the project was completed. He was helpful and available during all phases of the project, from initial design and materials selection through a trip to a local nursery to pick out and suggest various plants and trees for the landscaping. Our back yard is now exceptionally beautiful and enjoyable - only wish we'd had Sunset do it years earlier.
We design many outdoor environments that include Pools and Spas. Sunset has built pools for our clients for nearly 20 years. Their quality is second to none. Always very professional and efficient with excellent results. We highly recommend them.
When we started looking for a pool contractor I saw an ad with beautiful examples of outstanding pools and upscale landscape designs. John Z and company offered a fast track design and application with very competent sub-contractors that met or exceeded a very robust time schedule. I am a retired construction professional. So I was pleasantly surprised. A beautiful finished product. No punch list to speak of. A good experience with a wonderful outcome. Thank you John Z, Nate T, and the Sunset crew.
We cannot say enough about our wonderful experience with Sunset Designers & Builders!! From the first time we met John Zahn, we knew we wanted him to build us one of his beautiful elevated pools. John listened to all of our thoughts and provided excellent ideas to complete the perfect backyard oasis for us! The entire Sunset team was very professional and always accessible. Our project was completed on time and within budget. We now spend so much family time in our backyard and we could not be happier!! Thank you Sunset!!
John Zahn designed a beautiful jacuzzi/waterfall project for us. He was careful to include all the specific project details we were looking for, which included a waterfall feature that made enough sound to drown out nearby freeway noise, plenty of seating for 8-10 people, and our specific color palette. He also worked hard to match the existing masonry in our backyard, so it actually looks like that entire portion of the yard was constructed at the same time. He was flexible in accommodating changes that we made along the way, including the exact location of the jacuzzi on the ground. He also handled the landscaping and lighting plan around the jacuzzi and did a fabulous job integrating it with the overall design. We are so pleased with the outcome that we use it almost daily. We've had two backyard parties since the project was finished and our guests have raved about the quality of the work. We can enthusiastically recommend John for your outdoor living space project!
Sunset Builders built us a beautiful pool, fireplace and outdoor kitchen in 2009! We have loved it every day since then! John was great in recommending quality equipment and features to compliment the quality pool he designed and built. He kept us up to date on the progress of the build every step of the way. The whole process was neat, timely and stress-less! Over the past few years a few small issues have come up; one call to John and he would come and adjust, replace or fix whatever the issue was. I can't say enough about the quality and responsiveness of John and the team at Sunset!
Thank you for all your work on our little beach home. We plan on retiring here so will enjoy the fruits of your labor for many, many years. Your energy, professionalism and creativity captured us from the beginning. Thank you for creating, designing and completing our “oasis.” We will thoroughly enjoy our outdoor living room.
Incredible! You did a great job. Thank you for transforming our backyard into a paradise!
To any family interested in creating a recreational area in your yard, we highly recommend Sunset for the job. Our pool continues to be the focal point of our warm weather exercise. The unique design has been a delight for our grandchildren. We do not hesitate to sing the praises of the builder to all who are interested. The entire experience was positive.
Our friends were stunned at the ‘look’ of the back area, particularly the plant lighting and color combinations. Of course they were awe struck by the cooking center. The experience of entertaining our friends rates it a “10”!
Working with John Zahn and his people was a positive experience from the very beginning, and it continued to the finished results on our major pool project. John’s ideas and suggestions for remodeling our old worn-out pool into a new elevated pool, and totally revising our back yard, were all terrific, and resulted in a contemporary look that has beautifully updated our 65-year-old home. While provision was made for the later installation of a gas water heater, John’s recommendation of the Midnight Blue pebble coating and two inexpensive “lily pad” solar heating covers is working perfectly for us, resulting in an ideal water temperature of 84 degrees in our big pool. We love the water color too! John and his office manager Nate were always very easy to get in touch with and responded quickly to any of our questions. In addition, we found Nate’s daily email project updates extremely helpful throughout. John and his Sunset Designers team were professional and a pleasure to work with and we highly recommend them for your pool needs.
We had both our front and back yard gutted and Sunset Designers and Builders did a incredible job of turning both dirt lots into a beautiful oasis which included hardscape, a firepit, the addition of cement columns, landscaping and remodeled jacuzzi. (See photos) All work was completed in a timely manner, working up to 6 days a week, and the quality of the design is beyond compare. We are so happy with our newly designed yards.
We've done several pool projects with John and his team, all of which turned out well. The designs he conceives are creative, meet the requirements of the owner and the execution on site look good. We enjoy collaborating with John and would recommend him for your new pool.
We hired John to design and remodel our pool, front and back yards. His design was beautiful; he listened to our wants, understood our goals and worked within our budget. He clearly defined the scope and time frame for the job. John and his crew were responsive to our questions and issues that came up during and after construction. We highly recommend Sunset Designers and Builders for your yard project.
We could not be happier with the pool created for us by Sunset Designers and Builders. John Zahn and his entire crew did fantastic work for us from start to finish. Would highly rate this company for its creativity, skill and the ability to get a project done on time and completely on budget. Our ``old pool`` was a nightmare because the previous contractor simply did an unprofessional job. We were fearful of throwing good money after bad, but Sunset definitely came through for us in every way. They were in constant communication with us throughout the project and provided us with great advice as we selected tile, pool finishes and equipment. They never let us down once and we believe the skill of their crew is simply unsurpassed. They left the work site as neat as possible every day and kept disruptions to an absolute minimum. The result was a beautiful pool that we were finally able to truly enjoy after living with the subpar product of the previous ``contractor``. We have hired many contractors over the years for many types of projects and John is simply at the top of our list. After the pool was completed and we had questions about operating the equipment John came over personally and walked us through everything a second time. He is someone who obviously cares about his customers and the product he creates. Would use them again without question.
Even though it's December, we are still enjoying our Jacuzzi and re-modeled pool from Sunset Designers and Builders. Prior to hiring Sunset, we interviewed 7 contractors, we weren't comfortable with their designs. Sunset was # 8. My engineering-minded husband had lots of technical questions, John answered all questions on the spot, he is very knowledgeable. John's design of raising the back wall of the pool and tweaking the shape to allow for huge steps made such a difference. We enter the pool from the deep and shallow end, the grandkids play on the 20`` steps. Our backyard is now functional, pleasing to the eye, and has increased our outdoor living space. John's design incorporated stone around the edges of our outdoor room and applied the same stone as banding at the pool points in the deck. He also applied the ledger stone used on the raised wall of the pool onto the base of the outdoor room columns, everything is seamless and appears as if it was completed at the same time. The 7 contractors before him couldn't do this. All the materials are high end (stone, glass tile, pebble-tech, coping), the landscape is awesome, and our back yard looks like a million bucks. John Zahn took our 50yr old pool and made the entire backyard look NEW. Sunset is a rare find, we would hire SUNSET again, THANKS JOHN & NATE