Our History Starts in 1948…
Celebrating 70 Years!
Truman was President, Hells Angels motorcycle gang was formed, and the United States recognized Israel as a country. The year was 1948, and here in Southern California, Sunset Fence and Patio Company opened its doors in Long Beach on American Avenue, now known as Long Beach Blvd. Customers had the choice of having Sunset Fence and Patio come to their homes to build a custom fence or patio.
A World War II veteran, Bob Dare, was in charge of selling the services of the company. Bob became one of the partners in 1950, and the company changed its name to Sunset Designers & Builders in 1953 as the company gradually grew and added in-ground swimming pools to the list of their services. In 1973, Bob married John’s mother Peggy.
In 1991, John Zahn purchased the business from the other partners including Bob Dare, John’s stepfather. Since that time, John has been the sole owner of the business and has grown the company into a premier Outdoor Living specialty company. As customers’ wants and needs change, and the appreciation for Outdoor Living increases, John has changed the business accordingly, staying at the cutting edge of pool and spa design trends.
Although making selections in the digital age has gotten easier, John has not retired the importance of personal one-on-one attention. John personally manages his team on each job from beginning to end, continuing the legacy of excellent customer service, while creating Outdoor Living spaces to enjoy year-round.
We exclusively service areas of Rossmoor, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and parts of Long Beach. The zip codes we service are 90720, 90740, 90803, 90814, and 90815.
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