Remodeling Specialists was born in 1990 when we, Roger and Chris, teamed up to solve a problem we saw in the Valley pool
market. Chris saw things from a contractor’s point-of-view,
building custom homes and pools. Roger saw things from the
customer’s point-of-view, working in virtually every area
of pool service and retail.
saw the need for a company that specializes in renovating
pools that works directly with pool owners. Why? At the
time we started CDC, pool owners had two choices to redo their
pool, both less-than-perfect in our opinion:
pool contractors. They’re happy to "squeeze you in"
between building new pools or during the off season. It’s
not their main business and, as a result, customer service
often goes south while prices go north.
owners could also go direct to a pool plaster. The problem
again is one of priority. Most pool plasters do the majority
of their work for one or two large new pool contractors. So,
who’s a priority, you, with your single project, or the plaster’s
two customers that give them 200 pool projects each year?
designed CDC from the ground up to serve the pool owner. Your
pool is important to us, and we’ll act like it is.
Today, that commitment is Here are
some of the things we do (we think differently than the rest)
as a result:
the truth and only commit to what we know we can do. And everything
else will pretty much take care of itself."
things clean and simple, and really is the basis for everything
It’s easy to look out your window at
one of our resurfacing crews and just see "a
bunch of laborers." Our guys are far from that.
Many of them have been with us practically since we
started the company. They are skilled craftsmen who
work for us because THEY WANT TO WORK for CDC Pools.
Why? Our pay and benefits package is far above the norm in
our industry. We treat them with the respect they
deserve. We can lose all of our equipment and
tools tomorrow, but as long as we have our people,
we know we can deliver a quality job.
Our People (yeah, twice. . .they're that important)
We added two more owners recently, Ron and Justin.
Four owners and six superintendents--that's ten people,
most of us out in the field, making sure things go
right. Our level of commitment to the customer is
unprecedented in our industry for a company our size.
We're not perfect. Things go wrong in
construction. But we stand behind our work.
encourage everyone on our team to be creative and develop
new ways of doing things. Probably the best example is
our Baja Pebble Smooth interior pool surface. It is generally
acknowledged as the smoothest pebble surface available
and is protected by two patents pending. We also use numerous
proprietary material blends in our other surfaces.
example: our newest plaster trucks. Most plaster trucks
have a gas 4-cylinder engine that runs the plaster pump
and a gas 16-hp lawn mower-type engine that runs the small
Working closely with our equipment manufacturer/supplier,
we devised a new system that utilizes a Hatz, diesel-powered
engine (instead of gasoline) and eliminates one of the
motors previously needed. We now run the mixer hydraulically
from the same diesel engine and have tapped into the truck’s
diesel fuel system to ensure a clean fuel supply. This
new system has proven to be more reliable and more economical
to operate. To the best of our knowledge, it is the first
of its kind in the industry and may well become
the industry standard.
And speaking of trucks, this is our newest addition at a
recent home show. Check out the paint job!
It's a beautiful thing. . .
work hard to keep our equipment in the best working condition
possible. We perform routine maintenance for both safety
and reliability, which makes it easier for us to show
up on time AND reduces our overhead.
We own all our equipment
and the building we're in. We
buy our material direct from suppliers literally
around the world. One of our owners, Chris, spends
a huge chunk of his time doing nothing more than
sourcing material. He even negotiates our own freight!
We believe our quality and
price make our jobs the best value in the Valley.
We work hard, try to keep it simple and never stop improving
how we do what we do. And we think all that makes a difference
you can see today and you’ll appreciate 10 years from today.