"My brother's home is amazing!"
I just wanted to take a minute to let you know that your pool & spa installation in my brother’s home is amazing! During our recent visit we spent quite a bit of time enjoying the pool and its surroundings and found ourselves very relaxed.
The hardscape gives the home a fresh new look, from the matching stone driveway, main walkway and side walkway leading up to the oasis that was created in the back yard. Also, the quality of the work is outstanding. I believe that the installation is now over two years old and it shows as new.
Having worked in the construction industry for the past 27 years, I must also comment on the overall level of craftsmanship. The mechanical equipment is neatly installed and labeled as it should. All stonework was set flat, tight and properly pitched for drainage. Most importantly the pool finish is smooth and the contours are properly shaped.
My brother and sister-in-law love the pool, are quite pleased with your work, your professional staff, and your prompt follow up to questions and concerns regarding the pool and equipment. I’m sure that they will continue to have hours of enjoyment for many years to come.
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"A wonderful experience!"
It is really impressive and says a lot about a company that not only has an amazing leader like Bobby Van Kirk, but is able to maintain an entire crew that is professional, nice, on time, responsive, highly competent and a pleasure to work with on a regular basis!
In sum, thank you so much for a wonderful experience! As you know, we tell EVERYONE how happy we are with the job performed by Van Kirk & Sons, Inc.
Very truly yours,
Sharon & Glenn Kaplan
"Highest level of customer satisfaction possible."
On behalf of the Folchetti Family we thank Van Kirk & Sons for making our dream pool a reality with no headaches attached. Your sales approach was greatly appreciated for your time and reassurance, taking on the hard task of eliminating our fears and having us thankfully trust in Van Kirk verses any other pool company. Your helpful hand benefited us with an excellent and very high praised company that accomplised all tasks in building our pool with:
- Excellent workers who care
- Very little mess and no damage to property
- Extreme speed on construction
- Very little disturbance to us and neighbors
- Highest quality of customer service
We received the highest level of customer satisfaction possible in a big scary pool business world that can crush you. Van Kirk & Sons is a breath of fresh air. We are in paradise in our new pool thanks to Van Kirk's high standards of excellence!
The Folchetti Family
"Top notch professional job."
After weathering both Wilma and Katrina storms, it was time to renew and revitalize my pool area and backyard. Having decided to forgo the screen enclosure, I wanted to create an extension to my home that provided a living space where people could gather as well as make better use of the pool. In addition to creating additional space around the pool, there was also a need to address drainage problems from which the patio area had suffered for years. The associates at Van Kirk & Sons understood my goals and turned my vision into a reality. Working alongside my personal designer, a plan was created that merged and addressed both my aesthetic desires and practical concerns. I knew from the initial sketch that we were on the same wavelength, but I never imagined that the end result would materialize into my own personal tropical oasis.
I was able to make selections and provide input based on a tremendous variety of products and hands-on samples accessible on-site in the beautiful showroom. Throughout the project every memeber of the Van Kirk team was professional, showing up to the site in Van Kirk shirts and cleaning up the worksite at the end of the day. There was even another pool contractor doing work in the neighborhood that stopped by to ask if he and is client could see my project, and commended on the fact that it was a top-notch professional job.
Many thanks for a job well done and best wishes for continued success.
Barbara R. Doutre
"We could not be more pleased with the final product."
Van Kirk & Sons, Inc. built our pool and spa during the construction of our new home in 2006. Our builder told me that in all his years as a home builder, he would use no other pool designer than Steve Schwartz at Van Kirk Pools. As a General Contractor myself, a Building Official and Director of Building and Zoning for a local municipality I doubt that my background and knowledge make me an average customer.
During our visit to the Van Kirk facility, Steve Schwartz showed my wife and I everything from their offices, warehouse, to their production yard. I was very impressed to see that they make their own pavers, copings and rock features. Steve explained by manufacturing them in house they could control quality, availability and a perfect match in colors offered. We ended our tour by their indoor pool where you were able to see all of the different accessories, features, pavers and tiles that are offered. Steve did a fantastic job helping us design our pool. He explained how to best lay out the pool and patio, to take best advantage of our backyard and the views from our yard and how to tie it all into the rear of the house. We could not be more pleased with the final product.
During the construction of our pool it was evident that the crews were skilled and took pride in their work. Van Kirk uses the Gunite concrete process for the structural shell of their pools as opposed to Shotcrete. Gunite is more expensive and superior to Shotcrete. As an old concrete guy I took great pleasure watching these craftsmen work their magic.
In the three years of owning our pool we have needed service a couple of times. To me it's less important than you have a problem, but more important how you handle a problem. Each time Van Kirk has fixed the problem quickly and professionally to our complete satisfaction.
With my 35 years in the South Florida Construction Industry I without any hesitation recommend Van Kirk & Sons and Steve Schwartz for all your pool needs. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of any assistance.
Wesley C. Maltby
Director of Building and Zoning Department/Building Official
"Tight deadline and performed exceptionally well."
I want to take this opportunity to thank the Van Kirk & Sons Company for their hard work on The Ritz-Carlton Spa project, located in Manalapan, Florida. You all performed the spa and fountain work on a tight deadline and performed exceptionally well. Everyone from Van Kirk that has stepped foot on this project or had any part in getting this project done has been nothing but caring professionals who take pride in their work. Not only did you beat your schedule, you coordinated with the other trades involved so that they also finished their work on time as well. The owners have both spas and fountains that they can enjoy and be proud of years to come.
We are very happy with your work and I look forward to working with you and your team again in the future. I would recommend Van Kirk & Sons, Inc. to anyone.
Vice President of Construction
"Your passion and commitment make us all proud."
Congratulations! I am delighted to learn that your company has been named one of the Top 100 South Florida Businesses for 2009 by South Florida Business Leader. You must be very proud of this accomplishment.
It is rewarding to see those we admire and appreciate receive due recognition for their success and for giving back to the community. Your passion and commitment make us all proud.
Your entrepreneurial success and community involvement help make South Florida a better place to live. Thank you for giving us a reason to celebrate.
I wish you continued success and look forward to learning more good news about you in the future.
Eduardo J. Padrón
Miami Dade College
"A beautiful extension of our home."
Your design for my pool patio area has made my entire back yard amazing. We had never entertained outside since we have lived in our house. Now we do. For the past year and a half, our backyard pool and patio area is a beautiful extension of our home. You transformed a very simple standard pool area into a beautiful oasis of waterfalls and lights. We love the concrete pavers and the columns created an elegance that I couldn't have foreseen. Your suggestion for landscaping added the extra special look that we so desired.
Your ability to translate your vision for my pool area and express it to me on paper was daunting. I couldn't believe how your detailed drawings came to life. I thank you and Carl and the Van Kirk team for your patience and guidance throughout the demolition and construction.
"Thank you for your donation"
On behalf of the Board of Directors and members of The Rotary Club of West Palm Beach Charity Fund Inc., thank you for your donation of $700.00 of the Annual Rotary Club of West Palm Beach Charity Fun Golf Tournament at Bear Lakes Country Club.
Our Rotary Club is made up of professionals like you who are dedicated to helping the many needs of our community. Our Charity Fund provides a four year renewable college scholarship totaling $16,000 to a local student each year. We give $1,000 gifts to the 14 local elementary schools to use as they need -- no strings attached. We also provide holiday food baskets and gifts more than 100 families each December.
Please keep this letter as a receipt for your donation. The Rotary Club of West Palm Beach is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity and is a publicly supported organization as defined in sections 509(a)(1) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Internal Revenue Service Code, as such, contributions to Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches, Inc. are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. The tax ID number is 59-1002972. Upon request, we will provide you with a copy of our IRS determination letter for your record.
The Rotary Club of West Palm Beach Charity Fund Inc.,