Garocco, Inc. The Pool Construction Company.

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Gar you have an amazing talent! I've always been awed by your visions too! You truly have mastered pools.

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Gar you have an amazing talent! I've always been awed by your visions too! You truly have mastered pools.

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Ken Poe was highly unprofessional and ruined what would have been an amazing experience and pool. Our pool ended up four feet smaller than it should have been yet was dug and poured to be larger. The pool filler never worked correctly and Ken refused to meet with our inspector who found fault in almost each step of the process. Our pool took more than 6 months and should have been 10k dollars less than the original bid. The plaster peeled after the first summer and Ken would not fix it after repeated calls. He charged us for the larger pool size even though the pool was much smaller. He took our money before the pool was finished and refused to continue the construction until we paid him. We were at his mercy with a pool half finished and three months into the process. It was a NIGHTMARE! Completely unprofessional and dishonest. Our concrete work is such low quality we are having to have it all re-done.

Don't believe the other reviews it is painfully obvious they didn't have an experience with the pool company, just a "great job", who reviews like that except the owner and his buddies?

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Ken Poe was highly unprofessional and ruined what would have been an amazing experience and pool. Our pool ended up four feet smaller than it should have been yet was dug and poured to be larger. The pool filler never worked correctly and Ken refused to meet with our inspector who found fault in almost each step of the process. Our pool took more than 6 months and should have been 10k dollars less than the original bid. The plaster peeled after the first summer and Ken would not fix it after repeated calls. He charged us for the larger pool size even though the pool was much smaller. He took our money before the pool was finished and refused to continue the construction until we paid him. We were at his mercy with a pool half finished and three months into the process. It was a NIGHTMARE! Completely unprofessional and dishonest. Our concrete work is such low quality we are having to have it all re-done.

Don't believe the other reviews it is painfully obvious they didn't have an experience with the pool company, just a "great job", who reviews like that except the owner and his buddies?

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I do not normally write online reviews. However, after dealing with Gary Sewell, of Garocco Pools I wanted to (i) save others from the mistake we made in hiring him and (ii) ensure that Gary Sewell is known as the crook and liar that he is.

We hired Gary to build us a pool in Altadena after reading great online reviews (last year) and seeing his portfolio of pools. He agreed to build our pool and asked for money up-front to do the job. He then dug a giant hole in the back yard, and asked us for more money. We agreed, because we thought he would continue to work and had no reason to doubt that based on his reviews and portfolio. However, things started to look somewhat sketchy at this point as he began to ask us to make the checks out to him personally rather than Garocco Pools, Inc.

After paying Gary a second time, he left the job, didn't return our phone calls and didn't stop by the house for 3 months. When he finally did come back he had a number of excuses (which we later found out were all lies) and we gave him a probationary period in which he said he would perform all the work without pay because he felt morally obligated after taking tens of thousands of dollars from us. He said he wanted to make it up to us.

During his second chance he lied to us again repeatedly and later we found out that he was taking money from the workers (whom we were paying directly.

He never obtained a permit for the pool even though he told us 6 months ago that he had. We have had to deal with the Zoning Department on a number of occasions because of this.

He lied repeatedly to us, got aggressive with us a number of times and now we are stuck cleaning up the mess he made.

DO NOT HIRE. Read all of the reviews online for Garocco Pools and notice how many people are disgusted with Gary Sewell.

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I do not normally write online reviews. However, after dealing with Gary Sewell, of Garocco Pools I wanted to (i) save others from the mistake we made in hiring him and (ii) ensure that Gary Sewell is known as the crook and liar that he is.

We hired Gary to build us a pool in Altadena after reading great online reviews (last year) and seeing his portfolio of pools. He agreed to build our pool and asked for money up-front to do the job. He then dug a giant hole in the back yard, and asked us for more money. We agreed, because we thought he would continue to work and had no reason to doubt that based on his reviews and portfolio. However, things started to look somewhat sketchy at this point as he began to ask us to make the checks out to him personally rather than Garocco Pools, Inc.

After paying Gary a second time, he left the job, didn't return our phone calls and didn't stop by the house for 3 months. When he finally did come back he had a number of excuses (which we later found out were all lies) and we gave him a probationary period in which he said he would perform all the work without pay because he felt morally obligated after taking tens of thousands of dollars from us. He said he wanted to make it up to us.

During his second chance he lied to us again repeatedly and later we found out that he was taking money from the workers (whom we were paying directly.

He never obtained a permit for the pool even though he told us 6 months ago that he had. We have had to deal with the Zoning Department on a number of occasions because of this.

He lied repeatedly to us, got aggressive with us a number of times and now we are stuck cleaning up the mess he made.

DO NOT HIRE. Read all of the reviews online for Garocco Pools and notice how many people are disgusted with Gary Sewell.

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Pools was done in October 2010 and 2 months later foundation is falling and grout and tile started cracking. We called him (Ken Poe) several times to come fix it. He said he would come by to fix it but never did. It is now June and he stopped calling us. Ken Poe was paid in full (in CASH). I will be calling the IRS and better business bureau. I have pictures and records of our text, emails and phone calls. He is not one you can trust. Make sure you have everything written down on the contract from electrical covers and wires to how many plants- He is sneaky and will say "it's not in the contract" even if he did a handshake deal. In my opinion His word is worth nothing!
BE CAREFUL if you work with Ken Poe of Garocco Pools.

UPDATE7/20/11
Since the previous posting Ken Poe is working with us to correct the problems. Workers have been to the house and the tile and grout seem to have been repaired for now. He seems more willing and eager to repair his job since my review.

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Pools was done in October 2010 and 2 months later foundation is falling and grout and tile started cracking. We called him (Ken Poe) several times to come fix it. He said he would come by to fix it but never did. It is now June and he stopped calling us. Ken Poe was paid in full (in CASH). I will be calling the IRS and better business bureau. I have pictures and records of our text, emails and phone calls. He is not one you can trust. Make sure you have everything written down on the contract from electrical covers and wires to how many plants- He is sneaky and will say "it's not in the contract" even if he did a handshake deal. In my opinion His word is worth nothing!
BE CAREFUL if you work with Ken Poe of Garocco Pools.

UPDATE7/20/11
Since the previous posting Ken Poe is working with us to correct the problems. Workers have been to the house and the tile and grout seem to have been repaired for now. He seems more willing and eager to repair his job since my review.

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I had a very small budget which Garocco was able to meet and I would highly recommend their service. I could not believe the speed of service, we had the pool done in less than 2 1/2 weeks. Gar and his team are efficient, and do quality work. He insures everything is done to his high quality standards. I would not look anywhere else to build a pool, they are the best.

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I had a very small budget which Garocco was able to meet and I would highly recommend their service. I could not believe the speed of service, we had the pool done in less than 2 1/2 weeks. Gar and his team are efficient, and do quality work. He insures everything is done to his high quality standards. I would not look anywhere else to build a pool, they are the best.

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Gar you have an amazing talent! I've always been awed by your visions! You can take an ordinary space and make it extraordinary! Keep up the good job!

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Gar you have an amazing talent! I've always been awed by your visions! You can take an ordinary space and make it extraordinary! Keep up the good job!

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Excellent Customer Service, Competitive pricing, free estimates. Super fast, super friendly, my webpage was beautiful. Quick email response

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Excellent Customer Service, Competitive pricing, free estimates. Super fast, super friendly, my webpage was beautiful. Quick email response

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I've always been awed by your visions! You can take an ordinary space and make it extaordinary! Keep up the good job!

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I've always been awed by your visions! You can take an ordinary space and make it extaordinary! Keep up the good job!

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It is too far from my house but I wish hey could help me build mine....

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It is too far from my house but I wish hey could help me build mine....

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Proud to have a Garocco Pool!!! Awesome and appreciated my prperty value big time.

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Proud to have a Garocco Pool!!! Awesome and appreciated my prperty value big time.

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the pools are looking AWESOME

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the pools are looking AWESOME

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Gar you have an amazing talent! I've always been awed by your visions! You can take an ordinary space and make it extaordinary! Keep up the good job!

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Gar you have an amazing talent! I've always been awed by your visions! You can take an ordinary space and make it extaordinary! Keep up the good job!

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