Dependable Excavating LLC San Antonio TX. 210-725-0306
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March 15, 2014 To Whom It May Concern: Read the Testimonials below! I did and relied on them to engage Fernando to execute a partial demolition and yard restoration for a large pool in my backyard. The statements made in those postings proved reliable and accurate. Fernando did an excellent job for a fair price. His word was his bond--he did what he committed to do and even went beyond as conditions required. My wife and I are grateful we had Fernando do the work and are pleased with our finished level yard ready for final landscaping. David C. Spoor 210 601 6660.
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Summer 2015 - Our daughter, her husband, and their four children moved into a house with an empty and cracked pool. The previous homeowners had made several failed attempts to repair the pool. The safety of our grandchildren playing near an empty swimming pool was a huge concern. After witnessing a near miss my wife and I offered to demo the pool. I made several attempts to get other contractors to demo the swimming pool. Access to the pool was the biggest issue for others. I ran across Fernando Fernandez�s company while searching on the internet. I saw several great reviews and decided to give him a call. Fernando met with me that very afternoon. We developed and agreed to a plan and agreement. By the next morning Fernando was on site taking care of business. By noon the following day we were happy, happy, happy! Fernando delivered what he promised and more, but most of all he was �Dependable�. David Herbst
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September 25, 2015 Dear Fernando, This has been a truly blessed experience to have contacted you when I'd been praying for a long time about what to do with my pool. My husband died 3 years ago and I've been struggling with whether to continue paying to keep it or close it up since it hasn't been used in years. I know that God answers prayers and puts people in your life for a reason. I've been watching you as you've demolished my pool and your honesty about what you said you'd do. It couldn't have been a better time and you've lifted a weight off my shoulders that's been there for many years. My prayers have been answered and I thank the Lord for sending you to do the job. I will continue to pray for you and your family as you move on to your next venture. May God continue to bless you and keep you. Ms. Bette Chisholm
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June 5, 2015 Fernando and his team collapsed our 35 year old 18,000 gallon in-ground pool that was becoming a money hole that was only being used very little for all the work involved. We're grateful it is gone. Fernando was pleasant to work with, on time and worked through the job until it was completed, 2 days. We recommend anyone who is interested in demolishing their pool to give Fernando a call. He is very honest and is a man of his word. I can now rest that we won't have any more break downs, no more chemical bills, no more parts to purchase, no more large water bills, and no more large electric bills. We had thought about selling our home to just get away from the pool, but we have invested so much over the years to make our home comfortable for us and could not find a replacement that fit our needs, or match the amenities we have done over the years, so the best way was to get rid get of the pool. It is gone with no regrets. If you are in our shoes in your home I recommend you call Dependable Excavating LLC, for a free estimate. You will be surprised at how reasonable Fernando's price is compared to his competitors. Please feel free to call me for a personal reference. Mickey Brown 210-508-0559.
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11-28-2014 Dear Fernando, I hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving day! I just wanted to thank you again for the great job you did filling in my 40+yr old money pit of a pool. I was very stressed about the money I was having to continually put in an old pool that no one was really using anymore and I didn't know where to turn for help. You were trustworthy and kind as well as not afraid to work hard to complete the project on time, and you still didn't forget to finish the little details that many contractors agree to do and then forget (i.e., you remembered to repair the wall with concrete and relocate some boulders for me). I would happily recommend you to anyone needing expertise in problematic excavation or pool removal at a fair price. I am sending you this email because I would like to be posted on your testimonial page and perhaps help someone else in the same predicament. J. Pecotte 210-257-6450.
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May 29, 2014 Happiness is having my over 30 year old pool removed by Fernando! He was recently referred to me by a friend. He arrived the same day I called him, looked at the pool, described in detail what had to be done and gave me an extremely fair price and date for the job that very afternoon. The job was completed within the week, leaving the area level and ready for landscaping. Fernando is knowledgeable, well mannered and honest. I recommend him highly. Josepine Cormack 210-490-5039
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March 20, 2014 I had a 30+ year old in-ground swimming pool that became a nightmare and an eyesore! I had a friend that thought he could do the job for me of filling it in, but after starting it realized that it was too much of a job and didn't have the right equipment. After many failed attempts of trying to find someone, either they never showed up or they wanted to charge a fortune. I called Fernando at Dependable Excavating during the evening on a Saturday. I explained that I had worked all day and that was my first chance to call, he was so understanding and even went that night to look at my pool! He started a day earlier than what he told me and had it completed within two days and all at a reasonable price! Unbelievable! He had all the equipment needed and got the job done in a professional manner! Highly recommend him! Angela Toman 210-844-1614
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October 29, 2013 Dear Fernando, just want to write a note about how much I appreciated your service. If you can use the following, please do. My pool was approximately 35 years old and was beginning to leak. It was costing me money to keep water in it and also to try to find the leak and repair it. Since my children and grandchildren are all grown, the pool wasn't being used so I couldn't see putting money into keeping it up. Also it was costing me money to have a pool service come out every week. I went on the internet and found the number for Dependable Excavating. I had called another service earlier, but after talking to Fernando he offered to come right out to my house to look at what I wanted done. He gave me a reasonable price what it would cost to excavate and fill in my pool. I was impressed when I met him and felt he was being honest with me. In two days my pool was excavated and filled in. I am so happy with the service he did. I highly recommend him. Sincerely, Mary Petermeier 210-659-1174
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April 4, 2012 To Whom it May Concern, It is my great pleasure to recommend the services of Fernando Fernandez, Dependable Excavating LLC for turnkey swimming pool removal services. Our 30 year old pool was in need of extensive repair or removal. After conferencing with Fernando, and receiving his quote, we opted for removal. I am so glad that we did. Fernando did exactly what he said he would do, he did it when he said he would do it, and the cost was very reasonable, less than the cost of required repairs. The men Fernando sent to do the job were polite, professional, and thorough. The pool and surrounding patios were completely demoed. The concrete and rebar were carefully separated and hauled away. The hole was filled with soil, covered with topsoil, neatly and carefully spread, and the entire area was cleaned. I would not hesitate to do business with Fernando and Dependable Excavating again. Sincerely, Bridget Alexander
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Fernando, Just wanted to let you know how pleased Lynda and I are with the pool demolition job you just did for us. We are as excited with our back yard now as we were the day we had our Gary pool installed almost 29 years ago. It was a long and hard decision for us to make (i.e., do we have the cracks and leak(s) fixed and the pool replastered, and continue having to deal with the monthly expenses of cleaning, chemicals, electricity - or do we have it demolished and start fresh with a new backyard and none of the hassles of a pool?) and we could not be happier with our decision!!! YOU certainly lived up to our expectations and what we had hoped for. Our three grown children and our 11 grandchildren, all of whom learned to swim in that pool over the years, all have their own neighborhood pools and swim teams that they are members of, and are excited about our decision, too. In fact, we are having a family cookout today to celebrate and enjoy our new backyard. Lynda and I were so impressed that YOU - the owner of the company - did all of the heavy machinery work all by yourself, along with help from your brother who hauled in all the loads of fill dirt and the beautiful topsoil! And the total job from start to finish completed in only a day and a half! We will definitely be on the lookout for anyone we know or hear of who is thinking about having their pool demolished so we can recommend YOU!!! No need to look any further for a better price or quality and completeness of work. Thank you so much again for your outstanding work, Fernando!!! We love our new backyard!!! Ron and Lynda Taylor 210-508-1728
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August 17, 2011 To Future Clients of Fernando's with Dependable Excavating: My finding Fernando to build my pool was truly one of the biggest blessings I have ever had. I had talked with three other pool companies, had them out to my house and was waiting on them to do their drawings and call me back-all promising to call back within a week but still hadn't heard from them after two weeks. I was thoroughly disgruntled with pool companies on the day I called Fernando. He came to my home that same evening & spent a good three hours with me laying my pool out on the ground with my water hoses. What a concept! He listened to what I wanted and didn't try to tell me what I wanted as the other companies had done. I was swimming in my pool on the 30th day after Fernando started the excavation. I watched my pool being built from start to finish and cannot say enough good things about Fernando, his work and his workers. They are all honest and dependable. Fernando is very knowledgeable and made some very good suggestions to me while building my pool. He was extremely helpful in every aspect. He was at my home by 7:30 every morning and was there for everything that was being done. He was actually digging another pool when they showed up to shoot the concrete for my pool. He left that job and came to my house and spent four hours away from that other job so he could make sure the concrete was done correctly and to his satisfaction. Do you think a big company would have done that? My dream pool turned out exactly how I had pictured it when I started dreaming about having a pool. I cannot say enough good things about Fernando, his family, his work standards and ethics and his contractors. He did so much of the work himself and kept me apprised of what would be done next and how it would be done. He was always available for any questions or concerns I had and his bilingual skills were very useful. You will regret not choosing Fernando to build you pool. You cannot have anyone that is more professional than or as easy to work with as Fernando. I would strongly recommend him to build a pool for any of my friends, family or others. In fact, he is already building a pool for two of my friends who watched him build my pool. You are welcomed to call me with any questions you may have or you can always come by and look at my pool. Fernando has permission to bring any of his future clients to my home to show them the quality of his work. Best Regards, Derenda Shewbert (Keller Williams Realty) 210-219-4215
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Dependable Excavating To the future clients of Fernando, If you are considering building a pool or just throwing about the idea of having your own cool and relaxing getaway in your back yard, talk to Fernando. My wife and I had been thinking about putting in a pool for years but we just couldn't see burying a Lexus behind our house. Times are tough and you want to get the most for your money. A friend of ours told us of Fernando while he was building his pool. We made many visits during construction and were happy with his attention to detail and high quality work. We decided to listen to the competition first to see how Fernando's pool would compare to the expensive dealers. We looked at examples of their work and were surprised at how little pool you got for all that money. We also noted the problems with their pools and their "whatever" mentality to making it right. Then we sat down with Fernando and said, This is what we want to spend. What can you do for us. We ended up with a Mercedes for the price of a Toyota. Having Fernando build our pool was one of the best decisions we've made for our family. Each time my wife and I go for a swim, we find ourselves telling each other how much we like our pool and it's good to be able to truthfully say that. If you enjoy throwing away your money, give it to the high dollar pool builders. You'd be doing yourself and your family a great disservice by not sitting down and talking with Fernando. He has been open to ideas and helpful with questions. He's reliable and communicates frequently. He's a genuine craftsman and a professional. We really don't have a negative point to argue with our pool and having Fernando build it. Please call us if you have any doubts or questions. We'd be happy to show you the quality product he built for us and answer any questions you may have. Sincerely, Eli & Andrea Dierkhising 210-857-6585
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January 10, 2010 Fernando Fernandez Dependable Excavation To whom it may concern, In late 2009, we hired Fernando to build our dream pool. Fernando's knowledge and expertise truly was a benefit. We were going to build our own pool and originally were looking for him to do just the excavation. After he came out and gave us an estimate, we realized we would need some help and he sure had all the answers. His contacts and connections in the pool builder industry really did pay off for us. Throughout the process, he helped us make decisions on design, colors, and materials. He also has accounts at all the equipment suppliers, which saved a lot of money. In fact, I estimate that we saved over $30,000 by hiring Fernando to build our pool. We would recommend him for any excavation, reconstruction, or complete pool construction job. You will not be disappointed. Sincerely, Jim & Becki Scribner
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May 19, 2010 To Whom It May Concern, We just finished the BEST construction experience we have ever had! In the spring of 2010, we had Fernando Fernandez build a pool and spa for our family. We were amazed at the incredible service we received. Here are a couple of the highlights: Fernando was a man of his word. He did what he said he was going to do, when he said he was going to do it. That was huge to us given our previous construction experiences. He repeatedly went above and beyond our expectations. This was seen in a number of areas, but one was definitely in Fernando's attention to the little details. We saw him paying close attention to every step of the process- and that gave us a lot of confidence and peace of mind. Fernando brought a wealth of experience. He took what we were wanting and looking for in a swimming pool and made it better. He gave quality input and suggestions on things we had no idea about and allowed us to make the final decisions based in our preferences and what was best for our family. It is with the highest confidence that recommend Fernando Fernandez for your pool and spa needs. You won't be disappointed! Sincerely, Randy Ayres, Lead Pastor Cross Mountain Church
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November 9, 2010 For the past five weeks, I have had the pleasure of watching our pool be built from ground up by Fernando Fernandez. Fernando and his small crew were exceptional and understand what it takes to provide the best customer service that could be expected from a customer. His 14 years of experience was definitely noticeable and it became a hallmark of his craftsmanship. The end product has completely astonished my family as well as neighbors and friends. There are four areas that stood out as exceptional and needs to be mentioned. There were no areas which we were concerned about and therefore we are completely satisfied with Fernando and his Excavating Company. The first aspect was customer service and timeliness. On 9 September, we were able to secure a building permit to dig and construct an in-ground pool. The building permit was secured around lunchtime and within two days, the entire pool area was dug. We were amazed at the thoroughness and attention to detail. Fernando was extremely meticulous and he held his crew to the same standards. He understood that a construction site can be disruptive to a family so he made our pool a priority as long as quality and safety was not compromised. From start to finish, our pool was completed within one month. Second aspect was craftsmanship and price. Fernando was recommended by a friend and having him build our pool was the best decision that we made for this high-end project/purchase. Based off quotes and input from other local companies, we saved in excess of $12,000, received upper-end pool equipment, and gunite (cement) instead of fiberglass. The total cost savings were also contained in the entire package deal. Not only did Fernando go with sturdy and very dependable equipment but he also took pride in his craftsmanship. The Gunite was sprayed on rebar that was tied closer than local codes, making the pool even sturdier. That aspect gave my entire family "peace of mind" since we too have heard about horror stories regarding pool companies in the area. I also was able to physically see two pools that were either completed or still in the construction phase. The compliments conveyed about Fernando and seeing the construction process develop were definite selling points to my wife and I. Additionally, Fernando's expertise and experience helped my family make several decisions on the pool and landscaping that I may have never envisioned. He also added a few extra perks that far exceeded our expectations of the end product. More importantly, there were no hidden costs and what we envisioned is what we received in the end. Third aspect was subcontractors and their professionalism. The electrician was outstanding and saved us several hundred dollars when we discovered that our home builders took shortcuts with the electrical panel. What typically costs $1200 for an electrical panel upgrade only cost us $300. The brick layers who laid the flag stone were artists in their own profession. They were extremely quick and did an exceptional job around the pool as well as the encasement of two support pillars. The third subcontractor was the Sun-dek crew that covered our concrete. This was an extra cost but after seeing the end result at another pool that Fernando built, we could not pass on this feature, especially in Texas. They too were very professional and offered to cover our sun-room at no additional cost. They understood that placing sun-dek on all concrete would look much better than leaving an area bare. They were correct and I am so pleased that they noticed this oversight and suggested the change. The final aspect was trust. During the entire process, Fernando kept us informed and was readily available if we had any questions or concerns. At no time did we feel that anything was being done without our needs or desires in mind. Fernando was exceptional and did everything possible to ensure we were getting what we expect and what we wanted. Flexibility was also a cornerstone for him and his crew. They worked around weather shortfalls so once the ground dried up, they could continue the process. On weekends, Fernando usually stopped by to ensure the area was picked up and no problems surfaced since Friday. This oversight and review of the building progress solidified our trust in Fernando and his crew. Without hesitation, I would strongly recommend Fernando to build a pool for friends, family or others. Any interested clients are more than welcomed to stop by our home and see our finished pool. I trust Fernando?s ability to build any type of pool and recommend him to all. You will not be disappointed! If you have any inquiries on areas not mentioned, please feel free to contact the undersigned at 210-663-4348 or paul.goymerac@us.army.mil. Sincerely, Paul J. Goymerac
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April 29, 2011 To whom it may concern, I used Fernando Fernandez of Dependable Excavation LLC to build my pool. I found Fernando to be extremely knowledgeable on all elements of pool construction. Initially, he was very good at helping me to determine various aspects of the pool (e.g. pool elevation, pool features, materials, etc.) In addition, he was always willing to give me some cost benefit perspective of the various pool items being considered. His many years of experience and industry contacts proved beneficial on numerous occasions. Further, he was able to contact various suppliers and was willing to pass along the lowest wholesale pricing to me. I also found it extremely advantageous for Fernando to be on hand as various work crews were performing tasks given his bilingual communication skills. He is very honest, extremely dependable, and a real pleasure to work with. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions concerning Fernando and his ability to build your dream pool. Sincerely, John and Darlene Thomas (830) 755-4440
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The Go-To Guy Your "answer man" at the Express-News Readers tired of pools Posted on 06/18/2011 by kfrazzini Two readers contacted me recently with the same question: Who can help me remove or fill in my in-ground swimming pool? We have many good memories of neighborhood kids learning to swim in the pool, Marie Rivas writes. But time marches on and now the pool is mostly a pain in the back (literally) to clean and in the pocketbook to maintain. Cindy B. is getting up in age where sun worshipping is not my thing anymore, she writes. A homeowner can tackle this project and as Cindy pointed out in her note can find a wealth of guidance on the Web. Using the term "fill in a swimming pool" in a popular search engine, I found several intriguing DIY ideas, including building a deck over an old pool and converting a pool to a pond, a storage space or a storm shelter. Filling a pool is not as easy as trucking in enough dirt to fill the hole. The bottom of the pool must be opened so that it drains into the soil below. If this isn't done, the fill dirt will tend to hold more moisture than the surrounding soil and could be unstable. Often, the decking and part of the siding are broken up and used as filler. Demolition on this scale requires serious tools: jackhammer, excavator, dump truck, etc. For that reason, Marie and Cindy are wise to seek help. A contractor doing pool removal locally is Dependable Excavating LLC (210-725-0306) You'll be happy to know that the city does not require a demolition permit to remove a residential pool. Submit questions by mail, P.O. Box 2171, San Antonio, TX 78297-2171. Look for The Go-To Guy on Sundays in S.A. Life and online at mySA.com.
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