Vista Contractors and Pools-Built on Integrity
When Vista Contractors & Pools partner and Louisiana native LJ Guillotte Jr. builds a pool for his customer, he promises integrity, quality and a little lagniappe… something extra. “We always do something extra that the customer doesn’t expect,” said LJ. “This is a big investment they are making and we want them to be more than happy.”
The name, Vista Contractors & Pools, is new to the community, but the company has more than 20 years experience in the pool and contracting business. LJ works with a team of in-house associates to offer his customers a backyard oasis that brings smiles to their faces…and their wallets.
Only those with integrity, outstanding craftsmanship and skills are part of the Vista Contractors & Pools family. They take pride in their work and it shows.
“We understand this is a significant investment in your home and want to make sure your outdoor inspiration is exactly what you envision,” assures LJ in his welcome letter to all customers. “From the very first ‘dig’ to ‘start-up’ services, Vista Contractors & Pools will be right there with you making sure every decision is one you are comfortable with during construction. Vista Contractors & Pools only uses the very best products in the industry from premium aggregate, gunite, decking materials and pool equipment. Vista Contractors & Pools installs the latest technology in automated controls for the equipment and lighting.”
Vista Contractors & Pools also does remodeling and upgrades to transform your backyard into an energy-efficient and eco-friendly outdoor getaway.
Atascocita Shores residents David and Hollie Cobb are thrilled with their new pool that features a beach entry and a weeping rock waterfall. From start to finish, it was built in three weeks. The Cobbs shopped around for a pool company for more than a year before choosing Vista Contractors & Pools. “His pool design stood out,” said Hollie. “Of all the bids we received, his design captured everything we wanted. He really listened to us.” David appreciated the value and the personal involvement of LJ throughout the entire process. “He kept in touch every day-he was very hands on.” The Cobbs were also pleased that LJ arranged for all the additional work they needed done, including the landscaping. When customers have landscaping needs, LJ partners with Shahid Mahmood, owner of F & S Landscaping. He has known Shahid for many years and the two have a strong mutual respect for one another.
F & S Landscaping prides itself on using only organic compounds that help beautify the landscape and protect the environment. “We don’t use chemicals or pesticides. This is important not only for the environment but for the health of the people going in and out of the pool,” said Shahid. From the spot of color that captures the eye when entering the backyard, to the choice of palms and plants around the pool, Shahid and his designer, Nelson, worked closely with the Cobbs to give them the tropical paradise they wanted.
“We not only have this gorgeous pool, we have this wonderful landscaping too. Everything is more than we expected. We look out here and can’t believe this is our yard,” smiled Hollie.
“Their satisfaction is my goal,” said LJ about his customers. “Seeing them happy is rewarding in itself. Although we want to make a profit, first thing is to make them happy.”
LJ knows a lot about what makes a business succeed. He is semi retired from the Oil and Gas industry and was recently recognized in the Houston Business Journal for his leadership and foresight. His keen sense of business and hands on approach has contributed to his success in each of his ventures. Now that he has semi retired, he has seen a need in the residential market for a player to bring the knowledge and integrity to an industry that has gained a not so favorable reputation for taking advantage of homeowners. “I wanted to offer the community a reliable pool company, built on integrity, stable enough to get the job done without change orders or pressure to collect money,” he said.
From start to finish, LJ likes to educate his customers with as much information as possible and is comfortable answering all their questions and concerns. During the design process, he shares samples of many popular features and styles and recommends the best compliments to their surrounding architecture and décor. His designs are unique, not the usual “cookie cutter” pools offered by some of his competitors…. and of course, there’s the lagniappe. One of his customers decided that she wanted a little larger pool after seeing the layout in her backyard. LJ not only increased the diameter of the pool, at no additional charge, but also increased the size of the spa. “Once the pool size was increased, it seemed to swallow the spa. I doubled the size which increased the number of jets and amount of plumbing-costs that the customer didn’t see,” said LJ.
Even after the pool is up and running, LJ assures his customers that he is there if they need him. “Vista Contractors & Pools is proud to have you as one of its customer and will be there to answer any questions you have for years to come. We stand behind our products and labor, even after the warranty period, we will still be there to assist you to ensure you have the utmost pleasant experience.,” he stated.
Want to add to your backyard paradise? Vista’s services and expertise include a wide range of features such as slides, patios, pergolas, outdoor kitchens, fire pits, sunroom’s, sundecks, stamped concrete, pavers, retaining walls, driveways and walkways.
Don Zierold fires up good eats in his backyard kitchen that features a pizza oven and pergola. He appreciated LJ’s quick response to his request for a quote and liked what LJ and his designer came up with after looking at a sketch he provided. LJ matched the flagstone of his pool and went out of their way to find cost cutting ways to include expensive materials such as granite for the countertops. “It is better than what we hoped for,” said Don.
LJ is excited about the future of Vista Contractors & Pools. He recently made an acquisition that will compliment their total outdoor inspirations.
To LJ, it’s all about delivering quality and value to the customer, keeping them happy and informed all the way through the process.
“When an individual makes a commitment to Vista Contractors & Pools, we take it seriously,” he said. “When you have Vista Contractors & Pools build your pool, you know it’s built on integrity.”
For more information, visit www.vista-pools.com
By Susan Meinholz