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Written Endorsements

Stoltenberg Family

We simply wanted to thank you for the excellent service and set-up for our new spa. We love the spa cover bracket that Richard gave us and everything about the spa! We are also VERY HAPPILY SURPRISED when I saw a box by our garage. Inside were 2 of Richard’s beach towels (which I had noticed the day we bought!). Such a thoughtful thing to do since we bought from you. We bought from you about 25 yrs. ago Again, THANK YOU for everything.

Carrillo Family
Best home treatment for severely autistic son

Our master bath jacuzzi broke died approximately 2 months ago. Our 15-yr Autistic youngster was in the jacuzzi 4-5 times per day. We were in an emergency trying to figure out how to quickly get some sort of motorized tub for our son. I walked into a hot tub display center out of pure desperation. Withon the hour we were purchasing one of their best tubs on the matket. The sales person was very empathetic of our situation and did everything within her abilities to get our tub deluvered within 3 days. The day the tub was up and running it was truly priceless to see the elation in my son’s face. He comes out of the tub very relaxed and calm. My son is know for severe meltdowns to the point of hitting his head with his fists when feeling overwhelmed with his world. The tub has served to calm him down and help him with sensory integration. He is in the tub at leadt 5 times daily and it has drastically decreased his daily meltdowns. I go in the tub with him and I can see why he is so happy. Besides the benefits of the Ace salt system on the skin, the massage from the jets is the best I’ve ever experienced. I am grateful for this wonderful technology. My hope is to one day afford a second spa for our Autism Center in Houston. Y Carrillo, Ph.D. EXECUTIVE Director Houston Autism Center 501(c)3
Reviewed on Sovereign® – 6 Person Hot Tub

Mahmoudy Family

It all started when my husband and I decided to do something in our backyard and we were not sure whether we want a pool or some sort of water we were driving to my parents house we came across Richard’s backyard solutions and we just decided to check them out ! when we walked into their store we were greeted by Janine. She could totally understand that my husband and I have no idea what we wanted so she made an appointment to stop by our house to make sure she knows what we exactly are looking for! when Janine came over our house she asked me what was very important for me and I mentioned every single little detail that I would love to have in our backyard .she made some notes for herself and ask my husband and I to visit her a week later to look at her designs. I can honestly say the first time I saw Janine’s designs my mouth completely dropped and I was blown away from what she had done for us. her 3d was even detailed to the point where you could see our furniture inside of Our house and what the pool and the backyard would look like from the inside of the house since that was so important to me. long story short what I can say about Janine is that she was extremely professional very good at her job and amazing designer best customer service and made sure to deliver us our dream backyard and include every little detail that was important to me and most importantly she put up with my demanding needs and ideas. once we agreed on the design Janine passed us to construction and from there we were in contact with Tami which was in charge of scheduling . because of Tami everyday we knew exactly what was going to happen in our backyard and what stage of construction we were in.she was very professional an extremely helpful and her scheduling was right on point. and last but not least our superintendent was JP. he was an amazing guy and was at the construction site every single day to make sure everything was going smoothly if I ever had a concern and contacted him he would immediately make sure to take care of it JP was very helpful and had great customer service and was always in contact with us. he made sure our pool was exactly right on time just so we can enjoy our summer. overall I cannot thank JP Janine and Tami enough for everything that have done for us they made our dream backyard and we get to enjoy it every single day ! as picky as I am they made the most amazing pool with the best customer service and made it so easy for us. I would definitely recommend Richards backyard solution to anyone out there thats looking to build a pool or any kind of remodeling . Janine, Tami and JP thank you thank you thank you 🙂

Dan & Michelle Lauer

This is a shout out to Richard’s Total Backyard Solutions.

Our pool project was just completed and I would recommend them to anyone considering an in ground pool project. We dealt with flooding rains twice, a punctured gas line (not their fault) and a crazy hostile neighbor! Their professionalism was wonderful; they were very attentive to my need to keep two elderly pets safe from the construction area throughout the project time.

They worked with us on every minute detail to remain within our budget and answered every call I made to them. From the original sales person, the project managers, and the scheduler, they were very informative and professional at all times. We will use them for any of our outdoor projects in the future.

I began the pool company search over a year ago and contacted 17 companies, so I did my due diligence.

Jeff Eby and Kim Eby

Hi Quentin and Jessica (and the entire Richards Total Backyard Solutions team),

I just wanted to say THANK YOU for all your help throughout the sales, delivery, and installation process. From the moment we walked into Richard’s Total Backyard Solutions, I felt we were working with a good company and good people who cared about the customer. Quentin, you were the only sales person to immediately support my request for a wet test. That really impressed me. And I have to say, experiencing the DX Moto-massage helped sell both my wife and I that Hot Spring was the spa we wanted.

The coordination and installation by RTBS of the electrical and cement pad were complicated by the fact my wife’s mother-in-law was in the hospital putting further constraints on our time. Jessica, you were very patient and supportive of my calls. I really appreciated you allowing me to call your cell phone the night before installation just to be sure all my questions had been answered.

The delivery and installation went very well. We finally got a chance to really use it last night. We both LOVED it. My wife and I are so happy with our new Grandee spa. And we appreciate the opportunity to get it in place before the Memorial day weekend! Below are some photos.

Thank you again and have a happy Memorial Day weekend!

Adele Dubicki

I had some pool service done last Thursday (March 13th), and I wanted to compliment the pool technician Rodney. He arrived within the time promised, and fixed my pool pump issue quickly and efficiently. I was very impressed with his problem-solving skills, and also his friendly and helpful attitude. Good job!

Better Business Bureau

I have received your letter of commendations for Richards Total Backyard Solutions and appreciate you taking the time to write. Rarely do I receive letters of praise for companies that are doing their best to excel in customer service. When I receive these letters, I certainly take them seriously.

Bob Shortle

I was simply amazed. We signed on Saturday, your crew started on Tuesday and the pool was finished and the water filling on Thursday. That’s got to be record time for new plaster and tiling. The new tile looks great.

Charles Anderson

Just a little note to say Thank You for making a pleasurable experience out of our recent purchase of a pool and spa from your company. It is extremely rare in today’s age of “BAIT and Switch” artists to find a company that lives up to its promises.

David Dunkiel

We want to than you so much for the absolutely wonderful job you did renovating our existing pool and building the beautiful new waterfall. We love it, and our friends and neighbors are raving about it.

Sean Powers

I am happy to tell you that I was very pleased with all aspects of the job. The quality was very good, and I was most impressed that you kept me informed as to any delays in the timing or progression of the work.

Douglas Hatcher

It was a real pleasure doing business with both Mr. Fraps and Express Pool. I found both to be knowledgeable, courteous, and professional in their work. I highly recommend Mr. Fraps and Express Pool to anyone in need of pool work.

Frank Ragen

My wife and I just wanted to express our appreciate for the super job that your company has done for us. Richard’s has exceeded our expectations. We were amazed at the progress and craftsmanship at every step. We’ve been impressed with the positive and helpful attitude from everyone we’ve met.

Jeff and Cammie Brienen

Jeff and I wanted to let you know how very pleased we are with our new swimming pool and Jacuzzi your company built for us. It is truly beautiful and we are enjoying it a great deal. We were thrilled with how smoothly the construction went and especially the final result.

Jim Brazda

We are pleased with the work that was performed on our pool and deck renovation. All employees were very polite and worked as a team. We would definitely allow this company to handle any future projects that we have.

Joetta Zachary

I just wanted to take the time to say “Thank You” for making a dream come true for me and my little girl. You two went over and beyond to make sure I was happy with everything and I am, I love it!

John Nechman

Mrs. Nechman has asked me to pass on to you and Mr. Richards her sincere thanks for your determined efforts to correct the problem with her pool. She is very pleased with the results and the professional manner in which your staff carried out the renovations.


We are very pleased with the work you did re-plastering our pool. You were prompt, came when you said you would, finished according to schedule. You returned on my request to check out a detail (it was fine) and you were easy to work with. I would have no reservations in recommending your work to potential customers in the future and will definitely call you when we need remodeling work in the future.

Maria Filos

Wanted to drop you a note to say thanks for a job well done. The gentlemen that worked on resurfacing our pool, were to say the least, efficient, neat and certainly polite. I was especially pleased to find that all of the gentlemen spoke Spanish, and all had a wonderful sense of humor. With every step they advised me what they were doing and why.

Melbourne Woodard

I would like to thank you for the wonderful, dependable service and sell of my Hot Springs Grande Portable Spa. Your staff made this decision a pleasurable experience.

Paul Looney

Mr. Richards, you have excellent crew. I am not sure whether they did a better job than another crew of professionals would have done; but I am absolutely sure that they all treated me well and always did exactly what they were supposed to do. I don’t write letters of recommendation, never done it before, your firm, however, deserves this letter.

Roger Graves

We just wated to take the time to let you know that our pool is complete and it is beautiful! From the moment we started the design until our pools completion, we have been very pleased with the timely and professional way that everything was handled.

Syed Zaidi

It is with great pleasure that I write this letter for James Blair of Richards Total Backyard Solutions. I met with James and found him highly knowledgeable and extremely professional. His communication skills are excellent and he replies to my emails immediately. James has always made an extra effort to rectify the problem, no matter how trivial it is, through his courteous and friendly service team.

Ward Arendt

I would like to compliment you and your subcontractors that remodeled our pool.The job was done professionally and in a timely manner.The demolition crew arrived on the day they were scheduled.The crew was large enough to get the job done in one day.This saved on the “irritation factor” of having jackhammers going for several days, which is very common with your competitors.The finishing crews worked long hours making sure the job was done on time at the highest quality possible.The laying of the brick pavers is not for amateurs. Your crew really proved that they are indeed professionals.