Hello – I would like to tell a story 5 years ago my wife and I bought a house in Mueller. Its been a dream of ours to build a Japanese garden with a waterfall and fish pond in the back yard so when we bought the house we started to shop around for a pond installer to do the work. We got 5 bids from pond and landscape companies in the Austin area.We decided to go with a gentleman named Kevin Ellner his company name at the time was Centex gardening at the time he was the one we picked because his price was good and he seemed like the man for the job … Well I was wrong he started on my pond 2/1/09 and said it would take 1-1/2 weeks to complete the job.It did not get finished until 11/1/09… 9 months later and was a nightmare from the start. When it was done the pond was losing water at a rapid rate and did not function properly… I paid 6,000.00 for the job and got ripped off .the reason I went with Centex was because he gave me good reference’s online and a song and dance that If i paid 6,000.00 for it now in full he would do the job which was bid at 9,000.00 giving me a deal on it because it was slow for him and he could do it before he got real busy in the spring and summer months..Well to make a long story short it was a nightmare and the pond never worked I never saw Kevin lift a finger on the job it seemed like all I saw were workers, different ones every time, like he picked them up at Home Depot or something like that..I sued him and won however that doesn’t mean much in the state of Texas put a lien on him that will last 10 years and I will issue another when the ten years is up.. My pond didn’t work for 4 years just a ugly hole in the ground in my small back yard.. Which was pretty depressing to look at every time we went back there.Well it took a good three years for my wife and I to get re-motivated financially and mentally to start the process all over again, to find a installer to do the work and make are garden and pond work again. So I started looking in mid July of 2012 to find a installer I had six bids on the job and after extensive research with references I picked one who I thought would do the best job, he wasn’t the cheapest or the most expensive but he was the one who I felt most comfortable going with, because I was real careful on who I chose this time… He seemed more passionate about his work and gave me a ton of references to call not just look at online (like I did with CENTEX the first company I went with which probably put on good references himself) and he had filmed previous jobs, the whole thing and you could see the whole job, he was there for all jobs he did from beginning to the end….I decided to go with SCOTT MARTIN WITH GOPROPONDS.COM also known as MR WATERFALL.. He told me the job would be done in 4/5 days it was done in 5 days WATER PLANTS AND FISH INSTALLED and it is amazing!!!!! My wife and I can go chill in our Japanese garden now and its BEAUTIFUL!!!!! it is what I was looking for 5 years ago..If you are looking to get a pond in your backyard look no further SCOTT MARTIN IS YOUR MAN!! If you ever want to talk or see my pond call Scott and he will give you my phone # to set up a time to come see it.The lesson I learned throughout this whole ordeal was don’t look at the references online or testimonial’s make sure you get phone references and real people to talk with and look no further than SCOTT MARTIN!!!
THANK YOU ERIK