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About Us - from the beginning
"shh" ? Read below...
We started Ocean Blue Pools, Inc. in 1999. Our youngest daughter had just turned one. Like many, I had a job while my wife took care of the kids. So, leaving a decent paying job to start my own company was certainly scary. My management position at the pool company where I was employed required me to make decisions based on the owner's values which weren't the same as mine. This, along with many hours of praying and my wife's support made it an easier decision. My children would see through my actions that values are who we are and risks with hard work can be rewarding.
December 18, 1998 - Barbara, Brandi and Me!
We started working "out of the garage". As a new company, we were ready for endless hours and a lot of adjustments to make this work. Most pool builders advertised in the Houston Chronicle and our first Ad was a pool for $ 13,499.00. Inflation sure has changed a lot since then.
We got through our first year. We learned a lot, achieved a lot and one of the funniest things happened; When the phone would ring (yes we had a phone with a cord), Brandi would put her finger in front of her mouth and say, "shh". Our office phone number was at our house and Barbara would always tell Brandi, "shh" when it rang. I guess she learned through those actions. lol On a side note; Y2K went on without a hiccup!
As we got a little busier, we needed an office. We rented an office/warehouse off FM1960 near 249. This gave us the opportunity to have a "showroom" and a place where we didn't have to say, "shh". For our new company, an office space was awesome! We also hired our current General Manager, Lisa. That was a GREAT move. I am a little biased, she's my sister.
Lisa, General Manager since 2001
Adding the office and the extra employees allowed us to gain more business and our reputation as an honest, fair and quality pool builder started to grow. In the next several years, technology would allow us to move from "pencil drawing designs" to 3D computer aided pool designs and the ability to re-create backyards.
As the years passed, we have kept our core values; customer satisfaction, quality, affordability. Every day I wake up blessed. Although we have had hiccups along the way, we will do everything we can to make you happy. My family truly thanks you for all of your support over the years.
"Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house"
We offer FREE design services, as many design changes as you need to get your pool design exactly how you like it. So, if you are thinking about building a pool, we would greatly appreciate the opportunity to work for you.
Call our office at 281-858-8000
or email me at email@example.com.
Baron Bissett - President
I am "second", Father, Husband, Brother, Uncle and more..
We don't claim to be perfect but we will strive for it!
My experience with Ocean Blue Pools has been amazing from start to finish. Baron received my interest email and was at my house the next day. My pool design and quote were to me in less than 24 hours after that. I loved the design and the fact that Baron sent me the quote with the design (some pool companies did not). I also loved working directly with the owner and his wife, they have a true passion to help build the perfect pool for you and are very honest about your upgrade options. I can honestly say that Lisa and the team have been on top of every issue/concern we have had. Being first time pool owner, they were very patient and understanding with us. Over all we had no major issues and we LOVE our pool. Stephanie C.
Ocean Blue Pools did exactly what they said they would do throughout the process. In addition they kept us informed of any changes that needed to be addressed and they were outstanding in working with us to ensure the cost increases were kept within a reasonable amount. Ivan did a great job of managing the overall project and was great at teaching us how to use the equipment and starting up the pool. Attached is a photo of what Lisa created during the design phase and a photo of what the finished pool looks like. From designing the pool to the final bag of salt...Ocean Blue Pools did a great job! Dennis S.
They built our pool last year and were great to work with. Communication with the owner and the office was excellent. I enjoyed working with them. Baron and his wife spent a long time at my house answering my many questions while some builders just want to get in and out as fast as they could. They were also great at adjusting to my many additions I made along the way: more decking, lighting, electrical outlets and more decking! If you’re thinking of building a pool, I would definitely give them a call. K Blue
Ocean Blue has been the best company to work with for my backyard projects. We have had a lot of contractors perform work in our backyard and Ocean Blue is the one that stands way above the rest. They were personally very involved throughout the entire process, and continuously addressed issues I was not even aware I had. They cared about us during the construction, and have provided fantastic support even after the project was completed. I still reach out to them with questions and I am still treated as if I was a new customer in the building process. Brian G.
Lisa and her team at Ocean Blue Pools are fantastic to work with! I have worked directly with Lisa on a number of high end pool projects as a designer and she is amazing. She is super responsive, highly informative, helpful, friendly and above all, professional. No detail is left to question. They are so thorough from the planning to the final stages of installation. Even post installation they are there to help with "pool school" and with ongoing advice for pool maintenance and troubleshooting. I would recommend them to anyone I know! Georgianna S.
Ocean Blue Pools built our family pool almost a year ago. It has turned out great and we have made many memories already. I had 4 other companies bid our pool, and this is who I felt the most comfort with. There were issues that did come up through out the build and afterwards, but every time I did have an issue they did take care of it. That alone means a lot if you are looking for a company to work with. Russell G.
Purchasing a pool is one of the more significant purchases a person or family can make, and you need as much information you can obtain as well as a business that earns your trust so you feel confident in your decision, and they achieve both up front. The level of transparency they operate under when going over all of the myriad options and features you can choose from is unmatched; they will explain what brands and manufacturers they trust and why, and they will steer you towards a final product that that will maximize value while minimizing cost. This team does not disappear after installation is complete either; the most impressive and consistent feature of selecting Ocean Blue is the customer service they provide once your pool is up and running. You can contact them any time and they will answer any questions that may arise and quickly schedule any follow-up service that may be needed. Anthony M.
Ocean Blue Pools was wonderful to work with. They were very patient answering all of our questions. They built us a beautiful backyard oasis!! Their customer service has been fabulous - even after our pool was finished. We never hesitate to call and ask a question - and they have always been happy to help us out. We would highly recommend Ocean Blue Pools! Lisa W.
I have been very happy with the team at Ocean Blue pools, and love my pool. Everyone there was friendly and professional, and it was clear they really care about their customers and want them to be happy. I would highly recommend them to anyone building a pool. Chris C.
We've had a great experience with Ocean Blue Pools. Baron and his team have been patient with us from day one. They redesigned our backyard countless times and helped navigate the confusing rules to get approval from our HOA. The team was quick once we broke ground and there every step of the process. Erin W.
I'm so happy with our pool. It was such a smooth process that I still can't believe we never met an obstacle. If you're looking for an efficient, knowledgeable, friendly company to make your backyard gorgeous, Ocean Blue is your best bet! Tracy B.
We had the chance to work with Baron in our journey to pool ownership and he was very professional and always quick to respond. Would recommend anyone looking for a pool to definitely give Baron a chance to earn your business. James S.
We had a great experience with Ocean Blue Pools and would highly recommend them. They were very patient with us and always quick to respond to any questions or requests we had. Lisa, Mike and Ivan are wonderful! Becky L.
Great customer service and always there when you have a question. We thoroughly enjoyed the process and continue to enjoy the after sale experience. Monica R.
Go see Lisa, she will take care of you. Adam G.
In late 2019 we got quotes from three different pool builders. The first two were basically order takers taking everything we said and putting $ values together to provide us with a quote. As you would expect the $ value went over budget quickly.
During our meeting with Ocean Blue Pools we attempted to do the same thing, but this time we got a lot of questions during the design process. Very helpful questions that I believe helped us get exactly what we wanted at the end. Great design, little long term maintenance cost, fully usable pool area, patio, kitchen island w/ sink, pergola, oversize hot tub, beach entry into pool....
They saved us $ and we even got some features that we wouldn't have from the other pool contractors because of the savings on some design features.
They handled everything from permitting, to HOA approval, gas and electrical line relocation, etc. Great communication, no headaches, no stress, and a final product that everyone loves and enjoys on a daily basis. Year round!
Thank you, Ocean Blue Pools! Job well done...! Alfred T.
Lisa and Ivan did a great job on our pool ! They completely transformed our backyard, would highly recommend. Mike C.
My Ocean Blue Pool was built in 2006. All work was finished ahead of schedule and at a very fair price. Most importantly, my pool remains beautiful and structurally solid 16 years later. If you want competence and integrity, I recommend Ocean Blue Pools. John T.