Testimonials

As a landscape architect, I have worked with many artists and craftsmen over many years.  There is no one who amazes me more than Mike…a gifted artist and highly skilled craftsmen like no other.  His work is not only beautifully detailed, but is built to last.

Mike has my highest recommendation.

– Jack LaQuatra, Landscape Architect | LaQuatra Bonci Associates

Mike was awesome to work with from the beginning design phase all the way through the multiple changes and additions we asked for along the way.  It’s rare in today’s world that contractors are completely accessible but we can honestly say that Mike has been there for us every step along the way, and the result of the project is nothing short of amazing.  They were also great fun to work with.  We would highly endorse them for anyone looking to build a high end pool and/or waterfall.

– Greg and Natalie Bradley 

I have been in the construction business for over 45 years and I have more than a casual knowledge of concrete construction.  I feel Mike’s preparation, placement, and finishing of the concrete ponds and streams, which were naturally integrated within the rock falls, were expertly done. I rarely write letters of recommendation and praise, but in this case, Mike Hodak has earned it.

– Donald A. Mosites | Mosites Construction Company

It has been my great pleasure to have known Mike Hodak for nearly 30 years. During that time, we have worked on a plethora of swimming pools, waterfalls, ponds, terraces and hardscaping. Mike never fails to impress me and my clients with his ability to transform their back yards into an innovative oasis.

As a registered architect, drawings are paramount to my process. On the contrary, Mike works in such a way that you will never receive a drawing of the anticipated water feature because he uses the site’s individual characteristics and his vast knowledge of balancing enormous stone to form one of a kind creations intuitively. It is never contrived or artificial looking but appears natural and spontaneous.

Alongside Mike in the field, he has tremendous support from his seasoned hardworking crew who have been with him for over two decades. Mike is an artist, an inventor, and a genius at what he does. I would recommend Mike Hodak over any other swimming pool contractor in the tri-state area.

– Fred Cincala | Registered Architect

Mike Hodak began purchasing pools from Family Fun in 1983.  He has always taken the time and effort to build a pool that is beautiful and structurally sound. In all the years we have done business we have never had a complaint. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that can help any homeowner make the right decision building their pool. We look forward to working with Mike for many years to come.

– Scott Cook, Owner Family Fun Pools

When we began looking for a pool builder, never in my wildest dreams did I imagine we would find someone of Mike’s caliber in Pittsburgh.  The level of artistry in each and every one of his projects is second to none. Not only are the pools soundly constructed, but they are visual masterpieces in every aspect of art and design.  The attention to detail that he puts into his work has far exceeded our expectations.  No-one else in the area comes close.  We called Mike for a pool; what we got was a work of art….and a friend for life!

– Freddie & Nina Nelson | freddienelson.com

Mike Hodak installed a pool and waterfall at my place in Mt. Lebanon sixteen years ago and it looks like it did the day he finished. He really made the whole project work. Besides being the best at designing and building the highest-quality pool, he knew who to bring in for all of the peripherals. I wouldn’t have known to call to build the best retaining wall, pool house, patio stone work, landscaper, and even the fencing company. Mike even helped negotiate the prices for all of them.

We were considering moving south to a resort area when an opportunity arose that kept us in Pittsburgh. Mike helped us transform our space into our own mini-resort, and it has been fantastic for entertaining family and friends, and such a huge improvement over what was there before. Mike has an incredible gift of transforming ordinary space into a beautiful place to unwind. We even installed a big picture window looking over the back yard so we could appreciate the view even when we aren’t entertaining.

Thank you, Mike. My new backyard is one of the best investments I’ve ever made.

Alex Galatic 

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