Waterworks Pools - Waterworks,screwed me out of $40000 and didn't finish my pool

Dallas, Texas 0 comments
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Dan Honig is a thief,he does a really good job getting in your front door and telling you what a great job he will do with your pool.He gets your money before he does any work then does a little bit of work to make you think he is trying and then wants more money before finishing the first installment, won't return phone calls, then if you go to his office makes false promises to get you to go away.

When you give the guy the benefit of the doubt all he does is continue to give you the run around.HE doesn't pay his employees and they are the ones who do all of the hard work and also get screwed. If you run across the guy BUYER BEWARE....

PLEASE TRUST ME.Stay clear of this person he is BAD NEWS.

Review about: Pool Construction.

Waterworks Pools - DANIEL E. HONIG(CROOK AND MONEY THIEF

Washington, District Of Columbia 4 comments
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I signed my contract in June and paid 27,900 and very little is being done towards completion. It is now end of FEB 2010 and it is still not finished. My pool has not been completed to date and I keep getting excuses about why it not complete from the Waterworkz. I was so displease I got a laywer and then they gave me a letter stating my pool would be finished by September 19, 2009. Well its October 10 and very little has been done towards completion. I have visited twice in September and they just told me what I wanted to hear to get me out of there. Rick an employee visited my house and gave me samples to pick out again for the pool decking and coping and said he would be back the next day to pick them up. He never came back nor did he answer any phone calls from me. Not to mention this was about the third time we have picked the same stuff over and over. It seems like a cover up to buy more time by telling me we have to order materials. This is almost a half year later and I am getting the same stories. I filed a complaint with the BBB in September but little has happened since then. I have been told by Dan Honig the ownwer that they took on morer than they could handle. Is this fair that my family has to suffer the emotional stress and abuse after they have taken our money. All I have ask is for them to honor what they said and what we have paid for. What happen to the other complaint I filed ? Did anyone say it was resolved because it was not and the work still has not been completed. I have tried to trust them several times but the lies never stop coming. I would gladly have someone else finish my pool if they would refund my money. I have not been able to use my back yard since June because it has been torn up with all the constuction that has not been completed. All I have ask from the begining is for them to complete the pool. I have been seen by so many of there employees until I am begining to think that no one stays employed with that company long. Please do not deal with any of these companies or personel because they are all rip-offs and scam artist They are all owned by Dan Honig and he hides behind them all. He is a Criminal.

1. Waterworkz Pools

2. Design Workz

3. Metal Workz

4. Honig Ventures

5. Stealth Trucking

a. Daniel E. Honig

b. Rick Salinas

c. Bob Salinas

All three listed above are full of lies and deceit and will rob you blind. They are smooth talkers and fast walkers with your money and will not complete anything.

Review about: Swiming Pool.

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Anonymous
#990470

Re:Dan Honig

Paid him 20k on a 30k contract for an outdoor cabana and only work done was defective slab and upright timbers not done with acceptable workmanship

Cannot get him to refund the money

Anonymous
#975043

We had same experience

With Dan Honig

We lost 20k in 2013 and have not been able to resolve the issue

He is a crook

Wedder
#352142

I just got through writing a complaint about Dan Honig and waterworks and happened to run across your complaint. It is amazing I wrote almost the identical story that you did other than I left out Rick SAlinas and BOb Salinas who are just as bad as Dan Honig. Everyone needs to be very careful with these guys..they are bad news

Anonymous
#303000

He is now doing business under AusTex Pools & Spas out of Austin Texas...BEWARE and this is as of June 2011.

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Waterworks Pools - Waterworkz Pools Daniel E. Honig (RIP-OFF)

San Jose, California 1 comment
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I signed my contract in June and paid 27,900 and very little is being done towards completion. It is now mid-October and it is still not finished. My pool has not been completed to date and I keep getting excuses about why it not complete from the Waterworkz. I was so displease I got a laywer and then they gave me a letter stating my pool would be finished by September 19, 2009. Well its October 10 and very little has been done towards completion. I have visited twice in September and they just told me what I wanted to hear to get me out of there. Rick an employee visited my house and gave me samples to pick out again for the pool decking and coping and said he would be back the next day to pick them up. He never came back nor did he answer any phone calls from me. Not to mention this was about the third time we have picked the same stuff over and over. It seems like a cover up to buy more time by telling me we have to order materials. This is almost a half year later and I am getting the same stories. I filed a complaint with the BBB in September but little has happened since then. I have been told by Dan Honig the ownwer that they took on morer than they could handle. Is this fair that my family has to suffer the emotional stress and abuse after they have taken our money. All I have ask is for them to honor what they said and what we have paid for. What happen to the other complaint I filed ? Did anyone say it was resolved because it was not and the work still has not been completed. I have tried to trust them several times but the lies never stop coming. I would gladly have someone else finish my pool if they would refund my money. I have not been able to use my back yard since June because it has been torn up with all the constuction that has not been completed. All I have ask from the begining is for them to complete the pool. I have been seen by so many of there employees until I am begining to think that no one stays employed with that company long. Please do not deal with any of these companies or personel because they are all rip-offs and scam artist They are all owned by Dan Honig and he hides behind them all. He is a Criminal.

1. Waterworkz Pools

2. Design Workz

3. Metal Workz

4. Honig Ventures

5. Stealth Trucking

a. Daniel E. Honig

b. Rick Salinas

c. Bob Salinas

All three listed above are full of lies and deceit and will rob you blind. They are smooth talkers and fast walkers with your money and will not complete anything.

2.

Review about: Swiming Pool.

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Anonymous
#118732

This guy is a crook and no good.He preys on the military members active and retired.The very people that are fighting for his freedom, he is fighting to steal as much money from them and run off.

His so call managers are all snakes, they tell lie after lie. He stole 27,900 from me for a pool he never completed. He has other scam businesss such as Design Workz, Metal Workz, Honig ventures, Stealth Trucking, Reality business. He is a ***-Artist and a good liar.

He will be a smooth talker and a fast walker with your money.So put the word out that sooner or later JUSTICE WILL CATCH HIM AND HE WILL GO TO PRISON WHERE HE BELONGS!!!!!

Waterworks Pools - Waterworkz Pools, Daniel E. Honig theft of service

San Jose, California 9 comments
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My wife and I started looking around for pool builders in May 09 and after checking with several different builders and the Better Business Bureau we selected Daniel E. Honig with Water Workz pools. We signed the contract on 17 June 09. The total amount for the pool was 31,000. Dan was a smooth talker and little did we know what would lay ahead. Chris Houk was a Manager for Dan at the time and had taken us around to look at pools they had built. I am retired military and now have a job working as a Defense Contractor for Raytheon Company so I travel quite a bit with the Army. I had to leave for Afghanistan and Dan assured me that everything would go as planned and my pool would be done in about 45 days and they would stay in touch with me and my wife. Dan took the first installment of 6,200 on 18 June 09 and they dug a hole in my back yard . They took the next installment of 6,200 on 13 July 09. At that time the pool was at the stage of putting the rebar in and some plumbing. On July 17, 2009 they took a installment of 9,300 and Dan told my wife this was for the Gunite and to order tile and coping. Dan came by my house and spoke with my wife and said he needed another installment for 6,200 on July 24,2009 to purchased the final equipment for the pool such as pumps and decking . This was when things went terribly wrong. Dan could not be contacted by phone and at the business phone you always got the answering machine. After no one had showed up for several weeks, I started trying to contact them even though I was still in Afghanistan. I had written emails to Dan and got no reply so I emailed Chouk Houk thinking that he still work for Dan. He emailed me back and said he no longer worked for Dan because he could not pay his people or subs. I began to worry at this point because no one had contacted neither me are my wife to say what was going on. Finally on August 13, 2009 Dan replied to my email and apologized and told me that Killeen was giving them a hard time with failed pool inspections and said that he would correct things immediately. Another week passed by and no one had showed up and he would keep telling my wife that some one is coming to work on the pool but no one would ever show up. On August 30, 2009 Rick Salinas another so call Manager email me and told me no one had scammed me and that my tile and coping had been ordered and he looked forward to the completion of my pool. On September 2,2009 I received a email from Rick that said the project Manager said my pool would be completed in two weeks and that all materials had came in to complete the pool. I returned home from Afghanistan on September 6,2009 and I visited the Water Workz office down in Austin, TX. There I met with Dan and Rick and neither could keep their lies straight contradicting each other. Then I found out that nothing had been ordered and I ask what happen to my 27,900 I had paid. They both stood there with a dazed look on their faces. They had the secretary write a memo for me saying the pool would be finish in 2 weeks and that was just a lie to get me out of there office (see attachment 10). On 16 September 2009 I file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau (see attachment 11). I spoke to Jennifer Smith with the Better Business Bureau(jsmith@austin.bbb.org), They told me there was nothing they could do because Dan does not answer his phone and they had left messages. I asked how could that company still be accredited by their site if he is ripping people off. She said as long as they pay their dues, they only get looked at once a year. Now it seems that Dan had new employees now and he was sending them to tell me lies to lead me on. I met with Bob Salinas who said he was the General Manager for Water Workz and that he had been given the mission to see that my pool was completed because it had been long overdue. I spoke with Mike the new pool builder now for Dan and he gave me the same snow job. Bob sent me a email on 5 October 2009 saying he had a good feeling about completing my pool and I have not heard or seen him or Mike the pool builder anymore.(see attachment. I hired Dan Corbin Attorney at law to represent me and what I began to learn was shocking (see attachment 13). Dan had filed a chapter 13 bankruptcy in Jan 2009 and had continued to scam people. Dan never replied to the letter from my attorney and would not answer any phone calls from them. On October 26,2009 I received a letter from Diamond Gunite(Benjamin Gonzales) saying they were going to put a Lien on my home for 3220.00 because Dan never paid him for the gunite. I spoke to Benjamin and Dan owes him a lot of money also and he would be willing to speak on my behalf. I had no ideal that this scam ordeal was so big and Dan had taken a large sum of money from a lot of different families and never completed any jobs. Dan has scamed customers in amounts that range from 20,000 all the way up to 100,000. All are willing to see justice for Daniel E. Honig. I have a lawyer and have filed a police report and I will get that crook eventually. He mess with someone that won't quite until justice is served.

In the Killeen daily Herald on 13 Nov 2009 there was a police report for a theft of services in Copperas Cove, TX for 40,000 for a Pool that was never completed. That was Daniel E. Honigs work with another customer he had scamed. Please do your homework and don't be fooled, he is a crook and scam artist.

Review about: Swiming Pool.

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Anonymous
#292996

Same problem, same people.I made contact with the company through the Austing Home show for some bathroom remodeling.

The finace company paid them approximately 4 weeks into a 2 week project and we never got anything done after that, with the exception of a flooded house requiring all flooring to be replaced. They were working out of Copperal Cove, TX at the time. I found them in Austin and got the same old runaround. When we talked with Dan in Austin in the middle of the day, his eyes were dialated like saucers.

Don't know if that was the problem or not.Had to hire a lawyer to get the finance company off our backs.

Anonymous
#129353

Read below email, does this sound like this guy (Bob Salinas) never did any work for me as he stated below ? They kept telling me the order was cancel and they don't know why. Well now it clear they were bankrupcy and probably blew my money and kept telling one lie after another.

Subject Re: Pool

From Bob salinas

Date Monday, October 5, 2009 16:52

To "Harris, Henry W MSG RET"

Mon, 05 Oct 2009 14:52:40 -0700 (PDT)

Date Mon, 05 Oct 2009 14:52:40 -0700 (PDT)

Reply-to Bob salinas

Hello Henry,

Mike and I had a sit down today on the status and I have a real good feeling about the progress because we are concentrating our efforts on your pool and 2 others. That is a manageable load for the two of us. He didn't have my notes and wanted to make double sure we are keeping you in the loop and to make sure we are on the same page. If I do have a questions, I always want to make sure we check with you first. As far as I know the order was placed, but was cancel the first time because there was an other outstanding order that needed to be cleared up first. We are both on top of that issue and it has been taken care of. I did mention to him that we have your best interest at heart and he agreed we would be as strait forward and honest as we can about any developments.

I hope you have a good trip and will keep you in the loop as often as it makes sense or if you should have a...

Thank you,

Bob

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Anonymous
Lizton, Indiana, United States #129067

Mr General Manager, its funny when the truth is spoken then you want to come out and try to defend yourself.If you Bob Salinas would have been straight forth and not lied to me about Dan Honig, you would not be mention.

But like all the rest, he talked you into coming to my house to tell a few lies and then I never heard from you again. Now you tell who is lieing. I am going to post some more of your emails so people can really see you all for what you are. Look at the photo posted, now you tell me who has the temper tantrum.

You told me how you cared about the veteran and how you would never do wrong towards them. Well you know what, that was also a lie. Tell folks how you told me you was put in charge of completeing my pool. Then you had the nerve to tell me you all may not have the funds are resources.

Well what the *** happen to my 27,900 ? Talk to the DA or Killeen police department, they will tell you who the victims are. Dan is about to reach his end and anyone that was associated with him will be supena to court. So try getting your lie straight again.

Why would'nt I have a grudge and all the others that have been scamed out of money ?

Your day is coming also and watch how your so called business partners are going to turn their backs on you.Have a great day General Manager Bob Salinas, or atleast thats the lie you started out with.

Anonymous
#128998

The customers name is Henry Harris (not a saint) and is a complainer who takes issues out of context.I never said I was a General Manager.

I was a sub who was trying to get some headway on this pool. I was a "project Manager". Now I have to read that he is guilty of defamation of my name. I never did any work for Henry Harris.

Did I ever take money from you?Shame on you.

Anonymous
#124280

Below is a email from Bob Salinas which was one of Dan Honigs managers. He always told lies and made excuses for Dan Honig. They were all scam artist and I did not even see it coming. When this case goes to court I will surely drop all names that help that crook Dan Honig scam people. This crook even ask me to fire them, just trying to get off the hook and run away with my money.

Subject Re: Fwd: Re: Pool

From Bob salinas

Date Monday, October 19, 2009 12:09

To "Harris, Henry W MSG RET"

Henry,

I know your upset and at your wits end. I do understand. I am not making excuses but, Dan has had a lot of family issues and is trying to do right thing when he can. I am not trying to defend him it's just I have seen a personal ransformation. I don't know about all the promises Dan or Rick promised and I am truly sorry you have been let down.

I know it's not that you happen to be black. I would not tolerate that.

I have had to wait on resources and the weather has been a factor. I still believe we can do the job. That's why I haven't given you the heads up yet. I understand you have to do what you think you have to do though. If your telling me we are fired then I need to know that is what you want.

Anonymous
#121267

Brian Allen, when there was a Waterworkz site on the internet before it was removed, did it not list Dan Honig as the owner?Dan Honig sat at my home and also told me and my wife that he owned Waterworkz, designworkz and metalworkz.

Now is this a cover to hide his assets now he knows everyone he has scamed will be coming to see him at his court appearance, unless he refunds the money he has taken. Brian your name was also mention but I never met you so I did not say anything about you. I only know what Dan Honig told all the people he scamed and it will be aired soon on the NEWS on TV as they are interviewed by the media. The Better Business Bureau is also now actively looking at all these businesses.

So if you are truthful it will all come out soon.Dan was a good liar, he told others the same thing.

Anonymous
to harrish Copperas Cove, Texas, United States #694768

Mr Harrish,

My name is Joseph Veierstahler a former employee of water workz. I don't know of your case because I quit the company in November of 2007. But, I do believe everything you're saying. Dan Honig is a crook and should be in prison. He scammed consumers, sub contractors and even his own employees. I quit because of non payment.

As for Mr Brian Allen, he is no way associated with Water workz or any of Dan's companies. I know Brian personally and the man would give the shirt off his back to help anyone. Brian started his company from nothing building little barns and now builds multi million dollar buildings. He has done this through honest hard work.

Dan and Brian were friends in school, that's their association. Dan is an opportunist and named his business water workz after knowing Brian's success. Yes he told people he owned Metalworkz, but that was a lie. He did so because of Metalworkz's outstanding reputation.

Anonymous
#121239

Hello everyone.This is Brian Allen, OWNER of Metalworkz Construction Company Inc.

I am very unpleased to read that my metal building company is being listed as one of the companies listed in this water workz disaster. I would like all of you to know that Metalworkz Construction Inc. is Absolutely NOT at all affiliated with Daniel Honig, or water workz. We are a completly seperate company with no connection to these articles and complaints.

If anybody has a question or concern about Metalworkz Construction Inc. You may contact me bu going to our website "www.metalworkzconstruction.com" and all of my contact information is available for everyone.

Im not sure who Harrish is but would you please take me off of your complaint list.You may also contact the Better Business Bureau and look us up on that site as well.

Anonymous
#118725

This guy is a crook and no good.He stole 27,900 from me for a pool he never completed.

He has other scam businesss such as Design Workz, Metal Workz, Honig ventures, Stealth Trucking, Reality business. He is a ***-Artist and a good liar.

He will be a smooth talker and a fast walker with your money.So put the word out that sooner or later JUSTICE WILL CATCH HIM AND HE WILL GO TO PRISON WHERE HE BELONGS!!!!!

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Waterworks Pools - Beware of waterworkz,waterworkzpools,designworkz

Decatur, Texas 2 comments
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If you bought a water purification system from Dan Honig who is the owner of waterworkz then everyone knows there is absolutely no customer service, this guy had people sell a bunch of systems and shut off his phones and moved.He owns Waterworkz pools, sells a pool digs a hole and collects a check and then takes his time for 6 months to a year to finish it.

Designworkz is his remodeling company and will be the worst experience of your life, instead of repairing he destroys homes.

He is in chapter 11 and broke.Beware..Call anyone else.

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Anonymous
#116249

Designworkz is very good in there trade.Sorry about any experience any of you had with designworkz.These guys were great on my project,finised in a timely fashion,with the utmost professionalism.At a competitive price.Im floored by the comments.If i had too rate them it would be two thumbs up.I do wish the best for whatever problems some may be suffering.

Anonymous
#93334

Yes Beware of Dan Honig, waterworkz,designworkz,waterworkz pools, or any company invovled at 1014 e 53rd street Austin, Texas. All these guys do is take your money and never finish or stand by there word of any project, we took his system and put it on the curb cause it broke and could not get ahold of anyone to fix it cause they refuse to take care of anything.

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