Austex Pools - Never finished my pool and took payments scammed

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He is a professinal scam artist .Charming and slick .

Showed up at my house with brochures of pools . We picked our design . Guy game to dig hole in our back yard , then a couple of guys started building the frame . After that nothing , we had given the run around when we called the office number .

Lots of people ripped off in this area ! Watch out ! Lady from Arizona called me ! There is no stop for this guy !

Company was called , waterworkz. Watch out!

He is still out there !This guy is slick !

Review about: Pool.

Austex Pools - Owes me Too! - Design Services

Austin, Texas 1 comment
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Dan Honig contracted with me in Feb, 2011 to do numerous pool designs.He owes me hundreds of dollars for my services and I have email after email with excuses why he coudn't pay.

He used dhonig72@gmail.com at that time. What kills me is he haggled and haggled on pricing ---but now I see he never even was going to pay in the first place. First class loser.

I stopped by his office off North IH-35 multiple times and waited for him - haven't heard from him since.Designs wer for homeowners named Thomson and Beyer if anybody needs proof - I have their addresses!

Review about: Pool Design.

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Anonymous
#975051

Dan Honig got 20k from us to build an outdoor cabana in 2013

The slab was botched and we could never get him to finish or refund the money

He is a *** artist

We had to pay off one of his subs to prevent the sub from filing a lien for materials delivered and never used

Beware!!!!

Austex Pools - Daniel E Honig is a *** artist. He does not pay his subcontractors!

Livingston, New Jersey 8 comments
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Be very careful when hiring this individual, he goes by Austex Pools and Construction.Ownes Water Workz that he bankrupt because of many unfinsihed jobs.

He has convicted felons working for him. he does not pay his contractors or will pay only a portion of contract amount. He uses hispanic contractors/labors and does not pay them. BBB has a very bad reviews.

he is under investigation and has serious temper issues.

he is constantly in and out of jail. Do not trust this person or his people.Honig is now operating under Austex Pools and Austex Construction. He has robbed most of his labors, plumbers, and rock labors.

He preys on non english speaking people and write bad checks to them.Stay away!

Review about: Pools And Construction.

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Anonymous
Austin, Texas, United States #685817

Dan is a liar and a piece of ***. Never never do business with him. Filing liens on one of his customers this week because he hasn't paid us.

Anonymous
#548265

Austex pools does not pay their contractors!If u don't not believe Me drive by there on a Friday afternoon you will see contractors waiting outside to be paid.

While the secretary and Dan (the owner) both say he is on his way with the checks. They will do this for hours and hours and have these poor guys waiting outside to be paid. Than Dan doesnt even show up! We did a few jobs for them and never again will we deal with them.

He had me waiting outside along with other contractors to get paid and didnt show up i had to chase him down to be paid. Not to mention the horror storys that other contractors were telling me of how much they were owed. This company is horrible and don't take care of paying their contractors that's why they can not keep contractors for more than a few months. We r still till this day owed over 4,000.00.

Be careful when dealing with this company please!Don't let what happend to us happen to u!

Anonymous
#510221

ALL THAT IS WRONG WRITE THIS PERSON GIVING BAD REFERENCES ABOUT DAN HONIG.

DAN HONIG BUSINESSMAN IS A RIGHT, IT IS VERY EDUCATED AND REALLY RELIABLE, HAVE A GOOD TEAM, AND EXCEPTIONAL END IS A WORKER, WORRIED ABOUT YOUR COMPANY AND DO ALL THE BEST POSSIBLE FOR YOUR BUSINESS, PLEASE FOR KNOW THE FACTS ABOUT THE COMPANY THAT HE DIRECTED CONTACT THROUGH THE WEBSITE, AND THEIR CUSTOMERS. ALL WITHOUT EXCEPTION ARE REALLY HAPPY FOR THE WORK BY DAN HONIG AND HIS TEAM IN AUSTIN.

Anonymous
to VERY SATISFIED CUSTOMER Houston, Texas, United States #585951

***..This is Dan writing for himself and about himself, he is a CROOK PERIOD!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous
#510220

ALL THAT IS WRONG WRITE THIS PERSON GIVING BAD REFERENCES ABOUT DAN HONIG.

DAN HONIG BUSINESSMAN IS A RIGHT, IT IS VERY EDUCATED AND REALLY RELIABLE, HAVE A GOOD TEAM, AND EXCEPTIONAL END IS A WORKER, WORRIED ABOUT YOUR COMPANY AND DO ALL THE BEST POSSIBLE FOR YOUR BUSINESS, PLEASE FOR KNOW THE FACTS ABOUT THE COMPANY THAT HE DIRECTED CONTACT THROUGH THE WEBSITE, AND THEIR CUSTOMERS. ALL WITHOUT EXCEPTION ARE REALLY HAPPY FOR THE WORK BY DAN HONIG AND HIS TEAM IN AUSTIN.

Anonymous
#332472

There is NO Juan LOPEZ subcontractor!! This last comment was written by HONIG!! Be ware!

Do background checks on him and his STAFF- All *** artists.

Anonymous
#318379

whatever...this guy's a serious *** artist and deserves to be in jail. google dan honig and see all the negative comments/reviews that come up.

I took him to court, won a judgement and he never paid a penny. no telling how many people have been defrauded by the guy.

bad person all the way around.

Anonymous
#317162

I am not sure what Mr Honig did wrong to you , maybe you did a bad job and didn't deserve to receive payment , but I would have to disagree with you regarding dan honig, I have been one of his workers for six months and I have never had a problem recieveing payment for my services. As do I also disagree about him not doing his jobs, I cansay that there are over 20 jobs that I have done and they are beautiful jobs with the happiest of customers, he runs a professional company! I encourage anyone wanting a a beautiful job to call themand ask them for references and to see some of there completed jobs you will then know that whoever is posting all these bad things are nothing more than liars....please ask to speak to his customers and see his completed jobs it proves it all!!!!!!!!

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Austex Pools - DANIEL E HONIG CONVICTED FELON FROM ARZONIA, AND CALIFORINA!!!

Socorro, New Mexico 20 comments
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Be careful, this man is a door to door salesman, window and door salesman, swimming pools sales, water system salesman, car salesman,service writer at ford stores, says he was a service manger,he also proclaims he ran dormans auto centers in califorina, but he really just sold tires,he has major temper problems, hes a stocker of women, do not let him in your house, near your car, he has bilked his family and friends out of tens of thousands of dollars, he is under investigation, for many crimes in the copperascove Texas area, killeen tx Austin tx, and many other city's, hes nothing other than a failure,in the business world, but he seems very successful in lieing, cheating people out of their money.he has bilked customers, out or hundreds of thousands of dollars, he owns waterworkz, designworkz, stealth trucking, just run his name in Austin TX or Williamson county, check dbas in the last five years, he has a string of an paid employees, when they quit, he trys to keep them from working. to sum it up hes nothing other than tailor trash

Review about: Construction Products Seller.

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Anonymous
#780251

Honig is involved in several scams...We lost over $50K investing in his supposed companies.

He has another cohert named Bill Seals in California. He is also a lying, thieving, crook!

Their Action View or AVEW stock is worthless and nothing but a huge rip off.So sorry we spent our small retirement money trusting this horrible person.

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to Patty Austin, Texas, United States #803209

Hi Patty,

I am in the court process for child support with him and he is lying to the court about how much money he makes and other lies.

Would you be willing to write a character reference letter of him to present to the courts, it would be very helpful in my case.

thanks

sandra70@me.com

Anonymous
Austin, Texas, United States #700109

Beware of Austex Pools, Dan Honig and his partner Jose.Habitual liars, numerous bounced checks and a Long list of contractors have been burned by him.

He has numerous pools left incomplete.

There are a lot of good pool builders in Austin that care about their customers, product and staff.This guy is not one of them.

Anonymous
to Austin local Austin, Texas, United States #734444

Are you sure we are taking about the same person?

Austex pools put in my pool.They did a fabulous job.

I would have to say I disagree with all of these comments on here. A friend of mine referred me to Austex pools and I got everything I wanted put in my back yard.

I have pictures to prove it and so does my friend.I'm glad I chose them.

Anonymous
Austin, Texas, United States #676696

Honig took me for about $20,000+ for a construction project with his company, Design Workz. I signed the contract, gave him the 10% down, his guys came and demolished my decks, then never showed up again. I took him to court, he settled ( I won a judgement, which he agreed to pay), then never paid a dime.

I assure you that I am no disgruntled employee, nor is anyone posted negative reviews. Stay away from this guy and any of his businesses.

Very bad guy.

Anonymous
Houston, Texas, United States #585949

Dan Honig is a complete RIP OFF, he STOLE $30,000 from me with a lot of promises and he did nothing but take my money. Any company that he is involved with will rip you off.His partner name is Jose Chavez and he is a RIP OFF as well, he will tell you that he will do things and like Dan he never follows through, they also have another person in their clan Rick Salinas who comes across as honest however he like the rest of them is also a RIP OFF. My advise is to use a reputable company and stay as far away from these 3 stooges as you can!!!!!!!

Anonymous
#546738

I hired Dan Honig's last company Waterworkz to complete a pool for me a few years back in Killeen TX.After receiving over 90% of the funds to complete my home improvement, this company stopped showing up to complete the improvement.

The gunite company they used placed a lien on my home due to non payment from Waterworkz. My yard remains a disaster area, and my privacy fence is still wrecked from them driving through it with a bobcat, and not properly replacing the removed section after entering the property. My sprinkler system, which i have since paid to be repaired, was cut through as well. After multiple attempts to contact his company and employees, which blocked my number, I called Dan Honig directly using my girlfriends phone.

The call was answered immediately and as if I was a new customer calling. After telling him who I was he immediately became on guard, and finished our brief conversation about the work done and moneys paid with," No I'm not going to finish your pool because you owe me the last check for 3k, and I don't like you!", he then proceeded by hanging up on me. Waterworkz stopped construction of my pool after excavation and gunite. No equipment or anything afterwards was purchased.

I am a combat disabled veteran from Operation Iraqi and Operation Enduring Freedom 2. I am a multiple Purple heart recipient (3), and am an above knee amputee from an IED during combat. I don't believe I should be treated this way or anyone else...

I was told, after the fact, that this man targets retired military and persons with perceived set incomes. He may have many friends that are willing to go to bat for him on these consumer aware sites, but for those friends that do not know or are unaware, everything I speak of is real. Dan Honig has filed bankruptcy on multiple occasions to dodge having to pay for his crimes either through compensation and or jail time.

Be aware that any companies he may start in the future or currently has may or may not be this way, but he will never change, and as of now has done nothing to fix what he has done wrong here.Over 10 other people in my area have filed suits against him and his companies as well.

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Anonymous
#541272

I hired Austex to build my pool and it was a nightmare.They cashed my checks and did not pay the subcontractors.

I get workers showing up saying they have not been paid and threatening me and my family.

When I call to talk to Dan or David, they tell me lies and I can not trust they will ever complete my pool.I really wish I would have seen this site before I got ripped off!

Anonymous
#503473

These are comments made by an ex employee, that was disgruntled when let go.I have been working with Dan for over 2 years, and have a long list of satisfied customers that will be happy to let you see our work, and tell you about their experience.

I would ask you to be aware that any *** can get on line and say whatever they want about someone, and people tend to take this as the gospel. I would recommend you talk to his customers and the venders where we buy our products to see if he is a crook, not listen to anonymous people on line that are given an avenue to try and ruin other people's livelihood, and good name.

You will find that Dan lost a company a few years back, like many many people did, but is not a felon, nor tried to screw people over.He simply lost a business.

Anonymous
to David Akins Austin, Texas, United States #1035842

David, you' re not serious! Do you want a copy of the judgment claiming Austex Pool owes me $77K?

Anonymous
#371764

***

Anonymous
#348338

Everyone is telling the truth - he's going to be tried for criminal offenses in Coryell County soon. "Someone" that posted must be Honig himself.

Anonymous
#324965

Words cannot describe how truly warped Dan Honig of austex pools is.BEWARE!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous
#313843

This is all ***, I know him personally and he dedicates his all to his company

Anonymous
#308179

All of the above is very true. He knows NOTHING about building a pool and lies, cheats, and steals as an M.O for business.

He deserves to be in prison. Screwed me out of thousands.

Anonymous
#303166

Yes he is now doing business under the name of Austex Pools out of Austin Tx. Beware!

Anonymous
#273992

I worked for this guy. He will lie,steal cheat & threaten yo. He is now building pools again under the name Austech i think.

Anonymous
#155485

we all have this in common apparantly; Honig is a lying, me-first at all expense, deceitful, snake of a man. :?

Anonymous
#126222

This man will recieve justice he has runied many people's lives. He tried to ruin me after I quit I finally found a company willing to take a chance with me I am a great salesmen. I do not lie

Anonymous
#116524

THIS PERSON IS CORRECT, THIS MAN SHOULD BE LOCKED UP AND THE KEY THROWN AWAY javascript:ac_smilie(':(')

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