Our Books

The Candid Contractor

In this latest volume, Scott Cohen candidly shares his knowledge from more than 20 years of experience as a licensed landscape, swimming pool, and general contractor. Cohen has served as an expert witness for the California Contractor’s State Licence Board (CSLB) for over a decade, inspecting hundreds of construction defect details of swimming pools, outdoor kitchens, ponds, water features, fire features, and more. The candid contractor offers his technical expertise as well as common sense advice to contractors and homeowners who plan to improve their yard.

We are flattered by the volume of requests for consultations we are currently receiving daily. It’s nice to be popular, but due to overwhelming demand we are currently accepting projects only in the brand-new construction neighborhoods in which we are actively working; Westcliffe Toll Brothers (Porter Ranch), Canyon Oaks & Encore Toll Brothers (Chatsworth), Hillcrest Toll Brothers (Porter Ranch), Deerlake Ranch (Crestley and Landsea homes in Chatsworth), and Sterling Hills Pulte Homes (West Hills).

Outside of new construction, we have a “Special Projects Consultation Wait List” for clients with unique high-end projects that don’t mind waiting a bit for us to catch up.