“I wanted to send you a note, to thank you for doing a spectacular job. I don’t think a person who has seen this job, hasn’t commented on how great our pool area looks. Robin and I were skeptical when you first told us that would handle the entire job from start to finish and take a lot of stress out of the process. I remember you telling us that when the job was complete we would feel like we were on vacation in our own backyard! I actually come home from work sometimes and step outside my home office and feel like I’m in the islands.

We were totally lost about how to layout and deign our pool and our landscaping. You broke it all down for us and came up with options and ideas that were easy to comprehend. The greatest relief was that DeShayes handled the job from the pool company, to the landscapers, to the different contractors we needed. When the work was done, the final result was awesome!

We really like the ability to have small gatherings or large parties. The versatility of the seating area was unexpected. I still remember being at a party and my friend Tim has just put in a pool. He said to me “the only guys to work with are DeShayes”. It would be my pleasure to recommend your company to others, you did an unbelievable job.”

Jeff and Robin Allen


“Joe DeShayes and his residential resort design crew are the best around. They were able to take our backyard grass lot and turn it into our dream backyard. As parents of five children we wanted to make sure that our kids and their friends would want to stay home as much as possible. We wanted an all inclusive backyard that provided fun for all but did not seem intrusive and kept the beauty and aesthetics we wanted. Joe worked with us from concept through design and construction phases and became an integral part of our family. He and his crew worked with us every step of the way and provided a level of comfort and trust not often seen in the construction world.

The DeShayes Courts concept of an all inclusive court for basketball, tennis, hockey, etc, is perfect and we have found many other uses for the court including roller blading, biking for the little ones, and even a backyard party with dancing and a band. Dad gets to use the putting green to improve his game and the kids bring over their friends to play on the court. Joe also helped in the design of our pool and made sure he was there every step of the way to oversee the project.

His expertise in horticulture and landscaping put on the final touches and brought the whole project together beautifully. We are very pleased with our backyard project and highly recommend DeShayes Residential Resort Design to make your outdoor dreams come true.”

Art and Julia Childs

I wanted to send you a letter to thank you for the fantastic job you did on the driveway basketball court at one of the properties I manage in Far Hills. Working with you was an absolute pleasure due to your extensive knowledge, reliability, and responsiveness. When our mason installed the anchor for the basketball unit in the wrong location, I was worried that we would run into a problem, but you came out the next day with a new anchor and immediately corrected the issue which made me very confident in the dependability of your company.

The guys were great. While there was a lot going on at the property due to the home construction, they installed the unit and painted the lines in one day and were quickly in and out while still leaving me with a high quality finished product.

After the job was completed, we realized that we needed something to protect the landscaping from the loose basketballs. Your crew designed and installed a custom netting which saved the landscapers from what could have turned into a lot of extra time and expense.

All in all, working with you and your crew left the homeowner and I more than satisfied. I would recommend DeShayes Courts without hesitation to anyone looking for a company of experts and reliable workers, who will leave them with the best possible finished product for their home.

David Stein

President, NJ Estate Services

“ I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your help throughout the entire process of designing and executing all of the many details that come up throughout an entire backyard and home construction. Your expertise in both the design and implementation phases of the job were instrumental in allowing the finished product to come out as well as it did. Your concepts and explanations of design principles exposed us to many ideas we had never thought of and also gave us the ability to make sound educated design decisions. Without your help running the project and working with the pool installers, town, engineers, surveyors and builders we would never have been able to execute all of the necessary details allowing us to enjoy the house this summer.  You are a man of your word and someone who always delivered an excellent product. Thanks again for all your help; I look forward to working with you in the future.”

Douglass Febo

Director, Barclays Capital

“It has been a wonderful experience dealing with you and your company from the creative design stage through the construction management. Nothing ever seemed to be a problem, and your attention for details has resulted in a spectacular job. I feel like I’m on vacation in my own backyard. It would be my pleasure to recommend your services.”

DanielJ Hughes

Metro Commercial Real Estate, Inc.

I can’t begin to tell you how pleased we are with the multi purpose court DeShayes Dream Courts installed for us.  My son is crazy about basketball and lacrosse and uses the court everyday to practice both (pitch back is an excellent lacrosse practice).  The court is the go to place when he has friends over and I love that they are active instead of sitting on a couch playing video games.  One of the surprising, but greatest joys I have with the court is I’ve found that it has become the place for great discussions between me and my pre-teen son.  While direct questions of ‘How was your day?” usually get a single word “fine” from him, when he’s shooting baskets or hitting lacrosse balls he opens up and we have great discussions about his game, his friends and life in general.

I have been so happy with the follow up service DeShayes has provided.  They have come out to replace a burned out bulb and proactively, swept and serviced the court, nets and backboards.  I am used to struggles with contractors who do the minimum to get the job done, but DeShayes is the opposite, they provide great, efficient service of any problems and surprise and delight with overall maintenance care.

Every step of this project was smooth with them and years later we are still enjoying the court every day.


Shannon Hartley