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Our Story

Old-world skill + New-world design = One-of-a-kind results

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  • 30 years experience
  • National Design Award
  • Multiple Patent Holders
  • Copyright protection on every property and design
Life is too short to not do what you love. So we do what we love all the time: unique, beautiful, one-of-a-kind building projects.

The founder of Lazy River Company, Mark Davis, discovered his love of woodworking in college. What started as a hobby -- building grandfather clocks -- soon expanded into designing cabinets. And soon after that, he was putting in beautiful showrooms at the Dallas World Trade Center and the Dallas Apparel Mart.

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The tougher projects lit Mark's fire, matching woodwork in 100-year old homes along Swiss Avenue, keeping the look and respecting its structural integrity behind the scenes improving plumbing, electrical, re-framing and tile work. Later visitors found it impossible to distinguish the old from the new section of the home because Mark took the time to learn how things were done 100 years ago, before power tools, when homes were built with handsaws and spike nails.

Within 8 years, Mark put all his hardwon knowledge to use in building new homes, building them the way they used to be done: not the easy way, not the most profitable way, not the fastest way, but simply the right way. And on that, his reputation grew. And even commercial projects saw the benefit of special doors, handcrafted woodwork, old-school tiling.

Pools became popular and Mark dived in, but always taking his work to that higher level of quality. Poolscapes fathered cabanas, outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, waterfalls, spillways and playgrounds.

Today, "pool builders" and general contractors are not the same thing. And so the Lazy River Company does not fit the mold.  We do construction for both outdoor and indoor living. Small projects and large.

Contact us today for a quote on your next project.