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We hired Santa Barbara Bobcat to demolish our swimming pool and the concrete around it. The route to the pool area required traversing several pipes and minimizing damage to the landscaping. Burke took extreme care in working out the route for his equipment. Breaking up the pool and the concrete around it was a noisy and dusty process. Burke accomplished his work as quickly and efficiently as possible to minimize the amount of time we had to experience this noise and dust. He is extremely conscientious and hard working. His bid thoroughly explained the work to be accomplished, and he bent over backwards to explain the work to me as it progressed to make sure I understood what was being done.

"My wife and I chose Burke to do a two major hill-side cuts and foundation digs as well as utility trenching for a new guest house and a main house addition on our property.  The work-site was a very challenging with a steep slope with multiple mature oaks to work around…as well as carefully placing in excess of 100+ tons of sandstone boulders strategically throughout the yard during the construction stages.  Whether with his mini-ex, skiploader, dumptruck, or tamper…Burke always had the right equipment/tools for the job.  I was extremely happy with Burke’s professionalism and hard work ethic.  Moving tons of dirt and rocks on a challenging site carry’s a lot of risk, and I developed a lot of respect and trust for Burke.  It’s hard to put a price tag on piece of mind as a homeowner/developer."

"I needed a large swimming pool removed and was referred to Santa Barbara Bobcat. I would use them again in a heartbeat as I was very satisfied with their work. They provided me with a fair price, detailed feedback and kept me involved during the project, were flexible in working with other trades, looked out for my best interest and did what they said they would do."

"Burke Miller, Santa Barbara Bobcat, did an excellent job of demolishing the swimming pool at my new residence that had become too expensive to repair. The pool was efficiently demolished to local code and backfilled with soil perfect for my plans for drought tolerant landscaping. Burke made sure to keep me up to date as the project progressed so that I could make informed decisions on the minor issues that arose. I would recommend Santa Barbara Bobcat to anyone looking for this kind of work."


"We contracted Santa Barbara Bobcat (Burke Miller) to do our pool demolition and after the job was completed, we are very pleased. Burke was very good at communicating with us every step of the project . We were especially happy that the pavers in our backyard were not damaged and Burke did a great job in planning and preparing for this. He was also great in handling any issue's that came up with the City, permits, inspections, etc. We would highly recommend Santa Barbara Bobcat to anyone. Thanks again for a job well done."

Looking out at the spacious, beautifully  graded earth which has taken the place of our well loved but fifty year old swimming pool, I keep asking myself,  what took me so long to call Burke Miller? The job was completed within two weeks in spite of the first two rainfalls of the season! To make that happen, yet guard against anyone slipping on the thin layer of dirt from the tractor tire tread, shoveled, then swept the driveway, the sidewalk, and the street! Twice! Finally, he placed a long straw filled barrier to keep any debris from entering storm drains. So, why wait? Give him a call. He's experienced, a problem solver, a creative thinker, and an energetic, hard working contractor.


"I hired Burke Miller with Santa Barbara Bobcat to demolish my pool after a very lengthy and informative first discussion. He spent great deal of time with explaining the whole process of demolition along with compaction and grading issues. His explanation was well-received as no other contractor had taken the time to thoroughly explain the overall process. Burke's bid was the lowest and very fair. He was very prompt, showing up on time each and every day. His workers were also prompt, courteous and hardworking. He was very well-organized, thorough, careful and neat. Taking out my pool was a long, well though-out consideration. He understood that years of family fun were coming to an end and he was compassionate and caring with me. Overall, I enthusiastically recommend Burke for any demolition needs."

"I contracted Burke Miller of Santa Barbara Bobcat, Inc. to do the job of demolition of my large backyard swimming pool, including attachments, followed by the filling of the existing hole with soil. He graded approximately 1,000 square feet of filled soil to assure correct water flow.  The initial explanation given by Burke Miller of the work to be done, plus the possible positive and negative results along the way, was very thorough. Thereafter, communication from him on daily progress was timely and helpful. Burke Miller's knowledge and work ethics during the job were seen daily. He appeared to me to be honest and a very hard worker. His work resulted in a successful completion of the job."

LISA NOVICK, Director of Outreach and K-12 Education

"Burke, I just wanted to say thank you so very much for calling me about the boulders ... You deserve a huge pat on the back for hanging in there with us for the journey of this project. I really appreciate all you are doing for the people and kids of L.A."

We have been very impressed by the work of Burke Miller and Santa Barbara Bobcat on a number of dimensions. He clearly explained the pool removal process in detail and answered all of our questions prior to beginning work. Most importantly, he worked with us to find unique solutions to keeping the flatwork surrounding the pool undamaged during the job. Burke completed the job quickly and with professionalism, explaining each step and making sure we were involved in critical decisions. It was immediately clear that he had deep experience in removing pools of various kinds. The clean up and result for our backyard exceeded our expectations and we are thrilled to have more space. We highly recommend Santa Barbara Bobcat for your pool removal job.

"We were extremely pleased with Santa Barbara Bobcat and Burke Miller's work on demolishing our existing pool and regrading. They worked in a very tight space with some large machinery and handled it amazingly well. Burke was very responsible, detail oriented and delivered on time with no surprises. He was also able to handle other issues that came up with our project and help me save money every step of the way. He also handled the permit and inspection process very professionally and efficiently. Now, when other contracting professionals see the work that was done, they always comment on how it was done right in terms of grading, compaction etcetera which is the highest complement he can receive. I would strongly recommend Santa Barbara Bobcat for demolition work."

Burke did a great job removing our in-ground pool. His quote was very reasonable. He told us the job would take about two weeks and he finished right on schedule. He obtained the appropriate permits and followed the city code. There was an absolute minimum of damage to the property. All debris was cleared and the yard was ready for landscaping.

Very Professional service.

Definitely five stars!