Absolute Billiard Service

Dayton, OH

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

We cater to all levels of players from beginner to pro. We pride ourselves in friendly, knowledgeable, and professional service for every customer.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

We not only service pool tables, but every member of our team also plays competitively on league teams, in tournaments, and at State and National competitions. We go far beyond basic furniture assembly and strive to make your table play its best.

Location

Dayton, OH 45419

Background check

Complete

Years in business

17

Number of employees

2

Times hired on Thumbtack

30

Reviews

31 Reviews
  • Jim H. Jul 24, 2017
    Pool Table Moving
    Verified Review
    On time, prepared, experienced, timely, careful, courteous, and responsive. What else is there? Top notch.
  • Tim B. Jul 10, 2017
    Pool Table Moving
    Verified Review
    Outstanding service. Arrived on time. Very organized, worked fast. Disassembled, moved, and assembled. Nice job.
  • Jeff M. Jun 26, 2017
    Pool Table Moving
    Verified Review
    Very professional, good value for service performed
  • Gary K. Jun 26, 2017
    Pool Table Moving
    Verified Review
    I would use Josh for any future pool table needs. Thanks.
  • Jennifer S. Jun 24, 2017
    Pool Table Moving
    Verified Review
    Excellent service! Very prompt and courteous. I would definitely recommend them.
  • Phillip L. Jun 21, 2017
    Pool Table Moving
    Verified Review
  • Sonya M. Jun 15, 2017
    Pool Table Moving
    Verified Review
    Great and will use them again
  • Richard S. May 25, 2017
    Pool Table Moving
    Verified Review
    Very professional and knowledgeable. Very reasonable too I might add. Would call them again in a second!
  • Gautam C. May 24, 2017
    Pool Table Moving
    Verified Review
    Very good service. Would recommend to friends and family. Thanks Josh.
  • Michael R. Apr 20, 2017
    Pool Table Moving
    Verified Review
    5 stars
    Plays like new. Great job. Good communication. Fair price.
  • Nancy S. Apr 18, 2017
    Pool Table Moving
    Verified Review
    Absolute Billiard Service is the best!
    Highly knowledgeable and service-oriented staff. They made recommendations for repairs, moving and set-up of our pool table. It is very obvious they love their jobs and take great care of their customers. We highly recommend this company!
  • Dave T. Mar 10, 2017
    Pool Table Moving
    Verified Review
    Outstanding Job!!!
    Josh did an outstanding job with both the removal and installation of our 1951 Brunswick pool table. TThe table looks brand new!!! I would highly recommend Absolute Billiard Service.
  • Rod B. Mar 3, 2017
    Pool Table Moving
    Verified Review
    Excellent Job by Absolute Billiard Service!
    Josh and his team did an outstanding job! Very professional and very knowledgeable.
  • Mason M. Feb 6, 2017
    Pool Table Moving
    Verified Review
    A good experience
    Josh and his crew disassembled, transported and then reassembled my table. They were very professional and were willing to work with my schedule. Would definitely hire again!
  • Tonya S. Feb 5, 2017
    Pool Table Moving
    Verified Review
    Would hire them again
    They moved our pool table to our new house. Very pleased. They were on time and did a great job!
  • Tim M. Jan 30, 2017
    Pool Table Moving
    Verified Review
    Very Professional
    Very professional service, would definitely hire again.
  • Andy L. Jan 12, 2017
    Pool Table Moving
    Verified Review
    Excellent Service
    Excellent service. On Time. Fair Price. Good communication pre-move.
  • Miriam L. Jan 8, 2017
    Pool Table Moving
    Verified Review
    Excellent service, but pricey
    The service was top-notch...completely satisfactory. However, we feel that they could have charged $100-200 less than the $850 we paid and still made a profit.
    Josh E. Apr 5, 2017

    We tore the table pool down, stored it in our shop for two weeks, installed new lifetime guarantee rail rubber and new cloth, transported the table 250 miles (over 4 hours drive) and gave a quality installation. I do appreciate the feedback, and your last communication before the install thanking us for being flexible on price. We try to be as competitive as possible, but I'm very confident no one in the area would do the same quality of work for any better price.

  • Steph D. Jan 5, 2017
    Pool Table Moving
    Verified Review
    Great service
    Professional and prompt! I highly recommend Josh and Absolute Billiard Service.
  • Melissa W. Nov 19, 2016
    Pool Table Moving
    Verified Review
    Takedown and setup of pool table
    Prompt, friendly, professional. Would highly recommend to anyone.
  • Tim L. Nov 19, 2016
    Pool Table Moving
    Verified Review
    Good work
    Move, assemble and re-cloth slate pool table.
  • Ken M. Nov 7, 2016
    Pool Table Moving
    Verified Review
    Absolute billards delivers what promised and more
    Prompt honest and delivered what they promised very professional would recommend this company to anyone
  • Kyrsten C. Nov 2, 2016
    Pool Table Repair Services
    Verified Review
    Excellent! Very professional and high quality dervice😁!!!!
  • Tomeka H. Oct 28, 2016
    Pool Table Moving
    Verified Review
    Excellent Service!!!
    Excellent Service!! Very professional and fantastic communication.
  • Denise T. Oct 27, 2016
    Pool Table Moving
    Verified Review
    Take down 8 ball
    Disassembled a pool table on time relocated it quietly and quickly will use them again thank you
  • Dave Z. Oct 21, 2016
    Pool Table Moving
    Verified Review
    Excellent service
    Josh showed up on time and is very professional and well organized.
  • Pam B. Oct 13, 2016
    Pool Table Moving
    Verified Review
    Hire this company!!!!!
    I couldn't be happier with Absolute Billiard Service. They were reasonably priced, on time, knowledgeable, and efficient. Super nice guys!!!
  • Eric B. Oct 10, 2016
    Pool Table Repair Services
    Verified Review
    Very Satisfied
    They were very punctual and offered a call ahead to make the install even more convenient. They went above and beyond my expectations. The finished table looks great and plays awesome!
  • James C. Sep 8, 2016
    Absolute Billiard Service, the only company I trust for all my billiard needs.
    Absolute Billiard Service installed my pool table a number of years (8?) ago. Since then I have not needed any adjustments and the table still plays great. Due to age and use it could use new cloth and some rail work. When I decide to have this done I will only trust Absolute Billiards Service to do it. Professional quality work at a very fair price. Give them a try. You will love the results.
  • Michael P. Sep 7, 2016
    Experience with Absolute Billiard Service
    I contacted Josh at Absolute Billiard Service to see if he would be able to fix up an old Brunswick Gold Crown I purchased several years ago. We went over the cost of replacing the rubber and recovering it with Simonis and also discussed some of the things that were broken that I needed fixed. Josh went out of his way to come check out the table to get a good look at the broken parts and what all needed done. Since I am not very familiar with Gold Crowns and how they go together, he showed me several things that were damaged/missing that he could fix that would make my table play better. Josh provided me a detailed quote and we scheduled a time to complete the work. He took the rails with him to tighten the pockets up (not sure of the actual term he used) and he came back on the scheduled day to finish the repairs. Josh and his helper spent all day working on the table to get it just right for me. I am a very particular person and I must say, Josh exceeded my expectations. He made sure everything was just right before he left. Josh even cleaned up all the leftover waste and made sure all the old staples were picked up. I couldn't recommend Josh enough. He did excellent work and really seemed to care about the work he did. Thanks again Josh, Michael
  • Kiel H. Sep 6, 2016
    Excellent company, definitely recommend
    I called AB to assemble a 3 piece slate table in my home, and I have nothing but good things to say about the quality of work. Josh did a fantastic job in all aspects, and he even went out of his way to do assemble the table on a Saturday only a couple of days after having called to schedule the service. Furthermore, he was quick to come back re-level the table after a few months of it settling in its new location. After almost a year, the cloth is still in excellent condition in spite shooting almost daily, and the table is still playing as well as it did on day one. I highly recommend AB.

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I gather as much information as I can about the job so I can be sure I'm quoting for and providing the right service at the best price.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I completed the Championship (cloth manufacturer) Master Installer Certification. I've also completed a Simonis (cloth manufacturer) Installation Training Seminar, as well as worked one-on-one with the top installers in the industry.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Because there are so many different brands, models, and styles of pool tables, and every job can have different requirements, there can be small variance in pricing. I try to keep my pricing as simple as possible to understand so that my customers know what they are getting for the price, so there aren't any surprises.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I've played pool competitively for over 20 years now. In the summer of 2000, I started working evenings in a pool hall part-time, and as a full-time installer during the day. In 2008, the pool hall went out of business, so that summer, I started my own business to continue working on pool tables.
What types of customers have you worked with?
We do service for residential customers, as well as pool halls, bars, rec rooms, college campuses, apartment complexes, and tournament venues. We also install for many of the top name brand pool table dealers. In addition, we do work for many local insurance companies, flood and fire restoration companies, remodeling companies, and flooring installers. We've also installed tables for major tournaments and trade shows.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
We recently installed a high price tag antique restoration for one of the top pool table restorers in the country. At the time, it was the same model table that was in the White House.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Check references and ask for pictures of work. Everyone is going to tell you they're the best. Very few can back that up. There are a lot of what we call "furniture assemblers" around town. It takes experience, training, and the knowledge of a pool player to accurately install a pool table. Just because someone has a phone book ad and a webpage doesn't mean they are good at what they do. Make sure a company is fully insured. Pool tables are very heavy, and easy to damage if not properly handled, and expensive to repair. Ask for industry references like numbers for cloth companies, or table dealers they have installed for.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Know your table. A good installer will gather as much information as possible like brand, model, size, cloth and rubber condition, number of pieces of slate, if the table is moving, how far, etc. Nothing is worse than thinking we're showing up to move a table in good condition from a seller's house to a buyer's house only to find out the cloth and rubber also need replaced, or it's a more expensive table to move than expected. We don't like surprise up-charges any more than our customers.