I bring over 30+ years of construction and project management experience to the Rondo Pools family. Prior to joining their team in 2001, I was founder and owner of a full service rough and finish construction company that I developed, operated, and then sold in Livonia, MI prior to venturing out to the warm state of Arizona. One of the first remodeling jobs I had in Arizona was for Bob Rondeau himself, and after witnessing the quality and integrity I put in to my work first hand, he offered me this career opportunity on the spot.
I quickly became “hands-on” with my co-workers and our sub-contractors to fully understand the industry and all of the work that goes in to building the perfect pool. During my tenure with Rondo, I have been involved with building nearly a dozen award winning pools. I now have the pleasure of managing our construction department and running all of our commercial projects. When I can find spare time, I do enjoy vacationing, off-roading, and spending time with my kids and grandson.
I entered into Construction Project Management in 1990 with a valley home builder. As floor-plans, building methods and architectures became more appealing, the backyards also became more prevalent. As I watched and coordinated with pool companies constructing an extension of the homes that I built, I was mesmerized. My curiosity was piqued and after 9 years of building up, I decided to dig down. In 1999, I dove into the pool industry as a Superintendent.
I’m grateful that my profession affords me the ability to forge bonds with trades and customers having a common goal of constructing one’s dreams. I experienced a similar comradery after 9/11 when I enlisted in the armed forces. The surroundings and circumstances may have changed, but because of those partnerships, I am now a proud veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. I saw a lot of the country and a bit of the world while in the Army, but in 2007, I returned home and to Rondo. In my personal life, I enjoy backpacking, nature photography and traveling to new places. And as a true native Phoenician, I hold faithful to the NFL team that graced our TV sets prior to the Cardinals coming to town… Go Cowboys!
Construction Project Manager
Team Rondo Since: 1994 – 04, 2015
I was always exposed to the water growing up in Southern California; whether it was surfing, water skiing or swimming in my own pool. As a teenager I worked for a pool builder and maintained their display pools as well as learned drafting and pool design. After that, my career was in printing and advertising for 10+ years in California and continued after moving to Arizona in 1987. I joined Rondo Pools in 1994 until 2005.
During my first tenure at Rondo Pools I enjoyed building hundreds of pools specializing in the North Valley, several are award winning. I have experience building on some of the most difficult terrains in the Valley for 20+ years. My hands-on approach ensures quality. I am excited to be back on the Rondo Team. I look forward to another robust tenure, building beautiful works of water. Outside of work, I enjoy being with family and friends and in the great outdoors; dirt biking, snow skiing, water skiing, scuba diving, golf and relaxing pool side.
Like many people in Arizona I am a transplant from the Midwest. Born in Chicago but raised in Scottsdale, I attended local grade and high schools and continued on to Arizona State University. It’s great living in a valley having a team in all of the major sports – especially with a family at home that are all sports enthusiasts! Entering the pool industry in 1986, I took a hiatus for my college years.
I re-entered in 1994 by coming to work at Rondo Pools & Spa’s and have now been here 20+ years. I love working in a field that is not constant. It’s been amazing to witness the evolution of what swimming pool designs have become over the years.