As the second generation owner of Rondo Pools, I am very proud of my two-plus decades of working for our family business. Born in the suburbs of Boston, MA in 1974, our family moved to AZ in the summer of 1979. Being only 4 when we moved, I consider myself to be an AZ native with the exception of my allegiances to the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots to which I still hold strong. My part time job working for our pool service department over my college summers quickly turned into a full-time job after graduating from NAU with a BA in Marketing in 1996.
Since then, my tenure at Rondo Pools has included more than a decade learning all aspects of the business followed by a decade as the owner/operator. I consider myself very lucky as the pool industry provides me with a unique opportunity to combine my creative side with pool design along with my analytical side with business management. However, the most rewarding part of my job will always be meeting the people and families we work with and seeing how excited they with the beautiful pools that we create for them.
As the founder of Rondo Pools, I am very proud of the company that my family and I have built. I’ve watched the company grow from its meager beginning to being one of the nation’s finest pool builders. I’ve especially enjoyed mentoring my sons as they’ve taken over management roles of the business over the past two decades. With my sons at the helm, I’ve spent my last decade on my favorite segment of the industry, building beautiful commercial pools, spas, and water features. After a brief experiment with retirement and learning that it is not all that it’s cracked up to be, I now enjoy splitting my time between traveling, golf, and work.
I was honored when I was asked me to bring my 25+ years of experience to the team at Rondo Pools and Spas. My experience in the industry includes 5 years in Sales and Design followed by more than 20 years of Swimming Pool Sales Management. My goal is to bring all of my customer service, design and management experience to Rondo Pools customers and staff.
My passion for the Arizona pool industry shines thru with every customer that I deal with. I truly enjoy going to work every day and am grateful for everything that the industry has provided for myself and my family. On a personal note, I’m an Arizona native born in 1954 and I am happily married with 7 children. When not working, I love the great outdoors and spending time with my family and friends at our cabin in Pinetop, AZ.
Originally from Washington State, after graduating from WSU with a BS in architecture in 2015, I decided it was time for a change. With my brother already living in AZ, I decided the “Valley of the Sun” was going to be my next adventure. Once down here, I started looking for CAD positions and received the opportunity to put some of my schooling to use when I joined the drafting team at Rondo Pools.
When I started, my pool experience was non-existent, unless you count swimming in them. Since then, I have taken in as much knowledge as I can from the Rondo Pools’ team and have learned so much. I am looking forward to the years to come with this great company. After work, I enjoy spending time with family, friends, hiking, traveling and playing golf.
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 was born in Nevada, but with a father in US Air Force, I had the opportunity to travel and live all over the US. I spent my childhood growing up in many states including Colorado, Washington, Wyoming, and even Alaska, and those experiences have instilled in me a love for the great outdoors.
I’ve had a number of jobs over the course of my life, but my affinity for numbers led me to getting a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from DeVry University in 2002. I started with Rondo Pools in 2004 and still happy to be part of the Rondo Team more than a decade later. When not crunching number, I enjoy spending time with my 7 grand-kids or watching my favorite football team …Go Seahawks!