A Family Business
Tom and Barbara Postorino were born and raised in Racine, Wisconsin. They have been married for over 56 years. They loved their hometown but wanted to move to a warmer climate. Being in a large Italian family meant large family gatherings at their parents’ house. Eventually, gatherings moved to Tom and Barbara’s because they had a swimming pool. In 1979, on the 4th of July, they were expecting 40 relatives to the house and the temperature was 57 degrees. They moved to Arizona the next summer. Tom checked-in to a hotel and called a recommended swim coach, as their 4 young children were champion swimmers. The coach wanted the kids on the team. He asked what Tom did for a living and Tom said, “I can do anything.” Tom took a job working for a pool service company. After 2 weeks, Tom offered to buy several pools and started his own business. Barbara stayed home with the kids, and did the “paperwork”. She suggested she start working in the field and that’s what she did! She did not realize she was THE ONLY WOMAN in AZ cleaning pools. The whole family (4 kids included) helped get through the long, hot summers. Even while they were in college, the kids helped in the summer and they still laugh about all the stops at Circle K and Seven Eleven. We all grew very fond of our customers. At age 50, Barb retired her pool pole, and currently manages the office. They hired Doug, their son-in-law in 1993, and the business expanded. After a lot of on-the-job-training and education, the maintenance company became a multi-faceted business with: repairs, remodeling and construction. We are a family owned and operated company, and our name means everything to us. Tom and Barbara’s children and grandchildren are actively involved. We will always operate the business with integrity and values that are consistent with our upbringing. We believe in honest work and incorporate skill and creativity into all of our pools.
Tom and Barbara now have 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. You may see them in your yard someday. If you do...just say… “HEY POSTORINO!”