About Us - from the beginning
"shh" ? Read below...
We started Ocean Blue Pools, Inc. in 1999. Our youngest daughter had just turned one. Like many, I had a job while my wife took care of the kids. So, leaving a decent paying job to start my own company was certainly scary. My management position at the pool company where I was employed required me to make decisions based on the owner's values which weren't the same as mine. This, along with many hours of praying and my wife's support made it an easier decision. My children would see through my actions that values are who we are and risks with hard work can be rewarding.
December 18, 1998 - Barbara, Brandi and Me!
We started working "out of the garage". As a new company, we were ready for endless hours and a lot of adjustments to make this work. Most pool builders advertised in the Houston Chronicle and our first Ad was a pool for $ 13,499.00. Inflation sure has changed a lot since then.
We got through our first year. We learned a lot, achieved a lot and one of the funniest things happened; When the phone would ring (yes we had a phone with a cord), Brandi would put her finger in front of her mouth and say, "shh". Our office phone number was at our house and Barbara would always tell Brandi, "shh" when it rang. I guess she learned through those actions. lol On a side note; Y2K went on without a hiccup!
As we got a little busier, we needed an office. We rented an office/warehouse off FM1960 near 249. This gave us the opportunity to have a "showroom" and a place where we didn't have to say, "shh". For our new company, an office space was awesome! We also hired our current General Manager, Lisa. That was a GREAT move. I am a little biased, she's my sister.
Lisa, General Manager since 2001
Adding the office and the extra employees allowed us to gain more business and our reputation as an honest, fair and quality pool builder started to grow. In the next several years, technology would allow us to move from "pencil drawing designs" to 3D computer aided pool designs and the ability to re-create backyards.
As the years passed, we have kept our core values; customer satisfaction, quality, affordability. Every day I wake up blessed. Although we have had hiccups along the way, we will do everything we can to make you happy. My family truly thanks you for all of your support over the years.
"Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house"
We offer FREE design services, as many design changes as you need to get your pool design exactly how you like it. So, if you are thinking about building a pool, we would greatly appreciate the opportunity to work for you.
Call our office at 281-858-8000
or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baron Bissett - President
I am "second", Father, Husband, Brother, Uncle and more..
We don't claim to be perfect but we will strive for it!