For decades, whenever someone mentions Pugliese Pools, people ooh and aah, ”Oh, I know Pugliese, they built my parents’ pool… ”I grew up swimming in my friend’s Pugliese Pool”… ”Pugliese, they build the most beautiful pools”… ”Pugliese has been around forever.”
Tony Pugliese, Founder
By 1950’s, the post-war baby boom led Tony Pugliese to enhance the new homes he built with a custom swimming pool. He studied pool design, pool materials and construction methods using the concept of ”How would I engineer our swimming pool design as if I were building it for my own family.” Over the years he earned the reputation as the leading pool builder with innovations like the ”Natural Look” pool and Hydrodynamic Filtration System that is engineered as an easy-to-use filtering system.
Tom Heath, President and Designer
He started working for Tony Pugliese in August 1963. He moved next door to the Pugliese family and worked with them after school, weekends and summers into his high school years. He studied economics and business during high school and opted to forego college and stay with Pugliese Pools. During the next decade his roles grew from foreman to operations manager. After a period of military service at Ford Leonard Wood in Missouri he graduated as Honor Graduate with the highest score to that date. Returning to Pugliese he ran construction services and sold the innovative Pugliese ”Natural Look” pool and helped make it the pool industry standard.
Tom is personally involved with every stage of every pool, every day. He listens and makes himself available 24/7. Tom goes to great lengths to make the construction process of all custom swimming pool and landscaping projects smooth and enjoyable to completion of the project. Every pool built by Pugliese and Tom Heath is built as though you are family.
Thomas Heath, Jr., Controller
Growing up in the pool business, Thomas learned almost everything there is to know about the pool industry: From the business end to the field, from sales to services, Thomas learned from his father and grandfather and today is the family controller.
Three generations family ownership and of pool expertise.