Pettis Pools Celebrates 50 Years of Backyard Fun
About Us, History
From beginnings as a “summer business” for two teachers to the top-rated pool company in the area
Pettis Pools & Patio turns 50 this year, and there will be deals, giveaways and celebrating all year long. Things kickoff with early buy specials and a $50 Pettis Fun Pass with the purchase of any pool, spa or sauna through February 29th. Beginning on June 20th (the first day of summer), Pettis will be holding “50 Days of Giveaways” featuring great pool, spa, patio and sauna items. Anyone (18+) can enter and there will be one drawing each day, for 50 consecutive days.
Vice President Julie Pettis says, “My parents started this business 50 years ago because they were both teachers looking for a way to bring in a little summer income. They began by answering a classified ad for a company looking for a pool dealer. I’m so proud of the business they created! Their hard work, integrity and passion created a business that, 50 years later, is still thriving. We employ 75+ people in-season and many of our core employees have been with us over 20 years.”
The family-owned, Rochester-based business has been voted “Rochester’s Choice: #1 Pool Company” for the past 10 years, they are Rochester’s only Aqua 100 Winner, and their Softub Express division is the largest dealer/distributor in the United States. Over the years, the company has been recognized over 25 times for excellence–locally and nationally.
“Our longevity can be attributed to a combination of things: a dedicated and professional staff, our core philosophy of always doing the right thing, staying current with industry trends, and treating people with the dignity, respect and friendship they deserve,” says Julie. “I’ve literally been in the pool business since I was born and there is nothing like helping people create family fun and backyard memories. That’s what people remember in life, the good times they had. We’re lucky to be part of it!”
About Pettis Pools & Patio
Larry and Erma Pettis opened Pettis Pools & Patio in 1962, operating out of the family garage. By 1968, the first retail location was opened in Greece, NY, followed by an East Rochester store in 1987. They also have the largest Softub division in the United States and employ over 75 employees during the summer season. The family-owned company has been a leader in backyard fun for 50 years!