Pettis Pools is excited to announce Kelli McBride as the 2021 Positively Pettis Award recipient. Kelli received a $1,000 check and some fun Pettis Pools swag to commemorate her well-deserved win. 

Kelli has 22 years of experience working at Pettis in a variety of roles, including inground coordinator, where she works with inground pool customers to confirm details of their upcoming project, providing information to the project Foreman, and working with subcontractors throughout the build process. She also handles all of the billing and warranty for the spa service department, as well as provides chemical training for all new employees. 

The annual Positively Pettis Award is voted on by their peers and is awarded to an employee who consistently demonstrates the dedication, drive, integrity and care for both the business and customers that owners Erma and Larry Pettis always showed under their leadership. Their high standards and self-motivation is what enabled the company to grow from its humble beginnings. 

Kelli says she loves that no day is the same at Pettis Pools, and while some days are challenging there are many more that are so enjoyable they never feel like work! She is an integral part of the Pettis Pools team, which is evident from the nominations received from her peers. 

“I have seen the hours of hard work she puts in,” said one nomination. “I’ve seen her get pulled in every direction, including directions that are not specifically her area, and she still gets everything done with a smile on her face at the end of the day.” 

This year, 14 different employees were nominated by their peers, which really says something about the quality of the staff we have. And while it was a tight race, Kelli stood out among them all. Congratulations to Kelli for all her hard work during an unprecedented year! 


Pettis Pools & Patios is a Greece pool builder proudly serving East Rochester, Wayne County, Ontario County and the surrounding areas. Family-owned and operated since 1962, Pettis Pools & Patios specializes in all pool and hot tub services, including new pool construction, hot tub sales & installation, and swim spa sales & installation. Pettis Pools & Patios also serves as a leading pool & hot tub service provider throughout the area, specializing in regular pool service, inground vinyl liner replacement, hot tub service, LOOP-LOC safety cover installations, and much more. Pettis Pools & Patios is proud to have two conveniently located pool supply stores in Greece and East Rochester, where pool owners can find all of their pool and hot tub care needs. 

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