Our Staff

Our Friendly Staff

Meet some of the wonderful people here at Pettis Pools & Patio!

f60de514-7d8e-4af2-a750-49c126813091Larry & Erma Pettis

Our Founders

Larry & Erma’s vision, dedication, hard work and integrity continue to be an inspiration to us all. We lost Larry in 2003 from Alzheimer’s and sadly, lost Erma in May, 2012 to cancer. Their spirits live on in all of us at Pettis Pools and they will be forever missed. Erma was grateful for our hard-working, dedicated staff who carry out our mission statement every day and often said we have a great team here at Pettis. We are all dedicated to carrying on the Pettis traditions that have kept our business strong these last 50+ years and thank you for your continued support.

ebf0b5e9-f95f-4876-b4b5-341c9fffbbfbJohn Napodano


Email: jnapodano@pettispools.com
John keeps tabs on everything. He has been part of the Pettis team since 1985 and was mentored for many years by Erma. “I welcome you to shop at Pettis Pools & Patio with confidence and trust because we care about what we do.”

900d4e0d-63b3-4cf8-963d-91c73cb05db2Julie Pettis

Vice President of Pettis Pools; Founder, Softub Express

Email: jpettis@pettispools.com
Proud daughter of Larry & Erma, Julie grew up in the business and spent many years learning from her mom and working in the retail stores. “Stop by and see us at our Softub Express booth at one of the many festivals throughout New York State and Florida.”

Steve Pettis

Vice President – In-Ground Pool Supervisor

Proud son of Larry & Erma, Steve has been building in-ground pools for most of his life. “Do it once, do it right” is his mantra.

Jeff Ames

Jeff is one of our inground pool foreman and has been with Pettis Pools since 1998.            Mentored by Steve Pettis for years, Jeff now capably leads his own crew and will build your dream pool flawlessly.


Jim Batchelor

In-ground Liner Replacement Supervisor

An already experienced pool builder when he joined Pettis Pools in 1991. “We’ll make your old pool look like new!”

7d5654ac-4832-4002-b538-f80d87885cf2Karen Blossom

Store Manager, Hilton

Email: kblossom@pettispools.com
A bubbly addition to Pettis Pools, Karen joined us in 2012. She quickly learned about our many products & services, and keeps everything well-organized. Together with Zach, they manage our Hilton store location. Karen will always greet you with a ready smile.

Zach Lynch

Co-Store Manager, Hilton

Email: zlynch@pettispools.com
Phone: 585-490-9009
Zach joined our warehouse division in 2011 and quickly learned the ropes for all things Softub and Sauna related. In 2018, Zach was promoted to co-store manager of our Hilton location, where he’s done a great job.

59997ee7-70e2-46da-aafd-1df2522e3fd0Kevin Coleman

Service Manager

Email: kcoleman@pettispools.com
Kevin has been fixing and building in-ground and above-ground pools since 1973. “We care about the quality of work we do and we care about our customers.”

Erin Colling

Softub Express, Office Assistant

Email: erin@softubexpress.com
Phone: 585-641-0450
Erin joined us in December of 2016 and now assists Dianna with booking shows and helping customers.

Dianna Cummings

Softub Express, Office Assistant

Email: dianna@softubexpress.com
Phone: 585-641-0450
Dianna joined us in December of 2014 and has quickly become a valuable member of our Softub Express team. Together with Erin, she books most of our shows and daily assists customers with questions and purchases.

db6299e3-66c4-432f-bb24-9683e6b491a9Al Friedberg

Pool Service

Al has been with Pettis Pools since 2001 and installed above ground pools for many years prior to joining our team. As one half of the “silver-surfer” team, you can feel completely confident when Al is on the job.

85db77b5-d0b6-4cf9-a93e-3495af5937c2Sean Gallagher

Pool Service / Renovation Specialist

Sean joined Pettis in 2001 as an in-store water tester and has worked in almost every division over the years. Now specializing in service, Sean’s skill and quality of workmanship is appreciated by our customers.

f7dc7bcc-fe08-4ec7-9860-5c629235e58dJeannie Harris

Office: Operations Manager

Email: jhpettis@rochester.rr.com
With us since 1979, Jeannie keeps it all running smoothly and is a tremendous source of knowledge. “We’re a close-knit family here.”

Jennifer Kestler

Softub Express, Division Manager

Email: jennifer@softubexpress.com
Phone: 585-641-0450
Jennifer joined our Softub Express staff in 2007 and is usually the lovely voice on the other end of the phone when you call our office. She is responsible for the continued growth of the Softub Express division


3595e084-c0b3-4e1b-8d4d-36030fac65a3Dale Lowery

Spa Service Manager / Technician Extraordinaire

Email: dlowery@pettispools.com
Dale came to Pettis Pools in July, 2009 and quickly learned the ins and outs of repairing hot tubs. He is frequently on the road and gets a lot of satisfaction out of a job well done.

25352199-76c7-489e-a1b7-1a864045ac0bJohn Mastrella

East Rochester Warehouse Manager

Email: jmastrella@pettispools.com
Part of the Pettis team since 2004. “We provide fast, friendly and professional deliver

Kelli McBride

Swimming Pool Concierge, Hilton

Email: kmcbride@pettispools.com
Kelli has been part of the Pettis team since 1999 and now serves as our swimming pool concierge. She will be the main point of contact for all inground and aboveground swimming pool projects and will help you every step of the way. “A friendly, knowledgeable staff is what we strive for.”

Jimmy Napodano

Marketing and Advertising

Email: jrnapodano@pettispools.com
Part of the Pettis team since 2002, Jimmy heads up our marketing and advertising department as well as happily assists people at our E. Rochester store. “We look forward to taking care of your needs.”

Jim Ornce – ‘Jim O’

Sales and Training

Email: jornce@pettispools.com
One of our most knowledgeable employees, Jim O as he is affectionately called has been with Pettis over 20 years. You will find him primarily at our East Rochester location where he’s happy to educate people on proper water care as well as any product we carry. He is also one of the people responsible for the on-going education of our staff members so we’re always providing you with the most up-to-date, correct information.

48dcdb52-7c82-4fc3-8c7c-e970fe89200fNancy Perez

Customer Service

Nancy will always greet you with her heartfelt smile at our East Rochester location.


Cliff ‘Buster’ Roy

Pool Service



Richard Schwartz

Softub Express & Furniture delivery

When Richard joined Pettis in 2004 we quickly realized how lucky we were. His work ethic and friendly demeanor are legendary. “We always give that extra effort to ensure a satisfied customer.”

56302419-1957-4a52-b13c-0ae48aed95ceJim Sproveri

Store Manager, East Rochester; Inground Pool & Sauna Sales

Email: jsproveri@pettispools.com
Jim joined us in 2010 after many years spent in the pool business. He loves to help people realize their dream of an inground swimming pool! Jim is also our ‘go-to’ person for our sauna division.

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Pool Service


Sam Vito

Super Softub Service Tech

Email: svito@pettispools.com
Sam joined our company in 2008 and quickly became invaluable in the repair of Softub packs, pool motors and anything else we ask of him. He is also our primary skinner when it comes to reskinning a Softub. “I take pride in my work”.

c5841a68-4ec2-426a-bece-67444604d553Kathy Zinone

Store Manager, East Rochester; Patio Furniture Buyer

Email: kzinone@pettispools.com
Joined our E. Rochester staff in 1996 and one of the sweetest people you will ever meet. Kathy enjoys educating people about the quality products we carry and the joy they bring to people’s backyards. “The professionals at Pettis Pools & Patio will pamper you.”


Official Mascot

Teddy is Julie’s toy poodle and a constant presence in the Softub Express office. Occasionally he will be allowed in the store where he happily greets everybody and begs for liver treats!