The Board of Directors met on December 4 at Maggiano’s to
welcome the new 2020 Board members and identify the calendar of events for
2020. Please see the back of the Florida Pool Prosm for
upcoming events. The next Board Meeting will take place the first Tuesday
of the month.
Our 2020 Vision Meeting took place January 7, at Mudville
Grille. This was a kickoff meeting where new Board Members were
introduced and new connections were made. Chapter events for the
year were highlighted and participation is strongly encouraged!
As the new Board comes on for 2020, we wanted to give a
special thanks to Greg Bowers, First Coast Pool and Patio/Pinch a Penny,
for serving as our 2019 Chapter President. Greg has served as a director
and vice president prior to serving as president. Greg volunteers each
year at the FSPA Swim Meet and supports Water Safety Day by volunteering with
Safe Kids. His passion and enthusiasm for the pool industry is second to
Another special thanks goes out to Troy Hershner,
Innovative Pools Inc., serving many years as a Board Director. We are
grateful for your contribution to our Chapter!
Finally, we wanted to recognize Jack Manilla, Portofino
Pools, for 11 years of serving on the Northeast Chapter Board. His
resume of accomplishments is impressive and his dedication to our industry is invaluable.
Thank you, Jack, you will be missed!
Chapter Spotlight: John Garner,
by John Garner. www.johngarnerpools.com.
Forty years in business doing new custom pool construction, renovations, and
service and repair. He joined FSPA to network with other industry professionals
to raise the bar, educate and work on legislative issues as well as code
Pools by John Garner strives to build to a higher standard,
not minimum standards. Thy are always there to answer questions, consult and
even work with building departments when there is a problem. Their two sons,
John and Chris, are who helped make the company what it is today.
They have received Best of Jacksonville Pool Builder - 2018;
Best of Jacksonville Pool Builder - 2019; Best of Jacksonville Pool Service
Company - 2019. Previous recipient of FSPA gold, silver and merit
John has been in building construction all his life and came
from a family of carpenters and craftsman of many building trades. He started
his own framing company in 1968. I also starting building swimming pools
as a hobby in 1968.