Back in 1980, Ken and his wife Faye began Paradise Pools and Spas as a construction and service based business in Vicksburg, MS. Just one year later, in 1981, the business had grown enough to open his first retail pool store, also in Vicksburg. In 1984, a second retail pool store was opened in Jackson, MS. A third retail operation was opened in Pearl, MS in the year 2003. The Jackson location was closed and merged with the Pearl location in 2005. Then, in 2007, the Vicksburg operation was sold. Currently the Pearl store, located at 227 S. Pearson Rd., serves most of the central MS area. Sadly, on April 17, 2018, Ken passed away. Twenty-two months later, on February 13, 2020, Faye also passed away. Their memories and business practices will continue to mold our business as we press on into the future.
Tim started out in the business when he was only 16 years old, providing assistance in the service and construction departments. Then, in 1985, he began to work with his father in the Vicksburg store. He worked and managed all operations in that location until 1999. At that time, Tim transferred to Jackson, MS and began managing the retail and service operations there. He did likewise when the Jackson store merged with the store in Pearl, MS. in 2005. Today, with the Vicksburg location being sold in 2007, Tim serves as Owner/Operator of Paradise Pools and Spas out of the store located at 227 S. Pearson Rd., Pearl, MS.
Kari came to work for Paradise Pools in 2001. She brought with her several years of pool service and chemical knowledge. Working as a sales associate on the counter, Kari helped to organize, build and maintain the retail operations at the Jackson location until 2005. When the Jackson store moved to Pearl, MS in that year, she began to serve as assistant manager. Today Kari serves as Operations Manager and oversees all day-to-day operations.
Robbie became a part of Paradise Pools in 1997. He started out in construction but in time was moved to the service department. Beginning as a service assistant, he is now our Senior Service Tech. He works in all aspects of the business including service, construction and occasionally in-store.
Ryan has been with Paradise Pools and Spas since 2016. He assists with service, construction, pool sales and occasionally works in-store. Ryan has more than 15 years in the pool industry and more than 20 years in retail.
Robyn began working at Paradise Pools and Spas in 2013. She began assisting on the counter, stocking shelves and testing water samples. Today she is Assistant Manager of the store and oversees our Maintenance Contracts.
Joey has been apart of Paradise Pools and Spas since 2011. He started out helping in the service and construction. In January 2020, Joey began service as Outside Operations Manager, overseeing the service and construction departments.