During the summers starting from his junior year at Jeb Stuart High School in Falls Church, Virginia and continuing through his BA in economics at The University of Richmond, Fred spent 18 years servicing, renovating and constructing commercial and residential swimming pools.
Striving for service and construction perfection, Fred joined Town and Country Pools, Inc. in January, 2001 and is currently Vice President and Director of Field Operations.
Fred holds or has held a number of positions on the board of The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP) from 2004 to 2008. He was president from 2006 – 2007, and has certifications from manufacturers such as Teledyne Laars, Jandy, Raypak, SR Smith and Bioguard. He is always interested in learning some new or old aspect of the pool industry.
His interests in the swimming pool industry include different soil conditions, water feature designs, the recent addition of automation, water chemistry, electricity, and the list goes on. Many variables go into the construction and operation of a swimming pool and there is always something of interest to Fred.
Fred also holds a US Soccer Association coaching license and although he has hung up his coaching clip board and whistle, he is enjoying watching his youngest child, Megan, on the soccer field. During the summer he can periodically be found down at his Community Pool watching Megan swim for the Rutherford Water Rats or tweaking the Community Pool’s 50 year old, open pit, diatomaceous filter system. Fred’s other child, Freddie, will begin his 4th summer working for Town & Country Pools, Inc. during his summer break from James Madison University. While Fred’s main interest is watching his 16 year daughter participate in many seasonal activities or teaching his 18 year old son the ins and outs of the pool business, when relaxing he often can be found in his back yard grilling or smoking for family and friends.