About Ohio Pools & Spas

Feels like yesterday, when in 1957 we began our business as primarily an in-ground pool company in a converted one car garage in Canton. We now serve all NE Ohio from our three retail showrooms in North Canton, Mayfield Heights and North Olmsted. As a family owned and operated business, Rich Annis and his daughter Amanda, take pride in the exclusivities of our expanded pool, spa, sauna and leisure furniture product lines. In addition, and just as important, is the exemplary customer service our staff provide as a benefit of being a small business with strong family values. This combination allows us to reach the end goal of enhancing the lives of our employees along with our communities in NE Ohio.

FAMILIAR FACES

ADMINISTRATION

Rich
President & CEO
I am very proud in setting the bar with the quality of product, quality of customer service.

What is  Your Role at the Store? President at the moment but Amanda keeps breathing down my neck!

How long have you been with the company? 40 years, 36 as owner

What do you enjoy most at doing your job? I enjoy

Pride in setting the bar with the quality of product, quality of customer service, and reputation being higher than the competition has ever managed to achieve.

Do you have a favorite hobby, movie or a vacation spot? Fishing in the Canadian wilderness even after recently being shown up by my wife.

What is the best thing that ever happened to you? My wife, Michele of 36 years! Close second are our four children and each unique special relationship!

darryl
Sales Manager
I enjoy helping people acquire products that enhance their lives while enhancing our growth.

What is  Your Role at the Store? Sales Manager

How long have you been with the company? Since May, 2016

What do you enjoy most at doing your job? I enjoy helping people acquire products that enhance their lives while enhancing our growth.

Do you have a favorite hobby, movie or a vacation spot? Favorite hobby—home improvements. Favorite movie—Armageddon.

What is the best thing that ever happened to you? Enjoying life with my my wife (Jacqueline) and seeing our children accomplish their goals.

Amanda
Operations Manager
I love working on projects, collaborating with my coworkers and negotiating with my dad over who’s buying lunch.

What is  Your Role at the Store? Operations  Manager

How long have you been with the company? Since I was born

What do you enjoy most at doing your job? I love working on projects, collaborating with my coworkers and negotiating with my dad over who’s buying lunch.

Do you have a favorite hobby, movie or a vacation spot? When I’m not in the office, I love backpacking, kayaking, gardening, cooking, fishing and just about any activity where I get to play outside!  My favorite movie is “Dr. Strangelove”  My favorite vacation spot is Columbia.

What is the best thing that ever happened to you? I’m pretty sure that almost every week I have a new best thing happen…

Chala
Da Dog
I love getting snacks and scraps from my coworkers when they eat lunch!

What is  Your Role at the Store? Head Therapy Dog and Security Detail

How long have you been with the company? 2 years

What do you enjoy most at doing your job? I love getting snacks and scraps from my coworkers when they eat lunch!

Do you have a favorite hobby, movie or a vacation spot? My favorite hobby is chasing the groundhogs who live out back of the shop.

Joe
Director of Inventory

What is  Your Role at the Store? Director of Inventory and Warehouse

How long have you been with the company? Since December 2015

What do you enjoy most at doing your job? The team concept of the company

Do you have a favorite hobby, movie or a vacation spot? Anything car related, favorite movie—Super Troopers

What is the best thing that ever happened to you? My son being born.

olga
Marketing Manager
I love making things pretty.

What is  Your Role at the Store? Marketing & Graphic Design Manager

How long have you been with the company? Since January, 2016

What do you enjoy most at doing your job? Making things pretty

Do you have a favorite hobby, movie or a vacation spot? I love Zumba, favorite movie—Back to the Future, favorite vacation spot—South Beach, FL.

What is the best thing that ever happened to you? Hopping on a plane and moving across the ocean when I was 19.

mike
Purchasing
Love the team of people I work with and the great customers I have met over the years.

What is  Your Role at the Store? Purchasing

How long have you been with the company? 27 years

What do you enjoy most at doing your job? Love the team of people I work with and the great customers I have met over the years.

Do you have a favorite hobby, movie or a vacation spot? Vacationing in Daytona Beach!

What is the best thing that ever happened to you? Spending my summers with my Grandparents in Daytona!

NORTH CANTON SHOWROOM

robert
North Canton Store Manager
I enjoy putting smiles on peoples faces

What is  Your Role at the Store? North Canton Store Manager

How long have you been with the company? 3 years

What do you enjoy most at doing your job? Putting smiles on peoples faces

Do you have a favorite hobby, movie or a vacation spot? Watching football, favorite movie—The Departed, favorite vacation spot—Mexico!!!!!

What is the best thing that ever happened to you? The day I got engaged…soon to be married.

zack
Asst. Sales Manager
What I enjoy most is the family atmosphere with my co-workers and getting to work with and help all of our awesome customers.

What is  Your Role at the Store? Assistant Sales Manager

How long have you been with the company? I’ve been with the company for 11 years

What do you enjoy most at doing your job? What I enjoy most is the family atmosphere with my co-workers and getting to work with and help all of our awesome customers.

Do you have a favorite hobby, movie or a vacation spot? My favorite hobby is between riding my motorcycle or snow skiing, depends on the time of year. My favorite movie is Scott Pilgrim vs The World, and my favorite vacation spot would have to be where ever my friends are at (out of state, military) but I really want to go on an Alaskan Cruise.

What is the best thing that ever happened to you? Hasn’t happened yet…  If I had to pick, I guess when I finally moved out to my own place.

matt-g-
Assistant Manager
The part I enjoy most is building relationships with my customers.

What is  Your Role at the Store? Assistant Manager & Sales Professional

How long have you been with the company? Since May 2013

What do you enjoy most at doing your job? The part I enjoy most is building relationships with my customers.

Do you have a favorite hobby, movie or a vacation spot? Spending time on the shooting range, watching Canadian boxing matches (or hockey, as some call it) and going on adventures with my German Shepherd, Maverick! Favorite movies: Man on Fire, The Count of Monte Cristo & Forest Gump. Favorite vacation spot—Santa Monica but I try to always travel somewhere new! Best thing that happened to me—getting my undergrad from BGSU!

courtney
Sales & Service
I enjoy being a consultant for customers and helping them find what they are looking for based on their wants and needs. I also enjoy the responsibilities and projects I have behind the scenes in the service department.

What is  Your Role at the Store? Sales Professional, also Service and Billing Coordinator

How long have you been with the company? 4 years

What do you enjoy most at doing your job? I enjoy being a consultant for customers and helping them find what they are looking for based on their wants and needs.  I also enjoy the responsibilities and projects I have behind the scenes in the service department

Do you have a favorite hobby, movie or a vacation spot? I love doing yoga in my spare time and sci-fi, action, and comedy movies.  My favorite vacation spot so far is the Bahamas.

What is the best thing that ever happened to you? Becoming a certified yoga instructor.  I want to own my own yoga studio eventually and that was the first step in the right direction!

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS SHOWROOM

Jim
MH Store Manager
Helping families enjoy their homelife

What is  Your Role at the Store? Store Manager, Mayfield Heights

How long have you been with the company? 19 years

What do you enjoy most at doing your job? 

Do you have a favorite hobby, movie or a vacation spot? Favorite Hobby—riding my motorcycle. Favorite movie—Outlaw Josey Wales. Favorite vacation spot— Saltfork St. Park

What is the best thing that ever happened to you? When my 15 yr old son was given the assignment of doing a paper on who he admires most and he chose me.  

chelsea
Sales Professional
I love Interacting with staff and customers and making them smile

What is  Your Role at the Store? Sales Professional

How long have you been with the company? 2 years

What do you enjoy most at doing your job? Interacting with staff and customers and making them smile.

Do you have a favorite hobby, movie or a vacation spot? I love to read especially Stephen King, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and Savannah, Georgia.

What is the best thing that ever happened to you? Turning my life around and being able to have a good relationship with my friends and family as well as being able to be a responsible member of society. I would like people to remember me as a positive, goofy girl who enjoys making people laugh.

NORTH OLMSTED SHOWROOM

darryl
Sales Manager
I enjoy helping people acquire products that enhance their lives while enhancing our growth.

What is  Your Role at the Store? Sales Manager

How long have you been with the company? Since May, 2016

What do you enjoy most at doing your job? I enjoy helping people acquire products that enhance their lives while enhancing our growth.

Do you have a favorite hobby, movie or a vacation spot? Favorite hobby—home improvements. Favorite movie—Armageddon.

What is the best thing that ever happened to you? Enjoying life with my my wife (Jacqueline) and seeing our children accomplish their goals.

SERVICE DEPARTMENT

matt
Service Department Manager
I enjoy the team concept of the company.

What is  Your Role at the Store? Service Department Manager

How long have you been with the company? 7 years

What do you enjoy most at doing your job? The team concept of the company

Do you have a favorite hobby, movie or a vacation spot? Watching football, favorite movie—Fight Club, favorite vacation spot—Madeira Beach, FL

What is the best thing that ever happened to you? Being blessed with the family and friends that I have.

scott
Service Technician
I enjoy great customers & servicing hot tubs

What is  Your Role at the Store? Service Technician

How long have you been with the company? 18 years

What do you enjoy most at doing your job? I enjoy I enjoy great customers & servicing hot tubs

Do you have a favorite hobby, movie or a vacation spot? My I enjoy fishing with my family and friends. My favorite movie is “Max”. I love vacationing at Myrtle Beach.

What is the best thing that ever happened to you? When I met my wife at a bible study, we were strangers to each other, and have celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary! 

cary
Products Coordinator
I enjoy trying my very best to make sure that anyone who purchases a large item has a positive experience from the day they sit down with a salesman until the day they have a brand new pool, spa, or sauna installed at their home.

What is  Your Role at the Store? New Products Coordinator

How long have you been with the company? Started in June 2008

What do you enjoy most at doing your job? I enjoy trying my very best to make sure that anyone who purchases a large item has a positive experience from the day they sit down with a salesman until the day they have a brand new pool, spa, or sauna installed at their home.

Do you have a favorite hobby, movie or a vacation spot? I love reading books, my favorite movie is Guardians of the Galaxy and my favorite vacation involved a trip to Yellowstone National Park 

What is the best thing that ever happened to you? The day I learned there was a kickball league here in North Canton.  Because I love kickball!

courtney
Sales & Service
I enjoy being a consultant for customers and helping them find what they are looking for based on their wants and needs. I also enjoy the responsibilities and projects I have behind the scenes in the service department.

What is  Your Role at the Store? Sales Professional, also Service and Billing Coordinator

How long have you been with the company? 4 years

What do you enjoy most at doing your job? I enjoy being a consultant for customers and helping them find what they are looking for based on their wants and needs.  I also enjoy the responsibilities and projects I have behind the scenes in the service department

Do you have a favorite hobby, movie or a vacation spot? I love doing yoga in my spare time and sci-fi, action, and comedy movies.  My favorite vacation spot so far is the Bahamas.

What is the best thing that ever happened to you? Becoming a certified yoga instructor.  I want to own my own yoga studio eventually and that was the first step in the right direction!

sam
Service Dispatch Coordinator
I enjoy Providing service wherever I may be needed, be it for the customer or my colleagues.

What is  Your Role at the Store? Service Dispatch Coordinator

How long have you been with the company? Since 2015

What do you enjoy most at doing your job? I enjoy providing service wherever I may be needed, be it for the customer or my colleagues.

Do you have a favorite hobby, movie or a vacation spot? Favorite hobby—Computer hardware and choral singing. Favorite movie—The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring. Favorite vacation spot—Ft. Myers, Florida.

What is the best thing that ever happened to you? The adoption of the family dogs, Mushu and Piglet!