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 North East Ohio from our retail showrooms in North Canton and Mayfield Heights. As a family owned and operated business, Rich Annis and his daughter Amanda, take pride in the exclusivities of our expanded pool, swim spa, 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 customers and employees along with our communities in North East Ohio.

FAMILIAR FACES

ADMINISTRATION

Rich
President & CEO
Amanda
VP of Operations
Chala
Da Dog
Purchasing Director
olga
Marketing Manager
mike
Purchasing

NORTH CANTON SHOWROOM

robert
North Canton Store Manager
Sales Professional
matt-g-
Assistant Manager
Asst. Sales Manager
Sales Assistant

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS SHOWROOM

Jim
MH Store Manager
Endless Pools Brand Manager

SERVICE DEPARTMENT

Service Director
Service Manager
cary
Products Coordinator
sam
Service Dispatch Coordinator
Service Technician

President & CEO

Rich Annis

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!

VP of Operations

Amanda Annis

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? VP of Operations

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…

Da Dog

Chala

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.

Purchasing Director

Jeannie Daugherty

I love helping a customer's vision become a reality.

What is  Your Role at the Store? Purchasing Director.

How long have you been with the company? Since September 2017.

What do you enjoy most at doing your job? I love helping a customer’s vision become a reality.

Do you have a favorite hobby, movie or a vacation spot? My favorite hobby—jigsaw puzzles, favorite movie—Christmas Vacation, and favorite vacations spot is Mexico!

What is the best thing that ever happened to you? I got to marry my best friend.

Marketing Manager

Olga Rusal

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.

Purchasing

Mike Umlauf

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 Store Manager

Robert Fickes

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.

Sales Professional

Jeremy Mittelman

I enjoy working with people to make their experience with Ohio Pools & Spas the best they’ve ever had.

What is  Your Role at the Store? Sales Professional.

How long have you been with the company? Since April 2017.

What do you enjoy most at doing your job? I enjoy working with people to make their experience with Ohio Pools & Spas the best they’ve ever had.

Do you have a favorite hobby, movie or a vacation spot? I love attending sports events.

What is the best thing that ever happened to you? Taking my mother to Hawaii for a week long vacation.

Assistant Manager

Matt Gatien

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!

Asst. Sales Manager

Zack Oberster

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.

Sales Assistant

Brent Klinger

I enjoy being with my coworkers.

What is  Your Role at the Store? Sales Assistant.

How long have you been with the company? About three years.

What do you enjoy most at doing your job? I enjoy being with my coworkers.

Do you have a favorite hobby, movie or a vacation spot? I like to play video games and read comics. My favorite movie is the Lord of the Rings. I’d vacation pretty much anywhere quiet, but I’d like to visit Europe some day.

What is the best thing that ever happened to you? I got my dog a few years ago!

MH Store Manager

Jim Furlong

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.  

Endless Pools Brand Manager

Eric Leuchtag

I enjoy working with people and knowing they are getting a good product from a reputable company.

What is  Your Role at the Store? Endless Pools Brand Manager and Store Assistant Manager.

How long have you been with the company? Over five years.

What do you enjoy most at doing your job? I enjoy working with people and knowing they are getting a good product from a reputable company.

Do you have a favorite hobby, movie or a vacation spot? My favorite hobby is watching movies and good television shows. Hawaii is favorite vacation spot, but only have been there once. I also like Myrtle Beach and have been there many times.

What is the best thing that ever happened to you? My family. Wife Robin, two sons Justin and Brandon (even though they can sometimes make me crazy), my dogs and also the rest of my family including parents, brother and sister. I’ts nice to have them around and be a close family. They are always there when I need them.

Service Director

Chris Schuler

Service Manager

Taylor May

Products Coordinator

Cary Smith

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!

Service Dispatch Coordinator

Sam Klinger

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!

Service Technician

Scott Wagner

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! 

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