Weatherford Democrat


January 6, 2013

Claffey Pools win major award



Charlie Claffey was humbled. “I had to catch my breath when I received the call from Baylor. This Family Business of the Year Award is the pinnacle for excellence because we competed not just against construction companies, but against every kind of business.”

Claffey Pools is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and the company has come a long way since 1987, when Paul Claffey opened his pool business and was turned down 24 times before hearing a “Yes” on his 25th sales call. A brick mason from Wisconsin by trade, he moved his family to Texas for a brighter future.

Three Claffeys own and manage the company: Charlie Claffey is President and both Brian Claffey and Shelly Claffey Broder are Vice-Presidents.

Earlier this year, Claffey Pools celebrated its 6,000th constructed pool, an unheard-of milestone in their industry.

This “Year of Accolades” began in the spring, when Claffey Pools was inducted into the Master Pools Guild, an exclusive organization that recognizes 90 of the elite pool builders in the United States and only 110 in the entire world. Claffey Pools is the only Guild member in the Fort Worth-Dallas area.

About Claffey Pools: Brick mason Paul Claffey moved from Wisconsin to Texas in 1982 to find a better life in the construction business. Five years later he founded Pools by Paul Claffey, and he gradually brought his wife and then three children into the business. In December of 2004 he sold the company to his three children, which led to a time of new technology and innovation that has doubled the company’s volume in the past eight years. A two-time winner of the Better Business Bureau’s Golden Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, Claffey Pools is recognized for doing good business in an honorable manner.

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