Weatherford Democrat

Business

January 6, 2013

Claffey Pools win major award

(Continued)

WEATHERFORD —

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.

Text Only
Business
Must Read
Top News
House Ads
AP Video
13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp