Brent has been in the in-ground swimming pool construction business in North Florida his entire adult life. As a teenager, he went to work for a swimming pool contractor in Lake City, FL as his first "real job." In 2001, he transitioned to a crew foreman--traveling all over North Florida doing specialty pool construction for a multitude of other swimming pool contractors. In 2007-2008, the economy changed. Brent took advantage of this turn in the market to start his own business, Paragon Pools. In order to not only start a construction business in those tough times, but to successfully grow the new business, Brent focused on delivering a quality product, and a construction experience that exceeded all expectations. This has led to an in-ground swimming pool construction business that grows stronger with each passing year!
Thomas "Tommy" Jones has not always been involved in the swimming pool business. In the early 2000's, Tommy was running a masonry business doing specialty, decorative concrete and waterfalls. His first exposure to swimming pool construction was building waterfalls on pool construction projects. Soon, Tommy gravitated toward the swimming pool construction. In 2004, Tommy started a swimming pool company. By 2006, his company was installing more in-ground fiberglass swimming pools than any other in North Florida. When the market changed in 2007-2008, Tommy chose to close the business and get out of the swimming pool industry.
Brent and Tommy met in 2001. Tommy was installing waterfalls and decking on pools that Brent installed. They became fast friends! They talked about going into business together in 2004, but neither truly felt the timing was right.
Tommy came on board with Paragon Pools in spring 2017.
Together, they have a dynamic partnership!
Brent runs the "front side" of the pool installation. Brent is directly involved with getting the pool shell installed and the yard graded out for the pool deck.
Tommy runs the "back side" of the project. Tommy is directly involved with the pool decking, and cleaning up the pool from the construction mess.
Both Brent & Tommy take a "hands-on" approach to managing the construction. They are both on job sites every day. In fact, it is not uncommon to see them both working along side their crews!
We believe this hands-on approach ensures that Paragon Pools offers a construction experience that is above and beyond all expectations. It also ensures that Paragon Pools delivers the best pool installation, every single time!