Owner, Alan Smith, started working as a pool plasterer in 1974 at age 19 and quickly rose up the ranks to become a foreman within a year. In 1980, Alan married Teresa and they decided what a better way to start a marriage right than to become small business owners! Teresa told Alan that if she was going to invest her life savings into the business, then it would have to be run the Nordstrom’s way which means uncompromising quality and exceptional customer service. In 1981, Alan Smith Pools Plastering was founded and their first son Jeff was born. Over the next 35 years, Alan learned the ins and outs of every aspect of pool plastering, pool tiling, coping installation and overall pool remodeling. Alan was a pioneer with several innovative product ideas and developments. He was also one of the first contractors to pebble pools in California and is currently one of the very few that will Hydro-blast a pool as a prep method.
Alan and Teresa’s son’s, Jeff and Chris, were raised with a shovel in one hand and a trowel in the other and have worked in the business starting when they were 12 years old. We’re fairly certain no child labor laws were broken! They are proud to help carry on the family business and are heavily involved in the company. Alan learned early on what it takes to make his customers happy, as evidenced by his extremely high referral rate. Alan is happy to point out that you won’t see a great big yellow page ad or Magazine ad for Alan Smith Pool Plastering. “Those fancy ads are for pool contractors who don’t get enough referrals.”
Alan Smith Pool Plastering is a established company with strong reserves. They’re one of only a handful of Southern California pool contractors that has been in business for over 35 years. Which is very important, because a “TEN YEAR POOL FINISH WARRANTY” doesn’t mean very much if your pool contractor goes out of business. Sadly, that’s increasingly common here in California. But while other pool contractors are going out of business, Alan Smith Pool Plastering is actually expanding. They have a newly upgraded showroom at 227 W. Carleton, Orange CA 92867, right down the street from the Honda Center and Angel’s stadium. The showroom features over 50 interior pool finishes, over 25 paver selections, 100’s of tiles and copings and many other products and features.