Family-Owned & Operated Pool Service Company
Founded in 1958, Butcher’s Swimming Pool Supply & Service is a 3rd generation family-owned and operated company. Although we continue to service residential swimming pools, we expanded our services approximately 30 years ago to meet the service needs of commercial accounts as well. Our fountain cleaning specialists have vast experience having worked on-site at many prominent office complexes and retail centers around Houston.
We are fully licensed and insured, with a hefty $5 MM umbrella policy, which really sets us apart from the competition and provides peace of mind to our commercial clients. Butcher’s currently employs 26 qualified individuals who staff our various service lines. The company is currently operated by Vice President, Collin Butcher, who brings 20 years of industry experience as well as his background in architecture and construction management, having received his degree from the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design at the University of Houston in 2008.
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A Family History That Spans Three Generations
Butcher’s Swimming Pool has been going strong for three generations. Currently owned by Collin Butcher, this local gem was actually started by Richard Butcher, Collin’s grandfather in 1958.
Richard, a long-time Houston resident, opened a small, family-run swimming pool supply shop with the promise of making pool care and maintenance as painless as possible. A practical man, and somewhat of a chemist, Richard was among the first to formulate and bottle pool algaecide. His product, Sparkle, marked the beginning for him and his family in the swimming pool industry.
In 1983, Richard’s son Greg Butcher led the family business. Greg remembers when the “hands-on” approach to the business was the order of the day. He explains, “In those days, pool chemicals were not pre-packaged. One of our jobs was to scoop the chemicals from the barrels in the backroom and mix whatever was required prior to packaging.” Within a few years, quality products and friendly service became Butcher’s trademarks.
Greg’s son, Collin, also took great interest in the pool industry, cleaning pools, and working in the retail store after school, on the weekends, and during seasonal breaks. Collin graduated from college in 2008 with a degree in architecture and construction management.
Collin has expanded the company’s services to meet the needs of commercial accounts as well. Whether Collin is coaching the do-it-yourself client or instructing the engineering department of a commercial account, he’s the pool maintenance veteran every owner is glad to know!
Making Pools Look Better Than Ever
When it comes to pool maintenance and repair work, Butcher’s Swimming Pools delivers. “We clean about 600 pools each week,” says Butcher Pools. The technicians are water chemistry experts. They explain that “When it comes to taking care of your pool if the chemistry isn’t good, it can damage the plaster and equipment. As a full-service company, we always watch out for those things.”
The dedicated team at Butcher’s Swimming Pools is passionate about customer satisfaction, quality control, and always doing the right thing. Whether that is removing debris from the pool floor or repairing pool lights, the technicians seek to exceed their customers’ expectations. In addition to pool maintenance and repairs, the professionals at Butcher’s Swimming Pools are happy to install any type of equipment. They are an authorized warranty dealers for Polaris and other major brands. They also do pool upgrade automation so that their customers can control their pools with a smartphone. Turn on the heater before coming home or cool the water if it is too hot for your liking.
They even have a retail store, located on 4324 Richmond Avenue, which has pool supplies, equipment, and parts. If you need expert advice or have questions about your pool, the knowledgeable sales staff will be able to help you.
With approximately 30 employees, the professionals at Butcher’s Swimming Pools strive to be the best. They are really thorough in their work and use excellent products. They also utilize exclusively American-made products, which are of higher quality than products made overseas in China.
All technicians are also licensed through the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). As Butcher Pools says, “Technicians are required to have an electrical license to work on the pool equipment.” Technicians also receive ongoing training through pool equipment Manufacturers.
The professionals at Butcher’s Swimming Pools are committed to doing the right thing and they always do what it takes to make things right. They have built their business through word of mouth over the past six decades, one satisfied client at a time.