As we put a cover on 2019 (pun-intended), our team reflects back on our proudest moments of 2019. Celebrating our 44th year in New England as a gunite pool builder, we built exciting projects for homeowners, commercial facilities and through our emerging shotcrete division. Please enjoy our four largest headlines from 2019 as we prepare for an incredible 2020 and 45th year building the best gunite swimming pools in New England.

Vice President Mason Guarino Named to 30 Under 40 by Pool Pro Magazine

In Fall of 2019, Pool Pro Magazine released its inaugural 30 Under 40 list. SSG Vice President, Mason Guarino, was chosen for his leadership in the pool industry and pioneering of SSG Shotcrete’s new developments. In 2019, we explored far beyond pools, repairing bridges, building retaining walls, and renovating a variety of buildings. Our gunite pool builder team, with Mason’s direction, have been able to translate our longstanding experience from pools into many other construction settings. Mason himself spoke on what makes him excited to come to work each and every day, “I like to provide information so the employees enjoy what they are doing and understand it to the point that we can have educated conversations about possible improvements.”

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SSG Pools Named #1 Pool Builder in New England

Never a surprise but always an honor, SSG was ranked the #1 New England pool builder by Pool Spa News. In addition, PSN’s researchers discovered that the average cost of a gunite pool in the Northeast was $78,339. There were 12 pool builders altogether from the northeast listed to the 2019 PSN ranking.

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Guarino’s Pool Service Named Top 25 Service Company Nationwide

Our maintenance division, Guarino’s Pool Service, again cracked Pool Spa News’ Service Top 50 ranking. We’re grateful to be among the top companies in North America. The recipients help keep the highest quality pools in the very best shape. After all, there’s nothing worse than not protecting a major investment, especially one that brings joy to its owners. PSN reported that 84% of the pool service market belongs to the residential sector (homeowners). Only 16% of maintenance business relates to commercial venues like swim clubs, universities and gyms.

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SSG Project Listed as Top 10 Pool Photo of 2019

Early in the 2019 season, home design platform Houzz selected our project as a Top 10 photos of the year. The pool was a 2016 backyard design from Chatham, Massachusetts. Our selection fell among gunite pool builder companies from Texas and California. SSG was highlighted for its “comfortable surface for swimmers to lean against while lounging in the water.” The article skyrocketed our Houzz profile, which holds over 85 projects from all over New England.

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Wherever you may be ringing in 2020, we hope that it is kind to you. SSG feels honored to build, renovate, and service pools throughout New England season after season. Happy New Year!