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Ken Larison

Chief Designer

Ken Larison is a graduate from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture. Ken enjoys working with customers and site conditions to create a…

Ken Larison ....
ken larison

Ken Larison is a graduate from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture. Ken enjoys working with customers and site conditions to create a design that flows comfortably while enhancing the view and surrounding architecture. Ken believes in developing new technology and conservation techniques and pushes to develop better construction techniques and products to better serve customers each and every year. Each project is an opportunity to provide a better overall experience. After 35 years in the industry Ken still rushes to his first project each and every day because he is so excited to see how the process brings his ideas to life.

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Maryanne Larison

Chief Designer

Maryanne Larison is a graduate from California Polytechnic University, Pomona with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics. Maryanne finds great satisfaction in the design process and seeing the look…

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Maryanne Larison is a graduate from California Polytechnic University, Pomona with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics. Maryanne finds great satisfaction in the design process and seeing the look on her client’s face once their backyard has transformed from an idea into reality. Maryanne enjoys working on new ideas and technologies and developing designs that complement the needs, desires, and unique spaces of each individual client. Maryanne grew up always wanting a beautiful backyard with a swimming pool so working in this industry is truly a dream come true.

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Candis Adams

Designer

Candis is a graduate from Cal State Fullerton with a Bachelor of Science degree. Candis has been working with Ken since Pools by Design started and followed him from two…

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candis

Candis is a graduate from Cal State Fullerton with a Bachelor of Science degree. Candis has been working with Ken since Pools by Design started and followed him from two other companies bringing over 13 years of experience to the team. Candis enjoys working with people and creating a pleasant experience while going through the process of building their dream backyard. Candis is happily married with three sons,one daughter, and Patch Adams, their dog. Candis enjoys running and has completed three marathons and many half marathons.

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Nick Fiello

Designer

Nick studied English and American Literature at the University of Arizona and joins Pools by Design with 10 years of experience and over 400 pools completed. Nick’s goal is to…

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Nick

Nick studied English and American Literature at the University of Arizona and joins Pools by Design with 10 years of experience and over 400 pools completed. Nick’s goal is to bring integrity, experience, and creative vision to every phase of the process from design to completion, helping you bring your dreams to reality. Nick finds satisfaction in making a family proud after helping them turn their backyard into their dream. He designs pools to satisfy his creative itch but really loves his job because he gets to build something from concept to completion and have a long lasting impact on people’s lives. Nick grew up in Tucson and has been around pools his whole life, remembering Summers filled with laughter and fun with family and friends around the pool. He is looking to return that joy knowing that he is making this world a little happier one pool at a time.

meet Maryanne & Ken

Ken Larison is a graduate from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture. Ken has an impeccable eyes for design and construction quality gleaned from his 40 years of experience in the swimming pool and landscape construction industry. He has worked as a designer, project manager, sales manager and general manager for three of the largest pool companies and contractors in the nation. With his with many design awards and achievements, Ken continues to be a leader in the industry.

“My focus is on providing guidance based on my years of experience coupled with my commitment to conservation and intelligent design. So much of my success has come from a commitment to people, not only to my clients, but also my subcontractors, vendors and fellow business professionals. Every day I ask for performance above and beyond on my projects. Our success is based on the same willingness to serve.”

Ken started Pools by Design in Tucson as a result of the changing market. Ken understands that consumers must be selective to protect their investment. “Today our clients are looking for a higher level of service, attention to detail and a greater value. At Pools by Design that is our primary mission.”

Maryanne Larison is a graduate from California Polytechnic University, Pomona with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics. She has several years of experience in the water treatment industry and has been a design consultant and manager in the swimming pool industry for more than 15 years.

Maryanne brings a passion for excellence and enjoys building relationships with clients that last a lifetime. “I believe the backyard design must take into account all aspects that uniquely meet my clients’ needs. I like to take the time to get to know people before we start the planning process. Each family is unique and deserves to have an outdoor living space that is safe, efficient and flows well as an extension of a family’s lifestyle.”

Together Maryanne and Ken are creating some of Southern Arizona’s most vibrant outdoor spaces. Their business model is ultimately about creating an experience by bringing families together to enjoy their backyards. “The Experience is by Design.”

Ourmission statement

Pools by Design is a team dedicated to providing custom comprehensive service from design through completion of swimming pools, spas, and outdoor living features. Serving Tucson, Pima County, Oro Valley, Marana, and Sahaurita, Arizona, we provide the best designers, project coordinators, and craftsmen in order to provide a seamless, quality, and professional outcome. Our company’s success is created by one happy client at a time.”

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