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.”