Melinda Aschraft and the Legacy Worth Carrying

A Legacy Worth Carrying

Swimming Pool Contactor

Since 1952, the Steimle family has pioneered the swimming pool building industry, carrying the California Pools name with the highest of standards.  We are honored to carry on a third-generation legacy.  Melinda Ashcraft has seen California Pools grow since 1973 and was enthralled with the traditional Steimle work ethic right from the start.

This month, we had the opportunity to sit down with Melinda and ask her a few questions about Wayne Steimle and the values California Pools carries in the swimming pool contractor industry nationwide.

"They treated you like a member of the family."



Melinda knew friends of the Steimles, and they recommended she apply for the open position with California Pools handling accounting paperwork.  Having started there in 1973, she was accustomed to working on everything by hand, the way Wayne Steimle built his first swimming pool in his own backyard.  Even though he may have had a dry sense of humor, Melinda claims "the work ethic with Mr. Steimle" is what attracted her most to working with California Pools.

"I never thought of leaving."

Our California Pools values of strong work ethic, integrity, and accountability have been vital to the Steimles' success.  With strong leaders invoking confidence in Melinda, she has felt welcomed into the California Pools family since 1973.

To learn more about the California Pools story, you can reach us at (800) 282-7665.  Continue to browse our browse our website and contact us anytime to schedule an in-home consultation with an office near you!

Melinda's Fun Facts:

  • Enjoys baking - you should try her shortbread cookies!
  • Wishes she could see into the future
  • Does counter-cross stitching in her free time
  • Brings homemade dinner rolls to every Thanksgiving celebration
  • Loves to learn through reading history, medical books, etc.