Mike Welch, a Living Memory of Wayne Steimle

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California Pools was happy to celebrate over 25 general managers at our annual Awards Banquet this weekend.  We awarded more than 10 men and women with awards in swimming pool design, spa design, outdoor kitchen design, swimming pool and spa sales, and more.

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If you make one person happy, you’re going to sell three more pools. If you make one person unhappy, you’re going to lose six...It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that you need to make people happy.
— Mike Welch, adopted from Wayne Steimle

Our company's most coveted award is the Wayne Steimle award, one that exemplifies all the values implemented by Wayne Steimle himself when he founded California Pools.  Wayne Steimle made moral and ethical decisions as founder of California Pools, and we as a company continue that legacy of maintaining high moral character through our ethical business decisions.  In order to obtain this high moral character, we must internalize our commitments to being honest with our clients and having strong moral concern for the well-being of others.

Since 1952, the Steimle family has created backyard living experiences for their clients as if they were members of the California Pools family themselves.  Mike Welch has continued with this approach to business for the past 35 years of working with California Pools.  It is because of this dedication that we awarded Mike Welch, owner and manager of our San Diego (North) office, this highest honor.  Mike considers this company to be the only one in the swimming pool building industry "that embodies the values of telling the truth and dealing with people honestly."

MIKE WELCH, OWNER/MANAGER OF N SAN DIEGO OFFICE {L} STEVE TERRY, CALIFORNIA POOLS PRESIDENT {R}

MIKE WELCH, OWNER/MANAGER OF N SAN DIEGO OFFICE {L}
STEVE TERRY, CALIFORNIA POOLS PRESIDENT {R}

Mike Welch accepted the Wayne Steimle award at the California Pools 2015 Awards Banquet.  While it may have been "completely unexpected" for Mike Welch, it is certainly well-deserved since Mike serves the San Diego (North) area with an attitude completely dedicated to his clients.  His 35 years of success in the area debunks the myth that morality doesn't belong in business.  Because his decision-making always has his clients' interests in mind, he has become a known leader in quality pool construction in Southern California.  We hope to continue having Mike Welch on the California Pools team for many years to come and are delighted to celebrate his successes.

To learn more about Mike Welch's history with California Pools, call our toll-free line at (800) 282-7665.  You can also call us or browse our website for more information on the California Pools story, or contact us today for a free in-home consultation so we can turn your backyard dream into a reality.