Ken Larison

Ken Larison is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture. Ken started Pools by Design with his wife, Maryanne in 2009. The company’s mission is to provide the highest level of service and quality as the company has grown to be one of the biggest and most trusted builders in the southwest. Joining the Master Pool guild in 2016 has elevated the company status as an elite builder capable of managing multiple complex projects each year.

Maryanne Larison

Vice President

Maryanne Larison is a graduate of California Polytechnic University majoring in Physics. Maryanne enjoys working with clients to bring their dreams to fruition. “The process of building the perfect backyard design starts with listening to a client’s Wishes and then transforming their ideas to reality. It’s fun to see it all come together”

Tom Giuffrida

Vice President / Manager, Sierra Vista

Tom Giuffrida has an extensive background in the custom pool and spa industry. He has a Bachelors of Science and started his custom pool knowledge working for his uncle and then starting his own pool company in New Jersey. In 1985. Tom sold his business and moved to Sierra Vista to enjoy our year around outdoor living.

“I truly enjoy working with people to understand their individual project dreams. Some of my clients say I have a ‘Gift’. I have the ability to transform their dreams into a multi-functioning, beautiful, energy efficient swimming pool project that integrates with the home.”

Mark Ragel

Chief Operations Officer

Mark has been in the pool business in southern Arizona since he was a youngster. In the family business, Patio Pools of Tucson Inc., Mark grew up doing every phase of construction and management. He is well known as one of the most knowledgeable swimming pool builders anywhere in the United States. He Served  as Chairman of the Master Pools Guild for two terms. Mark is an invaluable member of the Creative Pools and Spa and Pools by Design Inc. merger.