As such, he secured his general contractor’s license and began a successful residential construction company. To date, he has built more than 100 homes, both custom and speculative homes. It was because of his work in this arena that David was introduced to the pool building specialty. However, his transition into building swimming pools started at more of a turtle’s pace than a hare’s clip, but for good reason. David wanted to be sure this was the right pivot to make to further enhance his professional portfolio.
“About 15 years ago, we sort of tip-toed into this area,” he recalled. “In the first year, I had a residential customer request a pool. I told home we didn’t do pools. His reply was, ‘You can’t, huh?’ In other words, he challenged us, so we did it. In fact, we found out we enjoyed it.”
Thus, the groundwork was laid. In year two, David and his team installed two swimming pools. By the following year, he was up to four installations. In 2022, his crew nearly eclipsed 70 units. Presumably, 2023 will stand out as a banner year for Brooks Malone.
“We still build homes occasionally,” he said. “But I really enjoy this phase.”
With 14 on staff, not including himself and Holly, David has created a highly efficient team. Hence, the reason he has gained so much ground while developing his team of expert pool builders.
“I have always followed lean construction practices,” he indicated, emphasizing efficiency stands at the helm of all they do. “The other day, we started a dig in the morning and by 2:30 that afternoon, the water was flowing.”