Celebrating 60 Years in Tucson!
E-Konomy Pool’s History
E-Konomy pool Service & Supplies started in the garage of Bill and Mary Chancey in 1961. With the name spelled differently so that people would remember it. As the business grew, they wanted to move operations from their home and opened their first retail store at 4207 East 22nd Street. A few years after that, they opened another store in the new up and coming retirement community of Green Valley. The business earned a great reputation providing “Service we’re proud of”!
In 1980, Steve DeCook was hired to be their first non-owner retail manager. After a few years, Steve saw great opportunity in the company and was offered the chance to buy the business. Steve asked his brother Bill, to partner up with him.
On July 1st, 1983, the brothers bought E-Konomy Pool Service & Supplies which included a fleet of 4 or 5 old trucks and had three employees. The business was operated out of an old, rented, run down, 1000 square foot building. The business grew very rapidly and soon needed a larger location.
In 1988, a building up the street became available. It had a fenced in yard for security. The company purchased it and the operations were moved into a “huge” building with a retail showroom and warehouse at 5202 East 22nd Street. In 1996, the company purchased another service company “Professional Pool Care”. The business kept growing to the point where the back lot and warehouse were not big enough.
Steve discovered a great line of spas and decided that we should sell them. That along with new growth created a need for a larger store, so in 2004, all operations were moved down the street to 4912 East 22nd Street. The new location had a bigger building with a retail showroom and much larger yard for truck storage and inventory.
After having a lot of growth in spa sales, Bill and Steve decided to open a new company “Simply Spas”. They reopened 5202 to house Simply Spas. All of the other operations remained at 4912.
After five years, in 2009, the company needed more truck parking, warehouse room and service offices. So, another property was purchased, at 6005 South Belvedere to house the service, repairs and renovation department, accounting and inventory. The retail location was remodeled to operate retail and spa sales out of the one location. The separation of location was still difficult to master.
Thankfully in 2014, our current location, 6020 E. Speedway Blvd., became available and was acquired. At that point once again, we were able to move all of the business back together again in one location.
In 2015, we opened a retail and spa location at 3821 W. Costco Dr., to serve the needs of Northwest Tucson, Marana and Oro Valley.
Our commitment to “Service we’re proud of” and “Service beyond your expectations” has helped E-Konomy Pool Service & Supplies to grow to 80+ employees that are proud to work for us. We love what we do, we are honored to serve you and are excited about the future!
We Work, You Play!