About Us

WHO WE ARE

Drakeley Pool Company is an award-winning luxury watershape design and construction firm.

We serve Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts.

WHAT WE DO

We specialize in high-end residential and commercial projects, including renovation, designed for the unique New England environment. 

Drakeley Pool Company is also home to a complete service division, providing comprehensive care for swimming pools, spas, and other water features. 

Founded in 2000, Drakeley Pool Company's work has won critical acclaim
in the design, construction, and concrete industries.

OUR TEAM

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Bill Drakeley, principal and founderis a third generation pool builder and a leader in the North American concrete construction industry. Bill is the first and only pool builder to sit as a Voting Member on the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Committee 506 Shotcrete. He is also Chairman of the newly formed ACI Pool Shotcrete Subcommittee, and is the former president of the American Shotcrete Association. Advocating for high industry standards through education and training, his technical writings have been widely published.

Bill is also the managing member of Drakeley Industries, an international consulting firm specializing in shotcrete applications, notably providing training for New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority underground subway tunneling projects, the Washington, DC First Street Tunnel project, and the Hudson River Water Tunnel project.

email. bill@drakeleypools.com

Christine Drakeley, consultant, has been an advisor to the firm since its founding. Christine has been instrumental in developing a strong company vision and propelling the firm's success.

email. christine@drakeleypools.com

 

Kerri Escobar, office manager, joined the firm in 2016. With over a decade of executive-level support experience, she provides organizational and administrative assistance to Bill Drakeley, as well as the firm's construction and service divisions. Kerri ensures the details of each project are handled with care. She holds a Bachelor's degree from Quinnipiac University and a Master's degree from West Virginia University.

email. kerri@drakeleypools.com

Lisa Dayton, accounting, maintains all financial records for both Drakeley Pool Company and the consulting firm Drakeley Industries. She joined the firm in 2009 and holds a degree in accounting from Post University.

email. accounting@drakeleypools.com

 

Anna Drakeley, office assistant, is a current business and accounting student at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. She offers administrative and marketing assistance during her school breaks, all the while gaining real-world business experience she can apply to her studies.

email. anna@drakeleypools.com

 

construction

p. 860.274.7903
email. construction@drakeleypools.com

DanLorusso

Dan LoRusso, superintendent, has been central to the successful completion of all construction projects since the company's founding in 2000. Advising on project design and efficient execution, Dan oversees all field operations and works closely with both clients and senior management. He is an American Concrete Institute (ACI) certified nozzleman  and a member and nozzleman of the American Shotcrete Institute (ASA). Dan is also a heavy machine operator, holds a CDL, and is OSHA 10 certified. Dan's work and leadership has been recognized nationally.

 

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Rick Schivera is the company's lead foreman. His oversight and presence in the field ensures a quality installation at each phase of construction. He has been with the firm since 2008. Rick is a pool nozzleman, a graduate of Genesis Construction School, holds a CDL, and is OSHA 10 certified.

email. rick@drakeleypools.com

 

BrianWoodward

Brian Woodward, master technician, is the firm's lead plumber. He oversees the installation of all filtration systems, both residential and commercial. He has been with the company since 2000. Brian holds his SP-2 Spa and Pool Journeyman license, is an Advanced Service Technician (AST), Certified Pool/Spa Operator (CPO), and is OSHA 10 certified.

 

Ken Cometti, mason, is an American Concrete Institute (ACI) certified nozzleman. He plays a vital role in executing the shotcrete and masonry portions of our new construction and renovation projects. Ken is also an American Shotcrete Association (ASA) nozzleman and is OSHA 10 certified. He has been with the firm since 2006.

 

John Illes, Sr. is the company's head mason, and is also a vital member of our shotcrete and steel crew. He joined the firm as a subcontractor in 2000 and has worked on a variety of different masonry projects. John is OSHA 10 certified.

 

 

Mark Papprazzo has been a subcontractor and carpenter in the firm's construction and renovation department since 2000. He is a member of our forming, steel, and shotcrete crew for all residential and commercial projects. Mark is OSHA 10 certified.

 

 

George Hungerford is a heavy equipment operator in our construction and renovation department, assisting on both residential and commercial projects. George joined the firm in 2015. He holds a CDL and is OSHA 10 certified.

 

 

Ralph Schuler is a subcontractor for the firm's construction and renovation department. He is a talented mason, arborist, and machine operator, and is a member of our forming, steel, and shotcrete crew.

 

 

Jay Spear, assistant mason, works closely with our head mason on detailed and challenging masonry projects. He is also a pool nozzleman, and a integral member of our steel and shotcrete crew. Jay is OSHA 10 certified.

 

service

p. 806.274.7903
email. service@drakeleypools.com

Jamie Pieger, maintenance coordinator, has been with the firm since 2006. Jamie's oversight of our service and maintenance division ensures that each of our clients receive a personal level of care. He also assists our construction crew as concrete pump operator. Jamie's credentials include Advanced Service Technician (AST), Certified Maintenance Specialist (CMS), and OSHA 10.

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Brian Stewart, head technician, is responsible for the care of all service accounts as well as overseeing the continued education of our service crews. He has been with the firm since 2009. Brian's credentials include Advanced Service Technician (AST), Certified Pool/Spa Operator (CPO), Certified Maintenance Specialist (CMS), and OSHA 10. Brian is also a certified National Plasterers Council (NPC) Start Up Technician.

 

Dale Eriksen, service coordinator, joined the firm in 2013 as a service technician. He now provides assistance in the management of our service division, serves as a consultant for client renovation projects, and assists with the start up of our newly built pools and spas. Dale holds an Advanced Service Technician (AST) certification, and is OSHA 10 certified. A graduate of the University of New Haven, Dale is also a Bethlehem volunteer firefighter.

email. dale@drakeleypools.com

Paul Rubino, service assistant, is our resident AutoCAD technician. He is also instrumental in the coordination of our service division. Paul is a Certified Maintenance Specialist (CMS) and has been with the company since 2015.

email. paul@drakeleypools.com

 

Mike Arbelo, service technician, is a Certified Maintenance Specialist (CMS) and is OSHA 10 certified. Mike also supports the construction department, offering assistance to our master technician during complex installations. He has been with the firm since 2014.

 

 

John Illes Jr., service technician, is a Certified Maintenance Specialist (CMS) and is OSHA 10 certified. He joined the firm in 2016.

 

 

Clayton Rogers Shaw, service technician, has been with the firm since 2015. Clayton is a Certified Maintenance Specialist (CMS) and is OSHA 10 certified. He is also a Harwinton Westside volunteer firefighter.

 

 

Roland Shaw, service technician, joined the firm in 2016. He is a Certified Maintenance Specialist (CMS) in training and is OSHA 10 certified. Roland is also a volunteer firefighter for the Harwinton Westside Fire Department.