Back in the early 2000s, the company now known as Thursday Pools was just a twinkle in our eyes. Our owner and founder Bill Khamis had been tinkering with fiberglass since he was a kid … making model trains, planes and helicopters. Before he even finished college, he had started a fiberglass manufacturing business.
Inspiration struck when Bill ordered a fiberglass pool for his home. When the fiberglass pool shell was delivered, he looked at it and immediately started envisioning ways he would make it differently and better. He created his own mold and realized there was a viable business opportunity at hand.
Bill looked up his buddy Ed Vondell, with whom he had been friends in college. He told Ed he wanted to start a fiberglass inground pool manufacturing company with him. Ed was in, and a partnership was born.
What’s in a name?
So now, the task at hand was to name the new company. Ed and Bill brought in a team of marketing experts. They knew they wanted a name that was easy to remember and made people feel good. And, of course, they needed something with an available domain name.
After lots of brainstorming, it was actually Bill’s wife Liz who came up with the name Thursday Pools. Why? Because when you own a fiberglass pool, you can’t wait for the weekend to enjoy it … you want the weekend to start early! Everyone loved the idea, and it stuck.
We want our customers to equate the name Thursday Pools to our commitment to growth, innovation and excellence.
Thursday Pools started out as a 40,000 square-foot facility, manufacturing 3 different fiberglass pool designs. As 2020 approaches, we’ve expanded our facility to 100,000 square feet, more than 2 times its original size, and we’re producing over 20 different fiberglass pool designs (and counting!) We’ve recently doubled our pool storage capacity and created dedicated production spaces for our ever-growing list of innovations, including the world’s first fiberglass beach entry pools and our soon-to-be-released, world’s first sunken living area fiberglass pools. We’ve also added some amazing members to our team along the way, all of whom are contributing to the good name of Thursday Pools.
Are you ready to get YOUR weekend started early?
So, there you have it. The story of how Thursday Pools became Thursday Pools. Are you ready to get YOUR weekend started early? If so, get a free estimate on a new inground fiberglass pool today.
All Thursday Pools fiberglass pools are built to meet strict ISO 9001 standards for quality of construction and materials as well as ISO 14001 standards for environmental stewardship. Their pools are backed by two industry-leading warranties and are crafted with true passion and teamwork.
Thursday Pools manufactures one-piece, inground fiberglass swimming pools at its facility in Fortville, Indiana. Dedicated to bringing cutting-edge innovations to the pool world, Thursday Pools designs and handcrafts fiberglass pools to the highest standards.