In 1999, Tom made the decision to journey into the pool and spa world from being an auto-mechanic for more than 20 years. When he purchased The Pool Doctor from retired firefighter, Jim Ransom, the company had a mere 20 customers. Today, The Pool Doctor claims over 1,200 clients in the Northern Michigan area – both residential and commercial. Tom built his business on the notion that “when you do something, do it right the first time.” Keeping up on the latest innovations and techniques is very high on Tom’s priority list for himself and his employees. Educating the clients on their pools, spas and equipment is also very important to Tom. Each April The Pool Doctor hosts a Pool School for new and seasoned pool and spa owners to gear up for the season and ask any questions they may have.
In his spare time Tom enjoys riding his Harley Davidson, remodeling a 1956 Chevy210 with his wife, Karen, spending time with his five grandkids, boating on Lake Leelanau and relaxing poolside.