Parker County Today April 2016 - Page 11

on a handshake and had a servant’s heart,” Smith said. “It didn’t matter whether he needed help or not, if someone needed a job he would find a place for him.” When he died in 1998, his funeral was full of people who all had a Doren story about how much he had helped lift them up at their lowest point. Doren also believed in the power of advertising and produced magazines for his customers and wrote articles about the pool business. He was a student of the industry and loved innovating. Doren was the first pool builder to use PVC plumbing and he purchased the first gunite rig in Tarrant County in 1948.  “He made numerous modifications to the rigs and helped pool building be more precise by use of bond beams,” Smith said. Third-generation-owner Barry Pulliam assumed the in-ground business in 1985, the same year Mike Clark joined the company. Doren continued to install above-ground pools until his death in 1998.  Barry was raised in the pool busi- Horse-drawn buggies ç 1916 ness. “The employees used to joke that he had chlorine in his blood,” Smith said. “He grew the company from 50 in-ground pools a year to over 625 pools in the ‘90s.” Clark’s earliest recollection is sitting on the floor of the new loca- tion on Old Granbury Road calling old customers for referrals. The office furniture had not yet arrived and they just jumped right in to work. Clark has been witness to a lot of changes in the company over the years. Continued on page 12 Visit Amira Spa to meet the Hocatt: “the singlepoint of whole body wellness, simplified!” “The Hocatt Ozone Sauna guarantees to be the most complete, effective, preventative and well-being device in the world.” Using Carbonic Acid and Ozone therapy combined, to naturally, and without side effects, increase the uptake and delivery of oxygen at the cellular level, thus enabling the body to heal, detox and repair. “The possibilities and benefits are endless and results are immediate.” Just a few of the many benefits: Learn more about the benefits of Carbonic Acid & Ozone Therapy by joining us in May for an Open House. Meet the engineer, designer and leading authority of the Hocatt Sauna. CALL NOW TO R.S.V.P FOR OUR OPEN HOUSE Bella Contour • Hyper Vibe • Hocatt • HydraFacial By appointment only: 817.550.6045 PA R K E R C O U N T Y T O D AY •Maintain healthy weight •Increased energy •Reduces chronic infections and inflamation •More attractive appearance •Sexual vitality and stamina APRIL 2016 •Improved Cardiovascular function •Improved Mental Clarity and Memory •Noticeable Pain Reduction •Blood Pressure Normalization •Detoxification for the entire body 9