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as a concrete company, founded by brothers Theodore Creswell Pulliam and Frank “Pop” Pulliam in 1914. “In those days, there was no such thing as a dedicated swimming pool contractor, so if you wanted a pool you called a cement contrac- tor,” Smith said. “They started build- ing cement cattle dipping vats and it evolved from there. Both were so successful at constructing the water- proof vats that they were asked to design and build the first pool in Coryell County in 1916.” Fast forward to 2018, Pulliam Pools now serves Parker County with a 14,000-square-foot showplace, offering hundreds of samples, from tile to coping, to even a state-of-the- art pool for display, helping custom- ers get an idea of what they will actu- ally have in their own backyard. They have not only survived, but thrived, while becoming a nationally-recog- nized name in the industry. In looking for a new location, Smith knew that she wanted to stay in the Hudson Oaks area. So, Stacy Lynch showed Smith a property in Hudson Oaks that would allow Pulliam Pools the opportunity to start from the ground up and build the facilities exactly the way she envi- sioned it. The design of the building was the handiwork of Smith’s daugh- ter Reva. “She’s [Reva] had a knack for design since she was seven when she decorated her own room,” Smith said. “The design was not what I had in mind, but I decided to let her take it over. It’s very modern and industri- al and is like what we do in construc- tion, so the design fits very well.” The office wasn’t complete with- out its own pool for customers to daydream about having in their own backyards. The show pool has a remote to demonstrate to customers all the functions their pools are capa- ble of, while at the storefront. It’s a hands-on experience that shows why Pulliam Pools is so good at building pools. Looking toward the future, Smith wants to continue to grow the busi- ness while being smart about it. It’s a strategy that has served Smith well, thus far. At this rate, Pulliam Pools will be around for another 100 years. shing ouches BJ Hayley 817.233.9288 BJ Hayley BJ Hayley bj@finishingtouches.pro 817.233.9288 817.233.9288 B.J. Hayley- Female bj@finishingtouches.pro Contractor bj@finishingtouches. Interior & Exterior Touches Touches Interior & Exterior Commercial & Residential Painting Commercial & Residential Painting Kitchen & Hayley Bath Remodels Interior & Exterior Interior & Exterior Kitchen & Bath Remodels BJ Commercial & Residential Painting Commercial & Residential Painting B.J. Hayley, Female Contractor Kitchen & Bath Kitchen & Remodels Bath Remodels www.FinishingTouches.Pro B.J. Hayley, Female Contractor 817.233.9288 bj@finishingtouches.pro B.J. Hayley, Female Contractor B.J. Hayley, Female Contractor www.FinishingTouches.Pro www.FinishingTouches.Pro www.FinishingTouches.Pro or & Exterior Residential Painting Bath Remodels b Our Food, Your Home! Call 817-599-3907 For All Your Catering Needs emale Contractor ingTouches.Pro 1921 S. Main St. | Weatherford, TX | 817.599.4229 73