Meet the crew! Learn more about the people behind the Fizer Pools company.
OUR MISSION Fizer Pools is a local, family-owned West Michigan business that has been serving the Grand Rapids area for over 2 decades. It has been our continuing mission to maintain a customer service oriented business. We believe it is important to build an honest and straightforward relationship with every one of our customers. We also strive to provide a selection of the best products available on the market to suit every budget. We pride ourselves on providing great customer service; and we appreciate the opportunity to prove it to you, too.
Our Grand Rapids Pool Construction Team
Jim Fizer, Owner and President
Jim is a proud father, grandfather and veteran of the United States Air Force. After honorable service in the Air Force, Jim went to work, first founding a trucking business that quickly grew to 22 tractor trailers. He also started a successful video business that grew to 4 stores in 4 different towns, later even adding a subfranchise that had a TCBY ice cream shop attached. Jim's competence as a leader and entrepreneur and his ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds has catapulted his companies into success.
After the untimely death of his father, Jim decided to change career paths, which led him to the construction trades where he received his builders license and began building in-ground swimming pools. Jim has spent the last 20 years working in the pool industry and is proud to have installed over two-hundred pools. His personal goal for Fizer Pools is to employ a small business atmosphere where the customer comes first. “We strive to maintain a family centered, customer oriented business where each customer is known on a first name basis.”
Joshua Fizer, Vice President
Joshua is the Vice President of Fizer Pools and has been working in the pool industry for over 16 years. He plans on eventually taking over the business from his father, Jim. Josh also manages the day to day operations of Fizer Pools' sister company, Gillhespy Fuel systems, where he oversees large construction projects in the oil and gas industry. Josh is a successful entrepreneur and has launched 2 successful web oriented businesses. He is a hands on manager and enjoys working outdoors. Josh is the proud father of three young children, and has been married to his high school sweetheart for almost ten years. He lives with his family in Rockford, and enjoys walking downtown with his family in the summer months.
Kyle, one of the few and proud, is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Kyle served 4 tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq as a CH53E airframer for the Marines which entails maintenance of hydraulic systems and metal bodies of helicopters. Kyle was discharged with high honors and is now a student at Grand Valley State University, working on his engineering degree. While Kyle attended Lowell high school, he was an honors student and made All-State player in 2004 for the Lowell football team. That year, Lowell made it to the state championship where they were victorious over St. Johns with a final score of 38-17. Kyle's hard work and determination will no doubt lead him to a successful career in the engineering field or with Fizer Pools.
Jason is a student of Philosophy at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His passion is to explore the meaning of life, death, and living and to eventually work in the missions field. He has been in the pool industry for over eight years and has led numerous crews from implementation to completion of inground pool installation projects. He also has over nine years of experience in varying levels of carpentry framing, finishing, tileing and much more. He hopes to bring an atmosphere of tolerance and ethical descision making to the job site.