Meet the Team
Qualified Swimming Pool Professionals
Our Swim Chem team members are experienced and qualified to provide you with quality customer service and attention to detail whether we are servicing your pool or repairing your pool equipment. At Swim Chem, we treat you like family. That’s because our customers are that important to us. Many of our Swim Chem family have been with us over 20 years.
Son of Swim Chem founder John Wallace, Jerry Wallace is the President of Swim Chem and has been with the company for 38 years.
As soon as he got his drivers license in 1977, Jerry began working in the family business. He started at Swim Chem as a route service technician who did repairs, then became a supervisor, and eventually a manager. Jerry and his wife Tamy bought the business in July of 2008.
To stay current with the latest advances in pool industry, Jerry has been through numerous training programs from trade organizations, swimming pool equipment manufacturers, and chemical manufacturers and suppliers.
Jerry has served on numerous Swimming Pool Trade Association Boards and Committees and is currently on the Board of the California Pool and Spa Association (CPSA).
In his free time, Jerry is active in youth sports and enjoys spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.
Art Kretchmer is a Repair Technician with Swim Chem and has been with the company for 27 years. Art began working at Swim Chem in March of 1989 after working previously in the pool industry. Art began as a regular routeman before moving onto a full service route, and then into the repair department. Our customers love him and often request him when calling for service.Art has attended numerous industry and manufacturer training programs through the years.
In his spare time he enjoys boating, fishing and riding dirt bikes with his kids.
Chris Saiz is a Service Supervisor at Swim Chem. He began working for us in September of 1991 and is approaching his 24 year anniversary with Swim Chem. Initially Chris was a chemical service technician at Swim Chem before becoming a route supervisor and customer service technician in the service department. Chris has attended numerous industry and manufacturer training courses since joining our team.
Chris spends all of his spare time building fishing rods, fishing and attending outdoor shows.
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Tamy Wallace, Vice President of Swim Chem, has been with the company for 30 years. Her employment history was in the banking industry. In May of 1985, Tamy married Jerry Wallace and later that year in November, she left the banking industry to begin working in the family business at Swim Chem.She spends her free time with her husband Jerry and enjoying her children and grandchildren.
Rodney Roccucci, our Service Manager at Swim Chem, has worked for the company for 29 years. Rodney began working here after graduating from high school in June 1986, as a chemical route service technician before moving on to become a full service technician. Rodney progressed to becoming a supervisor and customer service technician in the service department before becoming the Manager of the Service Department.
Rodney has attended numerous industry and manufacturer training courses.He likes to spend his spare time with his wife, children, and grandchildren in the Tahoe area.
Frank Callahan is a Service Supervisor at Swim Chem and has been with us for 17 years. Frank began working with us in January of 1998, as a chemical service technician and is now our senior routeman. In addition to running his route he is a route supervisor and customer service technician in the service department. In the slower season, Frank helps out with filter cleans and small repairs.
In his free time Frank and his wife enjoy watching their son compete in youth baseball.
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Wallace family working at Swim Chem. John began working at Swim Chem in 2005 as a route technician and shortly afterward began working in repairs. It was clearly obvious that his mechanical and technology skills would serve him well in the rapidly evolving, swimming pool industry, as computer technology has become a very prevalent part of swimming pool maintenance, repair, and service.John is the Manager of our Repair Department and is also responsible for implementing our manufacturer warranty programs. To stay current on the latest in the pool industry, John attends industry and manufacturer sponsored training programs.
In his free time John works on his five acre country home and shop and enjoys time with his wife and children.
Mike Fondersmith is a Service Supervisor at Swim Chem and has worked for the company for 24 years. Mike began working at in March of 1991 as a chemical service technician before moving onto a dull service route. He had prior swimming pool service experience before working at Swim Chem, and he brought with him, his knowledge and expertise. He is now a supervisor and customer service technician in the service department.Mike has attended numerous industry and manufacturer training courses over the years.
In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife, son and grandchildren.
Kelly Barker came to us in December of 1995 so she is approaching her 20 year anniversary with Swim Chem. Kelly is one of the first people that customers reach when calling our office. She handles new accounts and other customer service requests along with data entry responsibilities. Kelly enjoys spending her free time with her boyfriend and her two children.