COO and service manager
Edwards Pool Construction
Averi Edwards grew up around the pool industry and swimming on weekends at the lake or her grandparents’ pool, eventually joining the swim team. Her father, Steve Edwards, started a service company before she was even in elementary school that offers service, remodeling and building. Averi Edwards gave college a try after high school but struggled to find something she was passionate about.
“That led to several years of working jobs that I hated,” Edwards says. But in 2014, her father offered her a job with Edwards Pool Construction. “I accepted and started at the bottom of the ladder,” she says. “I serviced pools and did minor repairs for three years until I began to gain confidence in my acquired knowledge. My job turned into my passion, and I began to take on more responsibilities, always hungry to learn more until I reached the position I am in today.”
Edwards now runs the company’s service department, splitting her time between the office and the field, and assisting with construction department operations.
“I got to where I am now with the help of so many people in the industry,” Edwards says. “I am lucky to have had and still have great mentors and teachers along the way. I hope to continue to grow my knowledge, and expand my relationships in the pool industry. I still feel like a rookie sometimes — there is always more to learn, and I want to absorb it all and pass knowledge to another generation of pool professionals.”