38 | Owner | Jose and Sons Pool Service | South Carolina
38 Owner Jose and Sons Pool Service South Carolina
Jose Moranchel started as a pool industry supervisor at 18 years
old. He managed pools for a lawn care company, then spent five years as a
foreman for another pool business. But after a series of broken promises for
advancement, Moranchel needed a change.
“One day my
wife and I had enough of me being gone all the time and almost never having
time [for my family],” he says. He finished work on a Friday and turned in his
keys with no regrets.
In July 2016, Jose and Sons Pool Service opened as a part-time
service company. In March of this year, the business became a full-time income
for the Moranchel family, balancing a few remodels and 14 weekly maintenance
pools. Moranchel says most of the company’s business comes from word of mouth
and Home Advisor referrals. He also has dreams of expanding.
By next pool season, he’d like to open a chemical store in the
Belton area. “There are a
substantial amount of pools in Belton and the surrounding areas,” he says, “and those customers are driving 40
to 60 minutes to get chemicals.”
In the summer, Moranchel’s oldest son works full time by his
side, and that’s Moranchel’s ultimate motivation. “I hope to grow big,” he says, “to have something my kids can grow
into and keep the company going.”