33 | Vice president | South Shore Gunite Pools & Spas | Billerica, Massachusetts
33 Vice president South Shore Gunite Pools & Spas Billerica, Massachusetts SSGPools.com
South Shore Gunite Pools & Spas has been in business since
1975 and has built more than 10,000 swimming pools in New England. The company
does it all: residential and commercial pool building, service and maintenance.
Mason Guarino joined the family business as many do, working summers and when
he was off school, doing rebar, shotcrete, gunite, plaster, plumbing, excavation,
grading and flatwork. He got a bachelor’s of science in construction management
and started full time at the company in 2009.
construction and organization, and have spent a lot of time improving
efficiency in my company and trying to make things more straightforward and
simplified,” Guarino says. He’s added a CRM system as well as new positions to
help free up time for the company president to focus on the future.
Guarino has taken a special interest in shotcrete: Not only is he
an ACI certified nozzleman himself, but he also serves on the American
Shotcrete Association board and is the chairman of its swimming pool committee.
He’s also a lead author of the new ACI 506-OH guide to swimming pool shotcrete,
and he expanded SSG’s shotcrete division outside the swimming pool industry,
which keeps crews busy when pool work is done.
concrete, dams, bridges and many more shotcrete related projects,” Guarino
says. “A big part of my job
is educating employees on safety, proper construction techniques and making
sure they understand why they are doing what they are doing, and how it will
work when the pools are done. I like to provide information so the employees
enjoy what they are doing and understand it to the point that we can have
educated conversations about possible improvements.”