In 1969, Gene Ragel Sr. began managing a new pool company in Tucson named Patio Pools. In March 1970, Gene Ragel Jr. bought the business and changed the company’s direction to custom pools in Tucson, AZ built to extremely high quality standards and offered at affordable prices. Within only one year Patio became Southern Arizona’s largest custom spa and pool builder. The company grew to build a record 817 projects in 1978. Also in the 70’s, five retail stores were opened to meet the growing needs of local pool and spa owners.
Gene’s wife- Dorothy E. Ragel remains at the helm of Patio Pools with her son, Gene Ragel Jr. by her side as the General Manager. The company continues to be Southern Arizona’s largest custom residential and commercial pool builder and spa contractor. Patio’s success is a continuation of the vision, hard work, and foresight that their founder, Gene Ragel Sr., brought to Tucson more than 47 years ago.