Finding Inspiration In Every Turn
Island Way Pools has been building pools since 2007 under the Hidalgo name. Recently, Justin Hidalgo took the lead reigns as license holder. We have been focused on building a fresh team of young individuals who are creative and motivated to build the most innovative pools our customers dream up.
Meet The Team
I am a Florida native and have lived in Pinellas County my entire life. I graduated from Palm Harbor University and went to St. Petersburg College.
My role here at Island Way is to over-see and perform the tasks involved in the sales process. I strive to provide exceptional customer service as I communicate with clients on a day to day basis.
I design all 3D renderings in house and they are always custom to the clients property and dream for their backyard. I include everything in your rendering from pool design, spa, screen enclosure, outdoor kitchens, custom decks, fire features, water features, and infinity edges. If you can dream it, we can build it.
Director of Sales
My position as project manager at Island Way Pools is to oversee the day to day progress on the job sites. I strive to manage the expectations and communication of our customers and our operations team to ensure our customers are always pleased with the building process. When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my two children and my beautiful wife.
I coordinate the day to day administrative tasks for Island Way Pools. I also am responsible for getting permits issued. I work directly with the various building departments all while maintaining the customer relationship.
I have my Master’s Degree in Project Management and my passion is web & graphic design.
Prior to starting full-time with Island Way, my focus was on raising my children and working from home as a freelance designer. I still run a very successful Etsy shop with my oldest step-daughter
I was born and raised in the Island Estates Community and grew up working for my dad's logistics company which implemented small business skills in me from an early age. I studied business at St. Petersburg College. My upbringing, as well as my studies, have led me to follow my passion in working for small businesses and helping to contribute to their growth.
I began my career with Island Way Pools looking to gain knowledge and experience in marketing as well as the construction industry. As Vice President of Marketing, my role consists of social media management, advertising, and photography. I also assist with Customer Relations which includes managing warranty claims and customer satisfaction.
When not working I enjoy playing with my dogs, boating, and cooking for my family. I am a crazy dog mom and my two dogs are my life! Family is extremely important to me so I try to spend as much time with them as I can.
Customer Relations Manager
I am a Florida native and grew up in Pinellas County where I graduated from Osceola High School. After high school, I joined the US Army where I served in Germany, Iraq, and Fort Knox, Kentucky before being medically retired in 2009. I have since Graduated from St. Petersburg College with my Bachelor's Degree in Business and Operation Management. I pride myself as a family man with six wonderful kids and a beautiful wife.
My role at Island Way Pools is to handle the day to day operations for the company. I lead a team of project managers and contractors to complete the entire pool build from pre-site to finish in a timely and productive manner.
Director of Operations
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I am a transplanted western New Yorker. I grew up near Buffalo and graduated with honors from Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Its location on an international border in a world renowned tourism center gave me a great start in the hospitality industry.
My constant passion has been helping individuals to achieve their lifestyle goals. My move to Florida and my love for this new region made my move into the outdoor living profession a natural one; a marriage of the Florida outdoors lifestyle and helping individuals/families find their new perfect setting. My experience within various upper management roles made my transition into Island Way Pools seamless.
When not working I enjoy spending time with my family, exploring new places to eat, hike, swim or go boating. I am a die hard Buffalo Bills fan as they are my home team. My eight year and sixteen year old daughters are my world.
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We Are More Than Just Pools
Island Way Pools is dedicated to bringing you pools that meet your specifications, exceed your expectations, and is unique to your property. An outdoor space is more than just a pool though, and our design experts understand this. We are here to help you create an entire backyard oasis, this can be anything from outdoor kitchens and fire walls to a new driveway or even a pickleball court. Instead of leaving your property needing more to be done like most pool companies, when we are finished your outdoor space is ready to enjoy. If you can DREAM IT, WE CAN BUILD IT!
Our construction teams consist of expert tradesmen and skilled contractors that specialize in the “Art of Outdoor Living”. Our team looks at each project as an opportunity to create something unique and personalized for you. All projects are managed by our trained staff whose responsibilities are to manage timeframes, quality and most of all, the client's expectations. The skill and expertise of our build team allows us to construct outdoor living spaces with features and amenities many other pool companies could not provide you.
Our design and build teams' expertise not only allows us to handle new pool or outdoor living projects but even remodels. Whether your pool is outdated or your needs have changed, we can transform your pool into a space you want to use again. We can even go as far as demoing your existing pool, giving you the most customization of your outdoor space!