Woman’s Work – These service technicians’ can-do attitude takes them far
By: Linda G. Green
Here we are in the 21st century, yet it still surprises many people to see a female-owned pool service company. It shouldn’t.
“Sometimes I feel I must double-prove myself,” says Nancy Dozier, co-owner/operator, ASP of Lake Oconee, Ga. Local homeowners have been known to react to the female pool service tech with “Are you kidding me?” So Dozier is determined to win over the skeptics.
It’s been a challenge, to be sure. The former nurse had to learn not only an entirely new set of job skills, but also overturn the reputation of the previous owner of her franchise. “That’s been one of the most difficult challenges,” she says.
Tina Brown says she was “just a mom who had some issues with management of my community pool. The water wasn’t balanced and equipment wasn’t handled properly. It led to frustration.” But rather than complain, she decided to do something about it. The Greenville, S.C., native obtained a CPO license and went on to take over management of that pool.