About the History of Deckover
Deckover is a growing family owned business located in Phoenix, Arizona. Opened in January 2001 as a home remodeling business, the business switched over in 2007 to dedicated deck building, all of which is done over a pool.
Jeff Getz, the owner of Deckover, grew up in Ohio, learning the family construction businesses with his father and grandfather. One of his grandparents immigrated from Germany and both were entrepreneurs who fed their families through their own efforts and commitment to their customers.
Both of Jeff’s grandparents have a German heritage. His Mom’s parents immigrated from Germany.
Life on the farm was a great place to grow up. It’s a good place to learn hard work ethics.
Grandpa Getz became a well-known home builder
He and his family lived on a farm for some time which created another environment of hard work to a great work ethic. In the early 70’s Jeff moved to Arizona with his parents. He helped his father in a commercial construction and steel fabrication business which added to his experience and knowledge in the construction world.
The family moved to Arizona in the 70s.
Jeff in the construction industry driving a larger tractor — Cat 992!
Deckover is a “dba” of Apple Homes, Inc. Apple Homes, Inc. had been doing remodeling for several years. The Deckover portion began as a special request of one of Jeff’s customers. Here are the problems they were encountering.
- No one was using the pool or only used once or twice per year at a cost of thousands of dollars per swim.
- They wanted to retire the pool, but keep equity in their home.
- Maintenance and repair costs kept on increasing.
- The pool was close to needing to be re-plastered again
A few years prior to this request, Jeff’s stepfather (Mel, a retired engineer) had designed, then built the predecessor of today’s deck for his own pool. With help from Mel, and with Jeff’s construction knowledge, he put together a standard design and proposal. With that plan he showed his first deck customer, and the rest is history.
From then on, we began to see a great need for such a product, and it has grown over the years. It continues to grow as more people realize the benefits of “Parking the Pool”.
In the recent past, Deckover has created great advances in pool decks which have created improvements in durability, and beauty of the pool decks, while lowering the costs.
Deckover pool covers are the solution to these common problems and can help you!
Jeff and his wife Robyn have been married for 35 years, with 4 sons and 3.5 grandchildren. Hoping for lots more!