Business View Magazine | February 2020

26 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2020 W hen it comes to swimming pools, most people wouldn’t think the area around Chicago, Illinois to be a prime location. And yet, All Seasons Pools, Spas and Outdoor Living, based in Orland Park, some 25 miles southwest of the Windy City, has been a successful swimming pool business since 1954, when Gene and Claudia Mayhall first established their home-based operation and expanded their business from the building of concrete, inground pools to become one of Chicagoland’s premier pool retail, service, and construction companies. After Gene Mayhall died in 1970, Claudia kept the business going with the help of her son, Doug, who purchased the company in 1982 and is now its Chairman and CEO. “Since then, we’ve grown and expanded in many ways and became what we are, today,” says Vice President, Dan Lenz. “The company used to be a distributor for other, smaller pool companies back in the ‘60s, ‘70s, and early ‘80s. As larger, more national distributors came on the scene, that end of the business faded and we concentrated mostly on service. We always did a little bit of POOLS & SPAS SERVING CHICAGOLAND SUBURBS SEASONS