Robert F. Sullivan, AAS, CWT, CBP
Robert is President, CEO, and owner of 21st Century Pools. Bob is a “Certified Building Professional” and a charter member of the Backyard Place Dealer Advisory Council which is made up of select Pool Dealers across the United States and was organized by POOLCORP the largest pool products supplier in the US. Bob also is a past member of the Davis College Presidents Advisory Board and former chairman of Broome County chapter of CHANGE-NY. Bob holds an Associates Degree in Architecture from SUNY Delhi and began working in the pool industry in 1979 while still employed at IBM in Endicott, NY.
Angela Barta, CWT, Vice-President
Angela is the Vice President of 21st Century Pools & Spas. With over 10 years experience in the Pool & Spa industry she assists in every department, she is also responsible for hiring all the great employees on our team! Angela graduated from Arizona State University in 2013 where she was the Captain of the Equestrian Team and a member of many clubs and organizations. Angela has served as our Vestal Showroom manager and Service Department manager in the past and has reached the level of “Certified Water Technician” through Bioguard. She has been featured in many industry magazines, most recently in 2020 as a female industry leader in Pool & Spa Magazine.
Eric Lipski, Operations Manager
Eric is the Operations Manager here at 21st Century Pools. Eric attended and graduated from SUNY Potsdam where he was a member of the Swimming & Diving team. Locally, Eric coached 5 seasons of High School Swimming & Diving. Prior to joining the 21st Century team, Eric spent time working on some of the country’s top Platinum Level Country Clubs, including one of the Top 10 Country Clubs in America. Eric has also achieved the title “Certified Pool and Spa Operator” from A.P.S.P.
Teresa Hollister, AAS, CWT
Teresa is our corporate bookkeeper with an Associates Degree in Business management from SUNY Morrisville. She has also been trained and reached the level of “Certified Water Technician” through Biolab, Inc. Teresa has been part of our team since 1993.
Mark Frederick, CPO
Mark is a senior sales representative and has been with the company since its inception in 1979, he is a Certified Pool Operator and has been personally involved in more than 1,000 pool installations. Mark has a broad knowledge of project financing.
Taylor Sullivan, Sales Representative
Taylor has been with us since 2015, he spent a majority of that time building aboveground pools and is now a pool and spas sales representative.
Service and Installation
Keven Horak, CPO
Keven is a senior service technician and has been part of the team since 1999. Keven specializes in commercial pool renovations and repairs and has received several manufacturer training certifications for installation of various products. He recently completed the New York State 10 Hour OSHA construction course and is a “Certified Pool Operator”.
Darren is our assistant in ground crew leader and began at 21st Century Pools in 2001. He specializes in plumbing installations and is a highly experienced concrete finisher; he has been extensively trained by his immediate supervisor, Cal Hunter. Darren recently completed the New York State 10 Hour OSHA construction course.
We have decided to list biographies on managers and employees with 10 or more years of service, the additional 10-15 employees are valuable and necessary to the day to day operations of the company and are our hope they will all become 10 year and/or management.
Recent Awards and Recognitions
Press & Sun Bulletin “Readers choice Winner” (past 25 years).
Pacific Pools “Builder of Excellence” award 2009.
Pacific Pools “Builder of Distinction” award 2008.
Sundance Spas “Exceptional Customer Service” award for 20 years and counting
“Good Times” magazine featured one of our inground pools in a cover story.