Matt Strizl

MattNowandThen-webMeet Matt Strizl – 1993 and Today

Matt was hired by the matriarch of Haven Pools Mrs. Muriel Bonawandt in 1993. Matt began as a vacuumer, 4 days a week and then did construction and service calls the 2 other days. Going into the Fall he learned how to close a pool which helped him become a service/construction technician the following spring. Haven Pools at that time had 6 full time employees out in the field. Matt went to college and worked 3 -4 days a week while in school. By the time Matt graduated from SUNY Old Westbury in 1998 with a teaching degree, he was running the maintenance department and he was the head mechanic here at Haven. Matt chose to remain with Haven Pool and he has not looked back since. Matt and his wife Laura got married in 1999 and they had their first daughter Julia in 2000, Tom in 2001, Emily in 2004, and Mikey in 2005. Matt is turning 41 this year and has been with Haven Pool since he was 19!! As Haven has grown and changed over the years and so has his skills and responsibilities. Matt is looking forward to the next 22 years with his friends and family here at Haven Pools.

“Matt is always cracking a joke and making the office laugh. But what really impresses me is how after a long grueling day of work he finds the energy to coach or attend all of his kids’ sports teams. He is a great employee and dad!” – Patrick