17427 San Pedro
San Antonio, TX 78232

Keith Zars

The first piece of advice I received from Vistage (an executive coaching organization) was to put together an organizational chart, at which time they stated that I had too many direct reports. When I started my business, everyone reported to me, but as my business grew I had not taken the time to empower others. As a result of that Vistage recommendation, I now have only four direct reports. I could not have grown to 350 employees without this organizational chart. —Keith Zars

Total residential construction revenue: $29,283,000

Number of pool excavations: 330

Number of locations: 1

Number of staff: 363

Rank in previous years
2015: 2
2014: 2
2013: 4

Keith Zars Pools was founded in 1985 and places an emphasis on company culture, striving to be one of the best places to work in San Antonio. Zars has served as past board chairman of the Master Pools Guild and past board member of the Better Business Bureau and the Greater San Antonio Builders Association.

Meet the Company's MVP

Leonel Gomez, Chief Custodian
Leonel goes above and beyond to perform his job responsibilities to the highest degree. He enjoys working with and for others and always has a positive attitude, which he attributes to his strong faith and his willingness to give 110 percent. He’ll always extend a helping hand to those in need.