1764 County Road 39
Southampton, NY 11968

John Tortorella

The best advice I ever received was preached by my father, Guiseppe Tortorella. “If you are not going to do it right, don’t do it at all.” —John Tortorella

Total residential construction revenue: $8,589,000

Number of pool excavations: 9

Number of locations: 1

Number of staff: 78

Rank in previous years
2017: 26
2016: 15
2015: 10
2014: 6
2013: 13

John Tortorella founded the company in 1981 after graduating from the New York Institute of Technology with a degree in business and marketing. He'd worked his way through school cleaning pools and wanted to increase the creativity and quality in the gunite pool industry.

Words of Wisdom

We asked each 2017 Top 50 CEO: What was the best new idea your company implemented in the last two years?

John Tortorella, CEO
We utilize today's technology to flourish without interruption. Systems such as Skype and Go to Meeting have increased our availability to clients; remote access to our servers gives employees flexibility.

Meet the Company's MVP - 2018

We asked each CEO to name the employee whose contributions directly impacted their firm's success.

Barbara Rizzi, Chief Financial Officer, J. Tortorella Custom Gunite Pools
It takes a true leader to properly navigate, set protocols, rules, hiring processes, budgets and staffing, to name a few. Thoroughness, planning and follow through is of the utmost importance. No one has done it better in the 37 years that we've been in business than Barbara.

Meet the Company's MVP

In 2016, we asked each CEO to name the employee whose contributions directly impacted their firm's success.

Justin Tortorella, Project Manager
Justin is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of pool building. From hydraulics to gunite, masonry to home automation, Justin can do it all and has a lifetime of knowledge to prove it. His extreme attention to detail makes him a very valuable asset to the company.