Growing up, Tom Junck lived with his parents, Dan & Carolyn Junck, in nearby Sioux City Iowa. In 1976, Dan & Carolyn started-up a small pool and hot-tub business. Tom, along with his brother and 3 sisters, grew up and worked in the business.
At an early age, Tom was interested in owning his own business someday. When the opportunity arose to expand, Tom and his childhood friend, Jeff Carlson, decided to get into the industry themselves by moving to Sioux Falls and opening their first Combined Pool & Spa location with a modest 4000 square feet store at the corner of 39th & Minnesota Avenue. The two twenty-one yearolds managed the company themselves for the first couple years until they began hiring.
In 2004, Combined Pool & Spa moved just a few blocks west of their original location to 3520 South Western Avenue, where they stepped into a whopping 13,000 square foot showroom. The larger showroom allowed them to broaden their product offerings to include patio furniture, firepits, outdoor grills, saunas, kitchen and bar stools, a wider billiard and hot tub selection, along with accessories. When the adjacent business moved recently, they expanded even more with another 12,000 square feet and even more quality products to choose from! The days of running a small business are long gone for Tom & Jeff.
Today they successfully manage Combined Pool & Spa with over 30 full time employees in sales, service, management and the new warehouse. When asked about the most important aspect of their day-to-day operation, both agree it’s all about service; before, during, and after every sale. This is evident with the amount of referral business they receive daily. Tom and Jeff take pleasure in working with contractors that have grown to respect and rely on the expertise and service they are sure to find at Combined Pool & Spa. It’s important for a builder to know he can count on factory trained service technicians to install and maintain every product ordered from Combined Pool & Spa. It’s exciting for Tom & Jeff to work in collaboration with builders who understand the homeowner’s dream for the perfect pool or spa. The best part is reflected in the initial response to the finished project…that undeniable urge to jump right in!
Their clientele is as diverse as their product lines. The sales team may be working with a young couple that is expecting their first child. Or, it could be a couple of “empty-nesters” looking to provide a relaxing outdoor retreat for themselves or a source of water recreation for the grandkids! Either way, the professionals at Combined Pool & Spa will take the time to get to know the family, their lifestyle, their timeline and their budget. Then they go out of their way to take great care of each client in their South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska servicing areas. At Combined Pool & Spa the choices are limitless!
As for pools, customers have five to six months throughout the year to enjoy their heated in-ground pool. The simplicity of upkeep is most attractive to the busy home-owner. Time is precious, so the automatic pool covers, pool cleaners, and water systems make day-to-day upkeep a cinch. When talking with you about expanding your outdoor space, the staff at Combined Pool & Spa will visit your home and discuss the many options available to you. Will they need to make alterations to your landscape? Would you like to incorporate lighting, a water feature, a diving board or a slide? In the end, it’s their job to make sure you and your new space surpasses your expectations.
Combined Pool and Spa has received many prestigious awards. Most significant is the #1 Caldera Hot Tub Dealer of the Year for the last five years in a row. Hot tubs range from deluxe to basic. In patio furniture, there are numerous styles, finishes, colors and fabrics from which to choose. When you enter into the world of gaming, you are either a serious competitor or a recreational user. How about the benefits of steam or an infrared sauna? Like I said, the sky is the limit! From homeowners to large commercial projects, Combined Pool & Spa does it all. You can be sure to see their products locally at a variety of homes featured in the annual Sioux Falls Parade of Homes and at the Home Show each year. Or, stop by Bracco, Tres’ Lounge, Westward Ho Country Club, the Carnival Brazilian Grill and McNally’s to experience first-hand the high degree of quality built into their outdoor patio furniture.
Tom and Jeff love to hear the stories their customers tell of the many benefits of their backyard additions, with the favorite being “more family time”. Family time is precious! Getting your family together in the same house for dinner these days is almost impossible, however, gather friends and family in the pool, the hot tub or around a fire pit several times a week is something easier to do and makes memories that last forever. But to really get the true picture of the wide array of offerings, you need to step into their enormous showroom at 44th & Western to see their impressive display of all hot-tub, patio furniture, pool tables, gaming furniture, kitchen and bar stools, air hockey and foosball tables, and saunas. Allow yourself enough time to visit at length with the friendly sales representatives at Combined Pool & Spa and receive a personal tour.