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8th Annual ROSE Awards

The ROSE (Recognition of Service Excellence) Awards recognize Northeast Florida front line hospitality employees who demonstrate excellent customer service. These industry champions showcase the region’s commitment to creating an extraordinary visitor experience.

Portofino Pool Services & Outdoor Living was proud to not only be a sponsor of the vent, but to have one of our employees […]

By |February 16th, 2016|Awards & Recognition, News, Service & Maintenance|0 Comments

Legislative Day with Southside Businessmens Club

Southside Business Men’s Club traveled to Tallahassee  today to meet with our legislative members, in particular the Hon. Charles McBurney, the Hon. Lake Ray, and the Hon. Paul Renner. We will also be touring the capitol, sit in on a session from the gallery, and are trying to arrange a meeting with Governor Scott.

Working on issues […]

By |February 16th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Announcing Corporate Chaplain Program

From Jack Manilla, president of Portofino Pool Services and Outdoor Living:

From time to time, as the leader of our company, I am part of a decision I feel good about because I know it will help our employees and their family members.  One of our core values is living a balanced life. With this in mind, we […]

By |December 30th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Portofino Pools & Junior Achievement Reverse Job Shadow

The Southside Businessmens Club joined forces with Junior Achievement for our final nonprofit member project of the year. On Friday, December 11th, we visited Southside Middle School for a Reverse Job Shadow. Traditional job shadows bring students to the workplace. JA Reverse Job Shadow brings the workplace to the students.

JA partners with area middle schools and high schools for Reverse […]

By |December 16th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Giving Back for the Holidays

Jack Manilla, president of Portofino Pools, is a member of Southside Businessmen’s Club, a local civic organization that not only promotes Jacksonville and Northeast Florida business relationships, but also gives back throughout the year.

One of the most beloved events of the year is the Christmas Shopping Trip, which was held December 5 this year. Club members meet […]

By |December 10th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Portofino Announces Account Manager Addition

Portofino Pool Services and Outdoor Living announces the newly created position and appointment of Shane Westerman as Account Manager. Shane is responsible for managing existing commercial and residential account relationships and securing new.

“We are very honored to have Shane Westerman join Portofino. His prior experience and dedication to service in the hospitality and pool industries […]

By |December 9th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Portofino Pools Annual Christmas Party

Portofino held our Annual Portofino Christmas Gathering and Award Recognitions.

Chick-Fil-A  catered
Paula prepared mac & cheese
We introduced our new employees and “Corporate Chaplain”


BluDiamond Club: 1, 2, & 3 place
Most Valuable Player
Hall of Fame

Everyone received a “Christmas Gift Bag” (cash gift card, winter uniforms, Bluetooth device, & candy).

Merry Christmas and happy holidays!


By |December 9th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Portofino Pools CEO Earns Industry’s Highest Honor

Portofino Pools CEO Jack Manilla has received the aquatics industry’s highest professional award for distinguished contributions in raising professionalism in the aquatic community.

Manilla was among 11 honorees inducted into the Fellows Program of The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) during a reception Nov. 9 at the 2015 Pool|Spa|Patio Expo in Las Vegas.

APSP’s Board […]

By |November 24th, 2015|Awards & Recognition, News|0 Comments

President of Portofino Honored with Award

Jack Manilla, president of Portofino Pool Services & Outdoor Living, has been awarded the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP) 2015 Fellow Award, the industry’s highest professional award for distinguished contributions in raising professionalism in the aquatic community.

Only 12 individuals are selected for this award each year. The rank of APSP Fellow is an […]

By |October 20th, 2015|Awards & Recognition, News|0 Comments

Jack Manilla Named Keynote Speaker at Business Expo

Jack Manilla, president of Portofino Pool Services & Outdoor Living, was honored to be the Keynote Speaker at the 2015 E3 Business Expo. The Expo partnered with the community and the City of Jacksonville to bring the first national exposition focused for aspiring entrepreneurs to Jacksonville. This free community event featured a number of dialogues, […]

By |February 28th, 2015|Awards & Recognition, News|0 Comments