Master Pools Alta

Partners in Aquatic Distinction.

Business Leaders

Dwight Love - Master Pools Alta

Swimming pools–a uniquely intergenerational draw for families–are a natural for Dwight Love.

He is a family man who believes the skills needed to build strong families are the same ones you need to build strong client relationships.

Dwight’s career started with a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Alberta, which he put to work initially in the oil service industry.

But in 1979, he turned from oil to water with the purchase of Dominion Gunite, a small Edmonton pool construction company serving northern Alberta. Under Dwight’s leadership, and the Master Pools Alta banner, the company has grown to become an international leader.

Dwight isn’t much for downtime, and chose to establish a cattle ranch as his “hobby,” which engages the whole family in the beauty of the rugged British Columbia interior.

He and Brenda continue to cherish family time with now aging family members and a new generation of grandchildren.  They are also actively involved with the CASA Foundation in support of child mental health and Retrouvaille, a support group for healthier marriages.

Lawrence Dary - Master Pools Alta

Lawrence Dary’s summer job as a University of Alberta student turned into his life’s work.

While he graduated with a degree in education and specialization in psychology, and worked in that area for a few years, in 1979, he was drawn back to a management position in what was then Dominion Gunite.

When Dwight Love bought the company, transforming it into Master Pools Alta, the two agreed on philosophy, practice and principles and shared the vision of a company that would partner with clients to create the best aquatic experiences imaginable.

Lawrence became a partner and used his background in learning to ensure the company embraces technical challenges and leads in the application of emerging technologies.

Lawrence stays energized by taking his competitive spirit to the gym, the golf course and hiking trails. He is also working his way around the world, one interesting travel destination at a time.

Neal Dary - Master Pools Alta

Following in his father Lawrence’s footsteps, Neal began work with Master Pools Alta in 2005 as a summer student while attending post-secondary school.

But having his father as a partner in the company didn’t make the career path easy. Neal has worked as a construction labourer, lead hand, site foreman, project manager and now operations manager, learning the business from the ground up and building a deep understanding of the project life cycle and the contribution each member of the team brings to it.

His focus is on building teams with the talent and bench strength to deliver consistently high quality projects, on budget, and on time, every time.

Neal led the work in Toronto on the three Pan Am Projects, which included the $160M award-winning Pan Am Aquatics Centre, considered the largest investment in Canadian amateur sport history. These projects were a joint venture between Master Pools Alta and Hollandia Gardens Pools under the International Pool Constructors Inc. banner.

Neal and his wife Lauren are busy raising two young sons to share Neal’s love of team sports, as a participant and fan.

Blair Dary - Master Pools Alta

Unlike his father, Lawrence, and brother Neal, who started their Master Pools Alta careers as summer students, Blair took the road less travelled and worked his summers in university as a plumbing assistant.

But after graduating from the University of Alberta, he still wound up in the family business as lead hand in 2004. He was assigned project/foreman responsibilities for several large municipal projects along the BC coast, often planning, commissioning, troubleshooting and training staff from the back of a truck travelling on a BC ferry, he likes to say.

Blair liked the coast so much that he moved there from 2009 to 2012, working for a mechanical engineering firm specializing in aquatic facility design. But Master Pools Alta and home beckoned, and he returned to both in 2012.

Blair remembers the long hours he spent with a shovel and has learned that bringing planning, patience, attention to detail and resourcefulness to every job is the key to gaining the satisfaction of a job well done. He leads all construction field staff and ensures they work as cohesive teams armed with the information, training and support they need to deliver top quality for customers.

He recharges off the beaten path rock by climbing with friends and trying not to look down. His personal heroes include comic strip characters Calvin and Hobbes and Christopher Wren, the 17th-century architect of most of London’s enduring landmarks.

Lori Webb - Master Pools Alta

A certified life coach, and former entrepreneur, Lori has a passion for growing things—plants, animals, lives, businesses, and, at Master Pools Alta a culture of safety.

In fact, when she joined Master Pools Alta in 2014, she made it her first order of business to have the safety management system evaluated by an independent, certified auditor through Alberta Labour’s Certificate of Recognition Program. Under her leadership, Master Pools Alta passed with flying colours, and Lori intends to ensure that positive culture of safety is sustained.

While Master Pools Alta has a great reputation for being a family company, Lori–whose father Dwight Love is president–spent years developing her own entrepreneurial chops as owner and operator of a successful custodial business. She sold her business in 2013 and took a year off before deciding to apply her energy and positive attitude to Master Pools Alta.

A country girl at heart, Lori and her husband, enjoy living on their acreage outside of Edmonton and hiking, fishing and camping.

Jonathan Curley - Master Pools Alta

Jonathan is a certified pool and spa operator registered with the National Swimming Pool Foundation; in other words, he’s a specialist at reducing risks in and around water.

His family in Brantford Ontario own a pool store, and he began working there at 18, learning the ins and outs of customer service, chemical testing, sales, and trouble shooting, before moving into pool service and installations, and eventually the project lead position in commercial pool electrical/mechanical installations.

He then ventured into the water treatment industry as a national division manager, focusing on sales, customer service, industry events and staff training throughout Southern Ontario and Alberta.

Jonathan joined Master Pools Alta in 2015 and leads commissioning and start-ups for completed projects. Under his leadership, every Master Pools Alta project has a planned and controlled launch that verifies a safe, reliable and functional aquatic facility.

While Jonathan still loves to spend time with family and friends back in Ontario, he’s adapting to Alberta quickly, embracing local football and hockey and enjoying the great outdoors.

Estela Mah - Master Pools Alta

Estella has a passion for continuous learning and is within weeks of adding an MBA to her certified public accountant designation. She oversees the finance and accounting realms of Master Pools Alta as well as recommending management procedures.

She brings more than 10 years of progressive public accounting practice experience to the task with the added bonus of five years administrative management experience for a group of personnel agencies.

Estella understands that numbers are only as good as the people generating them and is committed to nurturing a positive leadership culture.

When she’s not that ensuring Master Pools Alta’s accounting, budgeting and reporting operate at the highest professional standard, she challenges herself with every person’s greatest nightmare—public speaking— through the local Toastmasters Club. She also holds a passion for music and plans to get back to piano practice as a form of relaxation and expression.