Manteca-based Aqua Pool & Spa recently finished ahead of hundreds of entries from around the world to win the top annual award for residential swimming pools.
The company was honored in two annual competitions: the Aquatech Society Awards held in February 2007, and the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals International Awards of Excellence held in November.
Aqua Pool & Spa, which builds pools throughout the valley and Bay Area, received seven Gold Awards out of 10 awarded to Northern California swimming pool companies.
A Stockton pool the company built was recognized with the Chairman's Award for Residential Swimming Pools, the highest honor in that category at the International Awards of Excellence. Just three such awards were given.
Development Resource Consultants Inc., an engineering and consulting firm based in Anaheim Hills, recently opened a branch office in Salida to expand its client base from Sacramento to Fresno.
DRC has satellite offices in Valencia, Irvine, Ontario and Los Angeles, as well Las Vegas and Austin, Texas. DRC provides engineering services to commercial, industrial, retail and residential developers.
The company's Salida office is being run under the direction of two people:
Joseph "Joe" M. Leach, vice president, holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. He brings 18 years of experience in civil engineering to the firm.
Gerald "Chip" W. Jones Jr., vice president, holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of the Pacific in Stockton. The Stockton native has 15 years of experience in civil engineering, project management and construction management.
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