OUR TEAM

Pat

Pat Mcnamara

Pat McNamara joined Reeder & Vermaat in 1985 after having spent three years working for Cantar as their number one salesperson. Not only has Pat developed many lifelong business relationships, he is also a very successful, technical, and motivated salesman. He has earned many sales awards throughout his career from manufactures including Zodiac, GAME and GLI. Pat is a graduate from Northwestern  where he played Wide receiver for the Wildcats and ran track. These days his time not working is split between his wife Barb, three grown kids, two grandsons and his love for cycling, golf and travel.

Pat McNamara 
23 Timber Ln, Northbrook, IL 60062
Ph: 847-272-2904, Fax: 847-291-8829
Cell Ph: 847-910-4791
Email: patvermac@mac.com

Harlan Bricker

Harlan Bricker a former air traffic controller and Vietnam veteran. He entered the swimming pool industry in 1981. Working for a builder/retailer in Minneapolis, he experienced retail and in-ground pool sales. Harlan Bricker, known to many as “Hawkeye” for his connection to Iowa and the Hawkeyes, joined Raypak as a district sales manager in 1985. He covered nine states and won sales awards in 1988 and 1990. Harlan joined Reeder & Vermaat in the fall of 1990 working out of Minneapolis. In May of 1994 Harlan and his family moved to Ohio to help cover the Eastern part of the Reeder & Vermaat territory. He currently lives with his wife in the Dayton area.

Harlan Bricker

4285 Prairie Smoke Court, Dayton, OH 45036
Cell Ph: 513-465-3539 
Email: cvghawk@yahoo.com

Larry

Larry Creighton

Larry Creighton joined Reeder & Vermaat in 1994 after spending seven years in distribution management and three years selling for Jacuzzi. Larry was sales person of the year for Jacuzzi when hired by Reeder & Vermaat and in 2000 was salesperson of the year for Zodiac and 2001 Bullfrog Spas. Larry’s strong organizational skills and superior follow up has exemplified distributor “pull through” in his territory. Larry and his wife Susy have two grown children are and his hobbies are boating and spending as much time as possible with his two grandchildren.

Larry Creighton

309 Biscayne Estate Drive, Belleville, IL 62221
Cell Ph: 618-407-0420
Email: lcreig3254@aol.comm

Jim Assemany

Jim Assemany joined Reeder & Vermaat’s sales team in February 2006. He comes to R&V with an extensive and varied experience in the pool industry. The roots of his 38 years of experience in the business began while working for his family, the oldest original custom pool builders in Michigan. With his family’s business, he developed and honed his skills in construction, service, and retail sales. In 1997, Jim accepted a position as a purchasing agent with Imperial Pools in Latham, New York. After three years, Jim was promoted to regional sales manager for the Midwest region. He was very successful, building lasting relationships with dealers and distributors that he continues to maintain and value. Jim diversified his experience in 2003 by joining Drayton Pool and Spa Supply, Inc. and handling many of the day-to-day responsibilities of distribution and its sales. Each of these experiences has contributed to the professional, knowledgeable, and devoted sales person that Jim is today. When not working, Jim enjoys spending time with his wife, Amy, and their four young children. He also enjoys fly-fishing and cycling.

Jim Assemany
45639 White Pines Dr,
Novi, MI 48374

Cell: 630-235-7001 
Email: jtassemany@yahoo.com  

Sam Coleman

Sam has been in the swimming pool industry since he was 15.  His first job was stocking shelves at a small swimming pool and home heating store called Comfortec, Inc, in his hometown of Massillon, Ohio.  He eventually worked his way into chemical testing and sales through high school and college, where he dual majored in Sales Management and eMarking & Advertising at the University of Akron.  After college, he got married and moved to Raleigh, North Carolina, where he started with PoolCorp as a Customer Service Representative.  Sam worked in Raleigh for nearly 2 years, going through PoolCorp’s Manager-in-Training program.  He was then hired and spent the next 7 years as the Business Development Representative for PoolCorp in Cincinnati, OH. Sam and his wife, Michelle, reside in Liberty Township, just north of Cincinnati with their 2 kids Emma and Alex.

Sam Coleman
6152 Lindsey Court,
LibertyTwp, OH 45044
Cell: 513-603-0464 

Email: samcoleman1517@gmail.com  

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