Meet the Team


Pat McNamara is a 39-year industry veteran and has been a member of Reeder & Vermaat since 1985. He joined R & V after spending his first three years in the industry working for Cantar. Not only has Pat developed many lifelong business relationships, but he is also a very successful, technical, and motivated salesman. He has earned many sales awards throughout his career from manufacturers 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
Cell Ph: 847-910-4791


Harlan Bricker, a USAF veteran entered the pool industry in 1981. He joined Raypak in 1985 as a district sales manager, winning awards in 1988 and 1990. He is known to many as Hawkeye because of his Iowa roots. Hawkeye joined Reeder & Vermaat in the fall of 1990 and we’ve been stuck with him ever since. (HaHa) In 1994 he and his family moved to Ohio to help develop R&V’s eastern territory. He is still there today living in the Dayton area.

Harlan Bricker
1682 Indian Grass Drive,
Lebanon, OH 45036
Cell Ph: 513-465-3539 


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 39 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, Fax: 248-305-6052


Sam has been with Reeder & Vermaat since September of 2019. He’s 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 



Tim brings 18 years of industry experience to Reeder & Vermaat.  He started with PoolCorp as an inside sales/counter position at  SCP St. Louis.  Over the next 12 years he worked his way over to SCP Collinsville and spent time at the BDR position and for his last few years was the branch manager.   For the next 5 years, he was a territory sales manager for Zodiac Pool Systems.  In 2016, he received the Circle of Champion award for Sales Excellence.  Tim graduated from Quincy University with a business degree and was a member of the baseball team receiving all-conference honors in 2002.  Tim and his wife Julie have 4 children that keep them busy.  In what free time they do have Tim has finished 11 half marathons.  He and his wife also enjoy spending time outdoors with friends and family.

Tim Breuning
1306 Rutledge Drive,
Troy, IL 62294
Cell: 618-980-4262