Why Choose Able

Who are Able Pools and Spas?

Able Pools and Spas, a North Carolina licensed General Contractor, is a family business started by Frank and Ruth Kearney in 1995. In 2016 Able was acquired by Sam and Caroline Manoogian, and their children, who had long desired to move to Wilmington from Raleigh. Sam’s extensive construction background in large project management and quality assurance, was a perfect fit for Able and he has continued Able’s tradition of highest quality construction and customer care.

Since 1992 ABLE Pools and Spas has constructed over 400 Fiberglass pools mostly in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties and as far away as Murrell’s Inlet South Carolina, New Bern North Carolina, and many places in between.

In the fall of 2000, we were proud to be awarded an exclusive dealership with San Juan Fiberglass Pools of Lakeland Florida, the industry leader in fiberglass pools. Since our first year with San Juan Pools, we have been named as a “Dealer of Excellence” every year, because of our commitment to high quality construction and customer service – especially after each project has been completed.

San Juan has been building fiberglass pools since 1958 and their first pool is still being used in Seattle Washington over 50 years since it was installed. The San Juan Fiberglass pool company is a family owned business and continues to be run on a daily basis by family members. If we have a question or a concern, or need help or guidance on a particular San Juan fiberglass pool product, it is a wonderful resource to be able to call on any of the hundreds of San Juan Pool dealers across America. We also meet regularly to discuss products and technical improvements and share our experiences in constructing swimming pools.

That is what family business is all about; owners involved every day, and when asked, our customers tell us it is reassuring to be able to get an owner on the phone, or at the jobsite, almost any time, and get answers to queries first-hand from those who make the decisions.

When we were approached by the Jacuzzi Spa representative we were very pleased, as we wanted to offer a line of quality hot tubs. In keeping with our decision to only deal with the best products available, we would settle for nothing less than the world-renowned original spa by which all others are judged: JACUZZI. If you are considering a hot tub, I recommend you visit our showroom at 3934 Market street, and see why Jacuzzi has been the world leader in hot tubs since they first invented them over fifty years ago.

As we move into our third decade here in Wilmington, we are experiencing the pleasure of providing our goods and services to the children of our earlier customers. They have been referred to us by their parents, who suggested they “go see ABLE, and they’ll take care of you”. This is the best referral of all, and we consider their trust an honor and a privilege.