JoPa Company History
Founded in 1958 by Joseph Farrar Pace Sr., JoPa Company has become synonymous with quality swimming pool construction and the finest outdoor furniture for generations. Originally focusing on construction, the company’s early projects were mostly commercial. For community and recreation associations, country clubs, universities, hotels and apartment complexes JoPa Company was the first place to call for pool design and construction. While the company’s commercial clients include the Marriott and Hilton hotel chains as well as area YMCAs, the construction side of the business has found a niche working closely with homeowners custom designing and building the finest residential swimming pools.
JoPa’s reputation and commitment to a quality product is on full display with the select brands of outdoor and casual furniture JoPa offers at it’s 25,000 foot showroom located at 8711 West Broad Street in Richmond, VA. Many of the finest names in outdoor furniture, umbrellas, benches are found exclusively in the Central Virginia area at JoPa Company.
Other fine products include, outdoor fireplaces, fire pits, outdoor kitchens, even custom designed pool houses. JoPa Company also services pools and sells retail pool products to maintain pools as well.
The family business is now run by Pace’s sons, Farrar Pace Jr. and Mark Pace, both of whom took over ownership in 1996 after the death of their father.