Mermaid Staff

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Anderson Location


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Scott Murr

Owner / Operator / Assistant Operations Director / Store Manager since 1995

What are your responsibilities at Mermaid?

To coordinate our service and construction schedules and manage payroll for our employees.

What do you like about Mermaid Pool Spa & Patio?

I love the opportunity to help homeowners accomplish their backyard dreams, by giving them my complete dedication.

What do you like to do when you aren’t working at Mermaid?

Play golf, go with family to our kids’ activities, hang out at the pool with my friends and neighbors, possibly with a beverage.

What would you like our customers to know about you that they might not know now?

I am a former college baseball player. I graduated from Ball State with a degree in Athletic Administration to become a coach or administrator – not a pool boy!


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Blair Lynch

Director of Operations (Mermaid Employee since 1995)

What are your responsibilities at Mermaid?

To manage daily operations for mermaid pools, staff training, new hire development, assist in event planning & marketing, and ordering.

What do you like about Mermaid Pool Spa & Patio?

That it is a family oriented business, and that I am able to enjoy what I do. I enjoy developing relationships with customers and facing different challenges every day. Most importantly, I enjoy my staff!

What do you like to do when you aren’t working at Mermaid?

I like to spend time with my wife Karlyn, and three children Clara, Elias and Molly. My favorite hobbies are playing fantasy football and tennis.

What would you like our customers to know about you that they might not know now?

I am a die hard Kansas City Chiefs fan and season ticket holder – a self proclaimed “parrothead”! I am a music junkie and I love going to live concerts!


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Mark “The Parts Professor” Hostetler

Service/Parts Manager (Mermaid Employee since 1999)

What are your responsibilities at Mermaid?

Running service department, pool renovations and maintenance.  Helping our customers with any problems that can arise.  Try and track down the weird hard to find parts!

What do you like about Mermaid Pool Spa & Patio?

Family atmosphere, great co-workers, always know where the best pool parties are in Anderson, everyday feels like summer in the store!

What do you like to do when you aren’t working at Mermaid?

Spend time with the family, play tennis, watch sports, go on outdoor adventures and camp with my family, cooking on a Big Green Egg

What would you like our customers to know about you that they might not know now?

2 sons Acen & Haven (The best boys in the world)
Chicago Bulls fanatic
Right Handed
3 Time Men’s B Doubles Champion of Community Hospital Anderson Tennis Classic
Biggest fear is snakes
Favorite TV shows are Big Bang Theory, Elementary, The Blacklist and Survivor


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Evan Baker

Store Manager (since 2009)

What are your responsibilities at Mermaid?

To keep the fun summer attitude at Mermaid Pools alive 365 days a year, while simultaneously maintaining a well staffed and stocked showroom. In addition to having award winning customer service skills, I also try to embody the true essence of what it means to be a Merman, which means I am a strong swimmer that knows how to analyze water.

What do you like about Mermaid Pool Spa & Patio?

The customer first environment is incredible. How willing everyone is to help is also nice. Very rarely do I see my co-workers just sitting back in the office on their cell phones.

What do you like to do when you aren’t working at Mermaid?
When I’m not at Mermaid, I’m likely at home with my beautiful life partner Liz and our two children, Juliette and Sawyer. Aside from that, I frequent the golf course, local roller rink and movie theatre. Fun Fact: I’ve never been beaten on the golf course by another Mermaid Employee. Does that make me the Best? You decide (No).

What would you like our customers to know about you that they might not know now?

I’m a firm believer that you never split 10’s or get up from the table on a heater. I’ve dressed up like Aquaman for 8 different Halloween’s. Also I’ve never lost a break dance battle. Kenny Chesney is the greatest artist of all time. I have 3 pet slugs. I’ve won 100% of trials I’ve taken to court. Any day above the ground is a good day. As the immortal Joe Dirt says “Life’s a garden, DIG IT!”


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Jacki Rogers 

Sales Associate

What are your responsibilities at Mermaid?

Providing a fun, yet professional environment for our customers. Running water test, stocking shelves, and helping customers find their perfect spa!

What do you like about Mermaid Pool Spa & Patio?

I love that Mermaid is so family oriented and a such a fun working environment! And I love our customers too!

What do you like to do when you are not working at Mermaid Pool Spa & Patio?

When I am not working, I am spending time with my daughter Mariah and partner Trevor. In the summer we love to go camping, fishing, and horseback riding! In the fall/winter, we enjoy hunting!

What would you like our customers to know about you that they might not know now?

(Coming soon!)

 

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Abby Stillwell

Sales Associate (2018)

What are your responsibilities at Mermaid?

Water testing on pools and spas, helping and selling chemicals to customers, filing, stocking shelves, and answering the phones.

What do you like about Mermaid Pool Spa & Patio?

I like the great relationship everybody has with everyone else here. Mermaid really cares about the employees. Another thing I enjoy is the satisfaction I have when I am able to help a customer find a solution or solve a problem.

What do you do when you are not working at Mermaid?

I like to hang out with my friends,  travel, and be involved in church. I really enjoy photography and enjoy getting great shots!

What would you like our customers to know about you that they might not know now?

I might look young, but I have been here for you longer than any other sales associate on the floor!

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Britney Remington

Sales Associate 

What are your responsibilities at Mermaid?

What do you like about Mermaid Pool Spa & Patio?

What do you do when you are not working at Mermaid?

What would you like our customers to know about you that they might not know now?

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Muncie Location


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Elida (Lidy) Stillwell

Muncie Branch Manager (2017)

What are your responsibilities at Mermaid?

I like to think I am here to create an incredible human experience for everyone walking through our  doors. I love assisting our customers create and maintain their outdoor living space.

What do you like most about working at Mermaid?

What do I NOT like about this place??? Seriously, it a great work environment. There is always something new to learn and do;  the staff are troopers- giving each other a hand whenever they can; and there are always some type of laughable shenanigans running in the background.

What do you like to do outside of Mermaid?

When I’m not at Mermaid, I am either working on some type of project or hanging with the most fun guy I have ever met, my husband Jason, and our four children: Tory, Abby, Katy, and Jason. I might even be trying to combine the above, to the despair of my children!  In addition, my faith is at the core of who I am and the family I have built, so we might also out serving and giving back to our community.

What would you like our customers to know about you that they might not know now?

I grew up on a ranch in Western South Dakota and have never lost my love for everything nature.  I am a terrible roper and mechanic, but I can still cook biscuits from scratch, fix fence, call calves from the next pasture, and drive a tractor. Unfortunately, I have never perfected my poker face, so I have to use my laughing face to cover for my good/bad hand every time!

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Megan Simpson

Sales Associate

What are your responsibilities at Mermaid?

Testing customer’s water samples, providing expert advice on pools, spas and chemicals, and selling spas, grills, and furniture, as well as taking care of day-to-day store operations.

What do you like most about working at Mermaid?

Mermaid provides me with sales experience I can carry on in the future as well as providing a family oriented environment for both employees and customers.

What do you like to do outside of Mermaid?

When I’m not at Mermaid, I like to travel with my roommates (parents). I spend a majority of my time in class at Ball State studying and building up my sorority sisters.

What would you like our customers to know about you that they might not know now?

 


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Liam Zack

Sales Associate

What are your responsibilities at Mermaid?

Testing water, restocking, answering phones,  and helping customers find exactly what they need.

What do you like about Mermaid Pool Spa & Patio?

It is a great work environment/community and I feel like I learn a lot while having fun.

What do you like to do when you aren’t working at Mermaid?

(Coming Soon)

What would you like our customers to know about you that they might not know now?

I coach Ball States’ Quidditch team!

(Check back soon!)


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Jenna Thomas

Soon to be Water Care Expert

What are your responsibilities at Mermaid?

Water testing, cleaning, assisting customers, answering phones and restocking shelves.

What do you like about Mermaid Pool Spa & Patio?

I love the family friendly environment for both customers and employees.

What do you like to do when you aren’t working at Mermaid?

When I’m not working at Mermaid, I love to spend time with my family and friends.

What would you like our customers to know about you that they might not know now?

(Soon to be updated)

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Katy Stillwell

Soon to be Water Care Expert

What are your responsibilities at Mermaid?

Water testing, cleaning, assisting customers, restocking and answering phones.

What do you like about Mermaid?

Helping people.

What would you like our customers to know about you  that they might not know now?

(soon to be updated)

 

 

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Dedicated Service Team


 

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Bill Jarvis

Service Technician since 1999

What are your responsibilities at Mermaid?

New pool construction, pool service, openings and closings.

What do you like about Mermaid Pool Spa & Patio?

I like that I work with good, honest people that keep what’s best in mind for the customer. The Murrs are good to their employees and good to work for.

What do you like to do when you aren’t working at Mermaid?

I like to fish, hunt, take the family to church and parks. Spend as much quality time with the family as possible.

What would you like our customers to know that they might not already know?

I’m a Christian. I’m honest and fair and try to be considerate to others. I always treat people the way I would like to be treated. I’m known in the shop as the human ‘pool GPS’, anytime someone needs to know where a pool in Madison or Delaware county is I can get them there!


 

Paul Parkhurst

Pool Installation Specialist


Kevin Parkhurst

Pool Installation Specialist


Tyler Conn

Pool Renovation Technician


 

Jordan Leholm

Pool Technician

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Founder/Owners

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Tom Murr

Founder/Owner since 1979 – Retired 2016

What are your responsibilities at Mermaid?

Owner, pool installation, service work, fireman, bill payer, peace keeper, maintenance person.

What do you like about Mermaid Pool Spa & Patio?

Every day is a different challenge and set of circumstances. Many risks are involved but I like calculated risk taking. There is also a surge of pride in a job completed and work done. There is a choice of jobs and you can accomplish as much as your time spent will allow.

What do you like to do when you aren’t working at Mermaid?

Family and grandchildren take up much of my time away from work. I enjoy all sports, both participating and watching. I like to fish when time allows and to work around the home (both interior and exterior). We especially like to travel with our family and friends and go boating in southern Indiana.

What would you like our customers to know about you that they might not know now?

I am a retired educator (ACSC 34 years). I am not a union president or city council member. I actually work in the pool business daily with the rest of the family and our valued employees.


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Brenda Murr

Owner since 1979 – Retired 2016

What are your responsibilities at Mermaid?

Marketing, advertising, and public relations.

What do you like about Mermaid Pool Spa & Patio?

It’s different every day … never boring.

What do you like to do when you aren’t working at Mermaid?

Bird watching, gardening, spending time with my grandchildren. I’m also an active member of the APSP Retail Council, the Anderson Chamber of Commerce, Rotary International, the Greater Anderson Business Club, and Women in Business – all of which I have held board positions. I’m active in the Ball State University Cardinal Varsity Club as well.

What would you like our customers to know about you that they might not know now?

I am a cancer survivor!!