The Northeast Spa & Pool Association has named the winners for the 2016 Outstanding Achievement Awards – Builders and Service Competition. For the first time, the award winners were announced at a cocktail reception held at The Pool & Spa Show in Atlantic City in January.

The 2016 competition saw more than four dozen companies submit more than 200 entries for the Builders Competition and the Service Competition. Ninety-one awards were given in total. Competition was once again high as these awards continue to be viewed within the industry as a benchmark of professional achievement.

"Honoring both the best and brightest in building and service makes our competition standout from other awards programs," says Irene Insignares, president of NESPA. "It is always exciting when our industry comes together to celebration our achievements and to recognize the hard work that goes into creating the pools and spas of our clients' dreams."

The Outstanding Achievement - Builders Competition recognizes NESPA members whose installation of pools, spas, hot tubs and water features represent the best examples of the industry's products. The Outstanding Achievement - Service Competition recognizes NESPA members whose quality of service and repairs is also paired with a high level of customer service.

The Big Winners

Special recognition was given to the Judge's Choice Best of Competition award winner: Cipriano Landscape Design (Ridgewood, N.J). This award is presented to a company based on its entire build process and as well as the completed work.

Once again, this year's attendees at the Outstanding Achievement Awards Celebration selected a People's Choice Best of Competition awardee for 2016. This year, Total Pool & Spa (Newtown, Conn.) received this distinguished honor.

Gold medal winners in the Service Competition include Aqua Pool & Patio, Inc. (East Windsor, Conn.), Integrity Pool & Spa (Lanoka Harbor, N.J.), Swimming Pools by Jack Anthony, Inc. (Center Moriches, N.Y.) and Ultimate in Pool Care (Bay Shore, N.Y.)

"The companies selected as winners in both our Service and Builders Competitions truly represent the best of the best and we couldn't be more proud of the work that they do," added Insignares.

Builders Competition Winners

All Island Gunite Pools: Farmingdale, N.Y.
Specialty Pools: Perimeter Overflow (Wet Edge), Silver
Safety Electric Cover with Tracks, Merit

Aquatecture, LLC: Nutley, N.J.
Water Features: Commercial, Gold

Aquatic Artists: Williamstown, N.J.
Water Features: Natural (Rock), Bronze

Beechwood Landscape Architecture & Construction, LLC: Southampton, N.J.
Geometric Residential Concrete Pools 601 sq. ft. or more, Bronze

Chaffee's Swimming Pool: Cambell Hall, N.Y.
Pool/Spa Combination: Vinyl, Bronze
Specialty Pools: Negative Edge, Bronze

Cipriano Landscape Design: Ridgwood, N.J.
Specialty Pools: Natural, Gold / BOC
Specialty Pools: Negative Edge, Silver

Covertech, LLC: Southampton, N.Y.
Specialty Pools: Perimeter Overflow (Wet Edge), Gold
Safety Electric Cover without Tracks, Gold
Specialty Pools: Negative Edge, Bronze
Freeform Residential Concrete Pools 601 sq. ft. or more, Merit

Custom Pool Pros: Linden, N.J.
Exceptional Recognition in Design and Building - Concrete, Gold
Pool/Spa Combination: Concrete, Silver
Geometric Residential Concrete Pools 601 sq. ft. or more, Silver
Freeform Residential Concrete Pools 601 sq. ft. or more, Bronze
Renovation: Concrete, Bronze
Specialty Pools: Cocktail, Merit

Drakeley Pool Co., LLC: Bethlehem, Conn.
Specialty Pools: Perimeter Overflow (Wet Edge), Gold
Exceptional Recognition in Design and Building - Concrete, Gold
Specialty Pools: All Tiled Pool, Gold

Gibbons Swimming Pools, Inc.: Islandia, N.Y.
Specialty Pools: Negative Edge, Silver
Specialty Pools: Negative Edge, Bronze
Specialty Pools: Negative Edge, Bronz

Integrity Pools, Inc.: Lancaster, Pa.
Specialty Pools: Cocktail, Silver

J. Tortorella Swimming Pools, Inc.: Southampton, N.Y.
Standalone Spas: Concrete, Gold
Safety Electric Cover with Tracks, Merit

Juliano's Pools: Vernon, Conn.
Freeform Vinyl-Lined Residential Pools 601 sq. ft or more, Silver
Freeform Vinyl-Lined Residential Pools 601 sq. ft or more, Bronze
Pool/Spa Combination: Vinyl, Merit

Neave Pools: Wappinger Falls, N.Y.
Pool/Spa Combination: Concrete, Merit
Freeform Residential Concrete Pools 600 sq. ft or less, Silver

NeJame Pool Specialists, Inc.: Verbank, N.Y.
Specialty Pools: Negative Edge, Silver
Geometric Residential Concrete Pools 601 sq. ft. or more, Merit
Water Features: Architectural (sheers, rain, waterfalls, etc.), Merit

Paradis Pools, LLC: Plainville, Conn.
Aboveground Pools: On-Ground, Merit

Patrick's Pools, Inc.: East Quoque, N.Y.
Safety Electric Cover with Tracks, Silver
Specialty Pools: Natural, Bronze
Specialty Pools: Negative Edge, Bronze
Freeform Residential Concrete Pools 601 sq. ft. or more, Bronze
Specialty Pools: Negative Edge, Merit

Pool Docs of NJ: Lakewood, N.J.
Pool/Spa Combination: Concrete, Merit

Pools by Paul Guillo, Inc.: Southampton, N.Y.
Specialty Pools: Negative Edge, Bronze
Specialty Pools: Negative Edge, Merit

R.W. Haggerty Pool Service, Inc.: Norwalk, Conn.
Freeform Residential Concrete Pools 601 sq. ft. or more, Merit

Steven Dubner Landscaping: Dix Hills, N.Y.
Exceptional Recognition in Design and Building - Concrete, Gold

Swimming Pools by Jack Anthony, Inc.: Patchoque, N.Y.
Specialty Pools: Interior, Gold
Specialty Pools: All Tiled Pool, Gold
Specialty Pools: Natural, Gold
Stand Alone Spas: Concrete, Silver
Freeform Vinyl-Lined Residential Pools 601 sq. ft or more, Silver
Pool/Spa Combination: Concrete, Silver
Specialty Pools: Perimeter Overflow (Wet Edge), Silver
Safety Electric Cover with Tracks, Bronze
Specialty Pools: Negative Edge, Bronze
Specialty Pools: Cocktail, Bronze
Specialty Pools: Natural, Merit
Specialty Pools: Perimeter Overflow (Wet Edge), Merit
Specialty Pools: Negative Edge, Merit

Thomas Flint Landscape Design & Development: Midland Park, N.J.
Exceptional Recognition in Design and Building - Concrete, Gold
Geometric Residential Concrete Pools 601 sq. ft. or more, Gold
Geometric Residential Concrete Pools 601 sq. ft. or more, Gold
Exceptional Recognition in Design and Building - Concrete, Gold
Specialty Pools: Natural, Gold
Exceptional Recognition in Design and Building - Concrete, Silver
Exceptional Recognition in Design and Building - Concrete, Silver
Exceptional Recognition in Design and Building - Concrete, Silver
Specialty Pools: Natural, Bronze
Exceptional Recognition in Design and Building - Concrete, Bronze
Specialty Pools: Natural, Bronze
Pool/Spa Combination: Concrete, Merit

Total Pool & Spa, LLC: Newtown, Conn.
Specialty Pools: Negative Edge, Gold
Pool/Spa Combination: Concrete, Silver
Pool/Spa Combination: Concrete, Silver
Pool/Spa Combination: Concrete, Merit

Tranquility Pools, LLC: Haskell, N.J.
Geometric Residential Concrete Pools 600 sq. ft. or less, Silver
Stand Alone Spas: Swim Spa, Bronze
Pool/Spa Combination: Concrete, Bronze
Freeform Residential Concrete Pools 601 sq. ft. or more, Merit

True Blue Swimming Pools: Dix Hills, N.Y.
Geometric Vinyl-Lined Pools 601 sq. ft. or more, Gold
Pool/Spa Combination: Vinyl, Bronze
Freeform Vinyl-Lined Residential Pools 601 sq. ft or more, Merit