About Us

Pelican Pools Inc. began operations in the spring of 1988, and has been successfully servicing the swimming pool needs of the Hamptons ever since. With over 20 years of experience in construction, there is no dream too big.The company was founded on a simple business plan consisting of character, trust, and honesty. It is not only my personal mission, but the company’s mission to provide quality and craftsmanship unparalleled in the design of our pools. As a company, we have enjoyed going beyond our clients expectations; creating lush pool environments that can not only be enjoyed by the client, but also their friends, family, and associates. These creative landscapes should reflect ones success and achievements, and be enjoyed for a lifetime. We would be honored to be a part of designing and building your backyard dreams.

Jim O’Brien Pelican Pools Inc. President and CEO



Gary Grismer, Vice President

Gary has been helping his customers reach their goals on projects his entire working career. For over two decades, he has been able to listien and understand what is wanted by his clients and then translate those ideas to action and completion. This ability combined with a strong work ethic and easy going personality have left him well liked by Pelican Pools customers both present and past.

Gary resides in Hamptons Bays with his wife and four children.



Justice Phillips, Construction Project Manager

Justice is a native to the east end of long island, and his educational journey took him to Tulane University in New Orleans where he earned an undergraduate degree in finance. Justice considers the opportunity to build the backyard of your dreams a fulfilling, and gratifying experience, because at the end of the day, week, month or year he gets to look back with pride, and a feeling of accomplishment, knowing that he has created something of lasting beauty that will be enjoyed for years.



Liz Phillips, Office Manager

Liz Phillips is the Pelican Pools office manager. Liz lives here on the east end of Long Island with her husband and two sons. This makes Liz well aware of how important it is to have your pool ready to go for the short summer season in the Hamptons. All scheduling of pool openings, closings and service are handled by her. Billing and invoicing issues can also be directed to her. Liz is always happy to help with any of your pool service questions!



Pete Ifkovits, Service Manager

Pete has been in the pool industry for 15 years, first beginning as a pool construction worker, and working his way into being a qualified service technician. Pete has obtained his warranty professional certifications for warranty work on all pool products. Pete is a proud 2012 graduate from SUNY Stony Brook, earning a bachelor’s degree in biology. He now leads one of the most experienced and professional service teams in the East End of Long Island, managing our maintenance professionals, and our service and heater technicians. Pete prides himself on being knowledgeable in the newest technologies available to pool owners.