Mary Humble founded her pool service business in 1976 with the idea of treating every pool as if it were her own. She launched her dream with nothing more than a beat-up ’62 green pickup truck and a tremendous work ethic. The company grew steadily with an all-woman workforce for over 20 years.
Her son Stoni grew up around swimming pools, tagging along with his mom during the summers as a child, and eventually working summers in high school. While getting his degree in Entrepreneurship from Wichita State University, Stoni began assuming a larger role in the company. He began by learning the maintenance routes followed by transitioning into providing repair services which had always been contracted to other companies.
Mary had built the company on superior quality of workmanship and customer service. This was ingrained in Stoni from the beginning. She taught him that Humble wasn’t just selling a cleaner pool. Any number of companies could do that. It was the peace of mind that customers gained that work would be done the right way every time, by a company they could trust. For Humble, “good enough” would never be good enough!
Stoni transformed his part-time role into a career after earning his degree and acquired ownership of the company. In 2014 Humble Pools was able to partner with Stoni’s lifelong friend Michael McDonald, who was building one of the fastest growing lawn and landscaping businesses in the Wichita area. After careful consideration, it was clear Michael shared the same dedication to the customer experience, and Humble Lawn and Pool was born. This partnership allows Humble to offer a more complete and comprehensive outdoor experience to its customers. Whether it is sod installation, pool repairs, weekly mowing, or any other outdoor needs, Humble is prepared to fulfill every project from start to finish.
Thanks to our excellent customers (several have been with us for 30+ years) 2019 was another record breaking year. This calculated and measured growth strategy has allowed us to maintain a precise focus on the customer experience. Humble Lawn and Pool is very thankful to all of those that have allowed us this opportunity and we focus everyday on being the kind of company with whom our customers, partners, and associates want to be affiliated.