Our Culture

Our Core Values

Gib-San’s culture is a key differentiator. We care about the health and safety of our employees, the quality of the work that we provide and our environmental footprint. We are a community based company that invests in our people constantly. Underlying this is our heritage of over fifty years with a priority commitment to customer satisfaction.

Our vision is to be the best pool builder/service company in the world. Our goals are to deliver our clients’ dreams; create relationships inside and outside the company; and to make a profit.

Edward D. Gibbs, President and CEO of Gib-San (right) is recognized as a leader in the international pool industry. Ed is both a Past President of the Pool and Hot Tub Council of Canada and Past Chairman of the Master Pools Guild, a global network of elite custom pool builders. In 2011 Ed was presented with the Industry Achievement Award by the Pool and Hot Tub Council of Canada.

To achieve Ed’s vision of leading performance in both product quality and management processes, Gib-San continually invests in employee training and world-class operation systems. Gib-San was the first pool company in the world to achieve ISO Certifications in Quality Management Systems, Occupational Health and Safety, and Environmental Protection.

Peter Friis, (left) Chief Operating Officer (COO) has managed the Gib-San construction and service teams for almost 29 years. He has been a major contributor to Gib-San’s high-quality standards and growth.

Our Heritage

Ed Gibbs Sr. founded Gib-San Pools over fifty years ago and became of one of the early leaders in the swimming pool and spa design/build and maintenance business in Toronto.

In addition to growing Gib-San he was a strong contributor to the swimming pool industry. He served as president of the Ontario Swimming Pool Association (OSPA) in 1968 and the Canadian Swimming Pool Association (CANSPA) in 1983.

Gibbs’ son, Edward D. Gibbs, started working for the company in the early 1980s while attending high school and university. Ed ultimately joined the company full time and became the company’s president and CEO. Gibbs purchased the company from his father in 1993 after 15 years of learning the business from the ground up. “Gib-San started as a builder and as time moved on, we transformed into a builder, service, renovation, and retail company.”

Third Generation Company 

We listen

As design consultants we know the importance of listening in order to provide you with the backyard that you envision. Gib-San has built thousands of custom swimming pools that are all characteristic of the family that they were built for. It’s crucial that we listen to your particular family’s needs and lifestyle wishes in order to establish a backyard plan that excites you.

Gib-San’s sales team is unique due to our high level of expertise in both sales and design. Gib-San has invested in the highest level of education in the industry to ensure that we can transform your dreams into a reality. Gib-San sales professionals are also design consultants who all actively participate in Genesis University, the industry’s leading design institute. Two of our associates have achieved the Society of Watershape Designers status, a very elite global group of designers. Let them take you through our pool design Creation Process, developed to simplify the decision making process. We care!

Front (L.R) Jason Dedels, Caley Gibbs, Peter Friis
Back (L>R) Ed Gibbs, Evan Baard, John Kenyon

Entrepreneurial passion with a commitment to industry-leading professionalism

What People Are Saying About Our Work

From start to finish, Gib-San has been an absolute pleasure to work with. Every step of the way was handled professionally and punctual. Our end result was even more amazing than we had imagined and we would recommend them to anyone looking for a detail-oriented and friendly company!

Julia B

We were very impressed with GibSan. Would highly recommend this company. All the members of the Gibsan team were very respectful and professional. It was the hottest summer and our backyard has direct sunlight. The Gibsan team worked very hard everyday despite the incredibly hot working conditions. They arrived dressed in GibSan attire and they were friendly and always respectful. We absolutely love, love, love our new pool!!! We would highly recommend the GibSan team!!! Special thanks to John, Mario and his fantastic team!!!


Gib-San was terrific. They were very nice to work with, had great design ideas and finished the project on time. We love our new pool! Special thanks to John and Reggie. The whole team was great.

R. Borins

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