Growing up, Tom Junck lived with his parents, Dan & Carolyn Junck, in nearby Sioux City Iowa. In 1976, Dan & Carolyn started-up a small pool and hot-tub business. Tom, along with his brother and 3 sisters, grew up and worked in the business.
At an early age, Tom was interested in owning his own business someday. When the opportunity arose to expand, Tom and his childhood friend, Jeff Carlson, decided to get into the industry themselves by moving to Sioux Falls and opening their first Combined Pool & Spa location with a modest 4000 square feet store at the corner of 39th & Minnesota Avenue. The two twenty-one yearolds managed the company themselves for the first couple years until they began hiring.
In 2004, Combined Pool & Spa moved just a few blocks west of their original location to 3520 South Western Avenue, where they stepped into a whopping 13,000 square foot showroom. The larger showroom allowed them to broaden their product offerings to include patio furniture, firepits, outdoor grills, saunas, kitchen and bar stools, a wider billiard and hot tub selection, along with accessories. When the adjacent business moved recently, they expanded even more with another 12,000 square feet and even more quality products to choose from! The days of running a small business are long gone for Tom & Jeff.