Jason and Melissa Hettler first discussed the possibility of starting an outdoor living business when they designed and built their own backyard oasis a few years ago. They discovered a talent for and interest in outdoor living design and construction, based on Jason’s expertise as an engineer. After months of prayer, market research and business planning with their partner Jim Mannering, Blue Fire Pools and Outdoor Living was born. (2019)
The Hettler's live in Trophy Club, TX with their son Chase. They are deeply rooted in the community and have a passion for supporting local schools, sports teams, and businesses. They love working with and getting to know other Trophy Club residents while helping them build the backyard of their dreams. Blue Fire Pools is a small family-owned business, and we are committed to building you an outdoor living area that you can enjoy every day for many years to come.
Chief Operations Officer, Lead Designer
Jason is responsible for engineering and executing your design plans to assure beauty, longevity, and proper function. He works closely with clients to design their dream and is committed to building quality pools and structures that will serve their families for years to come. The detailed plans he creates allow the city inspectors to easily navigate projects and our subcontractors to accurately execute the designs. He is a fixture in the construction process from start to finish and is readily available to answer questions and provide client support.
Jason has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology from Texas Tech University with 18 years design build experience in the construction field. His career path includes project management for highways, airports, bridges, railroads, and water towers. He values high quality which is evident through the construction process and in the artistry and performance of the finished product. Jason’s expertise managing construction crews allows him to hand pick the most talented, highly sought-after subcontractors and select the best materials available to build your project. He enjoys creating and executing a plan to bring your dream to life.
Owner, Director of Sales and Client Relations
Melissa is the first line of communication at Blue Fire Pools. She manages incoming client communication as well as schedules and attends all consults. During your consult, Melissa will conduct a detailed interview to ascertain the dream you have for your space and record all necessary dimensions and data to create your design. She is the point of contact throughout the design/estimate/contract process and will be available in the construction phase as well. Melissa also manages our show room and will assist you in the selection of all finishes. She enjoys working with people and helping them achieve their dream back yard from start to finish.
Melissa’s background may be surprising considering her role with Blue Fire. She has a Bachelor of science in Nursing from Mary Hardin-Baylor and a Master of Science in Nursing from Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. She is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with 16 total years of experience in nursing and 12 years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner. Melissa also owns a small local aesthetics injectable practice, Grace Wellness and Aesthetics. Melissa’s experience working with people in the health care field has provided her with communication and interpersonal skills allowing her to build genuine rapport with Blue Fire clients.
Chief Financial Officer, Senior Project Manager
Jim ensures your back-yard dreams come to life! He is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the construction of all projects. Jim’s positive attitude and energy encourages our employees and subcontractors to keep the projects moving at a steady pace. He works closely with our clients to make certain they are completely satisfied.
Jim earned a BA in Finance from the University of Texas at Arlington. He has over 10 years of project management experience in roles such as home renovation and water tower construction. Jim resides in Fort Worth, TX and has been happily married to his wife Natalie since 2009. They have a daughter, Cali, and are surviving puppyhood with their new dog Penny.
Customer Satisfaction is Our Focus
Our first priority is your satisfaction. Blue Fire Pools offers the advantage of working one-on-one with company owners from the consultation to completion of your project.
Blue Fire Pools hires only experienced, reputable team members who place strong emphasis on project safety, quality, and value.
We intentionally incorporate the most advanced, dependable, and reputable equipment on the market with the industry’s longest warranties. As the old saying goes, you get what you pay for. While the short-term cost may be a little higher, the overall return on your investment pays off again and again. Whether it’s a state-of-the-art variable speed pump that uses half the electricity of typical pumps, a pool control panel combined with full automation to control every aspect in your backyard from a tablet/phone, or high-quality stainless-steel outdoor rated kitchen appliances that will outlast and outperform the competition, you can count on us to provide the best quality equipment at the most competitive prices.
We take pride in furnishing materials that will provide beauty and quality for years to come. Some examples are hand selected stone/countertop material, appearance grade western red cedar timber, and corrosion resistant steel fasteners.
It’s critically important for homeowners to hire insured contractors for their protection. With every contract, we provide the homeowner a $2 million general liability policy including individual clauses for property damage and completed operations, listing the owner specifically as additional insured. All team members are insured to further protect the project owner.
Many claim to provide a keen attention to detail. To truly do so, that starts with the design process. Our degreed staff takes the time to perform necessary engineering calculations on every aspect of the project including pool plumbing hydrodynamics, foundation design, timber/masonry framing, and structural connections to ensure your investment performs as good as it looks.
From start to finish, we were happy with Blue Fire! Jason and Jim were so responsive and proactive during the entire process. The design, features, and attention to detail are unmatched. They thought of things we never would have, and we felt very well taken care of. We would highly recommend them and will use them in the future if we ever move!- Lauren Bowman
We loved our experience with Blue Fire Pools! They built us a beautiful pool! They are great at communication and answering all your questions. They helped us throughout the process. We would definitely recommend.- Deana Patterson