Tortorella Group Announces New Ownership Structure

The Tortorella Group, a Long Island luxury pool designer and award-winning builder, announced that it is expanding its ownership structure to strengthen its existing business and expand its offerings. Founded more than 40 years ago by entrepreneur and environmentalist, John Tortorella, The Tortorella Group has won national acclaim for luxury pool design, construction and its commitment to pool service excellence. Building on a strong foundation, The Tortorella Group announced that it will add to the leadership team with Jackie Kopcho stepping into the chief executive officer role and Kirk Newcombe assuming the title of chief operating officer. John Tortorella will continue to serve the business, working closely with Jackie to support builders, architects,and industry partners while serving in an advisory capacity to all other divisions.

"We are extremely excited to welcome Jackie and Kirk to the Tortorella Group. We have an incredible team who we consider family, and we’re confident that Jackie and Kirk’s operating experience will complement the group’s dedication to quality and service that our customers expect," says John Tortorella, founder of The Tortorella Group. "We’re excited to bring a new infusion of energy into our business and to build on the strong foundation of excellence that we’ve had for more than 40 years.”

The Tortorella Group includes four different, but integrated lines of business, including Tortorella Service and Maintenance, Autochem Corporation, and Tortorella Heating and Gas.

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Jackie Kopcho, The Tortorella Group’s CEO, joins the company with over two decades of entrepreneurial experience in building and scaling businesses. Kopcho has built a reputation for her operational management, go-to-market strategies,and overall strategic vision. As a leader, she believes that mission-driven cultures and great teams lead to happier customers and business partners.

"It’s a great honor to lead the Tortorella Group alongside the company’s incredible team," says Kopcho. "I look forward to collaborating with John and our external partners, building on the strong history and network as we continue to lead the industry in quality and innovation."

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Kirk Newcombe, The Tortorella Group’s COO, joins the company from a series of family-owned businesses, high-growth startups and a childhood in the family restaurant. Born in Canada and raised in a small town in Maine, Kirk brings a passion for service excellence and a devotion to lifelong learning to The Tortorella Group.

“Right from the start, I have been impressed with the people who make the Tortorella family of companies so special. I look forward to working alongside an incredible group of experienced and hardworking people who are proudly committed to building and servicing some of the most complex swimming pools in the country if not the world,” says Newcombe.

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