August 21, 2019; Wauconda, Illinois --It is with great sadness that the National Plasterers Council (NPC) announce the passing of Greg Garrett. The entire NPC family mourns the loss of this larger-than-life man who dedicated his career to the swimming pool industry, was a true industry unifier, and leaves behind a magnificent legacy.We extend our deepest sympathies to his family, friends, and colleagues.
Greg began his career in the pool industry in 1969 as a pool builder in Arizona. Through his career, Greg volunteered his time to countless pool associations and committees. In the 2000’s Greg led the charge in the development of the NPRIC. Most recently, he served as a board member of the NPC, and from 2015-2017 he managed the NPC’s technical offerings as its Director of Technical Services. Through research and testing, Greg was instrumental in the development of the National Plasterers Council’s Start-Up Certification program.
Greg tirelessly crisscrossed the country educating pool professionals about the proper start-up, care, and maintenance of cementitious interior pool and spa finishes. In recent years, Greg expanded his educational offering to include troubleshooting of plaster pool finishes. His contribution to the industry will go on through the teachings, educational products, and his students.
The NPC will continue to educate the industry about these important issues, but it won’t be the same without Greg. His unique style and personality pushed these issues to the forefront of the industry and it will be the honor of the NPC to carry on that legacy for the man we all called Mr. NPC.