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Meet the Chesapeake Team

Our trained staff in Chesapeake, VA, are experienced professionals who will give 100% to ensure you love your pool.

About Us-River Pools of Chesapeake

The Entrepreneurial Spirit in Two Friends

Brent Cole and Troy Taylor are firefighters and friends who began servicing swimming pools together over a decade ago. Their experience servicing pools made them realize just how many pool problems can be prevented with proper manufacturing and installation. Because of what they saw, they decided to take matters into their own hands and do the installations themselves. Together, they made the decision to specialize in fiberglass swimming pool installation. 


After a few years of researching manufacturers with no luck, Brent and Troy were happy to find River Pools and immediately saw that they had a superior product quality. Learning that River Pools was located in Virginia sealed the deal, and they are now the only company in their area to offer River Pools fiberglass pools. Troy and Brent believe that their customers deserve the best and are happy to bring the amazing quality and exclusive designs of River Pools to them. 


Their mission is for all of Hampton Roads to Catch the Wave with River Pools of Chesapeake!  


A little background on Brent and Troy… 


Troy is an entrepreneur at heart. At age 12, he started delivering the Ledger Star newspaper and went straight to work at the Norfolk Ford Plant, where he worked for ten years upon graduating from high school. He also started a small travel agency before joining Norfolk Fire Rescue. He has served Norfolk Fire Rescue for the last 14 years.


With the help of a few firefighter friends, Troy started Island Pool Services nine years ago and discovered just how much he loves running a customer service driven business. Island Pool Services provides weekly service, opening and closing service, pool safety covers as well as Guardian Safety Fence Installation.


Troy and his team enjoyed the work so much that they started thinking of things to do during the winter season, and that’s when their Christmas business was born. Brent and Troy started Coastal Virginia Christmas Decor to provide the Hampton Roads area with a premier Holiday Lighting Company. They give their customers the white-glove service they deserve, which includes designing, installing, servicing, taking down, and storing all decorations. In their true entrepreneurial spirit, they also began a Coastal Virginia Lighting for landscape lighting where they can apply their expertise as outdoor lighting specialists.  


Troy grew up in Pembroke Meadows in Virginia Beach and has lived in different parts of Virginia with his wife, Carol. They love the small-town feel of Chesapeake and have made it their home for the last ten years with their children Josie, Kellam, and Layna. 


Like Troy, Brent has always had an entrepreneurial spirit and did anything he could to earn money from an early age. This started with raking, bagging, and selling pine straw on busy street corners and eventually included selling rescued fishing bobbers, mowing yards, washing cars, and many other projects over his younger years. 


Brent firmly believes in listening to his customers and taking what they want into consideration as a first priority. His goal is to provide an impressive outcome, no matter what the client’s budget may be. 


He is happiest when helping people and has built a reputation for providing superior quality services over the years. In addition to his business ventures, Brent follows in his family’s footsteps and is a 3rd generation Norfolk firefighter, now serving as a Lieutenant. 


Brent grew up in the Kempsville area of Virginia Beach and has called it home for the last thirty years. He has three boys, Hudson, Sawyer and Ellis, with his wife, Rachel. They also have a yellow lab/husky mix named Chief. 



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