Who We Are

LaGasse Design Center was born from a much smaller company called LaGasse Services that was started by Steve LaGasse's Grandfather. LaGasse Services was a subcontracting business for other pool builders and in Jan 2013 Steve and Robin opened LaGasse Design Center with the idea of having one of the largest outdoor hardscape showrooms in Sarasota. We have continued to expand since we started out just in the paver business and have since expanded into outdoor kitchens, pergolas, firepits, portable sheds etc. Basically anything that encompasses your dream backyard LaGasse Design Center has you covered.

Company History

Steve's father, Francis LaGasse came to the west coast of Florida in the 50's with his 6 brothers. They were all entrepreneurs in the construction industry and that is when Pools by LaGasse was born and was one of of the first pool company's to be opened in Sarasota. This truly is a family business as most of our relatives have worked with us or for us at some point in time.

Our Philosophy

Our goal has always been "Give our customers The Best Service, The Best Product, and The Best Experience for The Best Price" We truly believe that we do not have customers we have relationships. This is proven by the number of repeat customers we serve.

What We Do

Here at LaGasse Design Center we take a personal approach to each project. We enjoy working one-on-one with our customers to design the perfect pool, outdoor kitchen, or portable storage shed.

If you are in the market for any of the services we specialize in, we would be honored if you would allow us to Give You a FREE Quote! There are never any obligations. We simply want to talk to you about your project and see if we can help you bring your dreams to reality.


Meet our team

Robin LaGasse
Robin is married to Steve LaGasse. She is 38 years old and the mother of three. Her one son is in the Army, another son in the Marine Corps, and her daughter is 14 years old. She has been in the pool industry for almost 10 years. She says, “It
Steve LaGasse
Steve has been in the pool industry for over 40 years. It’s a family tradition for him with multiple family members in the company. He knows every facet of building a swimming pool, from sales and digging the pool, all the way to plastering it and start up, and turning
Ryan Morrell
Project Manager
Herbert Roessiger
Pool Sales Manager
Herbert is one of our pool salesmen. He is fluent in several languages. He is also a thrill seeker. On his 75th birthday he went skydiving for the first time. He and his wife travel all over the world. He is an award winning pool designer, and takes pride in
Joe LaGasse
Pool Sales Manager
Joe until recently owned Pools by LaGasse. This was the business owned by Steve and Joe’s father Francis LaGasse. This business has won numerous awards for #1 Pool Company in Sarasota. Joe recently joined our company as a salesman. He offers over 50 years of knowledge in the pool industry.
Betsy Davidson
General Manager

Our Certifications

CPO Certification 34-337019

We are CPO Certified to clean and service both commercial and residential pools.

CPC Certification 1458866

We are CPC Certified to build and repair all commercial and residential pools.