The University of North Texas recently inducted Gene and Matt Gohlke into the Family Business Hall of Fame. The School's Department of Management established the Family Business Hall of Fame to honor and recognize small business entrepreneurs.
The university honored Gene Gohlke of Gene Gohlke Building Products and Denton Masonry Supply for his more than 60 years in business in Denton. Gene Gohlke is a graduate of UNT and built one of the first swimming pools in Denton in 1958, which launched Gohlke Pools.
Gene's son, Matt Gohlke, is president and owner of Gohlke Pools, a full-service pool company. In addition to building pools, Gohlke Pools provides pool service and repairs, renovations, hot tubs and has a retail store located on Dallas Drive in Denton.
Gohlke Pools is a past recipient of the Texas Family Small Business of the Year and is in the Aqua 100 Hall of Fame.
A third-generation of the Gohlke family has recently joined the business. Connor Gohlke had worked at Gohlke Pools during the summers until his recent graduation from the University of Oklahoma. After graduation, Connor joined the company working in the area of new pool design and construction.
FEATURED PHOTO: Gene Gohlke and his son Matt Gohlke were recently inducted in the University of North Texas Family Business Hall of Fame. Joining the celebration were, from left, Lou Taylor, chairman of the UNT Department of Management; Gene Gohlke; Judy Gohlke; Marilyn Wiley, dean of the UNT College of Business; Whitney Gohlke; and Matt Gohlke. Courtesy photo