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Nov 7, 2019 12:42 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Long Island Pool & Spa Association Names J. Tortorella As 2019 Member Of The Year

Nov 9, 2019 10:37 AM

The Long Island Pool & Spa Association has named “JT” Tortorella as its 2019 member of the year. He will be honored at the association’s annual Design Awards & Gala to be held on December 13 at Lombardi’s on the Bay in Patchogue.

A native of Italy, and raised in the Patchogue area, Mr. Tortorella moved to Southampton in 1981 and opened J. Tortorella Swimming Pools Inc., specializing in gunite pool construction. In the ensuing years, the Tortorella Group has expanded in scope to servicing all water features, pool and home heating installation and repairs, and propane and bulk chemical delivery.

He has served as president and board member of the L.I. Chapter of the National Spa and Pool Institute (now the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance), is a founding member of the Southampton Business Alliance and continues to be active, along with members of his team, in several professional organizations.

Mr. Tortorella is also a founding member of Elliptic Works, LLC. Elliptic Works uses its patent pending technology on Visible Light Communications under water.

His supports charitable, athletic and other organizations such as Independent Group Home Living Program (IGHL), the American Heart Association; Camp Paquatuck, Goodfellows, Chabad Jewish Center, area chambers of commerce, police benevolent associations and high school sports.

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