Mike is a Journeyman Electrician and has a degree in Computer Engineering. He has been working on pools since 1976. He started by helping a friend who was in the pool business. In 1979 he started Healing Water Company with his wife Patricia. They sold and installed custom hot tubs and spas. In 1980 they brought the first portable spas to Memphis. The company changed its name to Mike Matthews Pool & Spa Service Co. in 1988 and shifted the emphasis to servicing and repairing pools and spas. He was the second person in Memphis to achieve Certified status from the National Spa and Pool Institute. He learned to provide outstanding customer service from his grandfather and father who owned Raleigh Drug Store.