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96 years later, Nejame still thrives as family business
Making decisions in a democratic manner has allowed the Nejame family to remain in business for 96 years and four generations.
The business, located on the same block of South Street since 1921, started as a grocery store founded by Thomas and Lillian Nejame. Thomas was born in Lebanon and came to the U.S. to avoid a war in his birth country.
Their son, Edward, helped in the grocery store before falling ill with a lung infection in his late ’30s. Unable to continue working in the store, Ed partnered with another family member and started a home improvement and swimming pool business.
Now run by Ed’s sons — Ed Jr., Thomas and Gregory — Nejame & Sons continues to thrive as a development, home improvement and swimming pool business. The three brothers took over the business in the 1980s; Ed Sr. remained working with his sons until he died in 2014.
The quarterly publication of the Northeast Spa & Pool Association
Nejame & Sons
By PSN Staff
91 South Street
Danbury, CT 06810
President/CEO – Ed Nejame
Total residential construction revenue: $4,050,000
Number of pool excavations: 65
Number of locations: 1
Number of staff:
Here at Nejame & Sons, we stand behind our name. We’re not interested in riding on other pool
companies shirt-tails. Our primary objective is to support every pool we build or sell, with hard
work and dedication, to the complete and total satisfaction of our customers. We really do turn
water into backyard fun!
A name you can trust! Four generations, over 95 years and the Nejame family is still here at the
Meet the Company’s MVP
Marielys Castillo, Water Lab Manager Customers adore Marielys due to her nurturing nature.
She has been with Nejame & Sons since she was a teenager and has grown personal relationships
with customers. She is always ready to help with any of their needs.