Our Team

Thomas Tavenner


Gabe Givan

Store Manager

Stephen Gibbs

Pool Design/Sales

Kyle Stewart


Selling Only The Best Pools, Spas & Hot Tubs in Cotati, CA

Sonoma Backyard got its start in 1972 when the Tavenners opened a pool construction company and showroom in Sonoma County. Growing up in the business, Thomas Tavenner saw how much joy the backyard transformations his parents did brought to members of the community, and knew he wanted to do the same. Branching into hot tubs and opening up a new location, Thomas finally had enough room to create a complete backyard store—he’s spent over 40 years designing and building stunning backyards throughout Northern California, becoming a premier retailer of pool and spas in Cotati, CA, and surrounding areas.


A Part of the Community

At Sonoma Backyard, we pride ourselves on being a part of the local community, with roots deeply seeded in Sonoma County for more than 40 years. At our establishment, you can expect to receive nothing but the friendly, personal service you’d expect to find in a small-town business. We genuinely care about our customers and the community and want to be sure that shines through in every customer interaction we have.


Long-Time Employees

Not only is our business deeply rooted in the community, but so are our employees, most of whom have been with us for at least 10 years, if not longer. For our employees, the services offered are a labor of love, not just some job they go to each day, which means our customers can anticipate a fun and positive experience working with us. We’re not just in it for the sales—we’ll be there every step of the way to make sure you end up with a finished product you’ll love.


Come Check Us Out

Are you considering a pool or hot tub in Cotati, CA? Check out our products and contact us today to learn more about what we can do to make your backyard dreams come true.


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