Who We Are

We opened our doors in March of 1984 as Fehl’s Agway. Over the years the market place has changed and so has the needs of our customers. We have narrowed our focus to meet those needs and allow us to bring the products available with the best service during and after the sale.    Today Fehl’s is a full service retailer teaming with many of the best names in the pool, patio, and hearth industry.

To Improve is to change, so to be perfect to have changed often. -Winston Churchill

 

Bob Fehl

Bob Fehl
Owner
I was born and raised in Canonsburg PA and attended Penn State University to study Ag Engineering. After working with Agway for a number of years I found an opportunity to open a retail store in Reading on April 11, 1984. I use my years of retail and business experience to guide and provide direction to my dedicated staff. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time working around the house, hiking, biking, skiing and traveling.


 

Kurt-FehlKurt Fehl
Owner/ Manager
I was Born in State College Pa and found myself returning to study Business Management at Penn State University. Over the years I’ve worked in all facets of the business which provided me with knowledge and skills to understand the dynamic business. I value the relationships I have built with all the customers over the last 19 years and I look forward to expanding my community involvement in the years to come. Outside of work, I enjoy variety of physical activities including water and snow skiing, mountain biking and hiking.


Ron-HixRon Hix
Sales Manager
I spent the majority of my life residing in Berks County, currently living in Blandon with my wife and three Labrador Retrievers, Lexi, Ice, and Piper. I returned to Fehls’ this May after a fifteen year absence. I enjoy reconnecting with my previous customers as well as developing relationships with new customers. I find it satisfying assisting in solving issues and problems of the people that walk into our store. My goal is to provide quick, professional, and informative service. Away from work , I am very active as a dog trainer as well as watching hockey and football.
rhix@fehls.com


 

Larry-BurtLarry Burt
Sales Manager
I grew up here in Berks County, graduated from Wilson and attended Penn State. My 20 years in the outdoor services industry give me the advantage when meeting our customer’s needs. My wife and I live in western Berks with our 2 daughters and son. When not at work we enjoy their sports, and other community activities.
lburt@fehls.com



Michael Shade
Sales Manager
I was born and raised in the Hamburg area and graduated from Hamburg Area High School.  I have been working in the customer service field for over 20 years.  Outside of work, I enjoy the outdoors, camping, campfires, swimming and spending time with my son, family and friends.  I am an animal lover and have 4 boxers which keep me very busy.
mshade@fehls.com



Andrew Timochencko
Andrew-Timochenko
Installer/Technician
I was born Durham, PA and currently live in Fleetwood with my wife and daughter.  I have been in the hearth industry installing, serving and distributing appliances for over 20 years and have been gaining industry knowledge on pools and hot tubs.   In my spare time I enjoy needle point, cooking, cleaning and long walks on the beach!
atimochencko@fehls.com


Diane-Bausher
Diane Bausher

Customer Service
I was born in Center Township to a family of 11 children. Living on a farm, when I was a child, taught me to work hard. I have applied those work ethics every day in my over 45 years of retail experience. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, doing crafts, gardening and traveling.


Linda Benner
Linda Benner

Office Manager
I was born in Reading PA and raised in Laureldale. I am a graduate of Muhlenburg High School. I have 23 years at Fehl’s starting as a bookkeeper then promoted to office manager. In my spare time I enjoy working in the yard and garden, as well as attending baseball games at First Energy Stadium with my husband Rich.
lbenner@fehls.com


Tom Barton
Tom Barton

Sales
Born in England & grew up in Bermuda. I returned to England to attend college then returned to Bermuda and joined the police force. 8 1/2 years later, now married, I came to the USA. Working on the road in sales kept me occupied. The experience I gained working at Namco gave me the tools to excel as an assistant manager at Fehl’s and I look forward to many years to come. Outside of work, I greatly enjoy spending time with my grandsons.



John Walsh
Sales

jwalsh@fehls.com

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