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A family run outdoor store serving your family

In 1980 Cardinal started in a small warehouse in Mahomet, Illinois. In 1987 Cardinal moved to Old Farm shops, and in 1993 Cardinal relocated to its present location. We started out building some of the finest pools in the midwest. With the passing of Russ Law (Cardinal’s Founder), we are no longer pool builders. Our business focus is now outdoor furniture, pool service & chemicals. Today, while our outside pool crew is doing service work, Sharon Pauza, Mike Pauza, and the kids are at Cardinal making sure all of our store customers are getting what they need to have a great summer.

Over the last 35 years we have differentiated our family run company from the competition by trying to be the store we would want to shop at. We try to offer value by selling with volume. We try to know our stuff. And we strive to place high value on customers who are genuinely nice people, who appreciate how they’re treated, who are loyal, and who recommend us to friends. If our dream customer sounds like you, then you really need to come to Cardinal.


“When I bought my furniture Sharon sat down with me and helped figure out plans for my new deck, what furniture I needed, and most importantly they delivered it the very next day!” (Homeowner from Champaign)

“When I come to Cardinal Pool I know that I am leaving with the best knowledge possible to run my pool. The people in the store are very knowledgeable about pool chemistry.” (Homeowner from Mahomet)

“We moved into a house in Mahomet with a pool. We knew nothing about pools. So we went to the pool store located in our town and followed everything they said. We NEVER had a clear pool for months. Then a neighbor told me about Cardinal. I went in and they had us clear in a WEEK! The greatest thing about Cardinal was the people who worked there. They were knowledgeable about pools, about how to take care of them, and I walked out feeling like I knew something. I was treated like family there.” (Homeowner from Mahomet)

Contact Us

Call us at 217 352 7665.
Email us at “sharonpauza’at’aol’dot’com”.
Or drop by our retail store today.