America's Swimming Pool Company was recently featured in an article in the Duluth Patch titled, "Changing Careers Leads to New Success." The article features ASP Franchisee Dan Meehan who discusses how he made a career change very late in his professional life in an attempt to stay ahead of the declining economy. He invested in ASP and now has locations in Duluth, Norcross and Cumming. He has 51 clients and is looking to expand to more locations. Click here to read the full article.
Changing Careers Leads to New Success
By: Jeff Corbin
Ten years ago, Dan Meehan was among the countless number of Americans riding an economic roller coaster.
Stock market instability and high unemployment created great uncertainty. Jobs were drying up as many found themselves newly out of work.
Meehan had spent more than 30 years with technology companies large and small, mostly in sales positions. He then worked for years as a recruiter finding sales professionals for Altana tech firms.
"It took two to three years before the market came back to even be able to really make any living at all," Meehan said of the 2001 situation.
Fast forward to 2008, and Meehan was again witnessing an all-too-familiar scene. A stock market crash and joblessness were once again the dominant economic realities nationwide.