Friday, December 28, 2012

ASP announces “2012 Best New Franchise Start”


ASP of Springfield, VA., was awarded the “Best New Franchise Start” award in Savannah, GA. at this year’s annual Owner’s Meeting

2012 America’s Swimming Pool Company has seen tremendous growth as a Franchise company, now serving over 200 cities in 12 states. In 2012 ASP launched over one dozen new franchise locations across the country. The “Best New Franchise Start” is an award that recognizes the top sales from a first year franchise location, highlighting the new owner’s hard-work and dedication to success.
James King, owner and operator of America’s Swimming Pool Company - Springfield, VA. was this year’s recipient. Mr. King is a retired Colonel in the United States Marine Corp. and was looking to start his second career by owning his own service company. With his military background, Mr. King brought forth a very strong work ethic and drive to be successful with his new venture. The support from his wife, son and daughter also played a very critical role in his early success. Mr. King was able to have his initial success in a very seasonal swimming pool market in Springfield, VA., which also demonstrates his dedication to his customers and their needs. Mr. King embraced the principal that ASP was founded on, by providing exceptional customer service no matter the circumstances. “We are very excited with how well ASP of Springfield performed this year and look forward to watching it grow in 2013 and beyond,” stated Mr. Stewart Vernon, Founder and CEO of America’s Swimming Pool Company.

Friday, December 21, 2012

ASP - America's Swimming Pool Company Leaps 231 spots to #228 on Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500 List


Nation’s largest pool and spa franchise sees a tremendous jump in their ranking, up 231 spots to #228 in Entrepreneur Magazine Franchise 500 list

Entrepreneur's 2013 Franchise 500

Macon, GA - ASP – America’s Swimming Pool Company was recently ranked #228 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 List for 2013.  Launched as a franchise in 2005, America’s Swimming Pool Company now has 110 territories operating in over 200 cities in 12 states.  ASP continues to be recognized as the nation’s leading pool and spa maintenance franchise.

“Seeing this much of an increase in our ranking from last year to this year's list, up by 231 spots, really demonstrates all the hard work that goes into our franchise system at the corporate level as well as all the hard work from our outstanding Franchise owners.  Due to the substantial growth our company has seen over the last six years, we are continuing to put in place personnel and business strategies to strengthen our support and to keep us at the top in our industry,” said Stewart Vernon, CEO and founder of ASP.  “We are truly honored to receive this ranking and recognition as a company and celebrate the success of everyone’s hard work.”

 Entrepreneur has conducted the Franchise 500 survey for 34 years.  To determine rankings, each company is evaluated on its financial strength and stability, growth rate, size of system, years in business and franchising percentage of units closing.

“Regardless of our expansion, we will always be dedicated to supporting our franchise owners and providing the best services in the industry to our customers" said Vernon

About America’s Swimming Pool Company
America’s Swimming Pool Company, the Nation’s most respected swimming pool maintenance and repair franchise, was established in 2001 by Stewart Vernon of Macon, Georgia. The company was built on the belief that providing the highest-quality pool maintenance with competitive pricing and a high level of dependability will attract customers. Since 2005, ASP has expanded into 110 territories in the Southeast, servicing over 200 cities and 12 states across the country. At this point, the company manages over 80 million gallons of water per week and renovates or remodels more than 250 pools each year. For information, please visit www.ASPpoolco.com
For more information about owning an ASP franchise in your home town visit us here.


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Getting Exercise During the Winter Months

Great ideas from Swim University on some exercises you can do in the water during the winter months.
Hot Tub Yoga Infographic
Hot Tub Yoga Infographic by Swim University
 
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