Pool News March 25, 2016 No Comments

Expanding into Gulfport-Biloxi Market

mississippi-pool-buildersPremier Pools and Spas, the largest and fastest growing swimming pool company in the country, has announced the addition of a Mississippi franchisee to their growing company. Paul Porter, franchisor and CEO of Premier Franchise Management, the franchisor for Premier Pools & Spas chose Jimmy Holston of Gulfport, Mississippi to become the first Mississippi franchisee in Premier Pools & Spa’s 28 year history. Porter chose Holston to operate in the Gulfport, Biloxi area of Mississippi. This announcement coming shortly after Porter recently announced their expansion into Southern Florida.

Expanding into Gulfport / Biloxi Market

Holston Pool Builders is a well-known and established builder in the Gulfport, Biloxi area and has more than 25 years of pool and construction expertise. Holston’s love of pool building stemmed from a gift. His parents had purchased him a fiberglass pool as his high school graduation present, and he went to work for that very company. By 1998 Holston had started his own pool building company. With numerous franchisee applications coming across Paul Porter’s desk every month, Holston’s application stood out. “I have a deeply rooted sense of responsibility that stems from a desire to protect the industry that has made my dreams come true. Jimmy Holston’s goals, ambition and heart are in line with Premier Pools & Spas’ mission. We are ecstatic to have him come on board,” Porter stated.

A Rigorous Selection Process

The selection process for new franchisees consists of a comprehensive background check and several inquiries to local vendors and distributors, as well as previous customer and personal references. “After almost 20 years of pool building we needed a change in direction to achieve our next level of growth. We felt led to Premier due to their national success but also the overwhelming sense of family. We feel that Premier will take us to the next level of pool building excellence,” Holston said. For more information on how to become a Premier Pools and Spas’ franchisee, please visit our website or call Brian Porter, Vice President of Premier Pools & Spas, at (916) 220-2194.

Pool News March 16, 2016 No Comments

Expansion Into Southern Florida

Here We Grow Again!

Miami Pool BuildersPremier Pools and Spas, the largest and fastest growing swimming pool company in the country, is thrilled to announce that they have added yet another Florida franchisee to their growing company. In a continued effort to expand into the Florida market, Premier Franchise Management, the franchisor of Premier Pools & Spas, has hand-chosen two powerhouse pool builders: Bill Steed and Ron Sills.

Expanding Into Miami / Dade County & Greater West Palm Beach

Premier Pools & Spas has a stronghold on the Florida pool building market with thriving businesses in Tampa and Daytona, Paul Porter, franchisor and CEO of Premier Franchise Management, recently opened up the rest of the Florida territories. With a number of builders interested, Porter chose Bill Steed and Ron Sills to operate in the Miami, Dade County, St. Augustine and West Palm Beach regions.

Sills and Steed are well-known in the pool industry as they were top producers at a combined eight million in sales last year in their previous organization, a competing franchisor. With 15 years of industry experience, a genuine need to operate with integrity and an exceptional track record Porter knew they were the right fit for Premier Pools & Spas. “Every franchisee we bring on must share the same core values and work ethic, Ron and Bill mirror our standards and have an unwavering commitment to excellence.” Porter stated. Sills and Steed stated, “We are very excited to be joining the Premier Pools family. After 15 years with a Nationwide company, we both felt something was missing. Premier’s reputation, unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction and a family environment is what attracted us to join them.”

The selection process for new franchisees consists of a comprehensive background check and several inquiries to local vendors and distributors, as well as previous customer and personal references. For more information on how to become a Premier Pools and Spas franchisee, please visit https://swimmingpoolquote.com/why-choose-us/become-a-franchisee/ or call Brian Porter, Vice President of Premier Pools & Spas, at (916) 220-2194.

About Premier Pools and Spas

Since 1988, Premier Pools and Spas has built over 50,000 custom pools and knows what it takes to achieve high-quality results within the customer’s budget. Premier Pools and Spas has won numerous local and national awards including several APSP International Awards of Excellence for Design, 2006 National Pool Builder of the Year and 2012 US #1 Ranked National Pool Builder by Pool & Spa News.

Pool News November 3, 2015 No Comments

Premier Franchise Management Announces Franchise Expansion in Southern California

The nation’s largest pool builder, Premier Pools and Spas, welcomes new franchisee in Orange County, filling the last open franchise territory in Southern California.

August 27, 2015 – Granite Bay, CA.

Reed Hartzog - Franchise Owner of Orange CountyPremier Franchise Management (PFM), franchisor of Premier Pools and Spas, announces the opening of a new franchise location in Orange County, CA. With franchises in San Diego, Temecula, Palm Springs, Santa Clarita and Temecula, the Orange County location completes the coverage of Premier Pools & Spas franchise territories in Southern California.

Paul Porter, CEO of PFM, has long recognized that the Orange County territory had one of the best pool building markets in the country. “We have done extensive research on this area and determined that although the demographics for our business were great, no pool builder has been able to dominate the market,” said Porter. “We saw this as an excellent opportunity for expansion, especially with the successes of our franchisees in the surrounding territories, but were waiting for the right person to maximize this opportunity.”

Reed Hartzog was just that person. Having run a successful pool service company in Orange County, he then went to Houston, TX and opened Reed’s Pool Service. After growing this business for several years and learning pool construction, Hartzog expanded his offerings to new pool construction and pool remodeling. When approached by a friend to assist in restructuring his pool building company, Waterscapes Custom Pools, Inc. in Orange County, Hartzog jumped at the chance.

“My wife and I have always wanted to move back to California and this was a great opportunity to immerse myself in the more intricate aspects of pool building” said Hartzog. “Most pool builders in the OC focus on getting the high-end pool projects. I recognized that there were very few pool builders servicing customers in the $30,000 – $75,000 pool price range. Premier Franchise Management makes it a possible for me to reach those customers because of their massive buying power and their ability to negotiate lower materials costs.”

Hartzog added, “When I was building pools in Houston, there were so many times that I got to see what elite pool builders Premier Pools & Spas were. From competing against them on bids to hearing from their customers after the projects were completed, the customers always had great things to say about them. I knew that I wanted to be part of this team.”

Porter also stated that he is continually looking for new franchisees for open territories across the country and internationally. “We receive many requests from people who have seen our growth and want to become a Premier Pools & Spas’ franchisee but there is comprehensive selection process to find the right fit for our team,” said Porter. “I owe it to the existing franchisees to protect and grow our brand”.

About Premier Franchise Management

Premier Franchise Management currently has Premier Pools & Spas’ locations in 21 states as well as locations in India and Mexico. The company’s growth has been averaging 35%-40% year after year, with Porter projecting worldwide sales to exceed $150,000,000 in 2015. Franchise expansion is scheduled for this fall and winter. For information about becoming a franchisee, please go to http://franchise.ppas.com or call Lynn Panasci at 209.480.1050.