New ownership brings previous employees on board with a shared vision for a prosperous future By Michelle L. Cramer Dominic Radocchia had a vision when he opened Connecticut-based Namco in 1962 — a vision that spanned more than four-decades. His family-run pool and spa retail business grew to more than
by Michael Shebek, Automatic Pool Covers Inc., Westfield, Indiana Most business owners in the pool and spa industry know, formally or informally, what their business goals are for every season. However, it is challenging to make sure every employee at their company can state those goals at a moments notice.
Industry innovators set the standard By Michelle L. Cramer Industry leaders are often industry innovators, too. Several pool companies are using cutting-edge strategies and business practices to expand their market reach, grow their business and save on overhead costs. Absorbing Electrical To make its off-season more profitable, Aqua Quip in
How much do you tell your customers about the pool building process? By Michelle L. Cramer “Plan, blow holes in the plan, revise the plan, and then execute and adapt to each situation as it presents itself.” That’s the pool building process for Scott Heusser, manager of Idaho Pool Remodeling
After decades of being nearly franchise-free, the pool service industry is seeing a surge in franchise companies By Megan Kendrick In the history of the pool industry, there have been few franchise businesses. Pinch A Penny, a swimming pool retail and service franchise, started in 1976; it was the lone