Keep customers happy as your business expands By Hannah Brashers Pool service professionals often acquire service routes, typically because another company has gone out of business, or the route owner has retired or moved. This can be an efficient way for an established company to expand, or for new pool
One panelist shares her experience doing both Heather Lintonco-owner Swim Carefree, LLCCarrollton, Texas ResidentialPool Cleaning, Repair and MaintenanceRenovations, Remodels and InspectionsEmployees: 9Accounts: 150 We purchased a route in 2010 or 2011. We were brand new into the business and we had one route, but my husband wanted to get out
Manning Pool ServiceHoustonManningPoolService.comPhotography by Derek Salyer David Manning, 29, Maintenance managerAna Manning, 29, COOJeffrey Manning, 31, Repair manager As of January 2020, the baton of ownership for Manning Pool Service in Houston, Texas, will be passed to the second generation: Brothers Jeffrey (Jr.) and David Manning and David’s wife, Ana.
Part 3 of 5: Caring for finishes depends on materialBy Andrew Lisa It’s not an exaggeration to say great pools demand a lot from their finishes. Pumps and plumbing have to work well but don’t have to look good. Aesthetic amenities have to look good — and not much else.
Texas pool business pushes past hiring fears to build booming companyBy Michelle L. CramerPhotography by Thao Nguyen Patriot Pool & Spa in Austin, Texas, services nearly 800 pools a week and has more than 35 employees — but owner Hal Denbar still remembers how hard it was to hire the