Premier Pools & Spas Continues National Expansion, Opening 41st Location in Florida

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Builders from the South and East Coast join fastest growing swimming pool company

With Premier’s sophisticated internet marketing, their buying power and the supportive company culture, I am confident that we are now equipped with the tools that we need to not only compete, but dominate our markets.

Premier Pools, one of the nation’s largest pool companies, is experiencing accelerated growth, adding fourteen new licensee locations in seven months. With a concentration of locations in the West Coast, Southwest, and Texas, Paul Porter, CEO of Premier Pools Management Corp., began traveling to the East Coast earlier this year to meet with local builders looking to expand their business by partnering with an industry leader. After careful consideration, Porter chose Bob Whitaker of Pools by Artesian in Doylestown, Pennsylvania and Kent Phillips of Peachtree Pools in North Augusta, South Carolina.

Traveling to Florida, Porter added two more licensees, Bob Mueller of Aqua Designs and Décor and Keith Payne of Keith Payne Pools, a forty year old family owned company in Daytona Beach. Payne, a well known and respected residential and commercial builder with over 40 years in the pool business, is already in the process of opening another location in St. Augustine, as Premier Pools. “I have enjoyed a successful career for many years but knew that I had to make some changes to secure a future for my children, who work in our family business”, said Payne. “With Premier’s sophisticated internet marketing, their buying power and the supportive company culture, I am confident that we are now equipped with the tools that we need to not only compete, but dominate our markets.”

Texas has proven to be one of the most successful areas of growth for Premier Pools. Bill Unger, owner of the Houston location and Premier’s first non-corporate licensee, has recently opened a location in San Antonio and Spring, Texas. With over $5 million in sales his first year, Unger is confident that he will have the same success in his new locations. “Premier had a proven business model and we just follow it. It’s more than building great pools and providing excellent customer service. It is how to strategically grow a business, how to recruit the right people, and most importantly, it’s the Premier story.”

Other expansion areas include the Midwest with two locations in Missouri and one in Chicago.

For more information on how to become a Premier Pools’ licensee, please visit http://www.ppas.com or call Lynn Panasci, VP of Marketing and Business Development, at (209) 480-1050.

About Premier Pools

Since 1988, Premier Pools has built over 25,000 custom pools and knows what it takes to achieve high-quality results within the customer’s budget. Premier Pools is committed to providing its customers with pools that are both unique and beautiful, and a joy for the whole family. Premier Pools has won numerous awards including several APSP International Awards of Excellence for Design and the prestigious National Pool Builder of the Year.

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