CMP Acquires Bobé Water & Fire of Phoenix, Arizona, Adding New Elements to a Growing Portfolio

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CMP completes fourth acquisition gaining a visionary partner in Bobé Water & Fire. The combined efforts completes the CMP offering of aesthetic outdoor features, as well as adding new manufacturing technology and talent.

"Bobé represents an exciting opportunity for CMP. They have a great product line, but equally important they have great ideas for future products. We can help by providing resources to get those ideas developed and delivered to market," said Bill Drury, CMP President & CEO.

Custom Molded Products LLC ("CMP") recently announced their latest acquisition of Bobé Water & Fire LLC, manufacturer of outdoor decorative fire features, scuppers, water/fire pots, spillways and other unique metal fabricated products. CMP is a leading supplier of white goods, advanced sanitizers, pool waterfalls and innovative LED products and now adds the new elements of fire and metal to its product mix with this latest transaction.

This is the fourth acquisition for CMP and reflects the company’s commitment to expand its premium line of pool design features as an important part of its growth strategy. Bobé brings new artisan-level metal fabrication capabilities to CMP, as well as unique technical knowledge about the application of fire and water features in swimming pool and backyard design.

Bill Drury, CEO and President of CMP, said his company recognizes the Bobé team as the experts in fire technology for the outdoor recreation industry: “Bobé represents an exciting opportunity for us. They know more about the science and engineering associated with fire and water features than anyone else in our industry. They have a great product line, but equally important they have great ideas for future products. We can help by providing resources to get these ideas developed and delivered to market quickly and consistently.”

Product innovations from Bobé include Torrent®, the newest addition from the Perfect Flame® line. Torrent® burners are made of stainless steel with machined brass nozzles and an engineered flame pattern to produce taller, thicker flames. It is compatible with both manual and automatic ignition systems.

Bobé was founded in 2008 by the the brother and sister team of Kris Kesler and Julie Crone. They began with the commitment to evolve, develop and “re-think” their product offering while exceeding customer expectations. Kris and Julie will remain with the company and the Bobé team will continue operating out of the Phoenix location. “We are excited to join the CMP family and contribute to their growth and product diversification strategy,” say the pair.

Bobé innovation and products will benefit from the award-winning customer service and extensive supply chain capabilities of CMP. Customers of both organizations will benefit from a diverse selection of current products and enhanced new product development. The Bobé acquisition completes the CMP offering of aesthetic outdoor features, joining CMP water features, LED water features and LED lighting.

About CMP
CMP is a leading global supplier of pool, spa and bath products. CMP offers salt chlorinators, AOP, UV, Ozone systems, water features, LED lighting and controls, white goods, VGB drains, valves and replacement parts. CMP was founded with the premise, “Take care of our customers and they will take care of us.”

CMP brands include: DEL™, Powerclean™, Natural Wonders®, Brilliant Wonders®, Smart Sync®, Pool Defender®, Hydroseal™, Air X®, SQR™, AquaEffects®, Caresse®, AquaElements®, Flowskim™ and Spectrum™.

CMP designs, manufactures and distributes product from multiple locations including: Georgia, California, The Netherlands and Australia. CMP Products are carried by distributors and OEMs in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Australia and the Middle East. For additional information, please visit

About Bobé
Bobé Water & Fire LLC of Phoenix, Arizona, is a producer of metal water features, water/fire pots, spillways and other unique fire elements. The company is renowned in the residential and commercial landscape industry for its experience in sheet metal design, fabrication and engineering, and trusted by top architects and designers to enhance indoor and outdoor design. For more information, visit

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