Entrepreneur magazine Franchise 500 ranked “Top Franchise for Veterans” swimming pool service company helps military veterans realize their dream of business ownership.
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ASP – America’s Swimming Pool Company is excited to announce its inclusion to the 2017 Top Franchises for Veterans Ranking by Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500. ASP is ranked number 60 of the top 150 franchises offering incentives and other programs to help veterans become franchisees.
“We are honored to be recognized on such a respected level,” said Stewart C. Vernon, Founder and CEO of ASP. “We are also proud to offer one qualified military veteran the support they need to start their own business through our 2017 ASP Veteran Program.”
The ASP Veteran Program is a nationwide program specifically geared to award an America’s Swimming Pool Company franchise to one qualified military veteran each year. Since 2015, ASP has accepted a new batch of applications each year for the annual ASP Veteran Program. Any U.S. military veteran is qualified to enter the nationwide competition, which includes written essays and one-on-one interviews at the Macon, Georgia headquarters. Each year, ASP waives the franchise fee for the veteran who is selected as the winner – an average value of more than $65,000 (actual value varies by market). Visit ASPfranchising.com/Veterans to learn more about the program and fill out the entry form. Deadline Extended – applications for the 2017 ASP franchise giveaway will be accepted until November 30th.
“We are constantly looking for those individuals who have served our country and are now searching for a business opportunity to take them to the next level,” said Jef E. Flournoy, VP of Franchise Sales & Development at ASP.
The team at ASP chooses to honor veterans because they represent some of the nation’s most hard-working, unselfish, and committed individuals. Entrepreneurship is ideal for veterans, and an ASP Franchise makes sure they aren’t working on this venture on their own–instead, an ASP franchise provides its franchise owners with the tools and support necessary for a successful swimming pool business in their chosen territory.
Entrepreneur Magazine invited Franchise 500 ranked companies, that offer a veteran incentive, to participate in a survey designed to help them learn more about each company’s veteran program. From there, they developed a ranking of the top 150 franchises for veterans, taking into account each company’s veteran incentive, how veteran franchisees are attracted to and supported by the company, and how each company scored in the 2017 Franchise 500.
As the leading pool cleaning franchise, you can rest assured you won’t regret joining us as a franchisee. After the incredible sacrifices, you as a veteran have made for this nation, it is our turn to give you something back–you can be an independent business owner while jumping into a franchise at the height of its success. There’s no reason to hesitate to join us – the team at ASP is dedicated to helping veterans realize their dream of business ownership and reach success!
Watch the story of Bill Schlemmer, Navy veteran & owner of ASP Coastal Virginia, as he helps other veterans realize why they should consider franchise ownership.
America’s Swimming Pool Company is continuing to flourish and prosper across the country, and we want to take you along for the ride. If you are a veteran who is interested in becoming a part of something that will be your next passion while giving you the opportunity to be your own boss and feel a sense of control over your business, look no further than ASP.
Interested in joining ASP? Call (478) 845-7127 to speak to a member of our team today.
Our team at ASP – America’s Swimming Pool Company is included in Entrepreneur’s 38th Annual List of Best Franchises for Any Budget. This list is used to divulge the impact of the newest trends in business, as well as highlight the industries which are facing undeniable growth. This list has been compiled after a number of strict vetting processes, and ASP has been selected for the Less than $100,000 category of startup-cost categories.
This ranking proves that an ASP franchise is cost-efficient and it is also one of the most effective ways to expand your own personal wealth. Our franchisees have the freedom to control their own path along the way to success, which is only a part of what makes us such a desirable market to enter–with such simple entry possibilities, there’s no reason to wait another moment longer.
Our franchisees often start small and grow big, all while keeping costs low by offering a work-at-home option. This eventually leads to hiring your own employees and using a commercial space for your growing business. ASP’s ranking on Entrepreneur Magazine’s list of Best Franchises for Any Budget is one we are incredibly proud of, and we look forward to continuing to make an impact on the franchising industry.
At ASP, we feel remaining as cost-effective as possible is the most valuable way to help our franchisees transition into strong entrepreneurs. If you have always wanted to own your own business, or even be a part of something greater than yourself, joining our swimming pool franchise is the ultimate path to take. We offer low barriers to entry, which means there is nothing to lose when you decide to join our nationwide team at ASP.
Contact us at your earliest convenience. Call us at (478) 845-7127.
ASP – America’s Swimming Pool Company, the nation’s leading pool service franchise is currently accepting applications for its 3rd annual ASP Veteran Program. One qualified veteran will have the franchise fee waived for a pool company franchise with ASP. The winner of this program will be announced on Veterans Day!
America’s Swimming Pool Company, headquartered in Macon, Georgia, is proud to honor and reward deserving veterans. According to Stewart Vernon, the Founder & CEO of America’s Swimming Pool Company, ASP’s franchise development team targets veteran franchise candidates because they possess unique skill sets that make them a perfect fit as ASP franchise owners.
Army veteran Brad Baglio is the 17th veteran to join the ASP family. Hailing from Bell County, Texas, he was the winner of the 2016 ASP Veteran Program. He opened his ASP franchise location nearly five months ago.
“It is an honor to be a part of a franchise family that supports military veterans,” Baglio said. “Being selected as the veteran program winner was a dream come true! This opportunity is opening doors for me to build a business that I am passionate about.”
ASP is attractive to veterans because it’s a workable business model, which is similar to their military experience regarding the outline of expectations and application. This franchise business provides a proven, strategic plan to follow, and it’s geared solely for the success of the franchisee.
In addition to the annual Veteran Program, ASP offers 15% off the franchise fee to any qualified US military veteran who opens an ASP franchise.
For all veterans interested in participating in the ASP Veteran Program, please visit ASPfranchising.com/veterans to learn more about the program and fill out the entry form.
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24-year Navy veteran and ASP franchise owner, Miguel Macias, is pictured in this publication by Franchising USA. Miguel became the first ASP business owner to have his full franchise fee waived by the ASP Veteran Program.
ASP Franchising is the corporate headquarters for America’s Swimming Pool Company, the nation’s largest swimming pool service franchise. The team at ASP franchising noticed many veterans were curious about business ownership and started showing interest in their swimming pool franchise. In 2015, the franchising team set out to form a veteran program franchise giveaway as a way to honor our nation’s heroes. Each year ASP will award one franchise to a qualified military veteran on Veterans Day. In addition to this exclusive giveaway, all qualified veterans who purchase a franchise receive a 15% discount on the initial franchise fee.
Many military veterans possess the skills needed to be great franchises such as commitment, trustworthiness, and unmatched determination to succeed. ASP wants to aid in unlocking that potential and help countless veterans realize their dream of business ownership.
On the franchisee side, ASP boasts a comprehensive training program and a strong support system.
For 11 days from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m, franchisees attend ASP’s Pool School on its campus in Macon, which features 14 working pools that have every kind of pool equipment conceivable.
At Pool School, in addition to the hands-on maintenance training, franchisees receive instruction in every aspect of running a business from marketing to billing to running QuickBooks.
Along with a local marketing team, the company has a national PR firm that supports franchisees, plus staff at headquarters who handle technical questions from franchisees throughout the day.
Read the full Franchising USA article here or explore our veterans page to learn more about the ASP Veteran Program and the benefits to becoming small business franchise owner in the swimming pool industry.
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Many ASP franchisees have little or no experience in pool cleaning before getting their start, so Pool School is a two-week comprehensive training course every franchise owner completes before launching their business. This system gives these new owners the confidence they need to be successful in their business from day one.
“Prospective franchise owners choose our brand because they want to be a leader in the pool industry and they know the support they receive from ASP can help them reach their goals,” said Stewart Vernon, Founder and CEO of ASP. “Our mission is to revolutionize the swimming pool industry through technology, higher standards, knowledge, and a better experience to provide peace of mind to swimming pool owners one market at a time.”
The ASP difference is built upon education, communication, and professionalism. Education through new owner training, roundtable meetings, tech support, and annual events. Communication through new owner visits and weekly calls, monthly updates, webinars, Facebook forums, and surveys. Professionalism through our brand, holding high standards, and the mission we strive to accomplish every day. Each location has ASP branded wrapped trucks and outfitting to make them look as professional as they feel!
This July, ASP welcomed three new locations, two new owners, and two new managers to the team. The new locations include John Lassiter from Lowcountry South Carolina; Kevin and Audrey Seaton from Chisholm Trail Texas; along with Amy and Randy Bennett from Northwest Houston Texas. These new franchise business owners have jumped into business ownership with confidence because they know they have the backing of a national brand and a support team who helps guide them every step of the way.
“We are constantly looking for motivated people with a desire to succeed in our industry,” said Jef Flournoy, VP of Franchise Sales and Development for ASP. “From the first step of the buying process to the initial meet-and-greet, and spending time with you at Pool School, we want to know more about you and your goals because our success comes from your success. When you purchase an ASP franchise, you join the ASP family.”
Discover why an ASP – America’s Swimming Pool Company franchise has grown to become the number one pool cleaning company in America.
No other pool service franchise outperforms ASP in customer satisfaction, growth, or national recognition. Our swimming pool franchise owners are backed by this national credibility from day one.
In addition to our extensive new owner training, support, and national recognition, we also have something else that no one in the pool industry can offer. ASP provides PoolOps, a web-based digital platform created for the pool professionals, by the pool professionals. This digital platform allows owners to distribute customers with reports of their clean pool, electronically. This innovative platform has helped our franchise owners stay connected and communicate with their customers, enjoy paperless reporting options with the ability to export data, provide route optimization for techs, set up payment methods, and so much more!
Ready to make a splash in this profitable business opportunity?
Contact us at 478.845.7127 to discover more ways an ASP franchise can provide a better lifestyle for you and your family. Businesses for sale in many locations throughout the United States.
America’s Swimming Pool Company (ASP) is the nation’s most respected swimming pool cleaning, maintenance, and repair franchise. It was established in 2002, by Stewart Vernon of Macon, Georgia. The company is based on the belief that by providing a higher quality pool service at a reasonable price, the brand would raise the industry standards for pool service. Over the past 15 years, ASP has grown to serve over 254 territories in 20 states. The expansion continues to rise – ASP was just honored its 6th year as one of the fastest-growing companies in America by Inc. Magazine.
“Texas is the perfect location to build your business in the swimming pool industry,” says Jef Flournoy, VP of Franchise Sales and Development for America’s Swimming Pool Company. “Currently, there are 14 ASP locations in Texas and plenty of room for continued growth.”
In July, ASP welcomed Amy and Randy Bennett to the ASP Franchising headquarters for an extensive two weeks of Pool School training. The Bennett’s purchased an ASP location in Northwest Houston and is looking forward to their growth as new business owners. Surrounding the Houston area are ASP locations in Corpus Cristi, Galveston County, and Pasadena, which makes for an excellent support system. With ASP’s premium service, trusted name, and little-to-no competition, the Houston area is poised to dominate the pool service industry even further.
“At America’s Swimming Pool Company, we look to our franchisees for the success and growth of the ASP brand,” said Stewart Vernon, Founder and CEO of America’s Swimming Pool Company. “This is exactly why we offer our franchisees with the best training in the industry. They can learn everything they need to know without having to leave the most comprehensive swimming pool service training facility in the world.”
When you purchase an ASP franchise, you will receive all the necessary tools, resources and training to help your franchise grow. The support of ASP is unlike any other you receive in the industry. Deciding to join the ASP family is simply the best.
Not only has ASP been recognized as one of the top franchise opportunities in both affordability and home-based business options, but they have also been recognized as one of the top franchises for veterans. ASP’s success is also found by its inclusion in the rankings of Entrepreneur Magazine’s prestigious Top 500 Franchise List for seven years running.
ASP is particularly interested in the Houston area, but franchise opportunities are available in many locations throughout the country. You can find your perfect territory by visiting ASPfranchising.com/available-territories.
America’s Swimming Pool Company was recently ranked as one of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Inc. Magazine. This incredible honor is only delegated to businesses that push the limits of success, exercise the body and mind, and make customer satisfaction the ultimate priority. Hard-work is the root of ASP’s mission, and we feel it is necessary to reach greatness through the application of diligence.
As 6-time honorees, we at ASP are honored to be part of such a select group of companies, in what is commonly known as Inc.’s Honor Roll. Less than a 10th of Inc. 5000 honorees will ever achieve the milestone of being a part of this exclusive list. America’s Swimming Pool Company came on the list at No. 2891 out of the seven million companies that applied to be in the prestigious Inc. 5000 rankings. Pursuing innovation, refining strategy, and perfecting service are all part of what makes ASP so great.
Inc. 5000 specifically highlights those who are deserving of this award thanks to a number of unique and significant qualities. Our team at ASP will continue to uphold an unparalleled standard of excellence, and we look forward to working alongside our future franchisees for years to come. If you’ve always dreamed of owning your own business but have never had the confidence to take the plunge, we want to help you take that step.
Join Our Swimming Pool Franchise
At ASP, we believe in giving you the tools to succeed with just a few, short steps. By joining our swimming pool franchise, you can watch your life change in an instant. Not only can you be your own boss, you can see firsthand your own personal growth, along with the growth of ASP nationwide. We are very proudly recession resistant, and we offer a recurring revenue for all of our partners and franchisees. Join a $15 billion industry by becoming a part of ASP today!
Speak to a representative by calling us at (478) 254-4495.
Veterans make excellent candidates as franchise business owners because of their commitment, trustworthiness, and unmatched determination to succeed. Owning a franchise is an appealing business opportunity for veterans because experts are there to help along each step, and don’t have to go at self-employment alone.
Becoming a franchisee allows you to be your own boss without having to sacrifice solid support!
If you have ever considered entrepreneurship and owning a franchise has piqued your interest, here are some questions to ask yourself to help you decide which franchise to purchase.
1. What type of industry would I enjoy working in?
2. Does the franchise offer financial incentives for veterans?
3. Can I purchase and plan my launch date before I transition from the military?
4. Will I have the support I need?
5. What is the revenue potential?
6. Is this the best option for my future and the future of my family?
7. Can I own more than one franchise unit?
8. How satisfied are the current franchise owners?
The perfect franchise opportunity is out there! The best way to find it is by first determining what you enjoy doing the most and what’s the best option for your family.
Do you enjoy the outdoors? Love working on projects to see the result? Have good interpersonal and communication skills? Want the freedom of a home-based business? If so, consider ASP – America’s Swimming Pool Company, the nation’s most respected swimming pool cleaning, maintenance, repair, and resurfacing franchise. The mission at ASP is to revolutionize the swimming pool industry through technology, higher standards, knowledge, and a better experience to provide peace of mind to swimming pool owners one market at a time.“We have franchise owners from just about every branch of the military,” said Stewart C. Vernon, Founder and CEO of ASP. “Since franchising ASP in 2005, we have discovered that military members are accountable multi-taskers who thrive when following a proven plan. Our veteran franchisees tell us they love service-based franchise models, like ours at ASP, because they have a structure in place, a set of rules to follow, and a need to fulfill a duty – just like the military. We are confident veterans will thrive with ASP because they are willing to embrace an established franchise model and have supreme confidence in their ability to accomplish any goal set before them.”
Benefits to owning an ASP franchise:
• Work by the poolside.
• No storefront or retail space is needed.
• Qualified military veterans receive 15% OFF the franchise fee plus APPLY TO WINa free ASP franchise through the 2017 ASP Veteran Program.
• Plan your business launch date to fit your needs.
• Meet the ASP Franchising team at headquarters to talk one-on-one about training and support. No prior experience in the pool industry is required.
• Over 10.4 million residential & commercial pools need service. The demand for a reliable pool service franchise continues to grow steadily.
• Opportunities for key employees and future partners/managers to attend Pool School (the most comprehensive swimming pool service training facility in the world).
• Exclusive ASP service territories with the potential to expand.
• Awarded Top Franchisee Satisfaction and Top Franchise for Veterans by Franchise Business Review.
• Ranked #1 Best Pool Maintenance Business by Entrepreneur 500.
At ASP, we look forward to helping countless veterans realize their dream of business ownership.
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Our team at America’s Swimming Pool Company is thrilled to announce we have been selected to the Top 200 Franchises List of 2017! This incredible honor, awarded by Franchise Business Review for 2017, highlights just how hard we work to establish a successful relationship with our community, clients, and company. Our franchisees acknowledge just how much we dedicate to everyone we work with and for, which is why we are lucky enough to be recognized on such a prestigious level.
The Franchise Business Review for 2017 outlines a guide to the top franchises based on the satisfaction of their current franchisees. Each year, this organization surveys thousands of franchise owners across North America and publishes a ranking list, based on franchisees–so the results are as honest and unbiased as possible. There is no better vetting system to deciding which franchise you are interested in investing your hard work and earnings into. This list is one for the people, chosen by the people.
Our pool cleaning franchise is expanding with the help of people like you, who are seeking financial success with a company such as ours, one which displays incredible growth and unparalleled leadership. You won’t regret diving into an opportunity such as this one–join the countless others who have achieved amazing success by becoming one of our franchisees.
For a top-rated pool cleaning franchise, you can rely on, look no further than America’s Swimming Pool Company. Our team at ASP is dedicated to delivering exceptional services, and client satisfaction is our number one goal. If you or someone you know is interested in an incredibly fruitful pool franchise opportunity, don’t hesitate to consider us! We are making big waves in the swimming pool franchise industry, and will only continue to rise and expand with the support of franchisees like you.
To speak to a representative of our firm today, contact us by calling (888) 814-8093.
See our full list of franchise rankings on the Awards & Recognition page.
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