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ASP 2018 Franchise 500 Rankings

2018 Top-Ranked Franchise in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 List

More than 1,000 companies applied to be a part of the 39th annual Franchise 500 list and ASP – America’s Swimming Pool Company is proud to announce our placement in the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Placement in the Franchise 500® is a highly sought-after honor in the franchise industry and is an invaluable resource for potential franchisees.

If you’re interested in buying a franchise, you’ve got more options than ever. Let us help you learn how ASP has made it to the top of the rankings by performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power.

Key factors that go into Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 evaluation:

Costs and Fees

  • Franchise fee
  • Total investment
  • Royalty fees

Size and Growth

  • Open & operating units
  • Growth rate
  • Closures

Support

  • Training times
  • Marketing support
  • Operational support
  • Franchisor infrastructure
  • Financing availability
  • Litigation

Brand Strength

  • Social media
  • System size
  • Years in business
  • Years franchising

Financial Strength and Stability

  • Franchisor’s audited financial statements

ASP’s key factors for franchise rankings placement:

Stewart Vernon founded America’s Swimming Pool Company in 2002 in Macon, Georgia, and began franchising in 2005 (13 years). Franchisees offer swimming pool maintenance, equipment diagnostics and repair, and renovation services.

Financial Requirements

  • Initial Investment: $96,198 – $143,332
  • Net-worth Requirement: $100,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $50,000

Ongoing Fees

  • Initial Franchise Fee: $32,000 – $65,000
  • Ongoing Royalty Fee: 8-4%
  • Ad Royalty Fee: 1%

Financing Options

ASP has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll.

  • Veteran Incentives: 15% off franchise fee

Support Options

  • Ongoing Support: Purchasing Co-ops, Newsletter, Meetings/Conventions, Toll-Free Line, Grand Opening, Online Support, Security/Safety Procedures, Field Operations, Proprietary Software, Franchisee Intranet Platform
  • Marketing Support: Co-op Advertising, Ad Templates, National Media, Regional Advertising, Social media, SEO, Website development, Email marketing, Loyalty program/app
  • On-The-Job Training: 64 hours
  • Classroom Training: 32 hours
  • Additional Training: Regional training
  • Absentee Ownership Allowed

 

Veterans in Franchising

Miguel Macias, 1st Winner of the ASP Veteran Program

Pool Franchise Looking to Expand Offers Veterans Valuable Discounts – Article by Franchising USA.

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.

It’s possible!

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.

About Franchising USA

Franchising USA is a monthly digital publication bringing you all the latest news, expert advice, and information from the world of franchising.

 

ASP Top Franchises

Find out why this franchise is making a splash in the swimming pool industry!

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.

ASP Pool School Welcome

Staff at ASP Headquarters Welcoming New Franchise Owners to Pool School

 

“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.

Here is a look at America’s Swimming Pool Company’s recent rankings and awards:

  • Best Franchises for Any Budget by Entrepreneur Franchise 500 (Ranking TBA October 2017)

    July 2017 Pool School Graduation

    100 Hours of Business and Classroom Training Completed at ASP Pool School

  • Top Franchises for Veterans by Entrepreneur Franchise 500 (Ranking TBA November 2017)
  • Fastest-Growing private companies in America by Inc. 5000
  • Top Home Service Franchise by Franchise Business Review
  • Best of the Best award by Entrepreneur Franchise 500
  • Franchisee Satisfaction Award Winner by Franchise Business Review
  • Ranked #1 in Category by Entrepreneur Franchise 500
  • Ranked #113 Overall by Entrepreneur Franchise 500
  • Top 100 Fastest Growing Franchises by Entrepreneur Franchise 500
  • Top Franchise for Veterans by Franchise Business Review

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 PoolOps Digital Platform 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.

 

The nation’s largest pool cleaning franchise is looking to fill the Houston area.

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.

Speak to a representative today by calling (888) 814-8093.

ASP Pool Cleaning Franchise Owners

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.

Looking for the right opportunity when transitioning out of the military? Consider owning a franchise.

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.

Learn how to BECOME A LEADER in the swimming pool industry today!

top 200 franchise for 2017

ASP Makes Top 200 Franchises of 2017

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.

Contact Us Today

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.

2017 asp owners meeting

Growing Swimming Pool Franchise Looking for New Business Owners

ASP Franchising, the parent company of ASP – America’s Swimming Pool Company, is looking for business-minded individuals who want to be a part of a growing franchise family. Top cities include Memphis, TN; Houston, Texas; Richmond, VA; Daytona Beach, FL; and Denver, CO.

The Mission at ASP
Revolutionizing 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
Franchise owners choose ASP because they want to be a leader in the pool industry. Education, communication, and professionalism are all key components to what makes this pool maintenance franchise different from the rest. Build a company while at the same time, establish a skill set. If you enjoy being outdoors, working with customers, then the pool business may be right for you.
There are many pool franchise opportunities throughout the United States, but there are five major cities with a need for an ASP pool maintenance, repair, and renovation franchise.

Top 5 Territories for Sale:

  1. Memphis, Tennessee
  2. Houston, Texas
  3. Richmond, Virginia
  4. Daytona Beach, Florida
  5. Denver, Colorado

Looking for more available territories? Check out the complete map of available territories to view development opportunities within each state.

Benefits to Owning an ASP Franchise:

  • Ongoing training and support for franchisees
  • Employee training and support
  • Custom PoolOps software to manage billing, chemical readings, and more
  • Access to discounted pool supplies
  • Established referral network
  • Marketing support and guidance
  • Resources and learning modules
  • An existing reputation of excellence
  • Military veteran franchise discounts

Success starts here! Join the nation’s most respected swimming pool company and be a part of something bigger than yourself. Visit the online learning center to determine if a swimming pool maintenance, repair, and renovation franchise is right for you.
Watch this short video to see how the ASP family has grown over the past decade.

Best of the Best Award ASP Pool Co.

At America’s Swimming Pool Company, we are completely dedicated to our customers and to providing exceptional services that go above and beyond expectations. Additionally, we provide our franchisees with the tools and resources they need to accomplish our mission. This why we are honored to be awarded as Best of the Best by Entrepreneur Magazine.

Each year, the magazine recognizes the top companies who are revolutionizing their respective industries in the Entrepreneur Franchise 500® list. Of that list, the top companies are recognized as the best in their fields. Franchises are chosen based on their growth rate, brand power, financial stability/strength, and more.

At America’s Swimming Pool Company, not only are we focused on creating a progressively growing, lucrative franchise that provides excellent service, but we are changing the landscape of swimming pool cleaning, repair, and renovation. Our team designed PoolOps® technology, which is a cloud-based digital platform that allows our professionals to integrate effective marketing strategies to target and capture quality leads, all while providing better service to our customers. It’s a win-win for all parties involved!

Given how competitive it is just to be ranked on the Entrepreneur Franchise 500® list, it is humbling to know that we are considered the best in the swimming pool industry. Our franchise’s success comes from our Founder and CEO, Stewart C. Vernon, who created a proven system and successful business model. Additionally, we wouldn’t be where we are without our hardworking franchisees and employees.

As the largest swimming pool cleaning, repair, and renovation franchise in the nation, we are proud to provide quality services that last. To learn more about how we can help you with your pool needs, call 844-334-POOL or visit ASPpoolco.com today!

Learn more about becoming a part of the ASP family.

Top Home Based Franchise

ASP listed as award-winning franchise offering home-based opportunities by Franchise Business Review

Looking to run a business that doesn’t require a storefront, office or warehouse space? 

Franchise Business Review ranked the best brands they’ve recently researched that give you the opportunity to run your business from home.

An ASP – America’s Swimming Pool Company franchise allows you to set up, operate, and grow your business without ever needing a physical storefront or office space.

Live Your Dream
An ASP franchise gives you a template for success, providing the support and name recognition you need to hit the ground running. ASP has introduced a unique business model to the swimming pool industry which continues to grow at a strong pace.

It’s our job to ensure that each of our franchisees is satisfied, busy and profitable.

Ready to LIVE your DREAM of working from home while owning your own business? Contact us at 888-814-8093or visit our online Learning Center.