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ASP Helping Veteran Entrepreneurs

ASP – America’s Swimming Pool Company Franchise Helping Veteran Entrepreneurs with Business Resources and Support

Our nation’s military veterans hold a special place in our hearts, so we wanted to find a way to help those veterans who are making the transition from the military to the civilian sector. ASP is honored to partner with Mission United, a local organization that serves veterans and their families by guiding them through a united system of comprehensive services, including connecting veterans to careers through education and training.

On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, Thomas P. Swift, Jr., President & COO of ASP, presented a workshop on the 10 Steps to Start a Business at the Georgia Veterans Education Career Transition Resource Center, located beside Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Georgia. Thanks to our partnership with Mission United, ASP was able to be a resource to over 40 entrepreneurial veterans who attended this special workshop.

Topics for the 10 Steps to Start a Business included:

Step 1: Brainstorm Ideas and Do Your Research
Step 2: Build a Business Plan – 8 Areas
Step 3: Plan Your Finances and Budget – 4 Areas
Step 4: Choose Your Business Structure – 5 Basic Types
Step 5: Pick Your Business Name and Register with the State
Step 6: Obtain ALL Licenses and Permits
Step 7: Purchase Insurance
Step 8: Choose Your Partners and Team Wisely
Step 9: Grow Through Advertising
Step 10: Revisit Your Business Plan Annually

Learn the difference between starting a new company and buying a franchise.

 

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ASP Ranked as Top Franchise for Veterans by Entrepreneur Magazine

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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.

How were the 2017 Top Franchises for Veterans rankings determined?

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. 

Join Our Swimming Pool Franchise

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.

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ASP Awarded Best of the Best Swimming Pool Maintenance Company

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.

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America’s Swimming Pool Company Ranked as One of the Fastest-Growing Franchises for 2017

Do you like things to move fast? Looking for a challenge?

Entrepreneur’s 2017 list of Fastest-Growing Franchises has shown rapid unit expansion over the last two years.

“We’re excited to be ranked among the country’s best and fastest growing franchise brands as a testament to our hard-working franchisees and dedicated corporate staff,” said Stewart Vernon, Founder and CEO of America’s Swimming Pool Company.

America’s Swimming Pool Company, the nation’s largest swimming pool cleaning, repair and renovation franchise, proudly announces its ranking in Entrepreneur magazine’s Fastest-Growing Franchises list. The company ranked 86th on the list thanks to its exceptional growth last year. ASP is the only pool business company to crack the list. This highly competitive list recognizes the 100 companies with the greatest franchise unit growth in North America, based on data submitted for Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® ranking.

Since 2005, ASP has expanded to 245 units in 23 states and growing. Each week the network of professionals provides residential and commercial properties with swimming pool solutions in more than 400 cities nationwide.

“Growth is what the franchise model is built upon,” says Jason Feifer, Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur. “The companies on this list are proving that with the right infrastructure, innovation, and determination, franchising empowers brands to not only come out of the gate running, but to sustain impressive growth for nationwide expansion.”

To view America’s Swimming Pool Company in the full ranking, visit Entrepreneur.com. Results can also be seen in the March issue of Entrepreneur available now on newsstands.

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Port Charlotte Pool Business to Convert to ASP Pool Cleaning Service Franchise

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MACON, Georgia– ASP – America’s Swimming Pool Company, widely known for their pool cleaning service franchise opportunities, also helps existing pool company owners take their business to the next level by converting it to an ASP franchise. Doing so gives the company owner a competitive advantage by offering national buying power, industry leading marketing data, proven systems and access to the ASP brand. These benefits are what attracted Robert Adams to convert his existing pool company to the newest ASP franchise in Port Charlotte, Florida.

“Though I already had a business plan in tact, it became apparent to me that ASP would accelerate my timeline to success,” said Adams. “With ASP, I will be able to reach my goals much quicker, and in a much more organized way. By relying on the training and support provided, I am building an actual business for long term.”

Adams owned his own swimming pool company in 1989, but later sold it in 2002 when he relocated. After spending some time as a sales manager for Terminix, he found himself back in Florida with the intention of re entering the swimming pool service industry. As he built up his own business, he searched for a way to help the business grow faster. He began looking at franchise opportunities. When he found ASP, he was excited that the company not only focused on cleaning and maintenance but also positioned themselves as a pool repair franchise. Adams knew that ASP’s training, support, and online presence was exactly what his pool company needed to grow quickly, and decided to convert his existing business into an ASP pool cleaning service franchise.

ASP is no stranger to rapid growth. Founded in 2001 by Stewart Vernon of Macon, Georgia, ASP set out to fill the holes in the existing swimming pool industry. Vernon knew that by providing a higher quality service at a price pool owners could afford he would have the competitive edge. By 2005, his philosophies proved to be, and the company began offering franchise opportunities. Now, after ten years of franchising, ASP has over 180 territories nationwide and is working on their goal of coast to coast expansion. They have been named by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the fastest growing franchises in the nation, and are among the best franchise opportunities for home based businesses.

To learn more about ASP franchising opportunities, visit their websiteswww.aspfranchising.com.

To learn more about ASP Port Charlotte, contact them via phone (941) 787-5397, or email them at portcharlotte@asppoolco.com