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Florida is known as the Sunshine State, and everyone knows it has perfect pool and beach weather year-round. Matt Kreis of Wesley Chapel, Florida, decided it was time to capitalize on an opportunity presented to him that would allow him to live his dream in a place where he felt like he was on vacation all the time. ASP, America’s Swimming Pool Company, is a franchise company whose franchisees service pools. The company serves pool owners across the country in more than 310 locations, providing them with routine pool service, maintenance, repairs, pool renovations, and resurfacing. ASP is known for its brand name nation-wide, and has a reputation of affordable and reliable pool service. It is also known as one of the best franchise opportunities for entrepreneurs looking to get into the pool service business

About ASP Wesley Chapel, Florida Owner, Matt Kreis

Kreis spent his youth in Cleveland, Ohio. He attended the University of Toledo, where he graduated with a Mechanical Engineering degree. He spent most of his career doing construction for air pollution control and boilers. Kreis managed many groups of engineers over the years before deciding it was time for a change. A change that would allow him to live his dream of being a business owner, and to be able to do it in paradise. It was in February of 2018 that his franchise broker presented him with the opportunity of purchasing an America’s Swimming Pool Company franchise.

“I shopped for a franchise for two years,” said Kreis. “I looked into fitness, painting, flooring, you name it. I gravitated towards residential service of some type. I used to renovate homes as a hobby and consider myself a hands-on and service oriented business man.” Kreis said that as soon as he met with the ASP team a few months later, he instantly knew he felt comfortable with the other franchise owners, and liked the ASP business model. “I like that the pool service business allows for a consistent stream of revenue with the maintenance side of the business, though I look forward to doing renovations the most, considering my construction background,” said Kreis.

Why Wesley Chapel?

The Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce has a mission statement that sits well with business owners: “We strengthen our business environment to enable our members to prosper.” Picking a city where you have a strong Chamber of Commerce to support business owners can be crucial to your success. In Wesley Chapel, the Chamber of Commerce plans to accomplish its mission statement by following five basic objectives:

  1. Work to overcome barriers to future economic development and a healthy and positive business climate.
  2. Improve the area’s ability to expand and enhance employment opportunities.
  3. Improve the overall quality of life and standard of living for the total community.
  4. Work to develop the rich human, natural, technological and man-made resources of the Hernando County to further enhance economic opportunities.
  5. Provide support services and systems to benefit the members of your Chamber and consistently represent and advocate the best interests of the members of the organization.

At ASP, our pool service business owners get support from their local Chamber and from the experienced team at ASP. We encourage our franchise owners to join their Chamber of Commerce and follow our marketing plans to maximize the number of potential customers they can reach. The ASP team is always standing by ready and happy to assist franchise owners with questions, marketing strategies, and expanding their networks. 

Learn more about how you can own a franchise in these top Florida markets – Daytona Beach, Tallahassee, Sarasota, West Palm Beach, and Lakeland. 

The Cost to Buy an ASP Franchise

America’s Swimming Pool Company is proud to have been listed on the Forbes Top 10 List of The Best Franchises to Buy in 2019. ASP ranked in eighth in the “Low Investment” category as a Best Franchise to Buy in 2019. It costs anywhere between $108,000 and $145,000 to start a pool franchise with America’s Swimming Pool Company, a cost that is low when considering the Average Gross Sales that our franchisees see is $609,191. FRANdata, which analyzed more than 3,300 franchises before deciding to rank ASP as a top franchise, found that ASP has a Five-Year Growth rate of 14.62% and has a Midpoint Initial Investment of $126,716. The itemization to purchasing a pool service business with ASP is the following:

  • Initial capital of $58,000 which covers the franchise fee of anywhere between $32,000 – $36,000, the business outfittings, and the initial marketing expenses. 
  • Additional capital may also be needed within the first six months and ranges between $15,000 – $35,000 depending on the size and population of the territory.
  • Ongoing fees are the royalty fee, marketing fees, PoolOps Technology fee, and the website and technology fees.
  • Royalty fees range from 4% – 8% but average at 5.5%. The more successful your pool franchise, the lower your royalty fees.
  • Marketing fees consist of 1% and are paid towards the National Brand Development Fund.
  • PoolOps Technology costs $120 per month with an additional $20 charge for each vehicle.
  • Website and technology fees are $350 monthly.

Additional Franchisee Requirements

  • Net worth requirement of $150,000
  • Liquid cash requirement of $100,000

When entrepreneurs choose to franchise with ASP, they get to be their own boss without going about it alone. Our name brand recognition helps kick start a new franchise immediately, no matter its location across the country. Ownership in an ASP pool service business comes with full support, world-class training, and has a proven successful franchise business model.

Pool School with ASP

Wesley Chapel owner and operator, Matt Kreis just so happens to have a background in pool care, but it is not necessary in order to purchase an ASP franchise. “I have owned a pool before and have always enjoyed the pool,” said Kreis.  “It is a great entertainment area and because of that, people will still be wanting pools in the future.” I have learned how to maintain my own pool with the water chemistry and researched it a lot. I found a system that worked for me and was able to maintain crystal clear pool water.” If you are unlike Kreis, and have not maintained a pool before, you can still own a successful pool franchise. America’s Swimming Pool Company has world-class training at a 20,000 square foot facility. ASP’s headquarters and training facility are located in Macon, Georgia, where pool service business owners learn everything they need to know to be pool service experts. The facility has:

  • Twelve fully functional display pools
  • Two outdoor pools
  • Display room and retail set-up
  • Fully-stocked break room
  • One gunite and one vinyl-lined pool
  • Hands on equipment training
  • On-site installation and repair process training
  • Pool water analysis and safety training
  • Complete “green to clean” processes
  • Relaxing outdoor areas
  • Meeting spaces and private areas for studying
  • A classroom where you will learn comprehensive marketing, finance, and human resources and safety training.

“The trainers will teach you what not to do and the proper ways to do things,” said Kreis. “The business related side of ASP is taught during the last two days of pool school. They have an annual owners meeting which is great. I was able to spend an entire day with a franchise owner and was able to see what he did on a day to day basis. It is obvious that ASP listens to its owners and provides additional information to owners.” Kreis also said he learned how to market his pool service business and was able to hear success stories from other franchise owners just like him. Franchisees walk away from pool school feeling confident in all pool industry situations and will be set up for success. ASP franchises have a 99% success rate. The knowledge that you gain at pool school is unparalleled to any other pool franchise company. 

Awards and Recognition

It is with honor that America’s Swimming Pool Company received the 2019 designation on the Forbes Top Ten List of Best Franchises to Buy in 2019. In 2018, ASP was ranked number 292 on the Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500, and was ranked as a Top Low Cost Franchise in 2018, focusing on Franchisee Satisfaction by the Franchise Business Review. Clint Rowley, an ASP franchise owner in Mesa, Arizona said the following regarding his opinion of joining ASP, “I have been part of the ASP family and system for just over a year now, and my experience has been nothing but stellar. I have a background in franchising, and I can tell you that this organization has it together. Their systems are well thought out and detailed. The marketing is effective and easy to use and deploy. The accounting training was top notch and gives the owners all the tools they need to know exactly how healthy their pool service business is, no matter their financial background. The mentoring is detailed and supportive. The technical support crew is as knowledgeable as I have ever seen and has helped me not only diagnose problems but quote jobs right in a client’s backyard.” 

Owning an ASP Pool Service Business vs. the Competition

The growth that ASP franchisees see has been unsurpassed. Owners and operators continually report beating the goals they set out to achieve, as well as growing their ASP team. “We have grown bigger than many of our competitors in one year that have been in business for over ten years,” said Rowley. It is proof that the reputation and brand that America’s Swimming Pool Company offers has franchise owners set up for success. Contact us today to start your ASP franchise

If you are searching for a franchise to buy, ASP, America’s Swimming Pool Company, would be a wise investment. ASP specializes in pool maintenance, service, diagnostics, repairs, pool remodels, and pool resurfacing. Starting a business, no matter what industry you are interested in, can be daunting and the fear of failure often keeps people from taking the plunge. Let us drown that fear. At America’s Swimming Pool Company, franchisees have a 99% success rate. To top it off, ASP ranked in the Forbes Top 10 list of the best franchises to buy at its investment level in 2019. That is no small feat, and we are proud to offer entrepreneurs like you, a success business story. 

The Meaning Behind Making the Forbes Top 10 List

America’s Swimming Pool Company beat out more than thirty-three hundred franchises that Forbes analyzed while researching companies that qualified for the Top 10 List of Franchises to Buy in 2019. Analysts at FRANdata, in conjunction with analysts at Forbes, looked at franchises that exhibited strength in historical performance and growth, as well as leadership, commitment to the franchise models, and transparency of information. Other criteria considered was system sustainability, system demand, franchise stability, and franchise support. Starting a pool business with just any franchise does not prove to be as successful as doing it with ASP. At America’s Swimming Pool Company, you join the family. We call it family because we are all here to help each other succeed and learn from one another to better our processes and customer service. FRANdata found that America’s Swimming Pool company has a Five Year Growth Rate of 14.62%. Graham Banks, an ASP franchise owner in Jupiter, Florida said, “There hasn’t been a week or a month where my business has not grown and developed and become more profitable.” In addition to making the Forbes Top 10 List, ASP has also ranked in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 list for nine years in a row. America’s Swimming Pool Company is taking off as entrepreneurs dive in head first. 

The Cost to Start an ASP Franchise

ASP ranked eighth in the Forbes 10 Best Franchise to Buy, “Low Investment” category because of the affordability to purchase an ASP franchise in relation to the success and benefits that franchisees see. To purchase an ASP franchise, the Midpoint Initial Investment is $126,716. This means that the initial investment to start a pool business with ASP is anywhere from $108,088 – $145,343. America’s Swimming Pool Company has 310 franchise locations throughout the country, and that number continues to rise as entrepreneurs analyze and research the success rate of ASP. Below is a list of a more detailed breakdown of the cost to own an ASP pool cleaning franchise:

  • The initial capital needed to launch an ASP franchise is about $98,000. This includes the franchise fee of about $46,500, which is the average cost of the franchise fee with ASP. The base franchise fee starts as low as $42,000. Franchise fees are based on the population of the city that franchisees will serve as well as the pool count in the area. The initial capital of $98,000 also covers truck and business outfittings which total about $13,100. The initial marketing expense is about $22,500, and the Operations Pool Start Up Kit costs about $10,280.  
  • An additional capital of $30,000 is also needed within the first year to cover operating expenses. Operating expenses include business insurance, licensing, office expenses, miscellaneous initial expenses for pool school, additional marketing and advertising, and additional capital to cover any decisions made by the owner of the new franchise.
  • Royalty Fees are between four and eight percent. The average is 4.9 percent and the more successful your franchise, the lower your royalty fee.
  • One percent must be paid to the National Brand Development Fund for marketing.
  • PoolOps Technology, America’s Swimming Pool Company’s proprietary software system costs $120 per month, plus $20 per vehicle.  
  • The website and technology fee is $350 per month.

Starting a Pool Business with ASP

According to the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance, America has eleven million pools spanning the country. This means that the market is always hot, and the number of pool owners who need pool service will continue to grow. When you start a pool cleaning franchise with ASP, you benefit from the partnership that fellow franchise owners provide, without giving up any equity of your own company. The pool cleaning, service and maintenance business is a fifteen billion dollar industry. Research shows that only fifty percent of pools are professionally serviced, which means there is room for growth and marketing for our franchisees. America’s Swimming Pool Company has a nationally recognized brand. With that brand, pool owners know they can trust ASP technicians because of the extensive training that our franchise owners undergo. If you do not have previous experience in the pool maintenance industry, that is not a deal breaker. Highly trained and experienced professionals at America’s Swimming Pool Company headquarters will teach you everything you need to know about starting a pool business. “ASP has prepared the foundation to start my own business,” said franchise owner Brad Cole of Montgomery, Alabama. “The education I received at Pool School gave me the confidence I needed since I began knowing nothing about swimming pools. I am now an expert at swimming pool maintenance and repair.” 

Training for ASP Franchisees

We are here to help you succeed. If you fail, we fail. Starting a pool cleaning franchise with America’s Swimming Pool Company requires owners to undergo in depth training. That is why ASP has a state-of-the-art training campus that spans 20,000 square feet. The campus has a fully stocked warehouse that houses all pool equipment needed for maintenance, repairs, remodels, and resurfacing. The campus has twelve fully functional display pools, a classroom, and two outdoor swimming pools. Learning how to start a business can be overwhelming, but with the experts at ASP, our franchise owners walk away confident in their abilities and knowledge. Franchise owner and recent Franchisee of the Year, John Hutchinson, who started a pool business with ASP in Nashville, Tennessee said, “ASP is a group of people mutually committed to success on the corporate and individual level. I did not have a specific trade I was looking to go in to. I did not have a specific hometown. ASP offered a business to start and the training, and I could then take it to any city.”  

Why ASP is Different from Other Pool Franchises

There is a good reason that ASP was ranked on the Forbes Top 10 List of Franchises to Buy in 2019, while other pool franchises were not mentioned. We have been awarded the “Best in Category” for all services, our brand is recognizable throughout America, and we have an established referral network for franchise owners to work off of and expand their customer base. Starting a pool business on your own, or through another franchise, does not have the same success rate. We are known for our brand, and the reputation associated with the ASP brand speaks for itself. The Franchise Business Review recently conducted ASP franchise owner surveys and ranked America’s Swimming Pool Company as one of the top franchises in the nation, due to franchisee satisfaction. Clint Rowley, an ASP franchise owner in Mesa, Arizona recently said, 

“I have been part of the ASP family and system for just over a year now, and my experience has been nothing but stellar. I have a background in franchising and I can tell you that this organization has it together. Their systems are well thought out and detailed. The marketing is effective and easy to use and deploy. The accounting training was top notch and gives the owners all the tools they need to know exactly how healthy their business is, no matter their financial background. The mentoring in place for starting a pool business is detailed and supportive. The technical support crew is as knowledgeable as I have ever seen and has helped me not only diagnose problems but quote jobs right in a client’s backyard. The growth that we see here in Arizona has been incredible. We have beaten our goals that we set to achieve, and the future is only brighter. We now have four full-time guys running routes and doing repairs. We have grown bigger than many of our competitors in one year that have been in business for over ten years.”

How ASP Started

America’s Swimming Pool Company was started in 2002 by Stewart Vernon in Georgia. Vernon’s goal was to provide a higher quality of service, but still at an affordable price, raising the bar for all pool service companies. In 2005, Vernon created a sustainable model for starting a pool business franchise that allowed a low barrier to enter. It is no secret that ASP has filled a hole in the pool industry. The owners and operators at America’s Swimming Pool Company are known for providing reliable and professional service. If you are interested in searching for available territories to start an ASP franchise, click here.

How You Can Start an ASP Franchise

If you are interested in starting a pool cleaning franchise with America’s Swimming Pool Company, click here. There you will find ample information about what is required, ask questions on our Live Chat feature and read more success stories from franchise owners and operators. Our friendly staff is waiting to help you make your business ownership dream come true. Contact us today.

2018 top low cost franchise

Own a pool service franchise – for less than 100K.

Franchise Business Review (FBR) surveyed thousands of franchise owners from nearly 150 leading low-cost franchises, and we are honored to announce ASP – America’s Swimming Pool Company was identified as a top low-cost franchise opportunity by FBR with an initial investment starting at under $100,000.

Thousands of franchisees representing nearly 150 low-cost brands participated in Franchise Business Review’s franchisee satisfaction survey between November 2016 and May 2018, but only 80 franchise brands qualified for the 2018 Top Low-Cost Franchise list.

Over 30 questions were asked to find the best franchises for your money in today’s marketplace. Questions like:

  • Was the training good?
  • Do the marketing programs drive business?
  • Are you getting the support you need to become successful?
  • Would you recommend your franchise brand to others?

“This award means a lot to us because it comes from the people who know us best – our franchisees,” said Stewart C. Vernon, Founder and CEO of America’s Swimming Pool Company. “We put our franchisees first, and their success is one of our top goals as a company.”

Building a Scalable Business

The benefit of investing in a low-cost franchise opportunity is that it can provide you with more money to fund important operational items that drive sales and cash flow.

Our business model was designed with low barriers to entry in mind to quickly fill a void in the swimming pool service industry. An ASP franchise keeps a low overhead cost by being able to operate the business from a home office. This makes owning an ASP franchise a more desirable option.  Business ownership can become more of a reality for hard-working, middle-class Americans. Our affordable startup costs give these men and women the opportunity to make a more enjoyable life for themselves and their family.

Our ideal franchisee is someone who has a strong worth ethic and a desire to work for themselves. If this franchise opportunity seems like a good fit for you, please reach out to Jef Flournoy, our VP of Franchise Sales & Development, so we can learn more about your business goals.

Contact Jef today by filling out our contact form HERE.

ASP Franchise Owners - 2018

America’s Swimming Pool Company Franchise Owners at 11th Annual Owners Meeting in Savannah, GA

Pool Company Makes 2018 Fastest-Growing Franchise List 

Our team at ASP – America’s Swimming Pool Company is thrilled to announce we have been honored as a Top 150 Fastest Growing Franchise. This incredible honor, awarded by Entrepreneur Magazine for 2018, highlights companies with the greatest franchise unit growth in North America, based on data submitted for Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® ranking. ASP is positioned at #85 on this prestigious list.

Jason Feifer, Editor in Chief for Entrepreneur magazine, mentioned that companies on the Fastest-Growing Franchises list are compelling and effective options when considering franchise opportunities.

Entrepreneur magazine outlines the rankings guide for the companies that are leveraging their ability to grow at a fast pace.  The 2018 Fastest-Growing Franchises ranking is based on each company’s net franchise-unit growth in the U.S. and Canada from July 31, 2016 to July 31, 2017, with ties broken based on percentage growth. ASP’s position on this list demonstrates our brand’s rising popularity with both franchisees and customers.

Our pool cleaning franchise is expanding quickly, and we continue to look for individuals who like to move fast and enjoy new challenges.

Is a fast-growing franchise for you?

Our mission is to create superior value for our customers in all that we do by leveraging technology, superior knowledge, higher standards, and the relentless pursuit of excellence. 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!

If you are seeking financial success with a company that displays incredible growth and unparalleled leadership — you won’t regret diving into an opportunity such as this one. Consider joining the countless others who are achieving amazing success by choosing ASP.

 

Veterans in Franchising Feature Featured in Franchising USA

Entrepreneur magazine Franchise 500 ranked “Top Franchise for Veterans” swimming pool service company helps military veterans realize their dream of business ownership.

Vet-friendly franchise opportunities in the service industry.

top franchise for veterans 2017

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.

ASP - best franchises for any budget

Looking for a top franchise to join that costs under $100,000 to start? Look for further than ASP!

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.

Join Our Swimming Pool Franchise

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. 

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Brad Baglio – Bell County, Texas – Winner of the 2016 ASP Veteran Program

2017 ASP VETERAN PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT

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.

Interested in Learning More about Franchise Opportunities?

Visit the Learning Center and follow the steps to find out more on how to start a franchise.

 

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.