Causes Close to Home By Megan Kendrick The Toubassi family operates two Flint Hills Spas locations — and a Great Harvest Bread franchise. Naturally, it receives frequent requests for baked goods and sandwiches, says owner Jamil Toubassi. For both companies, Toubassi tries to contribute to the community and says most
Protecting Kids By Michelle L. Cramer For six years, Mike Hansen and his wife, Cynthia, were foster parents through an organization called 4Kids of South Florida. The couple, who own REC Pool & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, do business in an area of Broward County with a high population
Aquatics Empowered Moorhead, Minnesota • Stars Year: 2010 Troy Derheim of My Aquatic Services, a company that builds and remodels pools and hot tubs, has launched a nonprofit called Aquatics Empowered. The former owner of Tubs of Fun!, a 2010 Retail Star, Derheim’s charitable efforts focus on communities or entities that
Paying it Forward By Megan Kendrick The 2017 northern California wildfires hit The Hot Tub Store’s community particularly hard. One of the company’s founders lost his home, as did thousands of others. The company was compelled to help, donating $5,000 as well as 10 percent of hot tubs sales for
APSP chapter members develop grassroots nonprofit By Michelle L. Cramer In 2015, Jack and Jennifer Bishop, Ernie Weigum and Kirk Johnson built a pool for a combat-wounded veteran in their Southern California community. The project was so well received that the group formed a 501(c)(3) called Water for a Warrior.