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
Retailers share the secondary items that were a hit and others that flopped Rohan Mehta Arctic Spas Durham co-owner Whitby, Ontario We sold trampolines, and they were amazing. We had enough showroom to have a couple on display; we kept an inventory in our warehouse that customers could pick
Three retailers share details of their expansions Eric Cassidy, vice president Valley Pool & Spa, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Locations: Five Area covered: Southwestern Pennsylvania/Pittsburgh region Last expansion: 2015 Plans to expand again: One to two years Lease or own locations: Both Why did or why would you expand to an additional location?
Which ancillary offerings have panelists found to be successful in their stores? Michael Nekahi, co-owner Black Pine Spas & Leisure Products Seattle, Washington Black Pine Spas has traditionally been a hot tub store that has carried mostly complementary products. Over our 35 years in business, we have supplemented our primary
How our panelists have faired in the swim spa market Mark Nelson Master Spas of Western Michigan Grand Rapids, Michigan Swim spa sales aren’t for every dealer, just like some hot tub dealers don’t build pools. Yes, we sell swim spas and we outsell all in our region. It was