AUSTIN, TEXAS– Smart Pool Services (“SPS”), a rapidly-growing poolcare platform focused on backing and supporting leading pool companies – have partnered with Crystal Clear Pools & Spas (“Crystal Clear”) in a multi-million-dollar partnership. This partnership represents the first investment in the pool industry by SPS, which will strategically partner with – and grow – other key pool companies across The Sun Belt region of the United States.
Join the best – shoulder-to-shoulder
Smart Pool Services supports its partners by taking care of everything from hiring and chemical shortages – to providing centralized marketing, payroll, insurance, accounting, fleet management, and employee training and benefits – as well as improving customer service by reducing wait-times across all touchpoints and implementing the latest technologies. SPS is also able to drive down the cost of chemicals, parts, trucks, and much more, through its purchasing power and strong corporate relationships. By providing tools and resources, SPS empowers its partners to elevate, grow, and focus on what they do best: keeping customers happy and in their pools.
Crystal Clear Pools & Spas joins the team
As a heritage brand, Crystal Clear is widely-recognized as one of the nation’s leading operators – and since its establishment 36 years ago by Jimmy Harvey – its A+ team has grown it into one of the largest. Crystal Clear sets the gold standard in service for its customers, and provides absolute poolcare to both residential and commercial pools throughout Austin and the neighboring communities. Under the new partnership, Crystal Clear’s Founder, Jimmy Harvey, will assume the title of Partner, Texas Operations, and Crystal Clear’s experienced team of professionals will also join the Smart Pool family – continuing to provide customers with the high-quality service they have come to expect. Now, with the enhancements and support that SPS bring to the table, Jimmy and his team are excited to take Crystal Clear to the next level.
Jimmy Harvey, Industry Legend – Partner, Texas Operations
“When you’ve built something up over a long period of time like I have, you’re never going to partner with just anybody.” Says Jimmy Harvey, Founder of Crystal Clear. “What resonated with me in terms of what the Smart Pool team is doing – on top of their phenomenal support – is that they invite you into the room. You’re dealing with the people who make the decisions. In fact, you become one of the decision makers. That’s one of the big attractions for me.
“With Smart Pool, it really is the best of both worlds. You not only become part of the team, you have the opportunity to become one of the investors in the bigger business. I get to continue watching my business grow, and now I have the resources and backing to take it beyond my wildest dreams.”
Fraser Ramseyer, Founder and CEO of Smart Pool Services
“We couldn’t think of a better partner to launch our Smart Pool platform alongside than industry-veteran, Jimmy Harvey,” added Fraser Ramseyer, Founder and CEO of Smart Pool Services. “Crystal Clear is one of the country’s premier poolcare companies, and Jimmy’s undoubtedly among the industry’s best operators. He’s built his business over 30-years into what it is today, and in that time, he’s cultivated a world-class team, and has also become a highly-recognizable leader. The great news for Smart Pool is, Jimmy’s now a senior member of our team who’s already providing tremendous value. We look forward to him driving growth in Austin and bettering our operations at large.”
About Smart Pool Services
Smart Pool Services is an innovative full-service poolcare business that’s rapidly growing across The Sun Belt. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, SPS is backed by significant resources and best-in-class professionals. SPS invests in pure-play pool companies, with proven track records, strategic locations, and impressive growth trajectories. Smart Pool also seeks to actively partner with high-quality management teams, facilitate operational improvements, and provide capital for growth initiatives.
Read more: smartpoolservices.com
About Crystal Clear Pools & Spas
Founded in 1985 by Jimmy Harvey and headquartered in Austin, Texas, Crystal Clear Pools & Spas specialize in supporting both residential and commercial pools. As one of the largest operators in the US, Crystal Clear cares for customers across all of Austin and its neighboring communities – providing expertise in everything from pool cleaning and maintenance, to repair, renovation and construction.
Read more: poolrelief.com
About Storr Capital
Storr Capital is a platform-specialist investment firm headquartered in Austin, Texas. Storr’s mission is to positively impact fragmented industries and drive innovation for all founders, employees and customers. It achieves this by supporting, enhancing and empowering key operators with the tools and resources required to grow into game-changing, market-leading companies.
Read more: storrcapital.com
Smart Pool Services
Fraser Ramseyer Fraser@smartpoolservices.com (512) 924-2264
Lucas Dorrell – Business Development – join the team today! Lucas@smartpoolservices.com (512) 994-9646
Crystal Clear Pools & Spas
Jimmy Harvey Jimmy@poolrelief.com
Fraser Ramseyer Fraser@storrcapital.com (512) 924-2264
RIVERBEND SANDLER ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF CRYSTAL CLEAR CUSTOM POOLS
Plano, TX. (August 10, 2021) – Riverbend Sandler Pools (“Riverbend”), the leading residential pool construction, service, and maintenance provider in the Dallas – Ft. Worth metroplex, and a portfolio company of Concentric Equity Partners (“CEP”), announced the acquisition of Crystal Clear Custom Pools (“Crystal Clear” or the “Company”), a Midlothian, TX-based provider of residential swimming pool service, maintenance, repair, and renovation services. Riverbend has acquired Crystal Clear from longtime owner and leader Tom Sheehy, a multi-decade operator and leader in the pool industry, who will remain with the Company in his current leadership role and join the service and maintenance leadership team at Riverbend.
Crystal Clear is a trusted residential pool service provider serving customers across 19 cities in three counties in the southern DFW metroplex. Founded more than 20 years ago by Tom Sheehy, Crystal Clear emphasizes finding, training, and utilizing the best talent to deliver a top customer experience. All Crystal Clear technicians and employees will continue in their current roles with the Company. Crystal Clear represents an ideal partnership for Riverbend Sandler as a part of the platform’s aggressive organic and acquisition growth goals within the DFW metroplex and throughout the state of Texas.
“I wasn’t looking to sell my company and was admittedly apprehensive at first after hearing about some other founders’ mixed feelings following an exit.” said Tom Sheehy. “However, the entire Riverbend team quickly put my fears to rest and were great to work with throughout the process. I want to see my legacy thrive and have my employees continue to call their jobs home, and this partnership with Riverbend Sandler will provide benefits to my employees that I wouldn’t be able to provide in the near future.”
“Tom Sheehy’s knowledge and experience across the pool industry will be invaluable to the growth of the Riverbend Sandler platform overall and specifically our service and maintenance businesses” said Riverbend Sandler CEO Bruce Mungiguerra. “I’m thrilled to add Tom to our team and believe he will be a big driver of value for our business moving forward”.
“Crystal Clear has a well-known reputation in the Dallas pool market for service, quality, and
commitment to technician training” said Charles Barnes, Founder and Chairman of Riverbend Sandler. “Our businesses will both greatly benefit from shared insights, and our overall platform customer experience and service delivery will further advance”.
Adam Lucas of CEP adds: “Tom Sheehy is a true entrepreneur and leader who has developed an
impressive organic growth engine for Crystal Clear that will be invaluable for our platform moving forward. This represents our first pool service company acquisition and demonstrates our commitment to an aggressive growth strategy through acquisitions”.
About Crystal Clear Custom Pools:
Headquartered in Midlothian, TX, and serving the southern parts of the DFW Metroplex, Crystal Clear is a leading residential pool service and renovation company. Founded in 2002 by Tom Sheehy Crystal Clear has differentiated itself in the market by its dedication to its customers and focus on providing the most skilled and highly trained technicians in the market.
For more information on Crystal Clear, visit www.cccpools.com
Deckorators® Invests in Contractor Program with JobTread Partnership
Business Management Platform Supports Contractors
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 27, 2022 – Deckorators®, a leading brand of UFP Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: UFPI), has partnered with JobTread Software to provide their contractor program best-in-class business management support. This partnership demonstrates Deckorators’ continued commitment to supporting and growing its team of Certified Pros.
With JobTread, Certified Pros will gain seamless access to Deckorators’ full product catalog along with pre-configured best practices, templates, and industry-leading project management tools designed for, and by, deck builders.
Deckorators selected key brand ambassadors to collaborate with JobTread to optimize the management of a deck building business. These insights make the platform uniquely tailored to the outdoor living and deck building markets which rely heavily on economic forecasting and agile responsiveness for success.
“Our goal is to develop a world-class program to help our Deckorators Certified Pros grow their business,” said Nick Larr, Deckorators National Contractor Development Manager. “Job Tread’s product is an end-to-end business management software complete with estimating, job costing, invoicing, scheduling, and a CRM that fits perfectly with our goals for the contractor program.”
Supported by a culture of partnership and family, Deckorators has a growing roster of Certified Pros across the U.S. and Canada. The program features detailed training, workshops, lead generation, marketing collaboration, and Certified Pro Spotlights that live on the Deckorators website.
Deckorators Certified Pros can:
- Gain access to Deckorators’ product catalog and proven project management templates
- Increase sales with more professional proposals and faster response times
- Upsell additional products by providing customers with optional selections and upgrades
- Accurately price jobs and manage costs to enhance profit margins
- Deliver improved customer experiences through the use of a customer portal for communications, eSignatures, scheduling, online payments, and file and photo sharing
Deckorators Certified Pros receive a discount on their JobTread subscription[DG1] . For more information on the Deckorators Certified Pro contractor program, visit pro.deckorators.com and follow Deckorators on Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram. Contractors can sign up to become a Certified Pro at www.deckorators.com/certified.
Deckorators, the first name in decking, railing and accessories is a brand of UFP Retail Solutions, LLC, a UFP Industries company. Deckorators originated the low-maintenance aluminum balusters category with the Classic Series and has since led the industry with many new and innovative decking and railing products. Its approach to developing exciting and distinctive products allows both DIYers and builders to bring the personal creativity of interior design to outdoor living.
To learn more about Deckorators decking and railing accessories, visit www.deckorators.com or call 800-556-8449.
Follow Deckorators on Instagram: @Deckorators
UFP INDUSTRIES, INC. (NASDAQ: UFPI)
UFP Industries, Inc., formerly Universal Forest Products, is a holding company whose operating subsidiaries – UFP Industrial, UFP Construction and UFP Retail Solutions – manufacture, distribute and sell a wide variety of wood- and alternative material-based building and industrial products worldwide. Founded in 1955, the company is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., with affiliates throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. For more about UFP Industries, go to www.ufpi.com.
ABOUT JOBTREAD SOFTWARE
JobTread provides end-to-end construction management software to help jobs based businesses more efficiently manage all of their processes, from pre-construction through to project completion. The platform offers a central location to manage jobs, teams, schedules, documents, photos, finances, customers, vendors, sub-contractors, and more all in one place. Its budget-first approach creates financial transparency at every stage of a project, mitigating risk and ensuring the project stays on time and on budget. Get organized, complete your projects on time, and increase your profits with JobTread.
To learn more about JobTread, visit www.JobTread.com or call 972-388-1001.
Bradford celebrates 40 years
Leland, NC. Bradford Products, a stainless steel pool and spa manufacturer, celebrates 40 years. A leader in the design and fabrication of luxury aquatic stainless steel products, Bradford specializes in the fabrication of stainless steel swimming pools, spas, water features and other custom vessels for both the residential and commercial markets. Their fully welded, world class vessels are featured in homes and commercial facilities across the U.S. and internationally. With over 170 employees and more than 200,000 sq ft of manufacturing space, Bradford has completed more than 10,000 installations worldwide.
Mike Brodeur, President of the company remembers “Bradford started out as an idea from my father, Dale Brodeur, Sr. In the late 70’s he visited a hotel in California that had a wine barrel hot tub and he loved it.” He went back home to Connecticut and attempted to purchase one, but there was nothing similar on the market, so he decided to build one himself. At the time, he owned a metal fabrication company. He sat down with an engineer and designed a stainless-steel tub that he then built in his backyard. “At the time my folks loved to entertain, and they often had many people at the house. Their friends all loved it and asked how they could get one.” Brodeur says. The idea he put into fruition quickly became a lightbulb moment. Dale Sr. made some spas for friends, and it started to gain momentum through word of mouth. “At that point my father knew he had a good idea and so he started Bradford Products.”
It has been 40 years since the first Bradford spa was built. Since then, the family-owned company has evolved into a major leader in the aquatics industry and are continuously adding to their expansive product line. Bradford’s fully welded, self-supported, prefabricated vessels are the ideal solution for rooftop or elevated aquatics. The leakproof nature of stainless steel combined with the impressive strength-to-weight ratio of Bradford’s vessels make them the safest choice for high-risk environments where pool failure would be detrimental.
Bradford has a major presence in the commercial aquatics industry with significant projects in Las Vegas, New York, Miami and abroad. Their exponential growth and success in the commercial aquatic industry has also been echoed in the residential market. The MPool, released in late 2021, is Bradford’s first fully welded stainless steel pool designed specifically for in-ground, residential use. Available in five lengths, and two edge styles, the pool features full-width entry stairs and a choice of a full-width sun shelf, bench seat or open end for the opposing side. The Bradford Signature Series Spa collection was also designed with residential clients in mind. Equipped to be installed in ground, partially recessed or on grade, the spas provide flexibility for homeowners to incorporate it into their unique landscape.
Bradford’s presence in the industry is constantly expanding, with new projects around the world and new products launching in various sectors. Their two fabrication facilities total over 200,000sqft in Wilmington, NC and neighboring Leland, NC. They have the capacity to prefabricate multiple, large-scale projects while their highly mobile workforce is simultaneously able to complete onsite installations across the United States and abroad.
About Bradford Since 1982, Bradford has been the leader in the design and fabrication of luxury aquatic stainless steel products. Specializing in swimming pools, spas, water features and other custom vessels for both the residential and commercial markets. From concept to creation, Bradford’s highly skilled work force has designed and completed projects on a global scale. The fully welded world class vessels are featured in homes and commercial facilities across the U.S. and internationally. With decades of experience in conceptual design, engineering, manufacturing, and installation, Bradford Is at the forefront of innovation in the field of stainless-steel aquatic design.
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