ASP - America's Swimming Pool Company was featured on Sunday, February 5th, in a feature article in the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer titled, “Job Spotlight: Gordy Pease, owner of America’s Swimming Pool Co. in Columbus” discussing franchisee Gordy Pease. Gordy was named Franchisee of the Year for 2011 at the ASP annual owners meeting and increased sales in 2011 by 387 percent. In the profile piece, Gordy shared his decision to make a career change from the banking industry into small business ownership and the successes he has found in the market for providing a reliable, professional service that specializes in renovations, repair and maintenance.
Job Spotlight: Gordy Pease, owner of America’s Swimming Pool Co. in Columbus”
By: Tony Adams
Approaching two decades in the banking sector, it was in 2008 as the Great Recession was materializing that Gordy Pease went to work looking for a second career.
The Columbus native, 43, took a look at several businesses in the area — from service companies to manufacturing — before deciding to take a leap into the swimming pool maintenance and repair industry.
After doing some research, he became a franchisee with Macon, Ga.-based America’s Swimming Pool Co. in January 2010. Since then, sales have grown and the Columbus operation has gobbled up a competitor, 40-year-old Southland Pools, with plans to keep the upward momentum going in a market that is believed to have more than 4,000 swimming pools. He has eight employees currently.