ASP – America’s Swimming Pool Company Named a Top Franchise for Veterans by Franchise Business Review

Macon, GA – ASP – America’s Swimming Pool Company was recently named a top franchise by Franchise Business Review in its 2016 Top Franchises for Veterans Report.

America’s Swimming Pool Company is the largest swimming pool cleaning, repair and renovation franchise system in the nation. Founded in 2001 by Stewart C. Vernon, the company is based on the belief that by providing a higher quality pool service at a reasonable price, the brand would raise the industry standards for pool service. In 2005, ASP began franchising and now covers 225 territories across the nation.

Franchise Business Review, a national franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction, provides the only rankings of franchises based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review publishes its rankings of top franchises in it’s annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchises, as well as in special repo
rts throughout the year that rank the top franchises in specific sectors.

ASP - America's Swimming Pool Company was among 158 franchise brands, representing over 22,000 franchise owners, that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research. Of the 22,000 franchisees, approximately 2,500 are veterans. ASP’s franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems, including training & support, operations, franchisor/franchisee relations, and financial opportunity.

ASP is committed to showing their appreciation and admiration for our nation’s veterans and the sacrifices they have made for our country.

“Many franchisors are recruiting veterans because they realize that military experience, in addition to fostering traits including integrity, honor, and commitment, imparts many skills that successful franchise owners have,” says Eric Stites, who is CEO of Franchise Business Review and was a First Class Petty Officer with the US Navy. “Since the number of franchise options can be overwhelming, it’s important to look closely at what veterans who are in franchising say about their experience.”

Key findings from research on veterans’ satisfaction with their franchise:

  • 89% enjoy operating their business
  • 86% enjoy being part of their franchise
  • 82% respect their franchisor
  • 82% believe their franchisor acts with a high level of integrity
  • 81% are satisfied with their franchise overall
  • 74% would “do it again” knowing what they know today
  • 83% are satisfied with their franchisor and the opportunity provided
  • 77% would recommend their franchise brand to others

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