Category: Press Releases

Brian Porter, Premier Pools & Spas’ VP, Wins Prestigious APSP Award

The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) announced the winners of the 2016 Young Professionals of the Year Award on September 19th, 2016. APSP is the world’s oldest and largest association representing swimming pool, hot tub, and spa manufacturers, distributors, manufacturers’ agents, designers, builders, installers, suppliers, retailers, and service professionals. The Young Professionals of the Year Award program recognizes prominent achievements and outstanding performers in the pool, spa and hot tub industry. Brian Porter, Vice President of Premier Pools & Spas was among the recipients.


Who is Brian Porter? 
Brian Porter began his career in the pool and spa industry in 1997 at ground level. He has now created a 19 year long career path that has catapulted him to the Vice President title he wears today. He has held positions in retail sales, building, design, training and now management of franchisees. Porter runs Premier Pools’ University and holds himself personally responsible for the education and training of 160 sales persons that work for Premier Pools and Spas’ national franchisees. As a new franchisee, Porter gives extensive training at our “Premier University” – a comprehensive training course in sales and operations. Upon completion, our corporate management team provides on-going personalized support. Porter’s magnetic personality and genuine approach must be experienced to be truly appreciated.


Brian Porter’s Commitment to the Pool Industry 
As the Vice President of Premier Pools & Spas, the largest pool builder, Brian wears many hats. From his commitment to upholding the company’s core values (Integrity, Work Ethic, Team Player, Accountability, Quality of Work) to his unparalleled ability to project his passion and determination about the pool and spa industry onto trainees and franchisees, are all reasons why Brian Porter was considered for APSP’s Young Professionals of the Year Award.


Porter has been instrumental in the company’s significant investment into a Premier Pools & Spas team that manages all aspects of our cutting edge marketing. Premier Pools & Spas focuses on internet marketing and SEO (Search Engine Optimization) as he knows that today’s buyers are looking for pool builders on the web.

Brian Porter has been invited to speak at the Atlantic City Pool & Spa show and is volunteering his time for this course. His course will cover small business management growth, profit and loss reconciliation, and website systems management. He has a unique background being a second generation pool builder and speaks from the perspective of being a builder. His objective is to grow the industry and to help offices work on their business while focusing on customers and worrying less about their marketing initiatives and such. In addition, Brian has supported and encouraged several of his offices in becoming APSP members, which is wonderful for their business and reputation.


Community Service 
As an ardent supporter of charitable organizations, Brian strongly encourages and participates in the Premier Pools and Spas’ offices community service efforts. To name a few: JDRF Juvenile Diabetes Fund, Children’s Diabetes Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, Habitat for Humanity, Shriner’s Organization, Guns and Hoses, Saint Francis Assisi Corporate Challenge for Building Fund, Make-A-Wish Foundation, St. Jude’s Children’s Research, Rich Maurti Cancer Fund, Chelsea King Charity, Little League Teams (Woodcreek, Roseville West and Lincoln, CA) and the Foothill’s Girl’s Softball Team. The pool and spa industry is able to positively advance when those who reap benefits from the industry give back to those within and outside of the industry, not for reputation sake but to act upon what is in their hearts which is the drive to care for and help others.


Brian Porter’s sincere gratitude for recognition as one of APSP’s Young Professionals of the Year Award Winners is hard to put into words, however, he had this to say: “I am honored and grateful to have been selected as one of the recipients of the Young Professionals of the Year Award. It is humbling that APSP has selected me for this award among so many other qualified applicants from all over the U.S.”

Premier Pools & Spas Appears Multiple Times on HGTV’s New Show: “Ultimate Pools”

HGTV’s new hit series, “Ultimate Pools” ventures across America to show viewers the coolest backyard pools that money can buy. Two Premier Pools and Spas branch owners: Jeff Boyer of Temecula and Aaron Temme of San Diego had the opportunity to show the world four spectacular pools that their teams designed and built in the Temecula and San Diego areas.


The Kalani Pool is the ultimate lazy river party pool. The pool utilizes a forced current to propel swimmers around the shallow and slightly narrow winding river design at a relaxing speed. The owners of the Kalani Pool had 16 pool builders bid the project and half of them said that they were unable to do a project of that nature. It wasn’t a problem for Boyer. For those who crave some adventure and exercise, Boyer was able to build a swimming-hole portion, deep enough for a jump off of the waterfall shelf.


Boyer’s Great Grotto Pool is a large, tropical-themed pool that boasts features such as: a jump wall of boulders, fire bowls, two slides including one that ends 5 feet above the water and a gigantic hot tub that can accommodate 12 party-goers. The large pool holds 40,000 gallons of water and Boyer incorporated the existing hillside into the design by adding gorgeous steps and hidden seating areas flanked with fire bowls. A swim up bar serves as the icing on the cake for the full-scale social scene that the home owners had envisioned.


Boyer’s appearance on “Ultimate Pools” was a tremendous honor for him. Once a $500,000 a year pool builder, Boyer has blossomed into a $8 million dollar a year builder. With his innovative designs, top-notch team and tireless drive to ensure that customers see their dream backyards come to fruition, it’s not hard to see why he has seen massive success in such a short period of time.


Aaron Temme, owner of Premier Pools & Spas San Diego’s Playscape Pool was created for a homeowner who actually was not thrilled about the idea of building a pool in the first place, but his family was. Once the pool was built, the owner was able to see that the pool created the ability to spend more quality time as a family while doing something active. The backyard showpiece blends seamlessly with their home design by utilizing sharp lines and a modern design. The pool is unique in many ways but perhaps the most striking portion is that the hot tub is located in the middle of the pool. In order to get to the hot tub, one must either get wet or balance themselves on floating steps that lead to the baja shelf of the hot tub.


The Ingenuity Pool was designed with Temme by a dad who had an ulterior motive: he would rather have all of his kid’s friends come to his family’s home rather than vice versa. He came to the conclusion that they needed something to attract the crowd of kids. A pool with an outrageous wow-factor fit the bill. The design that Temme and the homeowner settled on was a theme-park style backyard environment that extended a half acre. In order to combat the topography issues Temme faced during the project, he built a wall in order to block the wind. The winds blow very heavy in that area and it can feel cold to emerge from the pool, even on a 100 degree day without the wind-blocking wall. The wall fortunately allowed the family to incorporate a slide, many water features and boulders that make the scenery extra theme-park like.


Temme’s appearance on “Ultimate Pools” was yet another achievement for him and his team. As an award-winning builder, considered by many to be one of the best builders in the country, he takes pride in his work and the ability to have it showcased to millions of people around the country was an exceptional opportunity.


About Premier Pools and Spas
Since 1988, Premier Pools and Spas has built over 50,000 custom pools and knows what it takes to achieve high-quality results within the customer’s budget. Premier Pools and Spas has won numerous local and national awards including several APSP International Awards of Excellence for Design, 2006 National Pool Builder of the Year and 2012 US #1 Ranked National Pool Builder by Pool & Spa News.


For more information on how to become a Premier Pools and Spas’ franchisee, please visit: https://premierpoolsandspas.com/why-choose-us/become-a-franchisee/ or call Brian Porter, Vice President of Premier Pools & Spas, at (916) 220-2194.

Premier Franchise Management Announces Franchise Expansion in Mississippi

Premier Pools and Spas, the largest and fastest growing swimming pool company in the country, has announced the addition of a Mississippi franchisee to their growing company. Paul Porter, franchisor and CEO of Premier Franchise Management, the franchisor for Premier Pools & Spas chose Jimmy Holston of Gulfport, Mississippi to become the first Mississippi franchisee in Premier Pools & Spa’s 28 year history. Porter chose Holston to operate in the Gulfport, Biloxi area of Mississippi.


Holston is a well-known and established builder in the Gulfport, Biloxi area and has more than 25 years of pool and construction expertise. Holston’s love of pool building stemmed from a gift. His parents had purchased him a fiberglass pool as his high school graduation present, and he went to work for that very company. By 1998 Holston had started his own pool building company. With numerous franchisee applications coming across Paul Porter’s desk every month, Holston’s application stood out. “I have a deeply rooted sense of responsibility that stems from a desire to protect the industry that has made my dreams come true. Jimmy Holston’s goals, ambition and heart are in line with Premier Pools & Spas’ mission. We are ecstatic to have him come on board,” Porter stated


The selection process for new franchisees consists of a comprehensive background check and several inquiries to local vendors and distributors, as well as previous customer and personal references. “After almost 20 years of pool building we needed a change in direction to achieve our next level of growth. We felt led to Premier due to their national success but also the overwhelming sense of family. We feel that Premier will take us to the next level of pool building excellence,” Holston said. For more information on how to become a Premier Pools and Spas’ franchisee, please visit our website or call Brian Porter, Vice President of Premier Pools & Spas, at (916) 220-2194.


About Premier Pools and Spas
Since 1988, Premier Pools and Spas has built over 50,000 custom pools and knows what it takes to achieve high-quality results within the customer’s budget. Premier Pools and Spas has won numerous local and national awards including several APSP International Awards of Excellence for Design, 2006 National Pool Builder of the Year and 2012 US #1 Ranked National Pool Builder by Pool & Spa News.