Since its founding by parent company Buzz Franchise Brands in 2016, Pool Scouts has continued to shake up the pool maintenance and repair industry by bringing quality, consistency and an unparalleled level of customer service to every market it serves. The brand’s latest initiative has been its strategic growth plan, aiming to bring Pool Scouts’ quality services to even more customers nationwide. So far in 2018, the company has celebrated fifteen new territory signings including recent openings in Hilton Head, SC, Savannah, GA, Long Island, NY, Sugar Land, TX, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, St. Augustine, FL, Boca Raton, FL, McKinney, TX and Memphis, TN.
“Our team was working diligently on recruiting during the second half of 2017. Because of that, we were able to welcome more than a dozen new franchisees to the Pool Scouts family,” said Timothy Holadia, Pool Scouts Director of Development. “We’ve established a solid foundation and know that this momentum will continue as we look to more than double our existing presence in the year ahead.”
While going from 15 to 30 franchise owners might seem like a lofty goal, Holadia and the rest of the leadership team at Pool Scouts feel confident that they can achieve this level of rapid growth for two reasons. The first is the sheer size of the pool industry, with 10 million Americans across the country that enjoy the luxury of having a pool in their own backyard. However, many markets in the U.S. are underserviced, with a large number of pools per capita and few professional pool maintenance services available. Pool Scouts aims to change this by opening locations in metropolitan areas that have a heavy pool presence including Atlanta, Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Diego and Boston.
“We’ve made great strides opening in cities with a large number of residential pools, but there are still areas of the country where we need to get our feet on the ground,” said Michael Wagner, President of Pool Scouts. “We are looking for more business-minded entrepreneurs to join our team so we can continue expanding on a national scale.”
Pool Scouts’ low-cost franchise model is the second key factor that will fuel its growth. Pool Scouts prides itself on the flexible model, starting with the lowest franchise fee in the industry, $12,500, with a total initial all-in cost between $54,500-105,000. With a recurring revenue model, no need for a physical retail location, and a leadership team capable of running a 500-unit company, Pool Scouts has become a competitive force in franchising.
As an emerging brand with only two years under its belt, Pool Scouts has also been able to earn national recognition through parent company Buzz Franchise Brands, giving the brand an even greater advantage to recruit franchisees into a system built upon credibility through high achievements.
“So far in 2018, Buzz Franchise Brands has been recognized by both the Inc. 500 and Inc. 5000 as a top workplace, as well as being listed among the publication’s fastest growing companies, bringing even more qualified individuals to our growing system,” Wagner said. “None of this would be possible without our hardworking franchisees and the technicians and office managers that support them systemwide. We see these accolades as a sign that we have a great team in place that will aim to continue delivering the best services for both our franchisees and our customers.”
Pool Scouts currently has locations across nine states, including Texas, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, New York and Virginia. With a growing number of homeowners adding pools to their backyards, the company’s growth proves that it continues to provide a vital service to communities and a premier business option for future franchisees.