Custom Molded Products, LLC recently announced its latest acquisition of Bobé Water & Fire, LLC, located in Phoenix, Ariz. and manufacturer of outdoor decorative fire features, scuppers, water/fire pots, spillways and other unique metal fabricated products. CMP is a leading supplier of white goods, advanced sanitizers, pool waterfalls and innovative LED products and now adds the elements of fire and metal to its product mix with this latest transaction.

This is the fourth acquisition for CMP and reflects the company’s commitment to expand its premium line of pool design features as an important part of its growth strategy. Bobé brings new artisan-level metal fabrication capabilities for CMP as well as unique technical knowledge about the application of fire and water features in swimming pool and backyard design.

Bill Drury, CEO and president of CMP, says his company recognizes the Bobé team as the experts in fire technology for the outdoor recreation industry. “Bobé represents an exciting opportunity for us. They know more about the science and engineering associated with fire and water features than anyone else in our industry. They have a great product line, but, equally important, they have great ideas for future products. We can help by providing resources to get these ideas developed and delivered to market quickly and consistently.”

Bobé was founded in 2008 by the brother and sister team of Kris Kesler and Julie Crone. They began with the commitment to evolve, develop and “re-think” their product offering while exceeding customer expectations. Kris and Julie will remain with the company, and the Bobé team will continue operating out of the Phoenix location. “We are excited to join the CMP family and contribute to their growth and product diversification strategy,” says the pair.

Bobé innovation and products will benefit from the award-winning customer service and extensive supply chain capabilities of CMP. Customers of both organizations will benefit from a diverse selection of current products and enhanced new product development. The Bobé acquisition completes the CMP offering of aesthetic outdoor features, joining CMP water features, LED water features and LED lighting.