After 28 years of leading APSP’s efforts developing technical standards, Carvin DiGiovanni has...
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Ledge Lounger has been ranked No. 420 on the 36th annual Inc. 5000, a prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful independent companies in America, and has in the past included internationally known companies like Microsoft, Under Armour, Zappos, LinkedIn and more.
The average company on the list achieved a three-year average growth of 481 percent. Ledge Lounger’s three-year sales growth was an impressive 1045.4 percent, growth that pushed the company to grow its team from five to 25.
Christopher Anderson founded Ledge Lounger in 2011. His vision was to create something sleek, comfortable and designed specifically for tanning ledges and Baja shelves, which were beginning to grow popular in pool design. His background in the pool industry gave him insight to the challenges this product needed to endure, like pool chemicals, harsh weather and UV exposure. His first design was Ledge Lounger’s signature Chaise, which is still its most popular product. Today the line includes a variety of seats, tables, umbrellas and accessories, all designed for in-water use.
“We are creating a lifestyle. We want our customers to feel as though they have a private escape from everyday life, and that a day at the pool is the ultimate, relaxing, luxurious experience,” Anderson says.
The full list of Inc. 5000 winners is available here.
We always say that pool construction tracks closely with housing starts, and historically that has always been the case. But is that still true? And are there other economic indicators that are as correlative with the state of the pool industry?
Indeed, pools have tracked with housing starts. But then, in 2011, things began to change. Starts stopped prompting pools. Moreover, two new indicators began to explain a lot of things about the floundering pool business.
Here at AQUA, we spend a lot of time discussing the in's and outs of your work life, but what about life outside of work? On our Facebook page, we asked you to tell us about the hobbies and passions you enjoy off the clock. We got a wave of responses that included everything from motorcycling to music to statue making!
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Poolwerx recently partnered with Redlands Pool & Spa Center in California to be the latest franchise addition to the Poolwerx business.
“Pool maintenance is something that’s required year-round, and it is our mission to make sure consumers know the importance of creating safe pools for their family and friends nationwide,” says John O’Brien, CEO and founder of Poolwerx.
Sharon and Cal Boothby, the owners of Redlands, are a husband and wife duo who have been in the pool...
For landscape lighting designer Scott Armusewicz, Jr., it's all about discovering possibilities after the sun goes down. As lead lighting designer with Hamptons Landscape Lighting (Southampton, N.Y.), Armusewicz says he's always on the lookout for opportunities to create unique effects while also being sensitive to the client's needs.
"It's all about finding that unique piece that will give the client something special, but at the same time give them exactly what they're looking...