Bob Lauter, CEO of Master Spas, was inducted into the Greater Fort Wayne Business Hall of Fame at the Junior Achievement Business Education Leadership Awards. Established by Junior Achievement in 1984, the hall of fame recognizes entrepreneurs for their contribution to their industry, business and community.

“I’m honored to be recognized by such an inspiring organization and to be included alongside some of the very best business leaders in our community,” Lauter says. “I believe the work that Junior Achievement does to foster the next generation of entrepreneurs is incredibly impactful, so to be honored by them is really special.”

“Bob Lauter was willing to take a risk, and through innovation, perseverance and hard work, built an amazingly successful business,” says Lena Yarian, president of Junior Achievement of northern Indiana. “Lauter values his team and recognizes the importance they have played in the company’s success.”

In addition to his work in the hot tub industry, Lauter is also committed to giving back to the community. In 2010, Master Spas started the NAZ Project to fund an elementary school building in Jamaica. In Fort Wayne, Master Spas supports local youth through numerous programs with The Crossing and an internship program for local high school graduates and college students.