America’s Swimming Pool Company recently announced that it has awarded franchise rights to its 100th franchise owner — a lofty milestone for the company, which has been establishing franchises since 2005.

“Hitting the 100th franchise owner mark is a significant milestone and a huge achievement for our company,” founder Stewart Vernon says. “The franchise development team at corporate does a great job with getting new owners interested in our unique franchise model, but the best reason why so many new franchise prospects join ASP are the validation calls with our current owners. This means a lot and helps us know that we are doing things right.”

According to Vernon, a typical ASP franchise owner is looking to move out of the corporate work environment and invest in an opportunity to build something for themselves. They are leaders who want the freedom that comes with small business ownership without having to risk the uncertainty of the unknown.

The company has also garnered widespread acclaim for its program that awards franchises to military veterans.

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“Right now is an exciting time to be a part of the ASP family,” adds Jef Flournoy, the company’s vice president of franchise sales and development. “In the past year, we announced our highest ranking of #101 by Entrepreneur Franchise 500, were awarded a Top 10 Best Franchise for Veterans by Military Times and received national recognition by top-tier publications such as SUCCESS Magazine and The Huffington Post. We will continue to expand our reach and achieve new milestones.”