,

Franchisee Profile: Angie Bradsher of Montgomery, Alabama

Name: Angie Bradsher
Opening Date: February 27, 2012                                             

Angie Bradsher is from Montgomery, Alabama and has lived there her entire life. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from Troy State University. Angie’s previous work experience was in pharmaceutical sales for GlaxoSmithKline and real estate development sales for Waters Real Estate Development. She is currently the co-owner of America’s Swimming Pool Co. servicing Montgomery County,Alabama.

How did you learn about the brand?
My husband and I have a family friend that lives in Macon, Georgia, who told us about the company. Our friend knew that we had always wanted to go into business for ourselves and had nothing but good things to say about America’s Swimming Pool Co. and their success. We immediately began doing a market analysis to decide if there was a great enough need for ASP within our community. After completing our research, we concluded that ASP was a perfect fit for our lives and the Montgomery community.
 What was appealing to you about joining a franchise system?
The most helpful thing about being part of a franchise system is the years of prior experience and the support of other franchisees. Even though we are a new business in the community, we feel that ASP has set us up for great success within the pool service industry
What makes your business different?
What sets ASPapart from the competitors is that we pride ourselves on offering the greatest customer service and dependability within the pool industry. We make it a point to listen to our customer’s needs so that we can better serve them. The support of ASP combined with our commitment to customer service offers our customers the benefit of a locally owned and operated business with the support of a larger, national company.
In addition, we have invested in Brad Cole, a longtime friend and expert in the pool maintenance industry, to be our Operations Manager. We feel that Brad’s abilities will help to further our successes and allow us to bring an even greater service to the community.
What challenges have you overcome to get where you are now?
The greatest business challenge for us right now is managing our goals. We are currently ahead of schedule, as far as our goals are concerned, and we want to make sure that we create challenging yet obtainable goals for the continued growth of our business. ASP has given us the support we need to develop a solid business plan for the coming years. 
Do you see any parallels between your previous work and now?
The parallels are relationships. One of my strengths over my career has been the ability to relate to people and build relationships. We treat our customers as friends because we care about them.
What are your expansion or development plans?
Right now we are focused on growing our business, building relationships, and servicing our customer’s pools. Ultimately we would like to open an ASP retail store in Pike Road so that we can better serve the community at large.
Do you have any other interesting hobbies or passions?
I love fitness and exercise! I run and weight train regularly throughout the week for fun. However, my greatest passion is my family. I love them so much and spend as much time with them as possible.
America’s Swimming Pool Company, the Nation’s most respected swimming pool maintenanceand pool repair franchise, was established in 2001 by Stewart Vernon of Macon, Georgia. The company was built on the belief that providing the highest-quality pool maintenance with competitive pricing and a high level of dependability will attract customers. Since 2005, ASP has expanded into 93 territories in the Southeast, servicing over 175 cities and nine states across the country. At this point, the company manages over 60 million gallons of water per week and renovates or remodels more than 250 pools each year. For information, please visit www.ASPpoolco.com